Acrylic Pins are made from a type of plastic which can have an infinite variety of effects and colors. These pins are an emerging trend because they are more practical for tight deadlines and small quantity orders. While some traditionalists may dismiss them, Acrylic pins are cheaper and more versatile than any other type of custom pins.
Advantages of Acrylic Pins
There are key advantages to using acrylic pins. In today’s economy, graphic designers running promotions and organizing events will be strapped for cash. They will need a way to make pins that not only meets their budgets, but helps them to communicate a message clearly with a quick turnaround.
No Mold Required
Acrylic pins are cheaper at low quantities than other types of custom pins because they do not require a mold or die for mass production. Instead of forming a costly mold or die to stamp each metal pin, acrylic pins are custom shaped with a laser. Since a mold or die does not need to be made beforehand, production can start immediately.
Faster Setup Time
Using a laser to cut your pins means that less setup time is needed. If the graphic designer supplies a vector file with a red cut line of .001 inches, the laser will use that same vector file to cut the pins. This makes it possible for customers to supply the graphics files for production of their pins.
Laser Cutting Allows For Complex Shapes
The laser cut edges of acrylic pins smooth and crisp, even when complex shapes or cutouts are used. If extremely complex shapes are desired, a smaller lens can be used for an additional fee. Using a smaller lens allows for a more precise laser cut but also adds to production time.
Lower Cost for Low Quantity Orders
Customers who need small quantity orders will find acrylic pins affordable. Quantities as low as 10 can be cost effective if the customer supplies print-ready art with a red 0.001″ vector cut line.
Quick Production Time
Our Acrylic Pins are printed direct to substrate with a Ultra-violet printer at over 1440 D.P.I.. Ultra violet inks cure instantly to the substrate, so the printing time for 100 pins can take about 15 minutes. Cutting with the laser can take another 20 minutes, depending on the complexity. Our automated assembly line adds the pin backs in about 5 minutes. Bagging and shipping the pins can take another 10 minutes, so 100 pins can be completed by Pins Fast in only one hour.
Acrylic Pins from Pins Fast can feature unique textured surfaces. After printing colors to the substrate, the UV printer can apply layers of gloss in designated areas for a textured surface. Graphic designers may find it especially exciting to design pins with a three dimensional aspect.
A New Art Form
Acrylic pins offer a new artistic medium of expression. Because Acrylic Pins are new, there are many designers who have never heard of it. We can manufacture Acrylic Pins from an exciting list of acrylic materials:
- Clear with Brushed Metal Surface (faux metal)
- Semi-Translucent Acrylic (Vibrant and Trendy)
- Glow in the Dark Acrylic (Boo)
- Diffuse Acrylic With LED Back-light (Coming Soon)
With so many options available, acrylic pins give customers a more versatile way to communicate their message in a custom pin. Efficient and modern production methods make them more practical for events. It’s no wonder Pins Fast uses them to meet the demand for Rush Lapel Pins around the world.