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5 reasons to not order from Pins Fast

You hate getting things on time.

Think of the disappointment you will feel when that friendly FedEx courier arrives on your doorstep, asking for your signature. Just as the website said they would when you entered your tracking number. Darn it, don’t they understand that you are a creative, chaotic soul? Couldn’t they have had a coyote drop an anvil onto the truck or something, just to gin up a little bit of excitement in your life? Everything is just so calm, boring, and predictable everywhere else, you were really looking forward to using your phone for hours trying to track down a package which never arrived on time.

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You love a good mystery.

Where is it? Who has it? Has the package been shipped yet? All these are valid questions! But the truth is, if an item is being manufactured overseas, it’s not always possible to track the package while it’s in transit in a foreign country. Sometimes, we just have to take a chance! Live a little, and roll the dice! You’re sure the package will arrive someday. Ok, so maybe you hope it’ll be there by Wednesday, but you know how it is. It could be in India right now. Or Russia! Who knows! Isn’t it fun to think about the weird and wacky journey your pin order must be taking right now? The pins could’ve been made in the U.S. and in only 24 hours, but that would be boring.


You have all the time in the world to read all about pins before you make a decision.

What a patient person you are! You love to do research for hours. You have the time to read up on all the different types of pins available, how they are made, and what the average production schedule is for each pin. You know how all the different manufacturers source their metals, and the malleable properties of each. You want to learn all about enamels, how the artists get them onto each pin, and how long it takes to fire each color. Other people might just be concerned about getting a good quality pin in time for next week’s tournament, but not you. You’d never be so impulsive.

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You thrive on creating disappointment.

You love it when it’s trading day, and you get to look into your child’s eyes and watch their face fall when you say “Sorry, sport, but we didn’t get those trading pins in time.” Or when your company gets together for the annual service awards meeting, and you have to hand out free hamburger coupons to everyone who has been with the company for 25 years instead of some pretty award pins with your company’s logo on them. Hey, disappointment is part of life. You’re glad to help teach them that valuable lesson.

You hate bringing manufacturing back to the U.S.

What’s the point of creating jobs for hard-working American entrepreneurs who like to create their products domestically? There’s just no fun in knowing that you’re helping a fellow countryman make an honest living, making custom lapel pins whose progress can be tracked online from first concept to final delivery right here in the States… or that you might live right down the street from the sort of people who are most qualified to help you order a pin for your company or team?

Awareness Pins Fast

Awareness pins help you bring attention to a cause which is important to you. Whether your life has been touched by breast cancer, bullying, or other social justice issues, you can let the world know how you feel by wearing a lapel pin.

Breast Cancer Awareness Pins

Awareness Pins from Pins Fast

Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Pin

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Chances are, you may know someone whose life has been touched by this disease. Many groups will organize walks, dinners, and educational sessions during this time. This can help raise money for research into a cure. They also encourage people to get screenings. An excellent visual reminder is a Breast Cancer Awareness Pin. You and your friends or organization can all wear a pin to show your support for this important cause. At Pins Fast, we have many styles and types of awareness pins to suit your needs and budget.

Awareness Pin

Offset printed awareness pin with awareness ribbon.

Choose offset printed lapel pins for an attractive, budget-friendly option. Offset printed pins feature high resolution images protected with a durable epoxy dome. The pin can take a variety of shapes, including ribbon shapes. You can provide a special graphic, or work with one of our professional designers to come up with a unique awareness pin that best describes your cause.

Awareness pins can be sold to raise extra money, or given out for free to share the message. Make sure your volunteers, staff and participants all have an awareness pin to add to their hat or shirt. Some people choose to wear their awareness pins year-round, if the cause is especially important to them. It serves as a visual reminder of what that person holds dear to their heart.

Ordering Awareness Pins

Ordering your awareness pins from Pins Fast is easy. Simply fill out our Order Form specifying what type of pin you’d like, and when you need to have the pins. You will receive a free design and quote from one of our professionals. We’re happy to work within your budget to get the most bang for your buck. Bring us your ideas, and we can help you put together a great awareness pin for your special cause.

