Category Archives: Lapel Pins

Read about our custom lapel pins.

Eagle Lapel Pins for Jefferson Barracks

When the Jefferson Barracks Heritage Foundation needed lapel pins to match its bronze eagle crest, they contacted Pins Fast. They knew that we do more than just making pins fast. We also sculpt high quality lapel pins for museums and produce quality military medals, patches and coins. We are proud of our American heritage and thankful for our many blessings. It was a pleasure to fulfill our duty as graphic designers in the design and production of these custom American eagle lapel pins.

3-D Spin-Casted

3-D Spin Casted Eagle Lapel Pins

To make these pins 3-D, we needed to use a method that is different from die-striking. 3-D spin casting is the method of production necessary when pins need a very three-dimensional appearance. Spin casting is the process of spinning a molten metal into a mold. The process was actually shown on the popular discovery science channel show, “How It’s Made“.

When you see the elaborate process required to manufacture 3-D eagle lapel pins you can begin to appreciate their incredible value. That is only part of the story however, designing the 3-D lapel pins is the other part of the story – presented here:

Eagle Lapel Pins

First, The graphic designer uses an image from the customer’s website as a template. The artist traces over this image as closely as possible. Then, the graphic designer painstakingly draws the areas of topography in order to describe the ups and downs of the 3-d image. This process can take several hours for a highly detailed 3-D lapel pin. The finished topography will guide the sculptor who creates the mold by hand.

After the graphic designer creates the topography of the eagle lapel pins the pantone colors are specified. Sunken or recessed areas in the design are specified and given a pantone color. Color filling is also done by hand, and so in this case it also helps to have a guide created by the graphic designer.

Antiqued Metal Finishes

After the eagle lapel pins are 3-d spin casted – they are plated with bronze metal. The bronze is “antiqued” in order to give an oxidation effect. The antique effect is achieved by using a dark die to stain the bronze metal. The stain is then brushed away but remains inside the deeper grooves and recessed areas of the pin. These darker areas help to define the image and give it more character and emphasis.

If you would like us to create custom american eagle pins, patriotic coins, patches or even medals – give Pins Fast a try today with a free pin design and quote.

Academic Lapel Pins

The Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice needed academic lapel pins fast due to a rescheduled due date. The company they were working with was not able to meet the rescheduled deadline for lapel pins. They searched online for a way to get lapel pins fast. They found Pins Fast and gave us a try! Since they needed the pins in a week, we knew that it was possible to make offset printed lapel pins.

Printing Academic Lapel Pins Fast

Offset printing onto your lapel pins is a popular new way to make pins. The image shows up crisp and bright. Metal plating such as gold can show through the open areas in the design giving the pins a vibrant appearance. Printed lapel pins can even show more detail than the more traditional enamel pins. Printing your lapel pins can also meet tighter deadlines since the colors do not need to be hand-filled like hard enamel lapel pins do. These academic lapel pins for the Bronx School of Law were produced in only 3 days.

Fast Lapel Pin Design Response

Academic Lapel Pins

Academic Lapel Pins for Law School.

We responded with a lapel pin design and quote only 1 hour after receiving the quote form submission from The Bronx School for Law. When you need lapel pins fast we make sure to respond right away. Our quotes are always competitive. It is very hard to beat our rock bottom lapel pin prices. Our lapel pin design gurus can design great looking lapel pins in just minutes. They know just how to make the right pins for you. Best of all: the design service is free, with no obligation to order. If you dont like the first design, we are happy to provide you with free revisions until you love it!

Quality Academic Lapel Pins Fast

When The Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice received their pins, they loved the quality. They wrote: “Just got them.  Thanks so much! They look great– as soon as January comes, I will order more.”. Just because their lapel pins were produced fast does not mean the quality was compromised. Ever since we specialized in making lapel pins fast we knew that we had to have a system in place that would guarantee superb quality academic lapel pins. Our special attention to organization and communication makes us methodical about quality control. Your custom lapel pins are in the right hands with Pins Fast.

Ordering Academic Lapel Pins

Ordering your academic lapel pins has never been easier. We can make all kinds of academic lapel pins. Sororities & fraternities can also order custom lapel pins with Pins Fast. Just fill out our free pin design & quote form and we will respond with a beautiful lapel pin design and quote within 24 hours. If you need academic lapel pins fast we almost always respond within 2 hours or less.

