Hard vs. Soft Enamel Lapel Pins

One of the most common questions that we get from our customers is to identify the difference between hard and soft enamel lapel pin. To answer the question quick and fast, soft enamel has raised metal edges while hard enamel has a scratch-resistant finish. But both of these have their own advantages and distinctive features. Read on to know more about the difference between hard enamel lapel pins and soft enamel lapel pins. 

Soft Enamel Lapel Pins

A lot of customers prefer soft enamel lapel pin because it is extremely versatile. In creating a soft enamel lapel pin, firstly the design is stamped into the metal and cut to size. Then, the enamel is laid into the recessed area of the badge. Then, the in will be put in a certain temperature for it to cure or bake. 

The ridges of the metal through the pin is clearly visible. When you run your fingers through the badge, you will clearly feel the bumpy areas. And to protect the lapel pin, an epoxy resin coating is usually added. This type of texture makes the soft enamel lapel pin very pleasing to the consumers. 

Hard Enamel Lapel Pins

The process of making hard enamel pin is not that complicated. The enamel is heated at a very high temperature to make sure that the enamel is hard enough. Then, it is polished flat to the same level as the metal die lines. And lastly, the lapel pin will then be electroplated before polishing them for the last time. This numerous polishing process is what makes the hard lapel pins is the reason why the lapel pin is way smoother and far less textured. 

Hard enamel lapel pins are also popularly known as Cloissone pins. Many customers choose hard enamel lapel pins over soft enamel lapel pin because of its durability, clean and scratch-free finished look. 

Lapel Pins Uses

Now that you know the difference between hard and soft enamel lapel pins, you should also know when is the right time to use these. 

Lapel pins are a piece of accessory that is pinned or worn on clothing. This can also be attached to a bag or pinned on a piece of fabric. These are often used as a symbol of achievement or recognition by different organizations, akin to how festival wristbands are used to denote access to special events. Most businesses also use lapel pins to promote their brand or to designate achievement and membership.

Want to know more about Wristband Creation’s lapel pins? Call us now at (800) 403 – 8050 or email us at sales@wristbandcreation.com

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