Award Pins Fast

Award pins can be given out at annual events for your employees or sales staff. It’s a great tangible reminder of your company’s gratitude for loyal service.

Service Award Pins

Service Award Pins

Service Award Pins

When your employees have been with you for one, five, ten, or even twenty years, it’s customary to give them a reward. Cash bonuses and vacations are nice. Why not round out your service appreciation package with a special service award pin? Your employee can make their pin part of their everyday uniform. This way, it serves as a constant reminder to customers and co-workers that this person is a loyal, trusted and knowledgeable member of your staff.

Offset Printed Service Award Pins

Offset Printed Award Pins

Offset Printed Award Pins

Consider offset printed pins for your company’s next annual awards ceremony. The advantage of using the offset printing method is that any graphic can be reproduced easily. These pins are very cost effective. They’re also produced very quickly. Your company’s logo will be accurately and faithfully represented. It will be easily recognizable. The offset printed pin is coated with an epoxy dome, which gives a lasting finish and adds shine.

Soft Enamel Service Award Pins

Soft Enamel Service Award Pin

Soft Enamel Service Award Pin

Soft enamel service award pins feature a raised design on metal which is then filled with color. These types of pins have a very tasteful, classic look. They are suitable for almost any occasion where you want to give your staff something that they can be proud of. Our design team will help you craft a pin that accurately depicts your company’s logo in a classic way.

Hard Enamel Service Award Pins

Hard Enamel Service Award Pin

Hard Enamel Service Award Pin

Hard enamel service award pins are an especially elegant way to honor your employees’ years of service. The hard enamel pin’s design is die struck into the metal, and then filled with color enamel. After this process, the enamel and metal are polished to a high shine. This is a high quality, durable pin that has an appearance of fine jewelry. It is an excellent choice for employers who wish to reward their employees in a memorable way.

Custom Corporate Pins From Pins Fast

Custom Corporate Pins

This custom corporate pin was made for the city of Iowa City. This was a rush pin. The customer got their pins fast.

Do you need custom corporate pins for your next trade show, conference, or goodwill event? Let Pins Fast help!

Ordering Custom Corporate Pins is Easy

Pins Fast makes ordering custom corporate pins easy, just fill out the form on the right hand side of this page. We will respond via email with a link to order and a free design.

There are many different ways to produce your corporate pins. It depends on your budget and how quickly your pins are needed. Sometimes, custom corporate pins for trade shows are needed quickly. Other times, you may need a timeless keepsake for your valued employees. Whichever impression you wish to make, you can find a custom corporate pin to suit your needs.

Why custom corporate pins?

Wear a custom corporate pin.

Custom Corporate Pin

This is a recent custom corporate pin which we created.

Make sure everyone at your booth is wearing a custom corporate pin. Ask your visitors to take some pins. The pins will remind them of your company or brand. People love free things! Custom corporate pins at your trade show booth increase traffic. Your pins will improve brand recognition. Your visitors will get a souvenir. These pins can be affordable! We have custom corporate pins to fit your budget.

Order Rush Pins from Pins Fast. These pins are already made, but they are blank. To get your logo onto the rush pins, we must apply your image to the pre-shaped blank pins. Our pre-made blank pins come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit your needs: round, rectangle, and square. They are all about 1 inch in size. Your pins will have a silver or gold edge around the image. We produce them in 24 hours, guaranteed. We ship them right away. Our rush pins get the most positive reviews out of any other type of pins that we offer. Let us know how many pins you need, and provide your corporate logo or brand. That’s all there is to it!

My company has strict brand identity standards.

Custom Corporate Pin Maple Shade

An example of a custom corporate pin in a custom shape.

Your company may have special rules governing the use of its logo or trademark. These standards must stay consistent for your custom corporate pins. If your custom corporate pins must adhere to brand identity standards, then you should order offset printed lapel pins. Offset printed lapel pins use the four-color-process method of printing, or CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black). If you have specific pantone colors, our artists use the closest CMYK mix of colors to match them.

