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Custom Soft Enamel Pins

Soft enamel-style pins have an embossed look because of the recessed sections. The enamel is partially filled in, and then the pins are baked until cured. This creates raised metal sections alongside the hardened enamel for a textured and detailed final design. The finishing touch is a thin layer of epoxy on the surface to create a smooth, shiny finish.

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Custom Soft Enamel Pins Can Be Made In Days

At the Monterey Company, we are experts at creating many different designs-including soft enamel pins. To create soft enamel lapel pins, the metal is die-struck from sheet metal to create recessed sections. These sections are then filled with vivid, colorful enamel. Learn more about the process by checking out our enamel pin guide.

Soft enamel pins are one of the easiest styles to create. Made from either iron, copper, or bronze base metal, the pins are then plated in gold, silver, copper or black.

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Why choose soft enamel?

From there, the enameling is typically done by hand, and the recessed areas are filled partially with extra space left along the metal walls. The raised metal creates separation between each color, acting as a well. The used enamel is normally an opaque hue, but we can also manufacture our pins using glitter or transparent enamel to give your design a unique look. After the color has been cured, your design is hand polished and the attachment of your choice is added to complete the design.

Embossed soft enamel pins are popular because of their vivid colors and embossed look. The embossed texture and plating options, including shiny or antique finishes, really makes this style stand out from the rest. You can even mix and match styles and plating for a truly unique creation.

Using enamel creates a hard, shiny finish instead of some other styles that are dark and dull. Using the soft enamel style gives your pin a dimensional look, adding texture and style.

We can take your logo and create many different options with the same die, like soft enamel lapel pins. These pins are struck into either copper, brass or iron. Learn more about our other pin styles.

Embossed Soft Enamel Pins

Embossed pins are made by pressing your design into the base metal, which creates an image raised above a background. This process creates a multi-dimensional design that can then be customized even further with plating, texture, and epoxy finishes. The raised metal of the embossed pin acts to separate color, which is often applied by hand. Multiple colors can be added as long as raised areas keep them separate, allowing you to create a bright and colorful design. Once the color has been added, the enameling is then cured to create a hard and vibrant finished product. In combination with the exposed base metal borders, the filling adds a colorful pop to your custom made enamel pins, for a visually striking, timeless effect.

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Hand Polishes And Plated In Gold Or Silver

At the Monterey Company, we can produce soft enamel pins in as few as 10 to 12 working days. But what exactly goes into the production process? Designs are first die-struck, then plated with the finish of your choice before being filled with soft enamel. After that, they are baked at 360 degrees and, once they have hardened, are hand-polished on all three sides before being packaged for delivery. We offer quick shipping with FedEx to ensure you make your deadline.

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The Most Popular Pin Style And They Have A textured Feel

Soft enamel pins are one of the most popular styles we manufacture. With fine metal detailing and hundreds of different enamels to choose from, they offer you the opportunity to create a totally customized design to represent you and your business. We are also able to sandblast the recessed sections to create a jewelry-like finish, providing you with a piece that will be cherished for years.

Our soft enamel pin styles have an embossed feel because the metal is raised between the different shades of enamel. We can also add epoxy to the recessed areas to make the final design smooth to the touch. If you're unsure exactly which style is best for you, we can create samples in a variety of options and send them to you for your review and approval before you place your full order. That way, you can be sure you'll love the final style.

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The best options for embossed pins?

3D-sculpting and gemstones can enhance your finished product. Including gemstones in your design can elevate the overall look and quality of your creation. We can even mix and match different gemstones on any of our soft enamel lapel pins to emphasize different colors for luxurious detailing. Instead of gemstones, you can also add a layer of epoxy to your pin for extra protection or opt to create a totally custom shape so your pin has an extra special touch.