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Want To Start Selling Enamel Pins? Here Are The Most Frequently Asked Questions!

 

enamel pins that represents accomplishments and achievements
Proud Cubes Pride Pins by Proud Zebra

 

How are enamel pins made?

Pins have been around for centuries and were originally used as a fastening device for clothing. Pins come in all different shapes, sizes, and styles, and can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, and even wood. Pins can be simple or ornate, and can be used to express a wide range of emotions, from love and affection to political statements. Majority of the factories that make mental craft products are in China. The process of making enamel pins include: making a mold, stamping the design, & making any cutouts, electroplating, applying enamel paint and baking it, screen printing any details, and providing quality assurance checks. Pins can be purchased pre-made or custom-made. Pins are an excellent way to show support for a cause or to promote a business or product. They are also an awesome way to add a personal touch to any outfit at a decent price.

What are they made of?

Pins are typically made from metal or plastic, and the manufacturing process varies depending on the type of pin being made. Pins can be stamped, die-struck, or enameled. Stamped pins are made by using a die to stamp the design onto the metal blank. Die-struck pins are made by first carving the design into a die, then striking the die with a hammer to transfer the design onto the metal blank. Enamel pins are made by adding color powder to the recessed areas of the design, then baking the powder onto the metal blank. Something to remember is that these factors affect the price too.

 

What are enamel pins used for?

Showing your style for achievements

Enamel pins are a cool way to show your style. You can use them to accessorize your clothes, or to show your support for a cause or organization. You can also collect enamel pins, and many people use them as a symbol of achievement. Enamel pins can be purchased from a variety of shops, or you can customize them to promote your business or product.

Showing your personality or as gifts!

Enamel pins are also a fantastic way to show your personality, and they're also a lot of fun to collect. They also make affordable gifts, and they're a fun way to show your support for a cause or organization. If you're looking for a unique gift, enamel pins are a great option. With so many different designs and styles available, there's sure to be an enamel pin that's perfect for anyone! Your future pin customers are probably looking for a unique gift for a friend or to treat themselves, enamel pins are a perfect option for many reasons. With so many different designs and styles available, there's sure to be an enamel pin that's perfect for anyone.

As a way to promote your business

Enamel pins are a fun and affordable way to promote your business. They can be worn by employees or customers, and they’re a great conversation starter. Plus, they’re an easy way to show your brand’s personality. If you’re looking for a unique promotional item, enamel pins are a great option.

hexagon shaped pins that represents love and peaceProud Cubes Pride Pins by Proud Zebra

What are the steps to designing and manufacturing your enamel pins?

If you're looking to add some cool pins to your shop or collection, you'll need to know how to design and manufacture them. Here are the steps you'll need to follow:

Step 1 - Design

Come up with a cool design for your pin. This can be anything from a simple logo to a complex illustration. If you need some inspiration, check out other pins online or in shops. We love using pinterest for inspiration! Some manufacturers are able to turn your sketch into a digital file for you if you are unable to use Photoshop or Illustrator. Some may require to charge a price for this service too. The recommended file format is definitely illustrator as vector files are most commonly used in the manufacturing process for factories.

Step 2 - Find a manufacturer

Once you have your design, research manufacturers who can produce enamel pins, a popular online marketplace to find manufacturers is Alibaba. Look for manufacturers with great customer reviews, a strong history of metal craft manufacturing, and a sales person you are able to communicate well with! Make sure to get quotes from multiple companies so that you can compare prices and turnaround times.

Step 3 - Specifications & Payment Terms

Once you've selected a manufacturer, send them your design and specify the colors, finish, and other details that you want for your pin, if you are unsure of all the specifications ask your manufacturer for the different options! After confirming the details, they will create an artwork proof for you to approve before you make payment and they begin production. We highly suggest you always pay 50% before production and 50% before final shipment after you've approved the final pins photos. On many occasions we've had to have the pin redone due to a mistake made by the manufacturer so be careful and be on the look out for any problems.

