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Choosing a Photo for a Memorial Headstone

Modern headstones not only pay tribute with beautiful verse or words, they can create a lasting memory of loved ones and cherished pets with photographic engravings. Picture images help to personalize a memorial design.

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The Granite Memorial Urn: Beautiful Remembrance

The granite memorial urn is natural stone with beautiful flecking that gives a unique look to each piece. A heartfelt message together with your loved one’s name and dates adds the personal touch, as the laser strikes the surface to brush away the top layer of granite, leaving a light engraved mark. No paint is used. An upgrade to full color printing with UV-ink is available and is guaranteed to weather the outdoors for two years.

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Do’s & Don’ts of Image Selection

At PlaqueMaker, you are your own designer! You make all sorts of creative choices when it comes to creating a personalized custom plaque or gift. This doesn’t mean you’re totally on your own, though. To help you customize your designs, we’ve put together a few do’s and don’ts:

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The Red & Gold Royal Award Trophy: Understated Elegance

The 7.5” tall acrylic award trophy is screened in red on the back, with elegant gold accents, and is mounted to a glossy black base, to stand proudly on any desk, shelf or table. You can also choose blue or green screening. These royal award trophies will strike a pose at your next corporate event (we offer quantity discounts on custom merchandise).

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Benefits of UV Color Printing

PlaqueMaker offers several methods for creating your customized products, including:

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Trick or Treat?

-Marguerite Yourcenar, writer

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Personalize Your Halloween This Year!

Halloween lovers plan on celebrating the holiday by handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, decorating our homes and yard, dressing in costume, carving pumpkins, throwing or attending a party, taking our children trick-or-treating, visiting a haunted house and dressing our pets in costume.

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Scary-Cool Light Up Signs for Halloween

Whether you need a “Happy Halloween” sign for your business or want a fun, personalized way to greet your Trick or Treaters, look no further than our light up acrylic signs. The custom, frosted white engraving is illuminated with an LED strip available in white, blue, green or red colored lights. Made from .125-inch thick clear acrylic, also known as Plexiglass, Lucite, Acrylite and Optix, these signs can be custom-cut into fun shapes up to 24 by 18 inches in size, and come with a standard wall plug and a 12-foot cord (or you can upgrade to an AC battery pack). For indoor use only, various mounting options available, including holes for screws, suction cups or standoffs.

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Ready to Reorder

–Happy Customer

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Interactive Designer

Log on to PlaqueMaker.com to experience an easy way to create custom designs right from your computer, tablet or mobile device. Design and view your creation instantly on the screen, make adjustments and review once more! There is no limit to the number of times you can change your mind.

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Ways to Honor the Memory of a Lost Loved One

Losing someone that you love is never easy, and it is often the things that you do not even know that you will miss that you end up missing the most.

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Tips for Searching Our Clipart Gallery

PlaqueMaker has an extensive clipart gallery that you can use to enhance your PlaqueMaker creations. Every PlaqueMaker order includes one logo, photo or clipart with no set-up fees. The entire clipart gallery is there to peruse while you design using our Interactive Designer tool. When you’re ready to add artwork to your creation, simply click on “choose clipart or upload files” and you can start browsing all the selections available. They are organized alphabetically in categories found on the left-hand side of the screen.

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Easy Ordering with Interactive Designer

PlaqueMaker.com makes designing easy! Besides letting customers design and personalize their own PlaqueMaker items in real time, Our Interactive Designer also functions as an easy-to-use order form. Once you click the “Design & View” button, you have all you need to design it yourself and submit your order.

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The Sun Rises on A Successful Eagle Scout Project

Customer Creations, Eagle Scout, Military, Service

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Custom Patriotic Plaques & Trophies

A personal, elegant acknowledgement goes a long way in supporting our troops. PlaqueMaker makes it so easy to design any number of award plaques, customized trophies and personalized gifts that feature patriotic themes military personnel relate to in a big way. Design it yourself with PlaqueMaker’s easy-to-use online design tools. Browse our clip art gallery for seals and other artwork for every branch of the military, including the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines as well as the Coast Guard and the National Guard.

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Metal Photo Prints

Printing on metal is simple with our online design tools. Design metal art print using your own family pictures, landscapes and digital photos. Includes one photo. Unlike most other PlaqueMaker products, text is not included with metal photo prints.

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The Award Plaque – A Timeless Tradition

The earliest plaques are found in the 12th century throughout the Benin Empire in present-day Nigeria. Bronze and brass placards herald warriors and key battles fought on behalf of the kingdom. These are not unlike plaques we see today, paying homage to soldiers who died in the service of their country. Plaques are not just memorials but informational signs. For over 150 years, the blue plaques of London point out historical locations and the people who lived there. In the U.S., the National Trust for Historical Preservation bestows markers to buildings and places that gain National Registry status.

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Say Thank You to Unsung Community Heroes

Does your charity want to show appreciation for the community’s first responders? Is there a volunteer organization or civic group that has gone unnoticed for far too long? Do you know someone who selflessly gives their time and energy to others?

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Recognize Employees & Personalize Business Gifts

At PlaqueMaker.com, we help businesses recognize, inspire and motivate employees, associates and customers with a wide range of custom engraved awards, gifts and mementos that you can personalize yourself. Currently, we work with many leading organizations that represent a broad range of businesses:

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Improve Your Company’s Employee Recognition Program

Corporations put a lot of time and money into recruiting, hiring and training new personnel because keeping good employees is essential to supporting the bottom line. Yet research shows fewer than one in three workers feel valued on the job. Those who feel under-appreciated are the ones most likely to leave despite competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

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