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WHAT IS ENAMEL PINS?


Enamel Pins also known as lapel pins, nowadays become more and more popular. The enamel pins, although just looks like a tiny metal accessory, but when it’s being well designed, it becomes individual personalized expression. 


Although enamel pins have long been linked to politics and organizations, but they certainly are not confined to the lapel of a jacket. Attach them as a decoration to jackets, pants or backpacks. Use them to promote a fundraising, a social group, or your own business. The enamel pin provides a small, strong form of self-expression that cannot be ignored.


Enamel pins usually means soft enamel pins and hard enamel pins, which are the two of most widely used lapel pins. The different between soft enamel pins and hard enamel pins as below.


Soft enamel pins

Soft enamel pins also known as embossed enamel pins. Place the enamel in the recess and bake the enamel through the oven. In the process, the enamel just added once, which means that when the dried enamel sticks to the edge and below the metal line, this prevents the enamel from mixing. So its surface has the obvious concave and convex feeling, good texture, suitable for the production of some high-end lapel pins.


Hard enamel pins

For hard enamel, the enamel is added several times, make the enamel is flattened to the same level as the metal molding. The quality of enamel is very high. Our hard enamel is the most traditional badge coloring process, its color can be preserved for very long without discoloration. If you put your thumb on a hard enamel pin, it will feel flat and smooth.


How To Make Enamel Pins?  




Step 1:  Design Drawing

Design the lapel pins artwork, with the popularization of computer technology, computer drawing has replaced the manual drawing. Design drawing according to customer’s requirement.


Step 2:  Molding

After the customer confirmed the design drawing, then forwarded it to the programmer in the mould department of the factory. Once the 3D model is completed, A piece of black steel, a mould material, is fixed to the engraving machine, and the computer program compiles it according to the 3D model of black steel, removing the excess metal parts and gradually forming the pattern. After the mold is completed, our staff needs to carefully compare the mold pattern and design drawings to ensure that the mold pattern is correct. Finally, the mold is heat treated to enhance the hardness and durability of the mold.


Step 3: Stamping Molding and outline cutting

The heat-treated mold is mounted on stamping table, The pattern is pressed on different badge making materials such as copper sheets or iron sheets. After stamping molding, Cutting is made separately and then cut to the exact outline of the product. Depending on the complexity of the design, additional contour cutting molds may be required. If you need a central hole or cut-out, another cutting mold must be used.


Step 4: Polishing

Put the metal products into the polishing machine, remove the burrs of stamping and polish it until it is smooth and shiny.

Polishing hemp wheel is divided into many types, including medium hard hemp wheel, hard hemp wheel, soft cloth wheel, etc. Medium hard hemp wheel, six rounds of car line, specially used for enamel insignia and copper soft enamel pins. Hard hemp, The whole line of hard hemp wheel is dense, which is specially used for iron products. Buren, if the customer wants to get a smooth surface or mirror gloss, we need to use a cloth wheel to polish the product.


Step 5: Attachment

Solder the standard attachment or customer required parts onto the back of each piece.

Here several types can be choose: butterfly clutch cap. Rubber cap, safety pin, magnet and double butterfly or rubber cap and so on.


Step 6: Electroplating

Electroplating is the process of plating a thin layer of other metals or alloys on the surface of certain metals using the electrolysis principle. It is the use of electrolysis to attach a metal film to the surface of metal or other materials to prevent metal. Oxidation, improve wear resistance, conductivity, reflective, anti-corrosion and enhance aesthetics.

Electroplating is very important part in the process of lapel pins. According to customer requirements, the enamel pins can be plated with gold, silver, nickel, copper and so on. The quality of electroplating changes with the length of time the metal is immersed in electroplating solution.


Step 7: Coloring

After plating, the colors are matched according to the color code on the color chart, and then coloring is required. Each layer of color needs to be dried, and then on the second color, the general badge needs to be 3-4 colors. Using different sizes syringes to prevent defects, a high level skill is needed to maintain each color and correct tannins. After all colors are finished, it is necessary to add high-temperature curing to the color.


Step 8: Cleaning and Baking

The excess impurities will be removed from the metal surface. And then the metal piece is baked at high temperature to enhance color fastness.


Step 9: Inspection and Package

After careful inspection, In general each enamel pin is individually poly bagged or packaging according to customer’s requirement.  We can provide different packing according to different requirements of customers. Sealed plastic bags are the most common. In addition, we also provide paper cards, velvet bags, velvet boxes, plastic boxes.


How To Make Hard Enamel Pins?




Step 1: Design Drawing

Design the lapel pins artwork, with the popularization of computer technology, computer drawing has replaced the manual drawing. Design drawing according to customer’s requirement.


Step 2: Molding

After the customer confirmed the design drawing, then forwarded it to the programmer in the mould department of the factory. Once the 3D model is completed, A piece of black steel, a mould material, is fixed to the engraving machine, and the computer program compiles it according to the 3D model of black steel, removing the excess metal parts and gradually forming the pattern. After the mold is completed, our staff needs to carefully compare the mold pattern and design drawings to ensure that the mold pattern is correct. Finally, the mold is heat treated to enhance the hardness and durability of the mold.


Step 3: Stamping Molding and Outline Cutting

The heat-treated mold is mounted on stamping table, The pattern is pressed on different badge making materials such as copper sheets or iron sheets. After stamping molding, Cutting is made separately and then cut to the exact outline of the product. Depending on the complexity of the design, additional contour cutting molds may be required. If you need a central hole or cut-out, another cutting mold must be used.


Step 4: Polishing

Put the metal products into the polishing machine, remove the burrs of stamping and polish it until it is smooth and shiny.

