Product Name                             
Marathon Running Sport Medal
Material
Zinc alloy, Brass, Iron, Stainless steel, Copper, Pewter
Shape
Custom shape, 3D, 2D, Flat, Full 3D, Double side or single side
Process
Die casting , Stamping, Spin casting, Printing
Size
Custom size
Finishing
Shiny / Matte / Antique
Plating
Nickel / Copper / Gold / Brass / Chrome / Dyed black
Antique
Antique nickel / Antique Bronze / Antique gold /Antique silver
Color
Soft enamel / Synthetic enamel / Hard Enamel
Fittings
Ribbon or custom fittings
Pack
Individual polybag packing, Quick custom barcode pack
Pack plus
Velvet box, Paper box, Blister Pack, Heat seal, Food safe pack

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Materials:

zinc alloy

  • Density: 7.4g/cm3
  • Die casting craftsmanship
  • Suitable for 3D design and large quantity production
  • Thickness can be more than 30mm
  • Medium hardness
  • Can be plated (see plating color)

Iron_Plate

  • Density: 7.8g/cm3
  • Stamping craftsmanship
  • Can be magnetic
  • Cheaper than brass and zinc alloy
  • High hardness, heavy
  • Can be plated (see plating color)

brass-sheet-plate

  • Density: 8.9g/cm3
  • Stamping craftsmanship
  • Top grade material, long lasting
  • Bendable
  • Medium hardness, very heavy
  • Can be plated (see plating color)

Aluminum-plate

  • Density: 2.7g/cm3
  • Stamping craftsmanship
  • Soft, easy to bend and will not rust
  • Cheaper than iron
  • Low hardness, very light
  • Can NOT be plated, can only be anodized (colorful)

tin lead alloy

  • Density: 9.4g/cm3
  • Spin casting craftsmanship
  • Suitable for 3D design (better than zinc alloy)
  • Smooth surface
  • High hardness, very heavy
  • Can be plated (see plating color)

Plating Chart:

Plating-Chart

FAQs:

All materials as well as manufacturing processes from Cheap Lapel Pins Factory to produce PVC items comply strictly with international regulations. We understand your concern for this matter and we know that dealing with customers from all around the world requires that our products also comply with local regulations.

Yes, “double plating” can be done. But, if you plan to make an order with such process, please confirm with our account executive in advanced. [email protected]

There are three main differences between these two processes:

  • As it is inferred by their names, “Cloisonne stamped with Hard Enamel” & “Brass Photo-etching with Soft Enamel” do not refer to the same manufacturing processes. Cloisonne stamped with Hard Enamel refers to stamping. The material which is being stamped is Copper. On the other hand, Photo-etching is done only with Brass. In this process, the Brass plate will be sprayed with acid solution in order to draw the recesses and cavities.
  • The second main difference between the two processes is the final colour aspect. You can refer to question No. 4 to understand the difference between Hard and Soft Enamel colouring. Yet, it is important to note that Soft Enamel used in Photo-etching will display a flat surface with nearly no recess.
  • Finally, Photo-Etching with Soft Enamel will be cheaper than Copper stamped with Hard Enamel.

The major differences between these three colouring materials will be in terms of aspect and quality:

  • Synthetic Enamel: will probably be the best material to render bright and flashy colours. Furthermore, the process used enables to give a shiny aspect. Finally, the colours will be leveled even with the metal boarders. The front-side surface of the item will be totally flat.
  • Hard Enamel: distinguishes itself from Soft and Synthetic Enamel. In its primary aspect, Hard Enamel is in powder. It liquefies whenever it is baked. Although the colours will not render as well as Soft and Synthetic Enamel, Hard Enamel will last hundred of year without changing or being scratched.
  • Soft Enamel: is generally used for products of lower quality. It can be recognized easily, as the colours will be in recess compared to the boarders. The boarders will distinctly appear on a first plan.

