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Aluminum Plaques

Aluminum memorial plaques are a custom personalized remembrance that are less expensive and lighter than bronze plaques but last nearly as long. We will email you a custom plaque drawing before the aluminum plaque is made for your commemoration or memorial.

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Product Description

What are aluminum plaques used for

Aluminum plaques provide a classic and elegant impression but at a lower cost than bronze. The material is versatile, durable and a lighter, brighter color than bronze. Nothing strengthens your public image more that an attractive cast aluminum memorial plaque, custom made, produced to order, by craftsmen committed to your satisfaction. Recognize a loved one or commemorate a historical place with earth friendly lead and mercury free aluminum plaque.

How are aluminum plaques made

A detailed shop drawing is submitted for your signed approval before production begins. Enter the text you require and we will set up a design and email you a proof. If you already have a design saved as an art file then enter its file name in the text box and email the art file to us.

Aluminum plaques use virgin ingots that are melted down in an all-electric, pollution free furnace. The melted aluminum is poured into a custom made mold, based on your approved artwork which has been designed and modified for excellent legibility. Once your aluminum plaque has been cast by skilled craftsmen and has cooled down, it is shot blasted, degated and belt sanded in preparation of finishing. The cast metal plaque is turned over, drilled and tapped at the appropriate stud diameter for its stud mounting hardware used during your installation. The plaque is set up on a rack where it is coated with a two-part hardened acrylic polyurethane clear coat, then sent to an oven for baking. Your plaque is then laid out for careful quality inspection then seal-tight packaged so your plaque arrives mistake-free.

We can cast any custom logo or graphic onto the aluminum plaque. Email us your custom artwork and the size you need and we will provide a price quote. We are not set up to do logo or design work.

How long does it take to make a aluminum plaque

The cast aluminum memorial plaques are ready to ship in eight business days.

What type of material is used for aluminum plaques

Aluminum plaques are made from Alloy 5052-H32 Number 356 aluminum. Smaller plaques are 1/4 inch thick and larger plaques are 5/16 inch thick.

What kind of finishes are on aluminum plaques

Aluminum plaques have raised letters on a textured background. The backgrounds are textured to make the plaque easier to read and reduces production loss due to imperfections. The backgrounds are painted with a baked enamel color. In the finishing process, the letter is bead-blasted to make it precise and smooth then stroke sanded to give it a natural satin finish.

How are aluminum plaques mounted

Aluminum plaques are typically mounted with fasteners. We provide a variety of mounting options such as a concealed stud on the back of the aluminum plaque so you can glue it to a wall. We can also provide optional metal bolts, toggle bolts or wood screws. Aluminum plaques can also be mounted on a 36 inch tall garden stake that is angled up so it can be easily viewed.

Lifetime guarantee

The aluminum plaque comes with a lifetime warranty against fading, cracking, pitting or chipping. Made in the USA.

Updated: 2017-05-25

Product Shipping Policy

This item ships UPS Ground to the continental US and normally takes 2-4 business days to arrive. UPS is one of the largest shipment and logistics companies in the world. UPS delivers more than 15 million packages a day to more than 6.1 million customers with exceptional real time tracking and notifications.

dimensional weight

UPS offers the best value for medium size packages. UPS has been moving towards a dimensional weight pricing model where the shipping charges are calculated on the package weight, package dimensions and area delivered. The UPS shipping cost is calculated at check-out and adds to the cost of the order.

Shipping to AK and HI needs to be quoted and we will email you an invoice for the total cost before the order is processed. We are not set up for international shipments. We do not ship COD or bill to third parties.

All claims for damage must be made within 3 business days.

Product Return Policy

This is a custom made item so it is non-returnable. However...

To keep our environment green and friendly, the factory will reclaim the material for scrap value. This item is returnable under the following conditions:

  • A Return Authorization Number is placed on the outside of the package.
  • Return to the shipper within 30 days of receipt of the package.
  • We may offer a scrap value refund up to 50% of the returned items.
  • The maximum refund is $500.00.
  • Art charges, crate charges, paint match charges, shipping charges, mounting pattern or miscellaneous charges are non-refundable.

Please call Alphabet Signs at 1-800-582-6366 for Return Authorization Number so we can properly refund your money.

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