Wall & Podium Plaques for the Federal, State, County and City Governments, the Military, Courts, and Police and Fire Departments
A few examples of our custom carved 3-D and 2.5-D Wall Plaques of Federal, State, City and Military Seals, Emblems, Crests, Insignia, Badges and Logos
This page provides a summary and examples of our standard, personalized, and custom 3-D, 2.5-D, and engraved wall plaques that we design and fabricate for the military; federal, state and county, city and village governments and their departments, agencies, legislatures and courts; police & fire departments; colleges, schools, companies, clubs, churches, and homes. Art Sign Works Also makes & sells factory-direct high-quality custom 3-D & 2.5-D dimensional carved wood, High-Density-Urethane (HDU), and metal wall and podium plaques, command & award Boards, and Base entrance and building Signs for the Military and their contractors throughout the USA and overseas. We also make plaques of the six Service seals for recognition and memorial displays for Veteran organizations and community centers. All of our plaques & signs are made in the USA by American craftsmen. Our wall and podium plaques can have any of the design styles shown in Product Lines 1, 2, 3, 7,and 7A, described in our Product Line webpage.
If you have just entered our website and you want an overview of our company and all our products, including signs for private commercial and residential customers, please start with our Home page (in gray navigation box upper left). We also have another major website featuring our wall & podium plaques, for the Wood & Metal Plaque Company , www.woodmetalplaques.com (click to visit). This website has photos of over two thousand more plaques displayed than this website does, including recent ones, and is easily navigated. If you are looking for a wall or podium plaque, we recommend you go that website instead of this one.
The short video below gives an overview of the creative process we use to make our beautiful and authentic plaques. We take pride in the craftsmanship of each and every plaque we make.
One-minute Video on Wood, HDU and Metal-plated Wall Plaques (click in center arrow)
Plaques for Government & Military Customers, including Government Contractors/Resellers
We will work with you to design and build the custom or personalized plaque or sign you want at a reasonable price and deliver it to you within 5 or 6 weeks. We offer a combination of creativity, quality and value, have a great variety of both standard and custom plaque & sign designs of any size, and take pride in every product we build.
.We offer a 2 yr warranty for every sign or plaque in any climate. We are a small woman-owned business (WOSB) and offer products with prices comparable to those on GSA Schedule 78.For federal contracts, we are listed in SAM (System for Award Management), have a DUNS and a CAGE Number, and can use the Wide-Area Workflow (WAWF) , IPR, or other government agency electronic systems for invoicing and payment. We have approximately 700 contracts or purchase orders each year from Federal and State government agencies, courts, and the military services. We ship overseas and to APO addresses. You can use a credit card, a PO with 30 day net payment, or a contract agreement to purchase our signs and plaques. We take orders from 1 to over 1,000 signs or plaques.
Examples of Custom Dimensional Wall Plaques and Signs
Above are a some examples of custom carved wood and High-Density-Urethane (HDU) wall plaques and signs for the military and federal, state, county and city governments . Over 1200 designs are shown in Photo Galleries 30 through 35 (click on a numbered gray box in the lower left hand margin). We can make custom wall plaques of any size, shape, artwork, and color scheme. We make these out of Mahogany, Cedar, Redwood, HDU, and brass, bronze, copper and aluminum coated HDU.
Carved 3-D Wall Plaque Styles
We offer several product lines of carved 3-D sculptured bas-relief. 2.5-D multi-level raised relief, engraved, and 2-D flat wood, HDU, and metal and metal-plated wall and podium plaques for the Military (DoD, USN, USMC, USAF, USSF, USA, and USCG) , US Federal, State , County, City, Village governments and police, sheriff & fire departments.
Carved 3-D wall plaques decorate the walls of many Federal Government offices. Two of our plaques are in the White House, three are in Air Force 1, over 20 are in the Capitol, and over 40 plaques are in our Federal Courts. We specialize in making custom and personalized dimensional wood and HDU organizational identity, commemorative, recognition, award, retirement and memorial wall plaques and seals for organizations and employees. We make signs and plaques from 10 inches to 10 feet wide. We can make a wall plaque or sign incorporating the design of any seal, crest, logo, emblem, badge, medal, shoulder patch, coat-of-arms, drawing, painting, or photo. If you can describe it or give us a photo, picture, or drawing, we can make your custom sign or plaque.
