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.
quality precision tooled aluminum
* Made in
8-10 business days from draft approval
* One free
draft. Additional charge for more drafts.
* No setup
charge per character.
* Holds up
to 1,200 letters, depending upon the size.
* Depth of
plaque is 5/16"
border styles available
selection of font styles
Available in brushed aluminum or in color
Placement: Outdoors and Indoors
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:
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.)
of 1200 characters can be
placed on the Standard Aluminum plaque.
Lettering Style: Fonts
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.
Single and double lines available.
Mounting Options: Mounting
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
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
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.
Asked Questions (FAQ)
Care and Maintenance of Plaques