Read about how granite laser engraving changed everything, making custom memorials and plaques accessible to the general public.
The process of carving and etching stone is an age-old tradition that transcends both art and artisanship. From the great masters like Da Vinci and Rodan to countless unknown artisans and stoneworkers, people have been carving and etching into granite and marble since the dawn of civilization. Because of this, sculpture and plaques are seen as timeless, eternal, and enduring monuments.
Only until recently has the ability to etch into stone become an accessible skill, thanks to granite laser engraving. The laser engraving process brought skill and precision into the hands of computer technicians who were able to achieve fine results simply by programming a computer to perform the task.
Laser engraving works on a wide range of different surfaces, from plastic and wood, to stone and metal. When it comes to stone, however, granite and marble are typically the two stone types that are frequently used when creating custom, laser engraved plaques and memorials. And when it comes to offering the most value, granite laser engraving is the best option.
Even though laser engraving can be used on a wide variety of surfaces, the process varies depending on what kind of surface is being engraved. In the case of wood, plastic, and metal, the laser beam essentially burns or melts the surface. However, with stone, the process is a little different: instead, the laser doesn't burn the stone, but instead creates tiny fissures in the stone. This is what gives laser engraved granite such a distinct look.
Because of this process, however, softer or more porous stonefaces cannot be used for precision laser engraving work. Granite, however, is an incredibly hard, dense stone that can render both thick and thin lines from the laser engraving process.
If you're looking for granite laser engraving for a special gift, be sure to check out the wide range of options available at Laser Engraved Memories:
By Michael Nace