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.
Rotary Engraved Materials
All the medals we engrave are rotary engraved. Many styles are shown above.
Most of the trophy plates and some plaque plates are rotary engraved. The images above show gold aluminum rotary engraved for trophy and plaque plates.
Brass Plated Steel
The example above shows a purple brass plate rotary engraved with text, a design element, and a box border. Brass plated steel sheet stock comes in many colors and engraves gold. This material is typically used for plaque plates.