Offset printed custom corporate pins represent your company.

Offset printed custom corporate pins are shaped to match your brand. We make a mold in a shape that you want. Then we stamp your custom corporate pins from metal. It’s like a cookie cutter. After the metal is shaped, we print your logo onto the pin. Then we apply an epoxy to the surface. This makes it shiny. The epoxy protects the printed surface.

Stand out with custom corporate pins at trade shows!

Offset printed lapel pins usually arrive about 1 week after you order. During the summer, it may take longer because demand is much higher. If you are concerned about the deadline, you should order our Rush Pins instead.

Reproduce small details on custom corporate pins.

Offset printing allows us to print very fine details. These details may be thin lines or small text. We can also print gradients and shadows. These features are typically seen in web 2.0 style logos, like ours. Offset printing allows for a great deal of flexibility in your corporate pin design. You can be creative. What ideas will you come up with?

Corporate Pins

Corporate Pins

Corporate Pins for Walmart

Pins Fast specializes in professional looking, customized corporate pins for your trade show or event. Nothing puts your best foot forward like a corporate lapel pin from Pins Fast. We have the experience and the technology in place to make sure your corporate pins look excellent and arrive on time.

We give our corporate customers the highest priority because we know how important it is for them. Some of our corporate pins customers who were ordering on a tight deadline have even thanked us for saving their jobs! Because of our dedication, we have received many positive reviews from some of America’s top brands.

Corporate Pins Fast

When you need corporate pins fast, you should fill out our Free Design & Quote form at We see many customers around the world ordering their corporate pins on a tight deadline. In order to better serve them, we streamlined the process for ordering custom lapel pins online.

Because of our dedication to being organized and efficient, we have almost entirely eliminated any human errors. We follow a protocol for each order that ensures your pins will meet their deadline no matter what! Experience is the best teacher, and Pins Fast has the most experience in making sure your corporate lapel pins arrive fast! We even offer a 24-hour rush service for American corporations and organizations who need their pins in a matter of days.

Corporate Pins Fast for Trade Shows

corporate pins printed fast

Corporate Pins Fast

Corporate pins are ideal for trade shows and other promotional events. We know how to honor your corporate identity guidelines with the proper use of Pantone colors, vector art and high resolution direct-to substrate printing. Our expert graphic designers can work with whatever file format you have available to send a free online design and quote. Just upload the files on our web form and we will apply your logo to the free design proof. We respond within minutes because we know how important it is to get corporate pins for your upcoming trade show or event.

Corporate Pins Fast

Corporate Pins Fast for Trade Shows

Many of our customers who order corporate pins supply vector art on our web form. We can accept .ai files, .eps files, .pdf files as well as raster format such as .png, .jpg and .psd format (Photoshop), just to name a few. With decades of experience using industry-standard software and following brand identity guidelines, it’s no wonder that America’s top brands feel safe ordering from Pins Fast.

What’s best is that we offer a quick turnaround time, giving you peace of mind and letting you get back to what you do best! Just let us know the date you need your pins on our web form to the right. We will send you the appropriate design and quote that best suits your needs. You don’t have to fill out every part of the form because we will respond quickly via email to answer all of your questions. We know how to make your corporate pins fast for trade shows or events and we are eager to help.


Lapel Pin Production

If you are ordering custom lapel pins, you should learn a little about lapel pin production. In this article, I will explain what you need to know to get started.

Lapel Pin Production Process

Offset Printed Lapel Pins That Meet Brand Identity Standards

There are many different ways to produce custom lapel pins, depending upon your budget and timeframe for delivery. In fact, there are so many different types of lapel pin production processes that it can make your head spin. I’m going to break it down to the basics, and spare you the complicated nonsense. You can find which lapel pin production meets your needs based on the outline below. Which one sounds like you?

I Need Pins Really Fast!

