Hard Enamel is the obvious choice for customers looking for lapel pins with a fine jewelry finish and higher perceived value. It uses a brilliant colored resin in the filled areas. This piece is baked to harden and then highly polished. This process reveals small details beautifully and gives a glassy smooth finish to each piece. Silk screen printing may be added.
Soft Enamel lapel pins also involve the process of imprinting your design onto a metal surface, Similar in appearance to hard enamel pins. Color is overlaid. Each lapel pin is then fired at 450 degrees and polished. An optional epoxy protective coating called a dome can be applied to protect the color from cracking and fading.
Die Struck is fine detailing and high-quality finishing gives these pins a “jewelry-quality” appearance and high perceived value–without the high cost. The appearance of your custom die-struck pin is characterized by matte-surfaced backgrounds with raised-relief areas that have been highly polished. Pins can also be antique finished.
Offset Print is the perfect alternative when the enamel filled process is not compatible with the design. It enables us to create exact reproduction of your artwork. The printing is done directly on brass or stainless steel and can be plated with gold or nickel plating as an option. An epoxy dome is applied to insure a durable and glossy finish.
Silk Screen Print colors can be printed on color-filled or plated pieces one after another. We also have pad printing machine to print on curve surface. Both methods give the advantage of printing small and fine letters clearly and in different colors. Perfect for logos that need to meet specific corporate guidelines.