All About Pins knows a thing or two about custom lapel pins. In addition to creating original artwork for businesses, sports teams, and organizations from around the world, we take the steps necessary to guarantee our customers a stress-free experience from start to finish. We offer a number of styles of custom lapel pins in a variety of colors and finishes to fit an individual’s needs. Paired with a business, group, or organization’s unique logo or photograph, lapel pins attract attention everywhere they go.

Our soft enamel pins are the number one seller on our site for a reason. They are viewed by the public as traditional and therefore highly regarded. Other companies produce products that lack the “trading pin feel” that our customers are accustomed to. Their version of soft enamel pins are only .8 millimeters thick. Our lapel pins range in thickness from 1.2 to 1.5 millimeters. This detail adds to the perceived value of the custom lapel pin and gives depth to its overall design.

A true soft enamel pin is essentially a flat sheet of metal that is stamped with a die that imprints an image onto the pin. The recessed areas are then filled with several colors of enamel paint which gives the pin its signature look. Soft enamel pins are a favorite amongst collectors because of their quality, weightiness, and appearance. Baseball teams and fans from around the country trade pins at tournaments and nationally broadcasted events like the Little League World Series.

Cloisonné soft enamel pins are a hoax. A pin cannot be both cloisonné and soft enamel. It is either one or the other. The process of creating a true cloisonné pin is very different from soft enamel. The recessed areas of the pin are filled with powdery glass-like color resins in jewel tones. Each color is fired separately at 1700 degrees which adds to the pin’s glossy finish. Regarded as fine pieces of jewelry, cloisonné pins date back to the 13th century where they were worn by royalty.

Our competitors would like you to believe that there is no difference in the types of pins that they offer but that is not entirely true. Calling All About Pins at 1-866-604-9462 toll-free or emailing us at can help clear up any questions you might have about your custom soft enamel or cloisonné lapel pin order. Our team of dedicated sales professionals can help determine your needs and get you a no obligation quote that includes custom artwork before the day ends.