Types of Custom Lapel Pins
SOFT ENAMEL LAPEL PINS
SOFT ENAMEL is our more popular type of custom lapel pins. The method for soft enamel begins with the design of your choice being stamped onto a sheet of metal, imprinting your design onto the surface of your pins. Once the plating is applied to the raw metal the enamel color fill is then added to the recesses areas of the pin one color at a time. The soft enamel sets a little lower than the raised metal lines of the design giving the pin a three dimensional look as well as feel. Soft enamel is a more cost efficient process that still gives each custom lapel pin design a high quality professional look. These custom lapel pins are great for sports teams, charitable organizations, awards and many more!
HARD ENAMEL LAPEL PINS
CLOISONNÈ/HARD ENAMEL lapel pins, also known as hard enamel pins, are created using the finest materials and are highly regarded because of their unique appearance. When choosing cloisonnè for your design each custom lapel pin will begin with a similar process as our soft enamel and die struck lapel pins. Then each color is individually hand-filled with a powder glass-like substance and then kiln-fired at very high temperatures. Each cloisonnè pin is hand polished giving your pins a smooth glossy appearance. our cloisonné pins have a jewelry-like appearance with a high perceived value. No matter what the occasion, cloisonné lapel pins will make an impressive statement.
OFFSET PRINTED LAPEL PINS
OFFSET PRINTED lapel pins are a brilliant choice if you have art that has various gradients or even if you don’t want to have metal lines all over your design. Thesetypes of pins are actually created by first printing the art onto a piece of paper before the paper is applied to a metal pin. the custom lapel pins are set by applying a protective coating, such as epoxy. One of the main benefits of offset printing is that it can be used for a huge range of complex designs. It is also ideal for those who want to take advantage of full-color production. This is because the colors that are printed are done with crystal clear clarity, where the vibrancy can really shine through. It’s also more than possible to use gradual color or even gradient color when you invest in offset printing.
DIE STRUCK LAPEL PINS
With out a doubt the most popular selection for service and years of service awards,DIE STRUCK PINS provide a classic look. Die struck pins are often used to acknowledge years of service, and are popular among fraternities, sororities, universities, associations and government offices.Without the employment of color, Metal on metal offers a conventional look whether your die struck pins are polished or antiqued. Custom die struck pins are available in GOLD, SILVER, COPPER, NICKEL and combinations of the four. Die struck pins are excellent for clear-cut designs with larger text such as those typically used by fraternities, sororities, country clubs and government agencies. Enticing packaging options such as VELVET GIFT BOXES, CUSTOMIZED CARDS OR ELEGANT JEWELRY BAGS are also available to further enhance the look of your die struck lapel pin.
Elite Lapel Pins will always provide our customers with a live, friendly U.S.-based customer service representative to assist you with your custom lapel pins order. We do NOT believe in using phone automation systems or overseas call centers. We want to work with you directly over the phone and through e-mail to ensure you get the best-designed custom lapel pins possible.
Popular Lapel Pin Usage
Custom Lapel Pins Are Great for…
Custom Lapel pins can be used as symbol of achievement and belonging in different group or organizations. Custom Lapel pins from the organization are often collected by members and non-members alike. Businesses also use custom lapel pins to designate achievements and membership. Lapel pins are a common element of employee recognition programs, and they are presented to individuals as a symbol of an accomplishment. Like fraternity and sorority pins, these lapel pins instill a sense of belonging to an elite group of performers at the organization. Businesses also award lapel pins to employees more frequently to boost employee morale, productivity, and employee engagement. The Soviet Union had great production of these. Besides pins showing political figures and as souvenirs for tourist spots, there were pins for various sports, cultural, and political gatherings and for technical achievements of the Soviet Union. The pins had counter cultural meanings as well; for example, the pin featuring the robot spacecraft (which approached and docked with Kosmos 188) had a sexual connotation. In recent years, Enamel Lapel pin collecting and trading has also become a popular hobby. Demand for Custom Lapel pin design online based on popular cartoon characters and themes such as Disney, Rick and Morty and Hard Rock Cafe has surged and led to the creation of the lapel pin trading events and other social activities. Disney lapel pin trading is a prime example of trading custom lapel pins.
Custom Lapel Pins make Great Souvenirs
A custom lapel pin is a great souvenir for Events & Festivals and can be a very collectable item. By providing lapel pins at your event or festival, you allow people to remember the experience for a lifetime and can promote the occasion year after year, increasing attendance and awareness. If providing lapel pins for free to the attendees is in your budget, you will more than make up the expense in goodwill, increased exposure and future attendance. If giving away the pins is not in your budget, consider selling them. Most people would be happy to buy a lapel pin as a souvenir.
Custom Lapel Pins Are Great Way to show First Responders Appreciation
Custom Lapel pins are very popular amongst first responders. From Police and Fire Department personnel to EMT’s, nurses and other professionals, lapel pins promote affiliation to a specific department or unit. Pins are also used as identification and as recognition awards. A custom pin can also be used to remember fellow members.
Custom Lapel Pins are great for Fundraising
Looking for a great fundraising idea? Custom made lapel pins are a great way to raise money for your organization or sports team. People are happy to donate $5.00 for a good cause and rewarding them with a pin that cost you $2.00 or less is a great way to raise funds for your group. A custom design with your logo not only generates money for your cause, but is also a great promotional item that raises awareness about your organization and can get others to join or donate.
Custom Lapel Pin Design See Design Options
Custom Enamel Pin design starts off very similar to animation. Everything is literally hand drawn with a blue line. It is done either digitally or on paper with a light-box to plan out all of the elements and artwork that make up the design. Once the design is approved, it is inked, colored, and placed on a mechanical sheet, which is like a blueprint for the pin, with appropriate measurements and call-outs for manufacturing the parts.
Custom Lapel Pins Are Excellent For:
✔ Trade show
✔ Product branding
✔ Company branding
✔ Corporate identity
✔ Meetings, seminars or conventions
✔ Employee awards
✔ Building goodwill
✔ Creating an emotional connection
✔ Bolstering team spirit