Plaque Image Treatments
|This is a sample of the most popular
image treatments used on a plaque. There are many others
that are now available. Images of people, places, buildings,
logos, seals, insignias, etc. may be incorporated into
a plaque using these techniques and others. Each year,
new techniques are being introduced. The best method
depends upon many factors including the artwork available,
the appearance you desire, the installation location
and your budget. Please call us so we may assist you
in the design of your plaque.
| Bas Relief
A bas (a French word, pronounced baa) relief is a three dimensional, hand-sculptured
image. During this process, a clay model is sculpted and proofs (in the form of
photographs of the clay sculpting) are supplied for your review, comment, and approval.
Since this is a hand modeling process (as opposed to a computer generated model),
some degree of artistic interpretation is involved. When the clay model is
approved, the clay is used as a pattern to cast the bronze.
We can produce cast plaques with a bas relief in as little as 10 working
days. We recommend allowing 12 weeks for this process to give you adequate
time to review the sculpting effort and request any changes that may be required.
| Flat Relief
A flat relief image treatment is a flat-surfaced two dimensional image. In the image
on the left, the bronze colored area is raised 1/8" above the background
- the same as the letters are raised above the background. During this process,
proofs are supplied for your review, comment, and approval. Since this is a hand drawing
process (as opposed to a computer generated model), some degree of artistic interpretation
| Etched Halftone - Metal Photo
An etched halftone or metal photo is a monochrome (black and white) image that
uses an etched dot pattern (similar to that seen in newspaper photographs) etched
into an 1/8" plate. The metal plate is then mechanically fastened to the plaque.
The image of the photograph you supply will be scanned and then etched into
the metal plate. If needed, our artists can remove backgrounds and make almost
any change required (added fee).
An etched halftone is only usable indoors while a metal photo may be used outdoors.
| Ceramic Tile
Ceramic tiles are available in many sizes and can be done in grey scale or color.
Tiles are used when color, detail or are both required.