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...spiked hair and cheesy grin.

According to a poem written by Eric's mother, that's how he was known. Eric was a Junior Reserve Office Training Corps (JROTC) Cadet Captain, and this memorial plaque dedicates a rappel tower at Bandy's High School, where he attended.

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The unusually high level of detail present in both Eric's image and that of the flag were made possible by the use of extremely large original photographs. An American flag was requested to reflect Eric's patriotism and his greatest dream; to fly jets for the United States Air Force.

Engraved Bronze Memorial Plaque - Eric David Crane

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26"
20"
Specifications
Plaque Type: CNC Machine Engraved
Material: Bronze
Thickness: 1/4" in raised areas
Border Style: Single Line
Back of Plaque: Flat (solid bronze)
Raised Surfaces: Smooth Satin Bronze (gold)
Recessed Surfaces: Hand-Rubbed Oxidized (dark brown)
Texture in Recessed Area: Smooth, except area with image in 3D Photo Relief™
Unique Features: An extrememly high level of detail, the result of using large photos that were equally detailed.

Designer's Notes:

Framing Eric's photo was partly the customer's idea, and partly out of necessity (because of how much photo we had to work with), but I like the formal tone it gives his plaque. From what I learned about Eric during the design process, this plaque fits his character perfectly. - Jeff
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As visitors to Montauk Point Lighthouse discover every single day, there was much more to Percy Heath than they ever knew.

This is what great memorial plaque design is all about; Giving people a small glimpse into a person’s life, revealing a portion of his or her character, and creating a new level of appreciation for that person in the minds of all who come across his or her memorial plaque.

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“Son Percy said placing the monument in Turtle Cove couldn’t have been more appropriate. His father’s favorite fishing spot, he said, was on the ocean bluffs just below the higher hill of the Montauk Lighthouse. ‘This was one of my father’s favorite places on earth,’ he said. ‘I remember how we’d share lamps here while surfcasting in the dark. He loved this town and its people. Now he can fish in peace.” (source: New York Daily News)

Engraved Bronze Memorial Plaque - Percy Heath

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18"
33"
Specifications
Plaque Type: CNC Machine Engraved
Material: Bronze
Thickness: 1/4" in raised areas
Border Style: Double Line
Back of Plaque: Flat (solid bronze)
Raised Surfaces: Smooth Satin Bronze (gold)
Recessed Surfaces: Hand-Rubbed Oxidized (dark brown)
Texture in Recessed Area: Images in 3D Photo Relief™
Unique Features: 3D Photo Relief™ of Mr. Heath and the Montauk lighthouse scene.

Designer's Notes:

I really enjoyed creating this scene, knowing it was Percy's favorite place to spend time. It helped to have high-resolution photographs for both images, because they reproduced very well on the plaque. - Jeff
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You do awesome work. I particularly like the last sentence in italics. A very nice touch.

- Jimmy McCartney, Lafayette, Louisiana

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One candid photograph is all it took to capture Mr. Gaspard enjoying one of his favorite pastimes. This beautiful memorial plaque makes the most of that single moment by reproducing it in full-color contoured 3-D Photo Relief™.

Click the video to discover the four key features that make this a truly unique memorial plaque.

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Engraved Bronze Memorial Plaque - Ronnie Lane Gaspard

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17"
11"
Specifications
Plaque Type: CNC Machine Engraved
Material: Bronze
Thickness: 1/4" in raised areas
Border Style: Plain Edge
Back of Plaque: Flat (solid bronze)
Raised Surfaces: Smooth Satin Bronze (gold)
Recessed Surfaces: Full color painted
Texture in Recessed Area: Image in 3D Photo Relief™
Unique Features: Candid shot of Mr. Gaspard looking away from camera, enjoying the scene. Plaque has no borders, minimal text.

Designer's Notes:

This is such a simple, non-cluttered design, yet it says so much. Sometimes less content does go much further with the reader - Lisa
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This memorial plaque forms an extremely vivid picture of Mark's life, and makes a strong statement about the impact he had on those who knew him. A good designer will make this happen without you even realizing it, combining visual elements with text in a way that invites people in for a closer look.

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"I can't tell you how impressed I am with your ability to portray Mark just as we knew him to be. The plaque is beautiful. This has truly been a rewarding experience, and to have found professionals such as yourselves is a God-send."