Polishing hemp wheel is divided into many types, including medium hard hemp wheel, hard hemp wheel, soft cloth wheel, etc. Medium hard hemp wheel, six rounds of car line, specially used for enamel insignia and copper soft enamel pins. Hard hemp, The whole line of hard hemp wheel is dense, which is specially used for iron products. Buren, if the customer wants to get a smooth surface or mirror gloss, we need to use a cloth wheel to polish the product.


Step 5: Attachment

Solder the standard attachment or customer required parts onto the back of each piece.

Here are several types of attachments to choose: butterfly clutch cap. Rubber cap, safety pin, magnet and double butterfly or rubber cap and so on.


Step 6: Electroplating

Electroplating is the process of plating a thin layer of other metals or alloys on the surface of certain metals using the electrolysis principle. It is the use of electrolysis to attach a metal film to the surface of metal or other materials to prevent metal. Oxidation, improve wear resistance, conductivity, reflective, anti-corrosion and enhance aesthetics.

Electroplating is very important part in the process of lapel pins. According to customer requirements, the enamel pins can be plated with gold, silver, nickel, copper and so on. The quality of electroplating changes with the length of time the metal is immersed in electroplating solution.


Step 7: Coloring

After plating, the colors are matched according to the color code on the color chart, and then coloring is required. Each layer of color needs to be dried, and then on the second color, the general badge needs to be 3-4 colors. Using different sizes syringes to prevent defects, a high level skill is needed to maintain each color and correct tannins. After all colors are finished, it is necessary to add high-temperature curing to the color.


Step 8: Cleaning and Baking

The excess impurities will be removed from the metal surface. And then the metal piece is baked at high temperature to enhance color fastness.


Step 9: Polishing again

Put the metal products into the polishing machine again. Make sure that the colored part of the lapel pins is almost in the same plane with the surrounding metal lines.


Step 10: Electroplating again

After finishing the polishing process, the hard enamel pins will be plated again. By electroplating again, the surface layer of decorative protection and various functions can be obtained on the mechanical products, and also the worn and mismachined parts can be repaired.


Step 11: Inspection and Package

After careful inspection, In general each enamel pin is individually poly bagged or packaging according to customer’s requirement.  We can provide different packing according to different requirements of customers. Sealed plastic bags are the most common. In addition, we also provide paper cards, velvet bags, velvet boxes, plastic boxes.



How To Choose The Suitable Style At How To Make Enamel Pins?


Soft enamel Pins

Soft enamel pins is one of the most popular style of custom lapel pins. Because it has a exceptional appearance and affordable price. The raised metal surfaces are polished to mirror finish, while the concave metal areas are filled with enamel paint. The paint we use is specially mixed for each order, which enables us to accurately match the colors of pantone and your brand standards. The color of the metal recess is in stark contrast to the polished metal. it shows the bright colors, clear and bright lines and exquisite metal texture.


Hard Enamel Pins

Hard enamel pins will be your first choice if you need the highest quality custom enamel pins. For centuries, hard enamel has been used to create some of the world’s most beautiful decorative things and art. The process used to create hard enamel pins, known as cloisonné, it shows a flat and smooth appearance. The color is used by hand with a small brush and fine wire divides each color, then heat ti high temperature and polish to create bright, smooth and hard enamel.


Antique Lapel Pins

The antique craft on the enamel pin is a very classic style. They are die stuck with copper or iron, and then plated with antique gold, copper, silver or bronze etc for your choice. Antique polishing is applied to the metal and then gently polished, leaving an ancient appearance on the newly made pin.


Baseball Lapel Pins

Baseball Lapel Pins will be the perfect solution that can get your players together both on the field and off the court, and cultivate team spirit and love of the game. Guarantee the best price with excellent design for your team. There are two styles you can choose, the Soft enamel or offset printed.


Sandblast Lapel Pins

Sandblast Lapel Pins are made of high quality metal materials, the raised area is highly polished and has a bright appearance, while the concave surface is matte or sandblasted, creating a strong contrast. Sandblast Lapel Pins also can be colored, they can be colored by soft enamel or hard enamel, shows us a amazing appearance.


3D/Cut Out Lapel Pins

3D/Cut out Lapel Pins show us a very stereoscopic appearance. A 3D lapel pin will have multiple surface layers at multiple angles to create a three-dimensional look and feel. 3D castings can be made in any size and shape, and can be in many different patterns, use with options or finished products. Through the three-dimensional representation of the design, show us a real and beautiful image.


Offset Print Pins

Offset Print Pins also called 4-colors process. The high-resolution graphics can be imprinted perfectly on the lapel pins. So that the most detailed shadows, gradients, and text can be presented with outstanding colors and clarity.


American Flag Pins

American Flag Pins are crafted by the high quality metal to display American spirit and show your support for our country.


Awareness Pins

Awareness Pins are wonderful for Awareness Organizations and Events, it’s perfect to show your support for a public cause and make a great gift for your fundraiser.


Why Choose How To Make Enamel Pins To Making Your Own Enamel Pins?


How to make enamel pins already have over 20 years experience on custom enamel pins in local area, we have our own factory and production lines, but now we are turning to an online store. We know what you really want. We can make it.


Ÿ   Factory direct price both for retail and wholesale 

Ÿ   Free artwork and proof of design

Ÿ   Quality raw material guarantee – Based on copper majority

Ÿ   Proficient in coloring, finely polished, smooth surface and shiny

Ÿ   Plating 24K gold, genuine materials

Ÿ   Quality accessories - copper butterfly clutch cap majority

Ÿ   Strict inspection for every product

Ÿ   On- time delivery and rush service without extra charge

Ÿ   Professional and Friendly customer service



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