2024 How to make pins

How do i make enamel pins? This may be a question that has troubled you for a long time. Through this article you will see  how to make enamel pins

1,Designing lapel pins

First, we need the style and design of the lapel pin. Design drawings can be provided by the customer. When the design does not meet the processing requirements, the factory needs to assist the customer to modify the details. Usually use Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, Autodesk AutoCAD, Cinema 4D, Adobe Photoshop. After the two sides reach a consensus and finalize the design, the next step can be taken


The production of pins mold, the calculated pin badge with CDR/Photoshop /Adobe Ilustrator  into the engraving machine program, mold engraving, mold engraved to heat treatment of the mold, strengthen the hardness and durability of the mold.

The mold cannot be changed after engraving. Before carving, you need to confirm the drawing

(The proofing cycle is about seven days, depending on the complexity, and the mold can be saved, if necessary, the same badge can be customized without mold fees)

3,Stamping, die casting

Stamping, die casting
Stamping, the next step after the mold is carved, is to install the mold in the stamping machine and then imprinted on the metal material to make the desired lapel pins pattern
Finally, press the product down according to the shape of the pattern. (Usually use copper, iron, aluminum these 3 metal materials)
Die casting: The zinc alloy raw material is melted into a liquid through high temperature, and then the liquid is injected into the mold to form the required shape. After the metal temperature is lowered, the product can be removed from the mold


After the previous step of stamping/die casting, the metal edge will have a scratching burr
It needs to be polished so that the surface of the product is very smooth and no longer scratches. We usually polish the front, side and back of the product


After the product has been polished, we will proceed to the plating process. There are a lot of colors for electroplating, about 30 kinds, and customers need to choose the colors they need in advance. Most customers choose gold plating and nickel plating. If you need matte effect, we have: matte gold, matte silver, matte black nickel, matte rose gold and other effects; Vintage plating colors are: antique gold, antique silver, antique copper and so on

6,Filling color

The general processes that need to be painted are soft enamel and hard enamel. After the plating process, some enamel pins need to be painted again
The principle of coloring is to paint the color onto the corresponding block with a needle
(There will be metal lines to separate the color blocks, one color per block) and then bake in the oven


Packaging is also a part of testing products, in the packaging of qualified products will default to use opp bags for packaging, (if you need other packaging boxes need to contact the business oh) unqualified products will be reworked to ensure that every product is qualified.

custom pins no minimum

Get quotation for custom enamel pins