Creatives launches new, eco-friendly Metal Pin Badges

After years of research, development and testing, Vograce! Creatives are rolling out this new and unique product to the market. 

The ultimate eco-friendly alternative to enamel pin badges, designs are printed onto custom shaped, 100% recyclable, nickel free, hypoallergenic stainless steel using VOC free inks, before being finished off with a solvent-free bio-resin dome, providing you with a guilt-free solution to your metal pin badge needs. 

“It is with genuine excitement we announce the launch of our Eco Metal Pins” “There isn’t anything like this out there at the moment that’s made in the UK. We pride ourselves on our eco-credentials at Vograce and our Metal Pins are ethically made, and fully recyclable”. 

Vograce! Creatives recognise that business operations, staff, partners and clients all have an impact on the environment, and are committed to reducing this impact as much as possible. “We aim to provide our clients with quality recycled and recyclable promotional products and merchandise, using eco-friendly materials that have a minimal impact on the environment. This includes all working practises, product materials, all the way down to our packing tape” 

Established in 2011, Vograce! Creatives specialise in the manufacture of promotional merchandise. From customer keychains services, to now offering eco-friendly metal pins, Vograce! Creatives boast an exciting range of unique, customisable products and manufacturing services. 

Create your own custom products, available in either acrylic, wood, or metal. Our experienced design and manufacturing teams are able to handle your artwork and work with you on your projects, no matter how large or small. 


How much do custom enamel pins cost?

Always the metal pins, I know many people would like to custom a metal pin but were afraid of the mold fee and the MOQ.

Yes metal pins need the mold fee for each design so it will start for mold fees for about $90-$150 which depends on your design. But the mold will be retained for two years.

So MOQ starts by 50pcs will be more worthwhile, for 1pcs metal pin’s price is nearly the same with 50pcs pins for one designs. Why not 50pcs right?

The general total price of 50 badges is about $200-450 including freight, mold costs, mainly according to the type of color and the complexity of the design.

Prices for different process are different, if the price is over your budget, you can start from the cheaper one. You can consult our salesman for recommendations too.

The good news is that you can get the price directly on the site:

With the number of artwork colors and the size you can easily get the price! You can also add glitter and back stamp if you like!

We have all kinds of different process, each has different effect, you can choose from them freely.

Enamel Pin Design

Whether you’re creating promotional enamel pins, collector's items or simply want to showcase your own creative talents, a great pin starts with a striking design. Even if you don’t have design skills, there’s plenty of tools available online to help you turn your ideas into workable designs for pins. Photoshop or Illustrator are the best tools to use to create your mock-ups, however, if you don’t have access to these you can use free alternatives to start creating your designs.

If you’re not confident creating your own enamel pin designs, you can always ask a designer for help. Check out freelance websites such as Fiverr or Upwork and find a designer who is able to bring your ideas to life.

How to make enamel pins

You’ve got your design sorted and you’re ready to turn them into enamel pins, so what’s the next step? The first thing to decide is whether you want to create soft enamel or hard enamel pins. The different materials offer different benefits, so it’s vital that you research which will be best for your brand.

Hard Enamel Pin
Hard enamel pin is high-grade and beautiful with smooth surface and bright and pure color. The workmanship is very exquisite. The price is a little higher, the size is generally suitable for 2.5-5cm. If you want to make some fantastic badges, it's the first choice.

Soft Enamel Pins
Beautiful and colorful. But you can't make gradients. The convex part can not be painted, only the concave part can be painted. It needs to be properly preserved, otherwise the paint may fade.

Die Casting Process

Die casting process is suitable for making hollow, multi-level badges. It has the strongest three-dimensional sense and can carve very small lines. Generally, there are many medals, badges and commemorative medals. The price is higher; the duration is the longer.

When we create enamel pins, we use your artwork to create a unique die. This is then stamped into metal to create the recessed design which is cut out to shape for the base of the pin. The pin base is plated in gold, silver, gunmetal or black, then the recesses are filled with coloured enamel paint, separated by the tiny raised walls made by the lines you created at the design stage.

To create a soft enamel pin, one layer of enamel paint is applied to the recessed areas of the pin. Once this is dry, the pin sits slightly lower than the metal walls of the pin to give it a ridged finish. Soft enamel pins are a cheaper option to produce and are ideal if you’re creating pins for promotional events. Although they are hard-wearing, they’re less durable than their hard enamel counterparts.

To make a hard enamel pin, the enamel paint is applied in multiple layers to the recessed areas of the pin. The paint sits level with the raised metal walls and the surface created is smooth and flat. The paint is then set at a high temperature and polished until it’s glossy, this gives it an exceptionally durable, hard-wearing finish.

How much do custom enamel pins cost?

The cost of creating enamel pins is dependent on a lot of factors, typically, buying in bulk will ensure you keep your costs down, however, you need to ensure you’re using a reputable service to get the most from your money. If you’re looking to create multiple designs in one batch, this can also increase the overall order value, as will adding additional extras such as backing cards for presentation. Before you order your enamel pins we recommend ordering a sample option to ensure you’re 100% happy with the design before splashing the cash. You can also speak to your manufacturer about custom options such as the colour of the material used for the clasp.

Get in touch  if you have any question about how to make enamel pins today.