Monterey Custom Lapel Pins

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With a wide assortment of customizable lapel pin processes, The Monterey Company can produce your custom-designed lapel pins in days!

Each of our custom pins are hand crafted to exacting standards, replicating the finest details of your design, and the lapel pins are then produced from a bronze or iron base and completed in any number of metals finishes or enamel fills. The result is a lasting, superior quality pin you can be proud to share.

Custom Lapel Pins Since 1989!

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Our recommendation for your perfect custom made lapel pin takes several details into consideration, including your event, occasion and/or group, planned usage and your existing logo design.

Here are some of our best custom pin styles

Soft Enamel Pins

Soft enamel pins can be made in as few as ten working days!

Soft Enamel Pins

These custom pins are die struck into copper, bronze or iron and can have either an enamel background, sandblasted background or both. Soft enamel pins are some of our most economical pins we offer. There is a metal separation between each enamel color. Soft enamel pins can have the following options:

  • Color Fill Engraving
  • Sandblasting
  • Gemstones
  • PMS Color Matching
  • Special attachments & Packaging

Soft Enamel Pins With Epoxy

Soft Enamel Pins with thin epoxy are the exact same pin as our soft enamel pins with one exception. These enamel pins include a thin layer of epoxy. Epoxy gives these pins a smooth surface and an extra layer of protection to the soft enamel color. These pins are best known as our Classic Embossed Pin style.

These pins can have the following options:

  • Sandblasting
  • Gemstones
  • PMS Color Matching
  • Special attachments & Packaging

Transparent Enamel Pins

These custm enamel pins are made the same we make our soft enamel pins. The biggest difference is we use a special enamel color fill that allow the the enamel translucent quality. These enamel pins can have a custom pattern struck into the metal that could show through the enamel color.

These pins can have the following options:

  • Sandblasting
  • Gemstones
  • PMS Color Matching
  • Special attachments & Packaging

Hard Enamel Pins

Custom hard enamel pins can be made in 10 to 15 working days and includes thress sided polishing, six different plating options as well custom attachments and special packaging options.

Cloisonné Pins

 [kloi-zuhney; French klwa-zaw-ney]

These custom lapel pins are considered one of our highest quality pin styles. Cloisonné pins are made from real glass and and can be plated with real gold, silver, copper or antique finishes.  Unfortunatly we can not pms color match logo colors because of the limited amount of available colors.

These pins include some of the following options:

  • Sandblasting
  • Gemstones
  • Special attachments & Packaging

Hard Enamel Pins

These custom enamel pins are smooth to the touch as the metal and color are on the same level. The surface of these pins feel similar to cloisonne but the bigest benefit to this style of enamel pin is we can custom match logo colors and the surface is more resistant to scratches. This one of our highest quality pins we offer. These enamel pins include the folowing custom options

  • Sandblasting
  • PMS Color Matching
  • Gemstones
  • Special Attachments & Packaging

Hard Enamel Pins with Extra Printing

Hard enamel pins are struck into metal and the color is raised to the level of the metal and in some cases we need to be able to add custom pms colors / logo colors to a design and the only way to do this is to print the extra colors without having the metal lines separating out each color. Adding colors to hard enamel does require a small additional charge but it is nominal and worth the extra expense if you have to match your logo colors exactly. Special options:

  • Sandblasting
  • Extra Printing Without Metal Lines
  • PMS Color Matching
  • Gemstones
  • Special Attachments & Packaging

Custom Gold Pins, Silver Pins and Custom Antique Finish Lapel Pins

The custom lapel pins are made using different plating options. These custom pins can be made in 2d and 3D and are made to order and can be made in as few as ten working days!

Custom Gold Pins

Custom gold pins can be made using any of our custom pin styles. These custom lapel pins are plated in gold and enamel colors can be added in either soft or hard enamel. Looking for a pin that is plated in a nickel-free finish? We offer this option if you would like to have these pins meet European plating standards.  Gold pins have a very high perceived value and can be plated for different amounts of time to add thickness to the plating. Ask us about plating options when you request a quote. Here’s our options available with gold pins:

  • Sandblasting
  • PMS Color Matching
  • Gemstones
  • Special Attachments & Packaging
  • Excellent option for Service Pins
  • Engraving with and without color fill

Custom Silver Pins

These custom lapel pins are exactly like our gold plated pins but plated in silver. We normaly plate these pins in nickel silver but we can used real silver plating. Real silver plated pins will eventually tarnish depending on the condition of how where you keep your silver pins. Nickel silver finish seems to not tarnish like real silver. We also offer a imitation rhodium that looks just like silver plating. This custom pin style normally includes a dandblaste background.

