Custom pins are on the rise. They have such a wide array of applications from fun little expressions of one's personality to professional settings. They can be used for promoting a business, supporting a charity, spreading awareness of a good cause, or simply for fun.
Custom enamel pins can be used for pretty much any reason you can imagine, and they're pretty affordable to have made. A custom pin can be made for as little as $0.61 and can go as high as $3.48 per pin depending on size, quantity, and pin type.
This article covers not only why you might want to buy custom pins but how much they might end up costing.
Why might someone make custom pins?
There are so many reasons someone might want to make custom pins. Businesses regularly use them as a promotion tool at conventions or events. The pins could be used to create brand recognition or to promote a specific marketing scheme.Going back to the example of Coronavirus, a business sending their customers little pins to remind them to wash their hands would be a tremendously successful marketing tactic. It costs very little, it shows the customers they care and helps people stay safe. It is the perfect example of a win-win scenario.
What are custom pins made of?
Custom pins are made from metal that is hammered (or molded) and polished into a smooth finish. The reason pins cost the amount they do is largely tied to the cost of the metal and effort that goes into it. The enamel coating will cost more for hard enamel pins than it would for soft.If price plays a big part in your decision to go for hard or soft enamel, that is an important thing to consider. Polishing the enamel pins is what most of us would equate to quality.For example, hard enamel pins that have been well polished will cost more than soft enamel pins. They arguably look a heck of a lot better, are far more resilient, and last longer. You get what you pay for. The main reason you might choose soft over hard enamel, other than price, is that they look more casual. They are great for fun designs.
How much does it cost to make soft enamel custom pins?
Soft enamel pins are the cheapest option of the two. They have raised metal edges, rather than smooth, which is how you can easily tell by feel which type of enamel it is. When it comes to price, how much you pay ties very heavily into how many you buy.The more you buy, the less you pay per pin. If you were only hoping to buy 50 pins the price per unit will be far more than if you were to buy, say, a thousand. Here is a simple breakdown of how much the soft enamel pins will cost (all prices are per pin given at 1-inch size):100 = $2.70200 = $2.14300 = $1.62500 = $1.18750 = $1.091000 = $1.033000 = $0.855000 = $0.7810000 = $0.74
How much does it cost to make hard enamel custom pins?
Hard enamel pins are the more expensive of the two enamel types. Hard enamel pins have a much smoother finish. If you are hoping to make an intricate design, then hard enamel is the way to go. They hold color and precise details much better than their soft counterparts. Again, the more you buy the less you will end up paying. Here is a simple breakdown of how much the hard enamel pins will cost (all prices are per pin given at 1-inch size):100 = $2.94200 = $2.38300 = $1.81500 = $1.41750 = $1.311000 = $1.273000 = $1.115000 = $1.0610000 = $1.04
How much does it cost to make photo dome custom pins?
Offset printing is a form of printing that aims to provide a smooth finish picture. If you are trying to create a very detailed image on the pin, not just interesting colors, then the photo dome option might be the right one for you. Photo dome pins cost less than hard enamel, but slightly more than soft, again the prices decrease with quantity. Here is a simple breakdown of how much the photo dome custom pins will cost (all prices are per pin given at 1-inch size):100 = $2.65200 = $2.09300 = $1.51500 = $1.15750 = $1.051000 = $0.993000 = $0.875000 = $0.8110000 = $0.75
How much does it cost to make die-struck custom pins?
Die struck pins are made by hammering a thin sheet of metal into the right shape, rather than pouring it into a mold. Most often it will be a sheet of metal or silver that is hammered onto a sheet of metal. That's how the two sheets are joined. The hammering is done by machine, not a person, in the case of pins. Here is a simple breakdown of how much die-struck custom pins will cost (all prices are per pin given at 1-inch size):100 = $2.70200 = $2.14300 = $1.62500 = $1.18750 = $1.091000 = $1.033000 = $0.855000 = $0.7810000 = $0.74
How much does it cost to make die-cast custom pins?
Die-cast custom pins are made by pouring molten metals into a mold. Rather than having them be hammered in, as they would with die struck. The difference is mainly in the quality of the join. They are "stuck" together much better than they would be if they were hammered. They will have been entirely fused, impossible to separate (the top layer of metal and the iron) and much stronger. Here is a simple breakdown of how much die-cast custom pins will cost (all prices are per pin given at 1-inch size):100 = $3.48200 = $2.76300 = $2.05500 = $1.62750 = $1.471000 = $1.413000 = $1.215000 = $1.1310000 = $1.10To get started, simply request a free quote here.