stand apart from all the other pin styles we offer.
While the differences between soft and hard enamel pins are subtle at times, the perfect detail of an offset
printed design is recognizable right away. By incorporating a photographic image into your design, offset
printed pins capture every aspect of your artwork with unrivaled accuracy.
Traditional soft enamel pins and smooth cloisonne pins are excellent choices for anyone
looking for a company logo pin or jewelry-quality emblem design, but if you need to capture a person’s
likeness or a realistic scene in your artwork, offset printed pins are the way to go.
Including an offset printed image in a custom pin is the best way to capture a real-life image in your design. These offset printed pins were designed for the Astronomical Society, and they include a picture of an astronaut on the moon.
Offset Printed Pins
Rev. Bennie R Mitchell, Jr.
One of the best ways to create an offset printed pin is to mix offset printing with cloisonne. The offset printed image of Rev. Bennie R. Mitchell is surrounded by a beautiful cloisonne design.
Offset Printed Pins
FCI Beckley West Virginia
This custom pin design combines offset printing with soft enamel. The photo disk at the center of the design is framed by an elegant soft enamel edge.
Offset Printed Pins
This offset printed pin was designed for the Southern Cruisers motorcycle club. Offset printing was the best way to capture the intricate flames and the eagle design at the center of the pin.
Offset Printed Pins
Avanti Offset Printed Pin
We could have designed this pin using cloisonne or soft enamel artwork, but the customer wanted the most realistic representation of the Avanti, so we used an offset printed image.
Offset Printed Pins
Saint Fidelis Men's Club-2_sat
For smaller pins with a lot of text in the artwork, an offset printed pin design is often the best choice. The small text on this Saint Fidelis pin might is crisp and clear thanks to the offset printed design.
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While they each have distinctive features, die struck
pins, soft enamel pins and cloisonne pins have a very similar production process. It
starts with creating a custom die of your design and then striking sheets of metal with that die, leaving
detailed impressions of your artwork in the metal.
From there, each goes through deburring, metal plating and coloring at different times and in different ways
to create the characteristic look and feel of each type of pin. When it comes to offset printed lapel pins,
the process looks very different.
It starts with a photograph. If you’re looking for a way to capture a loved one’s face, a detailed image or
even a company logo, all you need to get started is the image in question. Once you send it our way, our art
team will set to work formatting the image for production. Our production team reproduces the image in the
form of small photo prints and seals them into freshly struck lapel pins.
It’s called “offset” printing because the actual ink of the photograph is not applied directly to the pins.
The small photo prints are created on a rubber blanket and then rolled onto the pins. From there, the images
are sealed in place with a layer of clear epoxy. At the end of this process, you get a picture-perfect design.
While many of the photo printed lapel pins we help create only have an offset printed photograph making up
the design, there are ways to mix and match offset printing with soft enamel or cloisonne designs. This gives
you the best of both worlds, resulting in a truly one of a kind pin design.
Mixing Offset Printed Designs with Soft Enamel and Cloisonne
Whether you have a photograph in mind or you need help coming up with a unique design to offset print onto a
set of custom lapel pins, we’ve got you covered. While a design that’s entirely lent over to an offset image
will have incredible detail, embellishing the artwork with a soft or hard enamel frame can help the design
shine even brighter.
Just like a painting or a family photo on the mantel benefits from an intricate frame, so too does an offset
pin. Using a soft enamel border around the offset printed photograph is a great way to accentuate the artwork
and add labels or emblems that are not included in the image.
Soft enamel designs are well suited for incorporating text or colorful borders, but the jewelry quality and
smooth texture of a cloisonne design melds perfectly with the seamless epoxy coating used on photo pins.
Choosing between the two is a matter of personal preference, but if you aren’t sure which one you like best,
be sure to let us know. Our sales team will be happy to offer advice based on our years of experience, as well
as provide more examples for you to peruse.
Getting Started on Your Own Photo Printed Pin Design
To get started on a photo printed pin design of your own, all you need to do is fill out a free quote form on
our website. While filling out the quote form, you’ll be able to upload the artwork you want included in the
offset pin design, let us know what size pins you need, and choose an attachment option.
Every order of pins includes a butterfly clutch or rubber clutch attachment free of charge, but we also have
magnetic backings, safety pin backings and even cufflink attachments should you be looking for an upgrade.
Once the quote form is completed, our art team will set to work and have your first free proof of artwork
ready within 48 hours. From there, feel free to make as many adjustments as you need until the artwork is just
right. You won’t have to pay a dime until you’re completely satisfied with your offset pin design and ready to
The production process for offset pins has a few more steps than the other types of pins we offer. To cover
the cost of formatting your image for production, creating the photo prints, and sealing the images into the
pins, a $100 plate fee is included on every order of offset printed lapel pins. Even though the process takes
a little more time on average, you can still expect your custom pins to arrive in 14 days or fewer once you
place your order.
Choosing the Industry’s Best Custom Pin Maker
Here at Signature Pins, we take pride in our craft and work hard to ensure every customer receives
high-quality products and the best customer service available. Every order is backed by our 100% quality
guarantee and comes with free shipping to the continental United States.
Offset pins can capture life’s most important moments with beautiful detail and color. Adding a soft enamel
or cloisonne border around the design is a sure way to make your artwork stand out from the crowd, but even
without a decorative border, a custom printed pin is something special to behold. If you have an idea for your
own photo pins, give us a call today, and see what makes us the best custom pin maker online.
A lapel pin, also known as an enamel pin, is a small pin worn on clothing, often on the lapel of a jacket, attached to a bag, or displayed on a piece of fabric. Lapel pins can be ornamental or can indicate the wearer's affiliation with an organization or cause.
All we need is your logo, text, thoughts or ideas. We have a staff of graphic artists and they will create your design from any information that you can provide to us.
Our minimum quantity to order is 100.
Once you have received your proof and pricing, approved the digital proof and paid for your order, we will begin production immediately! Standard production time is 7-10 business days but adding upgrades like glitter, spinners, etc. adds production time. Sometimes we get backed up during trading pin season as well and production times for enamel pins can extend to 3-4 weeks, so order early! When complete, we'll ship your order via UPS Red Label shipping free of charge to the continental United States. If you need your pins quicker than our current lead time, we also offer rush trading pin options delivered in as little as 2 days!
We do! We have a few different rush trading pin options that can be made made and delivered in as few as 2 days! For more information on these, check out this page! We also have the ability to rush some soft enamel pin orders but you'll need to confirm with your salesperson what the production queue looks like at the time of order.
All of the designs that you see on the web page are previous designs that we have created for other clients. We do not stock any lapel pins however we can create any custom design that you want.