A popular memorial option is to have a scene or image etched into a headstone or monument design. These custom features are popular with families in the Maryland area, in part due to the expertise of our craftsman and creativity of our designers. Sagel Bloomfield specializes in designing cemetery memorials and grave markers that incorporate etched scenes and images. Families choose to use etched scenes and images in the design of a headstone because of the special meaning they have and convey. Hand and laser etching are two ways we add detailed images onto granite memorials.
Hand etching captures the greatest details of our loved ones. A hand etched memorial allows for unlimited options to memorialize the life and journey through life of an individual. The memorial can depict the portrait, personal interest, religious images and life’s accomplishments.
Etching is the process of making microscopic engravings into granite by hand. A hand etcher uses led tips to remove the polish from the stone some tips are heavier or lighter depending on the contrast or brightness they are going for. Some instances we will use what is called an Impact etcher which has a diamond tip and taps the stone to remove the polish.
As the popularity of black granite continues to grow, etchings on monuments have also become commonplace. Sagel Bloomfield has become well known for the high quality of our etchings.