The Best Engraved Signs

The best engraved signs are the ones that are easy to order and are delivered for free on time and as promised. Action Engraving makes it easy to order engraved signs. Thousands of customers have ordered their plastic engraved signs from us in the over 20 years of us serving businesses around the country. We are the chosen engraved sign provider for some of the most successful electrical contractor, construction, manufacturing and facility management businesses in the U.S. We not only make it easy to order engraved signs, we make it headache-free in all phases from ordering to receiving your engraved signs.

Metal Engraved Signs:

We engrave your sign on the chosen metal and carefully package your order so it arrives without scratches or dents. We package or order so it is very organized so you installation is quicker and easier. You can see how carefully we package your order in our unpacking video, and shipping is free.

Plastic Engraved Signs:

Our signs give you years of indoor and outdoor durability. Weather resistant and UV resistant materials ensure that our signs withstand the test of time and inclement weather.

Mounting Engraved Signs:

Your design is engraved on our high quality metal and plastic signs work just as well on an office door as an exterior wall. Simply choose from mounting options to meet your requirements. Choose from Velcro to industrial-quality adhesive, magnetic, and pre-drilled holes for using ties and screws.

  • Our signs are available in many two-color and three-color optoins
  • We have a large stock of of sizes in both metal and engrave-able plastic
  • Adhesive, Velcro, magnet & screws are options for mounting your sign
  • Your sign size and number of characters will influence the size of the font – we work with you to create the best looking sign
  • We engrave logos and other imagery
  • Most orders are ready the next day and shipped free throughout the United States.

If you have questions or want to submit your order for your engraved sign, here’s how!

Engraved Signs

Engraved Signage for Graybar

When you need engraved device covers and panel labels and tags, we can help. We’ve done dozens of projects for Graybar all over the country, Action Engraving Vendor # 484766.

Delivery

Your order is ready the next day. We ship nationwide via UPS – always with tracking. We can ship your order directly to your office, your warehouse, or your job site. 

Lead Time

There is no wait time before work can get started because of our proximity to your Dallas distribution center. We also keep a lot of your inventory in stock in case there’s a rush order. We engrave the blanks, package them carefully, and ship them out next day to your requested destination.

Graybar-branded Proofs

We also provide Graybar-branded digital proofs/samples so you and your customer can see how everything will look in advance. If you would like to see some examples of the work we do for Graybar as well as a digital proof/sample, there’s a link to our Graybar webpage below.

If you have any questions or would like an immediate quote, call me or text 817-504-2836 or email mike@action-engraving.com.

Price

Because of the volume of business we do with Graybar, we provide special pricing.

Free Fast Shipping to your office or project site.
Digital Sample/Proof with Graybar brand.
engraved commercial construction products
Thousands of projects completed for Graybar locations all over the country.

When you need engraved device covers and labels, Action Engraving can help. When you’re ready to get an estimate on your next job, we’ll provide it in just minutes.

Engraved Device Covers

Engraved Panel Labels

Decals

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Engrave Device Covers: Over 10,000 completed

At Action Engraving and Signage, we engrave device covers, electrical switch plates and outlet covers to meet the requirements of your particular job. We engrave plates that are installed in many commercial buildings such as data centers, hospitals and office buildings. Some of our wall plate engraving work can be seen in hospitals all over the country. The wall plates we engrave are for new construction and renovations. Stainless steel and plastic cover plates are engraved, engraved and color filled, or etched to fulfill permanency requirements for identifying circuits such as those connected to emergency backup power.

Engraved Plates for Electrical Contractors

We are an excellent choice for electrical contractors nationwide. We engrave device covers and ship directly to the electrical contractor, whether shipping is to the project onsite or to the electrical contractor office. We ship with tracking, so you always know where your engraved plates are, and can be confident they are on time so your project is not delayed. This is especially important when there is an inspection scheduled, and the engraved wall plates must be installed to pass inspection and meet code.

