Size / Shape & Inscription


As a basic rule, plaque or sign size is specified by the maximum horizontal width and height, in that order. Plaques sizes range from 3" x 2" and up (as a general minimum size).

Thickness is dependent on the overall size of the plaque or sign, but can range from 1/8" for small plaques to 5/8" for large Lawn Markers. It is usually calculated automatically once you have specified the size of your plaque or sign.



44 x 14 Contemporary Wheat Design


This is the shape of your plaque or sign. The range of shapes is almost unlimited as the majority of plaques start with a computer layout design.  The standard choice for most plaques or signs is a landscape rectangle. You can also choose from one of the common shapes below or speak to our staff about your custom design.



Rectangular (inc Square)



Oval (inc Round)












This is the wording that you’d like on your plaque or sign. Attractive layouts can be reproduced in a wide variety of fonts and sizes. There are several choices to make regarding the font used on your bronze plaque or sign.

  • Traditional Range Text Styles - the Traditional Range of markers is available in 3 different text styles. Each style is available in a select range of font sizes.


Church Text



Flat Face



Oval Face


  • Contemporary Range Font Type - The Contemporary Range offers greater flexibility in font styles. The most popular fonts are Cheltenham, Helvetica, Century Schoolbook and Times New Roman (see examples below). Many other attractive fonts are available so please feel free to request your desired font to give your plaque or sign a personal touch.    


  • Font Size (Contemporary Range Only) – this is the height of the letters and numbers in millimeters or points. The Phoenix design system’s conversion is approx. 0.1" = 10 points. Font size can be varied and can adapt to the size and nature of the inscription of the plaque or sign. However, as a guide, the minimum font size used has a minimum height of 0.16" (16 points). Select your font size with the size of your plaque or sign in mind.





  • Font Style Options (Contemporary Range Only)    Regular    Bold    Italic    Bold Italic