Custom Lapel Pins are commonly used for a variety of special events such as employee recognition or service awards. There are many production ways that can be applied for your custom pins.
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Order process and questions
Submit your design ideas and details through our contact form below or by contacting our customer care team.
We’ll provide you with an initial estimate and design proof within 24 hours of your submission.
If needed, we offer free revisions until we get the design exactly how you envisioned it.
Lastly, once you approve your final proof and complete the final invoice payment we will send your project to production.
What is the minimum order amount?
We usually recommend starting at 100 pc. There are various price point breaks based on the quantity that provide some great savings.
How long is shipping and production time?
Production takes generally 3 weeks. Shipping time is 3-5 days.
What type of artwork files do you accept?
We prefer images to be in .EPS or .AI formats, if possible. Otherwise, we accept .JPG, .GIF, .PNG, .PPT, .DOC, .PDF, .BMP, .TIFF, .PSD and .CDR
What are your packing options?
Leather Box/ Plastic Box/ Paper Box/ Velvet Box etc.
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What are custom pins and why do people like them?
Pins have been a popular way for companies and organizations to spread their brand and message. They are also a fun way to show off your personality and style. Be heard and be seen with our custom pins.
A custom pin is a small, typically metal object that can be worn on clothing or used to affix items to a surface. Pins are often used to fasten buttons on clothing, but they can also be used as decorations or ornaments.
Custom pins are a great way to show support for a company, organization, cause or team. You can use them to promote your brand and business. Pins can be custom-made in a variety of different shapes and sizes, making them the perfect way to show off your unique style and position.
However, there is more to these little metal pins than meets the eye. In fact, they can have a significant impact on culture. One of the most notable examples of this is when enamel pins were used to support the civil rights movement in the United States.
History of pins
The first recorded use of pins dates back to the Bronze Age, about 4000 years ago. Pins were made, you guessed it, of bronze but other metals too. They had mostly practical use to fasten clothing. By the Middle Ages, pins had become more decorative, with many people wearing them as a way of showing their status or wealth.
In the 18th century, pins began to be mass-produced and became more widely available. This coincided with a fashion for wearing increasingly elaborate clothing, which required more and more pins to hold it in place.
Today, pins are still used as a way of fastening clothes, but they are also very popular as fashion accessories. They can be worn to show support for a cause, or simply to add a bit of personality to an outfit. Whatever the reason, it is clear that pins are here to stay!
It is the process of applying colour to pins. The most common method of pin colouring is enamel paint.
Enamel is a paint that is made specifically for metal surfaces. It is usually applied with a brush and then baked in an oven to set the colour.
Pins can also be coloured and designed with decals, and stickers to avoid the hassle of baking the pins. Airbrushing is a popular method for colouring pins because it gives them a very smooth and even finish.
How do you manufacture pins?
The manufacturing process for pins can vary depending on the type of pin being made. For example, custom lapel pins require different processes than metal pins. However, there are some general steps that all pins go through during manufacturing.
The manufacturing process for each type of pin is different but all types start with the design. This is mostly done by CAD type of software. Once the design is finalized, we create the mold which will be used to create the actual pins.
Die struck pins
The design is stamped into the metal blank using a die. The die struck pins are then plated and polished.
Your design is printed onto a sheet of paper which is then laminated. The laminated paper is cut to shape and applied to the metal blank. The excess paper is then trimmed away and the printed pins are plated.
Custom enamel pins. Also known as lapel pins.
The enamel paste is placed into the mold and heated until it hardens. Excess enamel is then removed and the pin is plated.
Lapel pins may also be polished after they are cooled to give them a shiny finish. The basic division of lapel pins is into hard and soft enamel pins.
Soft custom lapel pins
Soft custom lapel pins are the most popular type of lapel pin. They are made by die-strucking your design into metal, then colouring the recessed areas with soft enamel paint and baking it until it hardens. The results are durable, high-quality soft enamel pins that can be worn for years.
Hard custom enamel pins
Hard enamel pins are made by filling the recessed areas of your design with enamel powder, then baking it until the powder melts and hardens. This creates a smooth, glossy finish that is very durable. Hard enamel pins are often used for high-end lapel pins or collector’s items.
Custom lapel pin plating
Once your enamel pins are made, they can be plated with a number of different metals. The most popular options are gold, silver, and nickel. Gold, silver and nickel plating add a thin layer of that material to the surface of the pin.
Photo-etched custom pins
The design is first printed onto a sheet of paper. A photoresist film is then placed over the top of the design and exposed to light. The film hardens where it is exposed to light and the unhardened areas are washed away, leaving your design on the metal blank. The pin is then plated and polished. Finished pins can include a protective coating or pin-backs to hold them in place.
Are pins in backpacks, jackets and hats popular?
Do you remember the time when everybody wanted to own custom pins? Lapel pins were and are still very popular right now. People are wearing them on all sorts of clothing, including hats, caps, jackets and backpacks. They’re a great way to show your personality and style.
Why are enamel pins so popular?
Lapel pins have been around for a long time, but they’ve recently gained popularity. They’re relatively inexpensive, easy to customize, and can be worn on just about any type of clothing.
If you’re looking to add your own custom lapel pins to your wardrobe, be sure to check out our collection. We’ve got a wide variety of designs and styles to choose from. Whether you’re into animals, nature, or just want something simple, we’ve got you covered.
How do you keep pins from falling off?
One way to keep your pins from falling off is to use pin-backs. Pin backs are small metal discs that you attach to the back of your pin. They have a small hole in the center that you can use to thread a piece of string or ribbon through. This will help secure your pin to whatever you’re wearing.
Do lapel pins damage your clothes?
No, pins do not damage your clothes. However, if you are not careful when putting them on or taking them off, you could damage the fabric of your clothing. Be sure to take care when handling your pins and you should have no problems.
Hope you learned a lot about pins. Contact us if you need custom pins.
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