DIY Pins – Custom Enamel Pins for Make Your Mark

Video Transcript:

Hey, everybody, I’m Mark Montano author of 11 DIY books and host of the PBS show Make Your Mark recently I contacted several enamel pin manufacturers to see if I could Make Your Mark enamel pin to give to my most loyal followers.

I stumbled across the Monterey Company and they were kind enough to send me a few enamel pins as samples so that I could check out their quality amazing quality. They were better than anything I’d seen on the market!

Now within a day of sending them my design, I had a quote and the pin design all ready to go and within a couple of weeks I had a beautiful hard enamel Make Your Mark pin and I couldn’t be happier. Now, if you’re looking for somebody to make a printed pin or a hard or soft enamel pin look no further than the Monterey Company they’re really good people they’re really professional and the quality can’t be beat!

What should you know about making enamel pins?

  • Deciding on the enamel style: Enamel colors come in three main styles, soft, hard and cloisonné.
  • Decide on the size and the number of colors: Pricing is normally based on the quantity ordered and the amount colors in your design.
  • Design Time: Spending time up front on your design is time well spent. Approving a design on the first round of art proofs happens in most cases if you and your salesperson spent time going over all the details of your design. Sometimes multiple art revisions will be made to a design depending on production limitations or sometimes revisions need to be made for aesthetic reasons.
  • Consider pre-production samples: Making samples are a great option, it gives you the ability to review your pin before final approval. It also allows you take photos of your design for pre-orders. Requesting samples with different platings and enamel colors are a great way to see your design with multiple variations.
  • Shipping and deadlines: Please allow enough time to design your pins and have them produced. Rushing the process can lead to mistakes or missed deadlines. With that said rush orders are commonplace and deadlines can be met if they are realistic.