Customized Lapel Pins

The Monterey Company has been making custom lapel pins for companies, clubs, and events for over 30 years. Above all, we bring your brand or special event to life with products created just for you. Perfect as gifts, symbols of team spirit, or simply a unique memento, We take your logo and transform it into a beautiful design.

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Custom Lapel Pin Makers Since 1989

As a lapel pin maker, we create products that are beautiful and unique - bringing fun to your business, event, or fundraiser. Whether you have a business logo and artwork in mind, we will help you make something that will last for ages! Increase company pride, commemorate a special event, or even as rewards for your sports team. Not sure what you want? Request a quote to have our skilled designers start on your logo to say! There are two main types offered, soft and hard enamel pin styles. We can also print logos in full color.

Logo Pins Made In Days!

Custom logo pins are crafted with many different techniques, each creating their unique style, look, and feel. When you choose us, we will walk you through each of the steps, ensuring you are getting exactly the product you're looking for. Starting with your idea, one of our talented artists will help you create an amazing pin design. From there, your logo is approved and sent to production, either cast into your base metal or pressed with your brand or logo, with colors and textures added to complete the final product. After manufacturing, your order is shipped, and your order information is saved until you're ready for your next order.

Popular Logo Pin Styles

Custom lapel pins are a great way for your company to promote your brand or special event. They can be customized to include your company colors and personalized with a variety of finishes including gold or silver. They can be made for:

  • Giveaways
  • Company Tradeshows 
  • Employee Recognition
  • Service Awards
  • And so much more...

We offer wholesale prices as an ASI supplier. We work with promotional products distributors and resellers looking to help their customers design a lapel pin.

Frequently asked questions about ordering custom pins.

How do you design pins?

Custom lapel pins are designed by sketching an idea on paper followed by rendering artwork using illustration software. Designing and fine-tuning a logo by adding color, plating finish, size, shape and adding attachments are part of the design process.

What are they made of?

Most custom pins these days are made using iron as the base metal because the cost of iron is much less expensive than metals like copper. Iron is also a good choice because attachments like magnets will work well with iron. They can also be made from:

  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Zinc
  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper

How much does it cost to make lapel pins?

The price for one hundred custom pins will cost around $325 designed in 2D. That includes a butterfly clutch, gold plating, and up to six colors. The price will vary depending on the base metal used and the options added.

What is a die struck pin?

Die striking is the process in which a logo/design is transferred into a metal blank using a pneumatic press or in some cases, a hydraulic press is used when a mirror-like finish is needed. Custom made pins can also be created by the following methods:

  • Die-struck
  • Cast from a mold 
  • Printed directly onto a metal substrate

Customized Pin Styles

We manufacture custom lapel pins in a variety of styles including printed and offset printed styles. They display your image against a smooth background, boldly demonstrating your brand or logo. These are statement pieces that are sure to be noticed near and far. We can create designs in 2D or 3D, we can add color to any of our styles.

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MAGNETIC LAPEL PINS

→ Strong Magnet Back Attachment
→ Single or Double Magnet Attachments

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PEWTER

→ 3D Detail
→ Antique Silver Finish

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DIE STRUCK

→ Fast production Time
→ Color Matching Available

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GOLD METAL PINS

→ Plated In Real Gold
→ Sandblasted Backgrounds

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2D vs 3D

→ 3D Designs allow for greater Detail
→ Gold, Silver & Copper Plating

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3D CAST PINS

→ 3D Details
→ Gold, Silver & Copper Plating

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PRINTED DESIGNS

→ Full-Color Printing 
→ Super Fast Production!

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THREE DIMENSIONAL LOGOS

→ Sculpted 3D Logos
→ Looks Better In an Antique Finish

What Is The Purpose of a Custom Pin?

You can use custom lapel pins for anything from corporate events to raising awareness about your favorite cause. They can have a professional look or even incorporate a unique design. Wear them on your shirt, bag, uniform and more. The options are endless! As a lapel pin maker, we offer an array of colors, materials, finishes, and shapes for your design. Our process ensures that you get what you want based on the design you send us.

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Designed With Your Logo

The Monterey team is inspired by your ideas, drafting designs, collaborating with you in customization options including discerning color, shape, and size, while working with your budget. And because you’re included in every step of the process, you can be sure you’re getting all of the quality, without any of the guesswork.

How Are Custom Lapel Pins Made?

  • The first step in creating your company logo is to select the size you would like to create.
  • Next step is to decide if you would like to add color by deciding on cloisonne, soft or hard enamels. Our team will create your design and our friendly customer service will help select the best style such as a precious metals pin, offset printed and cast styles.
  • After you choose the size and shape, the next step would be to choose the plating. Most of our logo pins are made from bronze or iron as the base metal. Plating includes shiny gold, silver, copper, bronze, pewter, antique and satin for a jewelry-like appearance. After we review your image we can decide if we should die struck or cast. Casting is a great option when there are small cutouts.
  • Lastly, a quote will be given to you and it will be based on all the options selected and the total quantity to be ordered.

