A Guide to Available Finishes on Lapel Pins
There are so many options to choose from when it comes to purchasing lapel pins that it is important to have a basic knowledge of the different styles of enamel and how they are made. Die struck pins produce a multidimensional exterior that can hold different color fills in the recesses. Many of the pins made by National Custom Insignia are die struck, but some are handcrafted and polished like Hard Enamel.
Hard Enamel pins are high-quality and sturdy. Enamel paste is used to fill the pin and then they are put in a kiln to be fired. Hard Enamel pins are extremely strong are usually made by hand. Soft enamel pins offer bright color choices with meticulous detailing. These pieces are attractive and affordable. High polished enamel has a more glossy finish than some of the other enamels and offers a superior look without the extravagant cost.
Antique finishes are designed to emanate a traditional look with more definition in the shading areas. The polished foreground is brighter than the darker background section. Precious metal pins are produced with 10 and 14 Karat gold or silver. These pins are valuable and a worthwhile investment. The soft enamel pins have the best value and include up to 5 enamel colors and your choice of bright or antique plated finishes.
USA Printed lapel pins are becoming very widely used because of the speed that orders can be completed in and the quality of the images on the pins. Any digital art file can now be converted into a lapel pin with just a simple upload from your computer files. Pins can also be made with enhancements such as consecutive numbering, a back stamp or gemstones. Since there are so many options for enamel and metal content, creating a truly stunning lapel pin should be nearly effortless with the right artistic advice and guidance.