Products - Etchings
In the 20 years of Diamond hand etching, a whole new generation of memorial design was started. This artwork is created by using several different electric tools with diamond tips, to "scratch" the polished surface of the granite. Van Gemert’s, Artists, has for over 25 years created stunning personalized artwork. Working personally with families to take photos, artwork, or ideas and turn them into lasting memories, Van Gemert’s portfolio of hand etched memorial art is the finest.
Although the appearance of hand etch and laser etch look very similar the technique is completely different. Instead of a "scratch" from the diamond tip hand etching tool, the laser hits the granite with an 8000 degree beam of light in a burst that last approximately one-ten thousandth of a second. The heat of the beam actually explodes a light dot with is 1/200th of an inch in diameter. This dot matrix type of process allows photographic quality engravings to be permanently placed onto the granite.