Laser engraving is a relatively new process in the industry. While it is unique, it also presents challenges. Using a high intensity beam of light, it is able to provide definition that sandblasting and diamond etching can't. It is an excellent choice for engraving portraits and other designs. However, it is not well suited for lettering. As the equipment is not portable, all lettering must be done at once and in a very controlled environment. Lettering on site in a cemetery is not possible at this time.