Photo-Etched

Affordable Quality (3-Stars)

photo-etched-quality-valueA great choice for complex designs. Accurate color matching and next to no bleeding between colors. Great value for money.

“These pins are very popular with employees and organizations,
often used for awards or recognition.”

Features

  • Great combination of price and quality
  • Great color seperation for bold designs
  • Pantone color matching
  • Almost smooth finish
  • Cut-out shapes available

Benefits

  • These pins show good contrast between colors. Logos stand out well and text is easy to read.
  • Bold designs with a few colors and writing in gold are best.
  • There will be a polished metal (gold) space between colors.
  • Remember: Simplicity is the essence of good design.

Don’t know what you want?

We can suggest the best type of pin for your needs, help you create a design, even help you choose the colors. We will work together with you to find the right product for your design and your needs. Whether you want use your existing logo, or you want some design ideas, we are here to help make it right. We have an in-house design team, and most artwork is done here at no cost to you.

How Are They Made?

An image of your design is transferred from a photographic negative onto the surface of the metal. Your design is then etched into the brass using an acid-reaction process. All the acids and other impurities are carefully rinsed off. The indentations are then filled with the enamel colors. Colors are inserted by hand, one at a time, using different sized syringes.

The sheet of metal is then fired at 450°F for 12 to 15 minutes. Pins are then cut out of the sheet according to your custom design. Non-colored (raised) sections of the pin are then plated to a shiny gold finish. An optional epoxy protective coating (dome) can then be applied to protect the color enamels from fading or cracking over time.All items are inspected twice before delivery: once at the factory, and again by our sales staff before shipping.

How to Buy!

Order by contacting our sales representatives (Canada East Rep or Canada West Rep) for one-on-one help. You can also fill out our request for quote form: just answer a few simple questions, provide us with your artwork or a sketch of the design, if available, and one of our sales professionals will send you your custom price quote – usually the same day.

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