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Holmes Memorials


Serving the Hudson Valley, Catskill Mountains and Northeast Area

Hand Etchings

The memorial hand etching revolution started around 1978 and has been increasing in popularity ever since. Hand etchings are done by free-lance artists. The use of hand etchings has caused black granite memorials to become very popular. Although jet black is the most requested color, many other colors of granite can also be used. The darker colors of stone and finer grained granites offer the best results.

Photos and images are hand etched by artists using an electric diamond bit pen. All of the results are from the talent of the etcher. Just like a paint brush placed in the right hands, the end results can be fascinating. You are receiving an artist’s rendition of the photo or image. In many cases our customer’s will request certain hand etchers because of the finesse that each individual etcher has.

An advantage to hand etching is you are working with an artist who is capable of duplicating, combining, modifying and creating images. Many have specialties such as portraits, deer scenes, cars, and other vehicles. Our hand etchers create etchings that are truly amazing. The images shown throughout our Website represent just some of the work they have recently done for our customers.

Hand Etchings Photo Gallery