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Signage - The Art of Communication

The creation of a sign is a true art. Legibility, content, and design all play a role in communicating your message. Signage can be used to identify a product, control a machine, direct a crowd, or make a statement about a business or a building. 


E.C. Shaw Company can transform your communication needs into the appropriate sign. Individual attention is given to every job to convey the correct mood, direction, and information. Since 1908, we have been perfecting our craft in engraving, etching, casting and photo-imaging metal. Our work can be seen in many of the buildings in downtown Cincinnati, on machinery around the world, and even on the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia.

engraved brass
datamatrix, UPC, bar codes, QR codes

Our Product Line

Anodized Aluminum - The Metalphoto® process seals your information below a layer of anodized aluminum to give you the most durable substate with abrasion, heat, chemical, and sunlight resistance. Anodized aluminum is ideal for nameplates, datamatrix codes, control panels, scales, and bar codes.

Brass - Etched and engraved brass signage communicates prestige, elegance and dignity for a corporation, attorney, museum or a fine home.

Bronze - Cast bronze plaques make a bold statement. The naval bronze used is very durable in many environments including salt-water spray. Sculptured logos, portraits, and borders can be combined with raised copy to create a very unique effect.

Stainless Steel - Etched and engraved stainless steel resists corrosion and offers a clean classic look. Uses include lobby and elevator signage, and nameplates in the food and the nuclear industries.

Magnesium - Deep etched magnesium offers a silver "cast" look at a more economical price.

cast bronze
engraved brass

Plastic - Engraved and vinyl lettered plastic signage is an economical alternative for nameplates, badges, desk signs and suite numbers.

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