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Custom Hard Enamel Lapel Pins:
A Polished Way to Commemorate Milestones & Reward Achievements

Looking for a classic pin that makes a big impression for your special event or occasion? It’s hard to beat the showy, sophisticated style of hard enamel pins. This popular pin choice is also referred to as a cloisonné pin or epola pin.

What is a hard enamel lapel pin?

A hard enamel pin is a high-quality pin with a professional and elegant appearance. It’s die-struck, which means it’s made from stamped metal such as iron, copper, or brass to create a solid piece. The pin is then filled with colored enamel by hand or machine.

Unlike with soft enamel pins, the enamel is added all the way to the top of the recessed areas to create a uniform surface. After, the pin is baked to harden the enamel and then polished to create a sleek, glassy finish that’s not disrupted by metal edges.

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Hard enamel pins vs. soft enamel pins

While soft enamel pins have a textured feel, hard enamel pins feel smooth and flat. Their construction makes them more durable and scratch-resistant than soft enamel pins. And though hard enamel pins are affordable, they cost a bit more than soft enamel due to their labor-intensive fabrication process.

Hard enamel pins offer a supreme level of customization, but they may not be the right choice for designs with subtle detail. This is because smaller details can be difficult to see after the pin has gone through the polishing process. If you have an intricate design, consider going with soft enamel instead.

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What are hard enamel pins used for?

With their luminous finish and metallic trim, hard enamel pins resemble fine jewelry. That’s why they’re the perfect choice for:

Anniversary pins
Fundraising pins
Membership pins
Corporate pins
Commemorative pins
Collectible pins
Employee recognition pins
Years of service pins

Key Features of Custom Hard Enamel Pins

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Smooth, glossy surface

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Pristine, jewelry-like appearance

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Durable, scratch-resistant finish

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Higher price point than soft enamel pins

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Makes a meaningful gift Ideal for: Commemorative occasions and awards

Order Your Custom Hard Enamel Lapel Pins Today

Whether you already have a vision for your hard enamel pin—or you need expert guidance on a design—Sunset Pins and Coins is here for you! With 20 years of experience in the business, we deliver a high level of personal attention at every phase of the process. You’ll work with the same friendly team member from the moment you submit your request to the time your pins arrive at your door.

View pricing for hard enamel pins or start your order now. Questions? Give us a call at 800-890-2789 or email us at

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