|Dog Tags utilizes thicker brass to create deep recesses with which to accept the enamel paint. The result is a multidimensional appearance and a higher perceived value.
As with photo etch, this process provides an extensive selection of color choices and a production time of four to six weeks. However, because the enamel paint is separated by thin metal borders, small details cannot be color-filled. Therefore, this process is best suited for less-complex designs.
Utilizing steel dies to produce deep recesses to accept the color-fill, Die Struck Enamel affords a great deal of definition. This process is ideally suited for artwork which is light in detail. The design is "stamped" into the base metal, then color-filled and polished by hand.
If desired, a thin coat of clear epoxy can be applied to the surface to protect the enamel and provide a rich, finished look.