Pin badges can make good and cost-effective promotional products. Besides being cheap, they are timeless and can fit people of different age groups. If you are a DIY enthusiast, you can find a good tutorial on YouTube and make your own pin badges.
However, if you are not in a position to make the badges, you can opt for a manufacturer. Manufacturers are a good option if you require many pin badges with unique designs and customizations. Below are tips on what to consider when making pin badges.
Develop a Design
Step one is developing a design and deciding how you want the pin badges to look. You can draw inspiration from existing ideas on the market. Better yet, if you are not on a tight budget, why not hire a professional designer?
The designer will help you choose the right font and colors that match the message. They will also make the designer look professional and stand out. On the other hand, you can look for a manufacturer with a team of in-house designers.
The in-house designers will offer pro-bono design services. If you have a design ready, they will fine-tune it to make it look better.
Identify Your Target Market
Have your target market in mind if you are making your own pin badges to promote your brand or product. This will help you, especially during the design process. You want pieces that your customers will relate to.
For example, if you have a young customer base, you can design pin badges with famous cartoon characters or superheroes.
Choose the Material
Most pin badges are made from metal and enamel paint. Enamel paint is a good choice as it creates an opaque and glossy finish upon drying. For the enamel, you can choose between hard or soft enamel depending on your taste and design.
Soft enamel works best if you have a detailed design. However, if you are after a smoother finish with a color-blocked style; we recommend going for hard enamel. Custom hard enamel is costlier than soft enamel, but the pins are higher quality.
Look for a Manufacturer
You can make your own pin badges for an upcoming trade fair or product launch. Having a badge manufacturer onboard will make the process smoother. Consider your budget when looking for potential manufacturers.
A good tip is to always ask for quotes to see if they are within your budget. Don’t forget to mention the number of pin badges you want, the material, and design, and don’t forget about the delivery times.
Read reviews from past clients to learn more about the manufacturer. Preview the testimonial section to see some of the brands they have worked with. Also, look at some of their past works to see if they match the quality you want.
The tips in this guide will help you make the best pin badges for your brand. Ensure that you have your budget in place to avoid overspending. Also, ensure that you make the exact number of pin badges needed, especially when creating a limited-edition product.