Custom Hard Enamel Pins

Hard enamel pins are made by striking your logo into a base metal. They are smooth to the touch and are color filled and baked until cured. The raised areas and the color are on the same level and then hand polished smooth and then plated in gold, silver or copper.

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High-quality hard enamel lapel pins

We manufacture hard enamel pins that are smooth to the touch and are the highest quality pin style we offer. Also known as Epola and mistakenly called cloisonne as it resembles its close enamel cousin originating in China.

Custom hard enamel lapel pins are made by creating a die using either copper, brass or iron as the base metal. Copper allows for the best detailing and the highest quality base metal. Colors are added and are matched to your proof we create for you, we use the Pantone matching system when matching the artwork. Backgrounds can also include a sandblast finish. Sandblasting gives a custom pin a two-tone jewelry-like finish.

Die struck and the color is filled to the surface of the design. In the final process, they are then polished and then plated. They share the same process in which our products are manufactured.

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What is hard enamel?

Hard enamel pins are created with a solid paste that is hardened using a firing process. They are smooth to the touch and is on the same level as the surrounding metal. This style resembles cloisonne but one of the main advantages of this style is the ability to use the Pantone matching system for exact logo duplication.

Considered to be a smooth-surfaced pin, hard enamel lapel pins use a resin paste to achieve an authentic, hard, glass-like appearance. After the base metal has been struck, plated and polished, overfilled into the reservoirs above the level of the metal design lines. They are sanded down until the colors are even with the surface, creating a smooth, elegant jewelry-like finish.

Popular Styles

Multi Color Pin Design

Soft Enamel

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Die Struck

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Cloisonne

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Printing

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Gold

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Cast

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Pewter

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Need to add extra printing?

What makes them the highest quality? This style was originally created to resemble cloisonne, a 2000-year-old enameling process. The surface a hard enamel pin feels smooth to the touch and feels like glass.

They can be printed on top of the hard surface to allow for extra details. We offer PMS matching to ensure your logo matches your brand. Adding extra colors to your image allow you not to have metal separating your colors. This enables you to create a product that is both vibrant and colorful and matches your image.

Options and general information

We can add gemstones to any design and we have a variety od stone colors to choose from. We can add as many gemstones to a lapel pin as there are no limits to a number of stones. Sandblasting the background is a great option if you would like to add a higher perceived value to your image. If you are looking for a two-tone look, sandblasting creates a hard jewelry finish where the raised areas are shiny and recessed areas are a matte finish.

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