The Plaque is made from natural slate and measures 13cm x 17cm. The writing is Not printed onto the slate, they are engraved using a state of the art laser engraver which fuses the slate giving it a more natural look and guaranteed protection from the elements unlike some printed slates. The slate is pre-drilled and supplied with jute twine for easy hanging. The colour of the writing varies between an off white to a greyish colour and may vary slightly from the pictures shown, when wet the slate will go darker but will return to normal when dry, to avoid this you can put on some slate protector but ensure the plaque is dry & you use a clean soft cloth when applying. Price includes P & P UK only.