Denis & Deb Thompson - owners of Thompson Monuments

Thompson Monuments, Inc
1702 Superior Street
Webster City, IA 50595
1-800-947-8232
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Patriotic Trigard Storybook Bronze Memorial Collection

“Jim was so proud of the time he served his country.  The bonds formed on the battlefield were so strong that he kept in touch with those who served with him for decades. He was a man of honor and he cherished the freedom  that he helped earn for every American.”

How to order this unique memorial:

To order a Collage Series Bronze Memorial do the following...
   1st   Check with the cemetery to find out their rules and fee.
   2nd  Email us or send us your photos and let us know if you have a particular composition in mind for the memorial.  Be sure to understand that the better the quality of the original photo - the better the quality of the finished bronze images.  We cannot make images better than they actually are.
   3rd  We will get a computer drawing to you (usually within 1-2 weeks) for your approval.  Once you approve the composition you can call us with your credit card or send a check in the mail and we will start the production of the memorial.  Please allow 5-6 weeks for production and delivery after it is approved by you.

Here  are some helpful photo suggestions to ensure your bronze plaques  are of the highest quality:

  • You  will want good contrast and sharpness in the photo the  better the photo the better the bronze will finish
  • Since  white engraves as the highest point and black is the lowest  point, you will want the background set to be black and  the image lighter than the background this will ensure  that the image is higher than the background. This usually  means having to clip the image out and putting it on a black  background.
  • Highlights  on noses, glasses etc should probably be removed they  tend to look strange since they are the lightest areas like  a bump on the end of the nose (The bronze will create enough  of it’s own highlights, especially with the gloss  finish)
  • Resolution  of the photo is very important. Photos should be a minimum  of 150 dpi at the final size. 200 dpi is preferable.
  • Photos  should be saved preferably as a tif format photos  that are highly jpeg compressed tend to look bad in bronze,  so we do not recommend saving as a jpeg.




The designs are limited only by your imagination. Our unique process allows us to create plaques or signs that a person can literally become a part of as they gaze into your work of art. Our 3-D relief images bring to life an industry that was dominated by “text only” plaques and signs. Trigard believes that every piece of bronze we produce has a story to tell. We all know how rapidly technology advances, while at the same time the costs come down. This trend allows us to add 3-D relief images to your project for a fraction of the cost and time of casting.


Our unique process allows us to cut turnaround time in half without compromising the quality of your job. Our engraving machines do all of the work. Technology provides the power to turn your idea into reality in a matter of weeks rather than months. From the initial order to delivery of your product, we guarantee a quality product that will endure for years to come.


You will find Trigard Bronze to be the most economical product in the marketplace today. Our process of “painting pictures” on to a bronze canvas by the use of machinery and patented technology eliminates the wax sculpting procedures that are prevalent in the casting industry. This allows us to complete your project in a fraction of the time which in turn brings savings directly to you.


Coming into an industry that has been around for centuries we knew that we had to provide the finest finish available to match the quality and craftsmanship of the completed piece. After thousands of hours of trial and error, we achieved what is to be the “benchmark” in finishes. Whether you choose our oxide finish, which antiques your project, or one of our many colors, Trigard provides you with the finest finish available. To protect your finish, Trigard has developed Dura-Sheen, an exclusive clear coat which is baked on and entirely seals your project in a protective shell that outlasts the competition 2 to 1 in independent testing.


Our pledge to you, the customer, is to provide you the finest crafted, most beautiful and longest lasting plaques available in the industry. Not only do we pledge a superior product, but deliver it to you in record time and at a fraction of the cost of comparable cast products. To see for yourself, place your next order with us and let the quality and craftsmanship of our engraved photos speak for itself. You’ll be glad you did.

 

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