Have you found the high quality badges with shinning
Before plating, we need to polish the edges and surface of the badge
to make it smooth and shinning, without any sharp edges or many dots
on the surface, quality badges always with good polish. Certainly if
the badges with sandblast background, the polish need to be more
careful to avoid make the sandblast disappear. After polish, all the
badges will be hang in the plating liquor for several hours. Then
the shinning plating will cover on the metal surface. There are many
factors to affect the plating result.
First one is the material, copper is good material. The more big
size badges, more difficult to be plated, but copper material is
very expensive than other material, so we normally use zinc-alloy or
iron to instead it. Even though that may cause some trouble for the
factory during the course of plating.
Second is the surface of the badges, if the badges with large size
metal surface, that will be difficult to plating, if with most
enamel, it will be easy, because some enamel will cover on the
plating and some not good parts can't be find by your eye. That's
why some die struck badges are more expensive.
Third is the people, experienced workers can avoid many faults
that's why we only use experienced to do the important works.
Different work on different plating colors.
For silver plating, it is very easy to get fade, so need to add some
important chemical parts in the plating liquor to avoid the fade.
For antique plating, the posh is very important after plating, and
you may noticed that the antique plating can't be made exactly the
same, because all badges need to polish again after antique plating.
For several color plating, this plating will cause more additional
plating cost, because we need to plate the badges in two times to
make it to be with two plating color, and always cause high rate
failure units. That's why two color plating badges are more
expensive than single plating badges.