Vograce supplies a variety of custom pins, badges, mirrors, mirror keychains, washi tape, refrigerator magnets, bookmarks and other animation peripheral products. You can provide your design, pattern and image, and we will make them according to your requirements.
Synthetic wood is the most popular material for badges, it is durable, environmentally friendly, and looks great! It is also a great way to promote your business, event or organization without breaking the bank.
Metal is the most common type of material used to make Vograce Custom wood pins. It is durable and odorless, and it can be decorated in many different ways. It is easy to manufacture and can be made into a variety of products, including badges, keychains, bookmarks and medals.
To create a custom metal pin, we will start by making a mold of your design. Once the mold is shaped, it will be loaded into a stamping machine. The machine will apply a 5-ton pressure to the mold. Once the mold is pressed into the metal, it will be sent to a separate machine that will punch out the pin shape.
The pin will then be soldered onto a backing. The metal will then be coated with an epoxy to protect it from rusting and damage.
Another popular option for making metal pins is to use die struck pins. This type of pin will feature a unique design that is striking without the use of additional color. This style of pin can be created in different metals, and it is ideal for those looking to make a classic, artistic design that doesn’t need a lot of color to stand out.
These pins will be perfect for any occasion and will last a lifetime if they are properly cared for. They are also a great choice for organizations looking for a cheaper, more portable way to advertise their business or event.
Hard enamel pins are high-grade and beautiful, with a smooth surface and bright, pure color. They are also available in a wide variety of sizes.
A little more expensive than soft enamel pins, hard enamel pins are made using a science bath, erm, electroplating solution that only sticks to materials that are electrically conducting. The enamel paint remains intact, and you can add additional details with screen printing.
Some hard enamel pins can even be customized with holographic film to add an extra layer of detail. These are the best options for those looking to make their metal pins stand out from the rest.
Custom enamel pins have become a popular item for businesses and communities looking to get their message out. They offer a cost-effective way to brand products, build awareness and engage customers. But with so many different types of pins available, it can be hard to know which type will work best for your business or event.
One of the first decisions you’ll need to make in order to start creating your pin is whether to choose soft or hard enamel. While this decision may seem simple at first, it’s a very important one that will affect how your pin looks and feels.
The process of manufacturing both soft and hard enamel begins with your design stamped into a steel mold. Then a strip of zinc alloy is placed over the mold and a hydraulic press applies thousands of pounds of pressure to create crisp and clean lines.
Once the metal is shaped and plated, your design is filled with Pantone-matched enamel. The colors are layered into the space above the metal lines, and they’re heated to a high temperature so they can bond to the metal.
While this is a long and tedious process, it ensures your pin will be durable. Since the enamel is cured at such a high heat, it is much more scratch-resistant than softer options.
It also makes the pin look much more polished, both figuratively and literally. This is why soft enamel is often more popular in the artsy/punk/diy scene.
Because soft enamel is layered above the metal lines, it’s also possible to achieve more fine detail in the metal outline. This can be particularly useful for pins that feature small objects and other narrow details.
Another advantage of soft enamel is that it allows for more variety in the metal plating options. This means you can have a wide range of colors and finishes, such as black paint or rainbow anodized metal.
However, soft enamel is also more expensive than hard enamel, so if you’re looking for something that’s durable and long-lasting, hard enamel is a better choice. Especially when it comes to pins that will be used for years.
During the design process, one of the first decisions you’ll have to make is whether to use soft or hard enamel for your custom pin badge. This is a very important decision because it affects how your pin badge looks and feels.
The best way to determine which enamel type is right for you is to consider your specific needs and design. Generally speaking, if your pin badges are going to be worn and used often, then you should choose a type of enamel that is more durable.
If your pin badges will only be worn occasionally, then a more delicate enamel is likely to suit your needs better. Alternatively, if your design contains a lot of intricate detail, then a hard enamel pin is probably the way to go.
With hard enamel pins, each piece of colored enamel is added to a die-struck metal mold and heated to a high temperature before it’s ground down to a smooth surface. This is a similar process to cloisonne, but it’s slightly more expensive and more durable.
After this step, the pin badges are sanded and polished to achieve a flat, smooth surface. Once this is done, we can then electroplate a thin layer of metal: brass, copper, gold or silver to the edge of the pin to add a bit more texture.
The end result of this process is that your custom enamel pins look smooth, shiny and bright. In addition, they’re also much more durable and resistant to scratching than soft enamel pins.
Another advantage of this style of enamel is that it’s possible to screen print fine details onto the pin. This is a great option for pins that have a lot of different color elements in the design, as it allows you to get a little more creative with the details.
The next step is to add the pins to an oven, which helps them set up for printing. This is the same process as silk screen printing, but since there are no raised elements on hard enamel pins, it’s a lot easier to get accurate colors in place.