|04-07-2012, 05:38 PM||#1|
Life Support Technician
Join Date: Sep 2005
Can anyone recommend a brass plaque maker?
I'm needing one for a model I'm getting and I looking for something similar to what you get on the PE models. So need a company that can print diagrams (like the Space 1999 logo for instance) as well as lettering. Anyone out there know of one ?
|04-07-2012, 10:36 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Leigh on Sea, Essex
Most local sports trophy engravers can do this sort of thing nowadays as the engraving machines are computer controlled.
As long as you can supply them with a template they can engrave it for you in whatever style you wish.
I had a couple of silver ones made that I got the Apollo 13 crew to sign that I've attached to the base of the Danbury mint Apollo 13 LEM / CSM replica. Well pleased with them.
Last edited by Sage the Owl; 04-07-2012 at 10:39 PM.
|14-07-2012, 09:10 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Manchester, England
Search for 'mechanical engravers' in your area on the net.
These sorts of companies do engraving in brass and stainless all the time.
They're generally economic as it's a competitive business.
I think this company is in your area, but their site is off-line at the moment;
Lofthus Signs and Engraving, www.lofthussigns.co.uk/
I've used this company www.mrsengravers.co.uk for 30+ years for my business.
They're based in Manchester, but they'll post anywhere.
Any engraver will need computer artwork such as DWG, DXF, Illustrator, Corel Draw or Pdf.
A bitmap file (photograph / Jpg) generally won't work unless it's redrawn.
If you need help with the artwork I can help.
The trophy shops I know tend to use a shinny plated metal (nothing like brass) which is generally engraved as just an outline using a diamond tool just into the surface.
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