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. Our
Standard Aluminum plaque can be made in 8-10 business days, after draft
quality precision tooled aluminum
* Made in
8-10 business days from draft approval. Proof available in 3-7 days.
proof with two free revisions. Extra charge may apply for additional
* 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 painted color (extra charge)
Placement: Outdoors and Indoors (cannot be walked on or placed in the ground)
* 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. Raised copy and border is in brushed aluminum. If you want a
bronze-like gold color, please send an email to [email protected] for a
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
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.
BORDERS: Border Styles
MOUNTING OPTIONS: Mounting Information
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: See Details for samples
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
Depending upon the space remaining on the plaque after the
text is entered, one graphic can be added. One free graphic from our library
can be added (Free Artwork).
After you place the order and send the text, we will be able to tell you if the
graphic will fit. Additional graphics can be added for each: Artwork. Due to the amount of work involved, artwork is $24 if the
order is cancelled after proof is received. Due to the amount of work involved,
artwork is $24 if the order is cancelled after proof is received. Custom artwork (such as logos) is available as a separate
product. Free artwork available
be added to this plaque. Consider a photo relief, flat relief or
ceramic insert. (If you want a photo on this plaque, but it is not very
sharp, consider the Flat Relief. Our artists will create a portrait using
the photo as a reference.)
See these items to add a personal image to your plaque
Bas-Relief: Custom Aluminum
Plaque with Photo Relief
Ceramic Photo Insert: Custom Aluminum
Plaque with Ceramic Insert
Photo Relief: Custom Aluminum
Plaque with Photo Relief
Flat Relief: Custom Aluminum
Plaque with Flat Relief
the photo is not sharp, consider the Flat Relief. Our artists will create a
portrait using the photo as a reference.)
Asked Questions (FAQ)
2. Email 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.
your approval, your order will be processed and we'll send you an email with a
tracking number when it ships.
Care and Maintenance of Plaques