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    Jun 16, 2017, 3:49 PM - Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #1

    I need about 10 plaques and holders. I'm not sure where the best place to get them is.
    I've seen a few on eBay, but the prices seem a bit steep. They go for about $18.75
    for the plaques shipped and the same for the holders. That's $37.50 a set.
    I might get a discount on shipping if buying them together, but i still think that
    is too much for a plaque and holder. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Jun 16, 2017, 7:32 PM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #2

    Can you post what you're looking for? I used to run a trophy business on the side of my sign stuff. I still have accounts with suppliers, so I might be able to get for you cheaper.
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    Jun 16, 2017, 8:20 PM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #3

    I bought some plaques on ebay. He charged the same amount for shipping up to pretty many. I agree for a few the shipping is expensive. Ordering quite a few at the same time is better.

    The stands I use were also found on ebay and were fairly high. I found the same thing on Amazon 10 for < $10. They are Clear Display Easels - Small. 1 1/2" H 1 1/8" W 1 1/2" D. You may want to confirm with the seller that they are that size. The first batch I ordered on Amazon did not match the listing. I believe a coin store is the one that sent the right stands.

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    Jun 16, 2017, 9:33 PM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #4

    ggriffaw said: View Post
    I bought some plaques on ebay. He charged the same amount for shipping up to pretty many. I agree for a few the shipping is expensive. Ordering quite a few at the same time is better.

    The stands I use were also found on ebay and were fairly high. I found the same thing on Amazon 10 for < $10. They are Clear Display Easels - Small. 1 1/2" H 1 1/8" W 1 1/2" D. You may want to confirm with the seller that they are that size. The first batch I ordered on Amazon did not match the listing. I believe a coin store is the one that sent the right stands.

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    U happen to have a picture of the display easels?


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    Jun 16, 2017, 9:39 PM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #5

    halliwax said: View Post
    U happen to have a picture of the display easels?


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    I will post a photo this weekend. They aren't like the MR stands.

    The first few I got was from the guy on ebay that makes the plaques. I was able to find the same stands much cheaper on Amazon.

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    Jun 16, 2017, 9:55 PM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #6

    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=177784

    idk if these are what you're wanting but he's always done a bang up job on any plaques I've wanted
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    Jun 17, 2017, 12:01 AM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #7

    I make some MR style plaque stands and I have them on Etsy. Should be able to give you a deal. Shoot me a PM and I can send you a link.
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    Jun 17, 2017, 12:15 AM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #8

    Thanks for all the input. I think I may have the plaque holder worked out. I found a 3D file I'm trying.
    If my 3D printer can print them I'll go that route. Fingers crossed. I've been having trouble with the leveling on my printer.
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    Jun 17, 2017, 5:07 PM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #9

    The 3D file was perfect. So I have the plaque stands figured out. Now all I need is the plaques.
    I just made a fast mockup of the plaque and printed it on photo paper to see how it looks and fits.

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    Jun 17, 2017, 7:33 PM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #10

    Here are some photos of the stands I use. Less than $10 for 10 on Amazon. The plaque is from customplaques2014 on ebay.

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    Jun 17, 2017, 8:52 PM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #11

    Ive had plaques made at my local trophy shop no problem. You could also check out etsy. Just my $.02
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    Jun 17, 2017, 10:01 PM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #12

    ggriffaw said: View Post
    Here are some photos of the stands I use. Less than $10 for 10 on Amazon. The plaque is from customplaques2014 on ebay.

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    Beautiful!!


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    Jun 18, 2017, 1:16 AM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #13

    I believe those are coin holders, but it looks like they work well.
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    Jun 18, 2017, 12:34 PM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #14

    Unfated said: View Post
    I believe those are coin holders, but it looks like they work well.
    Yes, I bought mine from a coin store on Amazon.

    It is pretty easy to bump the plaque and get it out of place. I suppose the plaque could be glued to the stand.

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    Jun 19, 2017, 4:34 PM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #15

    I decided to go with the free option. I printed the plaque holders on my 3D printer and printed the plaques on my
    computer printer on glossy photo paper. They almost look like aluminum and will work temporarily.

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    Jun 19, 2017, 8:25 PM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #16

    Those turned out pretty nice.

    Does it cost much to print something that size? How long does it take?

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    Jun 19, 2017, 9:30 PM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #17

    It cost very little in material and takes a couple of hours.
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    Jun 19, 2017, 10:09 PM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #18

    Hey @Unfated ! Uh, you have a 3D printer and you didn't just print the text on the plaque/holder?

    You totally could have painted that silver and black and it would've looked spectacular I bet!

    This way you wouldn't have to worry about the paper peeling off. I say give it another go. Good Luck if you do!
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    Jun 19, 2017, 11:39 PM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #19

    I have printed text a few times but I really don't think it looks all that great. I prefer smooth and
    clear. The paper won't peal off it's just slid into the grooves of the plaque holder if anything happens
    to the prints I can just print a new plaque on photo paper.
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    Jun 22, 2017, 4:54 PM - Re: Where is the best place to get plaques and plaque holders? #20

    Hey bud, I make plaques. Shoot me a pm.

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