How Are Enamel Pins Made?
There 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!
- Soft Enamel – PMS color matching and the pricing makes these pins a perfect option.
- Hard Enamel – Also offer color matching and look similar to cloisonne.
- Cloisonné – Jewelry-like appearance and smooth to the touch like hard enamel.
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 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.
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.