Custom Hard Enamel Pins
Custom Hard Enamel Pins
Hard enamel pins are desirable for their smooth finish and professional look.
Custom hard enamel pins are loved by expert pin designers. In hard enamel, We fill the enamel colors to the brim of the metal cavity and then polish the enamel flat for a smooth and shiny finish. They are the second most popular style of pin we offer, after Custom Soft Enamel Pins. They are considered to be the fanciest and highest perceived value style of lapel pin. Hard enamel pins are best for simple designs or expert-level designers.
- Minimum Order Quantity - 25 units per design.
- Material - Iron or zinc alloy depending on the shape.
- Enamel Colors - Up to 8 colors included, no set up charges.
- Extras - Add backer cards, laser engraving or custom back stamps on the cart page.
- File Type - Vector preferred but all formats are accepted.
- Plating Options - Included in the unit prices.
- Enamel Color Matching - Full color guide available here.
- Average Production Time - 2-3 weeks after proof approval.
- Average Transit Time - 3-5 business days.
- Rush Options - If you have a firm event date, we'd recommend our USA Rush Printed Pins. Email email@example.com if you want more information.
Upload your artwork
and leave the rest to us.
Submit an order
Great! You have chosen a custom product, uploaded your design and submitted online.
Approve the proof
After we receive your order, we’ll send you unlimited proofs via email and wait for your approval.
Receive your product
Once you have approved your proof your part is done! We’ll ship it quickly to your door.
Why Choose Custom Hard Enamel Pins?
Hard enamel pins are die struck, overfilled with enamel (full color) and then polished down to create a surface that's smooth to the touch. Unlike soft enamel pins they do not have the feeling of being engraved or textured. Sometimes referred to as a hard enamel badge, you can place these jewelry quality pins anywhere; collar, backpack, lapel, or anywhere else. Depending on the size of the order, the enamel is either filled by hand or machine. For bulk orders over 5,000 pieces they are often filled by machine in order to achieve a fast turnaround. Customers also have the option of ordering magnetic backings for projects where the traditional nail/clutch will not do the trick. Sometimes especially small details can be tricky to see on hard enamel pins, so consider soft enamel or print on demand pins if your design is complicated. For example, if your design is a photo -- you would be better suited to order these printed pins. As a manufacturer of personalized pins for over 30 years, we are confident in our promise to be the best enamel pin maker on the internet. Enamel pins custom designs can be created by our artists with unlimited digital revisions.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, we can take any design or logo you have and create custom pins with it. We are experts at translating any artwork to custom product specs. You will receive unlimited proofs/edits after you order and before production starts.
We accept all standard artwork formats. Send us your artwork and we'll provide an online proof. You can request changes to your proof and we will make them for free until you approve a final layout. While we accept all standard artwork formats, we recommend uploading vector artwork when possible (i.e. AI files or EPS files).
Yes we can make basic artwork changes such as adding or deleting text, creating a cut-to-shape outline, removing backgrounds and changing colors. We are not equipped to create your logo or design from scratch. If you are in need of full design services we recommend either attaching images that serve as a starting point or using out creative partner, 99designs.
These pins are made of iron alloy and are extremely durable.
The default thickness and pricing is for 1.2mm. If you need something else please contact us for a custom quote.
Yes we have two options. You can add a custom backstamp or laser engraving. A custom backstamp would be raised metal. Laser engraving is often used to serialize limited edition pins (1/50, 2/50, etc.)
The pins are individually packaged in clear polybags.
Yes, most commonly customers select backer cards and we can also do acrylic or velvet pin boxes. These options are available for extra cost on the cart page.
Yes, you can select any placement during the proofing process.
Yes, we assemble them for you.
They are also individually packaged in cello bags.
Yes you can request this during the proofing process. We strongly discourage this as the pins will likely get scratched in transit. If you select this option you are also accepting the risk the pins are damaged in transit.
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