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Engraving Partitions

General Info

Features and guidelines for Engraving partitions:

  • Engraving can be used to add design elements, accents, logos, advertising and more.
  • Suitable materials for engraving include Wood VeneerSolid SurfaceCompact LaminateSolid Plastic and Plastic Laminate.
  • Renderings in DXF or DWG file formats are preferred; other formats may incur file conversion costs.
  • Engraving can be added to the front and back of partition doors, pilasters and panels.
  • Standard or custom Engraving designs are available.
  • Investigate Engraving options in our Configurator.

Material Options

Engraving can be created in:

Engraving artwork can be:

  • Supplied as custom graphics by the customer in DXF or DWG file formats.
  • Stock engravings from our Standard Engraving


Things to note about Engraving partitions:

  • Additional cleaning care may be required.
  • Specific cleaning requirements vary by material.
  • Design complexity will likely impact lead times.
  • Art work file format may affect costs.
  • Tooling patterns may be evident in large, “clear” areas of engraving.
  • Consideration should be given to both surface color and core colors.

Core colors vary by material. Contact Us for specifics.

In Depth Info

Design Details

Engraving can be added to the front or back of doors, pilasters, panels and urinal screens. This accent can enhance a design, repeat a thematic element, convey a message, display a logo, advertise and more.

Engraving depth varies with the finish materials. As an example, a Wood Veneer with a nominal thickness of 0.125” would typically be engraved to a depth of 0.063″, while a Plastic Laminate, which is thinner, would be engraved to a more shallow depth.

Engraved laminates show the color of the core material exposed by the Engraving. For Plastic Laminate, the exposed material is dark brown. For Compact Laminate, the exposed material is typically black. Solid Surface and Solid Plastic materials are homogeneous in color, meaning exposed material will be the same color and pattern as the surface material.

Engraving is sealed but not filled, meaning engraved area is below the surface of the piece.

Line drawings of the image(s) to be engraved should be supplied in DXF or DWG file format. Other formats, such as high-resolution AI, CDR, GIF, or JPEG, are also accepted with an additional charge to cover the conversion cost to DXF or DWG. The amount of this charge depends on the source file format and the level of detail in the engraving(s). Contact Us to determine conversion rates if you cannot provide DXF or DWG versions of your design.

For some materials, simple geometric engravings can be a good alternative to applied Molding.


If you have further questions about engraving, Contact Us or see our Engraving Tech Data sheet.