Epoxy vs No Epoxy – Custom Lapel Pins

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We receive the question very often, “Should we use an epoxy coating?”

The answer is not always easy. I am a firm believer that a custom lapel pin is all about personal preference. The epoxy coating is an option but is not always needed.

Let’s talk about the different styles of lapel pins.

  • The photodome pin must have an epoxy coating.
  • Epola pins or Imitation Hard Enamel pins are not recommended to have an epoxy coating, however I have seen times where epoxy was applied.

Soft enamel lapel pins is usually where the question begins.

One has to remember, epoxy s used as a protective covering. Oftentimes when lapel pins are going to be worn and exposed to being damaged (such as on a uniform), epoxy is a good idea. Remember that some details will be lost when the epoxy coating is placed on the lapel pin, because of reflections and depth perceptions.

For more information about creating your custom lapel pin, visit our Custom Lapel Pin School, for a tutorial to any frequently asked questions.

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Andrew Dale is a former United States Marine and former Police Officer in New York. He is now the CEO of The Pin People. The Pin People is largest distributor, designers and manufacturer of custom lapel pins in the United States. Located in New York, The Pin People has become the brand name for lapel pins.

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