Recent Plaques We Have Made
Above are a few of the over 800 plaques we designed and made this year. . These include carved 3-D and 2.5-D Mahogany wood and bronze, brass, gold, silver-plated and artist-painted High-Density-Urethane. The wall plaques shown above were made for Federal and State government organizations, military units, police & sheriff departments, churches, and families. To see 2000 more designs, see our other website, Wood & Metal Plaques
Plaque Prices Depend on Size and Style
Our plaques have wide variations in prices, depending on size and style. Table 1 below shows RETAIL prices for various styles and sizes of plaques. You can also download a PDF zoomable copy of this table which is more easily readable by clicking on ASW Plaque Retail Prices. Only our smaller plaques are show in this table; we make round plaques up to 10 feet in diameter and rectangular signs up to 24 feet long. Please call or email us for prices on these large plaques and signs
Our WHOLESALE prices to qualified resellers with a resale license are substantially lower than those in Table 1.
Table 1 - Abbreviated Price List for Round Wall and Podium Plaques for Government Agencies, Courts, Military and Other Customers
Our lowest price plaques, Lines (1) and (2) in Table 1 above, feature digitally-printed full-color giclee vinyl appliques mounted on a round or rectangular a solid wood (Mahogany, Cedar or Redwood) or acrylic base. The prices for this type of small two-dimensional (2-D) flat custom plaque are as low as $115 (Acrylic or Sintra base) These low prices assume we have made a previous plaque of the same artwork design ( featured on one of our Galleries), or for new artwork, that we are provided a print-ready JPEG photo or colored drawing of the artwork for the plaque. These are styles 1.4.1 and 1.4.2 on our Price page of Wood & Metal Plaques website, with examples shown on our 2-D Giclee Plaque web page.
Our carved 2.5-D multi-level or engraved artist-painted plaques, lines (3), (4) and (5) in Table 1 above, have prices approximately twice that of the 2-D flat plaques with giclee printed art. Our more expensive carved 3-D bas-relief artist-painted plaques have prices three to four times as much. These prices depend on the size, material, carving complexity, number of colors, and whether the plaque is gilded with 24K gold or silver leaf.
Prices for custom carved 18 inch diameter 2.5-D artist-painted or metal-plated HDU or stained wood plaques vary from $300 to $500 (lines (3), (4) and (5) above). Prices increase with size. These are our most popular plaques for military units.
3-D Brass--Plated Wall Plaque for Federal Appeal Court
Our premium plaques are carved in 3-D bas-relief, usually using High-Density-Urethane (HDU) as the substrate. These are very high-quality plaques, and are often ordered by federal, state & local government agencies and courts, but also by companies, clubs, and family coat-of-arms. These beautiful custom carved 3-D bas-relief artist-painted or metal-plated plaques have higher prices than the custom carved 2.5-D multi-level relief plaques. These are shown in lines (9), (10), (11) and (12) in Fig 1 above.. Retail prices for 18 inch diameter 3-D artist-painted or metal-plated HDU or stained wood custom plaques vary from $570 to $640. Prices increase with plaque size. These high-quality plaques may require from 6 to 24 hours of machine carving time, and then take 6 to 8 hours of artisan work to hand-sand and artist-brush paint them.
We do not mass-produce our 2.5-D or 3-D plaques using molds; even our most popular "standard" plaques such as the US Great Seal are hand-crafted. Wood plaques have higher prices than High-Density-Urethane (HDU) plaques, and multi-color plaques have higher prices than 1 or 2 color plaques. Metal-plated plaques are more expensive than painted plaques, and 24K gold and silver-leaf gilded plaques have higher prices , because of the cost of materials and time required by our artisans to precisely hand-gild complex shapes.
We also offer solid cast bronze or brass plaques made by the US's largest foundry. These have the highest prices, with the prices of 2.5-D relief plaques in lines shown in lines (10) and (11) in Table 1 above. We also offer custom solid 3-D bas-relief cast plaques in bronze, brass and aluminum metals, but these have higher prices, and are not shown in Fig 1. Call us for prices on these type of plaques.
