What Are the Common Methods for Custom Badges Manufacturing

1. Classification of custom printed badges


Custom printed medals can be divided into medals made through screen printing, lithographic printing and offset printing. They can also be called soft enamel badges, which means adding one layer of epoxy on the badge surface at the final process, normally made by stainless steel and bronze. The back side of printed badges' finish are natural or brushed, instead of electroplating, with 0.8mm default thickness. The biggest characteristic of screen printing is simple pattern and few colors. Sometimes screen printing can be used to print various small patterns on the surface of enamel badges. Lithographic printing is mainly used in badges with gradient patterns.



2. One of common custom badges is 3D custom badge


The surface pattern of 3D badge has 3D embossing effect, and this is the biggest characteristic of 3D badges. 3D badges are especially suitable to make various coins and medals etc.


3D custom badges are very common in badge making. Normally this badge is made of copper and zinc alloy, and die struck with 3D moulding machine and finally goes baking soft enamel and hard enamel process. Compared with other style badges, 3D badges is most visualized, three-dimensional and expressive. Common embossing medals, 3D badges and 3D medals are all great three-dimensional.


Copper and zinc alloy are normally used in 3D custom made button badges making, of which zinc alloy is more widely used. For zinc alloy 3D badges, die struck process is normally used. Die struck process is the short name of press and cast, by pouring the melting zinc alloy liquid into pressing chamber and filling in the steel moulding chamber in high speed, and coagulating the zinc alloy liquid by pressure to make the casting. High pressure and high speed is the main difference of die struck between other processes. For copper 3D badges, stamping process is normally used. Stamping process applied to press machine and mould to force the board, strip, tube stock and section, and to awake the plasticity, deformation and separation of the product, thus getting the wanted shape and size of stamping parts.

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