Custom Pins

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Quality Guarantee

Quality Guarantee

We only use the best factories and hand inspect every order to ensure everything meets our high standards and yours.
Fast Turnaround

Fast Turnaround

We have multiple tiers of production times to choose from, allowing us to meet almost any deadline.
Free Shipping

Free Shipping

Every standard order ships to your door from the factory for free! We also offer rush service to meet tight deadlines.

Kitting

Put your new pin on a custom backer card and create a unique presentation.

Put your new pin on a custom backer card and create a unique presentation. Put your new pin on a custom backer card and create a unique presentation.

Backing Options

Select from several backing options for the application that best fits your pin.

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Common Questions

About Us+
Where are you located?

We’re headquartered inSan Francisco, CA, 94104. We also have offices in China, the Philippines, and Romania. That means a manufacturing support staff that never sleeps until your project is at your doorstep.

How can I contact you?

You can call us at (877) 647-6447 during regular PST business hours (9AM – 5PM). You can also email us at sales@thestudio.com and we’ll respond as soon as we’re able.

Delivery+
How long will it take to ship my finished pin?

Shipping hinges primarily on your location, but we can use expedited services to ensure that your delivery meets your deadline. If you have one, please tell your representative right away so we can work towards beating it.

Do you ship to APO/FPO boxes?

Yes! We proudly create thousands of lapel pins for members of the armed forces. Please remember that your order, like everything else being shipped to APO/FPO boxes, may take a little longer to arrive!

Design+
I have a favorite photograph. Can you use it in my design?

Certainly. Markers can use an offset printing method appropriate for photographs. In order to prevent fuzzy or unclear prints, we strongly recommend the photograph or artwork be a high-resolution JPEG, TIFF, AI or PSD file above 300 DPI.

For other colourful designs, our design team can provide complimentary assistance in digitizing/vectorizing these images. Occasionally this process will add to your turnaround time.

Can I get a digital copy of the design?

Yes. After every free design consultation, we will send you a clear digital copy of the design. If it’s not perfect, let us know and we won’t rest until it is. When you’re happy with it, we’ll send your approved design to the factory for production.

Designs will be sent 1 to 2 business days after your payment is confirmed. Designs can also be sent before payment, when requested.

Can you replicate my logo and text exactly?

Yes. For all intensive purposes, we are able to replicate just about any logo. Our buttons/pins are printed through a CMYK 4-color process, which allows for unlimited Pantone-match colors (PMS) and color gradients. Text sizes can also be printed as small as required — even smaller than is legible to the human eye.

How many different colors can I incorporate into one button/pin?

There is no limit to the number of colors and color gradients that you are allowed to choose for your pin-back button design. We print using a CMYK 4-color process, which allows for unlimited Pantone-match colors (PMS) and color gradients.

I have a photograph. Can you make it into a button/pin?

Yes, absolutely. We are able make a button/pin using your photograph as the design. We print using a CMYK 4-color process, which allows for unlimited colors and color gradients. We ask that the photograph you provide be a high resolution image, with a DPI (dots per inch) of at least 300 for best results.

What is the biggest button/pin you can make? What about smallest?

For standard round buttons/pins orders, the largest size is 4 inches and the smallest size is 0.75 inches. For standard square buttons/pins orders, we offer a selections of three sizes: 1.0, 1.25, and 2.0 inches.

If you are looking for a non-traditional button/pin size, we welcome customer requests for non-standard sizes and shapes. Please explain your specific requirements to your Creative Specialist, and we will provide your with a quote price based for your particular project.

What sizes can you do? Do you offer rectangle, oval, and heart-shaped buttons?

Most customers are happy to work within the size and shape restrictions of round and square buttons, but we are completely capable of fulfilling requests for other shapes and sizes. Just ask, and we will provide you a special quote for your odd-shaped button/pin. Here are some examples of odd-shaped sizes that we have encountered before:

Rectangular Buttons/Pins: 21×31 mm
Oval Buttons/Pins: 32×40 mm, 46 x 58 mm, 43 x 70 mm
Heart-Shape Buttons/Pins: 27×25 mm, 41 x 37 mm, 25 x 38 mm, 45 x 58 mm

I’ve never heard of an embroidered button/pin before. What is it?

Glad you asked! To produce your embroidered buttons/pins, we first embroider your design onto twill fabric, then we cut the embroidered fabric to shape and fit it on to the tinplate button surface. Interestingly enough, we are the world’s only online supplier of embroidered buttons/pins. That’s custom manufacturing innovation at its best.

Can I make any shape I want?

You most certainly can.

Can I make any shape I want?

Our collection lines are more versatile than you’d expect — just ask your creative specialist and you might be surprised at what we can do.

Are there limitations to the number of colors I can have?

Not at all. We can do an unlimited amount of colors but for every nine colors of thread your product cost and speed are doubled. For most of our customers’ designs, though, nine colors is more than enough. You might also be interested in a printed patch if you’re really wanting something exceptionally colorful.

What is “offsetting?”

Offsetting is a technique in design where an image appears to have a shadow by duplicating the image and placing it behind the design and off to the side at an angle.

Can I do different colors of the same item and still get the order for the same price?

Most often, yes. It depends on what the colors and styles you’d like to switch out are — but your creative specialist will always configure order in the most economical way possible.

How many colors can my design have?

Screen printed apron designs can receive a maximum 10 colors for traditional spot screen printing (solid colors only, no gradients).

