- Cloisonne -The
highest perceived-value emblematic jewelery in the industry. Brass is die
struck formimg dams or walls which separate the colors. Cloisonne enamel
powders are then poured into the openings, fired and polished to give a glassy,
and polished soft cloisonne takes the extra step of sandblasting the
base to give a matte-like finish. Advantages - jewelry-like finish, highly
durable, custom shapes, PMS Color Match is available. Disadvantages - Small
areas cannot be colored, colors must be separated using metal.
- >Resin Enamel - "Faux
Cloisonne" Similar process, but soft (liquid) enamel is used instead of
cloisonne powder. This allows us to mix the colors so that colors can be
matched. Advantages - looks similar to cloisonne, yet less expensive, PMS
colors can be matched, custom shapes. Disadvantages - colors must be separated
by thin metal walls, small areas cannot be color filled, colors may chip or
fade if not covered by and epoxy dome.
- >3-D Die
Struck - Metal pin which can be color-filled which
is given three dimensional molding producing a high relief pin. Advantages -
3-D designs, cutout letters, economical, custom shape. Disadvantages - Pricing
must be quoted because of detaial, small, fine detail is difficult to acheive.
>Screen Print on Enamel or Mylar - Your image is screen printed on an enamel or mylar
background then is usually epoxy coated. Advantages - PMS color matching, fast
turn-around, colors can touch. Disadvantages - Custom shapes require a die
- >4 Color Process with Epoxy Dome
- Photo decal is mounted on a metal finding and covered
with a clear epoxy dome. Advantages - Full Color is acheived with perfect
registration. Disadvantages - PMS color matching is not available (slight
variations in color may occur), custom shapes require special tooling.
- >Screen Print on Brass -
Brass finding is screen printed, then covered with an epoxy dome. Advantages -
PMS Color matches, fast turn-around time, colors may touch without metal
dividers, small areas can be printed. Disadvantages - Custom shapes require die
- >Die Struck Iron- Similar
to resin (soft) enamel except iron is used. Advantages - Low cost, PMS colors
can be matched. Disadvantages - Colors must be separated with metal, cannot
color fill small areas, colors may fade or chip without epoxy dome.