Why Choose Soft Enamel Pins?
Baseball trading pin aficionados choose soft enamel pins for their look and feel. The way that these pins are made, they have a texture that makes them feel more substantial than others. They tend to be a bit heavier and have a thicker design, which adds to their overall weight. When you hold them in your hand, they feel solid.
Custom soft enamel pins also are made with a high level of detail. Enamel paint comes in a wide variety of colors making it possible to design pins with extensive detail. Because of their solid construction, soft enamel pins are also the best option for enhancements. Cutouts, hangers, and glitter are applied more effectively to soft enamel pins because of their construction.
If you are thinking of placing an order for custom baseball trading pins, it is always a good idea to start with an enamel pin design and make changes from there.
How Soft Enamel Pins Are Made
Soft enamel pins are made using a different method than the other types of pins. It is a four-stage process that takes a considerable amount of time, but leads to pins with a unique aesthetic.
Design and Die Striking
The process of making custom soft enamel pins begins with a design. You can submit your designs or work with our design team to create one. That design is transferred onto a mold that is used to make a die. The die is made out of high-strength steel and is used to form the pin.
The die is used to form each pin by striking it onto a metal plate, which makes an indentation of the pin. This is how soft enamel pins receive their raised designs.
Painting and Firing
Pins are taken to another station and paint is added according to the design specifications. The paint fills the indentations in the design. Then, the painted pins are fired in an oven to harden the enamel. A thin layer of clear enamel is applied to the surface to protect the paint.
Soft Enamel Pins Pros and Cons
If you were trying to decide if enamel pins are the right choice for you, Here is a quick list of the pros and cons of soft enamel pins:
Pros to Soft Enamel Pins
- Raised design has a substantial feel
- Enamel paint allows for a lot of detail
- Enamel paint is durable
- Strong base for enhancements
Cons to Soft Enamel Pins
- Most expensive option
- Longest manufacturing and delivery times
Order Custom Soft Enamel Pins
Get custom soft enamel pins with your design. Start the process by filling out our quote form.