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3 6 G R A P H I C S P R O J U N E 2 0 2 2 G R A PH I C S - PR O.C O M you can also nd plaques made from other metals with stone inlays to create images; these are usually engraved, since blasting does not do much to a metal surface. All the above-mentioned items are usu- ally found on the outside of the cemetery area. ere are, of course, a whole variety of products that are meant for display on the inside of one's own home, or at the cem- etery. e largest category of these items is urns. URNS is is a broad topic, and you will be able to nd products for just about any processing style. Urns are made to house the cremated remains of a person and can be made from a variety of materials: metal, stone, wood, or glass. All of these can be blasted or engraved. ere are more and more products avail- able that are pointing in the direction of a green burial, meaning the urns are made from materials that will disintegrate as they are either placed in the ground or are submerged in water (sea burial). Some of these green products are less usable in the engraving sense but could be decorated with sublimation or imprinting. Top: Wooden urn with color added to the basic laser-engraved images. Above: Glass tiles are a wonderful addition when it comes to plaques. The colors certainly add interest to the product. Wooden urns laser engraved with photo images are popular.

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