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All metal pins are plated with different metal colors. The metal colors are important as it produces the detail of a pin besides the paint that is applied. In the pin world, metal color is called plating. Once a pin has been painted, baked, sanded, and had an attachment put on the back it is ready to be plated. The pin is dipped into a plating material for a smooth and durable finish.
There are many plating options to make your custom metal pins beautiful. Gold, silver, copper, brass, bronze. In addition, each of these options can be antiqued to help enhance or high light the details in the pin. Antique makes the crevices darker and dulls the finish. One other feature is sandblast background. A grainy finish is applied to the recessed metal and the raised metal is polished to give contrast in the details.
In addition, PinProsPlus offer a two-tone plating option to give a very distinct look. Typically this is gold and silver. Silver and gold are the standard plating options for our pins but we have many metal colors available.
See examples of the different plating options below.
Soft Enamel Pins
Most Popular, Best Value
Hard Enamel Pins
Best Quality, Durable
Smooth, polished look; resembles cloisonné
Photo Dome Pins
Offset printed on vinyl affixed to metal with acrylic coating
Die Struck Pins
Like soft enamel, but only in gold or silver
Die Cast Pins
For Inner Cutouts
Liquid metal injected into the mold to create shapes and cutouts
Be sure to look at our FAQ page for more information about lapel pins and our other styles of pins!
Better yet, call us toll free at (801) 544-1005 from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada, email us at Sales@PinProsPlus.com or use our handy online quote form. We will answer your questions, help you choose the right pin style and shape, and get you on the road to a Pintastic time. At PinProsPlus, you never pay for design, artwork, setup or ground shipping in the US!