Custom Hard Enamel Pins

Custom hard enamel pins are the perfect choice to promote your business. They are made by first striking your logo into the pin’s base metal. Then the pins are color-filled and baked until the enamel has cured—the result is that the colored and raised areas of your art are on the same plane, making the final image smooth to the touch. As a finishing touch, the pins are then hand-polished on all sides and plated in gold, silver, or copper.

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High-Quality Hard Enamel Lapel Pins

Hard enamel pins are the highest quality designs that we offer. They are smooth to the touch, and often mistakenly called cloisonne since the two techniques are very similar.

Custom hard enamel pins are made by creating a die and using copper, brass, or iron as the base metal. A copper base allows for the most detail, and it is the highest quality we have available. After the base has been created, colors are added and matched to your approved art proof. We use the Pantone matching system when matching the artwork to ensure that every color is the perfect shade. From there, we also add a sandblasted finish to the background to give the final logo a two-tone, jewelry-like finish.

For hard enamel pins, the color is filled level to the surface of the die-struck base. Finally, the pins are then polished and plated before being shipped right to your business via FedEx rush delivery.

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What Is Hard Enamel?

Hard enamel is created using a solid paste that is then hardened during the firing process. The final images are smooth to the touch and have a sleek, even surface. One of the major advantages of hard enamel is the ability to use the Pantone color matching system because it helps us to create an exact duplicate of your logo. Hard enamel pins use a resin paste to create their hard, glass-like appearance and are one of the more popular styles of custom enamel pins. After the base metal has been struck, plated, and polished, the resin is then overfilled into the reservoirs of the finished product. Once fired, the pins are then sanded down and polished to create a jewelry-like finish.

Options and general information

Product Quantity, Cost & Pricing For Hard Enamel Pins

1 1/4"$3.02$2.42$1.88$1.52$1.38$1.35$1.22
1 1/2"$3.14$2.66$2.07$1.71$1.65$1.61$1.45
1 3/4"$3.46$2.84$2.46$2.27$2.13$2.09$1.97

Adding extra detail by printing parts of your logo

What makes hard enamel pins the highest quality? This type of pin was originally created to resemble cloisonne, a 2000-year-old enameling process. They can be printed on top of your pin as well, which will provide for extra details no matter what size you choose. We offer Pantone color matching to ensure that the logo on your pin perfectly matches your real logo. This helps maintain your branding by using the exact color.

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Adding Custom Gemstones & Sandblasting

We can add gemstones to any hard enamel pin design, and we have a variety of stones and colors to choose from. There are no limits to the number of stones we can add, so you are only limited by your imagination. In addition to adding gemstones, you can also sandblast the background of your custom design. Sandblasting is a great option if you want to add a higher perceived value to your pin because it creates a luxurious, two-tone look. Sandblasting gives your pin a hard jewelry finish and plating—where the raised areas are shiny and recessed areas can include sandblasting—making it a timeless piece that people will treasure.

Three Easy Steps to Get Started

At the Monterey Company, we’ve made sure that our process is as easy as possible and we offer the best service. With our years of expertise, we’ve perfected every step from start to finish. Our process can be broken down into three simple steps and starts when you submit your quote request:

  1. The first step of the process is to work with our team on your artwork. Whether you’re using your company logo or creating something from your imagination, the team will help you make the perfect proof to bring your vision to life. The sky's the limit to your creativity—our team can make any design a reality.
  2. Review and Approval: After you’ve finalized your free proof, we will email you the digital proof for your review, free of charge. If the proof isn’t perfect, we offer unlimited revisions to ensure that it is exactly as you imagined.
  3. Production and Shipping: Once your proof and price are approved, we will create a production sample. We can also create a few styles with different techniques so you can be totally confident about your choice. From there, we’ll put your finished logo proof into production and ship the final product to you as quickly as possible.
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