If you have a photo or drawing of your seal, badge, insignia, crest, or coat-of-arms, we can make a custom 2-D, 2.5-D, or 3-D plaque for you. Our talented graphic artists create 2.5-D or 3-D geometric software models using advanced graphic design programs, which we then use to control the extremely precise 3-D computer-controlled carving machines which carve the plaques to approximate shapes. Craftsmen then hand-sand and hand-carved the plaques to their final shapes.
About 70% of our plaques are carved in 2.5-D multi-level flat or engraved relief, using wood (usually Mahogany, Cedar, or Redwood), or High-Density-Urethane (HDU) as the substrate. These are very popular and look great. Many times the artwork provided to us for custom plaques does not benefit from 3-D rendering, and we recommend 2.5-D relief carving which looks about as good and is about half the price. Our 2.5-D relief plaques carve faster and are much faster to carve and to paint than 3-D bas-relief plaques, so they have lower prices. Most of our military, university and corporate plaques are carved in 2.5-D relief.
3-D Artist-Painted Plaque of the Presidential Seal
We have another major website featuring our wall & podium plaques , at the Wood & Metal Plaque Company , www.woodmetalplaques.com (click to visit). This website has photos of over a thousand more plaques displayed than this website does, including recent ones, and is easily navigated. If you are looking for a wall or podium plaque, we recommend you go that website if you want a wider choice of designs and styles.
Gallery 30 - Federal Government Plaques . We show over 250 US Federal Government seals, and branch (executive, legislative, judicial), department and civilian agency plaques (includes Homeland Security and CIA) in Gallery 30. Additional Federal government plaques are shown on our Federal Seal (click to visit) photo gallery page on our associated website for the Wood & Metal Plaque Company .
Gallery 31 - Military Crest and Seal Plaques and Signs. We show over 600 US Military (DoD and its agencies, Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard) plaques on the 3 pages of Gallery 31. Over 1500 military seal, crest, insignia and command board plaques are shown on the seven (7) Military plaques photo gallery pages on our associated website for the Wood & Metal Plaque Company. These photo gallery pages are the DoD & Agencies, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Air Force and Space Force, the Army , the Coast Guard, and Foreign Military (click on any of these links to visit that photo gallery page on the Wood & Metal Plaque website).
3-D Artist-Painted Plaque of the Great Seal of the State of Florida
Gallery 32 - State Government Seal Plaques. We show over 200 State Government and Agency, Legislature, and court plaques in Gallery 32. Additional State Government Plaques are shown on our photo gallery page State Seals (click to visit) on our associated website , the Wood & Metal Plaque website.
Gallery 33 - County and City Government Plaques. We show over 150 examples of County and City Government plaques, including mayor, city council, agencies, and municipal courts in photo Gallery 33. Additional county, city, town & village seal plaques are shown on our two (2) local government plaque photo gallery pages on our associated website, the Wood & Metal Plaques These pages are County Seals and City/Town/Village Seals and Logos (click on one of these links to visit that page).
3-D Artist-Painted Plaque of a Sheriff's Badge
Gallery 33, page 2 - Police, Sheriff, and Fire Dept. Plaques . We show over 150 examples of wall plaques featuring badges, shoulder patches, logos and insignia for law enforcement, firefighters and other first responders in Gallery 33, page 2. Additional police and sheriff badge, shoulder patch and seal plaques, are shown on our Police & Sheriff plaques (click to visit) photo gallery page on our associated website, the Wood & Metal Plaques. Additional fire department and emergency services badge, shoulder patch and seal plaques are shown on our Fire Department & Emergency Services plaques (click to visit) photo gallery page on our associated website, the Wood & Metal Plaques
Gallery 10, page 2 - Federal, State, County & Municipal Court Plaques . We show over over 100 examples of wall plaques featuring Seals in Gallery 10, page 2. Additional Federal, State and County/Municipal court plaques are shown on our three photo gallery pages for court plaques, Federal Courts, State Courts, and County/Municipal Courts (click to visit), on our associated website Wood & Metal Plaques.