A well designed plaque will create a lifetime memorable marker in a business, building, or event. It is customary to hold an unveiling ceremony and have a plaque reveled to commemorate the occasion.
What to consider when planning an Opening Plaque:
- The date of unveiling is very important. We advise clients to plan in advance, so as to ensure we can prepare the plaque within the required time frame
- Wording: It is important to cover all aspects of the inscription with all involved parties.
Typically a well designed plaque should have the following elements:
A date, purpose (unveiled on 01/01/2009)
A purpose (‘This building was officially opened by Honorable’)
A name (Typically this is where you honor or recognize the dignitary at the ceremony)
- A proof copy: We provide electronic proof copies of all our opening plaques prior to manufacture. This enables our customers to double check all aspects of the plaque including spelling, text arrangement, and wordings in detail to avoid mistakes.
A carefully planned and manufactured opening plaque will inspire future visitors to a building and event by permanently capturing the important event with an eternal reminder. Once fitted our stone plaque will last the full lifetime of the building, and will not fade or require any maintenance. Stone plaques are unique in this manner, when compared to other materials such as brass and metals.
How long does a plaque take to make?
The typical lead time to manufacture a stone plaque is 3 weeks from order. To carefully plan the choice of words and layout frequently takes 3-4 alternative draft versions. We always work with clients to provide valuable advice to make this process as simple as possible. We frequently email several draft versions for your final approval once you are satisfied with the layout and artwork. Our state of the art computerized software is also able to give you an accurate scaled drawing of the finished product along with exact details on the letter size. We also offer an express service for customers that require plaques sooner than 3 weeks. Our staff will work overtime to meet your deadlines.
How does the order process work?
Opening plaques are not a common item to purchase and we will help guide you through the process to make it as easy as possible. The typical order process starts with a phone call or by filling out our contact form. We need some information to help price your opening plaque including: the due date, a rough layout of inscription that you would like on the stone. Once we have received the required information, we will get back to you with a quotation and a free layout for your approval. Once you approve the artwork and pay an agreed deposit, work will commence on your opening plaque.
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