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Custom Anchor Lapel Pin

The Anchor Lapel Pin is a unique and stylish accessory that can be worn by anyone, regardless of age or gender. These pins are often used to show a person’s love of sailing or sailors, but they can also be used for decorative purposes or to show support for a cause, such as ocean conservation.

An anchor lapel pin is a small pin usually worn on the lapel of a jacket or coat. It is usually designed with an anchor and is often associated with nautical and marine. Designs can be simple or complex, and the pins themselves can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, enamel, or plastic. It depends on your preference and what the enamel pins custom manufacturer has in stock.

One of the great things about anchor lapel pins is that they can be customized to the customer’s personal preferences. This means you can choose the size, shape and color of the pin, as well as the type of material used, as long as it is the option you want to customize.

Lapel pins are usually made using a process called “enamel filling”. This involves first creating a design mold, which is then used to create the pin from a metal alloy such as brass or copper. The pin is then plated with a layer of gold, silver, or other metal, and the design is filled with enamel. This is the manufacturer’s general production process.

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Anchor Lapel Pin

What does the anchor lapel pin mean ?

The anchor lapel pin has different meanings depending on the person wearing it. If you want to show specific meanings or multiple things, you can choose to wear an anchor lapel pin.

One common meaning of the anchor lapel pin is that it stands for hope, stability, and being steady. Sailors and people who are often at sea have used the anchor as a symbol for a long time. An anchor keeps a ship in place and stops it from moving. So, wearing this pin can show the hope and stability that sailors look for during their journeys. It makes them feel comfortable.

The anchor lapel pin can also show a connection to the Navy or other parts of the armed forces. It can be worn by someone who served in the Navy or by their family members. It can also bring back memories of their time in the Navy and a strong sense of duty.

In other cases, the anchor lapel pin can represent a personal link to the sea or the shipping industry, as well as marine protection. This might include people who work in or love marine biology, marine conservation, or related fields. Even offshore workers might like this pin.

The anchor pin has become a popular accessory for a wide range of people, from naval personnel to those who simply appreciate the symbolism behind the anchor. Therefore, there are many different designs and styles to choose from to suit different tastes and preferences.

Lapel pins can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, enamel, and plastic. Some may be adorned with additional symbols or designs, such as a ship’s wheel or a compass, to further enhance the nautical theme.

For Navy servicemen, the anchor lapel pin can be worn as part of the uniform or as a way of taking pride in service. Lapel pins can also be gifted to those who have served in the Navy to commemorate a special event or achievement and, among other things, keep them connected.

In addition to symbolizing hope and stability, anchor lapel pins can also be used as fashion accessories. It can be worn on lapels, collars or even as a hat pin to add a touch of nautical style to any outfit.

Different Types of Enamel Pins

Enamel pins are a popular and versatile accessory that can be used to express your personality, promote your business, or commemorate an event. Custom Medals and Pins is a leading manufacturer of enamel pins, offering a wide variety of designs and options to choose from.

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0.75" $2.81 $1.73 $1.26 $1.05 $0.96 $0.92 $0.82 $0.69 $0.60 $0.49
1" $2.24 $1.73 $1.33 $1.09 $1.00 $0.94 $0.84 $0.71 $0.63 $0.54
1.25" $2.30 $1.90 $1.42 $1.14 $1.04 $0.97 $0.89 $0.76 $0.67 $0.56
1.5" $2.44 $2.07 $1.67 $1.23 $1.12 $1.06 $0.95 $0.82 $0.75 $0.61
1.75" $2.71 $2.29 $1.88 $1.46 $1.34 $1.28 $1.20 $1.05 $0.95 $0.87
2" $2.88 $2.46 $2.05 $1.62 $1.51 $1.45 $1.36 $1.22 $1.11 $1.03

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The Difference Between Anchor Label Pins and Anchor Pins​

Anchor lapel pins and anchor pins are two different types of fasteners used for different applications.

Anchor lapel pins are small plastic or metal fasteners used to attach tags, labels and price tags to clothing, accessories and other merchandise in a retail environment. These pins usually consist of a pointed metal shaft with a plastic tip that can be inserted into a tag or marker and then into the fabric of the item being tagged. Then bend the tip of the pin back to hold the tab in place. Anchor tag pins are commonly used in clothing stores, department stores, and other retail establishments to help identify and track merchandise.

In addition, the anchor lapel pin is also a small decoration, which is usually used to add nautical flavor to clothing and express one’s own preferences, such as the yearning for the sea and the desire for sailing.

