'permanent' markers

Paul Licht plicht@berkeley.edu
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:27:09 PDT
We used Laser Impressions (http://www.engravedbricks.com/) 
for our tribute plaza and found them very good to work with.

Paul Licht, Director
University of California Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

On 3/16/2012 9:47 AM, Jane McGary wrote:
> The mention of engraved bricks reminded me that there are companies
> (you can find a number of them on the Internet) that make glazed
> ceramic tiles from any graphic you send them. I had a set of tiles so
> made with Latin verses from Ovid's "Metamorphoses" that describe the
> transformation of people into plants, for a planned section of the
> garden that would feature these myth-related plants. The tiles are
> made by a photographic process that creates a transfer, which is
> applied to the tile under the glaze, and you can get them in
> different standard sizes. These would presumably long outlast the
> plants, and the gardeners as well. I've also recently seen
> laser-engraved rocks (presumably some softer stone such as soapstone)
> with sentimental words and phrases meant to be set in the garden, but
> I did also see some beautiful and tasteful ones done from
> professional calligraphy several years ago.
> Jane McGary
> Portland, Oregon, USA
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