Design Your Headstone
Our carved lettering, will depend upon the color of granite and the shape. On light colored granite, we will apply traditional “V-Sunk” and sometimes “polished edge” styles. The carving is cut deep into the stone and a sanded background panel or a polished edge is formed for visibility of lettering.
Direct sand blasting of lettering into the polished granite can be completed for black granite or any of the dark granite headstones. We obtain a beautiful natural finish showing the granite with lettering as we do not require additional polishing or deep sinking. From an artistic perspective, only one or two types of letter fonts should ever be used on a single memorial.
Sandblasting is a type of carving of letters and artwork used on traditional monuments. It is the most basic engraving method that is commonly used to make graphic elements like praying hands, flowers or a cross. When you have a memorial image or photo with fine graphics then laser etching is a good choice.
Laser engraving is completed by a laser etching machine that is programmed by a computer with the set of instructions where a laser fractures and burns the pores of the granite upward. This achieves the possibility of any design or picture that you would like to have onto your memorial. Another example is making large poems etched in sizes not recommended for sand blasting. Landscapes and family portraits can be etched with perfect detail and will not fade over time. This option is only available for black granite and a service charge will apply.
When you are designing your headstone, feel free to contact us for assistance or recommendations to help express your memories on granite.