Our collection of Glass Plaques is a twist on the traditional award plaque. We carry multiple traditional glass plaques to choose from, plus we also offer custom sand etched glass plaques - choose from six glass colors, handsomely made of ¼” thick diamond beveled and polished glass. We take the ordinary and make it extraordinary by deep sand etching our glass, then color filling to add the finishing touch. Beautiful sand etched glass plaques by Newline Trophy can’t be beat. . .
Blue Mirror Plaque W/ Blue Marbleized Brass Plate | 3 Sizes Available | Engraving Included
At Newline, you will find glass plaques that are completely different than traditional glass with engraved plates. Our glass plaques are unique because we sand etch our glass using a process of mechanically bombarding the glass plates with high pressured adhesive grit. We then color fill with gold, silver, black or white enamel to enhance the deep sand etched image.
A lot of work goes into the preparation of our glass for sand etching. Our artists begin with your graphics and text, creating a preproduction proof to be emailed - so you know exactly what your etched glass plaque will look like. Once all approvals are complete, our glass is expertly covered with a non-PVC sand carving film allowing for highly-detailed images when laser engraved. Once covered, the glass plaques are placed into one of our industrial laser machines to remove just the masked areas to be etched. The masks are then inspected for accuracy, the edges of the plaques are covered with masking and the plaques are moved into our industrial sand etching compartment where we hand sand etch each with care and attention to detail.
Unlike traditional sand blasting, Newline uses a fine grit 180# aluminum oxide to produce multiple micro craters in the glass – creating fine detailed graphics and text in our plaques. The aluminum oxide grit is forced via high pressured air through a ceramic nozzle pointed directly at the glass to sand etch deep enough for enamel color filling.
After etching, the plaques are inspected for accuracy - to make certain the areas carved are consistent in depth. Our craftsmen then remove the sand carving film and clean the glass carefully making sure to remove the aluminum oxide particles which could potentially scratch the polished glass. Newline offers 5 options of etched glass plaques – natural (no color fill), gold leaf, silver leaf, black and white enamel as an attribute choice on our product description pages.
Of course, we are available to discuss your project to determine if glass plaques are right for your recognition program. We Ship Free on Glass Plaque orders over $100 and always offer Unlimited FREE Engraving - Newline delivers FAST with the best customer service online. . .