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How It's Made: Ceramic Poker Chips

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Professional gamblers & businesses are searching for a high-quality promotional chip favor Ceramic poker chip. In this post, I'll explain how they're put together and printed and provide some images of the procedure and the final products. 

 

You can't get the blank custom ceramic poker chips manufactured entirely of ceramic. It's a hybrid plastic made from polyester and other composite plastics. Fabrics made of polyester are inkjet-friendly (more about the printing process later). 

 

Features of the blank chips -

 

The diameters of the blank Custom poker chips are typically 39mm, 40mm, 43mm, 46mm, and 50.8mm. The most common poker chip sizes are 39mm & 40mm, but larger chips in the 43mm & 46mm range are also available. The military commonly uses 46mm & 50.8mm challenge coins. 

 

A 39mm - 40mm chip weighs roughly 10 grams, which is lighter, unlike many clay chips because larger clay chips contain metalcore bands for added weight. Metal cores would cause ceramic chips to break because they would expand when printed at high temperatures. But there have been recent developments in chip construction that make a metal core possible, and we're testing it out.

 

The chip feel -

 

Ceramic chips for video games feel quite substantial. They are sturdy enough that you need not worry about them breaking when using them for gaming. However, dropping them on a hard surface can cause them to chip. Ceramic chips are popular among poker players due to their durability and the ease with which they stack. The surfaces can be glossy or matte, increasing the stackability even further. However, image sharpness may suffer slightly since a matte surface isn't perfectly smooth. 

 

The printing - 

 

Dye sublimation printing is used for ceramic chip printing. The ink is heated to about 390 degrees Fahrenheit and then pushed into the chip using a heat press. When subjected to such extreme temperatures, the solid ink vaporizes, allowing it to infiltrate the chip's surface & chemically link with the polyester used to make the chips. 

 

Conclusion

 

Custom ceramic poker chips are more expensive than custom-printed chips or chips with an inlay label because of the complexity of the printing process. The advantages of a ceramic gaming chip over other materials include the ability to print designs from edge to edge, stackability, durability, and resistance to counterfeiting due to the ability to make each chip unique.


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