Laser etching of headstones is becoming the leading method of headstone engraving, taking over from traditionally engraved.
Online design systems range widely from simply allowing customers to choose from a catalogue of images to enabling customers to fully design their own personlised memorial from the comfort of their own home.
There are many benefits to these advancements in the memorialisation industry. Remote communities now have freedom of design and purchase of memorials; a vast range of products is available to all; clients are free to add their own input into the design for their loved one; many sites automatically price up the product and shipping so that no hidden costs catch customers unawares.
The addition of QR codes to memorials is the latest step in technological advancement. QR codes can be discretely laser etched into new headstones and plaques or added to memorials which are currently installed.
By using a smart phone, visitors can scan the QR code and view information stored on a website. This can include life history, photos, family heritage and comments from friends and family – all approved and managed by a family administrator.