Plating color options

What is Plating?

Plating, called Electroplating, which refers to the color finish on a metal surface. It can accomplish any metal color finish on one specific metal. and It is an essential process in Metal Crafts.

ElectroPlating colors mainly include:

  • Gold Plating
  • Silver Plating
  • Nickel Plating
  • Copper Plating
  • Brass Plating
  • Chrome Plating
  • Black Nickle Plating
  • Misty Gold Plating
  • Misty Nickle Plating
  • Misty Nickle Plating
  • Misty Copper plating
  • Misty Brass Plating
  • Misty Black Nickle Plating
  • Misty Chrome
  • Antique Gold
  • Antique Silver
  • Antique Nickle
  • Antique Copper
  • Antique Brass
  • Gun and Dyed Black.
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What is Electroplating Process?

Electroplating is a kind of chemical reaction. By using the principle of electrolysis in some metal surface coated with a thin layer of other metal to make the products shiny, anti-oxidation, and improve abrasion performance. We insist on using Eco-friendly plating, which can meet ROHS test and EN71-3 standard.

What materials can be plated? And what cannot?

In production, raw materials we used are Zinc alloy, Iron, Brass and copper, stainless steel, and Aluminum.

Among them, zinc alloy, Iron, Brass, and copper can be with all the plating color options, in Die casting process, die struck process, and photo-etched process.

Anyway, NOT all materials can be plated as some materials have their limitations. Such as Stainless steel and Aluminum, cannot.

Let’s about the stainless steel first, because of their higher strength and higher work hardening rates, which lead to difficulty in obtaining a fine surface finish.

Regarding Aluminum, it is a kind of metal very active. In the market, we see some colorful aluminum products, such as aluminum bottle opener and some metal accessories, which is anodized aluminum technique.

Nowadays, With the development of the technique, the 304 stainless steel and aluminum can plate with the vacuum process. Because of its high cost, it is seldom used in awards and promotional items industry.

Is it possible to have two different plating colors on one product?

Surely yes, we call it “dual plating”. If you want to know more about dual plating, please read what is dual plating?

Different plating finishes at different prices. Please contact us by info@perfectcraftsgifts.com for more information.