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          LACQUER PROCESS

The lacquered handicraft and art work are the collective result of artists, craftsmen, and laborers through over 20 steps with patience, responsibility, and hard work.
The craftsmen start manufacturing art work and handicrafts from four different stages:
        - Construction of the body
        - Art & Decorative work.
        - Painting process
        - Shining technique

Stage 1: Construction of the body

     

The first stage involves patient skilled craftmen in order to construct the body smoothly
The body is the base, skeleton, and hardcore of the product. Materials to make the body are wood, MDF, ceramic, paper, poly resin, bamboo.
The body of lacquer product requires up to 5 times of coating paints and water sanded repeatedly for achieving a smooth surface for color is added and images to be drawn.
Therefore building the perfect body of a product is production – especially in terms of quality – through production, it takes up to  20 days to complete this first stage before moving to the second stage.

Stage 2: Art & Decorative work

  

The second part of lacquer ware production involves the techniques and art of images to be drawn on each piece of the product. Its artistic value will be determined by this second stage.
The work of this stage requires more advance of technique, depending on type of product, which involved to time spending for drawing an image, applying art work on product. This stage requires up to 5 more steps in the whole process.
        - Gilded with gold or silver- leaf…
        - Inlaid with Egg-shell… 
        - Inlaid with mother of pearls…
        - Drawing the line of the picture
Depending in the expressions of the picture, flat stroke, gold or silver gilded stroke, or final stroke, color production and line coloring will be different.
        - Drawing strokes for polishing to become flat stroke.
        - Mixing colors and coloring.
The most common style of lacquer ware is flat-painted product. Flat- painted product is also called sunk-painted product because, after drawing, the image must be coated with clear paint and polished. After polishing, the sunk strokes will rise to the surface .Therefore, to complete the lacquered painting, two process must be worked: Coloring and polishing. To understand the methods of lacquer mixing color, one can see the processing of lacquer ware is quite complicated.

Stage 3: Painting process

 

Choosing a color to harmonize with the art & decorative work is a major part of lacquer ware in order to make this handcrafted product becomes valuable. There are 2 coats of color paints and 4- 5 vanished coats to be coated on the products which made all of the art & decorative work appears in different look, deeply with its own texture.
During painting process, the paint coats must be sanded and washed two times for cleaning all dust, mark on the product. There is no falling paint mark is acceptable and product should be shinny and having a perfect look before polishing and transfering to shinning technique .

 

Stage 4: The shinning techniques

         

Shining is the last operation to finish the product after the polishing or varnished coat.
From the polishing of varnished coat to the shining work, the product should be handled carefully to protect the laboring effort that has been spent and to beautify it prior to delivery. No traces should be allowed anywhere on the product. The surface must be clean and shiny like a mirror to express the characteristics of lacquer ware: The marvelous features, its attractiveness, and its eye-catching ability.

  

PACKING METHOD

1. LABELING:

Each product may be labelled as per customer's request

2. TISSUE AND PE FOAM WRAPPING:

In order to prevent paintfrom being effected and moisturized by the hit /weather while transferring, white paper must be wrapped around each product before covering by foam tissue.

3. CARTON PACKING AND MARKING:

 

Packing as a set required a special packing technique for not only saving cost of packing material but also make the boxes stable inside the big carton.

4. PACKING  ONTO PALLET:

  
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