Anchor pins, on the other hand, are used in the construction industry as a means of securing insulation blankets and diaphragms to metal surfaces such as ductwork, pipes and storage tanks. These pins consist of a metal spike-like part, usually made of stainless steel, with a large washer or plate on one end and a smaller disc on the other. Large washers or plates are used to hold the insulating blanket or diaphragm in place, while smaller discs are mounted on the other side of the metal surface to hold the anchor pins in place.

Another major difference between anchor lapel pins and anchor pins is their construction and material. The anchor pins are usually made of plastic or lightweight metal and are designed to be easily inserted into clothing and other fabric materials without causing damage. Anchor lapel pins are usually made of metal, plastic or resin, and are mainly used as decorations. The material depends on the customer’s choice. In contrast, anchor pins are made of stronger and more durable materials, such as stainless steel or galvanized steel, that can withstand harsh environmental conditions and provide a long-lasting strong fastening.

Another difference is their size and shape. Anchor tag pins are typically smaller and thinner than anchor pins and are designed to be nearly invisible when applied to clothing and other merchandise. The anchor lapel pins are slightly larger. Although there are large and small ones, they are generally not too huge to overwhelm the host. Their main function is to express one’s own thoughts and add a unique color to clothing. Anchor pins, on the other hand, are usually larger and stronger, with points that can pierce insulation and other materials.

What is the last pin on an anchor called ?

This is an interesting science that has nothing to do with lapel pins.

The last pin on an anchor is called the shank. The shank is the main body of the anchor and is typically made of a solid piece of metal, such as steel. It is the part of the anchor that is inserted into the ground or seabed and provides the holding power to keep the anchor in place.

The shank of an anchor is usually straight and pointed at the bottom, allowing it to dig into the bottom surface and hold fast. The size and shape of the shank can vary depending on the type of anchor and the intended use. For example, anchors used for small boats may have a shorter, thinner shank than those used for larger vessels.

In addition to the shank, an anchor also has other components such as the flukes or blades, which are designed to dig into the seabed or riverbed, and the stock or shackle, which connects the anchor to the chain or rope. All of these components work together to provide a secure and stable anchoring system for boats and ships, helping to keep them safe and in place even in rough weather conditions.

The shape and design of the shank can vary between different types of anchors, depending on their intended use and the type of bottom surface they are designed to hold on to. For example, some anchors have a straight shank, while others have a curved or angled shank to help them dig in more effectively.

Anchors with a longer shank are often used in areas with deep water or where the bottom surface is made up of softer materials such as sand or mud. The longer shank helps to ensure that the anchor is buried deep enough to provide a secure hold.

The shank of an anchor can also have different features or attachments depending on the type of anchor. For example, some anchors may have a ring or eyelet on the top of the shank to attach a shackle or chain, while others may have a fluke bar attached to the bottom of the shank to help prevent the anchor from flipping over in the current.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to make soft enamel lapel pins

To create soft enamel lapel pins, begin by designing your desired artwork. Once the design is ready, a mold is made by etching the design onto a metal plate. The metal base, usually brass or copper, is then cut into the desired shape and plated with finishes like gold, silver, or nickel. 

Next, each recessed area of the design is filled with enamel paint, using a small brush or syringe. Afterward, the pin is baked to cure and solidify the enamel. Once cooled, the pin undergoes a polishing process to create a smooth surface and enhance its visual appeal. 

A pin backing or fastener is attached to the back, and a thorough quality check ensures a flawless outcome. The result is a soft enamel lapel pin with vibrant colors, textured details, and a professional finish.

What are soft enamel pins?

Soft enamel pins are a type of lapel pin that features a design with recessed areas filled with colored enamel paint. The term “soft” refers to the texture of the enamel after it is baked and cooled. Soft enamel pins have a slightly raised metal outline around each colored section, creating a dimensional and textured appearance.

How to make hard enamel lapel pins

Create a mold of the design, etching it onto a metal plate or using a digital printing method. Apply enamel paint to each recessed area, ensuring it fills up to the metal surface. Allow the enamel to dry before polishing the pin to remove excess enamel and create a smooth surface.

Bake the pin to harden the enamel and achieve a glossy finish. Then, grind and buff the pin to ensure the enamel is level with the metal surface. 

Finally, attach a pin backing, such as a butterfly clutch or rubber clutch, to complete the hard enamel lapel pin. The result is a durable, high-quality pin with a polished appearance and vibrant colors.

What are your lapel pins made from?

We use a range of metals to produce our pins. The most popular kinds are made of brass, steel, and zinc. The base metal is determined by the type and form of pin.

What metal plating options do you offer for your pin?

We provide standard platings in gold, silver, and copper with every order. We also provide improved antique finishes that give your pins a worn appearance.

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