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Overview

Classic and Permanent

For a sense of permanency and architectural depth, consider the classic look of Gemini cast and precision tooled bronze, brass, or aluminum plaques, logos, and emblems.

  • Bronze, brass, or aluminum

  • 11 finish options

  • Earth-friendly lead and mercury-free alloys

  • Integrated custom logos, emblems, and portraits

  • Typical 8 day production time after art approval

  • Gemini Lifetime Guarantee

Incredible Variety

Ideal for professional offices, universities, government buildings, and commemorative uses, these plaques are available in 11 different finishes. Using only the purest, lead-free alloys, Gemini’s cast and precision tooled plaques are available in various depths.

Silver Dollar City plaque

Multiple Finishes

Finishes from brushed, oxidized, painted, patina, polished, and more, with multiple background textures and color options.

Optional Borders

Plaques with no border, beveled edges, single line, double line, inset line, and more.

Double Line Border

Lifetime Guarantee

Tested and approved for exterior use. Guaranteed for the life of the product.

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Options

Most Common Background Colors

Rosettes

Rosettes are decorative covers for the screw heads in each corner of bronze and aluminum plaques (included in the price). Rosettes are available in 1/2”, 3/4”, 1” and 1-1/2” diameters. Rosettes with highlights are oxidized, aluminum rosettes are bead blasted. Screw heads are painted to match plaque background. Additional and replacement rosettes are $23.50 each.

Bronze

Aluminum

Portrait and Heading Options

Bas Relief

The finished image will be an artist’s 3D interpretation of your photograph in cast bronze or aluminum and mechanically attached to the plaque background. The standard overall height is 6” to 12” with a finished depth of 3/4” to 1”. (Requires a six-week lead time.)

Flat Relief

A two-dimensional precision tooled plaque that is an alternative to the expense and time-consuming process of a bas relief plaque.

Photorelief

A seamless blend of casting and photography, our innovative PhotoRelief™ technique illustrates the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.”

etched portrait on metal

Etching offers the precision required to replicate your high-definition photograph, line drawing or complex artwork. Etchings are available in stainless steel, bronze, brass and copper.

Hi-Resolution print on metal

Gemini can apply your images as inserts onto your architectural plaques. Our hi-resolution printers render UV-cured, non-elastic inks at up to 1200 dpi. The result is a picture perfect product that is excellent for indoor applications and even some exterior ones.

oval, round, and rectangular ceramic inserts

Add an image to your plaque by choosing a ceramic insert. Gemini can apply a full-color digital transfer to a standard-sized blank ceramic base, available in oval, round and rectangular shapes. Ceramic inserts can also be printed for medallion plaques.

Resources

Resource List

Installation

Getting Started

For more information on installation instructions and videos, product drawings and information on mounting patterns, visit the Installation page.

Mount Types

Blind Stud mount

Back of plaque is drilled and tapped to receive threaded studs. Studs are pressed into pre-drilled wall holes and secured with adhesive and/or anchors – based on the wall type and letter weight. Studs can be aligned in-line for brick or block mortar upon request. View drawing

solid wall

Machine screws, passing through plaque holes, with or without decorative rosettes. Screws are either bonded into wall holes with adhesive or a combination of adhesives and anchors – based on wall and plaque size and weight. View drawing

hollow wall

Machine screws with toggle, passing through plaque holes, with or without decorative rosettes. Screws are then tightened to expand toggle in a hollow wall cavity. View drawing

wood mount

Wood screws, passing through plaque holes, with or without decorative rosettes. Screws are screwed into a wooden wall surface or bonded with adhesive to further secure. View drawing

garden stake

Machine screws are inserted through 5/16″-thick black anodized stakes into the back of the plaque. Maximum plaque size is 12″ x 8″ for one stake or 20″ x 8″ for two stakes. Available in heights of 24,” 36″ and 48″.

post mount

Black painted aluminum brackets are attached to the back of the plaque with machine screws. An aluminum square post bolts into the bracket at a 45˚ or 90˚ angle. Plaques over 24” wide require two posts. Posts are available in heights of 6’ or 8’. A 1”-wide post is recommended for plaques up to 250 square inches, 1-1/2” for plaques up to 450 square inches, and 2” for plaques up to 720 square inches. View drawing

post cap

Cast as part of an aluminum or bronze plaque, the post cap mount is designed to fit on 1-½,” 2″ or 3″ ID schedule 40 posts. Available on almost any custom plaque – single or double-sided – up to 30″ x 30″. Post sold separately.

Post cap blades

Post Cap Blades

The radius blade is standard (bottom). The angled (top) and ogee (center) blades are also available.

square post side mount

The square post side mount is meant to provide a free standing plaque mount for double sided plaques over 900 square inches. Using two steel posts that are 2”x 2”, 3”x 3” or 4”x 4”, plaques up to 36 sq ft can be free standing mounted. The Square Post Side Mount is a complete mounting system that ships with the plaque and includes the posts and hardware necessary for install. Assembly only requires common hand tools and can be done at the job site. This mount is for cast plaques only.

square post back mount

The square post back mount is meant to provide a free standing plaque mount for single sided plaques over 900 square inches. Using two or three steel posts that are 2”x 2”, 3”x 3” or 4”x 4”, plaques up to 36 sq ft can be free standing mounted. The Square Post Back Mount is a complete mounting system that ships with the plaque and includes the posts and hardware necessary for install. Assembly only requires common hand tools and can be done at the job site. View install guidelines

Projected Wayfinding Mount

Projected Wayfinding Mount

Custom cast plaques, produced per your art, to fill the needs of directional wayfinding signage. Projected Wayfinding Plaques are designed for mounting to flat walls or posts, with plaques and brackets cast in one piece – or to round posts, with the addition of a secondary cast hardware accessory. Cast as a single or double-sided plaques, in aluminum or bronze – available in most standard plaque finish options – up to 10″ high by 20″ long by around 1/2″ thick. Mounting hardware not included. Email art for quote.