Soft Enamel Pins

Soft enamel lapel pins are die struck from sheet metal, creating recessed sections that are then filled with vivid color. This style pin has an embossed look as the recessed areas are partly filled using a syringe. The pins are then baked at 360 degrees until cured. The raised metal of a design are plated in gold, silver or copper. This style can include a thin layer of epoxy for a smooth surface feel.

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Custom Soft Enamel Pins Can Be Made In Days

This style is one of the easiest styles to create. Made from either iron, copper or bronze base metals and plated in gold, silver, copper or black plating. Enameling is normally done by hand and the recessed areas are filled two thirds up the metal walls. The raised metal around each color well is used as a separation between each area. They can also be manufactured using glitter or transparent. After the color-fill is cured, your design is hand polished and the post attachment of your choice can be added. Learn more about the process by checking out our enamel pin guide.

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Why choose soft enamel?

Embossed soft enamel pins are popular because they have vivid colors and they are embossed. Embossed and plated with shiny or antique finish makes them really stand out. Mix and match styles and plating! We can take your logo and create a variety of options using the same die. Soft enamel lapel pins are made by creating a die and they are struck into either copper, brass or iron. VIew other pin styles

Enamel-filling cures hard and it has a shiny finish and it is not dull but recessed into the metal. "Soft Enamel" might get its name from the way the enamel looks inside the recessed areas as it is curing. This style has a dimensional look and you will feel the metal ridges of your pin. Embossed and giving this pin style many options when enameling the recessed areas.

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Soft Enamel Pin Pricing

1 1/4"$2.86$2.36$1.75$1.33$1.23$1.15$1.02$0.95$0.91$0.90
1 1/2"$3.05$2.52$1.97$1.56$1.35$1.27$1.14$1.07$1.05$1.05
1 3/4"$3.18$2.67$2.13$1.63$1.46$1.41$1.24$1.15$1.15$1.16

They are made by pressing your logo into the base metal, raising an image above its background. The embossing process creates a multi-dimensional piece and can be customized by adding plating, texture, and epoxy finishes. The raised metal then acts to separate color, which is often applied by hand through the use of a syringe. Multiple colors can be added, as long as raised areas separate them. The enameling is then cured, creating a hard, vibrant finish. In combination with exposed, finished base metal images, the filling adds vibrant and pop to a custom pin, creating a visually striking, classic effect.  

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Hand Polishes And Plated In Gold Or Silver

We can make soft enamel pins in 10 to 12 working days. What goes into creating this style? Designs die-struck, plated and filled with soft enamel, baked at 360 degrees, and then packaged for delivery. We plate with the finish of your choice of silver, gold or copper. Hand polished on all three sides. We offer a quick ship using FedEx to make your deadline.

The Most Popular Pin Style And They Have A textured Feel

Soft enamel pins and cloisonne pins are one of the most popular styles we manufacture. With fine metal detailing and hundreds of different enamels to choose from, this style truly offers you the ability to create a fully customized design. Recessed sections can be sandblasted for a jewelry-like finish. This style has an embossed feel as the metal is raised. We can include epoxy to the recessed areas making them smooth to the touch. We can create samples in a variety of style options and send you samples for approval prior to having your full order made.

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The best options for embossed pins?

3D sculpting and gemstones enhance the finished product and custom shapes also create impressive enhancements. Including gemstones, to your creation can enhance your product. We can even mix and match gemstones on any of our soft enamel lapel pins. We also have a variety of backing options. Including epoxy creates a layer of protection and makes them smooth to the touch.