Pantone Color Chart
Choose from a wide range of colors !
Pantone Color Matching (PMS) is a color matching standard used in the custom lapel pin industry and is largely a standardized color reproduction system. By standardizing the colors, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colors match without direct contact with one another. This is this important for you because it allows you to match your branding standards on your custom pins. All you have to do is specify the pantone colors codes and we will match those colors in designing your custom lapel pin. In the custom pins world, the pantone coated C chart is the standard. If you have a logo, you have a standard – most people may not know what those colors are but the person who designed your logo will know what pantone colors were used.
NOTE: These colors may appear differently on your computer monitor and/or your actual printed version. We do guarantee a color match to the Pantone Matching System color number as represented by their official color chart. Please refer to that chart for an accurate color sample. We cannot be responsible for differences in color matching between our emailed proof and the actual PMS color.
Enamel Pin Design Rules
Enamel pins are painted by hand using Syringes filled with enamel paint. The paint flows out of the syringe and into the pin, filling up the shapes created by the raised metal. Each shape becomes a little pool of enamel paint.
Enamel colors must be enclosed by Raised Metal. The Raised Metal acts like a wall that contains the enamel paint.
Not only are the lines we see here the outline, they are the metal we will see when the pin is finished. This is what we refer to as “raised metal.” When you pick a metal type (polished gold, black nickel, etc.) these lines will be that metal.
Because Enamel Paint is injected into the Custom Pin’s recessed metal areas one color at a time, both the raised and recessed metal areas need to be at the smallest a certain size. If recessed areas are not large enough the Enamel Paint will not flow properly. This causes inconsistencies in the enamel paint.
If a design requires smaller details or colors without raised metal outlines, Offset Printing is an option.