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Pins 101 - About Soft Enamel Pins

Soft Enamel Pins

Soft Enamel Pins are the most popular choice when it comes to creating enamel pins and is a favorite for beginners and pin veterans alike. They can be made with richer and more vibrant color options using the Pantone color pallet. Soft Enamel Pins are known for their affordability and are perfect for promoting your brand, and creating unique merchandise for your project. 

These pins feature solid colors outlined by raised metal edges and lines. The raised metal areas give the pins what could be called an embossed appearance, and give you a lot of versatility in design options. They come with a variety of plating options and dyed metal options, and don’t let the name fool you, these pins are made out of premium base metal, so they’re not bendable or plastic.

Soft enamel pins are die struck which means they are stamped, this leaves recessed and raised portions of the design. The recessed areas are then filled with enamel paints which sits lower than the raised metal lines. The Pins are then allowed to air dry which causes the enamel to settle a bit, giving the pin an almost 3D look to it. 

Due to the thin metal lines surrounding each of the painted areas, the enamel is held in place on the pin. You can actually feel the raised lines if you move your finger over the pin, giving it a more tactile feel. They are very similar to our hard enamel pins with the raised metal lines. But unlike a hard enamel pin, you can feel the raised lines if you gently rub a thumb or finger on the pin. Our custom soft enamel hat pins can be made in nearly any size or shape. Thus, the process of manufacturing your pin will accommodate nearly any design you have in mind.

Soft enamel pins are a great option when you need high quality at an affordable price. Due to the air curing process for the enamel they are less durable than their hard enamel counterparts which are heat cured. If you plan on producing pins whose use will include a lot of wear and tear, you may want to look at our hard enamel pin options!

We can turn almost any design into a soft enamel pin, so it doesn't matter if you have an EPS/AI file or just a hand drawing, picture, or sketched concept. We are here to assist you through the entire process with our art department. 

The Best of Soft Enamel:

- Dimensional finish (Embossed Look)
- Budget friendly
- Full range of solid enamel colors
- Various Plating & Dyed Metal options


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