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 computer generated EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) version is preferred but PDF vector format will work.
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
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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
How Long Will My Exterior Sign Last? Metal Plaques www.woodlandmanufacturing.com/plaques/metal-plaques milled aluminum lifetime warranty 4x6 $75 Non-metal plaques (wood, urethane, plastic, ...) materials Engraved, V-groove Carved - V-groove routed signs www.sandblasted.com/Vgroove_Compare.html CNC (Computer Numeric Control) Tool Is Used In Prototyping And Full Production For Cutting, Carving, Machining And Milling In Wood, Mdf, Plastics, Foams, And Aluminum. www.shopbottools.com/mProducts/3-d_work_v2.htm Solid Cherry plaques $33 for 5x7 www.plaquemaker.com/solid-cherry-plaque