About Custom Etchings

Leyda Burrus & Metz Monuments is the pioneer of etching pictures on granite memorials. Roy Dixon began working with Leyda Burrus & Metz in 1984, and since, our company has created hundreds of etched memorials, making this type of memorial one of our specialities.

Custom etchings are done on premium black granite. We use the finest quality black granites to provide a surface that gives the most possible contrast, allowing the details in the etchings to be clearly seen.

The artwork on etched memorials can either be done by hand or by one of our two laser machines. Hand etchings are more artistic and can allow things to be done that a laser can’t do. A simple way to put it is the laser is like a scanner, or printer, while hand etched monuments are like a painting.