Gemini donor trees are designed to tastefully display generous individuals, families or company names that have donated their time or money to a specific project or cause. Donor tree trunks are custom cast bronze, crafted in our state of the art Iowa foundry, measuring 2" thick - and weighing over 70 pounds. Separate leaves are mounted to an impact resistant acrylic canopy, to capture individual contributor's names. All leaves are hand crafted in various metals and finishes (brass, copper or nickel) to allow for design variations, and future engraving. Donor trees are designed for interior applications and are provided with detailed installation instructions.
For a sense of permanency and architectural depth, consider the classic look of Gemini cast bronze or aluminum plaques, logos and emblems.
Ideal for professional offices, universities and government buildings, address plaques, historical markers or memorials.
Finishes from Brushed, Oxidized, Painted, Patina, Polished, and more - with multiple background textures and color options.
Cast with no border, beveled edges, single line or even double line with bevel and more.
Tested and approved for exterior use. Guaranteed for the life of the product.
Rosettes are decorative covers for the screw heads in each corner of bronze and aluminum plaques (included in the price). Rosettes are available in 1/2”, 3/4”, 1” and 1-1/2” diameters. Rosettes with highlights are oxidized, aluminum rosettes are bead blasted. Screw heads are painted to match plaque background. (View here)
The finished image will be an artist’s 3D interpretation of your photograph in cast bronze or aluminum and mechanically attached to the plaque background. The standard overall height is 6” to 12” with a finished depth of 3/4” to 1”. (Requires a six-week lead time.)
A two-dimensional precision tooled plaque that is an alternative to the expense and time-consuming process of a bas relief plaque.
A seamless blend of casting and photography, our innovative PhotoRelief™ technique illustrates the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.”
Etching offers the precision required to replicate your high-definition photograph, line drawing or complex artwork. Etchings are available in stainless steel, bronze, brass and copper.
Giclée (pronounced “zhee-clay”) is the term for high quality reproductions of art utilizing high-resolution inkjet printers. The result is a picture perfect product that is excellent for indoor applications and even some exterior ones.
Add an image to your plaque by choosing a ceramic insert. Gemini can apply a full-color digital transfer to a standard-sized blank ceramic base, available in oval, round and rectangular shapes. Ceramic inserts can also be printed for medallion plaques.
Gemini can engrave your artwork or copy onto polished black granite, which is suitable for interior or exterior applications. Choose from 11 common shapes and sizes for the base material. Utilize the six rectangle or square sizes in tandem to produce artwork over a larger surface area than our maximum single piece size of 18” x 24”.
Gemini guarantees all of its exterior rated products for life.
We certify that our Cast Aluminum Letters and Plaques contain 30% recycled materials. 100% of the internally generated scrap is recycled. Download our certification.
We certify that our Cast Bronze Letters and Plaques contain 100% internally recycled materials. 100% of the internally generated scrap is recycled. Download our certification.
Quality vector art is preferred upon placing any request. Art fees may apply if additional design work is required.
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Specification guide for Gemini metal plaques
(Optional) Rosettes are cecorative covers for the screw heads, typically in each corner of bronze and aluminum plaques (included in price). Rosettes are available in 1/2", 3/4", and 1-1/2" diameters. Rosettes with highlights are oxidized, aluminum rosettes are bead blasted. Screw heads are painted to match plaque background. Additional and replacement rosettes are $22 each. (View here)
Machine screws, passing through plaque holes, with or without decorative rosettes. Screws are either bonded into wall holes with adhesive or a combination of adhesives and anchors – based on wall and plaque size and weight. (view drawing)
Machine screws with toggle, passing through plaque holes, with or without decorative rosettes. Screws are then tightened to expand toggle in a hollow wall cavity. (view drawing)
Wood screws, passing through plaque holes, with or without decorative rosettes. Screws are screwed into a wooden wall surface or bonded with adhesive to further secure. (view drawing)
Machine screws are inserted through 5/16”-thick black anodized stakes into the back of the plaque. Maximum plaque size is 12” x 8” for one stake or 20” x 8” for two stakes. Available in heights of 24”, 36” and 48”. (view larger image)
Black painted aluminum brackets are attached to the back of the plaque with machine screws. An aluminum square post bolts into the bracket at a 45˚ or 90˚ angle. Plaques over 24” wide require two posts. Posts are available in heights of 6’ or 8’. A 1”-wide post is recommended for plaques up to 250 square inches, 1-1/2” for plaques up to 450 square inches, and 2” for plaques up to 720 square inches. (view larger image)
Cast as part of an aluminum or bronze plaque, the post cap mount is designed to fit on 1-1/2", 2" or 3" ID schedule 40 posts. Available on almost any custom plaque, single or double-sided, up to 30" x 30". Post sold separately. (view drawing)
The square post side mount is meant to provide a free standing plaque mount for double sided plaques over 900 square inches. Using two steel posts that are 2”x 2”, 3”x 3” or 4”x 4”, plaques up to 36 sq ft can be free standing mounted. The Square Post Side Mount is a complete mounting system that ships with the plaque and includes the posts and hardware necessary for install. Assembly only requires common hand tools and can be done at the job site.
The square post back mount is meant to provide a free standing plaque mount for single sided plaques over 900 square inches. Using two or three steel posts that are 2”x 2”, 3”x 3” or 4”x 4”, plaques up to 36 sq ft can be free standing mounted. The Square Post Back Mount is a complete mounting system that ships with the plaque and includes the posts and hardware necessary for install. Assembly only requires common hand tools and can be done at the job site.(view install instructions)