Hunyuan County Quanyou Stone Processing Factory

Company Name: Hunyuan County Quanyou Stone Processing Factory
Contact: Mr. Wang
Tel: 13754914913

Company fixed line: 0352-8425006
Company fax: 0352-8425088
Company mailbox:
Company address: Industrial Park, Hunyuan County, Datong City, Shanxi Province


What is the significance of engraving on traditional tombstones?

First, the text is exquisite. Traditional tombstones have strict text requirements. China is a multi-language area, mainly divided into simplified and traditional characters, as well as some minority languages, Manchu, Tibetan, Uyghur and so on. Simplified and traditional Chinese characters are commonly used in traditional tombstones. The content expressed by the two is different, but the form of the characters is different. Simplified characters are clear and crisp, while traditional Chinese characters are complex and powerful.

2. Sophisticated fonts. Tombstones have been integrated with the stone tablet culture since ancient times. Most of the stone tablets in China are Wei tablet, official script, regular script, running script, and cursive script. Traditional tombstones also follow this rule. The running script and cursive script are too elegant, and some characters are very It is difficult for people to see clearly, loses the function of the tombstone itself, and is gradually abandoned. Weibei is mostly used to write epitaphs, official script and regular script have become common fonts in the text of tombstones, modern carving skills are prosperous, and the slender Song Dynasty and imitation Song Dynasty are also mixed. Inscribed on the date of the tombstone.

3. The depth of the lettering. In the traditional tombstone culture, the deeper the tombstone lettering is, the better. The depth determines the clarity and plane effect of the tombstone text. In terms of emotions, the depth of the tombstone text also implies deep feelings. , The text leaves a deep imprint on the tombstone. Every stroke seems to record a person's long life, and it also expresses the unforgettable pain. However, modern people's understanding of the depth of lettering has changed. If the text is processed too deeply, it will only make the text appear cracked, which is not beautiful. Therefore, the depth of the text has a lot to do with the fullness of the text. If the font effect is deepened within a reasonable range, it can create a round and full vision. Therefore, the depth of the tombstone text generally does not exceed 2 cm.

4. Elaborate lettering techniques. There are 3 common techniques, which are listed below:

Engraving by hand, the ancients used carving knives, and modern people used electric carving machines, all of which are hand-carved. The advantages of carving characters in this way are very obvious: each font has its own characteristics, and there is no mechanical stagnation, but there are also defects. : There will be a situation where the text is not aligned and the size is not good or bad.

Sandblasting machine lettering, the vast majority of modern tombstones use this method. After the emery impacts the surface of the tombstone, the text is formed. This processing method has a flat font, strong visual sense, simple process and convenient processing, but the accuracy of depth is not high. If it is high, it is easy to show that the text is not cut off. For example, the word "Jade" is likely to be processed into the word "王", and manual repair should be stopped in the later stage.

Engraving machine engraving, automatic engraving machine can also be used to process inscriptions, and can set accurate text depth and text internal structure outline, completely customized, but the disadvantage is that the mechanical carving marks are too heavy, and the text is old-fashioned and abrupt.