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Make Custom Soft Enamel Lapel Pins

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Soft Enamel Lapel Pins start out as die struck pins. A custom die, based on your approved design, is struck out in a milling machine. That die is then used to stamp your design onto a sheet of iron or copper. Immediately afterwards, these stampings are cut out to the precise outline of your pin design’s unique shape. The metal plating is the next step in the process. For soft enamel pins, the most common plating types are gold, nickel (silver), copper, and black nickel (dark silver/black chrome). The raised metal surfaces are polished to a mirror finish, and the recessed metal areas that were stamped are filled with an enamel paint.

Our Soft Enamel pins are made to order, which gives us the ability to match Pantone colors to your brand standards exactly. The color filled areas in the metal recesses contrast beautifully with the polished raised metal.

Soft Enamel; The go-to choice for custom pins

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Soft Enamel is one of our most popular options. It offers a phenomenal looking product at a slightly better value than cloisonné pins. For soft enamel pins, the metal outlines are raised above the recessed paint, giving the pin depth and texture. You can run your finger across the surface of a soft enamel pin and feel the raised metal edges above the paint filled areas. The raised edges, coupled with how the recessed areas appear in light, can make a soft enamel pin appear to have a 3D effect.

The paints we use are mixed specifically for each order, which gives us the ability to match Pantone colors and your brand standards exactly. The colorfills in the metal recesses contrast beautifully with the polished raised metal. The Soft Enamel process is one of our most popular choices for custom pins; it offers a phenomenal looking product for a price slightly less than the cloisonné process. The benefit of the soft enamel style of pin is that the raised metal and the recessed paint give the pin depth and the design an almost 3D effect. Selecting this style also opens up a new range of metal finish options that are not available on a  cloisonné pin. Though beautiful, high polished finishes are not for everyone or appropriate for every design. With a soft enamel pin, one can choose a matte finish, an antique finish, or a colored metal finish. The matte and antique finish give a more understated appearance and greatly help the legibility of small text incorporated into designs; it makes the elements of design more readily discernible. Colored metal finishes are achieved by powder coating the raw metal pin; the most popular option is black metal, a semi-matte black color. A variety of other colors are available too, such as reds, greens, blues, yellows, purples, and pinks. 

Soft Enamel Pricing Breakdown
100 200 300 500 750 1,000 2,000 3,000 5,000 10,000
¾" $2.57 $2.03 $1.48 $1.24 $1.13 $1.08 $0.97 $0.81 $0.71 $0.58
1" $2.63 $2.10 $1.56 $1.28 $1.18 $1.11 $0.99 $0.84 $0.74 $0.63
1 ¼" $2.70 $2.24 $1.67 $1.34 $1.22 $1.14 $1.05 $0.89 $0.79 $0.66
1 ½" $2.87 $2.44 $1.96 $1.45 $1.32 $1.25 $1.12 $0.96 $0.88 $0.72
1 ¾" $3.19 $2.69 $2.21 $1.72 $1.58 $1.51 $1.41 $1.23 $1.12 $1.02
2" $3.39 $2.89 $2.41 $1.91 $1.78 $1.70 $1.60 $1.43 $1.31 $1.21
 
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When you choose the Soft Enamel style of lapel pins, you are able to choose metal coloring options that aren't offered for cloisonné style pins. High polished metal, while a beautiful option for many pins, sometimes isn't quite what you're looking for, or isn't the best option to complement your pin design.With soft enamel, you can choose a matte finish, an antique finish, or a colored metal finish. The antique finish can give a more detailed and timeless appearance which can make small text more readable on logos or words. It also makes the smaller details of your design more visible by adding contrast. Colored metal finishes are achieved by powder-coating the raw metal pin before filling in the recessed areas with paint. Our powder coated colors have a semi-matte finish, and can bring out the brighter colors of your design. While the most popular option for colored metal is black, your design can be powder-coated to have any pantone color you choose.

Custom Enamel Pins allow for more design freedom

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At Pin Depot, we make the process of ordering custom soft enamel lapel 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 enamel pins make beautiful, cost-effective marketing tools. Whether you are preparing for a tradeshow, comic convention or selling fan merch online, 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.

Pin Depot offers:

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

Enamel pins are everywhere right now!

Businesses, online creatives, social influencers and entrepreneurs are all looking to get in on the pin game and make their voice heard with their own custom pin designs.

Whether you are expressing yourself, showing off your style, declaring your beliefs, shouting out your favorite band, or representing the charity you are a part of, a great pin design ensures that your message gets not just seen, but shared as well!

Custom Enamel Pin Designs

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Promotional pins are considered the starting point when it comes to custom pin designs. While simple, promotional pins are a great way to share your logo or brand with others. A more creative approach you can take is using custom pins as collector's items that showcase your artistic talent. Whether it's a simple logo or a complex art piece, a great enamel pin always starts with a striking design.

Even if you have no art or design skills, Pin Depot can help! Our staff of artists and designers have years of digital art experience, and are more than happy to assist you in the design process. If you’re not confident in creating your own enamel pin designs, you can always send us your ideas in the form of written notes or even a small sketch. We even take doodles on a napkin! You would be shocked to see how capable our team is at bringing your ideas to life!

How to make enamel pins

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?

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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.

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 coloured enamel paint (or translucent colors, which look amazing!), separated by the raised areas made by the metal outlines in the design stage.

For Soft Enamel pins, layers of enamel paint are applied to the recessed areas. Once the enamel is baked and dried, the pin’s colors actually sit slightly lower than the raised metal areas, giving the finished pin a distinct outlined look. While less durable than cloisonné, soft enamel's low production cost and textured finish make it a great option for promotional events!

To learn more about how hard enamel pins are made, please visit our Custom Cloisonne Pins page.

To get started on your Soft Enamel 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!

 

Plating Options

 
High Polished Gold

High Polished Gold

High Polished Gold
 
High Polished Silver

High Polished Silver

High Polished Silver
 
High Polished Copper

High Polished Copper

High Polished Copper
 
Antique Gold

Antique Gold

+$0.10 per Lapel Pin
 
Antique Silver

Antique Silver

+$0.10 per Lapel Pin
 
Antique Copper

Antique Copper

+$0.10 per Lapel Pin
 
Black Nickel

Black Nickel

Black Nickel
 
Black Metal

Black Metal

Black Metal
 
Dual Plating

Dual Plating

Dual Plating

Backing

 
Butterfly Clutch

Butterfly Clutch

Butterfly Clutch
 
Black Rubber Clutch

Black Rubber Clutch

Black Rubber Clutch
 
Yellow Rubber Clutch

Yellow Rubber Clutch

Yellow Rubber Clutch
 
Jewelry Clutch

Jewelry Clutch

+$0.30 per Lapel Pin
 
Cufflinks

Cufflinks

+$0.50 per Lapel Pin
 
Deluxe Clutch

Deluxe Clutch

+$0.30 per Lapel Pin
 
Magnetic Back

Magnetic Back

+$0.75 per Lapel Pin
 
Bar Magnet

Bar Magnet

+$1.00 per Lapel Pin
 
Keychain

Keychain

+$0.75 per Lapel Pin

Packaging

 
Poly Bag

Poly Bag

Poly Bag
 
Acrylic Case

Acrylic Case

+$0.25 per Lapel Pin
 
Cufflink Case

Cufflink Case

+$0.35 per Lapel Pin
 
Velvet Bag

Velvet Bag

+$0.55 per Lapel Pin
 
Velvet Case

Velvet Case

+$2.25 per Lapel Pin

 

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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