Custom Label Pins are perfect to display your organization or any affiliation for that matter. As proud as you are to be part of this group, you can also proudly wear its symbol with a classy, finely polished label pin. There’s no denying your love and loyalty to the group now because you will be wearing its symbol with pride every time you come to work. But you may wonder, how does this precious little thing, in all its beauty, come to life?
Custom label pins are made in different ways, mostly depending on what type they are. A few examples of how label pins are made are gathered here so that you can have an idea of how your symbol of corporate pride is created.
Generally, pins are created from metal materials, usually including steel, copper, iron, brass, or aluminum. These materials are hammered into sheets. From these sheets, the design, shape and structure of the pins are stamped out. Cloisonné label pins tend to have sharper, more defined colors than all of the other pins. When the outline is created, the pin is filled with colored powder resins—one by one in respective colors. These resins are glass-like and become hard and glossy after it is heated in the oven. It will then be cooled down so that the finishing touches can be applied to ensure that it will appear as jewel-like as possible. Another type of custom label pins are soft enamel pins. Soft enamel pins can be made in the same way as cloisonné, only its colors rest below the metal strip surface. The process uses enamel colors to fill the pools of the pins so that the design will be achieved. There is another type of soft enamel pins which carry the same components of in terms of weight and style but has more complex and colorful designs. Etched enamel pins are created by etching chemical photographic negatives into the metal plate of the pin. This makes the design of the pin stick into the surface before it is colored by hand and then heated afterwards. After all of these, the soft enamel pins are finally covered with epoxy coating to protect the colors of the pins.
Aside from the three processes mentioned above, there are still other ways of creating custom label pins. Some types make use of the silk screen process to put color into the surface of the pins. Silk screen printing is seldom used but is very efficient for coloring. Another way of applying color into the pins is through offset printing, which allows the colors in the pins to blend. Unlike the silk screen process and other more methods for making label pins, offset printing does not limit the number of colors that can be used to make the pins. This is best for magazine type designs.
The die-struck pin, on the other hand, does not use any other color except the metal color. It is simply stamped from a sheet of metal—any metal preferred by the customer. The usual material used for die-struck pins are copper. The entire design of the pin is directly stamped into the sheet, and then the outline is cut out. A few parts of the surface of the pin are raised to provide emphasis to the design. After that, it will be plated on finishes such as gold, silver, bronze, etc. The polished product is what comes out into the public.
The intricate designs of the custom label pins are intended to make them very personalized. Since these pins display the pride and glory, that is, of your corporation, group, or organization’s name, it is created to look the part as well. Label pins are simply made to embody the symbol of beauty and elegance to establish the pride you have for your group.