Posts Tagged ‘Enamel Pins’

Years of Service Pins for “The Republic of Texas”

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  • Product: Custom Lapel Pins
  • Style: Die-Struck
  • Plating: Black Nickel
  • Colors: Hard Enamel

This lapel pin is a little sample of a very larger of award pins, with several different denominations for the years.

Even if our minimum order is stated as 100, or 50 pins, we can also accommodate smaller orders with little changes like this one.

The little ‘trick’ we did, in order to make produce a classy lapel pin and at the same time make it cost effective, was to struck one design, to use hard enamel colors, which provided us with a smooth surface and then print the individual year of service over the hard enamel color.

This is one of the many combinations we come up to help our customers create a great quality product with excellent perceived value at the best cost.

Ready to start your lapel pin project? Just request a free quote or give us a call at 1.888.720.2115 and one of our sales representatives will help you promptly.

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Breast Cancer Pins To Raise Awareness

pink ribbon pinBreast cancer pins and other awareness products have become very popular in recent years.  This is due in part to a growing trend of items “for a cause,” with proceeds often donated to research foundations or charitable organizations.

Pink ribbon pins, t-shirts, pink handbags and other breast cancer awareness goods are also popular due to the overwhelming number of lives this life-threatening illness touches.  The National Cancer Institute estimates that 1 in 8 women will suffer from breast cancer at some point in their lives, leaving families, friends and communities to come together in support of the women they love.

Not only do breast cancer pins show support for the struggles of women suffering from this illness, they also support research and other programs dedicated to breast cancer.  This includes the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (or BCRF), a charity devoted to prevention and cure of the disease.  The BCRF promotes the famous pink ribbon pin, and other goods that display the pink ribbon logo associated with breast cancer awareness.  Jewelry, clothing, personal care items and a large quantity of other supportive products are also offered by companies that have relationships with BCRF, which pledge donations to the foundation in exchange for purchase.

pink heart pinBreast cancer awareness pins are also sold and distributed by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the United States’ largest organization devoted to breast cancer. This organization is also responsible for the “Race for the Cure” fundraising events. For this reason, they also sell several types of athletic clothing and sporting goods emblazoned with the pink ribbon.  While the pink ribbon pin is perhaps the best-known type of breast cancer pin, there are also several other varieties sold.  For example, the Komen Foundation also sells its own custom lapel pins for breast cancer awareness, including enamel pins featuring the charity’s name.

Since breast cancer pins and other “pink ribbon” items are generally sold by charitable organizations, much of their purchase price is donated directly to supporting breast cancer programs.  For example, the BCRF uses 90% of all monies collected by the charity to fund breast cancer research and awareness programs, with only 10% going to production of goods, printed materials, salaries and other administrative costs.  High percentages are also typically donated by companies who have partnerships with breast cancer charities, such as Baccarat, Swarovski and Sephora.  Put simply, breast cancer pins and similar items allow more people to make meaningful contributions to breast cancer research and awareness, even if they don’t feel like they’re financially able to donate directly.

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Employee Recognition Pins To Reward Your Best Workers

Experienced managers and business owners understand the importance of recognizing well deserving employees. An employee that feels appreciated and who is acknowledged by his or her employer is more likely to continue working at a high level. Award pins and employee recognition pins are great for this purpose. They provide a tangible representation of an employer’s appreciation for an employee.

Lapel pins can come in a variety of styles and designs and they can be customized to your specifications. Below, we will review some of the most popular.

  • Cloisonné Pins:  These pins tend to have an artistic look and feel. They are similar to jewelry in appearance. Cloisonné Pins are strong and showcase detail very well. They can be crafted into custom shapes and colored with more than 100 hues.
  • Classic Hard Enamel Pins: This is a very high quality pin. It’s a classic made from durable enable. Classic hard enamel pins are great for companies that want their pins to showcase their logo or a special marketing message.
  • Die-Struck Embossed Soft Enamel Pins: These gorgeous-looking pins include a company’s image die struck onto copper or bronze and are made with soft enamel.
  • Photo Etched Pins: Companies that would like their pins to include a photograph will find that photo etched pins are the ideal choice. They are incredibly attractive and while expensive looking, aren’t necessarily so. Photo etched pins are thin, lightweight and can be plated with a number of different materials.

