Refining different kind of substrates and artwork with precious metal is a process which fascinated human beings since thousands of years. As a revolution for ceramics and glass decoration first at the end of the 19th century liquid gold was developed.
Liquid gold can be applied onto substrates like glass and ceramics via brush application and spraying, whereas gold pastes are applied onto the substrates via decal application, thermoplastic screen printing, direct screen printing, or lining.
Nowadays precious metal compounds are available in different colour shades like lemonish, yellow reddish, platinum, rosé or copper and gloss levels like bright gold, silk matt gold, burnish gold or powder gold. Also several decorating systems allow companies and artists creative decoration on tableware, cosmetic flakes, glasses, bottles and more.