How Enamel Lapel Pins are created
Creating a custom enamel lapel pin can be a fun and easy way to promote your business.
Once a design has been selected, the process of manufacturing begins. Before enamel lapel pins can be produced, a custom die must be created from your artwork. The die will then be stamped into sheets of metal to create imprints, or reliefs, of your artwork to create the pin. A single die can be used multiple times to manufacture your custom die-cut pins.
For lapel pins (enamel ones), additional steps are required to add colors and finishing. During the die stamping process, areas are created within the pin that will allow the ink to well and pool. The ink is comprised of a special form of liquid enamel and can be adjusted to match the colors within your logo. This process requires that the ink be carefully applied by using hypodermic needles. After the liquid enamel is applied, the pin is baked, which allows the enamel to dry and harden. Once hardened, the enamel remains in place and will not fall out. An optional clear epoxy coating can be applied over the pins. However, unless the pin will be issued as a limited edition or rare collector pin, this step is not necessary.
All Types of Businesses and Organizations Can Use Enamel Pins
Below is a helpful list to give you ideas on how easily you can use lapel pins.
- Enamel lapel pins can be created and issued for any type of business or organization.
- Company pins or corporate lapel pins are often used as a gift for reaching different milestones or goals established by the business.
- Sport pins can be customized for each team. These are also popular ways to commemorate the team for players and fans.
- Non-profit organizations and schools can also have pins created. These are great ways to boost fundraising and can be sold at events in place of candy, candles, and wrapping paper.