The Specifics of Sandcarving Memorial Stones

Liz Haas has been a teacher, trainer and show coordinator for Rayzist Photomask for the past 15 years. For the past 10 years, she has actively taught workshops on the photoresist and the sandcarving process.

Memorial stones are generally created on granite. More monument businesses are moving from a vinyl- to a monument-grade photoresist film. Today, photoresist film is tough and durable enough to endure the aggressive sandcarving of a coarse abrasive and obtain fine detail. The detail in a monument photoresist film is separating monument business from those that use traditional vinyl. A 9-mil or thicker can be used as a monument film, and usually additional adhesive must be applied to the photomask.

—Liz Haas, Rayzist

Learn more to speed up the sandcarving process on stone.