Custom Aluminum Plaque with Ceramic Insert
Custom aluminum plaque with ceramic inset. Also available without image.

The standard aluminum plaque is an alternative option for those customer who want a bronze plaque but are looking for a less expensive alternative. This is often used for memorials, dedications, recognition, and historical plaques. A ceramic inset can be added.  Our Standard Aluminum plaque can be made in 8-10 business days, after draft approval. 



* High quality precision tooled aluminum

* Made in 8-10 business days from draft approval

* One free draft. Additional charge for more drafts. 

* No setup fees.

* No charge per character.

* Holds up to 1,200 letters, depending upon the size. 

* Depth of plaque is 5/16"

* Several mounting options

* Standard border styles available

* Brushed finish

* Broad selection of font styles 

* Available in brushed aluminum or in color

* Placement: Outdoors and Indoors

Lifetime guarantee


FINISH: Brushed aluminum.

Plaque faces are stroke-sanded with baked enamel background before being clear coated and oven baked with a two part hardened acrylic polyurethane. Generally, these are used for memorials, dedication plaques, or signage. This finish is not recommended for coastal areas. 



If you already know the size of plaque you want, simply select that size. If you haven't decided on a size, a general guideline is:

Count the number of letters and spaces and divide by 4. This will give you a typical plaque size in square inches. For example, 400 letters and spaces divided by 4 is 100 square inches. So a 10" x 10" plaque would work. We offer custom sizes as well. 


Text: (See Memorial Text Suggestions or our other plaques for text ideas.)

A maximum of 1200 characters can be placed on the Standard Aluminum plaque. 


Lettering Style: Fonts 

Several font styles are available. See Details tab for samples. The minimum letter size is 1/4" if the text is in ALL CAPS or 3/8" size if the text is in Upper and lower case. The larger the plaque, the larger the letters. The minimum size ensures that your plaque will be legible.


Borders: Borders

Single and double lines available. 


Mounting Options: Mounting 

There are several options for displaying your plaque.  Custom aluminum plaques can be mounted on a wall or flat surface or they can be mounted on a stake or post. (Although the link shows Bronze method, the same applies to custom aluminum.)


Rosettes: Rosette Styles

Rosettes are decorative covers used to conceal the screw head in each corner. These can be used with Type B, Type C and Type D mounting. (Although the link shows Bronze method, the same applies to custom aluminum.)


Artwork: Free Artwork Available 

Depending upon the space remaining on the plaque after the text is entered, a graphic can be added. Custom artwork (such as a raised logo) is available at an extra charge.  Due to the amount of work involved, artwork is $24 if the order is cancelled after proof is received. 


Ceramic Inserts: Ceramic Inserts

Ceramic inserts use a standard-sized blank as its base. A photograph is scanned at 1200 dpi resolution and a digital transfer is produced and applied to the blank. A clear glaze is applied over this transfer and the insert is fired in a kiln. The plaque and ceramic have a lifetime guarantee. If you want to use a ceramic insert, please provide a sharp, clear photo at the highest resolution possible.




1. Go to Aluminum Plaque

2. Select Ceramic Option when you are selected other options on that page. Minimum plaque size must be at least 10" x 8". Select the size for the ceramic.

3. When you receive a copy of the order in your email, email the text and image to [email protected] Include the Order Number on the subject line so that we can find it quickly. 

4. We will email a proof for review and approval. 

5. After approval of the proof, the plaque is made. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)



P. S. This plaque can be ordered in many sizes on the Custom Aluminum Plaque page. On that page, there is a selection under "Choose Options" that says "Ceramic Photo Insert". You can select the size of the photo insert, go up to the "Size" option and select various sizes. The price will change dynamically with the size. Place your order on the Custom Aluminum Plaque page.

Custom Aluminum Plaque with Ceramic Insert

Your Price:$714.95
Retail Price:$1,100.00
Your Savings:$385.05
Draft available in 6-10 days. After draft approval, ready to ship in 10-12 business days. Add 1-5 ship days.
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Part Number:GM4509CI
  • Material:Aluminum
  • Material:Ceramic

Choose Options

Prices depend upon size. The price shown is for a 10" x 8" with 2.3" x 3.1 Ceramic Inset
Instructions help
Email text and image to [email protected] after placing order
Letter Style
Background Color
Background Texture
Raised Letters & Border
Mounting Method
Surface Mount
Rosette Style
Rosette Size
Stake Mount (Optional)
Post Mount Aluminum (Optional)
Artwork (Optional)
Ceramic Photo Insert (Optional). Minimum Plaque Size 10"x8"
Salt Water Exposure

Made in USA

Made in USA

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