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Need Help Bronze Plaque with Image

Discussion in 'Product and Supplier Referrals' started by TXFB.INS, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. TXFB.INS

    TXFB.INS Very Active Member

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    Looking for a source that produces Bronze Plaques with the ability to put a "grey scale" profile image onto the bronze.
    I have already spoken with Gemini and they do not have this capability

    The background of the plaque is smooth and the profile image is part of the plaque with a textured/dimensional feel

    Overall thickness is .25"

    Thank you for suggestions.
     

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  2. NP_18

    NP_18 New Member

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    Maybe try ARK Ramos
     
  3. unclebun

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    Gemini
     
  4. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Matthews
     
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  5. Gino

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    Gemini...... all the way.
     
  6. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    "I have already spoken with Gemini and they do not have this capability"
     
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  7. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Wouldn't this work as well ??

    photo etch.jpg
     
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    Maybe Matthews Metalphoto.
     
  9. unclebun

    unclebun Active Member

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    Gemini's Photorelief would actually be better than the original plaque, which does not look like the picture is actually part of the bronze. It looks like something laminated on top.
     
  10. TXFB.INS

    TXFB.INS Very Active Member

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    Thanks for the comments and suggestions


    Gemini does NOT have the capabilities to produce this type of sign.
    the image is PART of the bronze, there are no seams, inserts or discernable means that would suggest the image is separate
    NO a different version is NOT an option this is a replacement project that wants the completed product to look the same.
     
  11. unclebun

    unclebun Active Member

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    bronzememorials.net does photo plaques they claim will last 100 years.
    metaldesignsllc.com does etched and other types of photo plaques. I don't think this is the method used in your originals. They also do photo plaques where the photo is on metal attached to the bronze.

    I guess if the client is insisting on the exact same manufacturer, they don't know who it is?

    One thought that comes to mind, since nobody is finding you exactly what you are asking for is that the memorial plaque industry has abandoned the technique used in the failed plaques your client has.
     
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  12. TXFB.INS

    TXFB.INS Very Active Member

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    My understanding is they don't care who makes the plaques or how they are made, as long as they look like the same.

    It is very likely that the exact method used for these has been abandoned if that is the case, probably is.
    my search is to use "new" technology to simulate an old method. they are solely focused on the look and not the method.

    Very helpful site suggestions, THANK YOU
     
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