Custom Printed Pins

Create your own printed lapel pins with the Monterey Company. Our custom printed pins are made by adding a logo directly onto the design—without the need for fine metal lines around the colors. This lets us create a full-color reproduction of your logo, so it beautifully represents your brand.

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Customized Printed Photo Pins

We can create three different types of custom printed pins: screen printed, CMYK, and photo pins. We offer a range of different techniques to make sure you can bring your vision to life. We can print your logo all the way to the edge of a pin or create a metal edge that borders your design. Whatever method you choose, we add a thin epoxy coating to each pin to give it added durability and to create a beautiful, shiny finish.

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We Manufacture Offset & Silk Screen Printed Pins

We create three different types of custom lapel pins. Our talented team will help you choose which style is the best for your project.

  • CMYK pins also called four-color process or offset printed, are produced by taking your custom logo and digitally printing it onto an adhesive label. Then each label is individually placed on the metal base, leaving a border if needed. After that, a clear epoxy dome is added to protect the label from scratching and fading. You can combine this technique with any of our enameled designs or include a photo insert for a more customized look.
  • Screen Printing: To create silkscreen-printed pins, solid areas of Pantone color are laid down over a metal surface. Metal areas can also be left exposed as part of the design to add dimension. Epoxy coating is added for protection as the finishing touch.
  • Photo pins are created by taking a real photograph and adding it onto a label. The label is printed using our CMYK process and then added to the metal base of the pin. The design is finished by adding a clear, flexible label, making them a bit thicker than our standard pins.

Add extra thickness to your printed pins with epoxy coating. We specially make individual screens for each color on the printed design—that way, the final result is exactly what you were hoping for. Combining enamel and printing is a great way to increase the value of a die-struck pin. Blending the two adds weight and a high-end finish. Finalize your design by adding a thin layer of epoxy to only the printed areas so the center of your design really stands out.

Why Choose CYMK Printed Pins

There are a lot of similarities between various pin techniques—but also important differences. The difference between offset printing and screening is in the complexity of the image being used in the design. For detailed images and photography, offset printing is the best option because it can capture the same quality of detail found in the original photo. For simple designs and logos, full color screen printing is the best approach. Whichever technique you choose, we have many available options to fit the shape or style you’re looking for.

The CMYK process is named for the four colors used in printing: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. CMYK printing offers high resolution and extra detail. To preserve the quality of designs created using CMYK, an enamel finish is often used to leave a glossy and protective finish. These pins are some of the quickest and most affordable designs to manufacture. Because they are made by adding a full photo or design with the specialized technique, they don’t require metal detail, textured finishes, or raised and recessed areas to stand out which helps to keep the cost down.

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Have a photo to reproduce?

We offer full-color printed lapel pins in days. To accomplish this, we create the pins the same way you would create a magazine—just on a much smaller scale. One of the benefits of using this technique is that no metal lines are needed, which makes it easier to reproduce logos or other detailed designs. If you’re looking to add your logo to a custom pin, this process is the best solution.

We can also add photographs directly to the surface of our pins or customize the overall shape of the design. That makes these pins a great choice if you need to produce your design quickly and don’t have time to create a more elaborate design with our talented team. If you are looking for a lightweight final design to add to a hat or lapel, this product is a perfect choice.

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Photo Reproduction and Lightweight!

Using the four-color process, or CMYK printing, we can create the perfect offset printed pins. This method allows the pins to have color gradation and vibrant hues, which helps us accurately recreate colorful logos. It is also the best technique to use for creating custom shapes because it can be made to be lightweight and with fast production time. 

You can also add photographs to your pin by applying the image directly to the die-stamped base. From there, the image can be attached with adhesive or printed directly onto the blank pin. As the final step, epoxy is added for protection and to give the pin a glossy finish. The important difference between a regular silk screen lapel pin and an offset style is that, for lapel pins, colors are printed and added one at a time. Offset designs, however, don’t have any limits and can be made in just days, making them the fastest pin to produce.

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Offset Printed Pin & Printed Lapel Pins

Why should you order from us?

At the Monterey Company, we offer some of the highest resolution printing you can find. We provide our proofs for free, and with unlimited revisions, which means you can work with our design team to make your pin exactly what you’re looking for. We only use the highest quality materials, offer fast production times, are experts at customer service, and have low minimums, all to make sure that you have the best possible experience. Ready to order? The first step is to contact our team, and we’ll provide you with a free quote. Get in touch today to get started.

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