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Inscriptions

Gold Leaf Lettering

Each letter is sand blasted into the surface of the stone.

First the area is painted with a backing glue and then gold leaf sheets
of 23 carat are applied to each letter.
This is left to set for a day, and then washed off to reveal
lettering inlaid with gold leaf.

This technique is usually applied to medium to dark granites colours,
the darker the stone the more the gold looks richer in colour.
Time line approx 10-15 years for granite

Cut Only or Reverse Cut Lettering

Each letter is sand blasted into the surface of the stone
The surface polish is removed to show a light grey colour underneath

This technique is usually applied to medium to dark coloured granites
Each coloured granite polish has a different effect.
This technique is more commonly used with black granite stones

Mausoleum Lettering

A sample of some of the Mausoleum lettering styles available:
Romano Spazzolato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artifical Lead Lettering

This is a new modern method/approach to monumental masonry. Designed for engraving on white marble only.
Each letter is sand blasted and is filled in with the specialized lettering. Then it is washed off to reveal lettering flush to the stone.
Time line approx 5-10 years.

Painted Lettering

 

Each letter is sand blasted into the surface of the stone
painted with an exterior enamel, left to dry and then washed off to reveal lettering inlaid with gloss paint.
This technique is applied to all to granites colours
and also to white marble.
Time line approx 3-5 years.

 

 

 

 

Bronze Plaque Lettering

 

These letters are precast in bronze and can be attached to memorial headstones. They come in a varaity of colours but can discolour with time.