Enamel Pin Manufacturer
Let us help you choose the best way to enhance your logo. We’ll work with you to create custom pins that help you stand out—at a reasonable price. At the Monterey Company, we manufacture lapel pins in just days that are specially tailored just for you. Whether you need them for an event, as employee thank yous or for brand marketing, we’ll work together to bring your vision to life.
The Best Enamel Pin Maker & Manufacturer
We specialize in making custom enamel pins with enamel, engraving and gemstones. At the Monterey Company, we have been perfecting our craft for nearly 30 years, and specialize in being an enamel pin manufacturer from your ideas and sketches. Our talented team will create artistic and unique logos that are custom for your particular project. We’ll walk you through the whole process—from creating your artwork, to how our products are made, to a quick production timeline. Send us your sketch and let us help you create the perfect design.
As a pin maker, our main process is to die-strike your logo into a brass base. From there, we fill in the details and colors with soft or hard enameling or cloisonne. If your image distinct detailing, we also make zinc casting and pewter—this helps small cut-outs or 3D detailing come to life.
Lapel pins are timeless, and for good reason—they have been the perfect token for many different kinds of events for decades. And although these pieces can be used for occasions of all shapes and sizes, there are a few events that are particularly elevated by the crisp metal edges and smooth and vibrant finishes of enamel pins.
Crafting Custom Pins Since 1989
With three decades of experience, we’re experts at creating your custom pins. We start the process by creating a proof from your initial idea. From there, we’ll create and send you several samples so you can see the difference in all of our styles, from die-struck to cast. Our team knows all of the right questions to ask to make sure your final art is exactly what you’re looking for.
Our goal is to make pins that you’re proud of, and it’s important to us that you’re satisfied with your experience. At the Monterey Company, we put our customers first. That’s why we prioritize creating our products quickly and sustainably—for happy customers, each and every time.
We Manufacture Many Types of Pins
As an enamel pin manufacturer, we can recreate any logo as a die-struck or cast design. All of our products are made from the highest quality materials, including the finish. We also make gold and silver plating, along with antique finishes, so that your pin looks exactly like you imagined.
Be sure to request a free proof so you can see how your final artwork looks before we begin production. We work hard to make sure our production times are fast and efficient and production takes about 10 days to manufacture—though they can vary depending on the style and finishes you choose. We also make rush services on our Photodome styles. The manufacturing process is done completely in the United State, and we can create full-color pins in as little as three days.
Get started with your proof today by requesting a quote from our team. Our talented customer service representatives will reach out to you and help you begin the fun and exciting process.
Hard or Soft Enamel Pins?
One of the questions we get asked most often is, “What is the difference between hard and soft enamel?” While both styles are made through a die-striking process, there are a few important distinctions. Soft enamel has recessed color, while hard enamel is smooth to the touch and the metal and colors are all on the same level. Either of these styles can be made with gold, silver, or copper metal or antique finishes.
Traditionally, hard enamel is thought to be more expensive because of the smooth look and feel of the final art and also its resistance to scratching. The two styles are also similar in a lot of ways. They can be finished using the same metals or antiquing, and both styles have metal borders to separate each different color. Color matching for any logo can be done using either style. Contact our team today, and they will help you pick which finish is right for your budget.
How To Pick The Right Style Pin
We make many different types of customized lapel pin styles, and we offer gold, silver, copper and antique plating finishes. We create our final designs using the following methods:
- We offer two different types of enamel that can come in a textured style or a finish that is smooth to the touch.
- Cloisonne: This is a 2000-year-old enameling technique that creates a final pin that is smooth to the touch. Unlike with hard and soft enamel, cloisonne comes in a limited range of colors.
- Casting: This approach is a great option if you are looking for a pin that is three-dimensional or has many small cut-outs.
- Printing: This technique is a perfect choice if you need your order quickly—it’s the style we can produce the fastest. .
How are pins they used?
Corporate or Company Recognition Pins: Lapel pins can impart great significance to an event or milestone, especially within the workplace. Corporations and companies of varying sizes regularly design beautiful pieces to recognize the hard work and incredible achievements of their employees and management members. These pieces often feature clean, elegant designs with company colors or shades that correspond with significant milestone years.
Fundraising and Award Ceremony Enamel Pins: Few things can match the significance of an inspired event or a time of recognition for a person, group, or organization. But, custom decorative pins are tokens that can be gifted to last a lifetime in celebration of an achievement or contribution to a worthy cause. Designs for fundraising events or award ceremonies vary greatly, but all capture the beautiful significance of something worthy of remembering.
Music and Art Festival Pins: When it comes to celebrating a high-energy cultural event like a music or art festival, playful, quirky, and fun pins are the perfect addition to your event garb. These vibrant, colorful pieces can be designed with your favorite artist or musician in mind, or simply to commemorate your time of fun.
Wonderful experience working with you!
“I just wanted to send you an emailing thanking you for your patience with me on designing/ordering the Miller-Davis years of service pins. They arrived today and I love them. I had a wonderful experience working with Monterey Co. and look forward to the opportunity to do it again. Again, thank you. Thank you,”
- N. Whitney, Miller-Davis Co.
Getting Started Is Easy
Let us help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Our talented staff will walk you through every step from sketch to proof, to samples and shipping. Get in touch today to get your free quote and discuss your project with one of our staff members.
What Are The Top 5 Questions To Ask When Ordering?
When you’re thinking about the style, consider if you want your design to look embossed or smooth. This will help you decide which technique to use. Die-striking can have either recessed color or color that is on the same level as the metal. You can add textures to the recessed areas as well to create dimension for your logo, or you can also add textures to any raised metal areas.
And no need to worry about special shapes or sizes—as an experienced lapel pin manufacturer, we can customize your creation, no matter the size or dimensions.
It can be hard to decide what is the best size for your pin. Most of the designs we create a range from 0.5" to 1.25”, but don’t let that limit your imagination. We can create a custom design for you in any shape or size.
You should think about what the wearer is expecting when deciding on your final pin size. The sizing will also influence what can be included in your final artwork. Remember, the more text you have can play an important role in the overall finish pin.
There are no limitations when it comes to making a lapel pin. We create pins up to 3” and as a manufacturer, we ensure that there is always an option for your artwork. Send us your sketch, and we will propose the best shape, size, and finish for your idea, taking into account your project, artwork, and budget. If you are simply reproducing a logo, we recommend a printed style, which will lower your overall cost. If you have a larger budget, something like hard enamel or antique or two-tone finishing can add a unique touch to your design. Reach out to our team today, and they’ll guide you through the entire process.
Production times vary depending on the sizing, finish, and styles you choose. Be sure to consider your timing when selecting your final design. Most of our designs take 10 business days to complete, and our stock shaped printed pins can be made in as few as two days. Production time varies depending on the style you choose, but the entire process typically takes between two and three weeks. Rush production can often be accommodated for an additional charge.
The most common fastener is the post-and-clutch fastening. If you prefer a fastener that does not pierce clothing, we also offer magnet attachments instead.