If we have good pictures and dimensions of an existing headstone we can match it pretty closely. If it is in our area, we can rub the lettering for size and font.
We just did one for a family from Malta Montana.
They sent us a picture of the older stone, with dimensions:
We could see that is was "Double-outline" lettering which is a 2 step process for every letter. We did our best to match the font & matched the cross as close as we could and the family added full dates and an inscription. Sometimes it is hard to match the granite, but we do the best we can.
The stone was shipped to Malta Montana and the family was very pleased.
Just wanted to let you know that the parcel arrived in Malta yesterday without any issues. Upon opening I was told, Oh my gosh it looks just like the picture, it is very very nice."
They did ask me if the white on the poem line letters was paint. I said I did not know but I would ask.
Wanted to say thank you for all your help in getting us through this. You are a gem and if they are all happy in Malta, I know I will be when I see it. Thanks again, I will highly recommend you to any one having to make a purchase.
Have a great weekend!!