All sources (logo, layout) are accepted only in vectors, in formats: Adobe Illustrator (eps, ai), or in pdf.
If your designer independently develops the layout of the future product, he must receive advice from the manufacturer on technological limitations. The main restrictions include the minimum radii of the contours of the icon contour, the minimum thickness of the metal line separating enamels, and some others.
The main thickness of the lines:
the thickness of the protruding line must be not less than 0.3 mm, depressed not less than 0.2 mm, the thickness of the external side is not less than 0.4 mm. This information will allow you to accurately express your idea in the product.
Depending on the image, circulation, budget, customer requirements, our company uses three main technologies for the production of metal Pins:
Photo engraving (etching) is the most basic and widespread method of making icons with a flat two-dimensional relief image (2 D). The advantages of this technology, high accuracy of the transfer lines of the figure - the sketch, the speed of the order, not a high price for small and medium editions. The recommended circulation from 100 pieces.
The process of making Pins by etching:
The photo-image is transferred to the metal with the applied photosensitive layer, manifested and subjected to chemical treatment. The acid dissolves the metal unprotected by the emulsion to the required depth, forming indentations into which the enamels will be applied. After the metal blanks have acquired relief, icons of the required shape are cut out from a special press. Then the blanks are covered with a thin layer of decorative coating by electroplating gold, nickel, copper plating. After, the badges are painted with cold colored enamels, then, the surface of the badge can be coated with epoxy resins (polymer resin - lens).
Stamping (Embossing) is a classic way of making Pins. The stamping technology allows to transmit a three-dimensional relief image with a strongly pronounced relief and volume (3D). This technology is used, with runs of 2000 pieces and more, the use of stamping with small runs is not advisable, because of the high cost of manufacturing 3 D models, a set of snap-ins and deadlines.
The process of making Pins by stamping:
The engraver manufactures a master model, on the basis of which the tooling is done: a stamp (molding matrix) and a die stamp. After quenching, the molding matrix is placed on the hammered press and on it, with a force of about 100 tons, the Pins are made of soft metals (copper alloys). The minted Pins on the scraper press are cut down along the contour and a hairpin is attached to them. Then decorative electroplating is applied: gold, nickel, copper. After electroplating, colored enamels are applied to the resulting depressions.
Milling is a three-dimensional engraving method. Milling allows you to make clear geometric shapes, transfer the volume and relief comparable to stamping - chasing. This technology is applied when it is necessary to manufacture small runs of Pins 1–100 pieces with a three dimensional relief 3 D image.
The essence of the method lies in the fact that with the help of special computer programs an exact drawing of the product is made, both in a two-dimensional plane and in volume. Then the image is transferred to a three-dimensional milling software machine, which cuts out the Pins.
Since for the production of Pins, copper alloys (copper, brass) are mainly used, which oxidize with the action of oxygen, the metal must be protected. For this purpose, various types of decorative electroplating coatings are used: nickel plating, gilding, silver plating, copper plating, chrome plating, coating not only protects, but allows you to make original, bright metal badges, the surface of which can have a shiny, matte, antique - antique look of products.
The main coatings used on the icons by our company are: gold, nickel, matte nickel, black nickel (bluing effect), copper plating, chrome. Antique coatings: blackening on brass, copper:
Galvanic coatings on metal products are a thin layer of another metal that has anti-corrosion properties, weather resistance and good aesthetic data (for example, nickel, chromium, gold). The thickness of such a coating can be from fractions of microns to tenths of mm.
In order to make metal badges more vivid and attractive, we use colored enamels and varnishes in the production of badges, which allow us to obtain various effects in the badges: badges with transparent and translucent enamels, varnishes; badges with enamels and pearl effect.
Enamel is applied to the depressions of the badge, manually with a special syringe. This is a time-consuming process that requires an enamel work experience and specific knowledge. After applying the product with enamels undergoes heat treatment at a temperature of 70-90 degrees
Important! each computer screen displays the color differently, to get the most accurate color, you must specify the color according to Pantone C, preferably in the process of preparing the icon layout, color matching with the manufacturer, and even better align the enamels on the signal samples of the enamels possess some transparency and on metal, their color can differ from color on paper or other carrier.
