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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.