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Custom Bowling Lapel Pins

Bowling is a beloved sport all over the world. Whether you’re a professional or just enjoy playing with friends, it’s a great sport for socializing and fun. And custom bowling lapel pins are a great way to show off your love for the game and add some personality to your outfit.

Custom Bowling Lapel Pins are enamel pins custom designed to represent the game of bowling or someone or something bowling related. They can be customized in different colours, shapes and designs making them unique to the wearer. These pins are usually made of various materials, such as metal and enamel, and have a pin and clutch back to attach them to clothing, bags, etc.

Custom lapel pins have grown in popularity over the years because of their ability to add the lively and enthusiastic personality that is unique to bowling balls to apparel. They’re great conversation starters and can be a way to show your love for the sport. Additionally, they are often used as prizes or giveaways in some bowling games, making them a coveted item for bowlers.

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Bowling Lapel Pins

Why people collect Bowling Lapel Pins?

Bowling lapel pins mean a lot to people who love bowling. Some collect these pins from different bowling places or events to remember good times linked to the sport.

People really like these pins because they’re special and look great. Some have team logos or cool designs, and others stand out because of their colors or shapes.

Collecting these pins isn’t just about the pins themselves. It’s a way for folks who love bowling to meet others who share their passion. They trade pins and make friends, which can help them get more pins in the future.

Believe it or not, some folks collect these pins as a way to make money later on. Some pins, especially rare ones or those from big competitions, can become really valuable.

For some people, collecting these pins is like a competition itself. They collect pins from different tournaments to show off how well they’ve done in bowling.

These pins aren’t just collectibles; they’re a way for people to express who they are. Some wear them on clothes or make cool displays to show off their collection.

There’s history in these pins. Old ones can tell us how bowling has changed over time. Collecting vintage ones helps keep that history alive.

Lastly, collecting these pins is a way to support bowling. When you buy pins from local events, you’re helping the sport grow by supporting those events financially.

Different Types of Enamel Pins

Enamel pins are a popular and versatile product that can be used to showcase your interests, hobbies, and affiliations. These small and colorful pins can be attached to jackets, backpacks, hats, and more, making them a fun and expressive accessory.

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Soft Enamel Pins Cost

100 200 300 500 750 1000 2000 3000 5000 10000
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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History of Bowling Lapel Pins

Bowling lapel pins are a popular form of memorabilia, often given to bowlers as a token of achievement or as a memento of a bowling event or tournament. While the origins of bowling lapel pins are not entirely clear, they are said to have existed in the early days of the sport. Given the timing of other movements and corresponding lapel pins, this speculation can be trusted.

Bowling lapel pins date back to the 1920’s. These early pins were simple in design, often bearing the name of the bowling alley or league, and the year of the event. Over time, bowling lapel pin designs became more refined as new materials became available, including colored enamel and more intricate detailing. Some people also add high-tech things, such as flash.

As bowling became a more mainstream sport in the 1950s and 60s, bowling lapel pins grew in popularity. Manufacturers began producing pins in a variety of designs, including those featuring popular cartoon characters, sports teams, and other iconic images. In addition to images, colors are mixed and matched.

Bowling lapel pins became more popular in the 1970s and 1980s, and some collectors amassed large numbers of these small items to collect and trade. And the manufacturers didn’t stop but continued to produce new designs, often associated with a particular tournament or event, complete with emblems of the game.

Today, bowling lapel pins are still a popular way to commemorate a bowler’s achievement or to celebrate a bowling event or tournament. While some collectors specialize in collecting vintage pins from the early days of bowling, many modern pins feature more elaborate designs and more intricate details, making them popular with more collectors and bowlers.

In recent years, bowling lapel pins have become more than just a way to commemorate a particular event or achievement. Many bowlers now wear pins that represent their personal style and unique personality, some even show their love for the game with custom designed pins.

Bowling lapel pins also serve as a way for bowlers to bond with each other, as they can be exchanged or traded between players as a form of camaraderie. Some bowling leagues even create their own custom pins for players to wear as a way to promote team spirit and togetherness.

In addition to traditional metal pins, modern technology can also create digital bowling pins that can be displayed on social media or other online platforms. These digital pins can be customized in a variety of designs and colors and are often used to showcase a bowler’s achievements or to promote a specific event or tournament.

Wholesale pins can be purchased from a variety of suppliers, including manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors. Prices can vary depending on the quantity ordered, the type of pin, and the customization options selected.

Design Considerations for Bowling Lapel Pins

Shapes and Sizes: Lapel pins come in different shapes and sizes. When designing a bowling lapel pin, you want to make sure its shape and size reflect the sport. Common shapes include bowling balls, pins, and bowling shoes. And you have to consider whether the size is appropriate. It cannot be invisible because it is too small, and it cannot become a burden because it is too large.

Color: The color of the collar pin is an important consideration. Colors should be vibrant and bold, and reflect the theme of the bowling alley or league. Consider using colors that match your bowling alley or league branding. to better represent what the pin is meant to represent.

Logo or Emblem: Incorporating a bowling alley or league logo or emblem is a great way to make the badge unique and easily recognizable. Make sure your logo or marker is legible and unique.

Text: Consider adding text to your pin, such as the name of a bowling alley or league, or the date of a special event. And make sure the text can be read easily.

Materials: Badges can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, enamel, and plastic. You can choose the material according to your budget and the nature of the game, considering its durability and quality, as well as the price.

Backings: There are many types of lapel pin backings to choose from, including butterfly clutches, rubber clutches, and magnetic backings. Which one to use can be considered based on the ease and comfort of the backing, as well as the level of security it provides.

Texture and Details: Texture and details can be added to your tie pins to make them stand out. Raised or recessed areas and engraved details can add depth to the design. Matching it with different colors will make it eye-catching.

Packaging: When it comes to lapel pins, it’s important that the appearance is undamaged. Your bowling lapel pins can be packaged in a custom box or card that can also include information about the bowling alley or league. This increases the added value of the pin, making it a more attractive item to sell.

Audience: Consider the target audience for your lapel pin. Are they for members of a specific bowling league or for bowlers in general? This helps give direction to your design and ensures that the collar pin appeals to its intended audience.

Purpose: Please consider the purpose of the collar pin. Is it a souvenir or a memento of a special event? Doing this can help provide design direction and ensure that the tie pin performs its intended function.

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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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