Below is some of our most commonly asked questions and answers. Please do not hesitate to contact us anytime for a complimentary design consultation and estimates for our monument experts!


You can Laser virtually anything, from Text, Graphics, Logos, Designs, and even photographs. The only limit is your imagination!

We work we several dedicated designers, including our in-house designer that can help bring your ideas to life. Many of the designs featured in our design gallery were created out of the needs of our customers. Reach out to our in-house laser designer using the contact information at the bottom of this page for a free consultation.

Choosing a photo to put on a stone for a loved one is tricky as we often associate happy times with many photos. Choosing one for your own stone can be even harder, especially if you tend to not like photos of yourself. Choose a photo that means a lot to you and really represents the person the stone is for. It’s also a good idea to choose a photo that is clear and sharp with lots of contrasts as they will tend to come out better on the stone. Professionally done photographs like headshots or family photos are best as they tend to be high resolution, allowing our designers and technicians to edit the photo to the correct size without compromising quality.

Absolutely, with most people taking all of their photos on their phones, it is super common for individuals to want to use a photo they’ve captured on their phone for laser etching. Try to make sure the photo had good contract and is very clear. Also make sure that they photo gets sent to use in the highest possible format/resolution. Often, we will ask clients to send us the photo so that we can look at it and we will let you know if it will laser well.

This can be a little bit tricky. It partly depends on the quality of the photo you took, while we prefer original photos, sometimes that is not possible. Again, just reach out to our in-house designer below and we can take a look at the photo you are wanting to use and give you an honest opinion about how well it will laser.

You absolutely can, especially if all you have is a print of the photo. You can however scan the photo and e-mail or text it to us. The most important thing is preserving the resolution of the photo. Ensuring that the file we get is an original raw format or high-resolution file will help us to create a beautiful etching. Click here to download our instruction page on best ways to send your photo to ensure we get the best possible resolution.

We are constantly working on new designs and will try to upload them to the site as we go. However, once you have an initial consultation with our designer, we can help steer you in the right direction. There are several places we can pull designs from in addition to having them drawn up by one of our artists. There are also a number of sites we use where you can find designs from other artists and purchase them for use on the stone. Based on the initial consultation and your needs we will help guide you in the right direction.

We mix and match styles all of the time. Some clients prefer the stone to be completely laser etched, some clients only laser a photo, some clients laser parts of the stone and sand engrave other sections. It all comes down to personal preference. We will often help guide you as to best option based on the design of the stone.

For laser etching photographs or highly detailed designs we encourage you to go with a jet-black stone. Jet Black granite tends to create a high contrast when lasered and generally produces the best results for photographs. However, Designs that are less intricate or things like logos and text, we can laser on almost any color granite that have a stark contrast between the polished and unpolished sections of the granite. We have done laser on green, black, red, and even blue with some great results, it all just depends on what it is that we are laser etching.

You may have seen a color laser etching in the cemetery or while browsing online. It is possible for us to add color to laser etched designs. In house we have a handful of colors we can add, typically metallic colors like gold, silver, and rose gold, we even have a blue turquoise that can be added. For full color laser designs or photographs, these can be done. Essentially, once the stone has been lasered, it is sent off to an artist and hand-painted using paints/dye specifically made for stone. These soak into the unpolished stone. It is important to note that color added to a laser or sand etched design can/will fade over time, how fast really depends on weather, outside conditions, and the elements. Once faded the design will resemble a more traditional design without color and still look beautiful or you can have an artist go out and touch up the paint and reseal it as needed. So, yes it can be done, but you are essentially commissioning a painting and then placing it outdoors, so just be aware that there is often significant cost, and we cannot guarantee how long it will last (although it will take quite some time for it to fade).

Probably one of the most common questions we get about Laser Etching, will it last? Is it as durable as more traditional engraving on monuments? AND THE ANSER IS YES…Laser engraving is doing the same thing as your more traditional engraving which is removing the polish to reveal the natural stone underneath. It will not fade or wear, which is why we love granite. So have no fear, if you decide to have some or all of your stone laser engraved it will be just as durable as traditional cuts.

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We understand that the process of purchasing a monument can come at an unexpected time. Our team of monument experts are here to provide complimentary design consultations and estimates to help you get started.

Once you are ready to start designing your memorial, a 50% deposit will be required begin designing and ordering granite. The remainder of the total can be paid anytime before the monument is ready to be set at the cemetery or picked up at your local store.

The timeframe of creating a memorial can vary based on several factors. To begin the process, our team will work with you to create personalized designs and make adjustments per your input prior to sending it to our shop for the final engraving.

Another factor in the timeframe is the color and size of the granite that you purchase, as this will determine where it is sourced and how it is shipped to our facilities.

Rest assured that our team will do everything we can to make this process as easy as possible and will work diligently to have your monument on the plot as quickly as possible.

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