Production of Pins, Pins, production of Pins, metal Pins, metal Pins, corporate Pins, logo Pins, custom-made Pins manufacturing Kiev:
Pins (znachki, znachky), diminutive of the sign: small sign, metal Pins, in the form of a solid product, or compositions from different metals, other materials with a printed image and (or) inscription designed to be worn on the chest , lapel jacket. Usually badges denote belonging to a group of people, a company, a celebration, or are devoted to an event or place, badges for promotional events and corporate gifts. Badges can be created both by the state and by private enterprises, companies, or individuals.
A few examples, types of manufacturing metal Pins:
Corporate Pins (brand Pins, logotype Pins) - raise the team spirit, pride, emphasize a person’s belonging to a particular organization or company, increase brand or trademark awareness, distinguish among the general mass of people and business suits ... The logo badge is worn on the jacket's lapel ( crocheted badges, or Pins on the lapel of his jacket). Usually, the production of badges with a logo (corporate badges) is done in the form of a logo, or a company name, the logo on the badges is depicted in a corporate style (brand book), or in a stylized one. The use of different types of coating badges (gold, silver, bronze), color enamels help make the logo on the icons more interesting.
Academic signs - in the traditional version - in the form of a rhombus, or badges of graduates of arbitrary shape with the company logo of the school. Academic badge, a mandatory attribute of each graduate of the Academy, institute, secondary technical educational institution. Image Grad will help to make academic badges to order the highest quality.
Deputy Pins (Pins for deputies, party Pins) - have the shape of a flying flag, with the application of state symbols.
Award Pins - a symbol of success. recognition for achievement, or excellent work. Rewarding the honorary award badge of a person who has worked in your organization for many years will give a special sense of pride and respect, an incentive to work.
Club Pins - made with the symbols of the club, organization, motto or slogan of a group of like-minded people. Club badges, show a person's interest, positions and views ... Club badges are a way to inform the world about the importance of its owner, display club membership, participation and partnership in prominent or public organizations in any place and in any language, thanks to the metal club the badge that they wear.
Jubilee Pins (badges for commemoration, memorable badges) - the production of badges dedicated to the anniversary, the event of the enterprise.
Pins for promotions and advertising campaigns - branding and product promotion, recognition of employees and customers, badges serve as information to potential customers, consumers of goods and services ... The badge will complement your corporate style and image creation ...
School Pins are the best reward for students for achievements and success in school, this is a badge of pride, an excellent incentive to strive for new knowledge and victories in school! A school badge is a memory for many years about school days, studies, competitions, and olympiads.
Sports Pins (fan badges) are commemorative, award badges about sports achievements in sports, communion badges to a sports team, club, fans and fans. Sports Pins are made with the emblem of the club, teams, badges can be made in the form of a logo or any other arbitrary form to order.
Fashion Pins - Fashion for badges - Pins - MUST HAVE ENAMEL PINS - bright, designer badges, for those who are not afraid to declare themselves and understand what style is, they don’t want to be like everyone else ... Fashion icons make the basic thing insane adorned with funny icons, fashion pins are able to convey the rebellious spirit of the 80s, new moods and uniqueness ...
Pins have a valuable ability to promote and express themselves. Metal badges express commitment to membership in organizations, associations, affiliation and recognition to a university, school, club, company ... Badges are the difference from others, the revitalization of your community, reward, souvenir, demonstration of achievements, success, brand development, advertising and much more ...
Today, the manufacturing enterprise Image Grad is one of the leading companies for the production of promotional products: badges and insignia, corporate symbols from metal, demonstrating for many years the high skill of making icons at the level of jewelry, the best world standards using traditional and modern technology production icons. Image Grad has extensive experience in developing and manufacturing badges, corporate badges, commemorative badges, badges for regional and city administrations, banks, large corporations, chain stores, educational badges, academic badges and signs. We accept orders for the manufacture of metal badges, badges of any shape and complexity, exclusive badges with insert rhinestones, the production of badges according to individual layouts, using modern technology for the production of badges:
- production of icons by etching;
- production of Pins by stamping;
- production of badges by milling.