Order Rush Pins from Pins Fast. These pins are already made, but they are blank. To get your custom image onto the blank “rush” pins, we apply a high resolution decal and seal it with an acrylic laminate. The pre-made blank pins come in a variety of shapes and sizes: round, rectangle and square. They’re all about 1″ in size and will have a silver edge around the image. We’ve received more positive reviews of our rush pins than any other type of pins that we make. That’s probably because we make them in less than 24 hours, guaranteed. The quality is also very nice, and many people cannot tell the difference between a rush pin and an offset printed pin, which I will talk about next.

I Have Specific Brand Identity Standards For My Pins:

Many corporations and organizations have brand identity standards (such as a logo) which cannot be altered for the sake of a lapel pin. If your custom lapel pins must adhere to brand identity standards then you should order offset printed lapel pins. Offset printed lapel pins use the four-color-process method of printing, or CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black). If you have specific pantone colors, we can use the closest CMYK mix of colors to match them.

Offset printed lapel pins are custom shaped to match your brand or logo. We make a mold and then stamp out each pin from a sheet of metal. It’s just like a cookie cutter, but with about 10,000 lbs of force. After the metal is shaped, we apply an epoxy to the surface to make it shiny (also called a glossy finish). The epoxy also protects the printed surface from scratches and slightly magnifies the image.

Offset printed lapel pins usually arrive about 1 week after you order. During the summer, it can take longer because of the high demand. If you are very concerned about the deadline, you should order our Rush Pins instead.

I Want Highly Detailed Custom Lapel Pins:

Again, offset printing would be the way to go. Offset printing allows us to print very fine details such as hairlines or small text. We can also print gradients and drop shadows which are typically seen in web 2.0 style logos (like our logo). If you have a tight deadline, our Rush Pins also have a high degree of detail.

I Want Custom Lapel Pins With Shiny Metal And Bright Colors:

Ah, you want custom lapel pins that look like jewelry with polished metal and vivid colors? You want Enamel Pins. The important thing to know about enamel pins is that they are hand-made. The metal is die-struck like a coin, and then the artist hand-colors it. This hand-coloring process cannot be rushed. If we rushed it, no-one would be satisfied with the final product.

Enamel Lapel Pins can be produced in many different ways. The most popular types of enamel pins are Soft Enamel, followed by Hard Enamel. Now I know what you are thinking… why would you want a soft lapel pin? Don’t worry, the soft enamel is actually very hard. (I get asked this question a lot: “Are Your Pins Metal?”) All of our lapel pins are metal. In fact, I’ve never seen a lapel pin that was not metal!

If you are interested in enamel pins, you can read more about the differences between hard enamel and soft enamel on our Enamel Pins page.

I Want My Pins To Have Raised Metal Edges:

Soft Enamel pins and Die-Struck Pins have raised metal surfaces. The raised metal surface is created though the die-struck process, which is the same process used to make coins. The surface is bumpy, like a coin. Die struck pins and soft enamel pins are only different because the soft enamel pins are colored. Die struck pins are usually plated with gold, bronze or silver nickel, and they can be antiqued in order to bring out the details more. Either way, you will be able to see the raised and recessed metal on the surface of your pins.

Rules of Lapel Pin Production:

Please remember that we are all working together to make your custom lapel pins. If your lapel pins are ever defective or incorrect, we will replace them for free. We care very much about our customers, but we cannot be given the run-around. Here are some important things to NEVER do when ordering your custom lapel pins:

Whoops, Changed My Mind

Sometimes, a customer orders custom lapel pins and then changes their mind after ordering them. It could be a spelling error, a wrong pantone color or maybe they found a cheaper quote somewhere else (usually a bait-and-switch tactic with hidden fees). By the time you order, your pins are already in production and all sales are final. These rules are the industry-standard and you can find them on all the other websites too (if they even care to tell you). Please make sure that when you order online, the digital proof (artwork) looks correct and there are no spelling errors. Sometimes, we don’t know if you meant to spell it that way or not. Logos and brands can sometimes be mis-spellings of popular words. It is your responsibility to check it over and we cannot do it for you.

