Pin Questions - 3 Things to Ask When Choosing a Pin

pin questionsAs the year winds down to a close, we at PinProsPlus wanted to wish you well in the coming year. We were thinking about the past year and all the great stories we shared like the Dee Balloon III Hot Air Balloon and our working with the International Space Station. What we haven’t talked as much about is pins! So before we ring in 2016, we wanted to share with you typical pin questions.  3 tips when looking for a new lapel pin.

What Type of Pin You Want

First and foremost, decide what you want! Are you looking for a pin that has vibrant coloration and can withstand whatever gets thrown at it? Or are you after a more elegant pin with recesses cut out of the metal itself? Or do you want to respect a loved one by putting their face on a pin to be worn in memoriam? Lapel pins have the capacity to fulfill all of these needs, you just need to choose the right one.

If you need a little help, maybe 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Lapel Pins would be a good guide to read when trying to create your own pin.

Size and Price

You’ve decided what type of pin you’re getting. Great! The next question comes up to budget. How much can you/are you willing to spend on the lapel pins? The different finishes, durability, features, and quality of the pins dictate different costs depending on what you purchase.

On top of that: size matters. More materials are required when making larger pins, as would be expected. The increase in material cost generates a more expensive pin. It’s something to consider when choosing a size for your style. For a clearer explanation, why not take a look at our pricing chart?

Where Is the Pin Made?

It may not come to mind right away, but where your pin is manufactured can make a difference. Two countries are the biggest producers of lapel pins: China and the United States.


A majority of lapel pins come from China. The labor is cheap therefore they can manufacture more pins at a reduced cost. However, there is a generally understood warning when it comes to goods manufactured in China. Quality and durability can suffer because of the cheap labor and poor standards for merchandise.


The United States of America is the other country that proudly produces lapel pins. The labor can be more expensive, but the quality is often superior. The US is making advancements in pin production technology. Companies are working hard to improve pin quality and are making strides in cleaner images for Photodome pins. As an added bonus to the well-crafted pin, with these companies being comparatively local, you can receive your pins even more quickly! As a matter of fact we can get your Photodome pins to you in as few as two days.

Now you know what to look for when seeking your next pin purchase. We at PinProsPlus cover all of these needs and more and are proud of it. If you need any more assistance, feel free to contact us. Order pins online with PinProsPlus.

Hopefully you’re a little wiser as 2015 ends. Have a happy New Year and we look forward to spending 2016 with you!