Laser Etched Granite Pet Headstone
Our laser-etched black granite pet headstones have been designed to compliment our range of pet memorials. and satisfy the needs of those customers who wish to continue to use a traditional material for their memorial. The laser etching process allows us to etch beautiful, complex and intricate images of motifs, logos and photos into the surface of the granite. This style of headstone is available in a range of shapes.
Designing Your Pet Headstone
As a customer you have the opportunity to personalise the design of your pet headstone using the exclusive design section of our website.
Within this very simple design system, you start by selecting the preferred headstone shape and drafting your personalized inscription with a choice of fonts.
You may upload your own image onto the headstone design, which will be laser-etched into the granite headstone.
We have also made available an extensive library of thousands of motifs for you to choose from. These images can be added to your design as laser-etched motifs.
At any time during the design process you can click the check price button to determine the price of the design.
You may save and edit your design as often as you want, and email your saved designs to family and friends. Once you are completely happy with your design, you can order online.
Embellishments & Additions
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Laser-Etched Granite Inscription
The personalized inscription is produced by a carefully controlled laser that etches the inscription directly into the surface of the granite design by actually burning into the substrate. The finished product is stunning in classic black & white. Currently there are ten fonts available.
Black granite is considered the 3rd hardest material known to man, after Diamonds and Rubies. The estimated life of laser etched granite inscriptions is hundreds of years outdoors and virtually forever indoors.
There are almost 6000 images of art, objects and backgrounds to choose from in the Forever Shining website library of Images/Art.
One or more of these images can be laser etched into your granite or marble design.
Simply choose the image that you require, size it appropriately and locate it to suit your design.
The laser etched granite image is an image of your choosing that is laser etched into the face of your granite design. 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.
You may upload your own image to your design using the DIY design section of the Forever Shining web site. For best results supply only a good quality image. The quality of the laser etched granite image will be similar to the quality of the image supplied. If required, special notes need to be supplied with the image. e.g: “remove background”. You also choose the location, size and orientation of the image on your design.
Pet Headstone Base
A pet headstone is fitted into a pet headstone base by sliding it into the inclined slot on the top of the base. The inclination of the headstone allows the design to be easily seen and read. The use of a base also allows the design to cover almost all of the face of the headstone. Bases are basically used for aesthetic reasons. Use of a base is optional and at your discretion.
Pet headstone bases are a solid block of polished black granite with an inclined slot for fitting the headstone and fixing holes for the final installation of the assembly. The headstone bases are 200mm wide, 200mm deep and 50mm high.
There are three installation methods for the pet headstones.
The preferred installation method is a pet headstone base, providing stability and optimal viewing angle.
On ground, flat mounted pet headstones provide stability and maximum display area.
A less preferred installation method is to bury the bottom portion of the headstone in the ground.
All pet headstones are 200 by 300 mm (~8″ by 12″)
Choosing your Pet Photo
Unfortunately, photos of very black animals with no highlights or contrast do not reproduce well on black granite. If possible, choose a photo taken in good light conditions and with sufficient contrast, especially so for darker pets.
Trademarks and Copyrights
If there is a trademark or copyright associated with an image or logo that is required on a headstone, please ensure that written permission for us to reproduce the image or logo is provided by the owner of the trademark or copyright and that permission is supplied with the order. The order will not be processed without that permission.
A beautiful laser-etched black granite pet headstone is a permanent and lasting memorial to your beloved pet and a place for you and others to visit and remember the life of your pet.