1. The mold for photo-etched pins is made with chemicals. Enamel color is then filled in the depressed areas to create the pin. Usually, an epoxy layer is placed on top to give the pin a smooth finish.
2. The base of the pin is thinner than other pins.
3. A good choice when fine details are needed and cost is a concern.
1. Photo etched lapel pins are manufactured by taking an image of your design and transfering it from film onto the surface of a sheet of metal. 2. Your design is then etched into the brass or copper using an acid etching process. 3. Then all of the acids and other impurities are carefully cleaned from the surface. 4. The indentations created by the acid etching process are then filled with the enamel colors. each color is applied by hand, one at a time, using different sized syringes. the lapel pins are then cut from the sheet according to your custom design. non-colored (raised) sections of the lapel pins are then plated and polished to a shiny finish. 5. An optional epoxy protective coating (dome) can then be applied to protect the color enamels from being scratched or damaged. 6. OEM & ODM are welcome.