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Custom College Lapel Pin​

Custom lapel pins have long been used as symbols of belonging. Individuals wear them to express their affiliation with a particular group, organization or institution.

College lapel pins are not only a symbol of belonging, but also a sign of achievement. They represent the hard work and persistence with which a person has completed a college education. These pins are a great way to commemorate your college years and all the memories associated with them. They are also a way to connect with other alumni and show your support for your college or university.

Custom college lapel pins are a great way to show school spirit. With a custom design, you can add your college’s logo, mascot, or any other design element that represents your college or university. These pins are perfect for graduations, alumni events, and other college-related events.

College Lapel Pin
custom College Lapel Pin

The Importance of College Lapel Pins​

A college lapel pin is a small, decorative pin typically worn on a jacket or shirt collar. It represents a student’s achievements or qualifications and is closely linked with colleges and universities. These pins matter because they enable individuals to display school pride, fostering a sense of connection among students, alumni, and staff. Moreover, they promote a feeling of belonging and unity, symbolizing shared learning experiences and values within the school community.

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

Upgrade Crafts Of Enamel Pins

Glitter Enamel

Glitter Enamel





Glow in Dark Enamel

Glow in Dark Enamel







Transparent Enamel

Transparent Enamel

Plating Options




Nickel Plating


Sliver Plating


Antique Gold


Antique Nickel


Antique Silver


Antique Copper

Antique- bronze

Antique Bronze


Copper Plating

Options & Accessories


Butterfly Clutch

Rubber Clutch

Rubber Clutch

Deluxe Clutch

Deluxe Clutch




Safety Pin


Poly Bag

Backer Card

Backer Card


Plastic Box

velvet box

Velvet Box


Velvet Bag

Design College Lapel Pins​

Purpose: The first thing to consider when designing a college lapel pin is the purpose of the pin. Is your pin a symbol of school spirit, academic achievement, or athletic achievement? Determining the purpose of the pin will help determine the overall design of the pin and the functionality of the messaging.

Customization Options: College lapel pins can be customized in a number of ways. Options include the shape of the pin, the type of metal used, the color of the enamel, and any other embellishments such as gems or sequins. You can find custom enamel pins manufacturers with a lot of customization options, such as Custom Medals and Pins.

Color and Material Options: The color and material of a college lapel pin can have a big impact on the overall design. Colors should represent specific schools or achievements. Materials range from traditional metals like gold or silver to more modern materials like acrylic or PVC. It depends on your budget and purpose when customizing pins.

Logos or Design Elements: College lapel pin designs should include the school logo or other design elements that represent the school or a specific achievement. Design should be simple, clear, and easily recognizable even from a distance.

Size: The size of college lapel pins is an important consideration. Pins should be large enough for easy identification, but not so large that they become unwieldy. It mostly depends on your design and the type of clothing you want to wear it with.

Backing Options: The backing of college lapel pins is also an important consideration. There are several types of backings available including butterfly clutches, rubber clutches and magnetic backings.

Accessibility: When designing college lapel pins, accessibility is also something to consider. Pins should be easy to use and wear for individuals of varying personalities and disabilities. For example, choosing a backing that is easy to grip and use can make a big difference for someone with dexterity or mobility issues.

Brand Consistency: College lapel pins are an important branding tool for schools. When designing a college lapel pin, it’s important to make sure the design is consistent with the school’s overall brand and message. This helps strengthen the school’s brand image and recognition.

Uniqueness: Finally, it’s important to create a unique and memorable college lapel pin. The design should stand out from other pins and be easily recognizable.

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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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