T: 01546 602963       E: enquiries@ppdltd.com

 PPD Ltd, Unit 3, Highbank Park, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8NN


Our etch only costs are made up of 3 parts:

- Setup Cost (this is a one off cost to create the phototool)

- Sheet Cost

- Post & Packaging

We source our metal in either coil or sheet format allowing us flexibility in the sheet sizes we can create, there are of course limits to the sizes we can produce, take a look at our 'Stock Metal' pdf file that lists the maximum sheet size for each metal type and thickness.

Although we do not have a fixed sheet size, we do have a minimum sheet width of 300mm (including a 10mm border), the length can be set to suit each specific artwork, since the Setup cost is calculated on the total area it is more cost effective to create a smaller phototool and run multiple copies than create a large tool and run a single copy.

We do have a minimum order charge which is £31.50 + post + vat, this roughly equates to a sheet size of 300mm x 150mm on 0.2mm brass (remember to include a 10mm border around the perimeter of your sheet)


Set Up Costs

Take a look at our 'Setup Cost' pdf file for details of the costs for each phototool, these costs are estimates and based on an average editing time of received artwork file.

Sheet Costs

Take a look at our Sheet Cost’ file for details on sheet costs for each metal type and sheet size, these costs are based on standard volume orders, please contact us for production volume orders.


Postage & Packaging

For deliveries within the UK we use the following services: For deliveries under 2kg: Royal Mail Special Delivery (guaranteed by 1pm next day delivery) For deliveries over 2kg: TNT UK (guaranteed by 5pm next day delivery) For orders shipped to countries outside the UK we use the following services: TNT Intl: Delivery Time approx. 2-3 days from despatch Royal Mail Airsure/ International Signed For: Delivery Time approx. 1 - 2 weeks.

Contact Us:

PPD Ltd, Unit 3, Highbank Park, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8NN

T: 01546 602963

 F: 01546 603029

 E: enquiries@ppdltd.com

Who are we?


PPD Ltd have been etching for 30 years, for most of this time based in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. We are a family business that has grown over the years due to our attention to detail, a well priced service, and by treating every customer with.....