Anodized Brushed Black Color Aluminum .040"

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  • aluminum engraving plate black
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  • aluminum anodized engraving plates
  • blank anodize engraving plates
CO2 Laser
Outdoor Indoor
Rotary Scratch


Anodized black color aluminum is ideal for outdoor applications and very durable resisting elements with coating on both sides for protection.

These solid aluminum plates are versatile and work with machine (rotary & scratch), hand engraving, laser engravers * and can be used for a variety of purposes from nameplates to desk or door plates to plaques and awards. Other uses are dog tags, jewelry, and artwork. The material is rigid and its not suggested to bend anodize material by force because of distorting.

These are made from high quality aluminum designed for engraving and will have a finish that uniform, smooth, and blemish-free. All of our engraving plates are guaranteed to be manufactured as the ‘best available’ in the industry and you will receive the highest quality that is proudly made in the USA.

  • Solid Aluminum Blanks Made In The USA
  • Material Thickness; aluminum is .040"  / 1.05mm
  • Engraving Depth 0.025mm / .001"
  • Two-sided anodized aluminum coating withstands outdoor use
  • Aluminum Brushed/Satin finish is non-reflective black finish and will show bright silver engraving 
  • The engraving blanks come with a clear thin plastic coating to protect the engraving side of the plate and should be removed before engraving
  • If you order customized holes punched into the plates, the actual size will be 3mm / 0.12" in diameter and is placed approximately 3mm from the edge of the plate (Screws are sold separately)

*Works with many CO2 laser engraving machines - Recommended MINIMUM Power: 30 Watts

These durable anodized blanks are used for plant, garden, and tray labels, bin tags, pet tags, utility tags, hanger tags, mailbox numbers, outdoor applications including yard, house numbers, and garden ID

If you need a size not listed above, please feel free to contact us for quotations of special cut sizes


How to choose plates

How to choose plates
Our best selling engraving plates are Brass and Aluminum (Brushed are a bit more popular than and Bright) that are used on trophy's, plaques, awards, memorials, desk nameplates, and other engraving work. If you choose brushed brass or brushed aluminum, you will be using the most popular engraving plates.  For coated engraving plates, our black aluminum and laser black aluminum (if your using a laser engraver) are the top choices for customers.

The various aluminum colors can be used to match a background or picture and the anodized aluminum is designed for accessories or outdoor use. Both the colored aluminum and anodized aluminum are designed for scratch or rotary engraving.  

Choose by exposure
Solid metal brass and aluminum will maintain their color but painted or coated plates can wear off from physical wear and abrasion or when the plates are significantly bent, heated, or exposed to chemicals. The anodized metals are designed to withstand weather and wear and will maintain their surface even with outdoor exposure, sunlight, and moisture.

Looking to use them for another purpose? 
The solid metal engraving plates can be heated, bent, or soldered (coated plates should NOT). Brass and  aluminum without colors can be bent and modified (there can be some surface discoloring applying a torch and you may need to protect the metal when heating or possibly polish it after) because of surface treatments, you should do some testing before starting important projects. 

 If you need help choosing plates, just contact us  and we will try to provide some help in choosing the best plates for your needs.

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7 Reviews

  • 4
    Good for exterior use

    Posted by Joshua Yount on Mar 10th 2024

    We mounted this straight into brick, below our thru-wall mailbox. The thickness makes it quite durable and good for semi-exterior use (covered landing). My only gripe is the lack of options for adding pre-drilled holes. We were able to expand the ones, but we had to be quite careful about it.

  • 5
    Great Product

    Posted by Rick's Lasting Impressions LLC on Jul 17th 2023

    Product is as advertised. We'll package, great product.

  • 5
    Anodized Aluminum Blanks

    Posted by Harris on May 10th 2023

    This company is great! I work in props in the film industry and we have ordered from this company multiple times now. We have needed specially custom cut anodized aluminum blanks and custom engraving plates delivers every single time. Shipping is fast too. They have fulfilled rush orders in record time and continue to provide quality products, great customer service, and competitive pricing. 10/10

  • 4

    Posted by Scott Chordas on May 23rd 2022

    The black anodize is excellent to engrave into. I would give it 5 stars if the cut edges where deburr more other than that the plates are great products. I will continue to order more plates from this company on future projects.

  • 5
    3" x 5" Botanical Sign Name Plate with Rounded Corners, DrilledAnodized Brushed Black Color Aluminum .040"

    Posted by Pat Drackett on Apr 20th 2022

    The plate quality exceeded expectations, and the staff was easy to work with to arrive at the desired product; samples sent helped us make the best choice of thickness.

  • 5

    Posted by June Griest Firestone on Sep 15th 2021

    We laser etched these plates for a memorial bench, they look amazing!

  • 5
    brushed black anodized aluminum

    Posted by Sarah Cheng on Feb 28th 2021

    I've tried a number of different anodized aluminum plates. These are the best for a 100 watt CO2 laser, with a bright shiny underlayer of aluminum. The .040" thickness is preferable to the thinner option if intended use is for outdoors, attached on stakes for a garden.

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