How to Order Custom Pins

How to Order Custom Pins | Custom Pins Now

Did you know, there are billions and billions of custom pins sold every year.  This might seem a stretch given you most likely have never seen a physical pin store.

But, if billions of pins are sold each year, why do so many people ask the question “How to order custom pins”?  It is a common question with a simple answer.  Find a custom pin company and the process is easy.  

Custom pin companies exist in single locations, but offer their services worldwide via the internet.  So, a simple search of “custom pins” would reveal a large selection of companies to choose from.  But, to avoid you having to search, let me introduce you to a custom pin company that sells millions of custom pins a year and makes ordering custom pins easy.  The owners have 20+ years of experience and know the ins and outs of custom pins.  

Now all you have to do is follow the easy steps listed below to order your custom pins.

6 easy steps to ordering custom pins

STEP 1:  Answer a few simple questions

How many pins do you need?
When do you need the pins?
What size do you want the pins?

Custom pins are priced based on the size of the pin and the quantity you order.  The smaller the pin and the more pins you order the less expensive the order.  Typically, custom pins take 2-3 weeks to produce so knowing your deadline is important.

STEP 2:  Upload your design ideas

Next is the design and knowing what you want the custom pin to look like?  Don’t worry pin companies don’t expect you to have a perfectly designed artwork – however they will expect some ideas.  At Custom Pins Now, we offer you the ability to upload any files you may have that help us get an idea of what you are looking for.  If all you have is a description, then just describe it in the comment field.  

STEP 3:  Approve the final artwork

Once you have described what you want, our artists will turn your ideas into a professionally designed artwork that will closely match what the pin will look like.  At this point all we need is your final approval.  If you like what you see and it meets your expectations then give us the thumbs up and we will move to the next step in the ordering process.

STEP 4:  Consider how to present your custom pins

Most custom pins come default packaged individually in small zip lock bags with a standard butterfly clutch.  Depending on the purpose of your pins – this may suit you just fine.  However, it is beneficial to consider all packaging and accessory options.

Maybe you would like to upgrade to a magnet attachment.  Or maybe you want to upgrade to a deluxe clutch for a higher end look or to ensure the pins never fall off.

Accessories make a difference and so does presentation.  Maybe you want to consider a backer card with additional information about the pin.  Or maybe you want to place each pin in a presentation box to give it a gift type feeling.

STEP 5:  Provide ordering Information

You found the pin company, you like the design, and you have considered presentation.  The next step is ordering.  An invoice will be emailed to you to summarize the order and give you the ability to pay for the order using PayPal, credit card or even a bank transfer.  Once the order is paid, it will initiate the production process and you can sit back and relax anticipating the finished product.

STEP 6:  Receive your custom pins

Production and shipping is a 2-3 week process.  Once the time arrives, your custom pins will be shipped directly to your door via one of the major shipping carries such as UPS or FEDEX.  A tracking number will be sent to you notifying you of the pending delivery.

All that is left is to enjoy the reaction you get from recipients of the unique custom pins you designed.

How much do custom pins cost?

Next to knowing how to order custom pins, is the question “how much do custom pins cost?”.  One might think “custom” means expensive, but this really isn’t the case.  You can get 100 fully customized pins for as low as $200.   That pricing includes everything, artwork, setup, and shipping direct to your door.

Pricing is based on type of pin, size of pin and quantity ordered.  Checkout CustomPinsNow pricing page to get a more in-depth listing of prices.  

How long does it take to make custom pins?

Anything that is custom made takes time, but how much time is the question.  Custom pins typically take 2-3 weeks from order to delivery.  Actual production time is about 7-10 days for most orders and then whatever time it takes to ship to your location.

The only other factor related to “how long” is the design and order process.  Custom Pins Now will do artwork in 24 hours, so very little time is required for the design and order process – most of the time is given to production.

What is the difference between hard and soft enamel?

Ordering custom pins should be easy.  And when you leave it to the experts it is easy.  But that doesn’t mean there aren’t technical things about custom pins.  After 20+ years in the industry Custom Pins Now knows the technical details.

The type of pin is probably the most technical issue a customer may face, or should I say technical decision a customer may face.  The two most common types of pins are hard enamel pins and soft enamel pins.  Understanding the difference is a question many people struggle to grasp.  So, we try hard to provide a simple explanation of the difference between hard and soft enamel.

Hard enamel pins

Hard enamel pins have a smooth surface because the enamel or paint is flush with the metal ridges of the pin and then polished off smooth.  Hard enamel is considered the highest quality pin, and is the most expensive.

Soft enamel pins

Soft enamel pins have a textured surface because the enamel or paint is slightly lower than the raised metal ridges of the pin.  Soft enamel is considered the best value pin, and is less expensive than hard enamel.

Both hard and soft enamel pins are diestruck pins out of metal with enamel fill.  It is the treatment of the enamel that makes them different.  Hard enamel is hardened by heat.  Soft enamel is air dried.  Both hard and soft enamel pins are hard and durable as they are made from the exact same metal.  It really boils down to preference and price as to which is the best for you to order.

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