Enamel Pins are die-struck metal pins that colored with a material called enamel which is vivid and exactly matches your chosen spot colors. There are two main types of Enamel Pins, Hard Enamel and Soft Enamel.
Soft Enamel Pins
Soft Enamel Pins are a type of Die Struck metal pins which are custom shaped with a die and then “enameled” with a liquid enamel coloring. The enamel coloring is like a thick paint which is only “soft” before firing it in a kiln. When it comes out of the kiln, it is completely hard. Soft Enamel leaves a “Raised Metal” surface which gives your custom pins a tactile sensation.
Soft Enamel Trading Pins
The tactile sensation of raised metal surfaces makes Soft Enamel Pins popular for trading and collecting. Soft Enamel Pins are the most popular type of custom pins because people love to collect them and even wear them on their jackets or hats. There are other uses for soft enamel pins too, including awards and promotions.
Advantages of Soft Enamel Pins:
- Colored With Pantone® “Coated” Spot Colors.
- Coloring with greater detail is possible.
- Raised metal surfaces give a tactile sensation.
- More plating options available.
Hard Enamel Pins
Hard Enamel Pins (also called imitation cloisonné) are the modern version of true cloisonné which is a type of colored glass melted into the recessed areas of a Die-Struck metal pin. Today, we use a liquid resin called epola instead of glass because it quickly hardens into a glass-like finish and it allows us to match your exact Pantone® color. Hard Enamel pins colored with epola resin also reduces production time and overall cost when compared to the ancient method of true cloisonné.
Hard Enamel Employee Pins
Hard Enamel Pins make the perfect gift for employee recognition because they help to award your employees while also promoting the your brand. Nothing speaks from the heart like a custom lapel pin.
Advantages of Hard Enamel Pins:
- Colored With Pantone® “Coated” Spot Colors
- Have the look of fine jewelry at a fraction of the cost.
- Ideal as Lapel Pins for suits and formal dress wear.
- Options include necklace and cufflink attachments.
- Packaging options include velvet cases for presentation.
To get started with your Enamel Pins, just fill out the instant quote form. You can select from either hard or soft enamel pins. After selecting the type of enamel pins along with the quantity and size, you will see an instant price quote generated just for you. If you need these pin in a rush, the cost for rush can be added to the quote. The form is very short and simple, so please don’t delay and fill out the instant quote for today!