Employee Recognition Pins

Do you need employee recognition gift ideas for the holiday season? Pins Fast can show you a popular and inexpensive way to show your appreciation. Reward their years of service with employee recognition lapel pins!

Give Employee Recognition Lapel Pins

Employee Recognition Lapel Pins

Soft Enamel

Lapel pins are a timeless and classic way to gift your employees this holiday season. Of all the employee recognition gift ideas you may find, lapel pins are the most traditional. Employees are a proud part of a successful company. They like to show their recognition pins at holiday gatherings and display them in their homes. With some string and a little knot, employee recognition lapel pins can even double as an ornament. You can give them to award their years of service or for other milestones achieved. Your corporate identity will grow when your employees share how much they appreciate working for your company.

Employee Recognition Lapel Pin Types

Offset Printed 3 Years Of Service Pins

Offset Printed Years Of Service Pins

There are 4 main types of lapel pins. Die Struck (un-colored), Enamel Colored, Printed and Rush Printed pins. Each type of lapel pin requires a designer who is familiar with the proper setup of the production file. At Pins Fast, our designers are very experienced with the design and setup for each type of lapel pin.

The types of employee recognition lapel pins that you need depend of several factors. When do you need them, what image do you need and what is your budget? We use our offset printed employee recognition lapel pins to promote your company using a high-resolution printed logo image. Our hard enamel recognition lapel pins can use a colored enamel to fill in-between plated gold metal. You can see the examples provided to get a better idea.

Order Employee Recognition Lapel Pins

It’s easy to get started with your own custom employee recognition pins. Just click the free quote button. We will consult with you via email or phone about the design you need. Then we email a digital mock-up of the design and a free quote with no obligation to buy. If you like what you see you can order today. If you need changes to the design there are no extra fees. We are happy to make the changes until you are completely satisfied with the design. We are your partners to create the best employee recognition pins that money can buy.

If you are late for shopping this year, there is still time to make some custom employee recognition lapel pins. We can make custom rush pins for your employees in a single day.

Team Recognition Pins

The University of Maryland wanted to award the hurricane response team with team recognition pins as a reward for great teamwork and personal sacrifice. During any crisis it is important to recognize the efforts of those who put others before themselves. Donating commemorative lapel pins to a team is a great way to show your recognition for their unselfish deeds. These Hurricane Sandy response team recognition pins will improve morale. They will also show a positive example for others to follow.

Team Recognition Pins Fast

Team Recognition Pins

Offset Printed Recognition Pins

The University had to hand out these pins to the team and they needed them fast. They attached their artwork to our online form. We responded within minutes with a final mock-up of the lapel pins. Our experts knew just the type of lapel pins that could meet their deadline. They also knew how to produce their artwork without unnecessary alterations.

Offset Printed Recognition Pins

The best type of production suited for these team recognition pins was our offset printed lapel pins. The digital file that the University of Maryland provided was offset printed without a loss of quality. After printing the image, we added an epoxy dome to protect it against abrasion. The epoxy dome also gives the image a glossy shine which accents the gradients and bright colors used. These offset printed recognition pins look professional and stylish enough to wear on any lapel.

How to get Recognition Pins Fast

For team recognition lapel pins fast, contact Pins Fast by calling 1-855-4-PINS-TODAY or filling out our free pin design and quote form. We will respond within minutes by email. If you don’t like the free design we will send a revision for free as well. If the quote is outside your budget we can always find ways to make the pins more affordable. We are your partner in designing and producing the recognition pins that your team deserves.

Lapel Pins Rush Order

A new lapel pins rush order came to us a few days ago from the California Tortilla franchise. California Tortilla is a restaurant partner for “Dine Out for No Kid Hungry” and they wanted to reward their “Dine Out All-Stars” with commemorative lapel pins. The original store moved across the street to a better location and they decided to celebrate with several promotions. Of course they wanted to promote the “Dine Out for No Kid Hungry” participants by rewarding them with their lapel pins, but they only had a few days. PinsFast.com was able to fill the lapel pins rush order in time for the promotional event.

promotional lapel pins fast

promotional pins fast

California Tortilla sent us their logo and the logo for “Dine Out for No Kid Hungry” and asked us to work them into a lapel pin design. We responded within a few minutes with a rectangular shaped rush pin design. They approved the design for the lapel pins rush order and production started immediately. We were very happy to help the cause.

