Cloisonne' or hard enamel pins are a classic, professional-looking custom pin for when you want the best! They have a smooth glassy finish without the need for epoxy varnish.
- Jewelry grade pieces
- Smooth, glossy finish
- Highest perceived value
- Versatile design capabilities
Custom hard enamel pins, sometimes called cloisonné pins, have a smooth glassy finish without the need for epoxy varnish. These high-quality pins are 20% thicker than other die struck pins, giving them a classic, professional look.
Why Choose Custom Hard Enamel Pins?
Choose cloisonné lapel pins when you want the best! Cloisonné is an ancient metalworking technique developed centuries ago in China during the Ming dynasty. The craft is a multi-step enamel process used to create jewelry, vases, and other decorative items. Custom hard enamel pins are true jewelry-grade products and are often considered collectibles. There is simply no higher quality lapel pin or pin with greater perceived value.
Because of their quality and value, custom hard enamel pins cost more than some other pin creation methods. Cloisonné pins are a great choice for corporate identity, anniversary pins, service pins, and any other situation in which you want the quality of your custom pin to reflect the value that you place its purpose.
When you order custom hard enamel pins from PinMart, you'll get free artwork, a free virtual sample, free die charge, and free UPS ground shipping. Prices include up to four enamel colors, your choice of plating, clutch backing, and individual poly bags.
Is a Cloisonné Pin Right for My Design?
Hard enamel is a great choice for colorful, detailed designs with a jewelry-quality finish. If you're looking for a custom pin that reflects quality, value, and long-lasting appeal, this style is a great choice. For more complex or photorealistic designs, you may want to consider custom printed pins. In a hurry? Consider quick ship pins, which can be delivered in as few as 3 days.
To make a cloisonné lapel pin, we create a die to strike your design in a copper or brass base metal. The shape of your pin is then carefully cut. Glass crushed to a powder and made into a paste (called "frit") is used to fill the recessed areas of the design, then the cloisonné pin is baked at 1600°, to melt the frit, which flows smoothly and fills all voids. The high temperature hardens the frit; this is where the term "hard enamel" comes from. After cooling, the custom hard enamel pin is polished to a smooth finish and electroplated in your choice of metal colors.