Custom Enamel Pins
Let us help you choose the best way to enhance your logo. We’ll work with you to create custom enamel pins that help you stand out—at a reasonable price. At the Monterey Company, we manufacture custom lapel pins in just days that are specially tailored just for you. Whether you need them for an event, as employee thank yous or for brand marketing, we’ll work together to bring your vision to life.
Why Enamel Pins?
Whether you want to announce an event, commemorate a special occasion or just show off something unique and personal – custom enamel pins are here for the job! With endless options like shapes, sizes, thicknesses and colors of your choice (or even create one from scratch) it's never been easier to craft your own piece. So go ahead – have fun with design possibilities today!
Enamel Pin Maker & Manufacturer Since 1989
With decades of expertise and an unwavering focus on customer satisfaction, the Monterey Company has you covered for all your custom enamel pin needs. Our creative team will make sure that what we produce is exactly as you envisioned it—from die-struck to cast styles and beyond! Plus, whatever design you go with won’t take long; we prioritize fast production without compromising quality or sustainability so our customers are always happy.
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See All Styles
We have a wide selection of styles. We offer the most popular styles in our gallery for you to choose from.
We Manufacture Many Types of Lapel Pins
Our experienced team provides top-of-the-line custom lapel pins handcrafted to your exact specifications! Choose from die-struck or sandblast options with gold, silver, and antique finishes. Our high-quality materials guarantee a pin you’ll be proud of – now all that's left is letting us take care of the details!
We understand that time matters! With our speedy production and streamlined process, you can create unique artwork with confidence. Experience the convenience of having us craft something for you quicker than ever before—from Photodome styles in vibrant colors produced domestically within as little as three days to other options available ready just 10-15 days later. Request proof so your finished result looks exactly how you envisioned it!
Transparent coloring offers a unique look to your design. It's not just the top layer you're seeing, but also intriguing designs in the background coming through - all of which add up to an eye-catching effect that elevates any logo or image! With transparent color, it really is like having two visuals for the price of one – so take advantage and get creative!
With an array of shapes, finishes, and textures to choose from – the only limit is your own imagination when it comes to designing custom enamel pins! The possibilities are endless: you can add logos or accents for a unique touch. Plus, with our selection of ready-to-go stock patterns – crafting the perfect pin has never been so easy.
How To Pick The Right Pin Style
- Let us help you develop the perfect pin for your project! With a wide selection of plating options—gold, copper, silver & antique finishes – and our ability to bring any intricate design from concept into reality – we create beautiful enamel pins that will make yours truly stand out. The possibilities are endless; let's get started today!
Lapel pins are often far more than just a fashion accessory - they can be the result of complex artisanal processes that involve melting and molding metals into custom shapes. Die-casting is one such method which involves pouring molten zinc or pewter alloy through an intricately carved mold, producing three-dimensional pieces perfect for lapels everywhere!
Hard vs Soft Enamel Pins?
Struggling to decide between hard and soft enamel? Our team can help you find the perfect fit for your budget - no matter which one you choose. Soft enamel offers recessed color, while hard has a smooth finish with all elements on the same level. Both come in gold, silver, copper, or antique finishes that are easy to match any logo - plus both styles can be plated in any of our standard finishes. We have found that using antique finishes look best on soft enamel pins that have 3D sculpted areas.
When making soft enamel pins, colors are filled about 75% of recessed regions so that when you run your finger across its surface, a finished product will feel like grooves in these areas. We also offer glow-in-the-dark options and black-nickel plating.
Hard enamel pins, also known as epola, are perfect for those who want jewelry-quality designs to last. They have a smooth finish and frequently can be mistaken as cloisonne due to the similarities in technique between these two pin styles.
Cloisonne is an ancient art form that has been used to craft jewelry and metalwork since at least 200 BCE. A combination of copper, enameled sand, and intense heat are employed in the complex process: intricate designs crafted with ridges into a piece of copper which then get filled in with finely ground colored powdered glass from an enamel chart; these picturesque gems are fired off rapidly while exposed directly to 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit! The product is exquisite-- graceful curves depict dazzling colors encased within its hardened surface made complete after engraving or electroplating as part of a final patina. In essence, cloisonne pins embody the beauty created through time-honored traditions for generations both past & present alike.
Add Additional Printing To Your Custom Enamel Pin Design
Clients with strict logo guidelines can now show off their brand without compromising its integrity! Achieve that high-end look with a combination of hard enamel and printing or add an insert featuring any photo, slogan, or detailed design. Now the possibilities are endless when it comes to customization options for your enamel pins.
