Sandblasting & Laser Etching
A headstone, whether you prefer an angel design or leaning towards something more upright, is a deeply personal and important tribute that celebrates a live once lived. At Memorials of Virginia Beach, we understand the importance of representing a loved one and can therefore promise our clients that we use only the most advanced sand blasting and laser etching technologies. We are here to support you in making these important personalizations for your memorials. Finally, a grave tombstone company that understands emotional details. Let’s take a look at the different methods we have on offer - blasting and etching.
While chisels and hammers were traditionally employed for engraving granite, sandblasting has become a very popular engraving method. By using compressed air, small sand particles are blasted through a hose to erode the areas you’ve chosen to engrave. Exquisite - the perfect word for describing our sandblasting techniques and results. Sandblasting for engraving granite headstones or grave stones is best suited for lettering, as it creates the most visually appealing and impressive end-result. Plus, this technique can be applied to both light an dark coloured granite. Opt for our sandblasting art for all your memorial needs.
At Memorials of Virginia Beach, we truly have a bunch of skilled and professional artists for all your headstone needs. Although, hand etching can create an artistic affect that can not be accomplished by a machine, our laser technology enables our artists to re-produce an original image with loads of detail and accuracy. Basically, a computerized laser is used to burn the surface of the stone and is a much more affordable alternative to hand etching. All you have to do is supply us with a clear image and it will magically be replicated onto your choice of stone. Please browse over our past projects and see for yourself how realistic these laser creations appear.
What can be sandblasted?
Sandblasting provides the fundamental design for a gravestone and is not generally used for small details. We at Memorials of Virginia Beach, primarily use sandblasting to create the overall texture for the headstone or grave maker. Our masons, are committed in executing your details that need to be sandblasted, bringing your gravestone vision into existence. We can sandblast the following details on your monuments, gravestones and makers: borders and patterns, symbols, shapes, and large lettering. Please contact us with all your specifications and find out how our sandblasting technique can be of assistance during such a overwhelming and truly devastating time.
Best surface for laser etching.
We like providing our clients with only the most factual info in the laser etching industry. For etching to be easily readable a black dramatic background is needed. Refrain from using dyed stone, rather trust us in supplying you with quality black granite. And if you truly want to give your loved one the respect and appreciation they are entitled to - go with a back surface. It gives our talented artists more freedom when it comes to design and drawing effects. Longevity is key - and that’s exactly what we can guarantee our client’s during their time of mourning with our black granite products and laser etching methods.