Enamel Pin Maker Since 1989

The Monterey Company has been making custom lapel pins for companies, clubs, and events for over 30 years. Above all, we bring your special event to life in an easy way. We take your logo and transform it into a beautifully branded custom pin.

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Hard Enamel

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Soft Enamel

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2D & 3D

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Die Struck 3D

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Custom Shapes

Custom Lapel Pins Made With Your Logo

The Monterey team is inspired by your ideas, collaborating with you in customization options including discerning color, shape, and size. 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. We have low minimums starting as low 100 custom logo pins. We have been making enamel pins for thirty years. That’s thirty years of crafting amazing looking designs. We are staffed with designers and crafters, and we use design tools that make your look amazing.

There Are No Limits To Customizing Pins

Send in your sketch, and we will handle the rest! Our designers will work to bring your idea to life. We will ask you questions about the shape, plating, color option you would like. As the leading enamel pin maker, your satisfaction is guaranteed and stand behind all of our products. Need to order in bulk? No problem! We specialize in creating large wholesale pin orders for companies, events, tradeshows, concerts, and much more.

Frequently Asked Ordering Question's

How are lapel pins made?

Custom logo pins are made by sketching an idea on paper followed by rendering artwork using graphics software. Part of creating a lapel pin design is taking our years of experience and adding our experience in creating your insignia.

Antique finishing has an elegant effect that promotes a timeless aesthetic for any design. There are a variety of options available - from colors to shapes. With a wide variety of backings including magnets backs and tie bars to high-quality clutches.

For a clean, simple, and stunning creation, die-striking features raised and recessed areas. For a 3-dimensional look and feel, casting offers a classy, intricate, and detailed way to create a custom lapel pin. Highlighting the natural luster of the base material, these are timeless, quality pieces that will last a lifetime.

We also make our rush printed pins in America. We also have production overseas, Canada and Costa Rica for some of our precious metal designs. 

  • We use a broad range of processes when customizing pins. Including bronze, copper, brass, stainless steel, zinc, pewter for anything cast, as well as iron. What you choose depends on your budget and 
  • Custom shapes
  • Logo colors can be matched
  • Stock textures 
  • 3D options
  • Antique and shiny plating for a jewelry finish
  • Base Metals Include: Copper, zinc, pewter, brass, and bronze

How long does it take to make enamel pins?

Production time normally takes 1-3weeks. The process of creating your own pins can be broken down into three steps.

  1. Artwork and design.
  2. Approval of digital proof.
  3. Production times vary depending on the style selected.
  4. Packaging & quick shipping.

Styles & Lead-Times

  • Printed: The fastest style we make. 2- 10 days
  • Die Struck: Includes soft and hard enamel as well as cloisonne. 10-14 days
  • Cast: Made from either pewter or zinc alloy. It can be made with a sculpted 3D look. 12-21 days depending on your design.

How much does it cost to make lapel pins?

The price for one hundred pieces will cost around $325. That includes a standard clutch, gold finish, and up to six colors. The price will vary base on the options added. Our minimum order quantity is 100 pieces. We can make less than the minimum with our solid silver pins.

We offer wholesale lapel pin prices. We are a great source and choice for promotional product distributors and resellers looking to help their customers create a custom made lapel pin.

Compare our top rated styles

We make custom metal pins in cloisonne, cast, enamel and with printing. We can create logos in 2D or 3D  add enamel color as well.

Compare our Best Pins:

Die striking: is the process in which a logo is transferred into a blank using a pneumatic press or in some cases, a hydraulic press is used when a mirror-like finish is needed. A custom lapel pin can also be created by the following methods.

Printing: Printed and offset-printing on a substrate is the best type to use when a design is in full-color or when you do not want to have lines between the colors. 

Casting: Created using a rubber or metal mold, where either zinc or pewter is melted and shaped into a pin. This type is perfect for creating 3D or small cust-outs. This process is also less expensive to make so it often the go-to when creating wholesale pins.

They are a great way for you 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.

Here are some of the most common uses:

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

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 image. 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 and make ordering easy. Our process ensures that you get what you want based on the sketch you send us.

Steps to placing an order

Start your order by sending us your logo

Creating custom lapel pins for your organization begins with your idea, our art department will work with you every step of the way. With lots of experience and endless insight, your creation will be nothing short of inspired.

  1. The first step is to create your digital proof and select the size you would like.
  2. Next is to decide if you would like to add color by deciding on cloisonne, soft or hard enamels. Our team will create your art proof and our friendly customer service will help select the best lapel pin type.
  3. Decide on the quantity, shape and plating color.
  4. An affordable quote will be sent to you and after approval, production can begin. We save our quote for a year and they are good for thirty days.

Our logo pins are made from bronze or iron as the base metal. Antique and satin are perfect for a jewelry-like look. Casting is a great option when there are small cutouts.

We have years of experience creating designs and affordable custom pins for businesses online. 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 lead times. With a wide variety of colors, textures, and finishes, you can make your lapel pins exactly how you want them.

Quality Guaranteed

We offer a quality guarantee, and we ensure 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 digital proof, and we will create your order in days. FedEx shipping is used for fast delivery. 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.

Who do we work with?

We have a variety of pin types to choose from starting enamel pins custom created in cloisonne and cast types. We make American made and precious metal pins. 

We work with:

  • Artists & experienced designers
  • Small and large companies
  • Nonprofits & clubs
  • Anyone looking for a factory-direct pin maker
  • Distributors selling promo products, We sell wholesale to Sage, PPAI, and ASI members
Before and after lapel pin designing

As a leading lapel pin maker, we can create a product for every occasion. Used to generate brand awareness for businesses, aid in raising awareness for events and causes and can be customized with your brand as a fashion statement. Placing an order is easy! Send us your sketch and we will create a free proof for your review.

Ordering Custom Lapel Pins Is Simple

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Custom lapel pins are crafted by hand and polished to perfection. We will walk you through each of the steps to purchase and design created.

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Ready to get started? Request a quote and speak to your dedicated sales account manager. We will save you money on every order and our designers will impress and make ordering easy.

Here's What Our Happy Customers Have To Say

You'll love working with us as we provide excellent customer service and nicest quality custom lapel pins. We use industry-leading materials, united techniques, and equipment and created to last for years to come. We specialize in large and wholesale orders at a fraction of the cost.

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Ordering is Easy

Three Easy Steps To Ordering a Custom Lapel Pin

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Send Us Your Sketch

Request a quote from our sales department and receive a digital proof from our designer. We offer unlimited revisions on logo pins. 

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Approve Your Free Digital Proof

Approve your digital proof and we will start production and manufacturing. Our designers will make sure to take your idea and email your beautiful artwork.

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Production & Shipping

2 to 15 business days plus shipping time depending on the complexity of your order and if it is American made or made overseas.