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Soft enamel pins, filled with colored enamel, relief, 3D appearance, the most sold pins.
The soft enamel lapel pins are less expensive than hard enamel pins, but the quality is high and gives a 3D look that hard enamel pins do not have. More than 70% to 80% of lapel pins made is of soft enamel pins. Because of the lower cost and good quality, these pins are very suitable for sports clubs, associations, small and large companies, as a souvenir and promotional material.
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How soft enamel pins are made?
Soft enamel is the most common technique for making lapel pins or metal badges. The pins / metal badges pins are knocked out of a mold, then colorfull enamel fillings are poured into the stamped recesses parts of the metal. The metal raised metal parts act as a wall to hold the enamel fillings.
Then they are baked at a high temperature. The edges/raised metal parts separating the colors are galvanized/electroplated. You will feel the relief surface of the pins. The result is a pin or pin with a 3D look and vibrant colors.
Materials of lapel pins
The most common materials for making lapel pins are copper, iron, stainless steel, zinc alloy, aluminum and PVC.
- Copper: Copper is a somewhat soft material and is suitable for the manufacture of lapel pins(eg for hard enamel pins, 3D medals) with clear and fine lines.
- Iron and stainless steel are, compared to copper, hard material and more cost effective. Iron is most commonly used for soft enamel pins and stainless steel for full-color metal printed pins.
- Zinc alloy is used for pins made by an injection molding process. They are most commonly used for double-sided medals, coins and lapel pins with sharp shapes. It is cost effective with high quanitity and it gives a better 3D effect.
- Aluminum is most commonly used for the production of printed pins.
Depending on your design, budget and the desired quantity, we will determine the most suitable material for you.
What is the optimal size of a lapel pin?
The best size of a lapel pin depends on the application, design, pin type and budget. The most common sizes are 16 mm, 19 mm, 22 mm and 25 mm , 29 mm, and 35 mm
For business application, the normal size is 15-20 mm. You want to keep the size subtle and avoid overdone.
The size of carnval lapel pins is usually 35-40 mm
For other purpose, the usual size is 25-30 mm.
If you are not sure about the size, we recommed you to print out the real size on a piece of paper and cut it out and check if the size is ok.
you can compare it to the size of a euro coin to have an impression of the size.
Do you want to know more about the possibilities? Then you can email us the design, the desired number and the desired size, then we can make a proposal for you.
Closure options for pins?
|butteryfly||Rubber attachment||Safety attachmet type 1|
|Safety attachment type 2||Safety attachment type 3||Stick pins|
|Tie back||Key chain||Cufflink|
|Magnet attachment||U clip||Screw
|Plastic ploybag (free)||Velvet bag|
|Velvet jewel box||Transparant box|
|carton box||coin capsule|
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