Rush Lapel Pin Shapes

PinsFast.com specializes in rush pins and we offer them in several unique shapes for a variety of needs. The pin shapes must be pre-made in order to meet the deadlines of several companies, organizations and little league baseball teams across the United States. We design and manufacture the blank pre-made pins each year and keep them in our inventory until a lapel pins rush order is received. Once we receive your lapel pins rush order, we print your design onto the blank pins. If you do not have a design for your lapel pins rush order our graphics department will make one free of charge.

At PinsFast.com, we take great pride in quality. Our goal is to manufacture your lapel pins rush order with the latest technology and precision. No one will know that your lapel pins were rushed. In fact, we can use a new type of ink for your lapel pins rush order that gives a metallic shine. Our metallic inks use real silver, creating a high level of print quality. As far as we know, no other types of pins on the market today offer this new technology. It just goes to show our level of dedication towards customer satisfaction. PinsFast.com is prepared for your lapel pins rush order. Give us a call today or submit our FREE pin design form to get started.

Printed Baseball Pins

Printed baseball pins can be made faster and with higher detail if using the offset printed method of production. Offset printing technology is improving, and designers are creating new types of printed pins never seen before. The resolution is higher, meaning a high degree of sharpness and detail is produced. An epoxy dome is then added the the printed pins which seals and protects them while giving them a glossy shine. With this method, rush pin deadlines of 5-7 days can be met.

Quality Printed Baseball Pins

Offset printed baseball pins for the JacketsRush trading pins can be made to a very high standard of quality. Printing also allows the artist to use wild new techniques and less restrictions. These two factors combine to make offset printed baseball pins your method of choice for your baseball trading pins this year. Printed baseball pins are sometimes desired over soft enamel pins when trading because of their originality and unique look. Our artists are finding new ways to create offset printed baseball pins. One unique new concept is to use the plating of the printed baseball pins to show through in certain areas of the design, acting like a color itself. Using this technique we can make offset printed baseball pins that really shine.

Printed Baseball Pins Fast

If you have less than 2 weeks before a trading event, it is safe to say that you cannot purchase Soft Enamel trading pins this summer. Do not worry – offset printed pins are great for any trading event – including Cooperstown and USSSA World Series games across the USA. You can get offset printed pins by filling out our for for a free design and quote. Just click the button for free art and we will send you your free printed baseball pin design and quote with no obligation to buy.

Strike Force Baseball PinsYou can get your free printed baseball pins artwork for your team just like we made for “Strike Force” absolutely free. Just click the button above and fill out the simple form. We appreciate the opportunity to design great printed baseball pins!

Quality Flag Pins Custom Made

Flag pins can be created in a variety of ways. Soft enamel is a typical method for producing flag pins, as well as cloisonne. One thing is for certain, if you need pins fast and you need them produced to the highest quality standards, you should contact Pins Fast.

Flag Pins Quality Made Fast

We keep a tight ship. We organize and prepare for the production of your flag pins. We make sure each order is set to be produced days before it’s due date. We always leave extra time for customs clearance if necessary.

We maintain a talented workforce and maintain it’s efficiency, year round. Your pins are created by dedicated professionals, not temporary labor.

Israeli - US Flag PinsIf you look at the image above, you will see a perfect detail that is hard to believe. These flag pins that Pins Fast made for the Israeli Consulate are only .75″ wide, yet they are perfectly soft enamel filled. They are custom made when they cannot be found stock. Dignitaries and consulates, government agencies and politicians wear their flag pins like a badge – displaying it proudly as a part of their uniform. Let Pins Fast design your custom flag pins today.

Custom Flag Pins Quote

It’s actually a very simple process to get your custom flag pins. Just let us know the type of flag pins you need by filling out our free art & quote form. We will reply to you via email, sending you a free design and quote. There is no obligation to buy, but we work very hard to design pins that you will love. The design will have effects that make it look like a real pin. We hope this helps you visualize a completed flag pin easier.

Order Flag Pins

Once we finally customize the flag pins exactly the way you like you can decide to order. Ordering flag pins online is easy. You can purchase online using any major credit card.. You order will be processed by Authorize.net and you will receive an automated receipt. We will confirm your address via email and send you a tracking number once the order is ready to ship.

