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Lapel Pin Types

This is a brief overview of the different types of custom lapel pins commonly ordered and producted today.
Discount Lapel Pin Store is here to help you through the ordering process, so if you're unsure about which type
of product to order, just give us a call at 1-877-513-4811, or e-mail us at sales@discountlapelpinstore.com.

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Hard Enamel lapel pins are created by filling the recessed areas of a metal,
die-struck pin with a high quality enamel. The pins are then baked at very high temperatures
to melt the colored mixture. After the firing process, the pins are sanded flush with the metal
lines that divide the colors. Finally the surface is polished smooth giving the pin a lustrous and
professional finish.

Soft Enamel lapel pins consist of a metal, die-struck base pin injected with Pantone
color-matched enamels. The pins are then cured at a low temperature giving an embossed
effect that can be felt by running your finger over it. There are many metal platings available
including gold, silver, copper and antique. A clear, protective epoxy can be added for lasting
durability and a glossy finish.

Die Struck lapel pins are die cut and stamped out of iron or copper. The raised areas are
generally highly polished and the recessed areas are left matte or sandblasted to give the pin
high contrast. The most common plating is gold, although many other platings are available,
ncluding silver and black nickel. The custom shape and sharp detail of a die-struck lapel pin
provides a professional and sophisticated look.

Offset Digital Print lapel pins are perfect for designs that require gradients or
photographs. Each pin is custom cut with a high quality print of the provided image incased
in a clear, protective epoxy. Unlike most of the other lapel pin processes, metal separating
the colors is not required. That gives us the ability to reproduce any logo exactly as provided.
This is the best process to use if you must have gradients in the design of your custom pin.

Silkscreen lapel pins use an individual spot color printing system directly onto the metal
base. Each color is printed one at a time using individual screens. This allows for
reproducing images without utilizing separating metal lines between colors, providing the
most crisp images and vivid colors. The pins are cut to shape for a completely customized pin.
A clear epoxy coating is added to give the pin a high shine and to provide protection.

Photo Etched lapel pins are the most economical choice. The pins are made from a
thinner cut of brass or iron and are filled with a Pantone color-matched enamel. They are
then cured at a low temperature, and a clear epoxy coat is added to ensure durability and
for a glossy finish. The designs are etched and not stamped like the more populare soft
enamel and hard ename style custom lapel pins.

Once you have a good idea of what style custom lapel pin you are looking for, go ahead and request a Free Quote
We will emal a quote back right away and send a full color digital proof of your custom lapel pin. If you have any
questions feel free to give us a call at 1-877-513-4811 or email us at sales@discountlapelpinstore.com

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