Rotary Engraving Fonts & Designs

Here are our most commonly used fonts for rotary engraving.

The 5L or 2L refers to how many lines are used to make the letter, so the more lines the more filled in the letter will be. The 2L fonts are more of an outline font.

We generally use the Goudy 5L and Times 8L for plaque engraving. We tend to use Goudy 5L or Roman 3L for trophy plate engraving. For medals and medallions we use Helvetica 4L or Roman 3L. Many individual perpetual plaque plates are engraved with New Century 2L. Gift items look great with a Script font and the US Block 1L font is used more for engraving small plastic signs.

The designs below can be added to break up text in a plaque or a small gift item. See how they can be used in some plaque layout examples here.


Keep in mind that if the item can be laser engraved or color sublimated we have 1,000s of other fonts and images that can be used. Click here to see laser engraving examples for awards.