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Enamel Football Badges Italian Serie A 2016-2017

The 2016-2017 Serie A (known as Serie A TIM) goes into the 115th season. Juventus are the defending champions. All clublogos of the Serie A remained unchanged. Below the actual Enamel Football Pin Badges overview of this season.

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New West Ham United Logo Revealed

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Premier League club West Ham United will celebrate its move to the Olympic Stadium with a new crest that was shown off for the first time almost two years ago.

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This image shows the new West Ham crest, next to the previous one.

Based on the club's traditional claret and blue colors, the new West Ham 2016-2017 badge introduces a simples and more streamlined outer shape, with the iconic hammers taking the center stage in gold. The castle from the earlier West Ham crest has been removed and the West Ham United text moved from the outside to the top of the shape, while a London writing can now be seen at the lower end.

New Queens Park Rangers Crest Revealed

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English Championship club Queens Park Rangers revealed their new crest after they allowed all fans to vote for the new QPR crest from four options that were based on the feedback from an initial survey and various meetings with the Supporters Consultation Committee.

Four consistent views became clear following supporters’ feedback.

SHAPE & HOOPS

The first and most obvious change to the crest is that of a change in shape. The new circular design was by far the most popular with fans during consultation, with 57% of supporters choosing it as their preference, with just 12% wishing to keep a coat of arms.

The round design takes inspiration from our former crests – the centre of the 1970’s crest that was commonly used on shirts during that era, and then the 1982 crest that was used until 2008.

The two circles used in the design also represent the Hoops for which the club is famously known. This was important to our fans with 57% of them wanting to see the Hoops represented in this new design. 

INITIALS

The initials QPR appeared on our club crests between 1975 and 2008 – and 64% of fans wanted to see this return in the new design after it was excluded in the last crest.

YEAR

Of all of the possible elements for inclusion in the new crest – 1882 – was by far the most popular. The year, which signifies the very earliest roots of our Club’s beginnings, is included once again, after 74% of those surveyed expressed their desire to see this feature on the crest.

SIMPLICITY

Many elements of the Club’s previous crests were discussed in the consultation period, including: the banderole, the horseshoe, the crosses, the crown, the football, and reference to Loftus Road. However, the overwhelming response from fans was a desire to keep it simple. In fact, more than half of those surveyed opted to have none of these appear on the new crest.

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Read more at http://www.qpr.co.uk/news/article/new-qpr-crest-launched-3097024.aspx#6qSvPBY5fvaYOBql.99

Source: www.qpr.co.uk


The Arsenal Crest

Source: www.arsenal.com

In 1888, just two years after the formation of the Club, Arsenal, then called Royal Arsenal, adopted its first crest (2).

This was based largely on the coat of arms of the Borough of Woolwich (1).The Club was based in the Borough from its formation until 1913, playing at Plumstead Common; Sportsman Ground; Manor Ground; Invicta Ground and the Manor Ground again before heading across London to Highbury, Islington prior to the move to Emirates Stadium.

The original badge comprised three columns, which, although they look like chimneys, are in actual fact cannons. The significance of the cannons to the Borough of Woolwich derives from the long military history surrounding the area. The Royal Arsenal, Royal Artillery Regiment and various military hospitals – which still dot the landscape today – were all prominent in the Borough. 

1) The Coat of Arms of the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich
2) Royal Arsenal's first crest, 1888 

The cannons on the original crest were obviously a reference to the military influence in Woolwich and despite the Club’s ties with the area being cut 89 years ago, the cannon theme has developed throughout the years and has remained prominent on the Gunners different crests down the years, including the new design. In the early days the crest was not as significant a part of a football club’s identity as it is today. Shirts remained plain, unless commemorating a significant match, an FA Cup Final for example, and the crest was generally reserved for official headed stationery, matchday programmes and handbooks.

