Selecting a Plaque

When placing an order with Gemini, it is helpful to have as much information pre-determined as possible. The following are some key considerations to keep in mind. Your Gemini customer service representative will help walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

Plaque Style

Gemini plaques come in three main styles — cast, precision tooled and etched. Cast is the preferred option when exact duplicate quantities are desired. Precision tooled plaques typically provide crisper letter edges than cast. When very small text and a high level of detail are required, etching may be the best choice. Speciality processes, including laser engraving and giclée printing are also available.


Gemini uses only high quality, environmentally friendly metal alloys. Cast plaques are available in bronze and aluminum; precision tooled in brass, bronze and aluminum; etched in bronze, brass, copper and stainless steel; and engraved in aluminum and granite.


Depending upon style and material choice, plaques can be constructed up to a 96″ maximum dimension.


Plaque depths range from 1/16″ to 4″ depending upon style and material choice.


Whether your design requires raised or recessed text can help determine which plaque style is best for you. Cast plaques are ideal for raised text while precision tooling works equally well for either text option. Etching typically creates recessed text.


Natural or painted backgrounds, brushed or polished finishes, and a wide variety of textures and other special treatments provide creative options for your design.

See Standard Colors & Finishes

Mounting Options

Gemini offers a variety of blind stud, through-hole, decorative, post, stake and adhesive mounting options designed to fit your needs.


Braille is only available on precision tooled/wayfinding plaques.

Learn more about precision tooled


Placing an order with Gemini can be done in three easy steps using the online estimate tool:

  1. Generate and submit an estimate online to receive an official Gemini quote.
  2. A customer service representative will contact you within one business day with your quote.
  3. Approve your quote and your customer service representative will place your order based on the details from your estimate.

Production Time

Most cast, precision tooled and etched plaques can be shipped within eight working days after artwork approval. Some processes, such as Bas Relief and PhotoRelief™, as well as some finishes such as extra paint colors or polished, may require a longer lead time.

Volume Discounts

Orders of multiple copies of the same plaque may qualify for volume discounts. Contact a customer service representative to discuss your volume discount options.