Custom Lapel Pins: Recognition Pins, Service Pins and Trading Pins

die struck lapel pins in gold and silver

The Monterey Company produces custom made pins for a variety of companies and events. We use different base metals including bronze, copper, brass stainless, zinc, pewter and iron depending on your design and budget. We also offer a variety of metals finishes including gold, silver and copper plating. Our pins can be made with soft enamel or hard enamel colors including Cloisonné. After sending us your design, we will create a proof for free for you. When we design your pin, we will make suggestions on the best shape and size to use that best matches your logo.

Ordering custom pins is as easy as requesting a quote!

Start by filling out our quote request form below or feel free to give us a call.  Below are some of the diffrerent styles of customized pins we offer and check out our pin guide for some of the most frequently asked questions and answers.

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Types of Custom Enamel Pins

The Monterey Company has over 20 years of experience creating custom made enamel pins for a variety of industries

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

 View all of our different custom lapel pin styles.

gold 10 year recognition lapel pin

Recognition Pins

Recognition pins let people know you care about them and that their position in their place of employment, or as a volunteer, is valued. Acknowledge your volunteers with recognition pins. Find out more about the different types of custom recognition pins you can order.

engraved 15 Year Service Pin

Service Pins

Service pins can act as an acknowledgement of someone’s time and effort. It’s the small things that matter to your employees; show them that you care with a service pin

custom awareness aids walk pin

Awareness Pins

Create awareness pins for your favorite organization or charity. We offer discounts to non-profit organization!

california educational nursing pin

Nursing Pins

Traditional nursing graduation ceremonies “pin” their graduates. Create a dated and memorable graduate nursing pin for your university with The Monterey Company.

 religious diocese pin

Religious Pins

 Whether your church is having a special event or you just want to bring unity to your congregation, custom Religious pins will provide the solution. 

transparent enamel company pin

Company Pins

Corporate offices and nonprofit organizations can use a company pin to signify the mission of their company and the scope of their work.

riverside law enforcement lapel pin

Law Enforcement Pins

Firefighters and police department officers wear uniformed badges to openly display their positions within the community. Where can you go to create law enforcement or firefighter Pins for new employees? Come to The Monterey Company!

gold political pin with enamel colors

Political Pins

Political pins make a statement in a big way and signify a person’s allegiance to a certain political cause. Campaign your message with a political pin, or buy a patriotic pin to celebrate a national holiday!

gold custom state park pin

State & National Park Pins

It’s customary for national parks to offer custom park pins for visitors to kids and adults as mementos of their vacation.

commander military lapel pin with horse design

Military Pins

We’re grateful for the service that military patrons provide to the United States. We supply military pins to military personnel and to the people who love and support the military.

Motorcycle Pin

Motorcycle and Biker Pins

Whether you’re a road warrior with an engine or with a pedal, we’ve got just the biker pins for your next convention, club or competition.

bible college service pin

University & School Pins

Quality customized school & university pins are popular for students and staff at colleges, high schools, middle schools, even elementary schools.  Support your class with a school pin, displaying the school motto or mascot. 

custom trading pins with bulldog design

Trading Pins

Trading pins promote sports teams, hobbies, activities and heros. Show your pride for your softball team, baseball team, basketball team, or hockey team through a trading pin.

destination magination pin with glitter color

Destination Pins

We’re proud of the way that we can support destination imagination through our creativity. Check out the different destination imagination event pins we offer.

round shaped usa made lapel pins

USA Made Pins

Proud to live in the USA and love American-made products? Then show your support through a locally Made in USA pin.

custom rush pins navy design

Rush Pins

Are you in a pinch? Need pins quickly? We can help you out! We work hard to make sure our customers get the customized lapel pin they want, when they want it. Order one of our rush order pins for a quick delivery.

gold custom cast pin with cut out letters

Stock Pins

Looking for a stock pin? We’ve got you covered with hundreds of different stock pins to choose from. Take a look at the many types of stock pins that we offer, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, shoot us an email!

Don’t see what you’re looking for?
We can build whatever type of customized pin you need.

custom plated lapel pin with tranparent enamel color

Transparent enamel pin with three platings!

Are You Ready to Order Custom Lapel Pins?

What should you consider when you order custom pins!

There are a few things to consider when placing an ordering for custom made pins. For example, size, quantity, type of enamel and the finish are a few of the questions we will have when we review your design. Not to worry we are here to help you every step of the way and we make ordering easy! Whether you hope to award a new graduate, commemorate an event, or establish team unity, enamel pins are a great choice. Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about ordering custom lapel pins.

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Custom Lapel Pin Options

Custom Pin Options Include Manet Backs, Screw Backs and Deluxe Clutches.

Freequently Asked Ordering Questions

What size should my custom lapel pins be?

Size is an important consideration, and you should think about what size the wearer is expecting before committing to a design. The size of the finished custom pin will determine the amount of information and artwork that can fit on the pin. Remember the more text you have the smaller the text will be and if you have a large amount of text, we recommend a round or oval shape.

Can I engrave a year into my custom metal pins?

Yes, for an additional charge, we can engrave the back of the customized lapel pins with a small logo, message or date.

Can you match my logo colors?

Yes, we can match colors exactly and the exception is our cloisonné pins, as they are limited to a few hundred rich colors. The Monterey Company offers many enamel options to choose from and we can match most logo colors.

 What are the custom options?

The most common pin fastener is the post and clutch fastening, which pushes through clothing. If you prefer a fastener that does not pierce clothing, we have different size magnets that can be used instead of a post and clutch. This is a great option when someone does not want to poke a hole in your clothes. As enamel pin manufacturer, we can design your enamel pins with almost any type of attachment.

What are our pins made out of?

You can choose from copper, bronze or iron with many different types of finishes. The magnet fastener requires a pin to be made from iron in order to create a powerful hold.

Which custom lapel pin type is best for my needs?

All of our styles will make beautiful pins, but what’s best for you depends on your project, artwork and budget. We suggest printed pins for an exact reproduction of a logo, which will also lower costs in a custom design. Hard enamel pins cost more, but the result is a heavier, more substantial pin. Choosing an antique or two-tone finish will provide a pin that looks elegant and has a higher perceived value.

What if I still don’t know which style of pin is best?

We can help! You can call us or email us to discuss your ideas, designs or sketches for your pin. Once we review your artwork, we will happily suggest the styles that would suit your design best.

How long will it take to get my custom lapel pins?

Production time varies depending on the style of customized pin you choose, but it normally takes between 2 to 3 weeks. Rush jobs can usually be accommodated for an additional charge.

Why should I Order Custom Made Lapel Pins from The Monterey Company?

We’ve been producing quality recognition pins, service pins, and corporate pins since 1989. Our time in the industrymonterey company 28 year logo has given us the experience of tackling all types, sizes, styles and colors of enamel pins.

We provide design and artwork for company pins at no charge, and we have low minimum quantities. We give our customers the best quality for the best prices. We guarantee fast production times and top-notch customer service. 

We offer free design and artwork!

monterey summer special on soft enamel pinsRequest a quote and we will create a design for your custom recognition pin, service pin, or corporate pin that will have all the bells and whistles you want! We will start by sending you a quote followed by a free art design. If you would like, we can even create pre-production samples of your customized pins for a small fee so you can touch and feel them prior to full production.

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The Monterey Company has over 20 years of experience creating custom enamel pins for a variety of industries and purposes. View all of our pin types »