- Debi Malone
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Engraved Bronze Memorial Plaque - Mark S. Malone

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12"
22"
Specifications
Plaque Type: CNC Machine Engraved
Material: Bronze
Thickness: 1/4" in raised areas
Border Style: Double Line
Back of Plaque: Flat (solid bronze)
Raised Surfaces: Smooth Satin Bronze (gold)
Recessed Surfaces: Hand-Rubbed Oxidized (dark brown)
Texture in Recessed Area: Images in 3D Photo Relief™
Unique Features: Separate images of the mountain and airplane were combined to create this flying scene.

Designer's Notes:

Mark built this plane himself, and loved to fly it, so I enjoyed creating this scene. Especially rewarding was the fact that we were able to depict one of Mark’s many trips, even though a good photo like this had never actually been taken. - Jeff
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Engraved Bronze Veteran's Memorial Plaque - Aylmer Law Firm

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23"
30"
Specifications
Plaque Type: CNC Machine Engraved
Material: Bronze
Thickness: 1/4" in raised areas
Border Style: Single Line
Back of Plaque: Flat (solid bronze)
Raised Surfaces: Smooth Satin Bronze (gold)
Recessed Surfaces: Hand-Rubbed Oxidized (dark brown)
Texture in Recessed Area: 3D Photo Relief™ images
Unique Features: Flag image added as backdrop behind image of Joe & Duke

Designer's Notes:

No amount of words could ever convey the joy on Joe's face, or Duke's faithfulness, the way this one image does. It brings their inscription to life. - Danielle
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On behalf of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 698, and the Bishop family, I wish to pass on to you the wonderful comments we received regarding the plaque made by Innovative Signs.

Thank you and all of your company representatives who were responsible for a timely job well done and a memorial plaque that will last for many years to come.

The dedication was well attended, on May 26th, and received coverage by the local media.

Sincerely,
Ralph A. Garcia

Ralph A. Garcia, VVA 698, Secretary, Tom Bishop Memorial Project Manager - Bluffton, Indiana



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This plaque, in bronze, and its twin in aluminum, are used on the campus of Homewood Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Illinois.

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Engraved Bronze Seal - Homewood Flossmoor High School

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12"
12"
Specifications
Plaque Type: CNC Machine Engraved
Material: Bronze
Thickness: 1/4" in raised areas
Border Style: Single Line
Back of Plaque: Flat (solid bronze)
Raised Surfaces: Smooth Satin Bronze (gold)
and Painted (black)
 
Recessed Surfaces: Painted (bronze, white, red)
Texture in Recessed Area: Smooth
Unique Features: Duplication of school's seal

Designer's Notes:

Even though this is a duplication of the school's seal, artwork conversion was required to maintain accuracy and meet the specifications of the Engraving process. - Danielle

Not only does this plaque identify the Stewardship & Innovation Center at Holy Spirit College, it also recognizes their corportate sponsor, BP.

Click on the plaque to discover three very unique features in this inscription.

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Engraved Bronze Plaque - Holy Spirit College's Stewardship & Innovation Center

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11"
8-1/2"
Specifications
Plaque Type: CNC Machine Engraved
Material: Bronze
Thickness: 1/4" in raised areas
Border Style: Single Line
Back of Plaque: Flat (solid bronze)
Raised Surfaces: Smooth Satin Bronze (gold)
and Painted (BP green)
 
Recessed Surfaces: Painted (with color graphics)
Texture in Recessed Area: Smooth
Unique Features: Full-color 3-D Holy Spirit seal
Mid-level ampersand symbol
Full-color BP logo
 

Designer's Notes:

The relatively small size of this plaque, along with its many unique features, provides a distinctive way to identify the college (with their full-color seal in 3-D Photo Relief™), and the Stewardship & Innovation Center (with a mid-level "&" behind the other text). It also gives appropriate recognition to corporate sponsor BP (with their full-color logo). - Lisa
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Justice Integrity Service

This is the motto of the United States Marshals Service, an agency that has been serving our country for over 220 years, and has put away more fugitives, more criminals, than all other federal law enforcement agencies - combined. To put it mildly, they have a commanding presence.

When the agency needed a look that boldly communicated this presence, their product of choice was Engraved aluminum plaques. Each badge and seal is crafted from solid aluminum at a 20" diameter using agency graphics.

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As stunning as they appear here, you should see them in person - as a visitor, of course, to one of their many regional offices. They look even better than these photos convey.

