Bronze grave markers are timeless
The impression is classic and elegant. The material is versatile and durable. Nothing recognizes a loved one more that an attractive cast bronze grave marker, custom made, produced to order, by craftsmen committed to your satisfaction.
Detailed drawings for your approval
A detailed shop drawing of your 24 x 16 bronze grave marker is submitted for your signed approval before production begins. We are happy to make changes to your satisfaction. Simply enter the text you require and our talented graphic artist will set up a custom design and email you a proof. There are no per letter charges but please know that the more characters on the marker the smaller and less readable each letter becomes. Most bronze grave markers include a loved one's name, date of birth and death, and a short inscription. 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.
How are bronze grave markers made
After your approval, our bronze grave markers use virgin ingots that are melted down in an all-electric, pollution free furnace. The melted bronze is poured into a custom made mold, based on your approved artwork which has been designed and modified for excellent legibility. Once your bronze grave marker 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 marker 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 bronze grave marker is then laid out for careful quality inspection then seal-tight packaged so your bronze marker arrives mistake-free.
We can cast any custom logo or graphic onto your bronze grave marker. 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 bronze grave marker
The cast bronze grave marker is ready to ship in eight business days after artwork approval. The detailed shop drawing takes 2-3 days to produce.
What type of material is used for bronze grave marker
Bronze grave markers are made from lead free alloy 22000 Navy G bronze. The bronze grave marker is 5/16 inch thick.
What kind of finishes are on bronze grave marker
Bronze grave markers 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 bronze grave markers mounted
Bronze grave markers are typically mounted with fasteners. We provide a variety of mounting options such as a concealed stud on the back of the bronze plaque so you can glue it to a wall. We can also provide optional metal bolts, toggle bolts or wood screws. Bronze plaques can also be mounted on a 36 inch tall x 5/16 inch thick black anodized garden stake that is angled up so it can be easily viewed.
The bronze grave marker comes with a lifetime warranty against fading, cracking, pitting or chipping. Made in the USA.