Get This Other Guy To Make It

Please remember that if you are getting a competitive quote from another pin company, do not share our design with them. Our artists have bills to pay like everybody else. If you send our artwork to another company you are in violation of our copyright laws. Other companies are usually wary of customers who steal art anyways. The artwork is free to share with your friends though, and we provide social media share buttons on the bottom of each proof page.

When In Doubt, Order Pins Fast’s Rush Pins!

If you are concerned about a deadline, please order our Rush Pins. The price is not much more for the guarantee that you will receive them in 72 hours or less (if paying for overnight shipping, 48 hours). With 24 hour guaranteed production time, we are the fastest in the industry. Making lapel pins fast is our niche. We even have special equipment that no-one else has. Many customers have thanked us as if their life depended on it. We are always happy to help!

Special Olympics Lapel Pins

When an important organization such as the Special Olympics has a tight deadline for custom lapel pins, they rely on the experts here at Pins Fast. We specialize in meeting tight deadlines for name brand companies and organizations nationwide. We are dedicated to uphold our reputation as America’s #1 source for custom pins fast. Our manufacturing is faster and more reliable because we are more prepared for faster pin production. Because of our preparedness, we were able to meet the tight deadline for these Special Olympics Lapel Pins.

Special Olympics Lapel Pins Fast

The Special Olympics needed 5000 custom lapel pins in about a week and a half. Production of such a high volume of Special Olympics lapel pins fast was only possible with our dedicated factory. We are always ready to make your lapel pins fast. Our designers and staff are always available for your emergency pin orders, Just call 1-855-4-PINS-TODAY. Our customers will testify on our behalf – we make lapel pins fast without sacrificing quality. You demand high quality custom lapel pins fast and we produce them, on-time!

Our customer was very pleased with the Special Olympics Lapel Pins. Here is what she wrote:

“Just got them (Special Olympics Lapel Pins) and they look great! We look forward to doing more work with pins fast in the near future. Thanks so much!”

Serena R. Boykin
Manager, Online Media and Graphic Design
Special Olympics Southern California

Special Olympics Lapel Pin Design

Special Olympics Lapel PinsThe Special Olympics had a new logo which demanded accurate production in order to comply with marketing guidelines. The colors had to match and no alterations could be made to the logo. Offset printing allows us to print gradients and fine details that are impossible to produce with other methods. That was one reason why we decided to make these pins as offset printed lapel pins. Another reason was that offset printed lapel pins can be produced in less than a week. Enamel and Die struck pins take about 2 weeks or less.

We explained this to our customer when we emailed her the free design and quote. She was very happy with our fast response time and after 1 minor change to the art she was ready to order. We are always happy to modify your design – for free. We want to make sure that you and your organization are happy with the digital proof before the production begins.

The image was printed directly onto the metal surface of the pins. After the images were printed, the pins were coated with a clear epoxy to protect them. These Special Olympics lapel pins should last for many years to come.

Ordering Special Olympics Lapel Pins

Once she approved the design, ordering Special Olympics lapel pins was easy. The design she approved was the second version, digital proof #2. She just went to and specified her name, proof #2 and the amount quoted. Our online shopping cart is secure and all orders are processed though Pins Fast is a member of the Better Business Bureau and we are dedicated to our customer’s peace-of-mind. The Special Olympics Lapel Pins were ordered online and arrived on-time the following week.

Award Pins for Employees

Large corporations such as Amtrak know that it is a great idea to order award pins for employees before the end of the year. Award pins can greatly increase employee morale. Sometimes award pins for employees become keepsakes and collectors items in years to come.

Award Pins for Employees of Amtrak

award pins for employees

Amtrak Employee Recognition Pins

When Amtrak needed award pins for it’s 22,000 employees they trusted Pins Fast. Pins Fast specializes in large orders of lapel pins. Our experience and knowledge allows us to deliver a high volume of custom lapel pins to major corporations in a timely manner. Amtrak’s deadline was approaching fast so we sent them a free design and quote for offset printed lapel pins. Offset printed lapel pins can be produced much faster than other types of lapel pins but have the same high standard of quality. Our skilled illustrator Robert Bennett designed a printed pin with original vector artwork in a matter of hours. Adding Robert’s original artwork to the design further increased the quality and value.

