Custom Cloisonne Pins

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.

Know exactly what you want? Send us your idea and we'll make you production-ready proof. Once approved, we'll start production.

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!

Cloisonne Lapel Pin Pricing

Size 100 200 300 500 750 1,000 2,000 3,000 5,000 10,000
0.75" $2.68 $2.13 $1.57 $1.30 $1.21 $1.14 $1.06 $0.96 $0.81 $0.72
1" $2.71 $2.19 $1.67 $1.38 $1.25 $1.21 $1.16 $1.02 $0.92 $0.82
1.25" $2.82 $2.28 $1.76 $1.45 $1.32 $1.25 $1.21 $1.06 $0.96 $0.92
1.5" $3.07 $2.54 $2.02 $1.54 $1.45 $1.40 $1.33 $1.15 $1.00 $0.96
1.75" $3.32 $2.75 $2.35 $1.85 $1.75 $1.67 $1.60 $1.39 $1.25 $1.21
2" $3.59 $3.09 $2.60 $2.10 $2.00 $1.92 $1.86 $1.65 $1.50 $1.46

How are custom cloisonne or hard enamel pins made?

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.

  • We start by making a custom mold and stamping your design impression into sheets or strips of the base metal . This process is called "die striking".
  • We then use a punch to separate the stamped impressions from the base metal sheet.
  • The pieces are tumbled to remove burrs and quickly hand polished and buffed to ensure good adherence for the cloisonne colorfills.
  • The die struck pin pieces are then laid out on sheets and the recessed areas are then filled with powdery glass-like enamel paint past the height of the metal.
  • Each color is filled separately and fired in a kiln at 1700 degrees.
  • Once cured, the pins are hand polished on a wet grinding stone until the paint is flush with the metal.
  • Then the next color is added and the firing, curing, and hand polishing process is repeated until all the colors are added.
  • Once fully colored, the pins are plated, packed and shipped!

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.

Lapel Pin Plating

High Polish Gold

High Polish Gold

Free

Silver

Silver

Free

Copper

Copper

Free

Antique Gold

Antique Gold

$0.10 Per

Antique Silver

Antique Silver

$0.10 Per

Antique Copper

Antique Copper

$0.10 Per

Dual Plating

Dual Plating

$0.70 per

Black Metal

Black Metal

Free

Black Nickel

Black Nickel

Free

Pin Attachments & Presentation Options

Attachments

Attachments

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Presentation

Presentation

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Glitter

Glitter

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Card Stock

Card Stock

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Gemstones

Gemstones

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3D Mold

3D Mold

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Every order of custom lapel pins includes

Free Artwork

Free Artwork and Design with Unlimited Revisions

Free Proof

Free Full-color Proof Delivered via Email

Fast Production

FAST Production
Shipping in ~10-14 days

Free Shipping

FREE UPS Air Shipping
To US Addresses
(APO Deliveries Extra)

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