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Wausau Awards & Engraving designs and manufactures a variety of outdoor signs and memorials that are UV stable and weather resistant. Contact us for more information or to order.

Our methods include:

Faux Metal / Acrylic Laminate

Ultra Black Granite & Marble

Black Anodized Aluminum

Stainless Steel

Cast Plaques



An engraved outdoor brushed antique gold sign

An Engraved Outdoor Brushed Antique Gold Sign


Faux Metal Outdoor Signage is the first metallic engraved acrylic laminate engineered and formulated for exceptional corrosion resistance and UV stability. Its integrated hardcoat and sub-surface brush finish provide superior protection for exterior applications and is moisture and fingerprint resistant. Suitable for interior applications as well. This material is easily cleaned without surface marring, and displays a deep brush pattern with a "real" looking metal finish.

faux metal stainless steel engraved sign

A 14" x 18" Outdoor Brushed Stainless Steel Finish (Acrylic Laminate) Engraved Sign


These signs are available with black engraving in four finishes:

Brushed Stainless Steel
Brushed Copper Penny
Brushed Antique Gold
Brushed Bright Nickel

faux metal uv stable acrylic laminate exterior signs

3.75" x 8.75" x 1/8" thick exterior-grade plastic signage.
Top example is Copper, bottom example of Antique Gold.


laser cut exterior grade plastic signage

A custom cut exterior plastic Antique Gold finish cross for installation to a headstone.

We can laser cut virtually any shape, as in the above example. The bevelled appearance of this cross was actually engraved into the cut shape.

Contact us with questions or for a quote.



24 inch by 18 inch black marble tile with etched photos, poem, and text

An Engraved 24" x 18" Black Marble Memorial Stone with Photo and Text

etched black granite memorial

An Engraved 24" x 18" Black Granite Memorial Stone

closeup of an etched black granite memorial

Closeup Of An Engraved 24" x 18" Black Granite Memorial Stone


Ultra black granite and ultra black marble provide a rich dark background for etching photos and text. The black granite has small white flecks - but is a hardier material and more suitable for floor installation. Either black granite or black marble holds up well for outdoor installation.

The black marble we engrave is very dark in color and does not have the white veins commonly associated with marble. Those would reduce the visibility of a photo or lettering etched onto the surface.


closeup of engraved black granite

Closeup of engraved letters in ultra black granite

We engrave 6" x 6", 5" x 7", 8 1/2 " x 11", 12" x 12", and 18" x 24" tiles that can be purchased singly or made into an entire mural. The process is very UV stable and weather resistant. Some clients have purchased individual tiles for outdoor use and affixed them to the flat surfaces of paving stones (sometimes partially buried in the earth - often tilted at an angle) using an outdoor construction adhesive such PL brand.

The engraving can include both text and photos.

In addition to the flat tiles, other specific sizes are available such as this 9" x 12" x 2" thick memorial stone. Contact us with questions.

on a black outdoor memorial stone

An Engraved 9" x 12" x 2" Ultra Black Granite Outdoor Memorial Stone


Laser etching on ultra black granite memorial stone

Closeup of Engraved Text and Photo
On Ultra Black Granite


Original photo processed for laser engraving 

The Original Photo
Used For The Engraving


A laser engraved marble tile

A 6" x 6" Laser Engraved Ultra Black Marble Tile
Ideal for Photo Recreation and Indoor Installation or Outdoor Vertical Installation.
Black Granite looks similar, but holds up better under foot traffic.


Closeup of an engraved marble  tile

Closeup of an Engraved 6" x 6" Black Marble Tile






Black Anodized Aluminum Engraving

Black Anodized Aluminum Engraving
An Ideal Material For Outdoor Signage

Black anodized aluminum makes for an especially weather resistant and UV stable outdoor material for engraving and memorials. The signage can cut to virtually any size within a maximum of 12" x 24". The engraving can include both text and photos.

Closeup of Black Anodized Aluminum Engraving

Closeup of Black Anodized Aluminum Engraving
For Outdoor Signage


a photo engraved into black anodized aluminum

Engraved Photo on Black Anodized Aluminum


full color photo used for the engraving

Original Photo Used For Engraving
On Black Anodized Aluminum





an engraved stainless steel item

Engraved Stainless Steel Time Capsule

Note that this time capsule was provided by customer.
We do not have a source for blank time capsules, but will
be happy to quote you on your provided time capsule.


closeup of stainless steel engraving

Closeup of an Engraved Stainless Steel Time Capsule

a flat stainless steel plate that was engraved

Closeup of an Engraved Flat Stainless Steel Plate

For more information on Stainless Steel engraving,
please visit our Stainless Steel Page.




Cast Metal Outdoor Plaques

For more information on cast metal plaques please visit our cast metal plaques page.


Contact us for more information or to order.




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