Die Struck Lapel Pins
Die striking does not involve melting of metal. The metal is struck under high tonnage (up to 1100 tons) into a steel die bearing the desired image. The relief is lower than any of our casting methods, but the detail is more refined. Blank metal shapes of brass, nickel silver, or sterling silver are placed into the steel die. The metal is struck with annealing between steps. Any excess metal squeezed out of the die cavity is then trimmed away preparing the product for final finishing.
Fine detailing and high-quality finishing gives these pins a "jewelry-quality" appearance and high perceived value–without the high cost. The appearance of your custom die-struck pin is characterized by matte-surfaced backgrounds with raised-relief areas that have been highly polished. Pins can also be antique finished.
Silk Screen w/ epoxy
Silk Screened Lapel Pins
These pins are a great choice for trade show giveaways. This pin style takes a .8mm pin blank and screens your design onto the pin one color at a time. This is a great choice when corporate branding guidelines do not allow for metal borders found in the die struck or cloisonne' lapel pins. There is a $19.00 silk screen setup charge for this style of pin, something to keep in mind if your quantity is low and you are looking for the best value. An optional epoxy protective coating (dome) can then be applied to protect the color enamels from fading or cracking over time.