Hard enamel pins are a high-quality type of lapel pin with an elegantly smooth, glossy surface. Made by layering enamel paint and firing it at high temperatures, they feature vibrant colors and intricate designs. They are long-lasting, resistant to fading and scratching, and are a fun way to add a sophisticated look to your wardrobe or accessories.
POPULAR FEATURES OF HARD ENAMEL PINS
Hard enamel pins are significantly more durable than their soft enamel counterpart. That’s because they are created by adding multiple layers of enamel paint, which are then polished to create a smooth and durable surface. This makes them highly resistant to scratches, fading, and damage, ensuring that the pin retains its original appearance over time. The lasting durability is also the reason that they are highly coveted by pin collectors. The smooth, elegant surface of hard enamel pins also lends a professional touch that makes these the perfect pin type for corporate branding.
Creating Your Custom PinS
All great designs begin with an idea. Due to the customized nature of our products, we can only give you an accurate quote after creating a proof. Send us your design vision, which can be nothing more than a concept, and we’ll develop it for you.
We offer free, high-quality artwork to every customer, and our team works until you’re 100% satisfied. Take advantage of our unlimited revisions guarantee.
Once our design team has completed your design, we’ll send a proof with the challenge coin cost. Our challenge coin prices are tailored to the job, varying based on intricacy, metal, finish, and any other special additions you want to include.
If you’re unsatisfied with the proof, get back to us, and we’ll revise your design until you get the coin you want.
Are you satisfied with the design in front of you? Give us the green light, and we’ll get to work producing your pins. We offer various payment methods to suit your needs, including taking payments over the phone. From the moment we receive your payment, manufacturing your pins can take up to 14 business days, depending on the number ordered and how many other orders we’re completing. Shipping usually takes 2-3 days.
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We try and make pricing for your custom enamel pins as transparent as possible. However, because all of our products are custom, the cost of each project varies. The above table lays out the unit cost for our soft enamel pins, but does not include any additional costs that can be incurred by choosing upgrade options such as premium backings, special plating options, or cardstock. We breakdown everything in our quote so that t is easy to understand, and there are never any hidden fees. The price we quote you is what you pay. We offer all of our customers free artwork, unlimited revisions and free priority shipping with every order with no commitment to buy and 100% quality guarantee. If your end product does not properly reflect the approved design, we will remake it for you free of charge! What are you waiting for? Get started on your free design today!
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Personalizing Your Hard Enamel Pins
Make sure your pins stand out for all the right reasons by choosing from a range of lapel pin options. We have different style pins such as hard or soft enamel finishes, as well as an array of plating options and various add-ons. Whether you’re searching for colors and textures that communicate luxury, functionality, or class, we have the plating options for you.
Hard enamel pins are not ideal for intricate or fine details due to their manufacturing process. Avoid using tiny lines, small text, or delicate features that may be difficult to reproduce accurately. If you do require intricate detailing, consider using silkscreen on your pins. Silkscreen is perfect for hard enamel since it can only be applied on smooth, raised surfaces.
If want to make a custom hard enamel pin, one thing you should know is that the plating choices are limited. Only polished plating options are available because of the polishing process used to create the smooth, durable surface. The pins are plated after they are colored and polished which makes it impossible to apply antique, rainbow and colored metal platings.
Consider making your hard enamel pins eye catching with added options such as gemstones and glitter enamel. If you are trying to brand your pins or other enamel products, such as keychains or cufflinks, consider including printed cardstock for a more appealing product presentation.
Finishing off your custom design with the right attachment makes a noticeable difference. If you want to add a more professional touch to your pins, the deluxe and jewelry clutches add a high quality look and feel. Hard enamel is also a great option for cufflinks and keychains as it is durable and pairs well with business attire.
Safety Pin Clutch
Safety Pin Clutch
Hard enamel pins, also known as cloisonné pins, are a type of lapel pin that is made using a process in which the colored enamel is layered and then polished to create a flat, smooth surface. These pins are best known for their high quality and durability, making them popular among collectors and enthusiasts.
Hard enamel pins have several pros that make them a popular choice among pin collectors and enthusiasts. Some advantages of hard enamel pins that make them so popular are their superior durability, longevity, and overall quality.
The major differences between hard enamel and soft enamel pins is their coloring and plating processes. Soft enamel pins have a single layer of enamel applied to them while hard enamel pins are created by layering the enamel and the polishing it off to make it smooth. The second significant difference is that because hard enamel pins are plated after coloring, they can only be plated using an electroplating process. This means that while soft enamel pins can be made using all available plating types, hard enamel pins can only be made with polished platings.
While most custom enamel pins range between 1 to 2 inches, there is no “typical size”. The size that best fits your project will be determined by a multitude of factors including, but not limited to your personal preferences, the purpose of the pin, and the level of desired detail. If you’re not sure what size to go with, reach out to one of our sales representatives and we will give you some insight as to what size may work best for you.
The typical turn around time from when you place your order to the time they arrive on your doorstep is roughly 3 weeks. Keep in mind that hard enamel pins take longer to produce because of their coloring process. Therefore, hard enamel pins may not be the best option if you need your pins manufactured as quickly as possible.