Slate - The newest medal material 🥳
We have engraved and cut ALOT of wood this past year for many races, however Christmas time this year brought something new for us to start offering to our future customers.
Slate event medals - These are pretty similar to original wood medals that you can really only get tones of white>black on them. But you'd be surprised at the depth of shading we can actually get onto the medals which is almost as good as colour.
Slate is a metamorphic rock that is formed from sedimentary rocks like clay, volcanic ash, and other minerals that have undergone intense pressure and heat beneath the Earth's surface. It is a fine-grained, homogeneous rock that is composed primarily of clay minerals such as illite, kaolinite, and smectite.
Slate is a popular material for engraving for several reasons. First, it has a smooth and uniform surface that is ideal for detailed engravings and secondly, it is a durable material that can withstand exposure to the elements and last for many years.
When it comes to medal designs, slate offers a unique and elegant alternative to our traditional materials like wood, ceramic or glass. Engraving designs onto slate allows for a range of shading and depth, which can create a three-dimensional effect that is difficult to achieve with other materials. The coated Welsh slate used by Zero Waste is known for its consistent colour and durability, making it an excellent choice for event medals that will be cherished by recipients for years to come.
In addition to its aesthetic qualities, slate is also an eco-friendly choice for medal designs. It is a natural material that does not require the use of harsh chemicals or other pollutants during processing, making it a sustainable option for those who are environmentally conscious.
Overall, slate is an excellent material for engraving and medal designs due to its smooth surface, durability, range of colours, and eco-friendliness. Its unique qualities make it a popular choice among artists and designers, and it is sure to impress anyone who receives a slate medal.