Enamel Pin Maker

High Quality Enamel Pin Making With Your Logo

The Monterey Company is known as one of best pin makers since 1989. We design the highest quality pins. We’re proud of the art that we create and we’d love to help you design and make your lapel pins. We specialize helping DIY pin makers create amazing designs.

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Our Most Popular Pin Style is Our Soft Enamel Lapel Pins

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The Hard Enamel Pin Style

Made using almost the same process as soft enamel. The only difference between the two styles is the timing when the metal and color are laid. This style has a higher perceived value and was originally created to resemble the cloisonné pin style. The number one reason to consider this style is the surface is smooth to the touch and the hard surface makes this style more resistant to scratches

Transparent Enamel Pins

Pins with transparent color are a unique type of lapel pin. The transparent coloring is a clear material that shows the recessed metal through the color.

The price for transparent pins is the same price other styles. Although there are a limited amount of color options available for transparent pins. This style is perfect for DIY pin makers to make their design stand out.

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Adding 3D Under the Enamel

Transparent enamel pins look great in 3D! The metal under the enamel can be made into patterns or shapes to enhance your design. We can create textures and lines that can show through the color. Why would you want to see the metal? Let's say you want to see boulders in a river, we can create raised areas in the water that look just like rocks. There are no limits to what you can do with transparent enamel. You can mix and match enamel colors and by requesting samples, we can make samples in a variety of enamels for your review and approval prior to full production.

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Hard Enamel - Cloisonne Pins

Cloisonné is a 2000-year-old technique developed in the Middle East. This process was originally used to make small items such as jewelry, weapons, and decorations. By the 14th century, China got ahold of this technique and started to make larger items such as decorative bowls and small statues.

At The Monterey Company, we use the same age-old process to make our cloisonné pins. We make our cloisonné pins from colored sand. The sand is melted at a temperature of 1700 degrees to create a jewelry-like appearance. A cloisonné pin feels like glass to the touch and is considered a hard enamel.

Cloisonné pins are very collectible and have a very high perceived value. Find out more about the artistic technique of cloisonné pins or request a free quote for cloisonne pins.

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Not sure which style to choose?

When ordering, you’ll be given options as to the style of a lapel pin that will best showcase the appearance of your design. We’ll talk with you about creating a logo or design that represents the goal of your custom pin style.

Creating custom pins vs stock pins is an easy decision to make if you would like to see your logo reproduced in vivid color! The first step is to create a pin design and we are here to help you!

Part of the narrowing down process is selecting the color that will look the best with the type of lapel pin you’d like. We offer four very unique styles with different price points to meet any budget.

Soft Enamel Pin Pricing

1 1/4"2.692.221.651.311.19
These prices are estimated and are based on a simple logo design that includes 6 colors and shiny plating. Setup charges may apply on your first order, depending on the quantity you order.


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Order Custom Enamel Lapel Pins With The Monterey Company

As an enamel pin maker, we are dedicated to providing high-quality lapel pins to our customers. We offer multiple types of customizable lapel pins including corporate recognition awards pins, awareness pins, support pins and event pins. We love working with our customers to provide uniquely special custom pins to fulfill their individual needs. We have low minimum quantity orders and we’ll work closely with you to create just the type of custom-made pins you’re looking for.