Don's Home Plaques and Signs
Plaques come in a variety of styles:
Materials (8x10"): Aluminum ($220), Bronze ($360), Brass, Stainless Steel, Zinc, Copper, Magnesium ($60), Alder Wood
Raised letters - Cast, Magnesium etched (5x3 $50)
Engraved/Etched: Laser Etched, Acid etched, Engraved, Painted
They can include pictures or logos. An EPS version is preferred.
A bronze stake is $70. Casting can take 4-5 weeks
Raised etched magnesium
Crown Trophy in NJ said they can make a 5x3 all weather magnesium etched plate with raised logo and letters to attach to a bench for about $30.
They recommended bronze casting for rock mounting, because magnesium and aluminum do not hold up well.
An 8 x 10" bronze casted plaque with a brown leatherette oxide finish with antique gold lettering will be about $??.
Cast bronze plaques are better for mounting on stone or cement. Aluminum will tarnish and pit after
Dimensions: Plaques 2x3" - 16x24" Memorial & Cremation Plaques 4.75 x 6 - 12 x 22 House Signs 4x12 - 6x24 Fonts: Face/Family Font Size: Minimum for a cast plaque 16 points (0.22") Ballpark guide 4x12" plaque Visible from 3 ft 44 letters/line x 5 lines = 220 letters Visible from 5 ft 33 letters/line x 4 lines = 123 letters A header and/or border will reduce this 3 x 12 plaque Typeface: Cast plaques: Cheltenham, Helvetica, Century Schoolbook and Times New Roman. Helvetica/Arial How vexing able " : 1234 Times New Roman How vexing able " : 1234 Times New Roman Bold How vexing able " : 1234 Century Schoolbook How vexing able " : 1234 Some places can use any Microsoft Word fonts for casted plaques. Engraved Plaques Other fonts: Images of Fonts For Bronze Casting Plaques (TheBronzePlaque.com) Times New Roman How vexing able " : 1234 Goudy Old Style How vexing able " : 1234 Palatino How vexing able " : 1234 Garamond How vexing able " : 1234 Arial Narrow How vexing able " : 1234Blue Ribbon Awards San Serif and Serif Fonts
Top 10 Standard Sans-Serif and Serif Fonts for signs | Capitol Marking Products, Inc.
Fabricated Letters Stainless Fonts - Pricing (PlaquesAndLetters.com)
Letter Styles | The Southwell Co. | Cast Metal Plaques, Cut Out Letters & Signs
Font page here
The Southwell Co. | Cast Metal Plaques, Historical Markers, Cut Out Letters & Signs Since 1866
Precision Engraving (973) 887-3350 13 Ridgedale Rd. East Hanover, NJ
A realistic cast stone monument made from construction-grade Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) with a bronze plaque can cost from $600-800.
See Memorial Rock or Boulder | Like Valley Monuments.
A real stone will cost from 15 - 45¢ per pound. A 2x2x1 ft stone will weigh around 600 lbs, so that is $90-250.
Granite has a density of about 160 lbs/cu ft
Diameter cu ft lbs. 1.5 1.8 282 $ 40 - $ 120 2 4.2 670 $100 - $ 300 3 14.1 2,260 $340 - $1,020 Dealers:Links:
Donor Signage Guidelines UCSF
Size & Shape Phoenix Foundry
Letter Styles | The Southwell Co. | Cast Metal Plaques, Historical Markers, Cut Out Letters & Signs Since 1866
Wood Memorial Plaques (Alder Wood)
Cast Bronze for Memorial Plaques and Signs (uk-sign-maker.net)
Advanced Architectural Cast Stone - Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC)
Atlas Signs and Plaques - How to Install Signs and Plaques