Laser engraving on stone is particularly suited for polished, possibly dark natural stones, such as granite, marble, or slate. The more homogeneous and fine-grained the stone, the better the results produced by stone engraving. But thanks to their smooth surface, even pebble stones can be etched well with the laser. Another ideal candidate: White marble – on this material, the laser engraving machine can produce a continuous white stone engraving.
Effects: Laser engraving on stone can be compared to a sort of “matting” of the material. Deep engraving is not possible as the laser beam melts the material, making the result almost invisible. Best results when engraving stone can be achieved on large surfaces or grayscale images. In practice, typical applications for laser engraving on stone include tombstones, paperweights, or decorations. Special, laser-engravable stone tiles are also available.