The use of customized lapel pins can be derived from more than one way. Whether they are used solely for the purpose of style or for promoting something, custom lapel pins can be used in different ways. But a common question that you need to answer while placing your order for custom pins is that which type of pin would you want.
Do you want soft enamel pins or hard enamel pins? While there are other types of pins available for order as well the most common ones are the soft and hard enamel pins. At first glance, customers even may not see any difference as both of them are produced from the same mold. The details achieved are the same, however, the overall appearance of the two are pretty distinguished from one another.
The major difference between the two is that soft enamel pins have raised metal edges that give them a textured finish while the hard enamel pins are just polished flat that looks smooth. Below we have further differentiated the two types of enamel pins that will help you make you choose the better option.
Hard Enamel Pins
Hard Enamel Pins as mentioned before have smooth flat texture unlike soft enamel pins. These pins are made using extreme heat that would harden the several layers of enamel added over it. The final touches in the making of hard enamel pins involve polishing of the pins so that enamel is at the same level of the metal die lines included in it.
Hence, hard enamels give you a glossy finish with no raised texture over it. If you run your fingers over these pins then you’ll feel that they are smooth with no metal ridges or borders unlike soft enamel pins.
When to Choose Hard Enamel Pins?
The use of high heat for hardening the many layers of enamel included making everything on the pin flat. With no textured feel, they are smooth and are basically scratch-resistant. So, if you are looking for pins that are durable and scratch-proof then hard enamel pins are the perfect choice for you.
Although you can include literally any design for hard enamel pins, the silver- or gold-plated design looks the best on hard enamel pins. But if you want to use some other customized design of your choice then feel free to do so as they would look equally amazing as the metal plated design.
Soft Enamel Pins
Soft enamel pins have edged metal texture that sets them apart from the hard enamel pin. For creating a soft enamel pin, the enamel is first added over the recessed area of the pin. Now unlike hard ones, the soft enamel pins only have a single layer of enamel. Hence, when they are baked or heated the enamel dries out and clings to the metal and recesses down the metal die lines.
This process also stops the mixing of different colors used on it. It also gives the pins dimensional look which means the colors are pressed down the metal edges of the pin. You can feel texture if you run your fingers over it. Also, the details of the design are more prominent in hard enamel pins.
When to Choose Soft Enamel Pins?
If you want pins that appeal or grab attention from others then placing your order for soft enamel pins is the wise decision. Also, soft enamel pins are one of the most popular types of pin that customers choose as they not only come at affordable prices but also give quality overall appearance.
Similar to hard enamel pins, these pins are a great choice for any design, however, if you are looking forward to placing an order for rainbow plated or black plated design then soft enamel pins are the perfect choice for you to make.