Uses of Enamel Pins / Collars Pins / Lapel Pins
Lapels make it easy to recognize members of prominent clubs and organizations such as protection of wild life, environment protection and sports clubs.
Lapel pins are made from methods and materials like enamel, offset printed, silkscreen, die struck and photo-etched. In the photo-etched lapels, the image is transferred from the negative of a photograph onto the surface of the metal. Using acid it is then etched, cleaned and then colored. If many colors are used on the emblem, the coloring is done one at a time by hand.
It is then baked for 12-15 minutes at 450 F, after which it is cut into the required shape and polished. Of course custom made lapels are expensive, but when ordered in bulk will be less expensive. The photo-etched lapels are the best choice for intricate designs. They are highly polished with a smooth finish and the logo and text are clear.
Besides being used as showpieces, lapels pins have served several good causes like cancer awareness and for fund raising. They are given as awards to encourage employees in the quest for excellence. In educational institutions, top rankers and students holding important positions in their school wear lapels to show their identity. In the soccer fields, fans wear lapel pins on their shirt collars or caps to show their support to their favorite teams. Lapels pins are also great collectible items.
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