A process where an acid is used to etch an image into stainless steel. A film with text or an image is applied to the material surface. The openings in the film allow the acid in a bath to penetrate and etch away the material leaving a perfect reproduction. The etched image is then filled with paint. This process is ideal for medium to large volumes and for applications where only stainless steel may be used thereby responding to the strictest engineering requirements. Standard nameplates are made using type 304 #4 and typically are .032” (.81mm or 22 gauge) and .062” (1.57mm or 16 gauge) thick. Other thicknesses and stainless steel types (#316) are available upon request.