Lapel Pins – Production Processes

Compare the different processes:


Cloisonné Hard Enamel
Cloisonné Hard Enamel

 

Cloisonné Hard Enamel

Cloisonné is an art that was developed over 6,000 years ago in China. Each design is stamped into metal, plated and the recessed areas are filled with cloisonné paste then hard fired and hand polished until perfectly smooth. A beautiful glass-like finish makes Cloisonné the first choice for those who require the very finest items. When intricate details are essential, screen printing may be added.

Standard Thickness:1.2mm – 2.0mm

Plating: Gold, Nickel, Copper, Brass, Black Nickel, Silver, Chromium, Matt Gold, Matt nickel, Matt black nickel, Matt Silver, Antique Gold, Antique Silver, Antique Copper, Antique Brass

Epoxy: No Epoxy Coating

Color: AOKI Chart

Minimums: Normal MOQ 500pcs. A charge of $80 (V) applies to all orders under 500pcs. Absolute minimum is 300pcs.

For Pricing Call: 1-800-851-8951


 

 Epola (Semi Cloisonné)

Epola (Semi Cloisonné)
Epola (Semi Cloisonné)

Epola is also known as Imitation Cloisonné, Semi Cloisonné or Imitation Hard Enamel. Epola Process, either in Die Stuck Brass or Die Cast Zinc, uses brilliant colored resin in the recessed areas, which allows for PMS color matching. It reveals a glassy smooth finish to each piece.

Die Cast Zinc Epola can add cut-outs at no additional charge and more economical. When intricate detail or an exact reproduction of a logo is essential, screen printing may also be added to the pin.

Standard Thickness:1.2mm – 2.0mm

Plating: Gold, Nickel, Copper, Brass, Black Nickel, Silver, Chromium, Matt Gold, Matt nickel, Matt black nickel, Matt Silver, Antique Gold, Antique Silver, Antique Copper, Antique Brass, Two Tone

Epoxy: No Epoxy Coating

Color: Pantone Color Chart

Minimums: Normal MOQ 500pcs. A charge of $80 (V) applies to all orders under 500pcs. Absolute minimum is 300pcs.

For Pricing Call: 1-800-851-8951


Soft Enamel
Soft Enamel

 

Soft Enamel

Die Struck Brass Soft Enamel has the same thickness as Cloisonné and Epola. The recessed areas are hand-filled with brilliant enamel colors and can be PMS color matched.

Die Cast Zinc Enamel lapel pin has the same look as Die Struck Brass Enamel but is more cost effective and another advantage is no additional cost for inside holes or cutouts.

Standard Thickness:1.2mm – 2.0mm

Plating: Gold, Nickel, Copper, Brass, Black Nickel, Silver, Chromium, Matt Gold, Matt nickel, Matt black nickel, Matt Silver, Antique Gold, Antique Silver, Antique Copper, Antique Brass, Two Tone

Epoxy: Available with or without Epoxy Coating

Color: Pantone Color Chart

Minimums: Normal MOQ 500pcs. A charge of $80 (V) applies to all orders under 500pcs. Absolute minimum is 300pcs.

For Pricing Call: 1-800-851-8951


Photo Etching
Photo Etching

 

Photo Etching

Photo Etched Enamel Process uses rich vibrant colors and is good with detail. This process will make any logo or design come to life and can be PMS color matched. Silkscreen colors can also be added to enhance those extra fine details. An epoxy dome can be added without extra charge.

Standard Thickness: 0.8mm

Plating: Gold, Nickel, Brass, Black Nickel,

Epoxy: Available with or without Epoxy Coating

Color: Pantone Color Chart

Minimums: Normal MOQ 500pcs. A charge of $80 (V) applies to all orders under 500pcs. Absolute minimum is 300pcs.

For Pricing Call: 1-800-851-8951


 

Offset printing

Offset printing
Offset printing

Offset Printing 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 the metal. The material can be brass, aluminum, or stainless steel, and can be plated with gold or nickel. An epoxy dome is normally applied to ensure a durable and glossy finish.

Standard Thickness: 0.8mm

Plating: Gold, Nickel

Epoxy: With Epoxy Coating

Color: C.M.Y.K.

Minimums: Normal MOQ 500pcs. A charge of $80 (V) applies to all orders under 500pcs. Absolute minimum is 300pcs.

For Pricing Call: 1-800-851-8951


 

Silk Screen on Hard Enamel
Silk Screen on Hard Enamel

Silk Screen Printing on Hard Enamel

Silk Screen Printing; Colors are either silk screened or pad printed on plated or color filled pieces

Standard Thickness:0.8mm

Plating: Gold, Nickel, Brass, Black Nickel

Epoxy: Available with or without Epoxy Coating

Color: Pantone Color Chart

Minimums: Normal MOQ 500pcs. A charge of $80 (V) applies to all orders under 500pcs. Absolute minimum is 300pcs.

For Pricing Call: 1-800-851-8951


 

Zinc Alloy Injection Molded
Zinc Alloy Injection Molded

Zink Alloy Injection

Zinc Alloy Enjection molded items can be simple lapel pins to sophisticated multi function pins, medallions, keychains etc. Hot liquid molten alloy is injected into a mold. Injection molding is recommended for products larger than 2" in length, and for lapel pins or keychains that have numerous cutouts. Zinc alloy injection is a great substitute material to brass. The recessed areas are hand-filled with brilliant enamel colors and can be PMS color matched.

Standard Thickness:1.2mm – 2.0mm for pins.

Plating: Gold, Nickel, Copper, Brass, Black Nickel, Silver, Chromium, Matt Gold, Matt nickel, Matt black nickel, Matt Silver, Antique Gold, Antique Silver, Antique Copper, Antique Brass, Two Tone

Epoxy: Available with or without Epoxy Coating

Color: Pantone Color Chart

Minimums: Normal MOQ 500pcs. A charge of $80 (V) applies to all orders under 500pcs. Absolute minimum is 300pcs.

For Pricing Call: 1-800-851-8951


 

Photo Paper Printing (Express)

Express Lapel Pins
Express Lapel Pins

Photo Paper Printing is an exact reproduction of the artwork with no modifications. An epoxy dome will be added for protection. We offer 5-7 day Express Service on our stock shape.

Epoxy: With Epoxy Coating

Color: Pantone Color Chart

Minimums: Normal MOQ for Photo Paper Process is 100pcs.

For Pricing Call: 1-800-851-8951

 

 


 

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