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Posted on April 10 2021
Plating real gold refers to the common use of real gold as the material for electroplating, and there will be a layer of real gold on the surface of the accessory. Corresponding to it is electroplating imitation gold, that is, using other agent materials to make the surface of the accessories achieve a golden effect. The surface brightness; color retention of electroplated real gold jewelry will be better, and it is also more environmentally friendly.
Electroplating real gold and electroplating imitation gold are also called real gold plating and imitation gold plating. It is very common in the production of various badges and medals, and it often gives people a sense of taste, and its general use is real gold plating or imitation gold plating. Because the "golden" color is bright in color and strong in metal texture, it gives people a noble feeling, so it greatly improves the ornamental and commercial value of the product. Today, we will briefly analyze the two processes of real gold plating and imitation gold plating.With the improvement of electroplating technology, the surface effect of imitation gold plating and real gold plating is not much different. The metal texture is extremely strong, and the gold-like luster demonstrates its noble quality.
First understand what is real gold plating?
As the name suggests, real gold plating is real gold plating on the surface. Electroplating can be divided into 18K gold, 20K gold, and 24K real gold plating. Among them, 18K and 24K are more commonly used. The surface treatment can be made into bright gold and (high gloss) and matt gold (pearl gold) effects. Real gold plating has bright color, strong metallic feeling, not easy to be oxidized, long color retention time, and looks noble like real gold. However, the cost of real gold plating is much higher than that of imitation gold plating, so I am more concerned about the cost. Yes, you can choose to plate imitation gold.
So what is imitation gold plating?
Imitation gold plating uses a color that is not real gold but close to real gold. Currently, the commonly used imitation gold layer is mostly based on brass plating solution. The color of imitation gold is mostly 18K. This is a copper-zinc binary alloy. Most people like this color, and it is the most common in imitation gold plating. Some add a third metal element to change the color tone of the appearance. The imitation gold coating is mostly alloy coating, that is, copper-zinc alloy, and the third metal element added is mostly tin. The imitation gold-plated surface treatment can also be made into bright gold and (high gloss) and matt gold (pearl gold) effects. The color of imitation gold is similar to real gold, and the pleasing golden appearance often makes people feel magnificent. At present, this imitation gold electroplating process is used in many fields. It not only improves the ornamental quality of the product, but also greatly improves the product. The value of goods.
The difference between real gold plating and imitation gold plating
In terms of texture, the texture of real gold plating is stronger, especially the texture of metal. Although the color of imitation gold plating can be very close, you will feel more or less plastic, and the metal texture is relatively poor. some. In terms of durability, real gold plating is not easy to be oxidized, and it can be stored for a long time. Real gold plating is often used in the production of high-end badges or medals. Compared with real gold plating, imitation gold plating is more susceptible to oxidation. The retention time is also relatively short. In addition, the cost of real gold plating is much higher than that of imitation gold plating. Therefore, if you are more concerned about the price and want to basically achieve the effect of real gold plating, imitation gold plating will be the best choice.