Custom & Department or Agency Lapel Pins

April 06, 2017

Lapel pins are generally 1 or 1.5" tall.  They can be made using  a variety of methods, but generally you will hear them described as "soft enamel" or "hard enamel".

For both soft enamel and hard enamel, a mold is created that carries the shape and features of the pin.  Then the shape and features are pressed into the metal of the pin.  The pins are painted with an enamel, and dried.  Pantone colors are used.

With soft enamel pins, the enamel does not completely fill the metal cavities of the pin, leaving a layered look.  The enamel is allowed to air dry.

With hard enamel pins, the enamel does completely fill the metal cavities, and the face of the pin is smooth.  The enamel is baked dry, and the face of the pin is polished.  The process for hard enamel pins is more time consuming and expensive than a soft enamel pin.  Hard enamel pins results in a higher quality lapel pin.

We can do a custom lapel pin of your design, and to your specification.   There is a minimum order of 100 pc, or if the pin is something we can inventory and sell to your agency or department staff we may be able to carry the cost of inventory for you.


We have two lapel pins in production now, and plan to add more pro-Public Safety lapel pins in the future.



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