Cloisonne pins get their distinct lustrous appearance from the multistep handpolishing process. They are an excellent choice for any design that has clearly separated colors and can be enhanced with silkscreened colors on their surface when even smaller details need to be captured.
Whether launching a new product, reinforcing your brand image or awarding employees, cloisonne lapel pins make an impressive statement. They also pair perfectly with presentation boxes, customized card stock, cards or plastic presentation cases to further enhance the presentation.
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Not quite sure what would work on your custom pin design? Give us a call, email, or chat with one of our custom lapel pin experts. Alternatively, visit our pin gallery to view some of the custom cloisonne pins we've created in the past. Pick out a few pins you like, and we'll use them to design a custom cloisonne pin just for you. You'll receive a full-color proof via email within just 24-hours. Make any changes you want. Once you give approval, we'll get to work making your custom cloissone pin!
Cloisonné pins have an ancient history that started in the Near East and gained prominence in ancient Egypt. The custom pin type gets its name from the compartments created by the raised regions of metal. These areas are called "cloisons" which means "partition" or "division" in French. Originally, these were inlaid with handcut gemstones or pieces of glass. Later this process fell out of favor and was replaced with vitreous enamel. This is the technique of creating a glass paste that is hardened in a kiln and is still very similar to the process we use to this day.
Cloisonne pins start with the same basic steps as die struck lapel pins or soft enamel lapel pins.
This labor intensive process of adding the colors one by one and hand polishing is what gives each cloisonne pin a hard, glossy finish that simulates jewel tones.
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