Soft Enamel Pins

Having been consistently the most popular enamel pin for more than a decade, soft enamel pins offer a great deal of flexibility in design thanks to their textured look and feel that many people love.

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Soft Enamel Pins

Raised metal borders that make soft enamel pins instantly recognizable

Many people love the raised and textured look and feel of soft enamel pins. This is a unique contrast that helps in creating a striking design and visual depth. They’re available in all shapes and sizes, as well as various upgrades such as 3D molds, LED blinkers, cutouts, and more.

Options & Accessories

Standard Nail

Standard Nail

Butterfly Clutch

Butterfly Clutch

Rubber Clutch

Rubber Clutch

Deluxe Clutch

Deluxe Clutch

Clutch Screw

Clutch Screw Back

Cufflink

Cufflink

Keychain

Keychain

Magnet

Magnet

Magnet Bar

Magnet Bar

Safety Pin

Safety Pin

Stick Pin

Stick Pin

Tie Clip

Tie Clip

Poly Bag

Poly Bag

Plastic Box

Plastic Box

Velvet Box

Velvet Box

Velvet Bag

Velvet Bag

Backer Card

Backer Card

When to Pick Soft Enamel Pins

You don’t have to be a lapel pin expert to know that soft enamel pins give you a great deal of flexibility in terms of design and color options. A soft enamel pin can be a superb choice if you want your pin to be painted black, rainbow plated, or painted with any color of your choice.

This is very possible because soft enamel pins are essentially die-struck that have raised metal borders that are crucial in separating all the enamel color fills that are available within the pin. In other words, soft enamel pins are the best pin type if you want an enamel pin design that has clearly defined and separated colors.
One of the most important things when creating a custom enamel pin is the selection of plating. A good plating selection can change the whole outlook of the pin and elevate it from just a normal enamel pin to something more classy, modern, and edgy. This is particularly important in soft enamel pins if you want to utilize various colors.

More importantly, soft enamel pins give you an awesome amount of design freedom and endless possibilities to customize your pins as you deem right. Whether you want glitter and glow-in-the-dark enamel, epoxy coating, rhinestones, sandblasting, or engraving and embossing, soft enamel pins give you a whole lot of options and flexibility.

Although a soft enamel pin might not attain the elegance standards of a modern hard enamel pin, it remains attractive thanks to the different textures and heights between colored portions and the metallic ridges between them. All in all, soft enamel pins are among the most popular enamel pins. This is because they are attractive, detailed, and quite affordable.

Their name might imply that they’re “soft” but that’s not the case. You shouldn’t be worried about soft enamel pins losing their shapes or textures. You should, therefore, choose soft enamel pins if you want an enamel pin that has vibrant colors, fine lines, and a crisp design. You can also choose soft enamel pins if you want an enamel pin that truly stands out while looking professional.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to make soft enamel lapel pins

Soft enamel pins are usually made with recessed enamel. To make a soft enamel lapel pin, the recessed part of the lapel pin is coated with enamel paint and left to dry. Soft enamel lapel pins have a nonsmooth finish because the enamel stays lower than the rigid metal borders.

What is the difference between hard enamel and soft enamel pins?

A soft enamel lapel pin has a more textured feel, the colors are more visible and vibrant. Soft enamel lapel pins are known to be a cheaper option and the best part of soft enamel is you can still achieve great detail.

A hard enamel lapel pin on the other hand is baked rather than air dried and then polished smooth. This approach leaves the thin lines separating the enamel colors on hard enamel lapel pins flush with one another. The colors on hard enamel pins can darken a little due to the heat applied, but the result is a jewelry quality look and feel that ensures durability.

What are soft enamel pins?

Soft enamel pins are die struck out of iron, brass or copper metals. They are electroplated with a thin coating of gold, silver or coated with a dye color of your choosing. The raised and recessed aspects of soft enamel give them a unique 3D look and feel that many people like.

Where to have soft enamel pins made

You can have your soft enamel pins made at Custom Pins Now, of course! We have mastered the art of soft enamel pins and do the heavy lifting so you can focus on the design. Just send in your design or ask us to help with the design and we will make the magic happen.

How to design for soft enamel pins at home

Got a mad idea you want to design for a soft enamel pin? Alright! It’s pretty simple. Keep in mind enamel pins range from 0.5 to 2 inches in size with 1 to 1.25 being the optimal size. Keep it simple, remembering that each color is separated by a metal line. And lastly, enamel pins and gradient colors don’t get along so keep the colors simple and bold.

Once your design is complete, send us the file in ai format (if you have it) or whatever format you have and we will do the rest. You can sit back and relax and in two weeks we will deliver you masterpiece to your door.

Which pantone book do I need for soft enamel pins?

When designing for your soft enamel lapel pin, colors are important, and your computer doesn’t always provide the best guide. Enamel pin colors are created from the pantone solid coded formula guide. This book has literally thousands of colors, and we understand most of you will not have any idea about this guide so just choose colors you like and we will match it to the correct pantone color.

Just remember colors look different under indoor light vs outdoor natural light - so keep that in mind.

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