Hard Enamel Vs Soft Enamel Pins: What’s the Difference?
When a soft enamel pin is created, one layer of enamel paint is applied to the recessed areas of the pin and once it’s dry, the paint sits lower than the metal walls of the pin, giving a ridged finish. Custom soft enamel pins are cheaper to produce than hard enamel pins, so they’re often a budget-friendly option, popular choices for fundraising events and promotional items. They’re hard wearing but less durable than hard enamel pins. When a hard enamel pin is created, enamel paint is applied in multiple layers to the recessed areas of the pin, until the paint sits level with the raised metal walls and the surface becomes smooth and flat. Then, the paint is set at a high temperature and polished until glossy, for a high quality and hard wearing finish. If you have the designs, we’re the enamel pin maker you need to create them. Get in touch if you have any questions about designing your custom pins. Or alternatively, read our step by step guide on how to make enamel pins with The Enamel Pin Factory.