"Wonderful experience working with you"
“I just wanted to send you an emailing thanking you for your patience with me on designing/ordering the Miller-Davis years of service pins. They arrived today and I love them. I had a wonderful experience working with Monterey Co. and look forward to the opportunity to do it again. Again, thank you. Thank you,”
- N. Whitney, Miller-Davis Co.
How are lapel pins used?
Custom enamel pins can impart great significance to an event or milestone, especially within the workplace. Companies of varying sizes regularly design beautiful pieces to recognize their employee's and management members' hard work and incredible achievements. These pieces often feature clean, elegant designs with company colors or shades that correspond with significant milestone years.
Fundraising and Award Ceremonies: Lapel pins are a great way for organizations to show their support and appreciation! They can be used as an effective fundraising tool, with customized designs showcasing the organization's logo or cause. At award ceremonies, they provide an eye-catching memento that celebrates both attendees' and recipients' achievements. Plus lapel pins offer low-cost options without sacrificing quality - making them perfect for any occasion!
Music and Art Festival Pins
Lapel pins are a popular merchandise item at music and art festivals, often featuring the festival's logo or theme. They can be designed in a variety of shapes and styles, and are often collectible with new designs released each year. Limited edition festival pins can add exclusivity and value for collectors. Festival pins can be sold on-site or online as part of the festival's merchandise store. They offer a unique and affordable way for attendees to commemorate the festival and take home a lasting memory of their experience.
What Are The Top 5 Questions To Ask When Ordering?
The process of making custom enamel pins is an intricate one, starting with deciding on the desired design and working with a design team to refine it. The size and shape of the pins must also be determined—often ranging from 3/4" to 1 1/4," though there are no strict rules. Furthermore, you must choose the type of enamel used for the finish; gold or silver metal plating as well as hard enamel are options. To create the desired bodies for these pin badges, an impressive 1200 degrees Fahrenheit heat needs to be applied over 15 minutes. The process is completed through polishing and assembly attachments. No matter which size, shape or finish you choose, making your own unique enamel pin guaranteed to deliver satisfaction is not beyond reach!
Selecting The Best Style: Monterey Company brings years of lapel pin manufacturing experience to the table and has created over one million custom pins! Our team can work with you to design a unique, professional-quality product that complements your needs. Jewelry-level hard enameling as well as more affordable soft enamel options are available; plus we offer full customization for any shape or size. When it comes to creating pins with an unbeatable level of quality and craftsmanship, Monterey is second to none!
Sizes: Making the perfect lapel pin can be a tricky process, especially when it comes to making sure the size is just right. While most of the designs we create range from 0.5” to 1.25”, custom sizes up to 3" are available if needed. It all depends on what you're making, how much detail or text you want to include in your design, and personal style preferences for the person wearing it. Our team offers advice and guidance throughout the design process to help you make sure you end up with the perfect lapel pin for any situation: the right shape, size, and finish for your individual project, artwork, and budget. Common fasteners include post-and-clutch but magnet attachments are also an option. Reach out to us today for more information!
The most common fastener is the post-and-clutch fastening. We also offer magnet attachments if you prefer a fastener that does not pierce clothing.
Personalize your style with custom soft enamel pins, available in various styles and finishes with up to 6 colors per pin. Ordering in bulk? Iron pins offer the most cost-effective option, with prices starting at $300-$400 for a quantity of 100 pieces with or without epoxy. Hard Enamel will add about 10% to the pricing.
Put your ideas in motion with our skilled and experienced team of designers! We'll take the guesswork out by providing a design proof for you to review, so there are no surprises. We won't start production until we get your stamp of approval on the spelling, full-color, and size details.
Standard production time is normally between 10 and 14 days plus shipping time.
Not sure what to design? Don't worry! At Monterey Company, we have you covered. Our experts specialize in transforming creative concepts into reality and are dedicated to helping customers bring their visions alive - from the first mold all the way through the future orders of your masterpiece. We make it easy: once a design is created, any updates or adjustments needed can always be applied with ease down the line so they don’t need reinventing each time an order comes around!
Getting Started Is Easy
For years, custom lapel pins have been a great way to honor and commemorate special events. Their crisp metal edges and vivid colors make them an ideal choice for making lasting memories. We offer expert guidance on designing the perfect pin - whether it's for your company or commemorating something more personal – from sketching concepts with our design team, through free quotes and all the way to samples & shipping of finished products. Let us help you get started today!
We have been perfecting our craft for nearly 30 years and specialize in being a custom enamel pin manufacturer from your ideas and sketches. Our talented team will create artistic and unique designs custom-made for your project. We’ll walk you through the process—from creating your artwork to how our products are made to a quick production timeline. Send us your sketch, and let us help you create the perfect design.