Engraved Device Covers for Electrical Supply Distributors

Action Engraving is also a trusted partner for many electrical supply houses and electrical supply distributors that have customers who needs outlet boxes and wall plates engraved before the can be delivered to the electrical contractor. In many cases, we engrave the device covers for a distributor’s client, and ship the engraved plates directly to the customer’s job site on the electrical supplier’s behalf. This keeps the electrical supplier headache-free when it comes to engraving wall plates for their electrical contractor customers.

Experience Engraving Wall Plates

For over 20 years, we have engraved device covers including switch plates, outlet covers, and other receptacle covers. Hundreds of electrical contractors all over the country rely on use for engraving wall plates. Dozens of electrical supply distributors nationwide trust us to engrave device covers for their clients.

How to get an estimate for engraved device covers

We estimate your job within minutes. Email us at mike@action-engraving.com, or text/call us at 817-504-2836, or use our contact form where you can even attach your list, job spec or drawing.

engraved switchplates, wall plates and device covers engraved

Engraved device covers for electrical contractors and electrical supply distributors.

Examples from our past device cover engraving projects below:

Engraved Labels: The Best 3 Mounting Options

After we have engraved labels for electrical or construction, and the labels or tags have passed our quality assurance process, we take into consideration the chosen mounting option which is predetermined and by several factors. Factors for mounting include the surface the engraved sign will be mounted on and the environment the tag will be placed in.

It’s common that we consider four options for mounting these labels: self adhesive tape, drill holes for screws, drill holes for beaded chains or nylon ties, and magnetic labels. We can help our customers determine the best mounting options for their projects, and some jobs require the use of more than one mounting option.

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Adhesive Tape Backing for Engraved Labels

For meany of the engraved tags and we send out, we put self adhesive tape on the back.

Does adhesive backing work well for engraved tags?

It is very strong and weather resistant. It makes the engraved sign very very difficult to remove. This adhesive backing on our engraved tag with adhesive backing is excellent for indoor or outdoor application. It’s a good alternative to screws. Using our double sided tape means your engraved tag immediately sticks to smooth and rough surfaces, and makes a long-lasting, weatherproof bond ideal for indoors and outdoors.

Installation of labels with adhesive backing

The industrial-strength double sided tape backing on your engraved labels means a quick installation for your engraved tags on panels, doors, machinery, metal, plastic, glass, cement, ceramic and more. Your tag will hold in place permanently and not be removed. However, if your engraved label will be exposed to harsh chemicals or solvents (if the area continually needs to be washed down or if there are solvents and oils that the label will come into contact with) adhesive may not be the right mounting option for your project.

Engraved Label Adhesive Backing – How Strong is it?

This video shows the strength of Industrial double sided tape backing on your engraved labels

Signs, Labels and Tags engraved

Drill Holes for Engraved Labels

Engraved tag drill hole options

Using drill holes for 1) screws, 2) chains, or 3) straps used to mount engraved electrical device covers and switch plates has been a standard mounting option for a long while. Although this is an older method for mounting engraved signs and labels, using drill holes as the attachment method for your engraved tag to label your machinery is an excellent way to install your engraved signage. Drill holes can be used for fastening labels to a surface with screws, or for threading beaded chains or nylon ties through the holes to affix to the surface which is often used for pipes and engraved valve tags.

When to use drill holes for engraved labels

Any surface that should not be punctured should not use screws and chain or straps is a better method. Brass and stainless steel chain is very resistant to chemicals and weather, and is often used on pipes.

Magnetic Engraved Labels

What is a magnetic engraved tag?

Another option for mounting your engraved labels is one of the newest options for mounting engraved signs- it’s using sheet magnet. Sheet magnet is a thin layer of plastic embedded with particles of magnetized steel. There are millions of these steel particles in every sheet of this plastic, but the plastic remains flexible and adheres strongly to steel extremely well.

When to use a magnetic engraved sign

Because the label is flexible, it is additionally adherent as it can flex with the surface it is placed on. It’s a good option for identification of a curved or somewhat irregular surface.

