term Etching is often confused with the term " Engraving".
They are two totally different processes.
simple terms - Etching is the reproduction of information by an
acid process onto flat metal from photographic film.
- Engraving is the reproduction of information via diamond point
inscription on to a metal base.
Used: Brass, Stainless Steel, Anodised & Raw Aluminium,
and Copper are the main materials used. However, other materials
may be suitable.
Used: - Repetitious work: High volume situations are perfectly
catered for by Etching. These may include I.D PLATES, NAME PLATES,
Commercial situations: Mimic Panels, Machinery Tags, Numerous Name
Plates and Labelling situations are perfectly catered for by etching.
New Buildings: Etching techniques are a great method for identifying
& labelling new buildings. These may include Hospitals, Commercial
establishments, Shopping Centres, Schools & Public Areas, for
General Signage, or for Directories.
Complex Information: Reproduction of DOT Images, Complex Images
& Layouts, Directory Plans and Layouts are all viable via the
Photographs: Any photograph can be Etched onto a flat metal plate.
are some other points that should be recognised about the process
& white lettering is used.
only recognises black & white.
Etching process is acid etched then black/colour filled.
Etching process requires colour separation.
travelshop.com.au (etched plate on display)