engravedsignIf you were looking for small signs that don’t need to be visible from far away and don’t need to be illuminated, then you may want to consider using engraved signs. Engraved signs are used by thousands of businesses and establishments all across the country. Some of the most common examples of engraved signs are the wall signs that identify individual people’s offices as well as the signs in front of public bathrooms. Engraved signs are preferred to other types of signs because they are inexpensive, manufactured quickly, and can look very professional.

Engraved signs are created by engraving the graphics or letters directly into the material. Some signs are engraved by laser, but many others are still engraved by traditional techniques. If they need to be done on a budget, they can be engraved on acrylic or fiberglass, or they can look more professional if engraved on metal or glass. Though they typically just display letters and numbers, graphics can also be engraved. If the graphic is extremely detailed, you may need to contact an engraver that use laser engraving and you may lose some of that detail in the final product. Engraved signs can be made out of a number of different materials including:

  • Metal (including stainless steel, brass, and others)
  • Glass
  • Acrylic
  • Wood
  • Fiberglass

Engraved signs can serve a number of purposes. They are often used to identify rooms, offices, and businesses. They are also great for displaying addresses, directories, or any other type of information. Because they are not illuminated, engraved signs are mostly used indoors where they will have a source of lighting. They can also be used outdoors, but keep in mind that they may be hard or impossible to read at night. Whatever use you have in mind, engraved signs are an inexpensive and highly customizable option.