Using our laser engraving machine, we can take your image (including any photo or artwork) and engrave it directly onto one of our quality black granite headstone designs. We will first have to see the quality of the image that is provided in order to do this.
You can have a small photograph, several photographs, patterns or other artworks, or you may want a large photo applied to the back of the headstone. This gives you the ability to purchase a totally unique headstone that is specifically suited to your loved one.
Once you have approved the design, your order will be ready for installation in one month’s time.
Photo Headstone Prices (excluding gst)
from $299 (up to 12cm x 12cm) to $2,300 (40cm x 50cm)
from $299 (up to 12cm x 12cm) to $1,200 (24cm x 30cm)
TIPS FOR CHOOSING A PHOTO
Sending us a high-quality image is the number one factor in receiving an engraved plaque or headstone that is exceptional.
Tip #1 – Send the original full size image. Size matters! If you have a small thumbnail image it will be very blurry when enlarged and there is really nothing we can do to fix the blurry look of a small, low-resolution photo.
Tip #2 – Zoom In and look at what you’re sending us. Sometimes an image looks nice on a small phone screen, but when you view it on a regular monitor you can see that it really isn’t in focus.
Tip #3 – If you’re deciding between images, email them to us. We will look at them on our giant graphics monitor and let you know which one would make the best engraving. We would be happy to help you choose before you place your order, as switching photos mid-order could result in additional photo editing fees.
Tip #4 – If you’re taking a picture of a photo: try taking it from different angles in different rooms and different lighting. Check for glare spots, reflections, and shadows. We can only do so much to edit an image of your dog with the shape of a hand holding a phone in the middle of the dog’s face. Consider taking the photo to an office supply or mailbox store and having the photo scanned.
Tip #5 – Don’t send an edited image. Please leave the editing to us – we will probably do a better job of removing the photo background or fixing photo issues while retaining as much photo detail as possible.
We can work with images of varying quality and we will do our best to enhance and improve images to make the very best etching as possible, but sending a great image to begin with is the best-case scenario.
Please contact us for more information tailored to your specific requirements, by phone 09 818 1652