Offset Printed Pins

Offset printed pins are a type of custom pin that utilizes offset printing technology to create detailed and colorful designs. These offset printed pins can be used for a wide variety of purposes, whether it is vividly displaying the logo of your company or recognizing the hard work and accomplishments of employees. The design choices for offset printed pins are almost endless, and MetalPromo will even offer free product designs, as customer satisfaction is our top priority.

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Lapel Pin Types - Offset Printed Pins

why use offset printed pins?

Offset printed pins are a type of custom pin that utilizes offset printing technology to create detailed and colorful designs. Unlike enamel pins, where colors are separated by metal lines and individually filled, offset printed pins allow for the seamless integration of full-color images, gradients, and intricate details. Offset printed pins and soft enamel pins are two distinct types of custom pins with different manufacturing processes and visual characteristics. The design is printed directly onto the surface of the pin using a digital printing process similar to traditional offset printing. This method allows for full-color designs without the need for color separation. Offset printed pins have a smooth and flat surface with a glossy finish, similar to a high-quality printed photograph. Offset printing is often a cost-effective option for designs with multiple colors, as there is no need for individual color separation plates. 



pin design flexibility

Offset printed pins are the ideal choice for capturing intricate designs, including detailed logos, photographs, and illustrations. With the ability to represent subtle color shifts, fine lines, and complex patterns, offset printed pins offer a precision that may be challenging to achieve with other pin-making techniques. Utilizing state-of-the-art printing technology, these custom offset printed pins are shaped using a trimming tool once the color is set, allowing for highly versatile and unique designs. If you're seeking a versatile and long-lasting accessory for any event, including sports team functions or award ceremonies, offset printed pins are an excellent option to consider. The durability and high quality of offset printed pins make them a popular choice for various occasions and needs. 

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more cost effective

Offset printed pins are often regarded as a more cost-effective option for several key reasons. First, the technology allows for full-color printing without the need for metal lines to separate colors, eliminating the labor-intensive and costly process of hand-filling individual sections. Second, the precision of the offset printing method reduces errors and waste, meaning fewer resources are spent on reprints or adjustments. Third, the method is well-suited for bulk production, with cost savings becoming more significant as the quantity increases, providing substantial economies of scale. Fourth, the ability to adapt to intricate and multicolored designs without additional expenses makes it a budget-friendly choice for complex imagery. Lastly, the quick turnaround time can further reduce costs, making offset printed pins a practical and economical choice for businesses and individuals alike.

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Ideal for complex designs

Offset printed pins are particularly ideal for complex designs, and there are several reasons for this suitability. First, the offset printing method allows for full-color reproduction, including gradients and subtle shades, enabling the realization of intricate and multicolored designs without the need for metal lines to separate colors. Second, the precision of this printing technique can accurately capture fine lines, tiny details, and complex patterns, making it perfect for reproducing detailed logos, photographs, or illustrations. Third, the surface finish, often protected with a smooth epoxy resin coating, provides a glossy appearance that enhances the visual appeal of complex images. Fourth, the flexibility of offset printing enables the customization of pins to virtually any shape or design without compromising the integrity of the original image. Lastly, the technology's adaptability means that even the most complicated designs can be faithfully replicated on the pins, making offset printed pins the go-to choice for those looking to translate complex imagery into a tangible and attractive form.

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Providing high-quality offset printed pins

MetalPromo is a business that has been offering top-quality custom printed pins for over 15 years. We specialize in a wide range of lapel pins, and we guarantee that you will find the perfect lapel pin for your organization, club, or sports team. Providing the ultimate customer service is our main priority, as we offer free shipping and artwork for each order. We will also match the prices of competitors, as customer satisfaction is our utmost concern.

Interested in learning more about custom printed pins? Contact us today and create your own custom printed pin!

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Our design process

MetalPromo Design Process Step 1

Your Idea

Give us your idea and we will give you a design! Our free design services can help turn your idea into a reality.

MetalPromo Design Process Step 2

Free Design

Let our talented team of artists design perfect for you. Our artists won't stop till you are satisfied. And it's free!

MetalPromo Design Process Step 3

Finished Product

Once approved, we create, inspect, and ship your order, with your satisfaction as our priority.

Example of our offset printed pins pricing

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Common FAQs

General Offset Printed Pins 

How long does it take to receive my pins?

Our standard production will vary by pin style, but is typically within 2-3.5 weeks turn time.

What is your minimum order quantity?

The minimum lapel pin order quantity is 25. You can order any quantity as long as it meets our minimum. There are various price point breaks based on quantity that provide some great savings.

What are the most common pin sizes people order?

The most commonly ordered pin sizes .75”-1.25”. While these are the most common sizes, we can do .50”-4.0” large. The size can also depend on your artwork or the details you are envisioning for your design. If there are more details, then we may have to go up in size. We can help you with determining a good size, in those scenarios.

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Shipping Offset Printed Pins 

Is Shipping Free?

We offer free shipping as part of your order package when shipping domestically within the US. We also offer free shipping to military APO / FPO / DPO addresses overseas as support for our Active duty men & women. For all other shipping locations we will provide you with options based on cost & delivery time so you can pick what works best for you.

How Do You Ship?

We have agreements with FedEx, UPS, & USPS to provide shipping to a wide variety of addresses. We Also ship to APO / FPO / DPO addresses for FREE!

Do you ship to APO/FPO addresses?

We do offer shipping to APO / FPO addresses at no extra charge to our service men and women. Please keep in mind that shipping to an APO / FPO address will add 1-3 weeks to the order production and shipping timelines.

Do you offer any rush options?

We can offer rush production during certain times of the year for an extra charge. Our customer care team can answer any questions regarding rush options and availability.

Product Type Offset Printed Pins 

What attachment options exist for my pins?

We have a number of pin attachments that we offer, from magnetic backings to different clutches. You can see all the options

What is the difference between a soft enamel, hard enamel, and offset printed pin?

For soft enamel, you will be able to feel the ridges of the metal separating the colors. For hard enamel, you will have more of a smooth, polished look. For offset printed, we print directly onto the metal and there is a epoxy dome over the top of the pin.

What is the difference between a die struck and die cast pin?

Die struck pins have the designs transferred to a front & back (optional) mold, the raw iron or brass being struck by each mold with enough force to transfer both the raised & recessed areas of the design into the pin metal. Die-Cast molds are fit together and molten zinc metal is injected into the die to create the pin.

Production Offset Printed Pins 

How long do you keep my mold for if I wish to re-order?

We will keep your mold on stock for 3 years. If you need more pins we can easily remake them for you.

What are the pins made out of?

Your pins could be made out of brass, iron, or zinc, depending on design, budget, and aesthetic preferences. When options present themselves we’ll work with you to determine your best option.

Simply put, what is the process from submitting my form to receiving my pins?

We have worked with 1000’s of clients and make the process EASY from start to finish, fast, and pain free.

The 1st step is to submit your pin design ideas and details through our website here or by contacting our customer care team.
We’ll provide you an initial estimate and pin design proof within 24 hours of your submission.
If needed, we offer free revisions until we get the design exactly how you envisioned it.
Lastly, once you approve your final proof and complete the final invoice payment we will send your project to production.

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We made it easy for you to order your next product online! With our fast and friendly service you will get exactly what you wanted in no time at all. Our team has been helping customers for years and we are experts in the business.

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