Custom Pins can be personalized and made into any shape or size. They are made by die striking or casting a metal alloy like zinc or pewter. Personalized designs can include matching colors to your logo. All of our products can be plated in a shiny or antique appearance. Furthermore, designs can be made into 2D or into three-dimensional shapes.

What Are They Made Out Of?

We use a broad range of base metals and processes; including bronze, copper, brass, stainless steel, zinc, pewter for our cast designs, and iron in creating custom pins. What you choose depends on your budget and the look you are going for. As a pin maker, our products can be finished in gold, silver, or copper or any of our standard platings.

  • Designs can be made in any size
  • Custom Shapes
  • Logo colors can be matched
  • Textures and plating options like gold, silver, copper and black plating
  • 2D or 3D options
  • Shiny or antique look
  • Base Metals: Copper, zinc, pewter, brass and bronze
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Metal Pins Come In a Variety of Styles

The most common metals and styles used for plating are gold, antique copper, and silver. Antique plating has an elegant effect that promotes timeless aesthetic for any design. If you looking for a certain style, there are a variety of options available - from colors to shapes, to plating choices. With a wide variety of attachments including magnets backs and tie bars to a high-quality backing. For a clean, simple, and stunning creation, die-striking features raised and recessed areas, showcasing the quality of the style you choose. For logos that need a 3-dimensional look and feel, casting offers a classy, intricate, and detailed ways to bring your ideas to life. Highlighting the natural luster of the base metal, these are timeless, quality pieces that will last a lifetime.

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Free Design Proof & Revisions!

Turning Your Ideas into a Custom Lapel Pin

Creating a lapel pin begins with your idea. Starting as a promotional concept or an image that speaks to you, you and our art department will collaborate with you into turning your ideas into actionable plans. With lots of experience and endless insight, your creation will be nothing short of inspired.

As a leading lapel pin maker, we craft designs for every occasion. The designs we create are used to generate brand awareness for businesses, aid in raising awareness for events and causes, and can be customized with your design as a fashion statement.

Pin Design

At the Monterey Company, we have created designs for small and large companies. We have a variety of types to choose from and we will walk you through the best plating, including precious metals for your design. We create images and logos for:

  • Artists,
  • Small companies
  • Corporate clients
  • Nonprofits
  • Anyone looking for a factory-direct pin maker
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Bringing Your Ideas to Life

Send in your logo, and we will handle the rest! Our designers will work to bring your idea or logo to life. We will ask you questions about the cut, shape, and finish that you want to ensure that you get the perfect concept for you. As the leading lapel pin maker source online, The Monterey company guarantee your satisfaction and stand behind all of our products. Our customers love their pins! Need to order in bulk? No problem! We specialize in creating large orders for companies, events, tradeshows, concerts, and much more. Our art team will help you every step of the process.

Personalized Pins

With years of experience creating logos for businesses, teams, events, and individuals, we guarantee the best products you can find online. Ordering is easy, simply send in your artwork and our art department will personalize it for you. Our staff is available anytime to answer your questions and we are even open half day on Saturdays to help you with your requests. We offer a quick ship option and fast production times. The opportunities are endless! Personalized pins are a great way to create something that you and your team can last for ages. With a wide variety of types, colors, textures, and finishes, you can make your ideas exactly how you want them.

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Why Choose The Monterey Company As a Pin Maker?

We have been a lapel pin maker for thirty years. That’s thirty years of taking ideas and crafting them into statement pieces made just for you and your company. Staffed with designers, artists, and crafters, and we make building your ideas easy and fun.

We offer a quality guarantee, and ordering is easy! We can send you samples, so you can see for yourself why we are the number one source for having fast production times. Send us your artwork for a free design proof, and we will create your design in days. FedEx shipping is used for fast production times. Customized lapel pins are created using only the best metals. Our staff is trained to answer your questions by phone or email feel free to either way of communication works. Requesting a free quote is a great way to get things started.

Here's What Our Customers Have To Say

REVIEWS

These guys are Great! I had an excellent experience with them. Eric helped me out all the way from start to finish & met the lead time I needed them within which was in very little time and they came in such good details. Great work. ~Kevin

 I've been dealing with the Monterey Company for a number of years now and have always been EXTREMELY happy with their great products and wonderful service. The company is as good as it gets, folks -- truly top-notch attention to quality and detail. We will always be my go-to company for metal pins and other specialty items. Their work is just fantastic. ~Jon

What does Monterey Company have to offer?

If your company is looking for the best service and the nicest quality, then you'll love working with us. We use industry-leading materials, techniques, and equipment, and they are created to last, sitting proudly on you, your employees, and your clientele's lapels for years to come. We readily accommodate large and wholesale orders, offering you high-quality products at a fraction of the cost. Our staff to craft a design that fits your needs and your budget today.

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