The employees of Amtrak were very thankful to have an original illustration of an Amtrak train on their custom pins. Many of the employees expressed their thanks and we received the following testimonial:

“Thank you again. The employees feedback is wonderful. Rob they loved the design. We are already thinking about next year…”

Yolonda Scales-Horton
Amtrak Employee Relations Officer

Ordering Award Pins for Employees

Ordering award pins for employees is a simple process with Pins Fast. We know you have other things to do and we never want to burden you with endless forms and contracts. Our online order form allows you to order your award pins in a safe and secure environment. Each transaction is securely processed by Pins Fast is a member of the Better Business Bureau and as such we must adhere to a higher standard of customer satisfaction. We go out of our way to make sure you feel confident when ordering custom award pins for employees who deserve a pat on the back.

To make sure our customer was pleased with the pins, we even sent pictures directly from our factory. These pictures show the final product and help us to eliminate any errors or misunderstandings. It also gives our customers a piece-of-mind to know their pins are on the way. With so many fly-by-night pin companies online, we must take these extra steps to assure our customers that Pins Fast is a dependable household name for custom lapel pins.

Delivery of Award Pins for Employees

Pins Fast can save you time and money in shipping and packaging your award pins. We can arrange something if you need award pins delivered multiple locations in the U.S.. Call 1-855-474-6786 to talk about payment options for shipping to multiple locations. If you have a corporate account with FedEx or UPS we can use your corporate account number to ship them. Using a large corporation’s shipping account is more efficient and helps you save on overall expenses. With this special arrangement, Pins Fast was able to quote the Amtrak award pins at almost half the price of our competition. Awarding employees does not have to be expensive or wasteful.

Special Packaging Options for Award Pins

Pins Fast has several different options for the presentation of award pins for employees. Amtrak wanted each lapel pin to be pinned to a custom card. Pins Fast exceeded expectations and delivered each lapel pin pinned to a custom printed card. Each pin was bagged with the card so that there was no additional assembly required. Other options include special acrylic cases, jewelry boxes and of course our standard poly bags.

employee award pins

Whenever you need a high volume of corporate lapel pins, you should trust Pins Fast. Pins Fast has supplied quality lapel pins to other major corporations, institutions and organizations such as the Special Olympics and the U.S. Army. We are ready and standing by to send a you free design and quote. Just fill out our simple quote form or give us a call at 1-855-474-6786. We can answer any questions you may have. We are so grateful for the opportunity to award other hard-working Americans with high quality lapel pins.

Anniversary Pins

Lambda Legal is celebrating it’s 40th year and ordered it’s anniversary pins from Pins Fast. Lambda Legal is the oldest legal organization in America achieving equal rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people. We were proud to make the 40th anniversary pins for Lambda Legal. When Lambda Legal filled out our free design & quote form, we eagerly responded with a great looking free pin design and low price quote for their 40th anniversary lapel pins.

Anniversary Pins

Lambda Legal 40th Anniversary Pins

Anniversary pins are a very important part of your organization’s identity and promotions. Anniversary Lapel Pins (unlike other promotional items) can be worn with formal dress. Lapel pins really are essential for anniversaries and other events. Members of an organization are proud to wear them and collect them. Some members establish collections of anniversary pins with several types of platings and colors.

Anniversary Lapel Pins

When you need your organization’s anniversary pins to look just right, you can trust Pins Fast. We know that you need good communication and quick responsiveness in pin design. That’s why we respond within minutes with our free design and quote; sending you a free digital graphic mockup of your lapel pins and quoting the lowest prices. We are always happy to make corrections to the design until we get it just right. If you like what you see you can order your lapel pins online or by phone using a major credit card.

