Laser cutting processes can achieve lots of different finishes.
We can etch, engrave and cut a huge range of materials and have access to a CNC machine now which allows us to cut more complex and thicker shapes.
We probably most frequently work with wood. But here are a few other interesting materials that you might like to consider.
Whilst we can't etch directly into metal, we can use a marking compound to create a black surface finish. As on this copper signage we did for Seedlip Drinks. Note that we can't cut metal so you (or we) will need to source something in the size required.
Mirror / Glassware
Etching on to glassware or mirrors can be really effective. From individual, personalised commissions, to bulk orders for items such as hotel water jugs.
A pretty special piece of signage for High Meadows Stationery. We always use Green Cast clear acrylic which is 100% recycled.
Slate shows a good contrast, as in this roof tile we made into a sign for ourselves.