Lapel Pins / Metal Badges

Lapel Pins / Metal Badges

METAL BADGES & LAPEL PINS

Lapel Pins & Metal Badges come in full colour graphics and range from a high quality, full colour, jewellery-like finish with hand-crafted detail, to a simple die struck pin with an antique finish.

BASIC ARTWORK AND SETUP CHARGES ARE FREE.

Cloisonné (a.k.a Hard Enamel)

 

Cloisonné badges offer a high-quality jewellery-like finish with hand-crafted detail. Cloisonné is a process that has been used for thousands of years. The enamel pins are filled with coloured powder, twice kiln fired at 800°C, then hand polished to offer a scratch and fade resistance surface. Cloisonné is the most hard wearing of our badges but tends to be the most expensive because of the care taken in production.
Material: Copper
Process: Die Struck
Plating: Gold/Silver/Bronze/Black Nickel/Copper/Antique Gold/Antique Silver/Antique Bronze/Antique Copper
Colour: Full Colour (limited to cloisonné powder options)
Effect: Single or Double Sided, 2D or 3D
Attachments: Most common attachments are spur nail with metal butterfly clutch, or safety brooch pin. Ask us if you want different attachment options.


Die Struck with Hard Enamel (i.e. Imitation Hard Enamel)
 

Imitation Hard Enamel is a modern process (invented in the early 1990s) which creates a very similar badge to Cloisonné but has a lower cost and gives a wider range of colours to choose from. Hand-filled colour resin is fired at 80-90°C, then polished to become a smooth, flat surface. We commonly use iron as a base material, but other options are available.
Material: Iron, Copper, Bronze, Zinc Alloy
Process: Die Struck
Plating: Gold/Silver/Bronze/Black Nickel/Copper/Antique Gold/Antique Silver/Antique Bronze/Antique Copper
Colour: Full Colour (refer to Pantone Matching System)
Effect: Single or Double Sided, 2D or 3D
Attachments: Most common attachments are spur nail with metal butterfly clutch, or safety brooch pin. Ask us if you want different attachment options.


Die Struck with Soft Enamel

 

Soft Enamel is our most cost-effective enamel badge, yet the quality is still very high. Similar to Imitation Hard The enamel is hand-filled below the level of the raised areas of metal so that, when it is baked at 160°C and polished, the surface remains textured. There is an option to add an epoxy finish to protect the enamel and create a smooth surface.
Material: Iron, Copper, Bronze, Zinc Alloy
Process: Die Struck
Plating: Gold/Silver/Bronze/Black Nickel/Copper/Antique Gold/Antique Silver/Antique Bronze/Antique Copper
Colour: Full Colour (refer to Pantone Matching System)
Effect: Single or Double Sided, 2D or 3D
Epoxy: Optional
Attachments: Most common attachments are spur nail with metal butterfly clutch, or safety brooch pin. Ask us if you want different attachment options.


Die Struck without Colouring

Die Struck Badges without Colouring are the same as the above-mentioned badges except no coloured enamel is used. The recessed areas can have added textures or effects to help the details stand out. Antique plating works well for this kind of badge.
Material: Iron, Copper, Bronze,
Process: Die Struck
Plating: Gold/Silver/Bronze/Black Nickel/Copper/Antique Gold/Antique Silver/Antique Bronze/Antique Copper
Finishes: Sandblasting; two tone (gold and antique silver) finishing; antique finishing;
stain or matte effects and different texture backgrounds.
Effect: Single or Double Sided, 2D or 3D
Attachments: Most common attachments are spur nail with metal butterfly clutch, or safety brooch pin. Ask us if you want different attachment options.


Printed/Enamel Combination

This is a specialty of ours and allows us to achieve a lot smaller details that could not otherwise be produced in a regular die struck, enamel badge. Depending on the design, we use different types of printing processes and/or enamels to achieve the right effect.
Material: Iron, Copper, Bronze, Zinc Alloy
Process: Die Struck, Hard or Soft Enamel Printed
Plating: Gold/Silver/Bronze/Black Nickel/Copper/Antique Gold/Antique Silver/Antique Bronze/Antique Copper
Colour: Full Colour (refer to Pantone Matching System or CMYK for printed areas)
Effect: Single or Double Sided, 2D or 3D
Epoxy: Optional
Attachments: Most common attachments are spur nail with metal butterfly clutch, or safety brooch pin. Ask us if you want different attachment options.


Printed

Either offset or silkscreen printed, offering full colour reproduction with outstanding detail onto either bronze, stainless steel or aluminium and then kiln fired, after which they are design cut, clear epoxy resin is then applied. There’s the option to include a metal border.
Material: Bronze, Stainless Steel, 
Aluminium
Process: Offset or silkscreen printed
Plating: Plating option for bronze only
Colour: Full Colour
Epoxy: Yes
Attachments: Most common attachments are spur nail with metal butterfly clutch, or safety brooch pin. Ask us if you want different attachment options


Optional Extras

Ask us about the following options:
Translucent enamel
Glitter enamel
Gold/Silver enamel
Glow in the Dark/Luminous enamel
Dual-plating
Diamante/rhinestone fixtures
Other attachments…and more


Artwork

BASIC ARTWORK AND SETUP CHARGES FREE
If you are providing us with your own artwork/logo/etc please send in .eps or .ai format if possible (especially if order is urgent). Other file formats (e.g. .jpeg, .pdf) are acceptable as we can recreate the artwork.
We can create basic artwork from scratch. Any additional/complex artwork will incur a $20.00 per proof charge.
Manufacturing Artwork will be created for final sign off before production begins.
NB.  Any artwork charges will be credited to customer at completion of order.
Please be quite clear with your instructions re colours sizes and layout etc.

Lead Time

Approximately 2 days to prepare Manufacturing Artwork, then 20-25 Working Days from approval of Manufacturing Artwork – obviously the sooner we can have confirmation of order then we can give you the best service and time frame.

Cancellations

Incomplete orders once Manufacturing Artwork has been commissioned will incur a $100.00 charge.
Cancellations after order has been confirmed will incur a $200 die/mould charge and/or any other production costs. 



Need help with your order?

If you're not sure where to begin, feel free to email info@badgeworks.co.nz. We'll be happy to help you with the design and any decisions that need making about the materials, process, size etc.

FAQs

What size is best?
Generally we recommend a size of approximately 25mm, however we can make the badges smaller or larger, depending on which size suits best.
What process should I choose?
This is often down to personal preference however some designs work better with particular processes. If you send us your design we can recommend the best options.
Can I get the badges made earlier than 20-25 working days?
It takes a while to produce the badges from start to finish, however, depending on the factory's schedule, we can attempt a rush order for an extra fee.


 

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