The primary material that is used for a quality poker chip set is nothing but pure clay. It is prepared under 300˚F or 149˚C while being compressed at more or less 70MPa or 10,000 psi. The color is not being sprayed or painted. For coloring it is mixed during the molding period this makes the color to last longer without fading. There are different color schemes that are being used before the final molding. Hence you can find various colors in a set of poker chips and the differentiation is brought mainly to classify it according to its value. The variety of clay chips can be used for a longer period of time and has hence got high durability features.
There are inlay designs in these clay chips. It can be made by paper or plastic during the molding and compression process. These will not wither away unless it is broken. These designs portray the numerical value it is composed of. As these chips are highly durable and won’t fade off with time to restore its brightness you need to clean it regularly. With proper maintenance and care your chip would be in the same condition as it was at the time of purchase.