When we make enamel pins, we will use your artwork to make unique molds. It is then stamped into the metal to create a recessed design, which is cut into the shape of the bottom of the pin.The pin seats are plated in gold, silver, bronze or black, and then the grooves are filled with colorful enamel paint, separated by tiny raised walls made from the lines you create during the design phase.
To make a soft enamel pin, apply a layer of enamel paint to the recessed area of the pin. Once dry, the position of the pin is slightly lower than the metal wall of the pin, giving it a ridged finish. Soft enamel pins are a lower production cost option, and ideal if you want to make pins for promotional activities. Although they are resistant to wear, they are not as durable as hard enamels.
In order to make a hard enamel pin, coat the recessed area of the pin with multiple layers of enamel paint. The paint is flush with the raised metal wall, and the surface formed is smooth and flat. The paint is then placed at a high temperature and polished until it is shiny, which gives it a very durable, wear-resistant surface.