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  • The Differences between a 2D Badge and a 3D Badge The usual badge design refers to the flat 2D badge, but there are also a lot of customers make 3D badges. What is the differences between 2D and 3D badges?The three-dimensional sense of the 2D badge i...
  • Notice on Protection of Electroplated Sand Series with Electrophoresis The products of the electroplating sanding series have always been easy to change color and attract customers' complaints. In order to solve the problem of color change, now the Donghong handicraft fa...
  • The Practice of Embroidery There are various ways of handling embroidery. Next, we will give a summary and share some of the most common approaches with you.1. The package edge: this is the most conventional way of dealing with...
  • What should be Noticed When Assembling Leather and Metal Badge Products? In the leather products we provide, leather + metal key rings and leather metal badge sleeves are popular. Because whether it is metal or leather part, we must be strict and keep improving in the proc...
  • Will the Color of the Metal Badge Fade? The metal badge plating (except copper and silver) is not easy to fade unless the electroplating layer falls off. But after all, the plating color is only a thin layer attached to the metal surface, s...
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How To Distinguish the Photo Etched Soft Enamel


Since the recessed metal part of the photo etched soft enamel is pretty shallow and its color is very thin, sometimes people would take it for imitation hard enamel product. In order to avoid any similar misunderstanding or the existence of any intentionally deception, Donghong would like to share the characteristics and discrimination criteria of photo etched soft enamel.

1. The photo etched soft enamel products can be divided into with epoxy coating or without epoxy coating. The metallic line of products without epoxy coating can be felt when touching, because the color is thin and lower than the metallic line. On the contrary, products with epoxy coating are relatively smooth.

2. The color material is acrylic paint, the same as stamped bronze/iron soft enamel.

3. The standard thickness of the photo etched soft enamel product is relative thin, which is around 0.8mm.

4. The outer metal border is proportional to the thickness, i.e. if the item is 0.8mm thick, then the outer metal border is also 0.8mm. So comparing to other products, the outer metal border is particularly wide. If the border width is too thin, the soft enamel might be destroyed when cut out the goods piece by piece since the goods would be punched out only after the full-sheet colored and  it would require relative strong power to cut the items.

5. Photo etched products don’t have the 3D effect because it is the corrosion of acidic chemical potion, and there is no way to corrode the angle and radian.

6. The raw materials used in the photo etched soft enamel can be copper/bronze sheet, aluminum sheet and stainless iron sheet.

7. Because the photo etched soft enamel is a full-sheet etching by acidic chemicals corrosion, generally the depth is shallow. In addition, the thickness of products itself is thin, so there is no polishing in the normal process. But if the guest requires polishing, we can also do it.
Keywords: photo etched soft enamel, imitation hard enamel
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