Many designs can be personalized to a limited degree by adding a name or text and selecting a font for a nominal additional charge. If there is a "Personalize" button on a design page, or the description says that it can be personalized, that means there are options available on a pull-down menu. Click on the button to see what they are.
Space limitations for text are determined by a given design. Any text will be sized according to what looks good in a given amount of space, unless specific instructions are agreed upon beforehand.
I offer four standard classes of materials: Acrylic, Ceramic Tile, Stone, and Wood/Paper. In addition, there are commercial coasters available in slate or other materials. Here you can see examples of various sizes and types of the materials available.
Acrylic comes in three thicknesses and cut either as a disk with the design on it, or around the perimeter of the design. Here are some examples (click on each to enlarge):
Lady Justice in thin acrylic (1/8" thick) either as a round or oval disk (left) or cut on the perimeter(right).
NAA Mini in medium acrylic (1/4" thick) either as a round or oval disk (left) or cut on the perimeter(right).
Apollo Lander in thick acrylic (1/2") as a disk (left) and Gaff's Unicorn in thick acrylic cut on the perimeter (right).
Light-colored ceramic tile comes in various sizes and shapes that we can cut images into. We group them by size. Here are some examples (click on each to enlarge):
Three items in the Up to 6" x 6" group. Left to right: Head design of St. Peter's cross on 4¼" x 4¼" plain white ceramic tile; Penmon Priory cross on similar tile, with cuts filled with ink; and Ruger SP101 on 6" x 6" stone-look ceramic tile.
Three items in the Up to 12" x 12" group (maximum image size is 10" x 12"). Chartres Labyrinth on 12" x 12" tile; Qapla! with Klingon disruptor on 6" x 12" tile; Anaconda and Python on 3" x 12" tile.
Two items in the Up to 12" x 18" group (maximum image size is 10" x 18"). David Byrne quote with labyrinth on 14" x 10" white tile; Lindisfarne cross on 6" x 18" white tile.
Three items in the Other shapes group. Hexagonal tile with a hexagonal labyrinth with the "walls" painted; matrix of plain square tiles with historic firearm images scattered across it; a different tile matrix, this one with science fiction firearms.
Light-colored commercial natural stone tile typically works well for most designs, though like acrylic isn't ideal for detailed designs at small scale. The default is a white or off-white marble, though other options are usually available. Here are some examples (click on each to enlarge):
One item in the Up to 6" x 6" group. A 3" x 6" marble tile with a Star Trek: Next Generation phaser design.
Four items in the Up to 12" x 12" group (maximum image size is 10" x 12"). Castledermot cross on 4" x 12" grey stone; St Mary's cross on 4" x 12" marble with cuts stained; Hunter S Thompson quote on 12" x 4" light colored stone with one of the Science! molecules stained; Joseph Campbell quote on 12" x 6" marble with a labyrinth.
Most types of thin plywood, veneer, and composite board (such as Masonite) typically works well for most designs. The tighter/more solid the grain/surface, the better it works for detailed designs. Here are some examples (click on each to enlarge):
Two items in the Up to 6" x 6" group. A Steampunk Orange, 5" high, in plywood with the masking on the hat and the mustache removed and the wood stained before removing the rest of the masking. Half & Half Spiral, about 5" diameter, treated in a similar manner.
One item in the Up to 12" x 12" group (maximum image size is 10" x 12"). Penmon Priory cross, about 9" high, in plywood. As with the previous items, part of the masking was removed and the wood stained and allowed to dry before the rest of the masking was removed.
One item in the Up to 12" x 18" group (maximum image size is 10" x 18"). Historic LeMat revolver, about 14" long, in masonite.
We can etch many of our designs on coasters of wood and other materials, including commercially made slate blanks. Coasters generally come in sets of four; we can mix and match materials and/or designs as you like. Here are a few examples of what we have available (click on each to enlarge):
Coaster examples from the "Sacred" category: Head detail from St Peter's Cross on masonite; a simple triangle labyrinth on slate; a Roman circle labyrinth on slate; and a Celtic triskele on slate.
Coaster examples from the "Art of the Gun" category: Luger P08 on masonite; Walther PPK on slate; Colt M1911 (A1) on wood; and a Chiappa Rhino on masonite.
Coaster examples from the "Geek Kitsch / Miscellany" category: Caffeine molecule on slate - one of four "Science!" molecule designs; Gaff's Unicorn on masonite; Lady Justice on masonite; and Trinity explosion with Oppenheimer quote on masonite.