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Printed Pins - Offset or Silk Screened


Printed Pins are the perfect process for complex designs with multiple colors, color blends, and photo reproductions. Offset Printing is the same process used for printing photographs and other complex images. Silk Screen Printing is used for solid colors and is the same process used to print signs and banners. We can use these same processes for your printed lapel pins. We offer 3 different base metals for printed pins; either brass, stainless steel, or aluminum. Brass is the best and is the only choice if you want your lapel pin plated in bright gold or silver. Stainless steel is a durable choice but can not be plated in gold. Finally aluminum is the most cost effective and lightest base metal but it can not be plated and has a brushed silver look.  

Key Features: Unlimited colors direct printed onto base metal; epoxy varnished for protection; no metal needed to separate colors.

Best uses: Photo reproductions; complicated multicolor designs; budget conscious buyers

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How are printed pins made?

Once your artwork is approved a printing plate or silk screen is made for each color in your lapel pin design. Printing plates are used for offset printed lapel pin designs and silk screens are used for silk screened lapel pins. The colors are than directly applied to a large sheet of brass, stainless steel, or aluminum (depending on the selection of your choice) using the printing plates or silk screens mentioned above. The large sheets of metal are than baked in an oven at 350 degrees to cure the inks. After cooling the sheet are trimmed to reveal the outside shaped of your lapel pin. Each pin is than coated in a non-yellowing epoxy varnish to protect the finish. Finally, the attachment of your choice is applied and your pin is inspected for quality and packaged for shipping.

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Example Price:  


*Many other sizes and quantities available. The above prices are example prices only based on Brass base metal with no plating (brushed brass finish), 4 colors or 4 color process, epoxy varnish, and a standard attachment. For an exact price based on your design and options please fill out our Detailed Quote Request form, or call us at 877-PINMART.


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Our manufacturing processes include:

Die Struck PinsDie Struck Soft Enamel PinsCloisonné Hard Enamel PinsEtched Soft Enamel PinsPrinted PinsMade in the USA PinsQuick Ship PinsTeam Trading PinsRhinestone Pins3D Cast Pins

Custom Lapel Pin uses:

Team Trading Pins – Employee Recognition – Corporate Identity – Brand Awareness – Motivation – Fundraisers – Patriotic – Trade Shows – Membership – School Spirit – New Product Introductions – Collectibles


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