Following Arsenal’s move north to Highbury in 1913, it wasn’t immediately apparent that the Club would embrace the Woolwich Arsenal legacy and keep the cannon as a recognisable motif. The Club soon became just ‘Arsenal’, the Great War affected football for four seasons and recommencing in 1919/20 ‘normal’ football took some time to settle. During all of this period there was no sign of a crest as such but, in the first matchday programme of the 1922/23 season, when the Gunners played Burnley, a new club crest (3) was revealed – a fearsome looking cannon – that would have sat proudly in the Royal Arsenal of Woolwich. As can be seen the vertical cannons have gone with the new design featuring a single eastward pointing cannon. Whoever designed this robust looking weapon saw his handiwork used by the Club for just three seasons however, and for the start of the 1925/26 season, the Gunners changed to a westward pointing, narrower cannon (4) with the legend ‘The Gunners’ remaining next to it.

3) Club crest 1922-1925. 4) Club crest 1925-1949

The derivation of the narrower cannon has never been officially confirmed, but the cannons on the crest of the Royal Arsenal Gatehouse in Woolwich (5) are uncannily similar to that used as the Gunners’ symbol. This cannon crest remained prominent in the Arsenal matchday programme and other publications for 17 seasons. It changed slightly through the years with the wording eventually disappearing, but, despite being usurped by the Victoria Concordia Crescit crest in 1949 it has remained a basic symbol of the Club ever since, featuring on official merchandise and stationary throughout the years right up until the present day.

5) The Royal Arsenal Gatehouse in Woolwich. 6) The first VCC 'Victoria Concordia Crescit' crest, 1949

The VCC crest (6), which the current crest replaced, had been Arsenal’s symbol since appearing in the first programme of season 1949/50. It would appear to have been in the minds of the Gunners hierarchy for at least a year prior to this. In the final matchday programme of the 1947/48 League Championship winning season, ‘Marksman’ (aka Harry Homer), the programme editor of the day, wrote: “...my mind seeks an apt quotation with which to close this season which has been such a glorious one for Tom Whittaker, Joe Mercer and all connected with The Gunners. Shall we turn for once to Latin? ‘Victoria Concordia Crescit’. Translation: ‘Victory grows out of harmony.’”

Two seasons later and Arsenal unveiled its new crest which incorporated Marksman’s Latin maxim. Tom Whittaker explained in the 1949/50 handbook (which also included the new crest) that the Club had been impressed by Marksman’s motto and it had now been officially adopted by the Club. The new crest also featured ‘Arsenal’ in a gothic style typeface, the westward facing cannon, the Borough of Islington’s coat of arms and ermine. 

7) A later version of the VCC crest. 8) 'Cleaned up' VCC crest, 2001

For the next 53 years this crest remained largely unchanged (7), though at the start of the 2001/02 season it was ‘cleaned up’ somewhat (8) for commercial reasons, with a solid yellow replacing the different tones of gold and Victoria Concordia Crescit written in a less ornate typeface.

The Club’s identity has thus evolved over the years and the decision to formulate a new crest (9) in 2002 was two-fold. Firstly, as the VCC crest incorporated many separate elements introduced over a number of years, there was uncertainty surrounding its exact origination. Consequently, the Club was unable to copyright the crest. Secondly, it had always been one of the Club’s primary objectives to embrace the future and move forward. With Emirates Stadium on the horizon and the Gunners consistently challenging for domestic and European honours, the Club believed it was the ideal time to introduce a new crest. 

9) Current Club crest used since 2002. 10) 125th Anniversary crest

The shirt for the 2011/12 season featured a special 125th anniversary crest design (10) combining the graphic of the first Club crest with the current version.

The celebratory design features 15 laurel leaves to the left side of the Club's crest to reflect the detail on the reverse of the six pence pieces paid by 15 men to establish the Club - the laurel leaves also represent strength.

The 15 oak leaves to the right of the crest acknowledge the founders who would meet in the local Royal Oak pub. Underneath the crest is one of the first recorded mottos related to the armament and battle - 'Forward' - with the anniversary dates of 1886 and 2011 either side of the heart of the shirt.


THE ART DECO CREST

It was inlaid into the floor of the 'Marble Halls', it sat proudly over Highbury's main entrance on Avenell Road and was even forged onto the heavy steel doors themselves.

The hexagonal Art Deco "A-football-C" symbol has been synonymous with Arsenal Football Club since the 1930's and still appears today on scarves, badges and mugs in the Club shop; but what do we know about the history and design of this stylish Art Deco symbol? 

