Why Custom Enamel Pins?
At The Monterey Company, we’re invested in the creation of high quality lapel pins. We’re proud of the art that we create and we’d love to help you design and make your custom enamel pins.
Creating custom enamel pins vs a cast or stock pins is an easy decision to make, if you would like to see your logo reproduced in vivid color! believe it or not it’s an extensive procedure involving many phases. The artwork for the lapel pin design must be sketched, the mold must be created, the metal needs to be stamped, soldered, polished and plated, then the enamel and color has to be laid. Incredibly, each enamel pin is individually painted.
Request a Quote for custom lapel pins today, or call us at (877) 290-9290 to speak with an expert. We’ll help you design a custom pin to your exact needs.
Styles of Custom Enamel Pins
Not sure which style to choose for your customized enamel pin? When ordering customizable pins, you’ll be given options as to the style of lapel pin that will best showcases the appearance of pin you’d like to convey. We’ll talk with you about creating a logo or design that represents the goal for your custom pin style.
Part of the narrowing down process is selecting the color that will look the best with the type of lapel pin you’d like. We offer four very unique enameled pin styles with different price points to meet any budget.
Soft Enamel Pins
Have you ever wondered what the process of a pin maker is? Let us tell you! This style of pin is made by die striking your enamel pin’s custom design into metal and color. This intricate process fills the recessed areas of the metal with color. The enamel fills the recessed areas of the lapel pin leaving the raised metal border to hold in the color.
Find out more about the versatility and value of soft enamel pins.
Hard Enamel Pins
Custom pins with hard enamel are made using almost the same process as soft enamel pins. The only difference between the two styles is the timing when the metal and color are laid. The enamel pin maker embeds the color on the same level as the metal.
These lapel pins have a higher perceived value and were originally created to resemble the cloisonné pin in a more economic manner. Find out more about the affordability and allure of hard enamel pins or request a quote online!
Cloisonné is a 2000 year old enameling technique developed in the Middle East. This process was originally used to make small items such as jewelry, weapons and decorations. By the 14th century, China got ahold of this technique and started to make larger items such as decorative bowls and small statues.
At The Monterey Company, we use the same age-old process to make our cloisonné pins. We make our cloisonné pins from colored sand. The sand is melted at a temperature of 1700 degrees to create a jewelry like appearance. A cloisonné pin feels like glass to the touch.
Cloisonné pins are very collectible and have a very high perceived value. Find out more about the artistic technique of cloisonné pins or request a free quote for cloisonné pins.
Transparent Enamel Pins
Pins with transparent color are a unique type of lapel pin. Transparent enamel is a clear material that shows the recessed metal below the layer of enamel.
The price for transparent enamel pins is around the same price as hard enamel lapel pins. Although there are a limited amount of color options available for transparent pins, we’ll work with you to create a color that will make the design on your custom enamel pins stand out. Find out more about color options for transparent enamel pins.
Order Your Custom Pins with Monterey Company
We are dedicated to providing high quality lapel pins to our customers. We offer multiple types of customizable lapel pins including corporate recognition awards pins, awareness pins, support pins and event pins.
Call us today at (877) 290-9290 to speak with a specialist.
We love working with our customers to provide uniquely special custom pins to fulfill their individual needs. We have low minimum quantity orders and we’ll work closely with you to create just the type of custom made pins you’re looking for.