Who doesn’t like a good brass section? You have the deep sounds of the tuba keeping the beat, the trombone with its sliding notes, and the trumpet blasting out a catchy melody. Unfortunately, we aren’t here to talk about all that jazz. Let’s get down to brass tacks or, more accurately, brass plaques. We recently had a client contact us for custom brass plaques in Vancouver, WA, and like a well-trained band, the mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions worked together to make sweet signage music.
We Provided the Top Brass
We first met with the client for a free consultation to see what he wanted out of the project. The client operated a business out of his home, and he wanted a tasteful and unique solution for directing deliveries to his front door. We recommended brass for class. He thought that sounded great, and once he approved the mockups of what the finished product would look like, we got down to work.
We started with handsome 16.25-inch by 4.25-inch singled sided quarter-inch-thick flat cut brass panels. The letters were done in a custom font that just screams class. The background is painted black with a satin sheen. Once the plaques were ready for installation, we worked with the client’s schedule to install them. We had to drill and tap (or is it “tapp”?) for a stud mount. Next, we added spacers to create a “floating off the wall” effect. In the end, the client was thrilled with the job we did. Now, the deliveries know where to go!
Wayfinding Isn’t the Only Way to Use Brass
Brass is valued because it lasts so long and is easy to clean. All you need is a little hot soapy water, your friend’s toothbrush (don’t use your own: gross), and some elbow grease. If that fails to get rid of all of the discoloration, did you know you can actually use ketchup to finish the job? It’s true! The acidity works wonders. Of course, there are also commercial brass cleaners available if you need your ketchup for your meatloaf.
Also, wayfinding signage isn’t the only use for brass plaques. Brass plaques are also popular for:
Donor Recognition – Just about every charity relies on donors to be able to open their doors and offer services. It’s important to recognize the generosity of these people. This is possible with tastefully designed plaques.
Commemoration – Personalized plaques are the perfect way to commemorate those who have made your company a success. For instance, military and police organizations may install brass plaques to celebrate someone’s decades of services.
Suite Signs – Plaques are used in some of the most prestigious buildings in just about every city in the country to denote different units and suites. Brass plaques are an excellent solution whether you want a custom sign featuring your branding or a standard marker with just a number.
If you’re ready to brass up the place, you can contact the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for some skilled musicians or the mighty sign makers at SGS for a free consultation on custom brass plaques in Vancouver, WA!