The Art Deco Crest above Highbury's main entrance

Britain's leading authority on football stadia and author of 'Football Grounds of England and Wales', Simon Inglis, explains further...

"When Herbert Chapman took over the Club in 1925 it took him a little while to appreciate what the possibilities of a club in central London were.

"One of the first things Chapman and Claude Waterlow Ferrier [the architect of Highbury's East and West stands] did was to "rebrand" the Club.

"They created the symbol with the 'A' (standing for 'Arsenal'), the ball ('Football') and the 'C' ('Club'), which is in itself a fantastic piece of corporate branding.

"You look all around Highbury and you see examples of that. Taking football from the Victorian era into the 20th century. This is what Highbury embodied, the synthesis between architecture and innovation."

Although Chapman died two years before the iconic East Stand was opened his legacy and the symbol he helped to create live on.1 / 13

New Badge Manchester City FC Revealed

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The badge, which has been described as a ‘modern original’, follows a 30-day consultation period and a series of lectures on the badges’ history by Manchester Football Expert Gary James, during which thousands of Cityzens fed back to the club as to whether, and if so how, they wanted the badge to evolve.  

Fans also gave their thoughts as to which symbols they considered most reflective of the Club and representative of the city of Manchester itself.

The first and most obvious change is to that of a round design, as used in two of the Club’s three previous crests, and which emerged as by far the most popular shape following consultation. Only one third  (34%) of supporters expressed a desire to retain the existing Eagle badge shape.

Unsurprisingly, the badge is dominated by blue (94%) and white (68%) , by far the most popular two colours.

The fans’ three favourite symbols, all of which are integral to the new design were, in order of preference:

 - the Manchester ship (85%) which has appeared on all three of the club’s previous badges and symbolises the city’s trading links and its global outlook

 - the three rivers  (67%) - the Irwell,  Medlock and Irk -  the lifeblood of the city, featured on Manchester’s coat of arms and which have featured on two of the club’s three previous badges

 - the red rose  (60%) from the original Manchester coat of arms and one of the past badges, symbolising the Club’s early heritage and historic connection with Lancashire

The three symbols are contained in an evolved version of the current shield, which is larger and features a flatter-top than in the past, echoing that of the Manchester coat of arms.  The shield is seen touching the outer ring to bring modernity to the overall badge and to allow the shield to stand alone as a recognisable symbol in its own right.

Notable feedback from Cityzens included a keenness to see more than just the Club’s initials in the badge. Consequently ‘Manchester’ and ‘City’ are prominently displayed in stand out text on a white outer ring as featured in the club’s last round badge.

Finally, the year of the club’s foundation – 1894- is included for the first time as simple, but visible reminder of the club’s long-standing heritage and constancy.

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The A-League is a professional men’s soccer league, run by Football Federation Australia (FFA). At the top of the Australian league system, it is the country's primary competition for the sport. The A-League was established in 2004 as a successor to the National Soccer League (NSL) and competition commenced in August 2005. The league is currently contested by ten teams; nine based in Australia and one based in New Zealand. It is known as the Hyundai A-League (HAL) through a sponsorship arrangement with the Hyundai Motor Company.

Seasons run from October to May and include a 27-round regular season and an end-of-season finals series playoff tournament involving the highest-placed teams, culminating in a grand final match. The winner of the regular season tournament is dubbed 'premier' and the winner of the grand final is 'champion'. This differs from the other major football codes in Australia, where 'premier' refers to the winner of the grand final and the winner of the regular season is the minor premier. The A-League's non-standard terminology is reflective of the increased prestige associated with winning the regular season in soccer compared to other football codes in Australia.

Successful A-League clubs gain qualification into the continental competition, the Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL) also known as AFC Champions League. Since the league’s inaugural season, a total of six clubs have been crowned A-League Premiers and five clubs have been crowned A-League Champions.

The logos of the teams of the current season:

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Premier League Team Crest Pin Badges 2015-2016

AFC Bournemouth

Newcomer The Cherries has one New Crest Pin Badge available on its Website. It costs 1.99 GBP per piece. Shipping Costs are 3.95 GBP for UK First Class Recorded, 5,95 GBP for UK Special Delivery. 9.95 GBP International Signed for.

