How to design enamel pins-The Complete Guide for Beginners

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how to design enamel pins
how to design enamel pins

How to design enamel pins?

Designing lapel pins is an art form that has been around for centuries. In this comprehensive guide, we will teach you everything you need to know about how to design lapel pins that are both stylish and unique. In this article, we’ll discuss design, size, cut-out and recessed metal, borders, colors, and attachment. So if you’re ready to learn how to design your very own custom enamel pins, keep reading!

Enamel Pins Design


First, you need to have the logo or picture of what you are going to make into lapel pins. This could be anything from your company’s logo to a picture of your favorite sports team.


Once you have the image, it’s time to start thinking about how you want your pins to look. Do you want them to be round or rectangular? What shape do you want the edges to be?

Texts–What texts do you want to show in the lapel pins?


The next step is to decide on the size of your pins. This is completely up to you and will depend on how big or small you want your pins to be. A good rule of thumb is that the bigger the image, the bigger the pin should be. If you want to create a smaller pin, less detail will be visible, so keep that in mind when choosing the size. The popular size varies from 0.75” , 1″, 1.25″, 1.375″, 1.5″, 1.75″ to 2”.


Now it’s time to start thinking about the colors you want to use for your pins. This is where you can really get creative and have some fun with your design. You can choose one color or multiple colors for your pins. If you’re using multiple colors, make sure they complement each other well. For example, some lapel pins use two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as blue and orange. 

Add on-upgrade

Do you want to make your pins standard out? That is it. You can add the glitter or spinner on your lapel pin design.

Glitter enamel pins are a trendy and stylish new way to add a little sparkle to your outfit.

Spinner lapel pins, there is one piece on the top, can spin. Kids love these little spinners because they’re mesmerizing and fun to watch. Kids are not the only ones who enjoy these spinners though, adults do as well! Collectors love getting their hands on these for their collections too.

The glow in the dark lapel pins are a new way to bring up awareness. These pins are perfect for events like weddings and black tie gatherings where people might be wearing formal suits for the occasion.

Backstamp Logo

Do you want to have a backstamp logo on your pins? A backstamp logo is a small logo or image that is stamped on the back of the pin. This is a great way to add even more personalization to your custom pins and showcase your brand.


Finally, you need to choose how you want your customized lapel pins to be attached. The most common way is with a butterfly clutch, which is a small metal clasp that goes on the back of the pin.  You still can choose safety pin, or 3m adhesive backing. Anyway, it depends on the usage.


We hope this guide has been helpful in teaching you how to design your own custom enamel pins. If you have any questions or need help with your design, our team of experts at Pins Fun is always here to help. Contact us today, and we’ll be happy to assist you in printing the perfect lapel pin for your needs.

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