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What Size Plaque Do I Need?

Posted by Sacred Engraving on 12/18/2014
The size of a plaque is determined by many factors, including what you’re trying to accomplish with it. Most standard rectangular plaques are usually no smaller than 12” x 10” and can be made as large as 36” x 48” if not larger. Cast bronze plaques are available in many sizes and shapes, however, and in order to decide how big or small you’d like your plaque to be, or what shape it will take, it’s important to identify the purpose your plaque will serve.

What do you want the plaque to communicate?

If you’re working with a company to restore a walking trail through an historical park, perhaps you’d like an historical marker that provides information regarding the site. These are typically larger to accommodate the amount of text necessary. Building Markers usually only have a name and the date of dedication, and thus require less text. You want the text to be legible, so it needs to be large enough to be read, but not overwhelming.

Perhaps you’re giving a wedding or anniversary gift, or announcing the birth of a child. These plaques can be more whimsical and fanciful in shape and size, so it really depends on your personal aesthetics.

Once the objective is clear, you’ll have a better idea of what size the plaque should be.

Decide whether you’ll be using photographs or etchings in your design. This will take up a good amount of space especially if you plan to include text. Use your imagination, and try to visualize what you want to plaque to look like.

The amount of verbiage can have a significant effect on the size you choose. Make sure to use clear, concise language, and choose a font size that will be a good match for your plaque. Make sure your font size is at least 1/4” in height if using all caps, or 3/8” if using both upper and lower case letters. Once you’ve determined how much space you’ll need for text and/or images, you’ll be able to determine how big or small your plaque needs to be.


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 What Size Plaque Do I Need?
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