is a fun and engaging process. Depending on who they’re for, there are all kinds of different ways to go about making custom artwork. Some are designed as souvenirs, while others are designed as trade show giveaways, depicting a company’s brand in bright colors. No matter what kind of custom keychain design you need, our Signature Pins team is here to help.
Getting started on a cool keychain design of your own is as easy as sending in a few of your ideas. Whether you need a custom picture keychain for a family reunion, a custom logo design for your next company event, or even a bottle opener keychain, we’re here to help.
Custom keychains are a great souvenir to offer club members, staff or teammates. This hard enamel keychain was designed for Northwood Ravin.
The process of making custom keychains and custom pins is almost the same. The only difference is that a keychain design needs a loop added to the top of the design for the split key ring attachment, while a lapel pin needs a post added to the back of the design.
Offset Printed Keychain
To get the design just right for this custom keychain, we used an offset printed photograph. Offset printing allows our production team to seal a photo disk in the center of a design, resulting in the most realistic artwork available.
Delta Epsilon Psi Keychain
We make a lot of fraternity pins and sorority pins, and sometimes keychains. Delta Epsilon Psi ordered these custom keychains with their values and emblems embellished at the center of the design.
Over the years, we've been fortunate enough to help hundreds of different police departments come up with the perfect lapel pin and keychain designs. These custom keychains were designed for the Auxiliary Police in New York.
Cass Tech Keychain
A lot of the custom keychains and pins that we help design are ordered in celebration of important events like anniversaries. This Cass Tech keychain was created for the 30th anniversary of the school.
Wolf Park Soft Enamel Keychain
A lot of the custom keychains that we help design include logos and bold text. Sharing them is a great way to boost brand awareness and share your organization's message.
Die Struck Keychain
The raised portions of this design are presented in smooth high polish gold, while the recessed areas are sandblasted to add contrast to the design. If you're looking for a way to make your custom keychains stand out from the crowd, using high polish gold plating is a great place to start.
Governor's Club Keychain
There are all kinds of uses for custom keychains. This design was ordered for the Governor's Club at a Gold Resort. Some are given to members, others are attached to the club's golf cart keys, and there are all kinds of other uses as well.
Zeta Phi Beta
Fraternity and sorority pins have been a popular stable of greek life on campus for years, and custom keychains are becoming popular as well. The blue glitter enamel and gemstones in this design help make this an unforgettable sorority design.
Thinking Outside the Box for Your Custom Keychain Design
Every custom design tells a story. Businesses use their brand to tell their company’s story, families create their own special designs in celebration of reunions and marriages, and universities present their coat of arms as a symbol of heritage and scholarship. Custom keychain designs are special because they have so much potential to share these types of stories with the world.
Connecting a keychain to a backpack, a coat zipper or even a set of keys will result in your design spreading far and wide. When it comes to creating something eye-catching and unique, it helps to think outside of the box. Most people imagine a rectangular or circular design when first setting out to create a special keychain design of their own, but if you really want your design to stand out, we offer plenty of ways to break away from tradition.
Custom shape is one of the first things we suggest to consider. Shape can tell a story even better than words printed in a design, so think of ways that custom shape can accentuate your artwork. We’ve designed star-shaped keychains, designs shaped like states and countries around the world, and designs with intricate cut outs and functional additions.
If you’re looking for a cool keychain design to hand out at a trade show, having something fun like a spinner or bottle opener cut out is sure to make a lasting impression. The best part about something like a bottle opener keychain is how it encourages people to keep your design close by so they can be ready to pop the cap off a cold drink once they leave the trade show floor.
For customers who need a custom keychain design for a special event like a family reunion, a wedding or a fundraiser, offset printed designs are always a popular option. Offset printed designs make it easy to incorporate a photograph or a piece of digitally printed artwork into your design. If you want to include a person’s face in the design, or perhaps an image of a beautiful scene or location, a picture keychain is your best bet.
When it comes to souvenir keychains with colorful artwork, the most popular types of designs chosen by our customers are soft enamel and cloisonne keychains. Both soft enamel and cloisonne are perfectly suited for capturing intricate emblem designs, logos and unique character artwork, so no matter what kind of design you need, we can make it happen.
Soft enamel has a layered appearance and textured surface, whereas cloisonne has a smooth, seamless texture that’s known for its jewelry quality. If you prefer the look of a bare-metal design, our die struck keychains will give you the classic appearance you need. Choosing between these types of keychain designs is all a matter of personal preference. If you’re not sure which one you like best, just let us know, and we’ll be happy to help narrow down your choices.
Sending in Your Ideas for Custom Keychain Design
To get started on your own keychain design, all you need to do is fill out a free quote form on our website. This is the best way to let us know what kind of artwork you need, how many personalized keychains you need, and the deadline for the project.
Once the form is submitted, our art team will set to work on your first free proof of artwork. All artwork and revisions are free, and your first proof will be ready within 48 hours. We’re here to help bring your vision to life, so be sure to let us know how we can improve the design. Once everything is perfect, we can finalize your order, and your custom keychains will arrive in 14 days or fewer.
Get Started on Your Personalized Keychains Today!
Custom keychains are designed to be on the move. Whether they’re attached to a set of keys, a backpack or the zipper of a coat, your artwork will be on display for years to come. Here at Signature Pins, we’ve been in the business of handcrafting custom products since the year 2000. We’re committed to providing the best customer service and highest quality custom designs available online.
Whether you need a unique trade show giveaway with your company’s brand artwork, or maybe a special gift to offer members of your team, we’re here to help. All of our customers receive free artwork and revisions, as well as free overnight shipping to the United States. Couple all of this with our 100% quality guarantee and it’s easy to see why we’re the best custom keychain maker online.
Custom Keychain Options
Are you placing a lapel pin order? Now’s the perfect time to add custom keychains. With a few minor tweaks to the size and shape, your lapel pins can quickly be turned into attractive and practical customized keychains. This could save you up to 30% depending on your order specifics.
Single Sided Keychains
Double Sided Keychains
Attachments: You decide which attachment to include, including:
Chains and More!
Make your keychains truly unique by adding your choice of attachments. Jump loop, standard loop, hooks, chains and others are available. Ask your representative for all the details. (Pricing shown includes split key ring attachment with jump loop.)
Colors: Choose any color you’d like. We offer up to (7) at no additional charge. Our experienced graphic designers can match virtually any color in the rainbow.