Laser Engraved Black Granite and Black Marble

An ideal material for outdoor installation, black granite and black marble with a glossy polished surface provides a rich dark background for laser engraving and sand etching photos and text.

A 12in x 12in black granite tile etched with a logo and text
A 12" x 12" black granite tile with laser etched text and artwork - mounted to a sturdy post mount.
A 6in x 10in x 2in black granite block laser etched with a logo and text
A 6" x 10" x 2" thick black granite block with laser etched photo and text.
Photo of an American Numismatic Association Hall of Fame photo tile
8.5" x 11" x approx .25" thick black marble tile as laser etched with photos and text for the American Numismatic Association's Hall of Fame (this link will open in a new window) in Colorado Springs, CO.

Marble vs Granite

While the two materials are largely indistinguishable, these stones known throughout the engraving industry as 'black marble' and 'black granite' do have some advantages over each other:
Black granite has more small white flecks but is more suitable for floor installation.
Black marble is somewhat better for photo reproduction.

The black marble we engrave is very dark in color and does not have the white veins commonly associated with marble. Those would reduce the visibility of a photo or lettering etched onto the surface.

Available Sizes

We engrave 6" x 6", 5" x 7", 8 1/2 " x 11", 12" x 12", and 18" x 24" tiles (and sometimes other sizes are available) that can be purchased singly or made into an entire mural.

The process is very UV stable and weather resistant. Some clients have purchased individual tiles for outdoor use and affixed them to the flat surfaces of paving stones (sometimes partially buried in the earth - often tilted at an angle) using an outdoor construction adhesive such PL brand.
They could also be affixed to large rocks with flat areas.

In addition to the flat tiles, other specific sizes are available such as this 9" x 12" x 2" thick memorial stone. Contact us for a quote on your project today.

A photo of a golf course dedication tile
A 24" x 18" x approx .33" thick black granite tile with photo and text laser etched.
A closeup photo of the laser etched tile
Closeup of the laser engraving on a black granite tile.

Pet Memorials

These tiles and stones are also ideal for pet memorials and can be used both indoors and outdoors.

photo of a laser etched black marble tile for a pet cat
4" x 6" x .25" thick laser etched photo of a beloved pet cat.
photo of a laser etched black marble tile for a pet cat
4" x 6" x .25" thick laser engraved photo of a beloved family dog.

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