Custom Lapel Pins by ICON Emblem: Mementos for Dress & Trading

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


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


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

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

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)

1How long until I receive my pin order?
Lapel pin orders typically take 2-3 weeks to process. This depends on how quickly we get through the artwork setup, design modifications, and die creation process. It also depends on the factory load and other production factors at the time you place your order. We are often able to accommodate rush orders, so please let us know your deadline when you inquire. We'll let you know if we can work with it.
2What clasp styles are available?
Butterfly clutch, deluxe clutch, and safety pin clasps are the most popular choices.
Butterfly Clutch

This clutch comes standard on most pins

Deluxe Clutch

Preferred by users who give their pins heavy wear and abuse.

Safety Pin Style Clasp
3How will my pins be packaged?
Each pin comes individually wrapped in a poly-bag. We can also bag those up in custom quantities to help you distribute your pins in bulk quantities. If you're giving the pins out as gifts, we can place the pins in small felt pouches or in small jewelry boxes. Pricing for special packaging depends on your order quantity and the size of the pin. Let us know if you're interested in custom packaging and we'll dazzle you with an amazing offer!
4Do you offer design services?
Yes! Most design services are free with purchase. Meaning, we'll gladly help with your art if you're going to order some pins. Most artwork falls in the free category. But, some larger projects will come with an additional hourly charge. Your design rep will let you know if your order qualifies for free art or if there will be an extra charge. Just ask!

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