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Photoscreen Pins VS Soft Enamel Pins

Often used for baseball world series pins or softball nationals pin, soft enamel and photoscreen pins make up about 99% of the team trading pins we make.

The difference between the two styles is one of the most frequent questions we get.

* Move your mouse over the images below for a closer look.

Photoscreen Pin

Photoscreen Pins

  • Made from stainless steel, die-cut into your design shape.
  • Full-color offset print graphics, suitable for great detail or even photos.
  • Epoxy coating to protect design, while providing a flat, smooth, shiny surface.
  • Approximately 0.8mm thick & 2/3 the weight of a same-size, same-shape soft enamel pin.
  • More quickly made than soft enamel pins, perfect for rush situation.
  • Most economical pin style that is suitable for trading.
Photoscreen Pin

Soft Enamel Pins

  • Made from die-struck iron metal by default and electroplated.
  • Color matching using PMS (Pantone) colors. many choices, but still limiting.
  • Epoxy coating is not included by default. This allows you to feel design's texture on the pin's surface.
  • Optional epoxy coating is free if desired, simply ask when ordering.
  • Approximately 1.2mm thick by default on a 1.50" pin. 50% heavier than photoscreen.
  • Colors are applied mostly by hand, leading to longer production times.
  • Small variations and minor surface imperfections are normal and characterstic of handcrafted work.

"If Metro Pins didn't manufacture your last custom lapel pin or trading pin - you probably paid too much!"

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