Granite or Marble Stone Image
A granite or marble stone image is an image that is laser etched directly into the face of the product design. The product concerned may be a granite headstone, granite plaque, granite inlaid stainless steel headstone, mini headstone, granite urn, pet headstone, pet plaque/portrait, architectural product, headstone refurbishment, marble portrait or marble inlaid stainless steel urn.
The anticipated life expectancy of the laser etched image in polished black granite, in exposed conditions exceeds 200 years. The life expectancy of the laser etched image in polished marble stone, in internal conditions is virtually forever.
Designing Your Granite / Marble Stone Image
The image is supplied by you and may be of a person, logo or other image that you may wish to have on your design. The image is various tones of black and white and is almost photographic quality. You can upload your image via the Forever Shining website.
Please ensure that only good quality images (jpg or hard copy) are supplied to us together with any special instructions, e.g. “Remove background”. We cannot produce a good quality image on our product if we are supplied with a poor quality image to start with. Furthermore, the file size of the electronic image supplied is dependent on the physical size of the image required. If the finished image size is approximately 100mm x 100mm a file size in the range 500kb to 1mb is usually satisfactory. If the finished image size is more like 400mm x 400mm a file size in the range of 4mb to 5mb is usually required. If a suitably sized electronic image is not available for production purposes, please supply us with a good quality hard copy photo which we can scan into our system. The hard copy photo can be returned with the finished product.
Photos of copyright or trade mark images will require written permission from the owner of the copyright or trademark.
A granite or marble stone image can be any shape of oval or rectangle, including round or square. You determine the shape and size of your granite or marble image in the design section of the Forever Shining web site. You also choose the location and orientation of the granite or marble stone image on your design. The size of the major dimension of a granite or marble stone image can range from 75mm up to 1200mm. The major dimension cannot be more than three times the minor dimension.