Check out our guide and gallery of unique pin styles below.
The Monterey Company is proud to offer a wide selection of custom metal pins to meet your exact specifications. Take a look at our custom lapel pin gallery below where you’ll find all our most in-demand pin styles and pin designs.
Pin Design Favorites:
Looking for the perfect custom pin for your team? What about service pins or a custom made pin for your club? At Monterey, we offer a wide range of unique lapel pins for any club, business, or special occasion you might have.
Every one of our lapel pin designs are hand-crafted using time-honored processes to give you a pin that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Just send us your design, or have our professional artists create your design for you. The exact details of your design will be replicated with precision onto your custom pins. They are created in a bronze or iron base and can be completed in a wide selection of metals, enamel, or finishes to meet your needs. Our exacting standards guarantee you a beautiful, high-quality pin to last a lifetime.
When you talk to one of our customer service specialists, we’ll consider several things to help create the ideal custom-made lapel pin for you. These include your event, your group, how you plan to use your pin, and any existing logos or designs that you’d like us to use. From there we’ll be able to suggest the perfect stye of custom lapel pin for you. Give one of our friendly staff members a call now to request a free quote today!
Die Struck Pins
Hard Enamel Pins
Soft Enamel Pins
What Are The 10 Things To Know When Getting A Custom Pin Made?
Who Designs the artwork for my design? Our design team will create a proof for your review prior to production. Tell us about your vision and we will create the design for you. If you already have artwork, we will show you how your design will look as a finished pin by adding metal borders to your design and we will create the best shape to match your design.
What Style Do I Choose? The best style pin is sometimes dictated by your budget. For example a soft enamel pin will be less expensive than a hard enamel pin or even a cloisonné pin. A second consideration is the base metal used to create your lapel pin. Most pin companies will not give you an option on the base metal used and for the most part you can’t really tell as the metal used not visually accessable. A bronze or copper pin will cost 30% more but will allow for great detail if your design includes 3D. An iron pin is a great option if you are using a magnet back… Our staff will walk you through the best options when we begin your project.
What Finish Or Plating Do I Choose? This is personal choice and most of our customer pins are made with either a shiny gold or shiny silver plating. If your design includes 3D, we recommend using an antique finish. We also have matte finishes and epoxy coatings.
What Size Should My Pin Be? For round designs, we suggest keeping your design under 1 1/4” and a 1” pin seems to be just the right size for most of our clients. Square and rectangular pins can range.
What Type Of Enamel Color Should I Choose? Soft enamel vs hard enamel and cloisonné colors are normally the options to choose from when it comes to making a custom pin with color. We can also print your design instead of using an enamel color. Your design will sometimes dictate the best enamel or print option and we will make sure you know the difference even if we send you samples to make sure you know the difference.
What About Custom Shapes? Yes, we can create a custom shape based on your design and we can even add cut-outs in your design. Most pins look good with a custom shape but we can also do a variety of stock shapes.2D vs 3D: The Monterey Company specializes in three dimensional design work. Most designs can be made into 3D and these pins normally look better when we plate your pin with an antique finish.
What About Attachments Or Packaging? Your custom pins will normally be made with a standard clutch but we can make your pin with a magnet back, deluxe clutch, safety pin back or even two posts can be added. Our standard packaging includes a poly bag but we can also package your pins in velveteen box or a plastic box.
How Much Will My Pin Cost? The style of lapel pin you choose will have a big impact on the cost. The other factor that dictates the price of a lapel pin is the quantity you order. The more pins you order the cheaper they are… Printed pins and soft enamel pins are our least expensive pin styles we offer.
How Long Does It Take To Get My Lapel Pins Made? Most pins can be made in 10 working days but once you factor in back and forth with our art department and shipping time, your pins could take as long as 3 weeks. We do not guaranty delivery times but we do expedite orders when we need to to make our customers deadlines. We have a few pin styles that can be delivered in less than 5 days if you have super rush order.
Why Choose The Monterey Company? We treat each of our customers as they are the only customer we have. You will speak to only one of our team members from your first contact with us all the way to your final art approval. Most of our staff have been with us for years and know what looks the best when creating your design. Our pins are made with the best quality plating and we make every effort to comply with the CPSC new lead laws and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.
Send us your design and we will get your order going and we will normally send you a proof within 24 hours.
Our Most Popular Lapel Pin Styles:
At Monterey Company, we have a number of different ways that we can create your pins to meet the artistic design, function, and cost you’re looking for.
Custom Enamel pins:
Our Soft Enamel Pins are certainly one of our most popular and functional styles. They’re extremely attractive with a high-perceived value, yet they’re very affordable. We create our enamel pins with a fine metal detailing process that gives you hundreds of color choices, so you get the exact pin you’re looking for. This makes our soft enamel pin one of the most versatile and cost effective pins that we offer. Soft enamel pins have texture to them.
Hard Enamel Pinsare an attractive alternative to our cloisonné pins. We create our hard enamel pins with an innovative process called PMS matching. This new method of pin creation delivers all the colorful brilliance of the Cloisonné method with a little more versatility. Our hard enamel pins are certainly the most durable of our finished lapel pins and the most popular choice for lapel pins due to their eye-catching beauty and vibrant color palette. Note the metal and the enamel color on the same level.
Cloisonné Pinshave an appearance most similar to a piece of jewelry. They are created using a timeless 13th century crafting process and have a durability that is generally unmatched by other pin styles. Although they are relatively limited in the amount colors that can be used, Cloisonné pins are the preferred choice for collectors due to their stunning beauty and durability.
Our custom printed lapel pins come in three varieties: screen printed, offset printed, and hard enamel with printing. These pins allow us to recreate your logo or design directly on the pin without the need for liquid enamel color fills and fine metal lines to separate the colors. This is without a doubt our fastest design process, and we can rush these pins to meet almost any deadline.
Printed pins come in two flavors! Not sure what the best option is for your logo? Printed pins offer the largerst verstility when it comes to reproducing complex logos.
Offset Printed Pins: The pin depicted on the left is a full color design and there are no metal lines separating the colors and this design is printed similar to how a magazine would be printed in full color.
Spot Printed Pins: This style of pin usually is printed in a few colors . We create individual screens for each color that is printed. This style of pin can be made with a little extra thickness for a higher perceived value.
Shiny Metal Pins:
If you’re looking for a lapel pin with a distinct jewelry-like appearance, take a look at our shiny metal designs. We plate these brilliant pins in your choice of gold, silver, or copper and can even add gemstones for a more elegant touch. We then polish them by hand to give them a shiny and brilliant appearance, guaranteed to astonish your audience.
Whether it’s for a school, club, corporation, or military, our company and organization pins will show your people that you care along. They also go a long way to building brand identity, awareness, and team morale.
Lapel Pin Types for Your Group or Business:
Whether you’re looking for an outstanding pin to represent your organization, or if you’re looking to give one of your key employees the recognition they deserve, Monterey Company has the perfect pin type for you. We offer recognition pins to acknowledge a specific group or employee in your organization, and we also offer company pins to promote your business, build brand awareness, improve team morale, and so much more.
From Volunteer pins toAwareness Pins that acknowledge the special service of a group within your business, our custom recognition pins are the perfect compliment to the people you’d like to recognize. We offer many ways to customize your design including adding Gemstones to your design. We offer a variety of stone colors including rubies and diamonds.