Here at Llechi Cwm Gwendraeth we use a variety of methods when engraving the old Welsh slate. We use traditional hand engravers as well as a laser engraver which can be used to engrave a majority of designs.
Traditional hand engraving can be used to engrave any item, although it’s usually used to engrave the more cumbersome of slate pieces.
The Laser Engraver is usually chosen above hand engraving as it offers a wider range of styles, shapes and accuracy. The Laser Engraver can engrave slate up to 290mm x 570mm in size, any larger and the slate would need to be engraved using traditional hand engraving.