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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 2 J U L Y G R A P H I C S P R O 5 9 the items suitable for humans would also work for pet memorials as well. Engravers can also find quite a large profit center in the memorial market. Depending on the type of laser engraver you have, it might be possible to engrave caskets directly, or at the very least, engrave a plaque to go on or in a casket. Engraving memorial markers is another option. Engraved urns for cremated remains could be a best seller. Pet memo- rials can be a way to help a family remem- ber a lost furry or fluffy family member. Engraving is durable and since it can be done on glass or metal, it may also be a better option for memorials, which will be outside in the weather. For those who work in vinyl and rhine- stones, there are also options for memo- rial products. "In loving memory of " vinyl decals for car, business, or home windows can be a good seller. Memorial jewelry is also a big seller, with necklaces designed to hold a small amount of a loved one's ashes being a particular favorite. ese can be sublimated or embellished with rhine- stones, and allow someone who has been bereaved to, both literally and symboli- cally, carry a piece of their lost loved one with them. As with sublimated memorial items, these items may also be suitable for sale to some pet owners. Unlike those who do sublimation, those who embroider have an opportu- nity to create soft goods that will com- fort those who are bereaved, both physi- cally and spiritually. Memory quilts and blankets generally include items that hold signif icant memories of the deceased Image courtesy JDS Industries Image courtesy Ryder Digital Designs

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