  • Sandblasting
  • PMS Color Matching
  • Gemstones
  • Special Attachments & Packaging
  • Excellent option for Service Pins
  • Engraving with and without color fill

Custom Antique Lapel Pins

Looking to create a pin with a three dimensional look? Try our antique finish pins. These pins can be plated in antique bronze, gold, silver and copper. Antiqued pins allow for 3D to really stand out as the recessed areas are darker than the surface areas of these custom pins. These pins do not need to be 3D but do look great in 3D! Not sure what option would look the best? Request a quote and we will review your design and make recommendations.

  • PMS Color Matching
  • Gemstones
  • Special Attachments & Packaging
  • Engraving with and without color fill
  • 3D and Multi Level Custom Designs

Endless Possibilities: Let Us Help You Design Your Next Custom Pin!

Request a quote and we will create a custom lapel pin design for you that will have all the bells and whistles! We will start by sending you your custom pin quote followed by a free art design and if you would like, we can even create pre production samples for a small fee so you can touch and feel your custom pins prior to full production.

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Custom pin Options

Custom pin Options

There are several factors to consider when you order a custom designed lapel pin, and we are here to help you every step of the way. Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about ordering custom lapel pins. Since the 1800’s custom made lapel pins have been popular for promoting political events and clubs. More recently, lapel pins have become hugely popular for companies and individuals as well as organizations looking to commemorate special occasions and events.  Compact, durable and elegant, lapel pins offer a timeless expression for your company logo, candidate, organization message, or team design.  Whether you hope to award a new graduate, commemorate an event, or establish team unity, custom pins are a great choice.

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Size is an important consideration, and you should think about what size the wearer is expecting before committing to a design. The size of the finished custom pin will determine the amount of information and artwork that can fit on the pin. Remember, the more text you have, the smaller the text will be on the finished lapel pin, and if you have a large amount of text, we recommend a lapel pin in a round or oval shape.
Yes, for an additional charge, we can engrave the back of the pin with a small logo, message or date.
Yes, we can match colors exactly on most of our custom-made lapel pins. The exception is our cloisonné pins, as they are limited to a few hundred rich colors.Here, at The Monterey Lapel Pins Company, each custom die is hand crafted to exacting standards, replicating the finest details of your preferred design, and the lapel pins are then produced from a bronze or iron base and completed in any number of metals, enamels and/or finishes.  The result is a lasting, superior quality pin you can be proud to share.
The most common fastener for our lapel pins is the post and clutch fastening, which pushes through clothing. If you prefer a fastener that does not pierce clothing, we can provide a magnet for an additional charge. View some of custom options.
You can choose from copper, bronze or iron with many different types of finishes. The magnet fastener requires the lapel pin to be made from iron in order to create a powerful hold.
All of our styles will make beautiful pins, but what’s best for you depends on your project, artwork and budget. We suggest printed pins for an exact reproduction of a logo, which will also lower costs in a custom design. Hard enamel pins cost more, but the result is a heavier, more substantial lapel pin. Choosing an antique or two-tone finish will provide a lapel pin that looks elegant and has a higher perceived value.
We can help! You can call us or email us to discuss your ideas, designs or sketches for your pin. Once we review your artwork, we will happily suggest the styles that would suit your design best.
Production time varies depending on the style of pin you choose, but it normally takes between 2 to 3 weeks. Rush jobs can usually be accommodated for an additional charge.
Because we have been creating pins since 1989 and we are simply the best! We also provide design and artwork at no charge and have low minimum quantities. We give all of our customers the best quality and the best prices, with fast production times and top-notch customer service.  Step one is to contact us and we will provide you with a quote for your custom lapel pins and we will also create a proof for your approval!  Request a Quote Now!

The Monterey Company has over 20 years of experience creating custom enamel lapel pins for a variety of industries and purposes. View all of our pin types »

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