New Lettering

New Lettering at a Monument

If you have a headstone already in the cemetery that needs new lettering added, J. Auricchio Resurrection Monuments can help. An inscription is one of our many memorial services we offer. We can add names, dates, descriptions and additional design work to any existing memorials. We will provide you with a free estimate, under no obligation.

It is our preference to create a trial of how the inscription will read. Our team of talented craftsmen will match any existing size and format. To guarantee accuracy, we will go in the cemetery first to inspect your family memorial. All memorials are inspected by measuring each letter, number and length to ensure complete accuracy. Our craftsmen are highly skilled with use of hand tools and will make sure your memorial, will look exactly as expected. We have various methods to create new lettering for your headstone, including sand blasting, laser or etching by hand.

Lettering Styles:

Our sandblasted techniques offer three options for cutting. These options include v-sunk, shallow blown and outline frost. We offer a wide array of fonts that can be incorporated into any of these sandblasted styles. The methods of carving the letters may vary with different stone finishes.


V-Sunk: This style lettering provides a shadowing appearance and is one of the most frequently used. V-Sunk lettering is created by sandblasting the polish off the stone, followed by the a deep v-shaped cut.


Shallow Blown: Our shallow blown lettering shows up best on black. When using this technique, the headstone is lightly carved into the surface, creating a reflection of light that will add to the contrast.


Outlined Frost: This technique is created by using double outlined letters with a polished surface. We frost the letters by outlining the letters with a second line around each letter.



Engraving Process:

All engravings are done on site without ever having to remove your monument from the cemetery. Tracings of the existing letters, are used to make sure there is room for new headstone lettering. We also use the tracing, to create an exact match of the letters on the stone. Once the existing stone has been evaluated, we can show you how it will look and get started right away. All lettering is cut as deep as possible to provide years of visibility for generations to come.

Once the lettering meets your approval, our team of professional monument engravers can begin. After careful observation of the lettering, the carvers will coat the areas with filler, to seal any small cracks in the granite or marble. Next a stencil of your lettering is placed over the material, followed by our special sand blast technique, which gives the letter depth. We will carefully measure the depths of each letter to ensure they’re all equal.

Upon completion of your restored monument or memorial, we will contact you to confirm satisfaction. Its an honor to serve you and your family and help preserve memories by providing exceptional monument restoration services.