Portrait & Image options 

Bas Relief

   We start with a photograph. (Although we can use almost any quality photograph, the better the image, the better the modeling effort.) The finished image will be an artist’s interpretation of your photograph. An image of the clay model is sent to you via email for your comments or approval. When approved, the clay model is used for the cast bronze or aluminum casting process. The bas relief is mechanically attached to the cast plaque background. (Standard overall height of 4”to 24”with a finished depth of 3/4”to 1”. Requires a six-week lead time. 

Flat Relief

  An alternative to the expensive and time-consuming process of bas relief, Sundax flat relief plaques are two-dimensional images that are part of a plaque. The process starts with a good quality photograph or illustration from which our craftsmen create a black and white rendering. Suitable for interior or exterior applications, they perfectly fit the bill when your project requires a portrait but the budget won’t allow for bas relief. $325 - level of detail will be based on size and preference. Price shown does not include the cost of the plaque.

Photo Relief

     A seamless blend of casting and photography, Photo Relief is perfectly suited for unique signage, historical markers, or any plaque that needs to tell a story with words and pictures. Through Sundax innovative technologies, we can use one or more photographs to create a simple and elegant plaque or a breathtaking collage that illustrates the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.” (High quality / resolution photo required)

Etched Portrait on Metal

   The etching process allows you to forever replicate your photograph, line drawing or complex artwork in beautiful detail. This method utilizes a halftone dot pattern made from a 50-line screen. Halftone portraits resemble newspaper photographs, and have visible dot patterns. The etched, recessed dots are filled with black paint to contrast with the brushed finish of the metal background. The best photographs for halftone etched portraits have high contrast tones with bright white areas, dense black areas and minimal gray tones. (Photos that are monotone or have muted colors will produce poor halftone etchings.) Halftone etchings are available in stainless steel, bronze, brass and copper. Up to 9” -

Giclée Print 

   Giclée (pronounced “zhee-clay”) is the term for high quality reproductions of works of art utilizing high-resolution ink-jet printers. Sundax can use this process to apply your images as inserts into your architectural plaques. Our giclée prints render UV-cured, non-elastic inks at up to 1200 dpi resolution. The combination of our high-resolution printing, abrasion-resistant clear coat and premium base materials results in a picture perfect product that is excellent for all indoor applications and even some exterior ones. Add the printing charge from the table at the right to your plaque price.

Etch on Black Granite

   Sundax can engrave your artwork or copy onto polished black granite, which is suitable for interior or exterior applications. Choose from 11 common shapes and sizes as the base material. Utilize the six rectangle or square sizes in tandem to produce artwork over a larger surface area than our maximum single piece size of 18”x 24”