Hard Enamel: Custom Coin Durability and Elegance

Hard enamel, also known as Epola (pronounced eh-poh-lah), is a highly durable and visually appealing finish that can be utilized on all custom coins featuring 2D surfaces. This finish provides a smooth, polished appearance that enhances the overall look and feel of your custom challenge coins.

What is Hard Enamel?

Hard enamel is a technique that involves filling the recessed areas of the coin with colored enamel and then baking it at high temperatures until it hardens. The surface is then polished to create a smooth, flat finish that is level with the raised metal areas. This process ensures a sleek, durable finish that is resistant to scratches and wear.

Benefits of Hard Enamel

Hard enamel is chosen for its ability to create a unique and visually appealing texture that enhances the design elements of a coin. It is particularly effective in adding depth and contrast to intricate designs.

  • Durability: Hard enamel provides a robust, scratch-resistant surface that can withstand daily wear and tear.
  • Vibrant Colors: The baking process locks in the colors, resulting in a vivid and long-lasting finish.
  • Smooth Finish: The polished surface offers a sleek and elegant appearance, enhancing the overall aesthetic of the coin.
  • Versatility: Suitable for various coin designs, particularly those with intricate details and 2D surfaces.

Hard Enamel vs. Cloisonné

Hard enamel, or Epola, has replaced the traditional Cloisonné (pronounced cloy-zon-ay) style in custom coin manufacturing. While both techniques involve the use of colored enamel, hard enamel provides a more durable and polished finish. Here is an example of Cloisonné, which hard enamel replicates in appearance:

Applications of Hard Enamel in Custom Coin Design

Hard enamel is ideal for a variety of custom coin applications, including:

Why Choose Coinable for Your Custom Coin with Hard Enamel Finish?

At Coinable, we specialize in creating high-quality custom coins with hard enamel finishes that exceed our clients’ expectations. Our expert team uses state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to ensure precise and consistent results for every project. Whether you’re designing custom challenge coins, military coins, or corporate awards, our hard enamel service will add an extra touch of elegance and durability to your coins.

Get Started with Your Custom Coin Project

Ready to enhance your custom coins with a hard enamel finish? Contact us today to learn more about our custom coin design services and how we can bring your vision to life. Our team is here to guide you through the process, from initial concept to final production, ensuring that your coins are truly one-of-a-kind.

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