As the name suggests, the image of your badge is stamped onto either brass or iron. Stamped iron is usually one of the most economical methods of making metal lapel badges.
After the badge has been stamped and electroplated with the desired metal, the recesses are filled with paint and can also be finished with an optional resin dome coating.
Stamped badges use a thicker metal than the photo etched method giving a chunkier more traditional looking badge.
The badge is cast out of a base metal and then plated in your desired finish and the recesses filled with paint. Again you have the option of a resin dome finish.
Particularly suited to 3D badges or complicated designs such as the Silver Fern or ship badges shown.
Your image is either silkscreen printed (using solid colours) or offset/digitally printed (using mixed or half tone colours like photographs). The badge can be almost any shape or size, and printed onto various materials such as plated iron, brass, raw aluminum or plastic.
Some types are the most economical solution for producing high quantities, whilst other methods are well suited for very small or urgent jobs. All of them still provide a quality, professional looking badge.
Photo Etched Method
Simply put, we etch the shape of the badge into brass and then fill the recesses of the badge with paint. It’s then plated in your desired finish (ie Gold) and can be sealed with an optional resin dome coating which not only protects the badge but creates a smooth glossy surface.
This method creates a detailed, light weight badge on a thinner metal.
Imitation Cloisonne Method
As with the Stamped Method, the image of the badge is stamped onto brass.
The recesses are then completely filled with a coloured resin, rather than paint, giving the badge a flat, hardwearing finish without the need for a resin dome.