In addition to the aforementioned pins, promotional iron, screen printed, antique and sandblast pins are also popular choices for companies that are looking for something different and why not more sophisticated.

Award pins and employee recognition pins are little in size but big on impact. Employees are often proud to be the recipient of these types of pins because just about everyone loves to be recognized for their hard work and effort.

Companies that give them away also benefit. Employees who feel appreciated and acknowledged tend to work harder and are happier at work. Businesses will find that a little investment can go a long way.  The cost of these custom lapel pins can pay off in a big way, mostly in employee morale. A happy employee tends to be a more productive one.

If your organization is looking to purchase high quality lapel pins as part of its employee recognition program, you need to look for a reliable provider that can give you professional advice and help you in choosing the more appropriate lapel pin that will fit your specific project.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Ideas for Frequent Travelers: Custom Lapel Pins

If you’re a frequent traveler you may want to read this article about some little items that you’ll probably find useful when traveling: Top ten small items to travel with

This article points out that in business trips or in vacations we usually meet great people. Maybe in the plane or at the train station or someone that invites you to have dinner or to his house. So, it will very nice if you thank them with a little something showing your appreciation, like chocolates for example.

“When traveling, you’ll meet some amazing people, some of whom will go out of their way to look after you. Maybe they invite you for dinner, or let you spend the weekend at their house – either way, a gift is a nice way to show your appreciation. Buy a bottle of wine or a box of chocolates, then personalize it with a small item from home – magnets, key rings and lapel pins are all small tokens that will fit nicely in a side pocket of your bag.” – Travel Insights 100 -

If you want to give a customize gift Enamel Pins can be a good option. Let say you do travel abroad a lot, why don’t give American Flag Pins to your new friends. They’ll remember you and for sure they won’t forget where you came from!

Or if you do business trips, what about having Company Pins that you can give away along with your business cards? For sure, you’ll make a good long lasting impression to your foreign colleagues or customers.

Like the idea? Contact us for professional advice for your Custom Made Lapel Pins project.

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Lapel Pins – Buying Tips and Advice

Purchasing lapel pins could be a little confusing, but, selecting the design schematics of the pins is not as simple as sending artwork and choosing one of the following processes:

  • Cloisonne
  • Photo etched
  • Die-struck cut metal

Although most manufacturers provide details describing the process and various purposes, consumers should be aware of the communication breakdowns, unlawful fabrication practices and incompetent customer service.

Below we have some tips to take into consideration when purchasing logo or promotional pins.

Rigorous measurements make for precise satisfaction.

Creating a pin with likable features means understanding how the design will finally appear on the pin. The problem is that quite frequently – some buyers don’t check the dimensions.

Responsible lapel pin manufacturers will have their processes well established, which will facilitate avoid these lost in translation mishaps by confirming the original order, double checking the size, and sending a mock-up of the design for approval.

Consumers should ask the company to create an actual size proof so they can print it and cut out the pin mockup to ensure that the size is what they expect.

Reliable pin companies don’t misinform their customers. Without mentioning any companies, who are misrepresenting hard enamel and antique lapel pins for cloisonne, consumers be careful!

Even though, the cloisonne lapel pin fabrication is considered the finest type of, not all companies provide the true spirit of the product. Since cloisonne pins production dates back to ancient China, the only authentic cloisonne pins are made in China.

Certain companies misrepresent hard enamel pins as a cloisonne. And, since hard enamel pins look like the cloisonne, several consumers are paying more than necessary for a knock off.

Original Cloisonne Pins are manufactured in China for authenticity.

Finally, in-house design, accessible customer service and customized lapel pin production, crafted to the consumer’s needs is what defines professional customer service.

If you need help creating your custom lapel pins, contact lapelpinsdirect.com or call at 888.720.2115.

Monday, July 12th, 2010