Custom Printed Lapel Pins
We can use different printing processes:
We recommend offset printed pins if:
- Your design has gradients,
- A photograph or
- More than 4 colors.
We recommend screen printed lapel pins if:
Your design just have a couple of small elements that MUST be color filled and is not possible with die-strucking.
We will printed the colors on your pin, one at a time.
We recommend Printed Enamel Pins if:
You need to customize your pin with some design elements screen printed on them, such as text, Years of Service, or Someone’s name.
Printing not possible on Soft Enamel Pins.
Ordering Custom Printed Pins Is Easy With Sienna Pacific
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Common Questions About 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The border is probably the last detail you will consider but you do have options: choose between metal borders (using any of our platings), or bleed printing ( the printing goes all the way to the edge of the pin).
Custom Offset Printed Lapel Pins – Technical Arts
- Product: Lapel Pins
- Style: Offset Printed
- Size: 1.25in
- Backing: Military Clutch
- Border: No Border (Printing to the edge)
We really like these printed lapel pins, because they show many of the reasons why someone would use a printed lapel pin instead of a die-struck one:
1. Gradients: both the outer rim and the center have gradients, which is a no go for a die struck pin
2.White text on blue background: Die-struck pins are color-filled, in the same way a child’s coloring book works – colors are separated from each other by using black (for pins it would be metal) outlines.
3. Very small detail: the amount of details that can be accomplished by die-struck pins are limited by the malleability of the metal used, which is usually a minimum of 0.5 pt., and for a printed pin, it is almost infinite.
The shine you see in this lapel pin is due to the epoxy coating, a thin layer of epoxy is used to protect the colors from fading.
The appropriate pin for your project is most time depending on how much we can maneuver you lapel pin design, as most designs start with a printing conception which is then transformed in a die-struck appropriate one.
When in doubt, just ask!