Commemorating events, remembering loved ones and dedicating buildings are all great uses for bronze plaques. Many customers have questions, though. Are they hard to design? Does it take a lot of time to prepare?
Alphabet Signs makes ordering bronze plaques super easy and affordable! Just enter the desired size on the website, type in the text and choose the other listed attributes, like border design, background color and mounting option. If you would like to send an already prepared file, just type “see attached” in the text box. After the order is placed on alphabetsigns.com, reply to your order confirmation email with the file, and we will prepare a proof based off the file.
Special fonts or images do not add to your cost! You are charged simply by the dimensions of the plaque. Images for plaques must be in vector format. If you don’t have your image in a vector format, you can check out www.trace4less.com. This company will convert your .jpg, .bmp, .pdf, etc. into a ready to use vector file, like .ai or .eps.
You can place your order for a plaque on our website 24 hours a day: http://www.alphabetsigns.com/signs/p/MP01.html.
We offer several different mounting options. Blind mount is a very popular option, as viewers can only see the beautifully finished plaque and no hardware. A solid wall mount option is available, as well, if you prefer a visible screw head on the face of the plaque.
In addition to the blind mount and solid wall mount, we have the option of getting hardware for a hollow wall. The screw head is visible on the front of the plaque, and there are flanges that go into the wall to help secure the stud. There’s also a wood mount option, as well as a lovely garden stake.
Once the order is placed, the art dept will prepare a proof for you. We will not produce your plaque until the layout is approved. You can make any changes you would like during this time. Please note that we cannot prepare a proof before you pay for and place the order online.
Plaques usually take 8 business days to produce once the layout is approved. It takes 1-2 business days to receive a proof after ordering online. Transit time is usually 3-4 days. Bronze plaques always have free UPS shipping to the continental United States.
Bronze plaques come with a lifetime guarantee. These plaques will withstand wind, rain, snow and most other types of weather. If the plaque corrodes, fades or gets any other damage due to weather, simply take a picture of the damage, and we will make a new one for you at no charge. Note that these plaques are not meant to be put into the ground and walked on or moved over.
If bronze plaques are a little outside the budget, we also offer aluminum plaques. These are the same high quality and come with a lifetime guarantee. Aluminum plaques can be coated with a baked enamel bronze to get the bronze look without the bronze cost! There are over 25 colors available for aluminum plaques, and all the same hardware options are available as with the bronze plaques.
The borders for bronze and aluminum plaques are the same. We offer No Border, Single Line, Inset Single Line, Single Line Bevel, Single Line Wide and Double Line. To see these borders up close, simply go to that product on our website for larger images.