Sandblasting & Laser Etching
At Fort Worth Memorials, our goal is to deliver high quality gravestones, tombstones, and every other memorial you can think of. We hire only the finest staff, with longstanding industry experience that sees them deliver flawless results time and time again. They have decades of experience between them, and we trust them to fulfil the lofty expectations our customers have for our service. We use materials of the very highest standard, and the equipment we use to decorate and design the memorials we make is top of the range. Two of the methods we use to create designs for our provisions are sandblasting and laser etching – and you can find further information on these processes just below.
What is Sandblasting?
So, what exactly is sandblasting? This process, sometimes known as abrasive blasting, is where sand is propelled at a surface with a very high pressure, causing material to be removed. The process starts by creating a design for the final product – perhaps lettering or imagery – which is then followed by creating a template. Once this is made, it’ll be applied to the surface of the monument-to-be. At this point the sandblasting can begin in earnest, with the process creating a lot of heat in the vicinity. The detail that is achievable through this method is quite incredible, and the nuance to the imagery will leave you bewildered.
What is Laser Etching?
Another dependable process that we use to create patterns, imagery, and lettering on memorials and gravestones. This method uses an imaging process and a powerful laser to etch into the top layer of stone, and the results are far beyond anything that is possible with traditional etching. Photographic images can almost be imprinted directly on the stone, and the finish is designed to be long lasting and durable – so you shouldn’t be concerned about it suffering from degradation due to the elements.
Both sandblasting and laser etching produce fabulous results for your memorial, so picking the right one for you is really a matter of personal taste. In some cases, we’ve found that our customers prefer to have a mixture of the two on the monument – and they can certainly dovetail very effectively. Of course, it isn’t possible to use both of these methods on every kind of material – so if you have your heart set on a particular kind of stone, you might need to accept that it isn’t possible to also have it laser etched (for example).
As both of these processes are relatively modern phenomena, we understand that some people aren’t sure about undertaking them – but we hope you’ll give them your full consideration. The results that are attainable through these processes create beautiful gravestones and monuments fit for any setting, and their robustness is unquestionable. Like every other aspect of our service, we guarantee that you’ll receive a flawless outcome – so there’s really no risk when you decide to invest in these services. For more information on your options, get in touch with our customer service team.