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Pins 101 - About Variants


When making an order with Custom Hat Pins we have minumum print orders of 100 pins. But that does not mean that you are stuck getting 100 of the exact same pin. We offer a popular option known as Variants. A variant is considered a recolor of your design. Variants must keep the same outlines and basic shape of your pins, but when production goes to add the colored enamel is where we can change your pin up. You can see in the examples below what that can look like. We do still have mininimums of 25 per variant, so out of our 100 minimum pin order you could get up to 4 seperate variants on that order. The more pins you order, the more variants you can potentially get. It is also possible to get different metals with your variants, so you are not stuck getting the same pin... there are a number of options that you can choose to make your variants unique. 

Many of our customers choose to make a variant to add our Glitter and Glow upgrades to their order. They offer a standard colored variety to their pin, but then have Glow and Glitter varieties to order for their customers. This is a great option if you want to add some variety to your product line, or make smaller limited quantity runs for your customers to make them feel more exclusive. Change pin colors, change pin metals, add glitter, add glow, add epoxy. The sky is the limit when it comes to the choices you can make to get the most out of your pin order with variants. Get pins with a bunch of variants, and inspire your following to collect them all! People love to have a complete set of things. 

Something to keep in mind, we only offer 6 colors with your order, and variants will add to the amount of colors in your order. So if your first pin has 4 colors, and then you have a variant that changes 2 of those colors you are at your 6 color mark. It is simple to add colors when placing an order, in the drop down menu for fill color just select the amount that you think you will need. Or contact artwork@customhatpins.com with your artwork to get an idea of how many colors your design uses and how many each variant will add to your order.

If you have already placed an order and you want to add more... No Problem! We have the Addons Page where you can add more colors to your order at any time. You can also purchase your Glitter and Glow upgrades there if you change your mind after the order has been placed, but before your spec sheet has been sent off to production. If you have any questions we are always here to help just send us an email to let us know what you would like to do with your project. 


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