WHAT ARE BRONZE PLAQUES?
Bronze plaques have been around for centuries. Kings and queens used them to commemorate sites of important events and at the base of statues. Today, metal plaques are made from aluminum or bronze. They are made by pouring molten bronze into a mold of clay or handcrafted to the desired shape. Once the molten metal is allowed to solidify, you have a rugged, single piece plaque that can be finished and mounted to fit any purpose. There are up to sixteen finishing options, such as painting, oxidizing, and polishing.
Plaques can be used for just about any purpose. They add a classical look as an architectural feature. Here are the most common uses:
Recognizing Extraordinary Service – As a way to recognize exemplary service, women and men often receive these plaques after having served in a given field for many years. This is especially true in the military, corporations, police departments, and educational institutions. So that visitors can acknowledge what a person did, sometimes these plaques are found in museums underneath the portrait of a famous person.
Personal Plaques – You can create a plaque for someone you admire or even for yourself. These are the ideal gift for family, colleagues, and friends. You can even install one on your house to add a touch of elegance and to show when the home was built.
Plaques for Accomplishments – Winners of championships or various other awards are given plaques to hang on their walls or to place on tables. These are timeless reminders of great accomplishments one has achieved.
Museums and Parks – You are likely familiar with the giant plaques found in parks that detail the historical significance of points of interest. In addition, bronze plaques are a durable way to list the name and artist for works of art in museums or in any outdoor area. They can also be used to celebrate donor contributions.
At Caliber Signs & Imaging, our friendly experts have the experience and skills needed to handle every part of the plaque making process. Depending on how the sign is going to be used, it may require a permit from the city, third party engineering, and specialized installation. Fortunately, we offer all three of these services.
For instance, take a moment to look at “The Christopher Collection” plaque. You wouldn’t be able to tell by looking at it, but it weighs 350 pounds. That project took some special planning for installation, and we needed to use a bucket truck to lift it into place. But, the finished product was well worth the effort!
If you are looking for a marker that will last you for decades, contact Caliber Signs & Imaging today for a free consultation on bronze plaques for Irvine, CA.