The types of badges are commonly classified according to their manufacturing processes. The most commonly used badge processes are baking paint, enamel, imitation enamel, stamping, printing, etc. Here we will mainly introduce the types of these badges.
Type 1 of badges: Painted badges
Baking paint features: bright colors, clear lines, strong texture of metal materials, copper or iron can be used as raw materials, and the iron baking paint badge is cheap and good. If your budget is small, choose this one! The surface of the painted badge can be coated with a layer of transparent protective resin (poli). This process is commonly known as “glue dripping” (note that the surface of the badge will be bright after the glue dripping due to the refraction of light). However, the painted badge with resin will lose the concave convex feeling.
Type 2 of badges: imitation enamel badges
The surface of the imitation enamel badge is flat. (compared with the baked enamel badge, the metal lines on the surface of the imitation enamel badge are still slightly convex with your fingers.) The lines on the surface of the badge can be plated with gold, silver and other metal colors, and various imitation enamel pigments are filled between the metal lines. The manufacturing process of imitation enamel badges is similar to that of enamel badges (Cloisonne badges). The difference between imitation enamel badges and real enamel badges is that the enamel pigments used in the badges are different (one is real enamel pigment, the other is synthetic enamel pigment and imitation enamel pigment) The imitation enamel badges are exquisite in workmanship. The enamel color surface is smooth and particularly delicate, giving people a very high-grade and luxurious feeling. It is the first choice for the badge manufacturing process. If you want to make a beautiful and high-grade badge first, please choose imitation enamel badge or even Enamel Badge.
Type 3 of badges: stamped badges
The badge materials commonly used for stamping badges are copper (red copper, red copper, etc.), zinc alloy, aluminum, iron, etc., also known as metal badges Among them, because copper is the softest and most suitable for making badges, the lines of copper pressed badges are the clearest, followed by zinc alloy badges. Of course, due to the price of materials, the price of corresponding copper pressed badges is also the highest. The surface of stamped badges can be plated with various plating effects, including gold plating, nickel plating, copper plating, bronze plating, silver plating, etc. at the same time, the concave part of stamped badges can also be processed into sanding effect, so as to produce various exquisite stamped badges.
Type 4 of badges: Printed badges
Printed badges can also be divided into screen printing and lithography, which are also commonly called adhesive badges. Because the final process of the badge is to add a layer of transparent protective resin (poli) on the surface of the badge, the materials used for printing the badge are mainly stainless steel and bronze. The copper or stainless steel surface of the printed badge is not plated, and is generally treated with natural color or wire drawing. The main differences between screen printed badges and plate printed badges are: screen printed badges are mainly aimed at simple graphics and less colors; The lithographic printing is mainly aimed at the complex patterns and more colors, especially the gradient colors. Accordingly, the lithographic printing badge is more beautiful.
Type 5 of badges: bite badges
The bite plate badge is generally made of bronze, stainless steel, iron and other materials, with fine lines. Because the upper surface is covered with a layer of transparent resin (Polly), the hand feels slightly convex and the color is bright. Compared with other processes, the engraving badge is simple to make. After the designed artwork film film is exposed by printing, the badge artwork on the negative is transferred to the copper plate, and then the patterns that need to be hollowed out are etched out by chemical agents. Then, a engraving badge is made through such processes as coloring, grinding, polishing, punching, welding needle and electroplating. The thickness of the bite plate badge is generally 0.8mm.
Type 6 of badge: tinplate badge
The production material of the tinplate badge is tinplate. Its process is relatively simple, the surface is wrapped with paper, and the printing pattern is provided by the customer. Its badge is cheap and relatively simple. It is more suitable for student team or general team badges, as well as general corporate promotional materials and promotional products.
Post time: Sep-02-2022