It depends of the artwork. The artwork will define which process will best fit your inquiry between “Printing” and “Stamping”. According to the artwork, and your budget we will then be able to make our best recommendation.

“Cloisonne” is the technical term that designates items with metal borders. In fact, these borders are of major importance in the process. These borders have the purpose of separating each single-coloured zone. Before enamelling, these borders constitute the cavities that need to be filled out with different colour enamel.

Similarly to iron, Stainless Steel is a very dense material. When stamped, Stainless Steel might damage the mould. Furthermore, stamping Stainless Steel often results in a high default rate. Deformations and irregularities are frequent.

It is possible but since the result is not always satisfying and is expensive, we would not recommend to our customers for this kind of combination.

As general rule, it is that only Brass, Copper, Iron, Zinc alloy can be plated in our facilities.

Yes, but there are several strong technical aspects that make the process of combining Iron and Synthetic Enamel very costly and fairly incompatible.

First, Iron is the cheapest material and is commonly used to get a product of a lower quality at a inexpensive price. On the other hand, Synthetic Enamel is the colouring material of the highest quality. Obviously, the combination of the two is contradictory.

Secondly, let’s focus on the technical aspects:
On one hand, Iron is a very dense material. As moulds used to process stamping are made in high tensile steal, it is very easy to damage the mould during process. As a consequence, iron cannot be stamped very deeply at risk of damaging the mould.
On the other hand, Synthetic Enamel requires deeper recess. The deeper, the better. Why? Because the polishing process is different from Soft Enamel. Items processed with Synthetic Enamel are polished with stone. Polishing with stone gives the shiny aspect and levels the colours with the “cloisons” (Cloisonne) to make them even by removing the excess paint. For this reason, the use of Synthetic Enamel requires heavy stamping.

Finally, polishing items coloured with Synthetic Enamel requires rinsing with water to remove particles and protect the item from heating. As a result, the iron tends to rust and give unsatisfactory results.

The CMYK printing is based on 4 colours of reference: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. But the high definition of this process relies on the fact that these 4 colours are printed on a “white” background. In the case where the printing fits exactly to the outside cutting, the white colour covers the whole surface. But if a metal boarder must appear, we will need an additional frame to define the surface to print in white, which will be smaller than the outside cutting.

It depends. It is important to realize that the Offset printing and Silkscreen printing are two processes fundamentally different. They are used for different purposes. Offset printing will be used for complex artwork with gradual colours and many details. And Silkscreen printing will be used for simpler artwork with a precise number of colours.

For further details, please refer to question #12, “What is the difference between offset printing and silkscreen printing?”

First of all, Silkscreen and Offset printing do not refer to the same colour guides. Silkscreen printing is done refering to the Pantone (or HKS) color reference. On the other hand, Offset printing refers to the CMYK color reference.

Secondly, the two processes are used for different purposes; Silkscreen will be used for artworks with non-gradient printing, while Offset printing will be used for artwork with gradient colors printing (example: a photo picture)

Thirdly, the painting colours used for Silkscreen printing is thicker than the one used for Offset printing. Offset printing uses painting colours that are more liquid to get thinner grain and detailed definition.

Freedee is a totally unique concept and differentiates from 3D PVC as it offers the possibility to reproduce any shape with smooth edges with no constraints of thickness.

Whenever your order is shipped, a shipping advise will be sent to you the same day with all the information concerning this shipment as well as the tracking number.

To obtain samples, please contact us at the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Yes we do have a catalog. But remember that Cheap Lapel Pins Factory is specialized in providing customized products.

Our dedication to constantly match our customers quality expectations has led us to get ISO 9002 certification.

Printing process: 3 weeks, Urgent order: 48 hours is possible.

Photo etched: 3 weeks, Urgent order: 4 days is possible.

Stamping: 3 to 4 weeks, Urgent order: 7 days is possible.