Special galvanic coatings of badges, gilding, nickel plating, silver plating, bronzing, chrome plating are used, which allows you to make original metal badges, the surface of which can be shiny, matte, old-looking products depending on the customer's wishes. To make metal badges more vivid and attractive, we use colored enamels to make badges, which allow us to obtain various effects in the badges: badges with transparent and translucent enamels, varnishes; badges with enamels and pearl effect. Various types of fasteners are used, accessories for icons: butterfly; pin collet mount for badges. All used accessories of icons provide long service life of the icon and is safe to use for its intended purpose. In the manufacture of icons, our company uses modern equipment and technology, it can significantly expand the possibilities in the manufacture of icons. Only high-quality materials, advanced technologies and coatings are applied in the manufacture of badges, stamping, etching, milling, it allows you to personalize badges, produce badges and deliver high-quality badges to the market in the shortest possible time and at the best price. When choosing a technology for making badges, different plasticity of metals is taken into account, of which badges can be made, minimum line thicknesses, peculiarities of using enamels for badges, the possibility of combining badge coatings and many other factors. Only taking into account all these factors, it is possible to make metal badges to order really excellent quality! We offer all sorts of packaging for badges: velvet cases for badges, plastic transparent cases for badges, velvet bags ...
When placing an order for metal badges, please do not lose sight of the fact that you can also make a tie clip at the same time, as in the production of clamps, the overhead elements with the logo are the same metal badges, but without the inherent fastening on the back side - there is a possibility save and for a small surcharge, you can get some more decent products!
Prices for Pins, cost of badges:
Production of Pins is possible according to individual layouts, taking into account the wishes of the customer.
The cost of manufacturing badges made of metal - the price of badges, depends on the circulation, the chosen manufacturing technology, the size of the badge, the metal from which the badge is made, the type of fastening and coatings of the badge, and the complexity of the product and the complexity of the process.
Depending on the circulation of badges, the complexity of the logo - emblem, relief, the method of producing metal badges is selected, we consider the main ones:
Etching icons - Photogravure icons, the most common method of making flat icons (the process of chemical etching).
This method of producing icons allows you to make badges with 2D relief, in the shortest possible time with small runs. Recommended number of production badges from 100 pcs, the average cost of badges from $ 1 / pcs
Organization of production of metal Pins to order by the method of metal etching:
The designer performs a 2 D design of the icon layout; further, by the photo-method, the image is transferred to the metal with a photosensitive layer applied, manifested and subjected to chemical treatment. The acid dissolves the metal unprotected by the emulsion to the required depth, forming indentations into which the enamels will be applied. After the metal workpieces, the badges have acquired relief, the icons of the required shape are cut out from a special press. Then the badges are covered with a thin layer of gold, silver or nickel. After painting with cold enamels, the surface of the badge can be coated with epoxy resins.
Pins stamping - badges chasing - a classic way of making badges, where you need to convey a strong relief and volume of the image - badges with 3D relief. Production of badges from metal by the stamping method assumes a circulation of 300 pieces and a rather long production time of 20–30 working days. Calculation of the cost of icons is possible only on the layout, the average cost of icons with a minimum draw of $ 3 / piece
Organization of the production of metal badges to order by the method of cold stamping - metal coinage:
The designer performs a 3D model - a mock-up of the icon, then, the engraver makes a master model, on the basis of which the equipment is made: a stamp (molding matrix) and a die stamp. After quenching, the molding matrix is placed on the embossed press and on it, with a force of about 100 tons, stamped badges of soft metals (copper alloys). The minted badges on the die-cut press are cut down along the contour and a hairpin is attached to them. Then a galvanic decorative coating is applied: gold, silver, nickel, copper-plating, and after coatings colored enamels and varnishes are applied to the resulting depressions of the badge.
Can I order 1 badge?
We do not specialize in the manufacture of piece orders icons, but always ready to go to meet the client. Making a badge in 1 copy is possible only by chemical etching, or milling of metal, the cost of the mark is considered individually, depending on the complexity, timing, the average cost of the badge when ordering 1 piece is $ 35- $ 50
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