Metal Plaques

Meta plaques are a timeless type of sign. Waterproof and long lasting, they are used to honor or memorialize important figures, or are used as a durable an weather proof directional sign to help people around your building. Brooklyn Signs creates custom, detailed custom plaques for any purpose, with great service and affordable prices.

Your Local NYC Plaques and Name Plate Makers

Plaques are found in or on nearly every type of commercial building in NYC in some form. Plaques, which can be made from many different types of metal, provide an attractive and engraved look that is popular on doors, exterior and interior building walls, and even on benches.

Brooklyn Signs is the sign company of choice in NYC for custom plaques, with a range of different options to choose from and competitive costs. Learn more about our plaques or get started with your design by contacting Brooklyn Signs today at (718) 252-7575.

Examples of Our Plaques

Metal Plaque Customization Options and Specs

Plaques are a type of tablet sign. They are usually made with metal. The purpose of plaques is to provide a long lasting, damage resistant sign that appears both professional and timeless, which opens the door to several uses:

  • Naming or dedicating a room or building
  • Providing an award to an employee
  • Creating a damage proof directional sign indicating stairways and bathrooms
  • Memorializing someone that has passed, and more
Like most types of signs, there aren’t many limitations for its uses. They’re seen at courthouses, federal buildings, universities, commercial properties, on sculptures and benches – anywhere where it’s important to have a sign that can withstand the tests of time.
We can create these signs on a variety of different metals, crafting:
  • Stainless Steel Plaques
  • Bronze Plaques
  • Brass Plaques
  • Aluminum Plaques
Plaques are cut via a water jet, and the artwork is engraved onto the metal. Although brass, bronze, and silver are the most common colors, we are able to offer alternative colors to match your themes. Signs can be made both large and small, and the thickness of the metal can vary between 1/8th an inch to 1/2 and inch, with thicker material adding to durability.
All materials are cut to shape, and any painting of the sign to match a specific color is completed in-house.

Benefits of Metal Plaques from Brooklyn Signs

Plaques have long been a classic sign type used across history, and modern custom signs – with more customization options, detail, and material choices – continue that tradition. Some of the benefits of metal plaques include:

We can craft signs that require no-hole installation, custom messaging, and many others, and have benefits that include:

  • Weather Resistant
  • Durable
  • Easy to Clean
  • Capable of Detailed Imagery
  • Resistant to Aging and Decay
Brooklyn Signs is also able to offer additional benefits, including installation services, more detailed engraving, design support, and lower costs. Our turnaround time is between 3 to 4 weeks, but there may be rush delivery available if you need it.

Why Choose Brooklyn Signs for Your Custom Plaques?


We can create brushed plaques, entrance plaques, building name plaques, and many other styles, all in a variety of sizes, colors, and shapes to ensure that you end up with the sign you envisioned.


You can find our plaques all throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Jersey City, and beyond in judge chambers, building entrances, and more. We have designed and fabricated thousands of metal plaques and are confident we can create yours.


We are licensed and insured, and come with a guarantee on all of our work. We also employ the best possible sign designers and fabricators to help guarantee that your sign related needs will be met.

Contact Brooklyn Signs Today for Custom Metal Plaques - And All Your Indoor/Outdoor Signs

We’re not just a sign printing company. We are Brooklyn Signs are a full-service sign fabricator, with the tools and experience needed to craft any type of sign you need. Our metal plaques are a popular choice, and one of many different signs that we have right here at Brooklyn Signs.
If you’d like to learn more about our custom plaques, or you’re ready to get started, give us a call at (718) 252-7575 or fill out our online form.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Resources

What is Your Return Policy?

Your satisfaction is our goal. While we cannot offer returns on most custom products, we will accept any returns when it is our error, and we have created something outside of scope. Any time we have made an error, we will accept a return and discuss the idea of creating a new sign in its place. If you ever receive a broken sign, or you find that a sign isn’t working properly (such as a neon sign), please let us know right away.

What Signs Are Best For Indoors?

All signs last longer when they are inside of your property. Some signs, like neon signs and foam board signs, are almost exclusively meant for indoors. However, metal signs, vinyl signs, aluminum signs, wood signs, and nearly all the signs listed above for outdoor signs also work great as indoor signs depending on your needs.

What Signs Are Best For Outdoors?

There are many different signs that are durable enough for the outdoors. Some of the best materials include wooden signs, aluminum signs, plastic signs, and PVC signs. Banners and vinyl signs can also be great outdoors, but may not be meant to provide you with a permanent sign solution as the weather can cause staining and wrinkles. Many types of lighted signs, such as channel letters and light box signs, are meant for the outdoors.

What Are “Wraps” and How Do They Work?

Wraps are pieces of thin, self-adhesive vinyl. They fit on flat surfaces, such as metal and glass. They can come in black and white or full color, and they pop from whatever surface they are affixed to. We create primarily vehicle wraps and window wraps, branding your property, cars, and trucks and making sure that they provide you with a rolling advertisement that is designed to last.

How Can I Care For My Signs So They Last Longer?

Every sign has its own unique needs. Small metal signs need only be wiped down when it is dusty, and can withstand heavy cleaners. Banners can only be cleaned with gentle soap and water, and can only be rolled up – never folded – or they will have permanent creases and possibly damage the lettering. It is best to ask us after you order your sign, and we’ll gladly give you the information you need to continue to care for your sign.

What Are Sign Rentals?

Creating a custom sign takes time and effort. But not everyone needs a custom sign. Often we’re contacted by those looking for everything from common and unique signs that they can use for a variety of projects – from filming movies to creating a theme at weddings, and more.That’s why we have many different sign rental options available. We have unique bathroom signs, “OPEN” signs, grand opening signs, adult signs (for themed events, plays, and movies) and more. We can’t guarantee that we have every sign in stock, but we do have a huge selection of sign rentals to choose from. Contact us to find out If we have a sign available, and what it would cost to create the sign if we don’t.

Do You Offer Design Services?

Yes. If you have an idea, but need someone to design the sign for you, we can help. We have expert design services with decades of expertise that can create beautiful custom signs that are specific to your needs. We also work with legal and regulatory signs, and can create signs that are easy to read and long lasting.