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Engraving Aluminum?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by HaroldDesign, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. HaroldDesign

    HaroldDesign Very Active Member

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    I'm in need of a plaque for my latest near finished piece of art. A portion of it involves Aluminum, so I would like an Aluminum plaque engraved/etched (how WOULD it be done!?). 3" x 2". Anyone interested? I'm looking to tie this piece up by Friday.
     

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  2. HaroldDesign

    HaroldDesign Very Active Member

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    Here's a poor photo of what it's for. I'll chisel a place for it in the lower left.
     

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  3. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    I'd just sublimate it.
    $9.95+shipping.
     

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  4. HaroldDesign

    HaroldDesign Very Active Member

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    The bear? Then he wouldn't be naked!
    I like your dressed up version of the plaque, but when I was doing similar things I thought was a bit much to have something monumental looking on there. On one hand it suits it, and on the other it goes against the modern qualities, of which, don't much show in the photo.
     
  5. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    no...silly!
    sublimate the plate.

    I just copied your layout, added the wingdings on the divider and scalloped the corners.

    It can be made any way you want.

    You can get it done in any local trophy/awards shop
     
  6. HaroldDesign

    HaroldDesign Very Active Member

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    Local is what I'd call right here on 101, because physically I'll just say they're less than responsive. Probably because it's one thing. Send me a P.M.
    :thankyou:
     
  7. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    PM Sent...

    I wish I could tell what your art was... it looks like you left it in the oven too long
     
  8. HaroldDesign

    HaroldDesign Very Active Member

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    It's a photo of a bear in a literal sense, but it's the combination stained glass, negative white print, burned wood & ground Aluminum that's throwing you off. I'll post better pics...
     
  9. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    Where would the plate go?
     
  10. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Same place all bears go .....in the woods.

    just a guess - carry on.


    wayne k
    guam usa
     
  11. HaroldDesign

    HaroldDesign Very Active Member

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    OOoohh!!!! :Big Laugh

    Believe it or not, it's turning out pretty nice...
     
  12. visualeyez

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    I'd be looking to get about $45 for that engraved in aluminum retail.
     
  13. HaroldDesign

    HaroldDesign Very Active Member

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    Thanks Jiarby!

    It turned out great!
    :thankyou:
     
  14. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    ended up lasering it from soem unfinished 1/8 plywood... the OP will chisel out a hole in the wood and inlay it then finish to match the piece.
     

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