Lambda Legal needed anniversary pins with magnetic clutch attachments. Our magnetic clutches attach your pins to clothing without a pin. Magnetic clutches can protect costly rented tuxedos and other formal dress from wear and tear. Formal dress attire will not be punctured or even slightly damaged if a pin was caught on something. We also include extra magnets in case some are lost.

Quality Anniversary Pins

How is it possible to have great customer service, high quality and low prices? The key is diligence and attention to our final product above all else. We strive for overall efficiency and higher quality lapel pins. We are very proud of our high quality anniversary pins. We use stringent quality control standards to assure your pins have no manufacturing defects. We guarantee to ship your company pins without defects or we will replace the entire order at no cost to you.

Responsive Lapel Pin Design

Organization Pins

Other Lambda Legal Pins

Lambda Legal also needed a wide variety of organization pins. We were happy to assist them with a digital mockup of each type of lapel pin they needed. There is never any obligation to buy our designs for your organizations custom lapel pins. It’s all a part of our friendly customer service.

Great customer service just comes naturally to us because we are offering such a great value. We respond quickly and pay attention to every detail of your organization’s lapel pin needs. Our job is to make ordering pins easy so that you focus on other important tasks. Let our graphic designers design beautiful anniversary lapel pins that you will be proud to wear. Let our knowledgable staff assist you to find the best value.

If you want Pins Fast to design your organization’s anniversary pins just fill out our free design & quote form today! We will respond within minutes to establish email communication.

Gold Lapel Pins

Gold lapel pins with enamel colors.Gold lapel pins really stand out above all others. Use gold in the design when designing lapel pins for your organization. Gold metal plating can be added to your enamel lapel pins for no additional fee. We are happy to encourage you to use gold in your lapel pin design. Our designers can even send you a free mockup of the pins with gold metal plating effect before you purchase. You can also submit your own design by using the upload field on our free design & quote form.

Designing Gold Lapel Pins

Lapel pins are prestigious and fashionable  promotional items that will carry the image of your organization to the most elite circles. That is why we love to use gold in our designs to give emphasis to your cause. Gold lapel pins for organizations are designed for high contrast. If the details of the lapel pins are small, the pins should be large. Since each color in an enamel pin must be surrounded by the metal, use this to your advantage. The detailed areas should be given corresponding color that has a strong contrast with the gold metal surrounding it. Dark colors such as navy or black work well to contrast with gold.  This technique ensures that your pins will be legible and that your message is understood.

Gold lapel pins that have high contrast for emphasis.The example to the right uses a high contrasting enamel color against the detailed gold text. The name of the organization is given a strong emphasis by using contrast. The designer was aware of the importance of contrast in gold lapel pins.

Gold Lapel Pin Types

The “Riverland” and “Dignity” gold lapel pins in this post are hard enamel lapel pins. Hard enamel lapel pins are the modern day version of cloisonne. They are the highest quality pins and the most prestigious looking. Hard enamel gold lapel pins have the greatest value. They are very inexpensive yet have the appearance and quality of fine jewelry.

Soft enamel gold lapel pins are also very nice. Both hard and soft enamel pins are hardened after firing in a kiln. The only noticeable difference between hard enamel and soft enamel lapel pins is on the surface. The soft enamel falls back into the recessed areas between the metal as it is fired. When the enamel coloring falls back, it leaves the metal areas in the design standing up. This gives the surface of your gold lapel pins a “raised metal” look.

Gold lapel pins can be printed.Printed pins can also be made with gold. Gold lapel pins that are printed may not be the quality of fine jewelry but they can save time and money if you are on a budget and you need pins fast. Gold lapel pins always have the greatest appeal, even if they are printed. Our designers will work with you to make printed gold lapel pins that can brighten any event. These printed lapel pins were designed for an evening gala. With only a week for planning, these pins needed to be printed. As you can see, the design works well to bring out the beauty of the gold plating.

Whatever your promotional needs are, consider using our gold lapel pins. Pins Fast is your partner in designing gold lapel pins that everyone will remember. Contact us today for a free design & quote!