Our black granite memorials are offered with very shallow recessed lettering, called "skin deep", and comes standard with silver "lithochrome", which is specialty paint made for granite and stone. In addition to engraving, black granite can also be laser etched, which requires no paint and is a very popular way to customize the tablet. Our etching artists can etch just about any any image into black granite. We ask that you send the best image possible when ordering etching. Each stone is fully customized to your request and is delivered pre-assembled.