Shop at : www.afcbdirect.co.uk

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Arsenal FC

At the Arsenal FC Website this season Pin Badges are only sold in combination with Keyrings.

There are three versions available: The Arsenal Antique Crest Keyring and Badge Set, The Arsenal Crest Keyring and Badge Set, The Arsenal Street Sign Keyring and Badge Set. All three of them are available at 6.00 GBP per Set. Shipping Costs: 1 Item UK: 4.95 GBP, Over 1 item: 4.95 GBP, Europe: 1 Item: 8.00 GBP, over 1 Item: 12.00 GBP.

Shop at: www.arsenaldirect.arsenal.com

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Aston Villa FC

At the Aston Villa FC Website you can choose 12 different Aston Villa Badges. They vary in price from 2.50 GBP to 3.00 GBP. Shipping Costs UK: Standard: 4.95 GBP, Next Day 6.95 GBP, Most European Countries: 12.00 GBP.

Shop at: www.shop.avfc.co.uk

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Chelsea FC

At Chelsea FC Store you can choose the Chelsea 2014-15 Commemorative Badge (New Arrival) AT 3,71 GBP the Chelsea 15/16 Home Kit Badge (New Arrival) AT 2,297 GBP, the Chelsea Nostaglia Logo Pin Badge at 2.97 GBP and the Chelsea 2014/2015 Premier League Champions Badge at 3,71 GBP.

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Next to this, they offer Chelsea 6 Piece Badge Set for 13.34 GBP, a Chelsea Uefa Champions League Badge Set at      7,41 GBP, A Chelsea Champions of Europe Pin Badge Collector Set at 26,69 GBP, and the Top Model, a Chelsea Champions of Europe Pin Badge Collector Set in Acrylic Case for 71,16 GBP. Shipping Costs UK: Standard: 4.95 GBP, Next Day 6.95 GBP, International Shipping Rates depend on weight.

Shop at : www.chelseamegastore.com



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Crystal Palace FC

Crystal Palace FC has several badges in its online store available. All around 3.00 GBP per piece. Shipping Costs UK: Standard: 5.00 GBP, International Shipping Rates for Europe: 12.00 GBP, Rest of the World: 18.00 GBP.

Shop at: https://retail.cpfcstore.co.uk/

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Everton FC

Everton FC has badges in its store a Set of Badges and combinations of badges with other souvenirs.  They vary in price from 2.94 GBP to 3.68 GBP per piece, the set is 10.29 GBP and the combinations vary from 5.88 GBP to 7.35 GBP. Shipping Costs UK: Standard: 4.95 GBP.

Shop at: evertondirect.evertonfc.com

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Leicester City FC

Leicester City has also various badges in its shop.  They all have a standard price of 3.00 GBP. Shipping Costs UK: Standard: 6.00 GBP, Europe: 10.95 GBP, Rest of the World: 14.95 GBP.

Shop at: www.lcfcdirect.com

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Liverpool FC

Liverpool FC has badges in its store a Set of Badges and combinations of badges with other souvenirs.  They vary in price from 3.00 GBP per piece, the set are between 6.00 and 30.00 GBP and the combination is 5.00 GBP. Shipping Costs UK: Standard: 3.95 GBP, Europe 6.95 GBP, Rest of the World: 6.95 GBP.

Shop at: store.liverpoolfc.com

Manchester City FC

Manchester City has badges in its store a Set of Badges and combinations of badges with other souvenirs. They vary in price from 2.21 and 3.68 GBP per piece, the set costs 15.44 GBP and the combination is 6.62 GBP. Shipping Costs UK: Standard: 4.95 GBP.

Shop at: shop.mcfc.co.uk

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Manchester United

Manchester United has only a limited selection of badges in its store. They vary in price from 5.88 to 13.23 GBP for a set. Shipping Costs UK: Standard: 4.95 GBP.

