Lapel pins are frequently used as symbols of achievement and belonging in different organizations. Lapel pins from the organization are often collected by members and non-members alike.
Businesses also use lapel pins to designate achievement and membership. Lapel pins are a common element of employee recognition programs, and they are presented to individuals as a symbol of an accomplishment. Like fraternity and sorority pins, these lapel pins instill a sense of belonging to an elite group of performers at the organization. Businesses also award lapel pins to employees more frequently to boost employee morale, productivity, and employee engagement.
In recent years, pin collecting and trading has also become a popular hobby. Demand for pin designs based on popular cartoon characters and themes such as Disney, Betty Boop, and Hard Rock Cafe has surged and led to the creation of pin trading events and other social activities. Disney pin trading is a prime example of this.
1: Stamping Molding
Molds the metal surface to form the design.
2: Outline Cutting
Cutting molds are made separately, then cut to the exact outline of the design.
Additional outline cutting molds may be required depending on the complexity of the design. * If a center hole or cut-out is required, an additional cut-through mold must be used.
Solder attachment onto the back of each piece.
The metal surface is then polished until it is smooth and shiny.
Plating now can be processed. can be plated gold,silver,copper,nickel,antique nickel,antique gold,antique silver,antique bronze,antique copper,dual plating can also be selected for special requirements.
Soft enamel is carefully inserted by hand, one color at a time, using different sized syringes.
Excess color and impurities are then wiped off the metal surfaces.
The metal piece is baked at approximately 450F for 12 to 15 minutes.
Step 9: Epoxy Coating
Clear epoxy is then applied to the surface to protect the enamel from color fading and cracking (Epoxy coating is optional and provided according to customer’s requirements).
The standard colors are based on the Pantone Chart.
General Soft enamel coloring requires a surrounding metal space to ensure good quality painting results. Therefore, it is usually necessary to allow for a blank metal rim (0.3 mm minimum).
Almost all manufacturing is currently done in China,Inexpensive labor in China has made non-Chinese production of lapel pins non-existent.