Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Comparison: Pet'la Golden Russian versus Fake'la Unique Flowers

Provided for review.  As an owner of Pet'la plates, I found it amusing there were actually people trying to sell knockoffs. Pet'la plates are like works of art with fine details.  They're beautiful and I love mine.  I found that Born Pretty Store had the Golden Russian plate for sale under the name 'Unique Flowers."   I don't think this plate maker knows what the word unique means.  The plate maker also distributes their brand to Aliexpress.com and Alibaba.com; however, I did not see this particular plate listed on either of those sites.   Okay.  Let's see how these two products compare.  Can the Fake'la hold up to Pet'la? 
Pet'la
Fake'la
As you can see from this picture, they are made of different metals.  The Pet'la is made of copper, whereas the Fake'la is made of stainless steel.  You cannot tell from this image, but the etching of the images are hugely different.  Pet'la has a deeper, sharper image; whereas, Fake'la feels really shallow.  The images themselves look identical.  Let's look further.

Comparisons: I used M Polish Cayuga and Creative Image stamper to pick up each image and stamp on paper.  Here are the results with Pet'la on top and Fake'la on bottom.  Click on the images below to enlarge.
Pet'la Golden Russian

Fake'la Unique Flowers
  Individual Comparisons: I took a random sample of images to further analyze.
Pet'la versus Fake'la
The Pet'la has the awesome details and definition I mentioned above.  This image is beautiful.  The Fake'la does an okay job with the outline but has no detail at all. 
Pet'la versus Fake'la
Again, a nicely detailed image with the Pet'la and a really poorly etched image with the Fake'la. 
Pet'la versus Fake'la
Again, lack of detail and clarity.

And, I thought I should mention the poorly etched image that I couldn't get to pick up on the Fake'la.

My overall opinion, the Fake'la is a terrible product.  I would not purchase this plate.  I don't use fake purses, fake makeup, and I definitely don't use fake nail stamping plates.  Pet'la plates can be purchased at petlaplate.com.

Here's a mani I completed using the Pet'la Golden Russian plate.  I love the details!
For this look, I used a base of Fingerpaints Black Expressionism, M Polish To Have and to Holo, and I painted over the stamping with OPI Color Paints which can be purchased at Beauty Brands.

14 comments:

  1. Great review - I'm looking forward to comparing mine.

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  2. Excellent comparison! I hope this is shared widely. Stealing art from a small creative business to produce and sell cheap, crummy copies is the pits, and a waste of money.

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    1. Agreed. I hope people become more informed about knockoff plates and what it does to small businesses.

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  3. Great comparison! I'm glad the word is getting out.

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  4. Great review! I love my Petla plates! Can't wait for mine to get here to compare!

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    1. Thanks, Ana! I can't wait to see what you think!

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  5. Great post. There can be no comparison to Pet'la plates!

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  6. Sure I've seen some images that have been copied before but I don't think I had seen entire plates copied like this. Great comparison, it's pretty clear which one is the better plate :)

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    1. It's disappointing these type of business practices take place. But, they'll never be as good as the origina .

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