Engraved Granite PlaquesLearn about Engraved Granite Plaques
Granite memorial plaques make wonderful displays for the home, office, or memorial events. We can take your favorite photo and engrave the image directly into the stone, creating a beautiful piece of art that will last for a lifetime. Photos are engraved in black and white, and should only be displayed indoors. We also have marble engraved memorial plaques available which can be made with or without a photo. All of our memorial plaques come with a display stand.
Memorial photo plaques are a great way to capture a favorite memory for yourself or as a heartfelt gift for a friend or family member. They are ideal for display at a memorial service or other event, or simply kept in your home as a memento of your loved one. Our special engraving process produces images in astonishing detail that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery of your engraved plaque.
The Photo Engraving Process
When you order a granite memorial plaque from Perfect Memorials, you’ll have the opportunity to upload a digital photo with your order. If you do not have a digital photo available in the required format (JPG, GIF, or PNG), we’ll send you an email once your order has been processed letting you know where you can email your photo or send a hard copy by post. We recommend sending a high resolution photograph with bright lighting and clear contrast to get the best result.
Once we’re received your photo, our experienced designers will make a digital copy and use this image to design your plaque. The artist will make small adjustments as needed and size the image appropriately to fit correctly and look as good as possible. The photo is then engraved on the granite or marble using a special laser engraving tool.
All of the photo engraved granite memorial plaques from Perfect Memorials have space for up to 4 lines of engraved text. Depending on the design of the plaque you choose and your photo, the text engraving will be done over a portion of the photo or in a blank space next to the image. If you would like the text to appear in a specific location, please call our helpful customer service team at 1-800-979-8767.
Size and Shape Options
Granite memorial plaque sizes range from 4” x 6” up to 12” x 12”, and rectangular and oval shapes are available. Because most options are rectangular, you’ll want to make sure that you choose the correct orientation. If your photo is wider than it is tall, for example, you’ll want to make sure that you choose a horizontal plaque if you want the image to cover the entire surface. Of course, you can put a vertical (tall) photo on a horizontal (wide) plaque and leave empty space for engraving along one side. If you have specific design ideas or requests, it’s a good idea to call our customer service team to make sure that your wishes are clear.
Marble Memorial Plaques
While most of our large memorial photo plaques are made of granite, we also have marble options available. The engraving process is the same, but the image will be preserved onto polished black marble. Marble shapes include smaller horizontal rectangles, crosses, hearts, dog bones, and daisy flowers. In addition to photo plaques, you can choose marble options in the same shapes that only include text engraving.
Enter in an approximate weight of your loved one before cremation and we will tell you the size needed.
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Choosing the right size urn is easy. For every one pound before cremation you will need 1 cubic inch of volume. For example, a loved one weighing 200 pounds will need an urn that is at least 200 cubic inches or larger. Choosing an urn larger then you need is OK.