LAPEL PINS - TRADING PINS
Pins are always in
It's amazing how versatile custom lapel pins from ICON Emblem really are. Pins are equally appropriate on a dignitary's suit coat lapel as they are cool on a hipster's vintage denim jacket.
Athletic teams, leagues, and all kinds of clubs trade pins at meets and tournaments. Youth groups offer pins as awards to youngsters as congratulations for an exciting achievement. Civic and volunteer groups pin their members as a sign of gratitude. Schools pin star students and graduates, and that pin will accompany the graduate to networking events and alumni reunions for years to come.
One great thing about pins is their small size. Pins are a perfect keepsake. They're an easy and inexpensive memento and they continue look heirloom-quality fantastic decades after they are produced. It's no wonder at all why pin collecting has such an enormous following.
ICON Emblem offers a variety of styles and production methods so you can be sure to get the look you're after. Check out our style guide below and let us know what you want when you request your quote today.
Available from ICON Emblem
Pins come in a variety of shapes, sizes and looks. Materials, colors, and manufacturing processes all factor in to the end result of your truly one-of-a-kind design.
Take a look at a few of these styles to see what style you think will work for your pin. Or, simply ask your knowledgeable ICON Emblem design representative for a suggestion.
Die struck metal with enamel paint fill
Our most popular choice, die cast metal pins are the versatile and affordable option with that classic lapel pin appearance.
Start by choosing what color metal you prefer - silver, gold, and bronze are the most popular choices. Our die cast metal pins are filled in with high quality enamel paints to match the colors in your artwork. The end result is breathtaking.
These pins look great in standard shapes (rectangles, circles, ovals) but they can also be cut out to custom shapes. Let's get creative!
Soft Cloisonne lapel pins are a high quality choice with a refined appearance. Cloisonne involves an ancient glass making process. It's a style used in art and fine jewelry making and, as you can see here, is also a popular choice for lapel pins.
Die Struck metal without coloring
Die struck pins are a popular choice for subdued designs, wings, and one-color shapes. They tend to have a timeless, classic look. Often used on police and military uniforms, they also look good on all kinds of designs.
Have a hand-drawn design that you did in pencil, ink or charcoal? This might be the pin style for you!
Spin Cast lapel pins are great for 3D designs. Spin casting uses centrifugal force to manufacture castings from a rubber mold. It is called spin casting because the mold spins along its central axis while the molten casting metal is poured in through an opening at the top of the mold. The mold continues to spin until the metal is hard. Check out this cute koala design to see what kind of results we can produce.
Photo etched pins give a similar result to die struck pins and are comparatively less expensive because of the more economical manufacturing process. Photo etched pins are created from a photo of your art. The photo is transferred to the surface of a sheet of metal, and then the design is etched into the metal surface. The etched carvings are then filled with enamel paint colors. When the colors are set, the custom shape is cut from the sheet of metal. Then, your pins are finished up with polish and, if you prefer, a clear coating.
Printed pins are ideal for pin designs with lots or colors or when colors blend or fade. Printed pins are metal pins with your artwork printed on top. Just like photo etched and die struck pins, printed pins can be cut into all sorts of sizes. They're covered with a clear protective coating that will help your pins look great for years and years.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
This clutch comes standard on most pins
Preferred by users who give their pins heavy wear and abuse.