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Manufacturing Process

The process begins with the drawing of what our client wants on their adornment (lapel pin, plate, plaque, coin, or medal). The artwork is either provided by the client or created from scratch by our design staff. Design services are included for free with all orders. Then an original die is created, which is archived for up to 2 years so reorders can be made for our clients in the future.

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The design process starts with the concept

Design Concept

Final artwork is created per our client's specifications

Final Artwork

We create the finish product in our factory

Finished Poduct

The die is struck into the base metal

STEP 1
The die is struck into the base metal. You can see the metal ridges which will separate each color.

The base metal is the trimmed

STEP 2
The piece is the trimmed and in the case of a lapel pin, the nail (post) is soldered onto the back.

The colors are applied and the piece is baked repeatedly

STEP 3
The first color, white, is applied. The pin is then baked. All colors are powder, which is applied by hand - sometimes by hand with a magnifying glass.

The colors are applied and the piece is baked repeatedly

STEP 4
The second color, red, is applied and then baked a second time.

The colors are applied and the piece is baked repeatedly

STEP 5
The third color, blue, is applied and the piece is baked a third time.

The colors are applied and the piece is baked repeatedly

STEP 6
The fourth color, yellow, is applied and the pin is baked again. The process is repeated for as many colors used.

The piece is polished, buffed, and plated

STEP 7
Finally, the piece is polished, buffed, and plated.




 

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