Frequently Asked Questions


IRON Sign is a hand engraving studio that focuses on one of a kind wall decor, metal art and signage that is unique and like nothing you have seen before. 

All my engravings are done by hand. I use a Dremel rotary tool on all of my engravings. 

The metal plates are primed white and then painted the colour I want them to be. I normally paint them black because it has a nice contrast with that metal shine once it is engraved. 

Once the engravings are finished I give them a double high gloss clear coat finish.

No, all my engravings are done by hand with a Dremel rotary tool.

I would like to think that I can pretty much engrave most ideas and concepts. Contact me and lets see what I can do for you?

No, unfortunately that is one thing I don’t engrave is lettering and messages on jewellery

Yes, I can engrave a portrait picture. As long as the picture is good quality I can use it as a reference. That also includes animal portraits.

At the moment I have 2 sizes available:

  • 300mm x 130mm
  • 300mm x 400mm

I am looking at getting more options available in the future.

Yes, most of my engravings are done in black purely because it has a nice contrast with that metal shine. The metal plates can be painted a colour of your choice.

Once all my engravings are finished they are treated with a double high gloss finish.

Each engraving is different and all depends on the design. Some engravings take 4-5 hours to complete and some engravings I have spent over 30 hours on so it really does depend. 

Orders and Payment

If you would like to order a custom engraving from me you can fill in the form on the Contact page and I will get back to you as a soon as I can. 

If you would like to order something from my online shop, just select the engraving you would like and add it to the cart and then follow the process of finalising your order. 

Once you have selected your engraving you would like to order and followed the process of filling in your delivery address etc you will be prompted to make a payment via PayFast which is 100% safe and secure. 

Shipping and Delivery

Yes, I use Postnet to Postnet as my courier for my deliveries. Once I get your delivery address I will see which is the closest Postnet to your location and courier your engraving once it is finished. You will get a SMS notification to say you will need to collect your engraving from the selected Postnet. 

(Please note that I will confirm the Postnet that is closest to your location before I send it.)

Returns or Exchanges

Unfortunately I don’t offer any returns or exchanges. 

Looking for a custom hand engraving?

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