Plaque Bases

How do I mount sublimated plaque plates onto a wooden plaque base?

To mount a sublimated plaque onto a wooden base, clean both surfaces, apply a strong adhesive (like double-sided tape or glue) to the back of the sublimated plaque, carefully position the plaque on the base, and press firmly for secure attachment. Let it dry as per the adhesive's instructions to ensure a strong bond. Choosing the right adhesive and ensuring a clean, well-aligned placement are key for a lasting mount.

What type of wood should I use for my plaque base?

For a plaque base, it's best to choose a durable and aesthetically pleasing wood. Consider the wood's color, grain, and overall look in relation to the plaque's design. Hardwoods like oak, walnut, and cherry are more durable and resistant to wear, making them ideal for plaques meant to last.

Options include:

  • Oak: Strong and with a prominent grain, oak is a classic choice.
  • Maple: Offers a smooth, lighter surface, great for highlighting the plaque.
  • Cherry: Known for its rich, reddish hue that deepens over time.
  • Walnut: Durable with a dark, elegant appearance.
  • Pine: A more budget-friendly option, lighter in color, and softer.

What is a sublimation plaque?

A sublimation plaque is a customized award or decorative item created through a process called dye sublimation. In this process, a design is printed onto special paper and then transferred onto the plaque's surface using heat and pressure. This technique embeds the ink into the material, resulting in vibrant, long-lasting images that are resistant to fading. Sublimation plaques are popular for awards, commemorative items, and personalized gifts, offering a high-quality, professional appearance.