Your Short Overview of Porcelain Memorial Portraits
Many people choose cremation services in Lugoff, SC. so that they can have their cremains scattered. However, with cremation becoming more widely accepted and chosen, more and more people are choosing cremation with burial. This can be for several different reasons but one is so that there can be a gravesite as well as headstone marker.
Families may want to have a gravesite with headstone so that there is a physical place they can visit when they wish to feel close to their lost loved one. Others may choose a burial because it is what the deceased wanted. In any case, most all families wish to have a headstone that is a fitting tribute to their loved one. One way to do this is by adding a porcelain memorial portrait to the headstone.
What Exactly is a Porcelain Memorial Portrait?
If you are not familiar with a porcelain memorial portrait, it is simply an image that is placed on a piece of porcelain and attached externally to a headstone. These porcelain portraits are made from a porcelain tablet that is baked to over 800 degrees Celsius. They are durable and stand up well to the elements. Due to their durability, many manufactures offer a lifetime guarantee.
What Shapes and Sizes are Available?
Families can choose from a wide array of shapes for these portraits as they can be found in shapes such as ovals, rectangular, circular, and even heart shaped. If the family wishes to have a custom shape made, this can also be done.
As far as the sizes, they can be customized as well. While most do come in standard sizes, families can choose a custom option.
Are the Porcelain Portraits in Color?
Yes. While some families may choose to have the portrait created in black and white, these embellishments are available in color. While sometimes color is subject to fading over time, these portraits hold their color fairly well due to the fact the color pigment is added during the heating process making it very durable against fading.
How to Choose the Best Photo to Create the Portrait
While each porcelain memorial portrait provider may be able to offer slightly different options and/or services, there are a few things that are pretty universal when it comes to the image of the portrait. These things are:
- The background can typically be removed
- Normally the image will need to be in a digital format and a be a .jpeg file of at least 300 dpi
- The colors of the end product may not match the photo exactly due to the pigments and the high temperatures they are heated to
- It’s best to use the original photo if at all possible
- Slight retouching and alterations can sometimes be done to the image
- The image many times can be flipped (mirror image)
- Black and white images can be colorized
- The porcelain piece can be in portrait of landscape format
As providers of cremation services in Lugoff, SC. we are seeing more people choosing cremation with burials. For families who wish to have a place they can visit after their loved one passes, having a gravesite with a headstone marker can offer the place they need. And, adding a porcelain memorial portrait of their loved one on the headstone can make it even that much more special.