What can I use as my lapel pin design?
When it comes to a design for your pin, the sky’s the limit. The various styles of pins available today allow you to get as creative as you’d like. Some ideas for what you can feature on your pin include your brand logo, a photograph, artwork, an inspirational slogan or motto, or years of service. Many reputable pin vendors offer in-house design help at no additional cost.
What size pin should I order?
While lapel pins come a wide array of sizes, the most popular pin sizes range from .75” to 1.0”. As a general rule of thumb, smaller pins are more suited to corporate use. Pins used for promotion or fundraising purposes tend to be larger and more “showy” in order to grab people’s attention. If you’re having baseball trading pins made, the larger the better! Typically you can have lapel pins made in sizes up to 2 inches.
How can I make my pin stand out?
Beyond an exceptional design, there are elements you can add to your pin to make it truly distinctive. These include simulated gemstones in an array of colors, sliders, danglers, glitter and even lights! Add-ons like this are a great way to appeal to sports audiences as well as teens.
Will I have different options for attachments?
Many vendors offer a variety of attachments, which is the mechanism on the back of the pin that allows you to attach it to clothing and other items. A traditional butterfly or rubber clutch is usually the default attachment type. If you want to upgrade to something a bit fancier, prepare to pay an extra fee per pin. Examples of attachment upgrade options include a deluxe clutch, safety pin backing, or magnetic backing. Some vendors can even turn your lapel pins into cufflinks!
What kind of pin to get?
All of our styles will make beautiful made to order pins, but the most suitable for you depends on your project, artwork and budget. We recommend photographic pins for an exact reproduction of a logo, which will also reduce the costs in a custom design. Hard enamel pins cost more, but the result is a heavier and more substantial lapel pin. Choosing an antique or two-tone finish will provide a lapel pin that looks elegant and has a higher perceived value.