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Located in the Cedar Park suburb of Austin, Texas, the Cedar Park Veterans Memorial demonstrates technology’s use for transferring images onto stone. One of the memorial’s design elements is a black granite obelisk sitting atop a 12-ft diameter, gray granite base of 6-ft tall panels. Each panel honors a different branch of the U.S. military through highlighted etchings displayed on black granite.

Advanced technology transferred photographs depicting the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Merchant Marines, and Coast Guard onto the stone panels.

Each image needed to maintain a realistic, photo-like appearance. As such, the selection of black granite was particularly important to capture details.

 

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