Q1: What is die-struck/stamping?
A: The metal plate is made by stamping and then plating. We have to
engrave molds and stamp the motifs on metal plate. Motifs on mold
shall be the opposite way on metal pieces, if it is recessed on
molds, after stamping, the metal piece will be raised.
Q2: What is die casting?
A: Die casting is a metal casting process that is characterized by
forcing molten metal under high pressure into a mold cavity. Once
the mold cavity is filled, the pressure is maintained until the
casting solidifies after cooling down. Then the half-finished
products would be polished, electroplated and color-filled.
Q3: What materials are available for selection?
A: Brass: It’s the major material for pins and medals. The price
would be higher than iron or zinc alloy but the texture is the best
among all materials. Brass can be stamped (die struck)/ photo
etched or lost wax casting.
Iron: Iron usually can be stamped (die stuck) with soft enamel
colors, unit price of iron pins are cheaper than brass because iron
is less fine in raw material. Iron is a very hard material, if size
over 80mm (single side with motifs) or 42mm (double sides with
motifs), we will suggest brass or zinc alloy material instead
because molds will break easily while stamping on big sized iron
plate. Iron has magnetism which may have magnet as the attachment.
Stainless steel:Normally we would adopt stainless steel as the
material for offset printing or silkscreen printing with epoxy on
the surface but without electroplating.Since stainless steel is
also characterized as a magnetic material, you could select magnet
as the attachment as well.
Aluminum: Normally we would adopt aluminum as the material for
offset printing or silkscreen printing with epoxy on the surface
but without electroplating. It also can be made in a very thin
plate (0.4mm thickness) and inserted in the recessed areas of key
chains or coins. Aluminum is a light weight material can be printed
as well as stamped.
Zinc Alloy: Zinc alloy is an excellent material for 2D or 3D cubic
designs that have empty spaces
within or for miniature-sized designs with mechanical functions
such as moving and
We also can produce items with inlaid gem stones, various colors,
and different finishing.
Zinc alloy is a prevailing material in souvenir market because the
smooth metal surface
and extra thickness appeal to more customers Besides, all the inner
cutouts or open
areas can be done without any cut die charge required neither no
increase for unit price.
Minimum quantity is 100pcs per design and we accept custom designs
Q4: What is Pantone? What is its user?
A: The Pantone Color Matching System is largely a standardized
color reproduction system. By standardizing the colors, different
manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone
system to make sure colors match without direct contact with one
another. You may refer to www.pantone.com for more information.
Q5: What file format is acceptable for production?
A: Please kindly send us vector art in “AI” or “PDF” format for our
Our designer will re-design according to our molding machine and
before mold will send to you for final confirmation The resolution
of “JPG” file must be 300dpi or above, otherwise objects will be
vague while enlarging the arts.