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What are the best imprint methods to create custom pins?

Create a custom lapel pin with the print method of your choice

Lapel pins are perfect to market and brand your business, organization or events. Plus, you can create your custom pins and use them to boost brand awareness, for employee recognition, service awards, achievements and much more. Today we have brought you some of the most used processes for making lapel pins.

Soft Enamel Lapel Pin

Soft Enamel Lapel Pin

There three main imprint methods used to create custom pins

There are several methods that are used to customize a pin. Depending upon the colors and materials desired, the imprint methods can be divided in:

Die struck soft enamel process is one of the most used processes for making lapel pins. Unlike cloisonné, the areas of color sit below the metal strip surface, giving the pin an embossed air. Like the photo etched process, the top can be covered with protective epoxy for a smoother appearance. Including up to four colors to display your logo beautifully, soft enamel lapel pin is one of the most versatile and widely used in the family of pins. So, if you want a traditional look and good quality at an affordable price, then die struck soft enamel pins is the way to go.

Photo Etched Lapel Pins

Etched soft enamel lapel pins

Cloisonné hard enamel pins

Cloisonné hard enamel pins

Cloisonné-hard enamel pins, cloisonné, is an ancient metalworking technique developed centuries ago in China during the Ming dynasty. The craft is a multi-step enamel process commonly used to produce jewelry, vases, and other decorative items. Also called hard enamel, this method offers high-quality, jewelry-like feel. These pins feature a sharp contrast between colors to highlight bold designs. Besides being a great recognition tool for your valued customers and employees you can customize a pin with your business name to create an effective promotional giveaway that recipients will take pride in wearing.

Etched Soft enamel lapel pins are made by using a photographic negative to chemically etch your design into a base metal such as steel, aluminum, copper, brass or iron. The recessed areas created by this process are then filled with soft enamel and baked at high temperatures before being highly polished. Take into account that etched pins are thinner than die struck pins and therefore are often used for large pin designs where weight may be an issue. Plus, they are also less costly at lower quantities because an expensive die does not have to be made for this type of pin. So, use them for larger designs when weight is a concern. And when the price is the concern, use them for lower quantities.

Easy to attach to clothing custom pins are a desired giveaway that your customers will cherish.

Die Struck Enamel Lapel Pin

Die Struck Enamel Lapel Pin

Iron Soft Enamel Lapel Pin

Iron Soft Enamel Lapel Pin

Create your custom lapel pins. Choose your imprint method, size, design, and backing. A knowledgeable staff can help you creating a unique lapel pin for your special occasion. All over Denver, you’ll always have lots of options to choose from in a variety of sizes and materials, including some at very affordable prices. So stay informed and make the best decisions on your custom lapel pins!