Step 4 - Shipping

Shipping is usually provided by Fedex or Dhl courier services. If your package is not big chances are that you will have to pay some import taxes upon arrival depending on where you are. Shipping times are usually pretty quick as it is a courier service that isn't cheap. Usually takes been 3-6 days for shipping internationally but this also depends on the time of the year or if the logistics companies are experiencing lots of congestion due to abnormal circumstances.

Step 5 - Receiving your pins

Once you've collected or received your pins, inspect them closely and immediately feedback to your manufacturer if there are any issues or replacements needed. Make sure the color is correctly done & that there are no sharp dangerous edges on the pin. Also make sure the pinbacks aren't loose and there are no cracks in the enamel paint. Most ethical suppliers will be glad to replace any pins that are faulty but also be mindful that these are handcrafted at the end of the day, they will never be 100% perfect.

Step 6 - Marketing

Once your pins are manufactured, it's time to start marketing them! You can promote them on social media, sell them in your shop, or give them away as promotional items. Get creative and have fun! You should know that putting your product out there on the internet takes A LOT of work. Don't be mistaken and think that just because you have nice designs people will gravitate towards them and buy them. If you are on a marketplace then yes, people are more likely to see them - but only if your SEO has been done well! Marketing any product is going to be a full time job alone so do not underestimate the amount of work that it requires!

How much does it cost to make enamel pins?

If you're looking to add an extra touch of personality to your business or promote a new product, custom enamel pins are a simple way to do it. They're also relatively affordable in price, especially when you take advantage of coupon codes and exclusive offers from businesses.

How much would 100pcs of pins cost?

For an order of 100pcs, most enamel pin factories will charge you between $150 to $250. The price highly depends on a few factors including number of colors, size, intricacy, quantity of pinbacks, type of pinbacks, soft/hard enamel. Also another thing to consider when looking at cost is the overall quality of the pin. Many times we've gone with the cheaper manufacturer and turn out disappointed so just be aware that as much as we all want to save money, due diligence is needed to ensure that quality is up to your standard!

guy wearing hat with enamel pins on itProud Cubes Pride Pins by Proud Zebra

What are some places to wear enamel pins?

Our favorite places to wear pins!

There are quite a few places to wear enamel pins. One is on a jean jacket. This is a classic look that never goes out of style. Another great place to wear enamel pins is on a backpack. This is a great way to show your personality and style while also being functional. Finally, another great place to wear them is on a hat. This is a great way to accessorize and make a statement. Whether you are looking for a subtle way to show your hobbies or interest or you want to make a bold statement, enamel pins are the perfect accessory.

Sort through your cool pins and find items to create unique accessories for your backpack or purse! You can also surprise your friends with something that match their style or favorite colors. Pins are an awesome way to show off your interest, and they can also be used to support causes or athletes that you're passionate about. Whether you choose to wear them on your shirt, jacket, or hat, they're sure to add a pop of color and style to any outfit. So don't be afraid to experiment with different places to wear your enamel pins - the possibilities are endless!

List of 10 places to wear your enamel pins

Enamel pins are a fun and stylish way to show your enthusiasm! They can be attached to just about anything, making them the perfect accessory for any outfit. Here are 10 great places to wear your enamel pins:

1. On a denim jacket or shirt.

2. On a backpack or purse.

3. On a hat or beanie.

4. On a scarf or blanket.

5. On a pillow or stuffed animal.

6. On a piece of jewelry, like a necklace or bracelet.

7. On a pair of shoes.

8. On a belt or belt buckle.

9. On the collar of a shirt or blouse.

10. Get creative and you could wear it in your hair too! On a scrunchie, twilly scarf or bow!

How and where do you find a good supplier for enamel pins?

On Alibaba

You will be able search for many manufacturers on Alibaba to make your pins! Look out for promotions that they offer as well! If you are looking to get ready stock, it is a good idea to sign up for manufacturer's newsletter to receive updates on the latest products, news, and selection of designs that they have! Finding a good supplier takes time and experience. You will learn as you go along that there is also a huge community of pin makers so getting introduced manufacturers from blogs on google could also be a good idea!

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We're thrilled for you to make your first order of enamel pins & we invite you to share with us in the comments if you have any tips or tricks to improve the experience of making your own enamel pins! We are part of this community too & would love to facilitate if you are willing to help other pin makers!

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