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Magnetic Pins

There are so many options to choose from when creating your design. Magnet backs, deluxe clutches, safety pin backs are great enhancements to your finished product.

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Magnetic Lapel Pins

We specialize in making custom magnet back pins. They can be plated in a nickel safe plating. They come in a variety of sizes and are extremely magnetic! The first step in order is to send us your design and we will create a proof of your design. Once approved, we can create an actual sample if you like so you see your design prior to receiving your full order. Rest assured, we will not overwhelm you with choices but we will suggest options we think will enhance your design. Don't forget to ask about the other attachments we offer and all the different sizes we offer as well take a look at our full line of lapel pins.

Lapel Pin Backs

At the Monterey Company, we specialize in custom, unique, and backing options. But more than that, we specialize in working with you to create a product of which we are both proud. We achieve this product by setting a standard in the industry of leading with quality materials, customer service, and creativity.

From the moment you reach out to us with your ideas, we will walk you through the nearly endless customization options, taking your design and adding the dimension, color, plating, and backing that works best for your vision and utility of your creation. One of our favorite customization options is turning your creation into a magnetic lapel pin, by selecting our premium magnets, instead of the traditional safety pin or clutch-styles as your attachment options.

custom fridge magnets

Custom Fridge Magnets

We can design and make custom fridge magnets in any shape or size. The magnet follows the shape of your logo. Made from soft rubber, these refrigerator magnets can be personalized with your company logo and design.

Options Include One or Two Magnets

There are a few options to choose from when you order custom magnetic pins. We have a variety of options including boxes, plating options, shapes and sizes, and everything is custom so there is no limit to what your finished logo can look like.

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Magnet Attachments

Available in different sizes.

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Duel Magnets

Available in different sizes.

Single Magnet 

If your design is round or custom shaped, one powerful magnet will work best. They are strong and sleek and will hold your lapel pin firmly against whatever you choose to attach it.

Dual Magnet  

For large, heavy, long, or irregular shaped lapel pins, upgrading to a dual magnet backing is recommended. Using the same powerful material as in the single-back, they can prevent the piece from spinning or becoming detached due to weight and shape.

Great Option For Not Poking a Hole in Your Apparel

When ordering pins for your event, business, or brand, the ways in which you can customize your pieces are nearly endless. And although being able to get the exact product you need to make your statement you want is a good thing, the choices can get a bit overwhelming. But, we're here to make sure choosing between magnetic pins and traditionally-backed pins is easier than ever.

One of the biggest reasons our customers opt for magnetic pins over more traditional backing types is when the material the pieces will be used with is either too delicate, too expensive, or too tough to be pierced. When considering the wearer or your pieces, considering the type of clothing they'll be donning when adorning themselves with your pin.

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For light, delicate fabrics typical in fancier attire, like chiffon, silk, satin, lace, and more, a single-backed magnetic pin is a far more appropriate choice than a standard backed piece. The same considerations are appropriate if the wearers often choose high-end and expensive clothing, like men's' suit coats, and women's business attire. And of course, tough materials like denim and leather are better suited to double-magnetic backs, as repeated use can be difficult to manage with piercing pins, causing damage to the backing in some cases.

Another reason people opt for magnetic-backed pins is when they're planning to wear it with high frequency, on many different types of clothing, and attached to multiple materials. In these cases, magnetic backs can help preserve the materials they're being used with, while also maintaining their quality over time.

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Popular Options

Save your clothes, hats, and sensitive materials from inevitable, albeit discrete, holes with this secure and sleek alternative. Made from the highest quality material, these magnetic pins are powerful in their attachment, ensuring your lapel pin will remain intact as surely as our other adhesive options.

When designing your magnetic lapel pin, you can choose between singular or dual magnet backing options, with each specific design, shape, and size better lending itself to one or the other. To decide on the right option, work with us to help design and to decipher your preferences regarding aesthetic, which one makes the most sense. To get an idea, however, here are a few pointers...

standard pin back attachments

Dual Posts

We offer two clutches on larger images.

deluxe flat clutch pin attachment in gold

Deluxe Clutches

Available in gold or silver.

We are a creative start for your ideas, and as we've been in the industry for nearly thirty years, we have the insight, experience, and depth to develop your design in the most efficient, aesthetic, and cost-effective way, ensuring the end result provides the ideal utility and function, whatever its purpose.

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Safety Pin Attachment

Plated in gold or silver

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Nut & Screw Post

Screw on backing

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We Offer Everything From Rubber Clutch Backs to Electronic Blinking Lights

Here are some of the most commonly ordered options including magnet backs and deluxe clutches. We make options for every type of application. Whether you would like to have a magnet backing to avoid poking a hole in your shirt or a heavy-duty screw backing for your leather jacket, we have a backing that will work for every type of use. Our service pins are normally ordered with a deluxe clutches and are trading pins are ordered with rubber clutches. Safety pins can be used to prevent spinning as well using two posts that can keep them level. They are super strong and come in a multitude of sizes and shapes. We offer round shapes for small and large images and square and rectangular shapes.

Add chain loops to a separate design below the main design. A military clasp is the most common type of clasp. It uses two small prongs that can be squeezed while pulling to remove the clasp. If poking a hole in your shirt does not appeal to you, we suggest creating your product using iron and add a magnet back. Super strong and capable of holding firmly even on a sweatshirt.

Butterfly Clutch Backing: A butterfly clutch is the most common backing style, connecting to the tack protruding from the flat backing. Two "butterfly" clips open when squeezed together, releasing the pressure on the tack, enabling the clutch to be lifted away from the body. Butterfly clutch backs are an economical option, the least expensive option.

Locking Pin Back: They attach to the backside of your design with an internal locking system, making them one of the most secure options. Because they are hard to release, locking pin backs are often reserved for specialized applications with great value, as they are lost more easily than other less secure options.

Plating Options

Not sure which plating you like best? We offer a variety of plating options. You can mix and match plating colors within the same order.

antique copper lapel pin

Antique Copper

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Satin Gold

antique bronze custom lapel pins

Antique Bronze

shiny silver metal pin with stones

Shiny Silver

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silver magnetic pin

Antique Silver

If you're unsure if a magnetic backing is right for you, rest assured! We will ship you a complimentary proof of your design upon your request before sending it ahead to production. This way, you can be confident you are getting exactly the product you had in mind. We guarantee zero surprises, and even better, we guarantee customer satisfaction. Contact us today!