In respect to the origin of gold-leaf ,it is said internationally that application of gold sheets by human an at 7,000 - year -long history .Egyptians made the history i first artificial gold-leaf .They washed the sand from the Nile for gold ,then melted it with lead ,salt ,tin and chaff in a sealed kettle to get pure gold .and hammered out flat gold sheets .Nowadays, the process of gold-leaf production has been greatly developed and its quality has been quite good .
Using MEILONG Brand gold-leaf as its raw material ,The company produces series of gold-leaf arts and crafts .gold-leaf paintings , VIP Gold-leaf Cards, gilded arts ,We also produce gold-leaf souvenirs or for decoration of p
Gold leaf is 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches square (85 mm x 85 mm) and is sold in units called packs, containing 500 leaves. A pack is divided into 20 books with each book containing 25 leaves.
For more information on leaf sizes visit Gilding Basics.
A book contains 25 leaves, a pack contains 20 books, equaling 500 leaves. Each pack of 500 leaves covers a surface area of 39.50 sq.ft. without waste or overlap. The gilder can determine the percentage of waste based on the complexity of the object and his or her own expertise in laying leaf. If for example, the surface is very ornate with deep crevices, it will require more leaf than the same size area of a flat surface.
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Karats and Alloys
Gold is alloyed with Silver, Copper and other metals to achieve a variety of colors and shades. A higher gold content and/or greater amount of copper will result in deeper tones of leaf. The higher karat leaves are also more durable due to the higher gold content. In the lower karats of leaf, such as 18kt, 16kt, and 12kt, gold is alloyed with silver or other metals to achieve lighter colors.
As a larger supplier of China gold leaf ,we,Nanjing goldfoil supplies, have many years experience in this line ,we have many leading range of genuine gold leaf(12kt,18kt,22kt,
23kt,23.5kt,23.75kt,24k in all size),imitation leaf, roll leaf, glue and agate for your selection.
Would you mind let me know your detail address,telephone number,etc so that we could give some free gold leaf samples to you! You can testing our gold leaf quality in your business , if you satisfied with our gold leaf, then we set up our business step by step!
By the way, would you mind let me know which kind kara you prefer to use and how many leaf you need each month? Thank you very much so that I could give you the competitive price.
If you have any inquiry for the leaves, please do not hesitate to let us know.
Your prompt reply would be appreciated.
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