Trading Pins


Custom Trading Pins for the Season

When coaches and team moms need trading pins, they turn to Pin Depot. Trading pins are one of the most important traditions for youth sports teams these days. The excitement and feeling of "accomplishment" when a child adds a new trading pin to his or her collection is something to see!

The rule seems to be "The more unique, the better." We take great pride in our custom baseball and softball pins and are always working on new innovations to keep our pins on the "Pins to Have" list. 

Easy Online Ordering

Start your artwork and quote request in less than 2 minutes and we'll turn your designs and illustrations into custom pins.

Full Color Digital Online Proof

Review your proof shortly after checkout and request changes until you're happy.

Free Shipping Within 10 days

Get your custom enamel pins fast with Free Fedex 10 day shipping.

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Custom Trading Pins

Coaches, team moms, and dads all agree that Pin Depot is the place for trading pins. Through dedication to quality, honest communication, and meeting our obligations, Pin Depot trading pins have had the great honor to travel all over the world with teams.

One of our most frequent destinations is Cooperstown. Our history and reputation in the industry, coupled with your support, blessed us with many opportunities such as being the National Trading Pin Sponsor for USSSA Baseball and Softball. Our creative designs and striking end products will have your child excited to trade pins. And you will be confident that you made the right choice. 


How To Make Trading 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? It's simple! Just click the "Free Quote" button anywhere on the site. 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.

We make the process of ordering Custom Trading Pins easy! Our staff is here to help. We will guide you through the process of selecting the perfect style of lapel pin, assist you in choosing a plating type, and help you determine the right size lapel pins for your situation, application, and design. We'll be there every step of the way!


Trading 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!

Pin Depot offers:

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

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.

Custom Trading Pin Designs

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!


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 a metal of your choice. The recessed areas are then filled with colored enamel paint or translucent colors, 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 get started on your trading 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!

Trading Pin Upgrades

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Translucent Enamel


Please contact our sales representative for pricing.

Custom Pin Plating Examples


High Polished Gold

No Extra Charge


High Polished Silver

No Extra Charge


High Polished Copper

No Extra Charge


Black Nickel

No Extra Charge

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

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.

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.

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.”

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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!