We do not use standard inscription templates. All our inscriptions are structured from scratch to follow our client’s individual requirements. Some inscription examples are below as a guide to the correct layout and structure of an inscription. 

Please bear in mind that a fairly simple inscription looks far more tasteful than one with too much wording on it. Please also bear in mind that a further inscription might have to be added in the future so room has to be left available for it in the future.

Structuring A Memorial’s Inscription

The structure of an inscription and its number of letters is very important and has a great bearing on the overall appearance of a memorial. All three examples shown below are the same size standard burial headstone and base set. (Overall height 33” - overall width 24”)

All Polished Black Granite Memorial with inscription example Top example has approximately 50 letters. Room for two more inscriptions in the future. 
All polished black granite memorial with sample inscription Middle example has approximately 100 letters. This is a typical inscription and leaves plenty of room for an additional inscription. 
All polished black granite headstone with sample inscription Bottom example has approximately 350 letters and is far too ‘wordy’. It also leaves no room for an additional inscription. 

Sample Inscriptions


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