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High-Quality Stainless Steel Chemically Etched and Paint Filled Plaques by Javik Laser Ltd

Updated: Jun 4

In the industrial and manufacturing sectors, the demand for high-quality, durable marking solutions is ever-increasing. One company that stands out in providing top-tier etched plaques is Javik Laser Ltd. Specialising in the production of stainless steel deep etched and paint filled plaques, Javik Laser Ltd employs a unique method that leverages advanced laser technology to achieve unparalleled precision and detail. This blog post delves into how Javik Laser Ltd utilises their cutting-edge chemical etching machine to create machine ID plates, UKCA plates, and various other plaques, setting a new standard in the industry.

Chemical Etched Stainless Steel at Javik Laser Ltd

Chemical etching, also known as photochemical machining, is a process where a metal surface is selectively etched using a chemical solution to create intricate designs and markings. Javik Laser Ltd has invested in equipment that is used in conjunction with their high-precision lasers. Here’s how it works:

  1. Design Preparation: The first step involves preparing a detailed design or pattern that needs to be etched onto the stainless steel. Using advanced design software, Javik’s designers create precise layouts that ensure every detail is captured accurately.

  2. Laser Patterning: Unlike conventional chemical etching companies, Javik Laser Ltd uses high-precision lasers to transfer the design onto a photoresist material applied to the stainless steel. This step is crucial as it defines the areas that will be protected during the etching process.

  3. Chemical Etching: The stainless steel plate is then exposed to a chemical etchant, which dissolves the unprotected areas of the metal. The precision of the laser patterning ensures that the etching is clean, sharp, and detailed.

  4. Paint Filling: After the etching process, the etched areas are filled with durable, high-contrast paint. This step enhances the visibility of the etched design, making it easy to read and aesthetically pleasing.

  5. Finishing: Finally, the plaques are thoroughly cleaned and inspected to ensure they meet Javik’s high standards of quality. Any excess paint is removed, and the plaques are polished to achieve a professional finish.

Applications of Javik’s Stainless Steel Plaques

Javik Laser Ltd produces a wide range of etched plaques for various applications. Here are some of the key uses:

  1. Machine ID Plates: Machine identification plates are crucial for tracking machinery, maintaining records, and ensuring compliance with safety standards. Javik’s deep etched and paint filled ID plates are durable and can withstand harsh industrial environments, ensuring that vital information remains legible over time.

  2. UKCA Plates: The UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking is a mandatory requirement for products entering the UK market. Javik Laser Ltd produces high-quality UKCA plates that meet all regulatory standards, ensuring that your products are compliant and ready for the market.

  3. Custom Plaques: Whether for industrial use, commemorative purposes, or branding, Javik’s custom plaques offer a high level of detail and durability. The combination of deep etching and paint filling makes these plaques ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.

Why Javik Laser Ltd Stands Out

Several factors set Javik Laser Ltd apart from other chemical etching companies:

  1. High Precision Lasers: By integrating laser technology into the chemical etching process, Javik achieves a level of precision that is unmatched. This results in cleaner lines, sharper details, and higher quality markings.

  2. Durability and Longevity: The combination of stainless steel, deep etching, and paint filling ensures that Javik’s plaques are exceptionally durable. They can withstand extreme temperatures, chemical exposure, and physical wear and tear.

  3. Customisable Solutions: Javik Laser Ltd offers a high degree of customisation. Clients can specify the size, shape, design, and paint colours for their plaques, ensuring they get a product that meets their exact needs.

  4. Quality Control: Every plaque produced by Javik goes through a stringent quality control process. This ensures that each piece meets the company’s high standards for accuracy, durability, and aesthetics.

  5. Innovative Techniques: Javik continually invests in research and development to stay at the forefront of etching technology. Their innovative approach ensures they can handle complex designs and deliver products that exceed customer expectations.

Case Study 1: Machine ID Plates for food Machinery.

colour filled stainless steel etching
Stainless steel colour filled plate

A manufacturer of food machinery approached Javik Laser Ltd for durable machine ID plates. These plates needed to withstand extreme conditions, including high temperatures, chemical exposure, and physical abrasion.

Solution: Javik designed and produced stainless steel deep etched and paint filled ID plates. The high precision of the laser etching ensured that even the smallest details, such as serial numbers and barcodes, were clearly visible. The paint filling added an extra layer of contrast, making the information easy to read.

Result: The manufacturer reported that the ID plates maintained their legibility and integrity, even after prolonged exposure to harsh conditions. This improved their ability to track and manage their machinery effectively


Javik Laser Ltd is at the forefront of the chemical etching industry, thanks to their innovative use of laser technology. Their stainless steel deep etched and paint filled plaques offer unmatched precision, durability, and customisation options, making them ideal for a wide range of applications, including machine ID plates, UKCA plates, and custom plaques. By focusing on high-quality materials, meticulous processes, and stringent quality control, Javik Laser Ltd ensures that their products meet the highest standards, providing clients with reliable and aesthetically superior marking solutions.

As industries continue to demand more from their marking solutions, Javik Laser Ltd stands ready to deliver, combining traditional etching techniques with modern laser precision to create products that truly stand out. If you’re in need of high-quality, durable, and customizable etched plaques, Javik Laser Ltd is the partner you can trust.

High-quality stainless steel plaques

  • Deep etched and paint filled plaques

  • Chemical etching with lasers

  • Machine ID plates manufacturing

  • UKCA plates production

  • Custom etched plaques

  • Durable industrial plaques

  • High-precision laser etching

  • Photochemical machining

  • Stainless steel marking solutions

For more information on our services or to request a quote, please visit our website or contact us directly at Discover how Javik Laser Ltd can meet your etching needs with precision and excellence.

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