Common Questions About Printed Pins
What Materials Do You Use for Printed Pins?
For silkscreen and 4-color CMYK process we use an aluminum, or stainless steel material with a bronze, or nickel plating. Your design is printed directly onto the metal and an epoxy coating is placed on top of the pin in order to protect it from fading.
How do I know if I need a Silkscreen or a 4-Color CMYK Process?
Silkscreen work well for designs with solid colors and not a lot of details.
4-Color CMKY printing is used for designs with photographs, gradients or tiny details.
How long does it take to get my printed pins made?
Printed pins are one of the fastest pins we can produce for you. How fast can be made will depend somewhat on the complexity of the design: a custom shaped, silk-screen pin can be made in 10 working days (or even less).
What type of art file do I need to supply to you?
As with any other custom product, the better the quality of the original designs, the better the product will turn out.
We accept image files (JPG, PNG, PSD) or vector files (AI, CDR). For bitmap files, we recommend sending files at 300dpi at actual size.
If you have your logo on a bitmap version and want to add some text, we can do it for you.
Any limitations on size, or number of colors?
There is almost no limit to the size of a printed pin. There is no limit on the number of colors that can be accomplished with a CMYK pin, but the setup price of silk-screening pins do increase with the number of colors.