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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Portrait Series Bronze Memorials

Due to recent changes in our business we are no longer selling monuments or grave markers (bronze or granite) to other areas besides the Webster City Iowa area.
This website is available to the general public for information only.  Please address all your questions relating to monuments and markers to your local monument retailer.
We are pleased to continue to sell accessories on-line to all interested parties.
 

Companion Memorial Portrait Series

Companion bronze grave marker with portrait

Single Memorial Portrait Series

portraitsingle

Photo at the left is of a portrait series memorial with only the background colored and the portrait in traditional “oxide” finish.

NOTE that the PORTRAIT SERIES memorials only come with this border and one portrait.  Otherwise you will have to order a “collage series” memorial.

The Portrait Series was designed for the family who has one favorite photograph of a loved one that they would like preserved in bronze. Simply designed with an architectural style border, the Portrait memorial is complemented by the family's choice of three textured backgrounds (Pebble, Leather and Smooth) and background colors (Hunter Green, Black Cherry, and Classique Brown).The portrait itself is available in traditional oxide or Brilliant Impressions color.  To order a memorial grave marker please email us with the cemetery’s name and phone number along with the name of the loved one (or owner of the grave space) and you can email the photo or send it to us and we will make a copy and send you the original back to you. We will make a computer drawn proof for your approval before we make the memorial.

A Catalog of EMBLEMS is available by clicking HERE.

Portrait backgrounds

How to order this unique memorial:

To order a Portrait Series Bronze Memorial do the following...
   1st   Check with the cemetary 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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