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The Market for Engraving Urns

Bob Hagel and his wife Dana own Eagle’s Mark Awards & Signs, offering a full line of personalized products using laser engraving, sand etching, and full-color UV direct print on products. They have offered awards, recognition, and signage products to organizations for more then a decade in the Southern California wine country.

Urns are a fast-growing segment as burial costs have grown dramatically. The vast majority of urn engraving orders are placed by crematories or mortuaries. Occasionally, I have an order directly from a family. I have partnered with a local urn builder who sells to more than a half-dozen regional mortuaries and crematories. He offers a service to handle engraving for his clients. We keep a small inventory of his urns on hand (at his expense) so I can handle rush orders efficiently. 

—Bob Hagel, Eagle’s Mark