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Rotary and Laser engraving on stone

Engraving a stone
Engraving a stone
Engraving a slate plaque
Engraving a slate plaque
Engraving a marble appetiser serving plate
Engraving a marble appetiser serving plate
Engraving a funerary bas-relief
Engraving a funerary bas-relief
Laser engraving a chess board
Laser engraving a chess board
Engraving a stone

Client needs

A message engraved in stone is an enduring one.


Be it an engraving of a photograph on a slate, a personalized pattern on a stone, a decorative marble plaque or a piece of jewelry worked from natural stone ... Every one of these objects is possible with the help of a Gravograph engraver! But, what is your choice between a laser engraving machine and a rotrary engraver ? Discover our engraving machines!

Petits fours tray Engraved and coloured funerary plaque Engraved marble monument

The choice for precision: Laser engraving

Laser engraving on stone  produces a result similar to sandblasting or acid etching: a  surface engraving  that gives the impression that the stone has been bleached or abraded. The difference: laser engraving  does not require  any consumables  (such as stencil, acid, ink, etc.) and produces instant results.


Laser engraving does not require the use of cutting tools and is very easy to use.


The laser beam  impacts the surface  of the mineral material being reduced to a depth of a  few microns only. The  finer  the grain of the stone, the sharper and the clearer the engraved mark! The best results are achieved with darker stones as they provide greater contrast. The most suitable materials are:

  • Slate
  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Basalt

Laser technology  is suitable for  engraving and personalization small and large items. The laser can be used for laser engraving. It is ideal for:

  • Engraving  photographs, drawing and designs  on a stone boards
  • Engraving on a stone  , decorating a seashell 
  • Decorative engraving on marble (wall panel, floor covering, furniture etc.)
  • Engraving on slate, personalization for a coaster or serving mat 
  • Funerary engraving on  plates, headstones, urns etc. 
Laser engraved slate Laser engraved funerary ornament Laser engraved chess board

Note: It is not possible to cut stone with a laser machine.


Discover our engraving machines!


Rotary engraving machine: give depth to your creations!

Rotary engraving on stone  gives a different result compared to laser engraving. Laser engraving superficially ablated (or discolor) the area of ​​the stone, giving a 'bleached' effect, whilst rotary engraving PHYSICALLY cuts in depth into the material.


The engraving of headstones  can be accomplished with a  Gravograph rotary engraving machine . Once engraved, the message can then  be painted  or  gilded (gold leaf).

Gravograph offers a wide choice of coloring products and gives you a  perfect finish to your engravings!


The creation and personalization of  stone jewelry  is also possible with our machining units. Personalize your jewelry pieces in amber, jade etc ... By changing their shape, giving free rein to your imagination.


Note:  rotary engraving on stone requires a cooling system  in order to prevent overheating and premature tool wear. Air cooling  is adequate for small engraving engravings goal deep engraving requires  continuous lubrication. Ask us for advice on which accessories to use with your machine.

Use a rotary engraver for deep marking in the following applications:

  • Engraving on serious, headstones 
  • Engraving on marble,   granite ( bas-reliefs, 3D )
  • Shaping of jewelry in natural stone ( amber, jade, crystal etc.)

View the solutions offered

Creation of a cameo Engraved funerary stone Engraving a marble clock

Solution proposed

Wondering  how to engrave stone? Gravograph meets your needs with an engraver  adapted to your requirements. Choose the laser or rotary machine best from your application:

Client benefits

Gravograph's laser and rotary machinery are designed to perform engravings of impeccable quality That will meet the very Highest standards. Benefit from numerous other advantages:

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