Magnetic engraved labels adhere more strongly that you might think, but these labels aren’t considered a “permanent marking” care must be taken when choosing this type of engraved label mounting. Their ability to be removed and placed elsewhere is a strength however, when you may need to label something temporarily or to rotate or move the label to reflect a status that is ever changing.

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Engraved Labels Material Options

When you need engraved labels, material options usually include plastic, stainless steel or another metal like aluminum or brass, and are engraved with a combination of characters (letters, numbers or symbols) dictated by our customer. Considerations for label material choice include whether the label will be placed in an indoors or outdoor environment, the requirement for the color of the label and the color of the lettering, the surface the engraved label – whether it be metal, plastic, glass, wood ceramic or another surface, and resiliency requirements in the job specification.

Plastic Labels Engraved

Because quality is so importing to all of us with Action Engraving, all of our labels are made from UV resistant plastic material at no extra charge, making them excellent for indoor or outdoor Use. In addition there are over a dozen color choices for engraved plastic labels. Our customers use our plastic labels for general manufacturing and labeling electrical systems, control consoles and many other types of signage. Our plastic labels are a good fit for commercial and light industrial applications because they are more flexible than metal tags. We get the information to engrave on plastic labels from from job specs, spreadsheets, emails, and sometimes hand written.

engraved labels made from plastic

Stainless Steel Engraved Tags

Our engraved Stainless Steel labels have a very high resistance to chemicals and can handle the solvents and abrasion of frequent wash downs either indoor or outdoors. The marking on engraved stainless steel can be black or paint filled with color, usually red.

Stainless Steel Engraved Labels with Drill Holes

Other Metal Labels Engraved

Engraved anodized aluminum labels are often used for identification in indoor environments. Engraved brass labels are more often used for outdoor purposes like hydraulic systems and marine use because brass labels better stand up to weather.

engraved painted aluminum label sign

Contact us today about how we can help you with your device cover engraving needs.

Engraved Stainless Steel Device Covers the Right Way

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Most engraved stainless steel wall plates are often recommended for use in food processing plants, dairies, chemical plants, and other industrial, institutional, and commercial applications where corrosive atmospheres exist as they are made from an alloy that has superior resistance to corrosion. Stainless steel device covers can be eengraved up to 5 ­gangs high and 10­ gangs wide.

After the stainless steel device covers are engraved, they are re-packaged in protective film, together with their finish-matching screws and we take special care when shipping engraved steel wallplates as they can scratch and dent if not carefully packaged.

Types of Engraved Stainless Steel Device Covers

We engrave many types of stainless steel device covers and box covers, including switch plates, single and duplex receptacles, Decora, GFI, and more.

How we Engrave Stainless Outlet and Switchplate Covers

Laser engraving stainless steel device covers, wallplates, outlet covers, or receptacle covers, requires a marking agent that’s applied to the stainless steel to be engraved. The laser then hits the the steel and results in permanent black markings. When engraving multi-gang stainless steel plates, the area over each gang available for a line of text.

What we watch out for when engraving device covers

Attention is required when engraving stainless steel device covers because the mounting holes take up more area than is usually perceived. Engraving on the curved portion of the device cover results in a marking that is less readable and therefore less desirable. Modifications to the font, size or kerning of the characters can ensure that the markings are easily readable.

Engraving Wall Plates from Stainless Steel

This video shows how we engrave stainless steel receptacle covers

Stainless Steel Engraving Projects

We are experts in engraving device covers for hospitals, who have requirements for circuits with back up power and engraving switch plates for hospitals too. We have engraved stainless steel device covers for many hospitals including:

Texas Health Specialty Hospital
Regency Hospital of North Dallas
Plano Specialty Hospital
Parkland Memorial Hospital
John Peter Smith Hospital
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Charlton Medical Center
Legacy Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
Professional Perimeter Behavioral Hospital
and many more.

Why Our Stainless Steel Engraving is the Best

We engrave stainless steel device covers and wall plates sourced by our clients and delivered to us, and we have also sourced them for our clients and engraved the device covers then delivered or shipped to our client.

Contact us today about how we can help you with your device cover engraving needs.




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