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:
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.)

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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


1. Place your order.
2. Email the text (and photo if applicable) to [email protected] Be sure to include your order number on the subject line of the email.
3. We will provide a draft of your plaque for your review and approval.
4. Upon your approval, your order will be processed and we'll send you an email with a tracking number when it ships.

Custom Aluminum Plaque with Ceramic Insert

Your Price:$474.95
Draft available in 6-10 days. After draft approval, ready to ship in 10-12 business days. Add 1-5 ship days.
Free Shipping
Part Number:GM-4509-CER

Choose Options

Size (inches). Click arrow for sizes.
Background Color help
Background Texture
Border help
Letter Style
Letter and Border Color
Silver Lettering and Border
Raised Letters & Border help
Ceramic Photo Shape
Select Photo Size
Mounting Method
Surface Mount
Rosette Style
Rosette Size
Stake Mount (See Details Tab)
Post Mount Aluminum (Optional)
Artwork (Optional) help
Enter Artwork Name & Number (see link to the left for artwork). Art is added if there is room. [+$75.00]
Salt Water Exposure help
Plaque will be exposed to salt water. Have manufacturer apply special finish. [+$25.00]

Made in USA

Made in USA

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