If you’re looking for something a little different to etch and fill that is eye catching, classy looking, stylish and robust then you’re looking for contrast etch. Contrast etch is manufactured in exactly the same way as etch and fill but basically omitting the paint fill which is the final operation. Contrast etch is ideal in harsh conditions for example coastal areas and hill tops which are open to the elements, factories where cleaning agents and acids may be used on a regular basis, this is where a normal etched and filled sign or nameplate may let you down, the paint will inevitably start to show signs of breaking up, but because it is etched, you should still be able to read the information on it, but it will not look aesthetically pleasing. Contrast etch is also ideal for business cards for when you want to impress. This process can also be used on any type of sign, nameplate, label, instrument panel where a conventional etched and filled product would normally be used, again this finish can be used on all types of metals including, stainless steel, brass, copper, bronze, aluminium and coloured stainless steel in both brushed and polished finishes.