Carved signs feature letters or images that are engraved into the face of the board. Some designs may incorporate a recessed face referred to as a milled face to cut out raised elements are applied.
Dimensional signs feature a background known as the first surface and incorporate raised elements such as raised letters and or images. Dimensional signs have two or more levels. Adding a third dimension to a sign such as cut letters or adding raised elements gives the sign a greater appeal than a flat sign.