How To Create Custom Pins

If you need to create custom pins you've come to the right place! Quality Lapel Pins has been manufacturing custom enamel pins for over 25 years. It all starts with your idea, that we turn it into vector artwork. Once you've approved the artwork we send it to our production team. They use your artwork to create custom pins! Whether you need soft enamel pins, hard enamel pins, antique pins or photo pins, we can help! View our options page to see everything we have available. Don't see what you need on there? Just ask us! We are ready to take your call or chat online. You won't find a custom pin maker with better customer service than us. When you call our Colorado office you will speak with an artist who can answer your questions.

We are the leading manufacturer of custom enamel pins. When you’ve finalized your artwork, our production team turns your idea into reality. If you’ve been wondering how to make your own pins then look no further. Here is how the process works:

When we create enamel pins, we use your artwork to create a unique die. This is then stamped into metal to create the recessed design which is cut out to shape for the base of the pin. The pin base is plated in gold, silver, gunmetal or black, then the recesses are filled with coloured enamel paint, separated by the tiny raised walls made by the lines you created at the design stage.

To create a soft enamel pin, one layer of enamel paint is applied to the recessed areas of the pin. Once this is dry, the pin sits slightly lower than the metal walls of the pin to give it a ridged finish. Soft enamel pins are a cheaper option to produce and are ideal if you’re creating pins for promotional events. Although they are hard-wearing, they’re less durable than their hard enamel counterparts.

To make a hard enamel pin, the enamel paint is applied in multiple layers to the recessed areas of the pin. The paint sits level with the raised metal walls and the surface created is smooth and flat. The paint is then set at a high temperature and polished until it’s glossy, this gives it an exceptionally durable, hard-wearing finish.

If you’ve ordered special features for your custom pins it can take a little longer to add glitter, spinners, blinking lights, and danglers. Get started on your one of a kind enamel pin by filling out a free quote today!

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