Ceramic photos for headstones and memorials are created by effectively printing a photographic image into a ceramic tile. To do this, each pixel of the photograph is melted into either a coating on the tile, or into the tile itself. This forms a color or black & white image in the ceramic piece, which we then seamlessly embed into a granite memorial. Initially, we use the same process as laser-etching, with our photographers helping customers select and perfect their photos, prior to printing the ceramic tile. This technique is used where customers desire a full color or photo-paper style image on their memorial. Typically, it is used to create the photographic image, while sandblasting or laser-etching is used to create text or other parts of the memorial.