Size Matters When Designing Custom Lapel Pins

Jesse Daugherty - May 28, 2020
Size Matters When Designing Custom Lapel Pins

When designing lapel pins or creating a new custom lapel pin, size is the first and most important factor. Lapel pins come in an array of sizes and shapes, and we've seen them in nearly every shape imaginable. 

First things first, let's find out how lapel pins are measured. It's simple, no matter the shape or size. Simply measure the pin from the two furthest points, and this will give you the size of the pin in inches. Yes, it’s that easy! 

Most custom lapel pins range in size from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inch. These are the most popular sizes, though custom patches can be created in any size you'd like. When considering the size of the pin you want to create, it's important also to consider the details you want to include. Details tend to get lost on small pins. 

For more detailed designs, a 7/8 inch to 1 1/2 inch size pin is best. It's also best to opt for simple fonts. This makes your lapel pin easy to read. Script fonts are difficult to read, and the smaller the pin means, the smaller the words. A smaller pin is harder to read, and larger pins can use more detailed fonts. 

Now that you have a better idea of custom lapel pin sizing, it's time to start your design! Here at the LapelPinSuperstore, we have a team of talented graphic artists and designers who will work with you to create the perfect pins for your needs. Get a free quote on your next order or give us an email with any questions you might have. Let us create your custom lapel pins!