WHAT IS SOFT ENAMEL?
Different from imitation hard enamel (new enamel), the soft enamel colors are not completely filled in the recessed area.
Due to soft enamel process is not required filled in colors before stoning and polishing, the production time is shorter and price is cheaper than imitation hard enamel.
To avoid colors mixed, enamel area must be surrounded by metal lines min. 0.3mm
HOW TO MAKE SOFT ENAMEL PINS?
Stoning & Polishing
Inspection & Packing
Molding the metal surface to form the design
The metal surface is polished until it is smooth and shiny. This applies to copper material only.
Iron can be polished if required.
But this will incur a surcharge.
Plating now can be processed. The quality of plating varies with the time that metal is soaked in the plating liquid.
Excess color and impurities are then wiped off from the metal surface.
The metal piece is baked at approximately 230℃ (450℉) for 12 to 15 minutes
Clear epoxy (dome) is then applied to the surface to protect the enamel from color fading and cracking (apply for epoxy coating is optional)
Inspection & Packing:
All items are strictly inspected before delivery. customer’s satisfaction is guaranteed.
MORE CRAFTS PRESENTATION
when you run your finger over the top, you’ll feel bumpy
Soft enamel with epoxy
adding epoxy dome on surface
to protect enamel
flat and smooth surface, enamel is on the same level as metal lines
You may find that there are some badges in our website have similar looking but have been named differently in soft enamel or imitation hard enamel. You may have a question in your mind: what is the difference between them?
The most difference between soft enamel and hard enamel is the texture.
Soft enamel is laid in the recessed areas and put through ovens to bake it hard. When dry the enamel clings to the edges and recessed below the metal die line. This gives the soft enamel the ‘bumpy’ feel when you run your finger over the top.
Imitation hard enamel – also called new enamel, it raises the enamel higher after baking so can be polished flat to the same level as the metal die lines. The enamel gets a polished look to a very high quality. For the flat surface, client can choose to add printing onto the surface as well, but no epoxy is available for new enamel.
Due to plating process, there are some plating colors which are not available for imitation hard enamel such as brass plating, imitation gold plating and rainbow plating.
Marktex can offer varies lapel pin back selections for you, here enclosed the most popular lapel pin back fittings for your reference.
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Different plating colors bring different effects to your badge. Besides classic plating colors, Marktex could also offer color plating and rainbow plating, please check plating color chart to see more plating options.
We offer standard individual poly bag packing for our client and also offer in plastic box, velvet box and other packing ways. Customized packing is available, please contact us for details.
For small quantity orders, we offer transfer in express such as DHL, UPS, FedEx, TNT or EMS. For large quantity, air cargo and sea cargo are also available.
Before starting an order, please send us inquiry along with your design (vector file), size and quantity for quoting reference. You may offer your ideas of what you want to show on your product and we will recommend the best production options according to your requirement. After that we will send you revised artwork for checking details. Once everything is confirmed, we can run on productions.
So far we accept payment in wire transfer (T/T) and Paypal.