hard enamel & Soft Enamel

There are some badges in our website have similar looking but have been named differently in soft enamel or imitation hard enamel (new enamel). You may have a question in your mind: what is the difference between them? Here we listing the comparation of both coloring way for your quick view:

Outer Looking

Imitation Hard Enamel

  • Surface (painting and metal lines) is flat.
  • No epoxy normally.

Soft Enamel

  • Painting area is recessed.
  • Surface can be with epoxy coated or without epoxy coated. Epoxy is dome shape.
schematic diagram

Base Metal

Imitation Hard Enamel

  • We fill imitation cloisonné on copper, brass or zinc alloy base metal product.

Soft Enamel

  • We fill soft enamel on iron, copper, brass, zinc alloy base metal product.

Production Procedure

Imitation Hard Enamel

Stamping → fixing attachment → cleaning → polishing → filling color →  plating 

Soft Enamel

Stamping → fixing attachment → cleaning → polishing → plating → filling color

How to choose processing?

Imitation Hard Enamel

  • Advantage:
  1. Higher Quality
  2. Looking is similar to real cloisonné.
  3. Using for gift items usually.
  • Disadvantage:
  1. Pricing is higher.
  2. Production time is longer.

Soft Enamel

  • Advantage:
  1. Surface can put epoxy coated or not.
  2. Price is lower.
  3. Production time is shorter.
  4. Using for promotion items usually.

  • Disadvantage:
  1. Standard Quality