Silkscreen Pins


Best for Brand Standards and Color Accuracy

Silkscreen Lapel Pins are a great choice for companies who must strictly maintain their branding standards and achieve perfect reproduction of their logo colors, without using metal outlines to hold in filled enamel or cloisonné colors.

This pin style uses a 0.8mm pin blank and screens your design onto the pin one color at a time. All solid colors are producible, but an offset printed pin will be most suitable, if gradients are needed. 

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Getting Started with Silkscreen Pins

A silk screen pin is a great choice when corporate branding guidelines do not allow for metal borders found in the soft enamel or cloisonnĂ© lapel pins.

We offer your first silkscreen color free! For additional colors there is a $19.00 silk screen setup charge, which is definitely something to keep in mind if your quantity is low, and you are looking for the best value. An optional epoxy (protective coating) can then be applied to protect the silk screened colors from fading, chipping, or cracking over time. 

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How To Make Silkscreen Pins

The process of creating custom silk screen lapel pins is almost identical to that of silk screening t-shirts. A base color is identified and put on the surface of the pins. Then, one at a time, each color is pressed through a screen with the help of a squeegee and allowed to dry.

So, you have an idea for your new custom pins, you may even have a direction for your design, and now you’re ready to turn that idea into a pin. What do you do next? It's simple! Just click the "Free Quote" button anywhere on the site, and our art team will get right to work crafting an original design from your ideas, and you'll have your first free proof ready and in your inbox within 48 hours.

When we create enamel pins, our goal is to create a design that best represents your project. For this reason, we offer unlimited revisions until you are completely satisfied with the design, materials, size and colors.


Silkscreen Pins Are Everywhere Right Now!

Pin Depot offers:

    • Superior design freedom.
    • Long lasting products.
    • Low production costs.
    • Small minimum order quantities.
    • Free shipping.

At Pin Depot, we make the process of ordering custom silkscreen pins easy! Our staff is here to help you select the perfect style of lapel pin, choose a plating type, and determine the right pin size, all while considering your unique situation, application, and design. We'll be there every step of the way to make the process simple and stress free!

Custom made silkscreen pins make beautiful, cost-effective marketing tools. Whether you are trying to award your employees for their years of service or using pins for brand recognition, you can count on Pin Depot’s art team to deliver the best custom pin for your needs. No matter how complex your design is, Pin Depot will create top-quality art based on your design, and ensure that your pins are designed specifically with your unique project in mind.

Custom Silkscreen Pin Designs

Another compelling application of a silkscreen is in its use on top of a cloisonnĂ© pin. Silkscreens on cloisonnĂ©  pins are used for three main reasons. The first is to gain the ability to have two colors touching, without a metal stroke, in a specific part of the pin, while retaining the traditional cloisonnĂ© style in the remainder.

The second is to achieve exceedingly fine levels of detail in pin design; text can be made even smaller while remaining legible if a silkscreen is utilized.

The third and most popular use is to create years of service or employee pins that have customized years, dates, or award titles. Opting for a silkscreen-cloisonnĂ© hybrid is best when doing these types of pins, since the same mold can be used to create the base pin. After the cloisonnĂ© has cured, the silkscreens can be applied to achieve the most budget-conscious final step in customization.


Once you approve your design, a unique die is created. This is then stamped into metal to create the raised and recessed areas of the pin.. The pin base is plated in gold, silver, or whichever pin plating you have chosen. The recessed areas are then filled with colored enamel paint (or translucent colors, which look amazing!), separated by the raised areas made by the metal outlines in the design stage.

The silk screened areas of your design are cut into a thin screen of tiny holes. We then coat the screen with thick ink using a sponge, which causes the ink to flow through the screen and onto the pin. For multi-color designs, we do this multiple times, starting from the lightest color, and moving to the darkest.

To get started on your silk screen pins today, just email us, or complete our quick and convenient Free Quote form! Once you do, our sales representatives will contact you with further details. Pin Depot is ready to help you get started on your custom lapel pins project, and we can't wait to hear from you!

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What our customers say

“PinDepot team was excellent to work with. Helped with the process every step of the way, made great suggestions and delivered in a timely fashion at a great price. Looking forward to working with them again.”

“Pins came out amazing! Just like the file provided, and they were great ppl to work with when it came to adding minor changes to the design so that way it’s exactly done the way you want it! I’ll definitely be placing another order soon!”

“Pin Depot made my beautiful pin perfectly to order. Even though I made several changes to the design, it wasn't an issue. Everyone was friendly, followed up, and produced a pin that I'm proud to distribute.”

Custom Pin Plating Examples


High Polished Gold

No Extra Cost


High Polished Silver

No Extra Cost


High Polished Copper

No Extra Cost


Black Nickel

No Extra Cost

Black-Metal-soft enamel

Black Metal

Included with Your Order


Antique Gold

$0.10 Extra Per Pin


Antique Silver

$0.10 Extra Per Pin


Dual Plating

$0.70 Extra Per Pin

Pin Attachment Options


Butterfly Clutches

No Extra Charge


Rubber Clutch

No Extra Charge

Yellow Rubber Clutch

Yellow Rubber Clutch

No Extra Charge

Jewelry Clutch

Jewelry Clutch

$0.30 Extra per Pin



$0.50 Extra per Pin

Deluxe Clutch

Deluxe Clutch

$0.30 Extra per Pin

Magnetic Back

Magnetic Back

$0.75 Extra per Pin

Bar Magnet-2

Bar Magnet

$1.00 Extra per Pin

Pin Packaging Options

Poly Bag

Ply Bags

No Extra Charge

Acrylic Case

Acrylic Case

$0.25 Extra per Pin

Cufflink Case

Cufflink Case

$0.35 Extra per Pin

Velvet Bag

Velvet bag

$0.55 Extra per Pin

Velvet Box

Velvet Box

$2.25 Extra per Pin

Pin Upgrades

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Translucent Enamel


Custom Back Stamp

Please contact our sales representative for pricing.

Lapel Pin Gemstones

Dark purple

Dark Purple




Dark Red




Light Red






Dark Blue


Light Purple


Dark Green


Light Green


Light Blue

Simply email us, or complete our quick and convenient Free Quote form, and a sales representative will contact you regarding your request to begin the process of creating your custom lapel pins.

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What is your minimum order?

Our minimum order quantity is 100. In certain situations, we can manufacture and sell orders as small as 50 pins, but there is a below-minimum fee that often applies and the unit pricing is higher than that at quantity 100. Please contact us for additional details.

How long does it take to get my pins?

Although every pin is a little different, since everything we make is 100% custom, our orders typically deliver 7-10 business days after you pay for your order. That said, if you require a quicker turnaround, we will make every effort to accommodate it.

Can I get my pins faster than the typical turnaround time?

Even though our standard turnaround times are some of the fastest in the industry, we understand that sometimes you need your pins even quicker than usual. As such, we work with all customers to understand their deadlines at the beginning of the quoting process. We can either work with our production team to shave a few days off the delivery date or we can guide you into an alternate product type that can more easily facilitate rush production.

How do I order custom lapel pins?

The ordering process is simple and can start in a number of ways. First off, feel free to give us a call or send us an email with any questions about the product or your design. You can also use our Free Quote request form. In this form, you will specify the product and quantity you are interested in. Also include any and all art or design ideas. We will reply promptly with an exact price quote and a color proof which is a digital image of what your physical product will look like.


If you have any further questions, give us a call!