Enamel Badges | The difference between enamel and imitation enamel

1. Enamel
Enamel, as the most high-end coloring process, is said to be first recorded in the Yuan Dynasty, the most exquisite in the Ming Dynasty, and it was already prosperous in the Qing Dynasty. The enamel badge is also called the cloisonne badge. It is painted with enamel powder on red copper (red copper). The color is dark and single, the cost is high, and it is fragile and cannot be hit by gravity or fading. However, because of its strong solid color, it can be stored for a long time. Generally choose to make commemorative medals that need to be preserved for a long time, state agencies, military and police badges, medals, medals, etc.
2. Imitation enamel
Imitation enamel badges are generally colored with resin paint, which is brighter than enamel and can be made of copper, zinc, alloy, etc. Soft enamel and resin are coloring materials developed by foreign experts. The surface can be plated with various metal colors such as gold and nickel. It is smooth and delicate, giving people a very noble feeling. , commemorative medals and other exquisite products.
The method of distinguishing enamel and imitation enamel: real enamel has a ceramic texture, less color selection, and a hard surface. Acupuncture does not leave marks on the surface, but it breaks easily. The material of imitation enamel is soft and can be pierced into the fake enamel layer with a needle.