Lapel Pins Custom Made With Your Logo

The Monterey Company is a custom pin maker for companies, clubs, and events for over 25 years. We have a wide choice of jewelry quality lapel pins, including soft enamel, hard enamel and cloisonné pins.

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We use a broad range of base metals and pin processes, including bronze, copper, brass, stainless steel, zinc, pewter and iron, depending on your budget. Our custom made pins can then be finished in gold, silver, and copper. Send us your logo or design, and we’ll create an art proof free of charge.

Request a Quote

Request a soft enamel pins quote above or call us at: (877) 290-9290 to speak with an expert.

Soft Enamel Lapel Pins & Hard Enamel Pins

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What are soft enamel lapel pins? This style is made by die-striking your design into a base metal followed by adding enamel to the recessed areas. Dies can be either 2D or 3D and all die-struck enamel styles are plated and polished creating a mirror-like finish.

Hard Enamel vs Soft Enamel pins can be easily defined by the height of the enamel. We offer a variety of enamel options, and our most popular style is our custom soft enamel.

Soft enamel: allows for color matching, and this style has texture since the enamel is lower than the surrounding metal.

Hard Enamel: Smooth to the touch and this style has a higher perceived value. Slightly pricier than soft enamel pin processes due to the of baking the hard enamel and polishing the enamel so it is flush with the metal edge. Both styles can be made in gold or silver plating.

Soft enamel vs Cloisonne Custom Pins: A question we receive most often is “what’s the difference between soft enamel & cloisonne” The short answer is soft enamel has recessed enamel, while cloisonne is polished smooth. Both styles can be made with the same die/mold. These two styles look very different to each other as cloisonne pins have more of glass-like look.

 

We Make 12 Styles of Custom Pins

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We offer 12 styles of custom lapel pins including screen printed, offset printed, soft enamel, hard enamel, cloisonné, die struck and 3D cast pin styles. We will help you choose the best style that matches your logo. We can even send you free samples!

custom-lapel-pins-service-pin View Our Types & Categories

We manufacture over 18 types of custom pins! Our styles include school, nursing, USA-Made, service, police, and more. We will help you pick the best style for your company, club, or organization. Plus, all of our lapel pins custom made with having a jewelry-like finish!

We Manufacture These Styles of Custom Made Pins

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Recognition & Years of Service 

Award pins made with real gold or silver plating! Engraving and gemstones can also be added to your design.

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We make the highest quality award pins styles for staff, students, and alumni. We accept school purchase orders. Free art design!

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Stock Pins

The Monterey Company has hundreds of styles to choose including stock animals, holiday styles and airplanes and awareness ribbons!

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USA Made Pins 

Looking for custom lapel pins made in the USA? We offer printed and die struck styles made in the United States. Request a quote today!

custom trading pins with bulldog designTeam Trading Pins

Ready to trade with other teams? Add Glitter, blinkies, and sliders. We offer offset print and soft enamel styles.

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Nursing Pins

The Monterey Company creates memorable nursing pins for graduations and nursing uniforms for pinning ceremonies.

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Motorcycle and Bikers Pins

We manufacture biker pins for clubs and rallies. Send us your logo and we will create and design in 2D or 3D that your riders will be proud to wear!

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Awareness Pins 

Create an awareness pin for your organization or charity. We offer discounts to non-profit organizations! Free art proof!

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Rush Pins

Need fast production? We off a quick ship pin style that can be made in days! Made by printing your logo directly on to stock shaped pins.

How Are Enamel Pins Made?

soft-enamel-vs-hard-enamel-lapel-pinsThere are three steps to making custom enamel pins.

The first step is to decide which style of enamel will work best for your design. We offer soft, hard and cloisonné pins and all three styles are considered die struck pins.

Step two is to decide on the quantity you are thinking of ordering. The quantity will dictate the actual cost per piece.

Step three is to decide on the size of your pin and this will also be a factor in the cost of your design. Once these three steps are decided on, a price per pin can be given. Finally, we will create a proof for your review before production.

What is the best enamel pin style to use? This a commonly asked the question “How are enamel pins made?” The answer is, we have three enamel options to choose from and each offers a different look!

  1. Soft Enamel – PMS color matching and the pricing makes these pins a perfect option.
  2. Hard Enamel – Also offer color matching and look similar to cloisonne.
  3. Cloisonné – Jewelry-like appearance and smooth to the touch like hard enamel.

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Offset Printed Pins
If you are looking for pins made fast, printed pins can be made in days using our photo dome and screen printed style! This style allows for full vivid color and can be made with or without a metal border.

What is the best size for custom pins? Depending on the size of your logo, we will suggest the best shape an size including round, oval, square, rectangle and custom shaped pins.

die-struck-pinsDie Struck Pins

Most of our specialty pins styles are made by die striking your design. Die struck pins can be made with or without color. We offer shiny plating or antique plating.

Still not sure which style is the best? We can help! You can call us or email us to discuss your ideas, designs or sketches. Once we review your artwork, we will happily suggest the best style pin that will make your logo look the best. The Monterey Company is a custom lapel pin manufacturer and that means we create pins custom made to your specifications including team trading pins to fine emblematic jewelry.

After sending us your artwork, we will let you know which of our styles will work for your logo. We will make a proof showing your design in 2D and we can also design a proof for your review. We also make cast pins that have a 3D look and can be made in any finish including antique plating. Gemstones can be added to most designs as well.

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 What are the best attachment options? The most common fastener is our butterfly clutch. Custom magnet backs are a great option when you do not want to poke a hole in your clothes. As enamel pin maker, we can design soft and hard enamel styles with any attachment. We recommend deluxe clutches and safety pin attachments on our specialty pins.

How long will it take? Production time varies depending on the style of a customized pin you choose, but it normally takes between 2 to 3 weeks. Orders can be put into a quick ship status if you have a deadline. If your event is within one week, we suggest using out photo dome style.

Custom Lapel Pins Made With Your Logo

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Send us your logo by filling out our quote form and our pin designers will create an art design that will have all the bells and whistles! Vivid color can be added to any design by using soft or hard enamel.

We specialize in 3D designs add a raised relief to your design in just the right places. Free Art Proofs and Rush Shipping! The Monterey Company is known as the best lapel pin manufacturers offering jewelry quality designs since 1989. We look forward offering you fine emblematic jewelry with fast delivery and service!

Fast delivery using FedEx Air Shipping – Free Art Proofs – Low Minimums – 7 Colors Included – Free Quotes – Fast Production

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