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Custom 3D Die Cast Pins

The Monterey Company offers 3D Cast Lapel Pins! Cast Pins offer multiple levels of relief not normally attainable using standard die-striking methods. Instead of only one raised area and one recessed area (as in two-dimensional - 2D lapel pin styles) this type of sculpting shows topographical contours in order to create the complex shapes and detail of animals, architectural replicas and human faces.

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Cast Pins Manufacturing Process

Unlike die striking, where a preset logo is physically struck into a blank (a smooth piece of metal), 3D die cast lapel pins are produced when molten metal is poured under high pressure into a pre-created mold of your design. Pouring under high-pressure results on a clean smooth surface and a uniformly accurate final result. The molds used to create Cast 3D pins take a bit longer to make than standard 2D molds because they are more complex and are handmade. Once the pins have been poured and hardened, it is time to add the plating.

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Looking for Custom Cast Pins?

A diecast pin is created through the process of casting, where a liquid form of the pin's base metal is poured into a premade custom mold, or "cast." Casting creates a three-dimensional-lapel pin from a variety of metals, including zinc and pewter.

What are the advantages of casting? Casting is a precise process that lends itself well to specific designs, especially when it comes to custom enamel pins. When a logo is cast rather than stamped, a smooth, intricate, and three-dimensional product is produced. Because of the details using a custom mold affords, casting is an excellent option for designs with fine lines, rounded or unique shapes, and life-like depictions. In addition to being an excellent option for designs with details, casted pins are less dense, and more lightweight than their stamped counterparts, making them great and affordable options that won't weigh you down or break the bank.

Made from Zinc or Pewter

When considering casting your custom pin into a custom mold, think about how your design will translate into a cast lapel pin. If your design features details and linework that don't need excess colors and finishes, but would stand alone as impressive as a sculpture, then casting is the right method for your design.

Will a design look good in 3D?

When casting a pin, you have a choice of using either zinc allow or lead-free pewter. Zinc is a lightweight metal that can easily be molded into any shape or size. Pewter is a heavier alloy that is also a great choice when creating a custom design. Spin casting allows for details not available with die-striking. Small cut-outs are easily achieved with this style. There is no better option for creating 3d designs as well.

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We have a wide selection of lapel pins, from soft enamel and hard-enamel. We offer the most popular styles in our gallery for you to choose from.

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Die Cast Pin Pricing

SIZE 100 200 300 500 750 1000 3000 5000 7500 10000
1/2" $3.22 $2.46 $1.78 $1.41 $1.28 $1.18 $1.00 $0.81 $0.78 $0.77
3/4" $3.43 $2.65 $1.95 $1.43 $1.33 $1.25 $1.08 $0.96 $0.96 $0.94
1" $3.47 $2.74 $2.03 $1.61 $1.46 $1.40 $1.20 $1.12 $1.11 $1.11
1 1/4" $3.66 $3.00 $2.36 $1.84 $1.75 $1.56 $1.34 $1.25 $1.25 $1.23
1 1/2" $3.80 $3.33 $2.52 $2.10 $1.82 $1.75 $1.55 $1.46 $1.46 $1.45
1 3/4" $4.01 $3.46 $2.64 $2.31 $2.16 $2.11 $1.92 $1.87 $1.85 $1.84
2" $4.58 $3.55 $3.15 $2.87 $2.72 $2.66 $2.47 $2.42 $2.41 $2.41
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Order Cast Pins Samples

When ordering cast pins in bulk, it's always a good idea to order a sample or two. Most companies won't allow for this, but we believe that when committed to the highest quality and satisfaction. Create pre-production samples and hold your design and inspect it up close gives you the final opportunity to add any extra changes that might be needed. Our art department is always on hand make changes to any design and is happy to do so at no cost to you.

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3D Die Cast Pins Gallery

Drawing on historical art traditions like sculpting and modeling that have evoked emotion and awe in people for centuries, die-cast lapel pins are nothing short of works of art. And similar to modeled clay or carved marble, die casting creates the same 3-dimensional renditions of a flat design. Through adding dimension, the tiny details of life and realism can be captured in the art. The cracks, folds, and texture lines of an elephant's skin can be represented in metal. The curls and waves of a person's hair can look and feel different from the rounded smoothness of their cheeks and forehead when cast with zinc or pewter. And the ridges and recessions of a single feather can be layered together, tucked and stacked with others just like it, forming a beautiful casted wing.

This ability to transform raw material into the textures and dimensions of life is what makes our products at the Monterey Company stand out. Because we don't just create lapel pins, we create works of art that you can wear. Demonstrate the quality, inspiration, and innovation that represents your business, company, or cause by bringing your logo to life.

Adding Color

Incorporating color into your three-dimensional pin design is like adding sprinkles to the top of an ice cream sundae. It takes something that's already great and makes it even better. This color is often added to a design with both two and three-dimensional areas, on which the flat, recessed areas of the 2-dimensional sections are filled with vibrant shades. Then, emerging from the recessed and color-filled areas are the life-like, detailed 3D designs that stand out in striking contrast. This raised effect, in combination with the recessed color, draws extra attention to the 3D design.

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Another way to incorporate multiple shades into your 3D designs is through accenting with plating varieties. From real gold to antique bronze, and shiny silver, the Monterey Company has everything you need to make an eye-catching piece that you, your employees, and your clientele will love to wear.

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Recent Review

I tried 4 other companies to make a real 3D pin for my restaurant. No one could do what I wanted. I reached out to Monterey and they completely understood what I was looking for and produced a really lovely pin for a very fair price. The turnaround time was not very long either. ~Dennis