Shop at: store.manutd.com

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Newcastle United FC

Also Newcastle United has only a limited selection of badges in its store. They vary in price from 1.69 to 2.49 GBP.  Shipping Costs UK: Standard: 4.99 GBP. Delivery in Europe between 5.82 and 8.32 GBP

Shop at: nufcdirect.com

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Norwich City FC

Norwich City has a larger selection of badges in its range as well a one set. They vary in price from 2.50 to 3.00GBP per piece to 14.00 GBP for the set.  Shipping Costs UK: Standard: 5.00 GBP. Delivery in Europe 10.00 GBP, Rest of the World 20.00 GBP

Shop at: shop.canaries.co.uk

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Southampton FC

Southampton FC has several pin badges in its store. They all cost 2.00 GBP per piece. Shipping Costs UK: Standard: between 1.50 and 4.50 GBP, Rest of the World between 3.00 GBP and 8.00 GBP.

Shop at: store.saintsfc.co.uk

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Stoke City FC

Southampton FC has also several pin badges in its store. They all cost 3.00 GBP per piece. There is also a Retro Badge Set available for 12.00 GBP. Shipping Costs UK: Standard: 6.95 GBP, Europe 11.95 GBP, ROW 21.95 GBP.

Shop at: scfcdirect.com

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Sunderland AFC

Sunderland AFC has one Crest Pin Badge available on its Website. It costs 2.49 GBP per piece. Shipping Costs are 4.99 GBP for UK,  11.99 GBP for European Shipments and 14.99 GBP for Rest of the World.

Shop at : safcstore.com

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Swansea City AFC

Swansea City has several Crest Pin Badge available on its Website (even a Swans Ladies Pin Badges). They cost between 1.99 GBP and 3.49 GBP per piece. Shipping Costs are 4.95 GBP for UK,  9.95 GBP for European Shipments and 15.00 GBP for Rest of the World.

Shop at : swansdirect.com

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Tottenham Hotspur

Also Tottenham Hotspur has several Crest Pin Badges available on its Website. Price is 2.50 GBP per piece. Shipping Costs are 4.99 GBP for UK,  8.99 GBP for European Shipments and 13.99 GBP for Rest of the World.

Shop at : shop.tottenhamhotspur.com

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Watford FC

Watford FC has several Crest Pin Badges available on its Website. Prices vary from 2.50 GBP to 3.00 GBP per piece. 

Shop at: thehornetsshop.co.uk


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West Bromwich Albion

Also West Bromwich Albion has several Crest Pin Badges available on its Website. Price are between 2.25 GBP to 2.50 GBP per piece. Shipping Costs are 4.95 GBP for UK,  European Shipments and Rest of the World calculated automatically through website.

Shop at: wbashop.co.uk

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West Ham United

West Ham United has several Crest Pin Badges available on its Website. Price per Badge 2.99 GBP. Shipping Costs are 4.99 GBP for UK,  European Shipments and Rest of the World calculated automatically through website.

Shop at: officialwesthamstore.com

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About Lapel/Enamel Pins

What are Lapel/Enamel Pins?

A lapel pin is a small pin often worn on the lapel of a jacket. In case of football lapel pins/ badges the pin/badge can indicate the wearer’s affiliation with a favorite football team or country. Also football pins/badges are hot collectible items that offer an added advantage over other collections: they are small and do not take up much room. Pins are available in many motifs and themes. 

In the die struck manufacturing process there are five basic types of pins: cloisonné, soft enamel, photo etched, screen printed and die-struck. In all processes, the outer shape of the pin is stamped out from a sheet of steel, aluminum, copper, brass or iron. In the case of cloisonne and soft enamel, the shape and the design are stamped out.

                                                            

Cloisonné Lapel Pins, Hard Enamel Badges, Hard Enamel Lapel Pins

These classic lapel pins offer the highest quality and greatest durability. The die-struck (stamped) copper base is color filled with Cloisonne powder, fired at high temperatures, then sanded and polished to create a smooth, glass-like, fade-and scratch-resistant finish. Prices on these custom pins are higher, due to the complicated production process. Metal lines are needed to separate colors, and small details cannot be color filled.


Eploa Lapel Pins, also called Imitation Hard Enamel Lapel Pins

Eploa Lapel Pins, also called imitation hard enamel lapel pins, the colors are imitation hard enamel.  The imitation hard enamel is filled in the recess parts after die struck, and then bake it to be dry. After that the enamel will be hard and durable. Before plating the surface is polished and the colors are cleaned away out the recess parts, so the imitation enamel lapel pins all have flat and polished smooth surface. This is different from the soft enamel lapel pins, the soft enamel lapel pins all are with recess color enamel, in the recess parts, you can feel the recess parts by your hand.

