The differences between bronze plaques and engraved plaques
bronze plaques (such as the cast bronze nameplate shown on the left) are created from molten bronze alloy and are solid bronze - typically 3/8" to 5/8" thick. They are used for both indoor and outdoor applications and last forever. There are two levels to the plaque - raised and background. In this example, the text is raised and the background is not.raised. A bronze plaque around the size of a standard sheet of paper will cost around $500 (text only) and hold about 160 characters.
An engraved plaque is used for indoor applications ONLY and is typically presented to a recipient as an award. An engraved plaque around the size of a standard sheet of paper is cost effective and can hold over 350 characters. When a group of individuals are honored in the installation of a cast plaque, these engraved plaques can be made to duplicate the text and graphics on the bronze plaque and be presented to each individual as a 'take home' award.