The monument and headstone engraving industry is in high demand as more families choose to leave a lasting memory with personalised memorials. 

Statistics from the ABS show that since 2007, the number of deaths registered in Australia has increased by around 1.5% per year on average (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2017). As the monument and headstone industry grows, there really is no competition when it comes to choosing a high-quality product for a loved one.

When it comes to remembering a loved one, families are searching for a special and durable personalised memorial. A durable memorial is made of high quality material that stands up to weather and time without crumbling or cracking; as well as easy to read inscription that stays clear over the years.

Popular materials for personalised memorials include granite, marble and slate. The Z12 Monument system’s solid steel frame and extra high gantry is designed to handle these types of heavy stones up to 30cm (12 inch) thick. Loading and unloading stones is quick and easy with the wrap around gantry and roller bed.

Photograph etching is another area of growth. Thanks to the photo engraving software supplied with the Kern HSE Z12 Laser, it is easy to transform your clients photographs into a digitally dithered image that the laser can read. Just adjust the material type and size inside the software to etch clear and beautiful photos onto marble, granite, travertine, slate, glass and much more.

Compliment your stone engraving business with additional personalised memorial products such as plaques, urns, and caskets. The optional downdraft vacuum draft table can be added and placed over the rollers, allowing the laser system to cut materials such as acrylic, wood, and foam.

The Z12 Monument Package can be added to any Kern HSE laser system. Watch the video below to see examples of large, detailed wood engraving, precise laser photo etching as well as wood and granite etching in action.