hard enamel & Soft Enamel

HARD ENAMEL VS SOFT ENAMEL, WHAT IS THEIR DIFFERENCE

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