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Designing Custom Cufflinks With AllAboutPins

Written on December 10, 2019 at 4:33 pm, by

You’ll be hard-pressed to find an accessory giving as much polish to an outfit as a custom cufflink. Just like AllAboutPin’s customized pins, you can personalize near every part of a cufflink’s design to suit your taste. However, a cufflink is definitely a more specialized accessory more at home in an upscale gala than a […]

Guide to Pricing Custom Enamel Pins for Retail

Written on November 18, 2019 at 4:59 pm, by

You’ve designed the pin, we’ve proofed the concept, and now, the production’s finished. Time to price your custom pins for retail. But at what cost? Set the price too high or too low, you’ll end up limiting both buyers and profits. Thankfully, AllAboutPins is an industry veteran in the custom pin business and we’re ready […]

Artwork Guide for Custom Lapel Pins

Written on June 24, 2019 at 4:43 pm, by

Custom lapel pins are a unique canvas for your original artwork and designs, but working a design onto metal isn’t the same as sketching it on paper or Photoshop. Between stroke lines and a small display surface, there are physical criteria for what’s possible when turning artwork into a custom pin. Luckily, our art team […]

Your Guide to Crowdfunding Custom Pins

Written on March 11, 2019 at 9:32 pm, by

Cheaper than shirts, widely-appealing and easy to ship, custom pins are one of the most popular items on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo. However, less than 50 percent of all art projects are successfully funded often due to poor execution and overly ambitious goals. As a pin manufacturer, AllAboutPins has seen success stories and […]

Custom Pins 101: Sizing Custom Pins

Written on January 23, 2019 at 6:21 pm, by

You’ve put a ton of thought into every part of a custom pin’s design, but don’t let sizing trip you up when it’s got a big impact. In today’s Custom Pins 101, let’s quickly cover the factors you should think about when choosing a pin’s size.

Designing Custom Years of Service Pins

Written on January 14, 2019 at 7:53 pm, by

Years of service pins recognize employees for their contributions, but generically designed, they come across as cheap tokens fulfilling an obligation rather than a highlight of their work and dedication. Many pin companies offer “template” awards with five or 10-year milestones ready in pre-made molds. Often featuring gaudy stars or streamers, these prebaked designs are […]

5 Tips for Packaging Custom Pins

Written on December 19, 2018 at 8:39 pm, by

You’ve spent hours laboring over those custom pin designs and weeks waiting for production. All while working hard online to market your custom pins and drive attention to your work. But congratulations! You’ve made your first sale. But wait! Don’t skimp on your packaging. Making the coveted sale is exciting, but a pin’s packaging is […]

Finding the Best Custom Pin Manufacturer

Written on December 13, 2018 at 8:28 pm, by

Finding the Best Custom Pin Manufacturer   You might think the hardest step of getting a set of custom pins finished would be creating a design for your needs, but try googling “custom pin companies” sometime. You’ll be inundated by page after page of businesses and pin suppliers all purporting to be your one-stop shop […]

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting an Order of Custom Lapel Pins

Written on December 4, 2018 at 6:06 pm, by

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting an Order of Custom Lapel Pins   Choices are great. Which is why All About Pins is quite proud to offer thousands of customizations and color options for clients to tweak their custom pin designs. However, exciting as having choices is, we understand a huge list of possibilities […]

Custom Pins 101: Types of Pin Backs and Attachments

Written on November 20, 2018 at 3:59 pm, by

Knowing Your Pin Backs and Attachments From jackets and shirts to book bags and purses, pin attachments keep your custom pins, well, pinned and make a pin a pin. However, they’re too often an afterthought in the design process. With designers spending their time and energy adding line detail and polish to their pin designs but neglecting […]