Additional details:
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Additional agency info:
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As is the case with all images on our web site, these are actual photographs of real plaques. They are not simulated or artificially rendered in any way. The graphics displayed on each of these plaques are the property of the US Marshals Service. Each photographic image is the copyrighted property of Innovative Signs, Inc.

Engraved Aluminum Plaques
United States Marshals Service / Department of Justice

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20"
Specifications
Plaque Type: CNC Machine Engraved
Material: Aluminum
Thickness: 1/4" in raised areas
Border Style: Plain edge and single line borders
Back of Plaque: Flat (solid aluminum)
Raised Surfaces: Oxidized or Painted (custom colors)
Recessed Surfaces: Oxidized or Painted (custom colors)
Texture in Recessed Area: Smooth or 3-D Photo Relief™
Unique Features: Duplications of badges and seals for the US Marshals Service and the US Department of Justice.

Designer's Notes:

The CNC Machine Engraving process is excellent for duplicating seals, because it allows us to retain almost all details in the original art. I especially enjoyed the badges portion of this project, however, because of how we removed the material between the star and the outer ring, just like a real badge. In fact, except for an attachment pin on the back side, these are essentially 20" diameter metal badges. - Jason
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The historic Evergreen Train Depot, once part of the old L & N Railroad line, was built in 1907 when railroad transportation was king. It was quite ornate at the time, and was the only building in town with electricity.

After a complete renovation to restore its original beauty, the former train depot is now home to the Evergreen-Conecuh Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Office.

City of Evergreen dedicated their renovation with a plaque featuring an architectural drawing of the building, recognition of city leaders, and a special thank-you to those who were involved in the project. It is prominently displayed outside the main entrance.

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Engraved Bronze Dedication Plaque - Historic Evergreen Train Depot

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30"
20"
Specifications
Plaque Type: CNC Machine Engraved
Material: Bronze
Thickness: 1/4" in raised areas
Border Style: Double Line
Back of Plaque: Flat (solid bronze)
Raised Surfaces: Smooth Satin Bronze (gold)
Recessed Surfaces: Hand-Rubbed Oxidized (dark brown)
Texture in Recessed Area: Smooth, except depot illustration
Unique Features: Architectural drawing of depot in 3D Photo Relief™

Designer's Notes:

When it comes to the 3D Photo Relief™ process, you are not limited to photographs. This building illustration, for example, is an architectural drawing. - Lisa
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There is no mistaking the offices of the US Marshals Sex Offender Investigations Branch.

Their plaque is a reproduction of the badge worn by every Deputy Marshal in this branch.

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Engraved Bronze Badge Plaque - US Marshals Service SOIB

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20"
14-5/8"
Specifications
Plaque Type: CNC Machine Engraved
Material: Bronze
Thickness: 1/4" in raised areas
Border Style: Single Line
Back of Plaque: Standard casting return
Raised Surfaces: Smooth Satin Bronze (gold)
Recessed Surfaces: Full color painted
Texture in Recessed Area: Smooth
Unique Features: Custom badge shape & graphics
Custom color matches
 

Designer's Notes:

Duplicating the exact shape, graphics and colors from the official US Marshals badge reinforces a consistent appearance between their branch offices, all agency graphics used on documents and vehicles, and Deputy identification. - Gary

Located at the southernmost point on planet earth, the geographic South Pole, this plaque identifies the South Pole Station. It was added by Raytheon after their construction was complete.

The building itself is built on columns, is height adjustable, and has rounded corners and angled walls that create snow-scouring wind underneath.

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Engraved Aluminum Professional Plaque - Raytheon's South Pole Station

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15"
24"
Specifications
Plaque Type: CNC Machine Engraved
Material: Aluminum
Thickness: 1/4" in raised areas
Border Style: Single Line
Back of Plaque: Flat (solid throughout)
Raised Surfaces: Smooth Satin Aluminum (silver)
Recessed Surfaces: Hand-Rubbed Oxidized (black)
Texture in Recessed Area: Smooth, except area with image in 3D Photo Relief™
Unique Features: 3D Photo Relief™ of the station

Designer's Notes:

Considering the nearly featureless antarctic landscape at the South Pole, and the unique design of the station, I wanted this plaque to be an accurate representation of both. Everything from the letter styles to the overall design was kept as simple and straightforward as possible. - Gary
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