When designing pins we generally recommend that each colour is surrounded by an outline and that all shading etc is eliminated leaving only blocks of colour. We can, however, add details and shading effect to pins using screen printing, which is applied once the pins have been set and polished. It costs a little more but it can really elevate your pins to the next level. For soft enamel pins (see Colu heart pin) we can add a clear epoxy layer to make the surface flat and then add the screen print. The photo example shows “Local” and “Colu” screen printed onto the epoxy. Millie Dollar pin has 3 colours printed onto a cream enamel base. I’m sure you’ll agree the result is really striking. This pin option is great if you have very specific branding and logo guidelines to keep to and we need to keep the integrity of the original design.
Fun Fact: Colu is Liverpool’s very own “local pound” it is an online wallet that can be topped up and then used in hundreds of participating restaurants, shops, etc. The idea is to encourage spending locally rather than heading straight to the big corporations and supermarkets thus boosting the local Liverpool economy. Colu users are rewarded with 5% back when they spend using the app. Pin Head accepts Colu payments for bulk pin orders and single pins listed on the Etsy store. Please get in touch to sort out one-to-one.