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Making challenge coin:the difference between real gold and fake gold
- Nov 23, 2018 -

Electroplated gold and fake gold are also known as gold-plated and gold-plated. It is very common in various badge making and medal making, and often gives a very tasteful feeling, and it is generally used for real gold plating or imitation gold plating. Because the "golden" color is bright and the metal texture is strong, it gives a very high feeling, so it greatly enhances the product's ornamental and commodity value. Today, we simply analyze the two processes of gold plating and gold plating.

With the improvement of electroplating technology, the current imitation gold and gold-plated gold have little difference from the surface effect, the metal texture is extremely strong, and the gold-like luster is a manifestation of its noble quality.

First understand what is gold plating?

As the name suggests, gold plating is the surface of the real gold plating, which can be divided into 18K gold, 20K gold, 24K gold plating, which is used in 18K and 24K. The surface treatment can be made into bright gold and (high light) and matte gold (pearl gold) effects. Gold-plated gold has a bright color, strong metal, is not easy to be oxidized, and the color retention time is long. It looks like gold. It is much more expensive than gold-plated gold. It is more cost-effective. You can choose to imitation gold.

So what is gold-plated?

The gold-plated imitation gold is not really gold but is similar to the true gold color. Currently, the commonly used gold-plated layer is based on brass plating solution. The imitation gold color is mostly 18K, which is a copper-zinc binary alloy. Most prefer this color, which is most common in gold-plated gold. Some then add a third metal element to change the appearance of the color tone. Most of the imitation gold plating is alloy plating, that is, copper-zinc alloy, and the third metal element added is mostly tin. The imitation gold surface treatment can also be made into bright gold and (high light) and dumb gold (pearl gold) effects. The color of imitation gold is similar to real gold, and the golden appearance of color is often fascinating. At present, this kind of imitation gold plating process is adopted in many fields, which not only improves the ornamental effect of the product, but also greatly improves the product. Product value.

The difference between gold plated and gold plated

In terms of texture, the texture of gold plating is stronger, especially the metal texture. Although the imitation gold can be done very close in color, you will feel more or less plastic, and the metal texture is relatively poor. some. From the perspective of durability, the gold plating is not easy to be oxidized, and the storage time is very long. In the high-grade badge making or medal making, the real gold plating process is often used, and the imitation gold plating is more susceptible to oxidation than the real gold plating. The retention time is also relatively short. In addition, the cost of gold plating is much higher than that of gold-plated gold. Therefore, if you care about the price and want to basically achieve the effect of gold plating, imitation gold plating will be the best choice.