Plaques & Seals
Distinguished custom bronze plaques add a professional touch to any special location. Use these custom plaques to commemorate, recognize or dedicate a location to someone as a lasting impression of thoughtfulness. Add a distinguished touch to building entrances, monuments and memorials. These bronze plaques take on a classy textured look with age and are maintenance and rust free.
To order your custom plaque please contact us at 800.628.FLAG (3524) for assistance with getting started from one of our experienced customer service agents.
Your custom plaque can be created with many different features to suit most any environment. Some of our custom options are border styles, which include a single-line edge, beveled edge and even a double-line edge for extra trimming.
Our mounting methods are available based on the location of your plaque. We offer a blind mount method where bolt holes are drilled into the back of the plaque but do not show through to the front. Or solid wall mount option feature bolt holes driled through the front of the plaque
Frequently asked questions:
What is cast bronze? When a plaque is made from Carrot-Top Industries it is made from only the finest quality cast bronze. The casting process is used by most foundry facilities in the United States and is the most durable metal for use in the outdoors because it will not rust when exposed to the elements. The Bronze development is usually made up of copper, tin, zinc and lead to create the bronze material.
What size plaque will I need to order? Where the plaque will be placed, viewing distance, and the amount of detail in your design determines the appropriate size of the plaque you will need for your application. Begin your planning process for the size and design by thinking about what you want the plaque to look like when it is finished. Determine what wording you want on the plaque and then think about any additional pictures, logos, or other artwork you would like to also be on the same plaque and their size in relation to your area.
How do I take care of my bronze plaque? You don't need to do any maintenance on a regular basis to keep your plaque looking new. Cast bronze is very durable but will develop a natural patina over time unless it is re-laquered periodically. If you need to remove dirt, a simple mild detergent will do fine to make it shine again.
What kind of artwork is required to produce the plaque?
For custom plaques, all files must be vector. This means that the artwork created must be comprised of outlines, not pixels. All fonts used within the file should also be converted to outlines to avoid font substitution from occurring if we do not have the font that you used. We will accept font files if you are unable to convert the font to outlines.
We recommend using Adobe Illustrator CS3 and below for all of your artwork creation. If you have a version of Illustrator higher than CS3, we recommend saving the file down before sending to make sure artwork loads correctly. Acceptable file types includes .ai, .eps and .pdf.
Please note: Even if the artwork was created in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, saving it as one of the following formats does not guarantee the file is an acceptable format. Our on-staff graphic artists will evaluate your artwork to ensure it is suitable for plaque production before your order is processed.
What if I don't have the correct format artwork? Our on-staff graphic artists are here to help. For a small fee, they can recreate your logo or design for you in the proper format, ensuring you will have a quality looking plaque that is unique to you.