Cast aluminum plaque with your choice of 13 border options (see 'BORDERS' tab above), 45 background colors (see 'COLORS' tab above), 4 textures (see 'TEXTURES' tab above), 3 clear coat options, (see 'CLEAR COAT' tab above) and a variety of hardware configurations (see 'MOUNTING' tab above).
Price includes reasonable text. Please note: Cast letters must
be a minimum of 1/4" tall, so text is somewhat limited by the size of
the plaque. Upon receiving your order, our designers will do our best
to accommodate your preferences.
Graphics may be added; vector art required.
Cast Aluminum Plaques can be used for memorials of all kinds, including:
- Tree Dedications
- Botanical Gardens
- Pet Memorials
- Cemetery Markers
These are the standard color options for backgrounds and foregrounds. Custom colors are available as well.
* Indicates colors that do not have a full gloss finish.
Leatherette (Most Popular)
Semi-gloss is standard on brushed finishes. Gloss is standard on polished finishes. Clear coat for harsh environments is available upon request at no charge.
(Type A) Threaded rods screw into back of plaque or boss and are inserted into cement-filled holes.
Solid Wall Mount
(Type B) Machine screws through optional rosettes into cement-filled holes. Lead shields available for masonry.
Hollow Wall Mount
(Type C) Installation using toggle bolts with optional rosettes for hollow or drywall mount.
(Type D) Installation into wood surfaces using wood screws and optional rosettes.
Rosettes are decorative covers for the screw heads in each corner of bronze and aluminum plaques (included in the price). Rosettes are available in 1/2”, 3/4”, 1” and 1-1/2” diameters. Rosettes with highlights are oxidized, aluminum rosettes are bead blasted. Screw heads are painted to match plaque background.
* 1” and 1-1/2” only
Upon receiving your order, we will begin the process of creating a mock-up of your plaque.
You should receive an initial mock-up as a PDF or JPG file emailed to you within 2 business days.
At this point, carefully review the mock-up for spelling and punctuation. At this point, PLEASE feel free to request changes to fonts, colors, placement, proportions, etc. We will modify the mock-up until it's perfect in YOUR opinion. After this point, changes wil incur additional charges.
After we agree on the design, we will send the design to the foundry*, who will make minor changes necessary to make the deign compatible with the casting process. In about two days, we will receive the foundry's proof, which will be emailed to you for approval. Any changes made by the client at this point may be subject to additional fees.
Upon receiving YOUR approval of the foundry's proof, we will submit the art approval and production of the plaque will begin. It takes about 3 weeks for the plaque to be produced, and then it will ship via UPS ground to you.
* The foundry is the factory that produces metal castings. Metals are cast into shapes by melting them into a liquid, pouring the metal in a mold, and removing the mold material or casting after the metal has solidified as it cools. The most common metals for cast plaques are aluminium and bronze.