Hard Enamel Trading Pins

hard enamel trading pinsHard enamel trading pins give you and your baseball organization the kind of recognition it deserves. Hard enamel is frequently used for the highest quality lapel pins, and seldom do we see them as trading pins. Trading pins are most commonly seen as soft enamel, which is easier for production and has become industry standard. Hard enamel pins are typically used for jewelry quality lapel pins, whereas soft enamel is considered a bit more rugged, which fits baseball trading pins well. It is also more difficult to get high detail into a hard enamel lapel pin. Sometimes of course we have to think outside the box. When West Garden Grove Little League needed baseball trading pins they asked for a higher level of manufacturing. They needed hard enamel trading pins that look prestigious and last forever.

Trading Pins & Memories

Hard enamel trading pins will be a collectors dream for years to come. The quality of design, production standards and high quality control standards help to produce a lasting treasure for little league baseball players. These hard enamel pins are also a beautiful keepsake for the parents, coaches and fans.

Hard Enamel Differences

Hard enamel is different because the coloring in much more flush with the surrounding metal. You can see on the image examples below, the hard enamel pin on the left. See the coloring on the crossed bats? The coloring is not concave, it is flush with the surrounding metal. This method is generally more expensive but it also creates a more traditional pin. Click the image to take a closer look.

Both types of baseball trading pins display exquisite quality manufacturing. The only difference is presentation. Soft enamel is typically used to get a bigger bang for your buck in trading pins.

A hard enamel lapel pin is more commonly seen on a tuxedo or well fitted suit. A soft enamel pins are commonly seen on lanyards or baseball hats. Hard enamel creates a more classic look by raising the enamel flush with the metal. Both pins are made to the highest quality standards but offer different styles for different presentations.

Trading Pins: Free Designs

Our trading pins are unique pins that make little league baseball teams happy each year. We are very happy to have the opportunity to design baseball trading pins. I decided I would post a few examples of my trading pins today in order to share. There are so many different ways to design pins, and every trading pin designer has their own unique style. When I work with other designers, I try not to influence their personal style. I do make sure that the designs they do are in line with our production capabilities however.

Trading Pins With Blinkers

trading pins with blinkersOur trading pins with blinkers look very realistic. Take a look at the effects by clicking on the trading pins image. The blinker really blinks on your screen! This is as close to a real life representation of the pin after production as I can get. I try very hard to provide visually stunning free trading pin designs each year.

There are so many examples of my trading pins with blinkers, sliders, glitter, danglers and spinners. I wish I had more time to post some other examples, but time is better spent designing pins – don’t ya think? If you want to see your own example, stop by and fill out our free design and quote form for a no obligation custom trading pins design and quote today.

How Are Trading Pin Designs Free?

It is true that there are some who will always abuse my free trading pin design service. In the long run however, most people are good at heart and will work with me to finalize the order. I make sure they always get their pins on time and in good condition. Our customers are loyal patrons who then return to Pins Fast year after year to order their trading pins. Each year we grow more and more loyal customers who appreciate our great customer service. In the end, it’s all for those hard working little league baseball players! They deserve our best.

Pins for Organizations

Pins Fast specializes in pins for organizations. Recently Pins Fast was contacted by the ASA (American for Safe Access), a group that is working to make medical grade marijuana available for therapy and research. This is considered a very controversial stance in our country right now. Pins Fast’s pins for organizations like the ASA helps them to promote their name.

Quality Pins for Organizations

When any customer contacts us for a design, there are two paths to delivering pins for organizations like the ASA that will quickly communicate and represent their cause.

Customer Furnished Art

Lapel pins for organizations

Lapel pins for the A.S.A.

Some organizations furnish the exact art that they want on the pin, even including specific colors that must be used. In those cases, it’s the responsibility of the pin designer to deliver a pin with that art placed well on the pin and that the pin meets the strict requirements of the customer.

Pins Fast Design

Some customers will want to work with a pin designer to come up with attractive lapel pins that quickly communicate their corporate identity or cause. Such is the case with the ASA. Pins Fast pin designers will research the company, scour their website, and begin to understand how to create a design that will best represent the customer. This approach requires design skills, digital art expertise, and good judgment. These are all qualities that Pins Fast designers have.

Your Organization’s Ally

You can always contact Pins Fast for fast, courteous and free lapel pin design. We also assist by offering great discounts and incentives. We are Pins Fast because we waste no time in finalizing your order and starting the production of your lapel pins for organizations. There are companies which focus on profits and there are companies like Pins Fast that focus on you.

It’s exciting and interesting to work with these diversified organizations such as the ASA. We are happy to work with these groups and strive to represent their causes well. Order pins for organizations like yours from Pins Fast.