Custom Engraving for the Cincinnati Area

Family owned and operated for over 25 years, Fabulous Frames & Art is committed to providing customers with the utmost in quality, selection, and service. We are a full-service engraving, custom framing, and art gallery. Our huge inventory of materials in stock combined with state-of-the-art technology enables us to provide our customers with a quality product at competitive prices with quick turnaround. From creative design through solid construction, our professional staff guarantees a superior job. We have both computerized mechanical and laser engravers.

Nameplate

We engrave metal plaques and plastic signs with any message you want or even a custom logo or other graphic; your valuables will become special and unique.

Signs

Laser Engraving

The maximum size of a piece we can engrave with a laser is 12" x 16"; below is our list of standard sizes, with corresponding prices.

1/2" x 3": $4.00 | 1/2" x 4": $4.50 | 3/4" x 3": $4.50 | 3/4" x 4": $5.00 | 1" x 3": $5.25 | 1" x 4": $5.75 | 1 1/2" x 3": $6.00 | 1 1/2" x 4": $6.75


For laser engraving, we can use any TrueType font; the five most popular are shown below by toggling this link. (Fonts may not show correctly on your computer)

  1. Times New Roman
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  2. Vanessa Regular
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  3. Segoe Script
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  4. Edwardian Script ITC
    Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz 0123456789 ' " ` ´ ‘’ “” ‚ „ ‹ › « » () [] {} < = > ≤ ≠ ≥ ~ ± † ‡ ˜ + - × ÷ ¬ ° ′ ″ ¼ ½ ¾ ¹ ² ³ / | \ , . ; : & ! @ # $ ¢ £ € ¥ ¤ ƒ ª º ¿ ¡ Ññ Ææ Œœ Øø Ðð Þþ ß µ ¶ · ¦ • § % ‰ ^ * _ ? ™
  5. Bodoni MT
    Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz 0123456789 ' " ` ´ ‘’ “” ‚ „ ‹ › « » () [] {} < = > ≤ ≠ ≥ ~ ± † ‡ ˜ + - × ÷ ¬ ° ′ ″ ¼ ½ ¾ ¹ ² ³ / | \ , . ; : & ! @ # $ ¢ £ € ¥ ¤ ƒ ª º ¿ ¡ Ññ Ææ Œœ Øø Ðð Þþ ß µ ¶ · ¦ • § % ‰ ^ * _ ? ™
  6. Clear Specimens

Etching

The maximum size of a piece we can etch is 8" x 10"; the standard sizes and prices are below and are the same as for laser engraving.

1/2" x 3": $4.00 | 1/2" x 4": $4.50 | 3/4" x 3": $4.50 | 3/4" x 4": $5.00 | 1" x 3": $5.25 | 1" x 4": $5.75 | 1 1/2" x 3": $6.00 | 1 1/2" x 4": $6.75

In addition, we can also etch classic brass 1/2" x 3" plates at the standard price, $4.00; classic plates are not available for laser engraving.


For etching, only specific built-in fonts are available; the five most popular are shown below.

Roman 3L, Century 2L, Benguit 6L, News Gothic

Pricing in General

When ordering plastic plates, specify straight or beveled edges. Note: The number of united inches in a plate is the sum of its height and width, in inches.

  • Custom sizes for etching, up to 8" x 10": $2.50 per united inch, with a $15.00 minimum charge.
  • Plastic plates up to 8" x 10": $4.00 per united inch.
  • Engraving, per letter: $0.65 (etching, our plates) | $1.50 (customer's piece, or our plastic plates).
  • Holes drilled: $1.50 (brass) | $1.25 (plastic).
  • Rounded corners in plastic plate: $7.50 extra per plate, and another $2.50 per plate for rounded beveled corners.
  • Your materials: $10.00 set-up fee per piece.
  • Company Logos: $10.00 per piece, $50.00 conversion charge if we need to convert a JPEG, TIFF, or other binary format to EPS.
Notch, Round, Scallop, Classic (Ornamental)

Special Corners: $1.25 per corner, including 1/4" notch, 1/4" and 3/8" round, 1/4" and 1/2" scallop, and 5/8" classic.


Procedure

  1. At the Montgomery location, fill out the text you want engraved; it will be engraved exactly as you filled it out, including the pattern of uppercase and lowercase letters, and you will be required to sign a statement that you approved of the text.
  2. Be sure to let us know which fonts to use for the different lines; with laser engraving, all TrueType fonts are available, while with etching, only a few fonts may be selected from.
  3. Either purchase insurance or sign a waiver of insurance.

Information

  1. What can we engrave?
    • anything flat in the engraving catalog
    • maximum size 8" x 10" for etching
    • maximum size 12" x 16" for laser engraving
  2. What can we not engrave?
    • jewelry
    • cups or steins
    • ornaments
    • anything of value, whether monetary or sentimental
    • wedding knives, unless you understand the potential risk, as described in the next section
  3. Remember, if you bring in your own material to be engraved, there is a possibility of error resulting in your piece being ruined; even if you aren't satisfied with the piece, we will not reimburse you for the engraving work.
  4. Materials for use outdoors include acrylic and Gravoglas 2-Plex™ modified acrylic; they will not expand in hot temperatures, and 2-Plex™ can be cleaned with mild dishwashing liquid. Look in the New Hermes book or the Gravotech site for available colors and corresponding order numbers.