offset printed / silk screen - an image of your design is transferred from a photographic negative onto the surface of the metal. your design is then etched into the brass using an acid-reaction process. all the acids and other impurities are carefully rinsed off. the indentations are then filled with the enamel colors. colors are inserted by hand, one at a time, using different sized syringes. the sheet of metal is then fired at 450f for 12 to 15 minutes. pins are then cut out of the sheet according to your custom design. non-colored (raised) sections of the pin are then plated to a shiny gold finish. an optional epoxy protective coating (dome) can then be applied to protect the color enamels from fading or cracking over time.
-copper / zinc alloy / iron

-the standard silk- screened lapel pin colors are based on the pantone color chart.

-epoxy coating is optional
-gold / silver / nickel / copper plating

what are the advantages of printed pins?
-great for promotional products, conventions, company gifts or giveaways.
-they have a high perceived value.
-the process allows us to accurately match pantone colors.
features and benefits of printed pins:

is an excellent choice for better view.
-uses raised and recessed metals to depict the design.
-cut out shapes can be used to emphasize text and logo.
-all of our lapel pins are individually poly bagged.

-pantone colors are utilized and protected with an epoxy dome.