Custom pins are great for several reasons. They are perfect for promoting your business, brand, or event, giving you space to express your creative side and style. Custom enamel pins are excellent for such purposes.
Hard or soft enamel included, many folks want to collect pins or create them, but have no idea how. Today we take a look at creating custom pins, providing some insight into the process along the way.
Enamel pins are molded metal made. Molten metal is poured into molds and then set to create the shape of the pin. Many custom pins are not painted. The metals are hammered or cast into the molded pin, giving it both texture and depth. The pins are then cured to give them a smooth finish.
While the process might sound easy and rather simplistic, it's not something you can easily do at home. We suggest leaving it to the professionals who will cover the manufacturing process for you.
Once you have selected a manufacturer for your pins, it's time to ensure you create the exact pin you are looking for. First, think about the size, shape, and material of the pin. Most pins are made of iron with an enamel finish. Remember that hard enamel pins are smoother and sleeker, while soft enamel pins are rougher and take color better. The enamel you choose is a decision you have to make for yourself.
The size of your pin is something your manufacturer will need to know. Pins can vary greatly in size, though bigger pins will cost more. The shape of your pin is an important element to consider. The shape of your design has a lot to do with the purpose, so be sure to choose something that makes sense. For brand promotion, a simple logo and a circle pin usually works best.
Now let's talk about design! Your design should be clear, concise, and workable. It's important to consider what type of pin you want in terms of the details you want to include. Intricate designs do not generally hold up well on hard enamel pins, while color can add unique detail that sets your design apart from the rest. The more color and detail you desire will factor into the cost in most cases.
Next, you will need to think about quantity. Most reputable manufacturers offer discounts when you are buying in bulk. This means the more units you purchase, the more you save on each individual pin. However, don’t buy more than you need just for the discount.
Here at the LapelPinSuperstore, we have artists and designers who will help you design the perfect custom pin. There is never a design fee, and revisions are free. To find out more, just fill out our no-obligation Free Quote form or call us at (866) 862-8842. You can also email us at [email protected] with any questions you have. We look forward to working with you on your next order of custom pins!