Anyone have a good source for engraved brass plates? I have been seeing some recently that are color engraved. I would appreciate a source if anyone knows of one. Thanks in advance and hello to everyone I met at the WCAF Show. A great, great show!
Quality House Engraving is the company that is endorsed by the fanchise. I don't use them though. The first time I contacted them the woman who answered the phone wouldn't give me her last name. What's up with that? I'm a customer, not a stalker. The second thing I didn't like is that they don't have a web site. Their samples look nice though. They can be reached at 608-328-8381
I have thought about ordering via mail. I have found a trophy company locally. He does them the same day and its not an expensive product to begin with. I wouldn't dare order them until you first check locally. It will make you feel better and how many threads have we read about "networking?"
Thanks Jay I appreciate your concern. That "raceway" is not a place that I as a female would want to go alone... and Sevierville - uh, I could go to West Knoxville quicker than I can Sevierville on most days.
Once, we had friends coming here from Richmond, KY, and then we were going on to Pigeon Forge (2 miles past Sevierville.) It took longer for us to get to Sevierville than it took them to get to Kodak from Richmond, KY.
Yea it might be a bit far. Some phone book has it at 8 mile. Rand McNally has it at 18 miles from your door to theirs.
Having visited that area before, I would say that a good number of your customers drive much futher than that. But it's probably futher than you care to drive for a $4 plate. Might call. Might just turn into something.
I've had three different local engraving establishments go belly up on me in 4 years. I finally gave up and went to Sign Design a couple months ago because I just did not have the time to look for another local engraver. They did a beautiful job and I too found them from their PPFA connection. I'll probably search for another local engraver but I will continue to use Sign Design because they did a beautiful job and turn around time was actually faster than one of my last local guys.
In the vein of the subject. I am looking for a good supplier of the plates that are black coated in 5x7 and 8x10 in size. Not for engraving but coating with palladium emulsion for tintype photography. If you know of a good supplier let me know. Those I have tried so far dont' want to sell them this way.