Why Choose Offset Printed Pins?
These pins are made using UV printers, making them faster to make. They also give you more design flexibility since indentations and outlines are not needed. You can printed designs without outlines or with more complex features without losing quality.
Offset printed pins are also faster to make. Since they do not require a die to form the pins, pin bodys can be cut to the right shape and printed on right away. This reduces production time significantly, making these a better option if you need pins quickly.
How Offset Printed Pins Are Made
Offset printed pins are made in a simpler method than the soft enamel pins. This process does not require extra time to make a die or to stamp each of the pins. Instead, they can be cut from a sheet quickly and prepared for printing. This difference makes them more affordable and faster to produce. Here is how they are made:
Offset printed pins begin as solid sheets of metal. Pins are cut out of them using a laser or grinding wheel. Each pin is thoroughly polished and cleaned so that they can be prepared for printing.
Vinyl Layering and Printing
When ready, the pins have a thin layer of vinyl added to them. That way, the ink has something to hold on to. A UV printer quickly applies ink in complex patterns. UV printers dry the ink instantly, giving you very sharp resolution.
Offset Printed Pins Pros and Cons
Offset printed pins can be the best choice in specific situations, but there is a trade off. Here are a few pros and cons about the pros and cons of offset printed pins:
Pros to Offset Printed Pins
- Faster to produce than soft enamel pins
- More complex images thanks to UV printing
- No metal outlines
Cons to Offset Printed Pins
- Thinner and lighter than soft enamel pins
- No texture from printing and manufacturing
Order Offset Printed Pins
Ordering offset printed pins is an easy way to get high-quality pins into your hands sooner. Fill out our online form to receive a quote on your order.