Enhanced Etching

Enhanced Etching is a combined process of laser and hand etching that we have developed  to ensure the absolute best detail and visibility for portrait etchings. Our suppliers hand etchers are top of the line artists who create custom portraits and scenes. We have a library of high quality designs. Each design has been selected for the absolute best imagery when etched on granite. You can also choose from photos of your own that have special meaning to you and your loved ones. Here you will see some of the custom memorials we have produced.

What type of image is best for etching?

The quality of the image greatly determines the quality of the etching. Many images are acceptable for laser etching, some are not. If the image is not of the highest quality to laser etch, we have highly qualified artists who can and will hand etch the image. This may be necessary to achieve the highest quality monument. 

Century Monument Company

Not because someone is gone, but because someone was here.


Mon – Fri: 10 am – 4 pm

Sat: 10 am – 2 pm


24 Columbia Street

Rensselaer, NY 12144


(518) 462-9444