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What are Silk Screen Lapel Pins?

The popularity of the silk screen method has grown drastically with the increasing demand for silk screen t-shirts, posters, and tote bags. To ensure our customers have access to a variety of design options, Signature Pins also offers silk screen lapel pins.

How Are Silk Screen Pins Made?

Unique by convention, our silk screen pins are created differently from other lapel pin styles.  Most custom pins, like soft enamel and cloisonné lapel pins require their colors fills to be wrapped in a metal border.Though the coloring process for silk screen pins is different, it still delivers superior results.

Silk screen pins start by being crafted from a metal base of copper, brass or iron. The top of the base is then plated to prepare it for a precise coloring technique.

After completing the plating process, the colors in the lapel pin design are applied one at a time until the design is finished.  An epoxy dome is applied over the top of the design to add protection from wear and tear.

When are they Most Commonly Used?

The benefits of choosing to create silk screen lapel pins are the quality and appearance of the design.  Since the colors are layered, they do not smudge or bleed. Likewise, the paint is allowed to extend to the edges of the pin giving the design an accurate depiction of trademarks and images.

Silk screen lapel pins are perfect for designs with small or fine details. They are known as being suitable for displaying logos that cannot be changed as well as graphics that should not be surrounded by metal. This style is also ideal if you need to include text on a very small lapel pin.

Our silk screen lapel pins page provides more detailed information about this option.  The page also displays several pins we have created for a few of our many satisfied customers.  Feel free to visit the page at or visit our pin gallery at to view our other lapel pin styles.

Last but not least, your silk screen lapel pin order comes with all of the following options:

  • Free Custom Artwork and Design
  • Complimentary Full Color Digital Proof within 24 hours of receiving your quote
  • Unlimited revisions and consultation on your lapel pin design at no additional cost
  • Free and Fast Shipping and Handling on all orders shipped within the United States


Call Signature Pins today at 1-800-480-6822 to start your custom silk screen lapel pin order.  You can also contact us via email at

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