Casting: 3 to 4 weeks, Urgent order: 10 days is possible

Cheap Lapel Pins Factory is Audited by NBC Universal. We do not only believe that our job consists in making good products but also building strong and long-term relationship with our customers. Our reputation among customers and their satisfaction are the main reasons for our success.

Furthermore, whenever a customer makes an order, we can make approval samples on request. It is also in our own interest to get approval from the customer first before starting production. This is how we can afford a “Full After-Sales Service”. If the product does not meet your strict requirements, we can provide either immediate refund or immediate remakes at no extra cost to you.

We have set up this model in order to set customers in a position of confidence and reliability.

Sorry, we don’t provide this type of service.

Information required for quotation differs among the different types of items we can provide. The three main categories are the following:

  1. ENAMEL PINS:MATERIAL & PROCESS:
    Copper stamped with Synthetic Enamel; Copper stamped with Soft Enamel; Copper stamped with Hard Enamel; Brass Photo Etched with Soft Enamel; Iron stamped with Soft Enamel; Zinc Alloy, Die Casting
    PLATING:
    Gold / Nickel / Black Nickel / Copper / Brass / Silver
    COLOURING:
    Please specify the number of colours wanted whatever the process you require.
    SIZE:
    width (in mm) / height (in mm)
    THICKNESS:
    Please specify the thickness of the item in millimetres (mm)
    QUANTITY:
    Please specify the quantity wanted. Due to unforeseen production defects, if the ordered quantity is less than 2.501 pieces, a 5% failure rate is possible. Please also understand the difficulties involved in re-producing small quantities to make up a deficiency
  2. PRINTING PINS:
    MATERIAL & PROCESS:
    Brass Offset Printing / Brass Silkscreen Printing Stainless Steel Offset Printing / Aluminium Offset Printing
    PLATING:
    Gold / Nickel black / Nickel / Copper / Brass / Silver
    BORDER:
    White border / Metal border / Without border
    COLOURING:
    Please specify the number of colours wanted whatever the process you require.
    SIZE:
    width (in mm) / height (in mm)
    THICKNESS:
    Please specify the thickness of the item in millimetres (mm)
    QUANTITY:
    Please specify the quantity wanted. Due to unforeseen production defects, if the ordered quantity is less than 2.501 pieces, a 5% failure rate is possible. Please also understand the difficulties involved in re-producing small quantities to make up a deficiency.
  3. RUBBERIZED PVC ITEMS
    DESIGN:
    Flat / 2 Dimensions (2D) / 3 Dimensions (3D) / Freedee Concept
    COLOURING:
    Please specify the number of colours wanted whatever the process you require.
    SIZE: width (in mm) / height (in mm)
    THICKNESS:
    Please specify the thickness of the item in millimetres (mm)
    QUANTITY:
    Please specify the quantity wanted. Due to unforeseen production defects, if the ordered quantity is less than 2.501 pieces, a 5% failure rate is possible. Please also understand the difficulties involved in re-producing small quantities to make up a deficiency.

Since the prices are fluctuating these days.  We are unable to give out a stable price list.

Please contact our sales for quotation or further information: [email protected]

No MOQ. But the more larger QTY, the Cheaper price.

  • as an email attachment (Max 5 MB)
  • send by any courier companies

Depending on the type of item you need, the method will differ:

  • If your inquiry concerns “Enamel Pins”:We will need your cooperation and glad to receive the following three necessities in the package by express or by e-mail. They are essential for starting a perfect production!!!
    > An actual size drawing.
    > Black and white drawing: 200%
    > Colour drawing: 200%

Remarks:
Metals cloisons separating different colours should be no smaller than 0.7mm
Metal cloisons separating areas of the same colour should be no smaller than 0.5mm
Coloured area should be no smaller than 1mm Square

The above remarks do not apply to pins made using offset and silk-screen printing methods.

  • If your inquiry concerns Offset Printing:
    To have the best print result, the resolution of your image must be 500DPI, uncompressed tiff file is the best, Photo shop is ok too. .JPEG is not recommended at all.