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The Advanced Guide to Different Plating Colors

Metal pins can be plated in various metal colors. Plating refers to the metal used for the pin, either 100% or in combination with color enamels. All our pins are available in a variety of finishes. Gold, silver, bronze, black nickel and copper are the most commonly used platings. Die-Struck pins can also be plated in an antique finish; the raised areas can be polished and recessed areas matte or textured.

The Advanced Guide to Different Plating Colors

The plating options can really enhance a lapel pin design, by transforming it into looking like a timeless piece. The antique plating options are really amazing when it comes to a die struck lapel pin with no color. Kingtai is also able to create two-tone metal plating options, which many companies are not able to produce. If your design requires a two tone metal option, simply let us know and we will be able to accommodate that request.

We offer a variety of plating options, each with its own unique appearance. Whether your promotion requires a traditional and colorful appearance or a classic old-world look, you can choose the plating that best fits the occasion.

Shiny Platings

Our shiny platings are the most common option for lapel pins. The pins are electroplated with your choice of Gold, Silver, Copper, or Black Nickel, Then buffed to a mirror shine. We suggest that this plating can be used with Soft Enamel Pins, Hard Enamel Pins, Sandblast Pins, and pins without enamel.


Different Plating Colors

Antique Platings

Our antique metal platings are perfect for those who want a less flashy look to their pins. The finish subdues the metal so it isn’t as shiny and gives it a patina. Antique pins are a great contemporary look with old-world charm that is sure to impress.

The back of our antique pins is black. We suggest that this plating can be used with Antique pins, 3D or Cutout Pins, Soft enamel pins.

Antique Platings

Rainbow Plated

We are excited to tell you that we can provide the rainbow metal pins. Their incredible eye-catching and vivid appearance will make your pins stand out from the crowd. You can add any color you like, It is definitely one of the coolest choices.

Rainbow Plated

Shiny Black Nickel Finish and Dye Black?

They both are black, but the plated black nickel is a kind of metallic bright black, bright and reflective, so it does not look particularly dark, and even looks like silvery when reflective. Dye black is to dye the whole product with black pigment, Because the pigment is dyed, the surface of the product is not particularly reflective and looks very dark. The disadvantage is that it is not as bright as a black nickel.

Shiny Black Nickel Finish and Dye Black

If you choose the hard enamel pins, you cannot choose the antique finish type and dye black. In addition, for any other process, these plating are no different. Depending on what kind of metal color you like, you can choose what kind of plating.

Need Help With Your Metal Pins Plating Options?

If you don’t know how to choose the plating for your product, you can choose the Kingtai to decide for me option on our homepage‘s unique custom system. We will choose the best plating for you based on your requirements.

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Post time: Apr-22-2023