Soft enamel hockey trading pins are the most popular style of all trading pins, and it’s easy to see why. Start with your design die-struck into the pin metal, creating ridges and valleys that we fill with special enamel paint. Then we cure the pins in an oven to set the enamel and ensure a strong bond with the metal. Once that’s done, we polish each pin to a high gloss. These pins are tough, durable and beautiful. They feature a look very similar to much more expensive cloisonne’ jewelry quality.
Photo etched pins are perfect if you want your design to feature intricate details and fine lines. We use a process similar to photo film developing to etch the design into the metal pin base. Unlike the soft enamel style, these pins require a clear epoxy coating applied on top of the design to protect them from nicks, dings and scratches. We apply this coating free as part of your order.
Full color offset digital printed pins are ideal for reproducing a photo, logo or painting on your pins. We print the image directly onto the pin metal for a bold, bright look. Like the photo etched style, these also require a clear epoxy coating on top of the design, which we provide at no extra cost to you.
OK, so you’ve got your pin design and style ready to go. You’re all set, right? Maybe. But if you want to increase the trading power your pins will have at the rink, we offer a full line of affordable custom options.
Options enable you to customize your pins to make them even more attractive when the trading starts. Take glitter enamel, for example. This classic add-on is our most popular and most economical. Glitter gives your designs added richness and depth at a surprisingly low cost.
Feeling a little more adventurous? How about giving your mascot blinking eyes? We can do that with battery powered LED lights! It really makes your pins stand out on the trading tables.