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Soft enamel pins are by far the most popular choice. About 70% of customers chose this option and consider them the “Best Value” because of lower price and good quality.
Are soft enamel pins right for you? Check out these details to see if it helps make your decision. Soft enamel pins are good quality, affordable, the most popular and best value for your money, and yes, they are hard and made of metal. The term soft enamel just refers to how the paint or enamel on the pin is treated. The enamel is essentially air dried so it settles just a little bit leaving the metal borders raised and the enamel recessed. The overall look of the pin is more dimensional and you can feel the texture of the raised metal if you rub your thumb over the pin.
These lapel pins are similar to epola but the edges between the colors are not as smooth. The die is made similar to cloisonné. We use either iron or copper and then plate to your specified plating color. Soft enamel is used when cost is a factor or fine detail is not needed. Sometimes, an epoxy dome is added to the pin to prevent scratching. Soft enamel pins are frequently used for sport pins, corporate pins and other types of lapel pins.
Soft enamel comes in all the same metal finishes: gold, silver, copper, black nickel, brass, bronze. Each of these finishes can also be antiqued. There are two advantages to soft enamel pins vs. hard enamel pins. First, beyond the normal metal finish listed above, the metal can be dyed any color you want to create metal lines that are black, white, red, green, etc. This process of dying the metal makes the pins look more cartoonish and fun. Second, because heat is not used to harden the enamel, the colors are more brilliant and true. So, if you are trying to match a pantone color as close as possible soft enamel is the best option.
Soft enamel pins are great for pin trading, promotional giveaways, churches, schools, organizations, and non-profits, but really any organization or company can use soft enamel pins and be proud of them. If you are still uncertain as to whether this is the best option, just ask and we will help you make the best decision based on your specific needs and specifications.
It is easy to make enamel pins. First, come up with an idea. Second, contact a custom pin company to design and make your pins. Third, order the pins. The entire process can be completed in as little as 2 weeks and the custom pin maker will take care of all the details from artwork design, to handling the order.
Yes, soft enamel pins are the most popular because they are the most economical. You get a great quality pin at a lesser price.
Soft enamel pins range in price from $0.46 cents per pin up to $3.14 per pin depending on the size and quantity ordered. A typical 100 qty – 1-inch soft enamel pin will cost $2.49 per. A 10,000 qty - .75-inch soft enamel pin will cost $0.46 cents. The bigger the size the more expensive, the bigger the quantity the less expensive.
Custom pin orders take approximately 2 weeks from order to delivery. As an example, if you ordered your pins on the 1st you would receive them no later than the 14th. If you need your order quicker, just ask, and we will try to accommodate.
There are 2 types of enamel pins: soft enamel and hard enamel. They are both hard metal pins. The difference is the surface of the pin. Soft enamel the metal ridges are raised and the enamel recessed. Hard enamel the metal ridges and the enamel are the same level so the surface is smooth.
The minimum order for enamel pins is 50 quantity. It is not cost effective to order less because a mold has to be created and becomes too expensive if only ordering a few pins.
No, we do not charge shipping on your custom pin orders. Shipping is free. We ship your order by UPS air direct from our factory to your front door.
Yes, we can provide a sample of your enamel pin before you order, for a fee. However, our normal process is to provide you an artwork proof that will look very close to the finished pin. If you are concerned about quality, we can mail you a sample of other pins we have made, for free, to check quality.
Yes, we create a digital artwork for every pin order. The digital artwork is emailed for you to review and approve. We will revise it until you are happy with the design.
Yes, we appreciate when customers have their own design. We will need to work with the design to make it manufacturable, but we are happy to start with your artwork.
Yes, all it takes to make enamel pins is an idea. We will take your idea and turn it in to digital artwork for you to review.
Artwork is completely free. We do all the work to ensure you have a good experience in this creative process.
Enamel pins are measured based on the longest dimension, ether left to right or top to bottom. When requesting a size only specify the longest dimension as the other dimension will just default based on the design.
Yes, we value each customer and ensure artwork and molds are only used for your purpose. Existing molds are retained for a period of 2 years while artwork is retained forever. We only produce your designs upon your request. We may use designs in marketing purposes only unless directed otherwise by you.
Yes, we can add your custom logo to the back of your pins for a small fee. We call it a custom backstamp.
No, you do not need epoxy on custom lapel pins. Originally, epoxy was used to protect the pin, but techniques are such these days that even soft enamel pins are very durable. The negative to epoxy is it yellows over time. The only time epoxy is used is to protect glitter paint. Because glitter has a rough surface the epoxy protects it from pulling out.