Soft enamel pins are the most popular trading pin style available. Most of the pins that you see at the Jr. League World Series and other tournaments are this style. With a classic top-quality look, it's no surprise many people choose soft enamel pins to represent their team or organization. Soft enamel pins are die struck from a 1.2mm thick metal base in your choice of gold, silver, or black metal. The black metal base is the most popular due to the contrast it offers to the colors of the pin, and it helps make the colors stand out even more. The die forms the basic shape of your pins. Once formed, the pins are ready for color. When the die strikes the metal to form the pin, it also creates recessed areas in the metal. A soft enamel paint fills these recessed areas to add color to your pins. Once the paint is finished, the pins go into an oven. The pins are baked at 400°F to fully bind the paint to the metal and provide a lustrous shine to the pins. Once the pins are out of the oven and have fully cooled, we can apply an optional clear epoxy coating to the pins. The epoxy coating helps protect against dents and scratches and adds an extra layer of shine to the pins that helps them be even more eye catching. While this coating is not a requirement, we certainly recommend it. Even if your pins are stored in a collector bag, they can still rub against each other. The coating guards against scratches and prolongs the life of the pin. We don't want you to open your pin collection to find your pins covered in scratches and dings!
Your soft enamel pins can have any type of design, whether it's a logo, emblem, or team mascot. The key to an awesome pin is creativity. The crazier the design, the better! With a unique pin, you're sure to stand out against the rest, no matter what type of event you're at. A unique pin is always desirable to collectors. After all, who wants to collect another pin that looks exactly like everything else? No one! On top of the free epoxy coating, we offer free shipping on all orders in the U.S. and free revisions to your order. Thought of something you'd like to change or add to your order? Let us know and we'll revise it for free. We want to make sure you're completely satisfied! At CustomTradingPins.com we focus on getting your order to you as fast as possible without sacrificing quality, and with the lowest prices. Our talented team of artists has years of experience in designing custom pins, and we'll use that experience to design something awesome for you. Call us toll-free at 1-800-217-8636 Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. E.T. or fill out our no-obligation free quote form today and we'll work with you on your design. We stand behind each and every pin we make, so buy from us with the confidence that you'll receive great-looking soft enamel pins!