Embroidery can accommodate up to nine colors per location, but we advise no more than five for clarity’s sake.

Both screen printing and embroidery can be applied to a single apron. Simple but brilliant, like chocolate-dipped bacon.

Full-color printing is the only option that allows for unlimited colors and color gradients. Dye sublimation full-color printing is available at low quantities in only one style/SKU, but we offer cut and sew aprons, too — although generally requiring higher quantities before they become an economical choice with the highest level of customization.

Can I get screenprinting or heat transfers on my beanies?

No. The reason we don’t allow this option is that screenprinting or heat-transfers on knit fabric looks terrible the moment you start to wear it, cracking as the fabric underneath it moves and stretches. The designs you here are either patches that can move and stretch along with the fabric or designs actually knit into the fabric. It’s indeed possible, as some of our competitors will say – but you won’t want to wear it more than once.

Can I submit finished artwork?

Absolutely! While we have a team of world-class designers who can create incredible images from scratch, we know we also have incredibly creative customers. If you don’t need design help, you can submit completed artwork files to be prepped for production.

What can I expect once I approve the design?

Once you approve your final sample, your pin order will go into full production! We’ll notify you of this as well as the moment it ships, providing tracking information so you can watch it all the way to your door.

What if I’m not happy with the design?

We are happy to make as many edits as necessary to make your design perfect.. You’ll be able to communicate with our team throughout the process via a dedicated customer dashboard that lets you make note directly on your design. Please note that a prolonged editing process will add time to your overall production timeline, so clear descriptions are a must for minimizing the number of edits required. You can even upload images or sketches to help show us your idea.

What do I need to submit to get my order started?

You’ll need to fill out the quote form above so we get the general details of your order. You can also submit artwork, sketches, reference images, et cetera, so we get a better idea of your vision. If there’s any additional information we need, your representative will reach out to you.

Can I submit finished artwork?

Absolutely! While we have a team of world-class designers who can create incredible images from scratch, we know we also have incredibly creative customers. If you don’t need design help, you can submit completed artwork files to be prepped for production.

What kind of mockups can I expect?

You’ll receive a digital mockup once your design has been created by our team. After you approve your mockup, we’ll produce a physical sample of the ITEM and send you images from the factory. Additionally, you can request to receive a physical sample in the mail – note that this will add time to your overall production timeline as well as a shipping fee.

What if I’m not happy with the design?

We are happy to make as many edits as necessary to make your design perfect. You’ll be able to communicate with our team throughout the process via a dedicated customer dashboard that lets you make note directly on your design. Please note that a prolonged editing process will add time to your overall production timeline, so please help us with clear descriptions of your needs. You can even upload images or sketches.

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How long does the ordering process take?

Each order’s turnaround time depends on your design and its complexity. During the design and manufacturing processes, your representative will be able to provide you with delivery and shipment estimates — you’ll also receive email updates as your order makes it way through our system.

We’re often capable of meeting tight deadlines if we know about them as soon as possible. If you have a specific deadline, please tell your representative right away so we can work with you to beat it.

Is there a minimum order quantity?

Our minimum order quantity is ten pins. However, we’re happy to discuss pricing and quantity options for special orders.

What are your prices?

Since each pin is unique, pricing is provided in the individual quote process — meaning you get the best possible price for the options and design you request. You can get a custom quote in your inbox within seconds by filling out the quote form above.

Do you have more customization options that aren’t listed here?

Yes, we do. Through our vast network of factories, we have access to literally hundreds of special options. Tell your representative what you’re envisioning and they’ll be happy to suggest options that suit your design.

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Production+
How long does it take to make my pin?

Each order’s turnaround time depends on your design and its complexity. During the design and manufacturing processes, your representative will be able to provide you with delivery and shipment estimates — you’ll also receive email updates as your order makes it way through our system.

Where will my pin be made?

We work with an international network of factories to fulfill our orders — in places from China and the Philippines to the United States and beyond. Your order will be matched with the factory that can best execute your design. If you have specific production requirements we’re happy to make accommodations.

Is there a final quality check?

Yes. After your pins have been manufactured, they are checked at the factory and double-checked at our distribution center to ensure design fidelity and quality. If there are any issues, we will notify you and work together to address any issues.

What are the size limits for pins?
Sales and Customer Service+
What happens when I request a quote?

We get back to you within twenty-four hours and usually much faster with a quote for your order and the email address of your personal assistant for any questions you might have. Your project could be under way within a day.

What should I know before placing an order with your company?

Sometimes we work with customers who have an exact idea of what they want; others have only begun the creative process. You don’t need to know “anything” before you work with us; we help you through the creative process and production process to whatever extent you need. That’s our job.

We’d also love you to know that, working with us, you’re working with a company that handles products for global fashion brands — and in fact, there’s a good chance you might have run into one of our goods and not known it. Check us out and send us an email or a quote request — you’ll find that we’re upfront, informative and excited about any creative projects.

Sourcing+
Can you make custom shaped buttons/pins?

Yes, we can. Custom shaped pins do require us to first manufacture a custom mold for your specific shape and size. Therefore all orders for custom-shaped buttons/pins require a special quote outside of our standard pricing structure.

Making custom shaped buttons/pins is not an economical choice for small orders. In general, the mold fee alone will cost anywhere between $500 and $1,000 USD, and the lowest order quantity typically is above 1,000 pieces. .

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