Background Color Options:
Our standard background color for all cast bronze memorial, award, recognition and commemorative plaques is dark brown, but light brown and black can also be selected.

  Background Color

Border Options:

As shown in the illustrations, your cast bronze memorial, award, recognition or commemorative bronze plaque can be ordered with no border or a raised single or double line.



Background Texture Options:
Our standard background texture for all memorial, award, recognition and commemorative bronze plaques is pebble (also the most popular), but leather and plain backgrounds are also available.



Lettering/Font Style(s):
Most customers choose to let our experienced design team decide which style of lettering or "font" looks most attractive on their bronze plaque depending on the amount of text and type of artwork (if any), but if a preference is desired our standard lettering styles are Times Roman, Helvetica and Optima.


Certain types of script fonts are also relied upon by our designers when they feel it would lend a touch of elegance to a layout, but this kind of lettering is normally used sparingly--for just names or short headlines--since script-style fonts are known for being difficult to read for long blocks of text.


Photos In Durable Ceramic/Porcelain:
Photos reproduced on durable and brilliant ceramic or porcelain ovals and mounted in open raised bronze frames on a bronze plaque are a wonderful way to remember a loved one whether the photo is in full color, black & white or sepia tone (the slightly faded brown color of many old-time photos that represents the unique look of a bygone era).

We will need a quality copy--preferably not an original--of the best photo available printed by a photo studio or photo processing service. It's important to the final appearance of the ceramic oval that the photo is not blurry, otherwise out-of-focus or taken in bad lighting so that it's dark and shadowy.

Note: It's often better to not have a ceramic photo on a bronze plaque at all if the photo to be used is of poor quality and doesn't attractively present the individual(s).


There are two options for sending it to us:

1). Mail it via a trackable source (i.e., UPS, FedEx) to our address, or

2). Have the photo scanned at 300dpi (dots per inch) resolution at the ideal size of 4 1/4" W x 6" H by someone who understands the proper way to scan photos and e-mail it to us (call and we'll provide you with the e-mail address or will give you other instructions). Your photo will be returned once the ceramic oval has been completed by our manufacturing partner if it wasn't given to us in digital form.



  Bronze Plaque Grave Marker Ceramic Photos

Bas-Relief Sculptures Are Impressive...And Affordable!
Bas-relief, French for "low relief", is a word used to describe a sculpture which is not free-standing or "in the round" so that it can be seen from all sides, but rather an image--usually of a person--that is partly raised so that it stands out from the background.


Bronze plaques look especially impressive with a bas-relief sculpture and the multi-step process that starts with an artisan creating a mold from one or more photos is actually very affordable. Talk to one of our staff for details.


See a start-to-finish example of a bas-relief sculpture at right and contact us if you would like to see a loved one, company founder, historical figure or other important individual depicted forever in timeless bronze.