Colour Methods for Metal Lapel Pins

Cloisonné (Hard Enamel) Lapel Pins V.S. Imitation (Soft) Hard Enamel Lapel Pins

Cloisonné (Hard Enamel) Lapel Pins

Cloisonné lapel pins is the highest quality product, and also called hard enamel pins, which normally created by a sheet of high quality copper.The painting process used in cloisonné enamel pins starts with enamel powder or mineral ore then burned at over 800°C degrees to harden and cure the enamel. Traditional Cloisonné lapel pins can be preserved for many years, it is a symbol of achievement and frequently used by different organizations. After polishing smooth, you can rub your finger over a cloisonné lapel pin you will feel smooth and you will not feel the metal borders/ridges.

Nowadays, Imitation (Soft) Hard Enamel Lapel Pins are replaced to Cloisonné pins due to similar appearance, affordable price and color choices (PMS Pantone colors is available)

Cloisonné (Hard Enamel) Lapel Pins

Metal Material

Copper

Colour Cloisonné (Hard Enamel) Lapel Pins

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Colour Cloisonné (Hard Enamel) Lapel Pins

Imitation(Soft)Hard Enamel Lapel Pins

Metal Material

Die Struck Iron / Die Struck Brass / Die Struck Copper / Die Cast Zinc Alloy

Colour Imitation(Soft) Hard Enamel Lapel Pins

Matching PMS Pantone colors, but still limiting.

Various Plating Chart

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Imitation(Soft) Hard Enamel Lapel Pins

Cloisonné (Hard Enamel)/

Imitation (Soft) Hard Enamel

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  • Hard Enamel; Cloisonné
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  •  Imitation Hard Enamel; Soft Hard Enamel; epola
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Soft Enamel Pins

Soft enamel pins are the most popular pin types and offer great appearance at an affordable price, especially appropriate used for corporate pins and team trading pins.

Colors are stored in syringes and applied by injection in the recessed areas and then bake the enamel hard. The enamel clings to the edges and recessed below the metal die line (that stops the enamels from mixing), meaning the paint is at a lower level than the metal borders surrounding.  If you rub your finger over a soft enamel pin you will feel the raised metal lines.

We also can add epoxy coating onto soft enamel to protect the enamel and make the enamel smooth and flat.

Metal Material

Die Struck Iron / Die Struck Brass / Die Struck Copper / Photo Etched Brass / Die Cast Zinc Alloy

Various Plating Chart

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Colour Soft Enamel Pins

Matching PMS Pantone colors

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Soft Enamel Lapel Pins

Soft Enamel Metal Line

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Two-Tone Die Struck Lapel Pins

One of the features of die struck pins is classic and produce only with a simple metal (without colors filling). Die struck lapel pins are made with a sheet of raw metal. Then, the mold is produced depending on your design and struck under extreme pressure. Multiple strikes are necessary required to ensure your design into the metal. Once the pin design is shaped onto the raw metal, the strip will be cut perfectly and separated into smaller strips. As the final procedure has been finished, it can be worked in many ways: plating, polishing or antiquing.

Metal Material

Die Struck Iron / Die Struck Brass / Die Struck Copper / Photo Etched Brass / Die Cast Zinc Alloy

Various Plating Chart

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Die struck lapel pins without colors

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Printing Lapel Pins

99% of printing lapel pins normally with epoxy coating or lacquer coating on the surface to prevent ink to fall off.

Metal Material

Brass Material Feature:

The cost is the most expensive but it can be electroplated with the following materials.

Electroplating:

Gold, Nickel, no electroplating

 

Stainless Steel Material Feature:

The color is grey that resembles with the metal nickel. If the surface is magnetic, it means this stainless steel is pure and without any electroplating.

 

Aluminum Material Feature:

The color is also grey that resembles with the metal nickel and it is the lightest material. The price is affordable but aluminum is a sort of non-magnetic material.

 

Printing Methods

Offset Printing Lapel Pins

Offset printing is commonly known as 4 color process printing=CMYK (Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/K-Black) printing which offer full color quality in any image of your design. It is similar to print photos from a printer to present the color, and there is no PMS PANTONE Color instruction. Offset printing is a great option as you wish your pin will be completely the same as your design.

                  


Silkscreen Printing Lapel Pins

Silkscreen printing is appropriate for you request to produce your design that has solid colors and detailed. Each time 1 color is printed after another but the gradient will not be appeared. The colors are normally based on PMS Pantone Color.

            

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