Basic information about our production techniques:
Our metal name plaques are made using two different techniques according to plaque size and order quantity. HAND MADE: for size up to 15 cm (whole plaque or single letters). No minimum order quantity. LASER: for plaques larger than 15 cm. Minimum order quantity of 10 pieces with same design (different text).
|Design:||Hand drawn or PC graphics|
|Names:||Hand written with ink pen, or using PC fonts, according to customer’s request|
|Production:||The artwork is scanned and transferred to the metal sheet which is then hand sawed (see video clips at Metal Name plaques)||The artwork is converted into a file to be used by the laser cut machine (industrial process)|
|Finish:||Polished or with matte lacquer (option in order form)||Raw metal, wet paint or Powder coating|
|Materials avl.:||Brass, Copper, Aluminum||Aluminum, Iron, Stainless steel|
|Weather resistance:||If not lacquered or kept cleaned on regular base, Brass and Copper will get darker during the time getting a natural bronze patina that many may love||Aluminum and Stainless steel have a good weather resistance, while iron will rust if left unpainted. Wet paint or Powder coating preserve metals for many years|
Our ceramic signs are made using two different techniques, MIXED technique or FULL HAND PAINT technique. The technique of each sign is specified in each product page.
FULL HAND PAINT
|Decoration:||Hand drawn and painted||Hand painted|
|Names:||Hand written with ink pen (see video clips at Ceramic Signs)||Hand painted|
|Production:||Design heat printed on tile at 200 °C||Tile baked in ceramic oven|
|Finish:||Smooth and matte||Smooth and matte|
|Weather resistance:||At least five years. Longer data not yet available||No time limit|
The lettering and design are sketched directly on a piece of Jerusalem stone and then hand carved using hammer and chisel.
To inscribe names and icons on our leather bracelets we use the heat-etching technique. The etching work is made by a free hand except for bulk orders. In this case we prepare an aluminum printing block and use a heat press to transfer the design on the leather. The icons are colored with acrylic paint.