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Laser Etched Black Granite Plaque
Key Memorial Features
Design & Buy laser etched plaques online using our unique software
Laser Etching is the most durable type of plaque available today
Charged as one artwork file, not limited with inscription or motifs
Photographic black and white images lasered into the granite surface
We use the best quality black granite for our laser etched plaque this allows minimal fleck for the design. The laser can achieve intricate detail for even the most complex designs. Compared to bronze and traditional engraved plaques it is unmatched for durability, attention to detail and affordability.
Laser Etched Plaque Production
The best possible black granite is located within the earth, then shipped to us in Australia to cut and polish to the required size. Our team of graphic artists copy your online design or work closely with you to create the perfect artwork. The approved artwork is prepared in technical software, enhancing to achieve the best output with lasering. The granite is set up on the machine, handling the material carefully as stone can easily chip. The artwork file is lasered at 200 dots per inch penetrating the surface of the black granite to allow a black and white photographic quality laser etched plaque.
Top Tip: 2 photographic images are included with every laser etched plaque at no extra cost
Design Laser Etched Plaque Online
As a customer you have the opportunity to create a personalised plaque design using the exclusive design tools avaialble through our our website.
Within this very simple design system, you start by selecting the preferred shape, size then drafting your personalized inscription choosing from a range of fonts.
You may upload your own image as a laser etched image at no additional cost, or if your prefer a colour photo you can attach this by choice of ceramic or vitreous enamel images.
We have also made available an extensive library of thousands of motifs for you to choose from. These motifs will be lasered the same way as the inscription.
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 like, even email your saved designs to family and friends.
Once you are completely happy with your design, you can order online.
Please remember laser etching is an output of black and white only.
All cemeteries have rules and regulations that must be adhered to, please check with your cemetery prior to purchasing confirming any requirements they may have. This is the responsibility of the customer. If you are unsure please contact us to see if we can assist.
All Cemeteries will adhere to the Australian Standards if the shire or council present you with no particular no rules or regulations.
Before an order is placed for one of our plaques these issues should be discussed between the customer and the cemetery to ensure that the needs of all parties are satisfied.
A popular cemetery plaque size is
380 millimeters x 280 millimeters or 560 millimeters x 305 millimeters
Trademark and Copyrights
If there is a trademark or copyright associated with an image or logo that is required on a plaque, please ensure that paid or 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 common emblem which requires permission of use is the Australian Army Emblems, click link to apply https://www.army.gov.au/form/application-rising-sun
Rectangle and square are the standard shapes available.
We can make any custom shape upon request, please contact us for more details
The smallest granite plaque you can make online is 50 x 50 mm or approx 2″ x 2″ inches
The largest size to design online is 1200mm x 1200mm
We can make larger size plaques – please contact us for a free quote
Inscription is not limited on any size laser etched plaque however please bare in mind readability.
Laser etching has the capabilities to laser achieve extremely small detail so any motifs, logo or pattern can be used.
Upload your design as an image for the same output as a silhouette motif
Mounting Your Plaque
Our granite plaques are unpolished flat back with a thickness ranging from 5mm – 30mm thick
The thickness will be calculated depending on the size of the plaque for instance 300mm x 200mm plaque approx A4 paper size will be approximately 17mm thick
• Select original photos in colour or black and white, high quality is preferred.
• We can help with editing photos to remove creases, tears, stains, etc charges may apply.
• We can remove the background or other people from images – please contact us or leave comment upon purchasing.
• Please send the photo in an email or email link to a dropbox for larger file sizes
• Ensure photos are not in frames and don’t have protective layers before scanning.
• If you choose the ‘preview’ option before you scan, you can avoid scanning parts of the image you don’t need.
• Generally, a resolution of 300 dpi plus will ensure a good quality image.
• Ensure the scanner bed is clean and dust-free.
• We accept multiple image files such as – PNG, PSD, JPEG, TIFF. As a general rule 5 – 10 Mb file size is acceptable quality for the average photo size.
Granite is commonly used in the kitchen as bench tops or back splashes, unknown to many we can laser black granite as our laser is the largest in Australia.
We have worked with many companies to created lasered artwork pieces for pavestone, walk ways even the floor signage entrance to Sydney Opera House was created by us.
Have a question or idea about laser etching into granite Contact us and we can easily help with a free quote.