By Terrence Dehring
Setting up the engraving for plaques can be an intimidating task – especially if you have never done it before. But we make it easier to get great looking results at QuickTrophy. We have built in a tool that lets you select the font, the font size, and the font style for each line of text when you need help engraving plaques. If you don’t know how to start, you can use one of our plaque templates and just change the lines you want. But just by following 3 simple tips for engraving plaques, you can easily get professional looking results.
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By Terrence Dehring
What can be done with old trophies? When the kids who received them have grown and moved away and somehow, unbelievably, they “forgot” to take their trophies with them. Who can blame them? They are probably living in an apartment without much extra space. But even when they do have extra space, they are likely collecting the next generation of trophies for their children. So what do you do with all the old trophies getting dusty in the rec room? It’s hard to toss them – there are too many memories attached to them. Well here are a few ideas:
Take them to the local Goodwill or St. Vincent’s store. Boy scouts and other groups looking for projects will collect the parts and make the trophies they can use for their annual events. Some dusting and new engraved plates and they will be good as new!
Use them as garden decorations. Kind of like gnomes, only more “sporty”.
Take them apart and use the components in craft projects. It’s amazing what some people can create!
Over the years customers have requested we produce garden plaques or small signs they can place in their gardens or yards. After doing some research into the types of products we could make that would fit the bill, we decided on some nice, simple engraved signs that are attached to strong, wire that can be placed in the ground. They are weather proof and hold up well in the outdoors – even weather conditions as harsh as those we experience in Marquette.
They come in two shapes: square with rounded corners and ovals. They also come in 2 sizes, small or large. The small garden plaques are mounted on wire stakes 10″ long and the large garden plaques are mounted on wire stakes 15″ long. All wires are galvanized steel so they will not rust.
These garden plaques make great gifts for the casual yard gardener, are great for public spaces such as church yards where you want to recognize volunteer gardeners, or in areas where you want to identify the plants found there.