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Soft enamel

This process is like epola and cloisonné in that strips of metal separate areas of color. Unlike cloisonné, the areas of color rest below the metal strip surface, which can be felt when you run your finger over the surface. Like the photo etched process, the top can be covered with protective epoxy so that the piece appears smooth.

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Photo etched

In the photo etch process, only the shape of the piece is stamped out. The design on the face of the pin, is chemically etched into the base metal, then color-filled by hand and baked before being polished. In the final step, a thin coat of clear epoxy can be applied to the surface.

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Silkscreen printed

There are no metal borders to separate different colors in screen printed lapel pins. Silkscreen printing provides a high level of detail in full color. With this method you may choose as many colors as you wish, but more colors means a higher printing setup fee for your lapel pins. Silkscreen printing is good when working with corporate standards that require your custom pins to follow exact specs. The screening process allows colors to “bleed” all the way to the edge of the lapel pin and registration and trademark symbols to be reproduced accurately.

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Die Struck Lapel Pins/Stamped Lapel Pins

Stamped lapel pins without coloring are made with the same die-struck process as other stamped pins but without color fill. Instead, there are various options for finishes, as well as various background texture choices for these custom pins.

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Backside of the Pin

The backside of a lapel pin can be just as important to as the front, not only because it holds the pin in place, but also because it may make the pin more unusual. Attachment pieces come in a variety of styles

  • Butterfly Clutch. One of the most popular modern methods of attaching pins is the butterfly clutch, sometimes called a military clutch. The back of the pin has a small prong attached and when the butterfly clutch is squeezed and pulled up from the prong the pin is released from the clutch. Butterfly clutches may be made out of metal, plastic, or rubber.   

                                                               

  • Jewelry clutch - The jewelry clutch, or tie tack, is a simple but elegant design. The clutch locks into place when it covers the prong.
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  • Safety clasp - A safety clasp is similar to a safety pin in design. A long pin prong tucks under a small hook or clasp to hold the pin in place.
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  • Magnetic clasp - Magnetic clasps are composed of a small disc magnet that is attracted to another magnet that is attached to the back of the pin. Although this method is generally less secure, it is designed to prevent hole punctures in garments.
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  • Screw and nut - A screw and nut clasp is one of the most secure. The prong is threaded so that the nut screws into place to hold the pin firmly like bear hugging to a tree.
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  • Stick pin - A stick pin has a thin needle with a collar that slides up and down the needle to secure or release the pin.
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Process

Step 1: Stamping Molding

Molds the metal surface to form the design.

Step 2: Outline Cutting

Cutting molds are made separately, then cut to the exact outline of the design.

Additional outline cutting molds may be required depending on the complexity of the design. * If a center hole or cut-out is required, an additional cut-through mold must be used.

Step 3: Attachment

Solder attachment onto the back of each piece.

Step 4: Plating

Plating now can be processed. The quality of plating varies with the length of time the metal is soaked in the plating liquid.

Step 5: Polishing

The metal surface is then polished until it is smooth and shiny. This applies to copper material only. Iron can be polished if required, but this will incur a surcharge.

Step 6: Coloring

Soft enamel is carefully inserted by hand, one color at a time, using different sized syringes. * Drying. * To prevent defects, a high degree of skill is required in order to keep each color and the correct amount of enamel in the proper area.

Step 7: Cleaning

Excess color and impurities are then wiped off the metal surfaces.

Step 8: Baking

The metal piece is baked at approximately 450F for12 to 15 minutes.

Step 9: Epoxy Coating

Clear epoxy is then applied to the surface to protect the enamel from color fading and cracking. (Epoxy coating is optional and provided according to customer’s requirements)

The standard colors are based on the Pantone Chart.

Bolder designs are recommended in order to prevent any unsatisfactory coloring caused by lines and figures that are too thin or too small.

General enamel coloring requires a surrounding metal space to ensure good quality painting results. Therefore it is usually necessary to allow for a blank metal rim (0.3mm minimum).

For budget considerations, iron material can be used instead of copper, but without polishing.


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