Is hard enamel or soft enamel cheaper (more expensive)?
Due to less production used, soft enamel is much cheaper than hard enamel. Hard enamel requires multiple polishing to achieve that smooth finish after coloring; In comparison to soft enamel after putting in colors will immediately fast dry to achieve that textured look and feel. However, in hard enamel badges or pins, the colors are cured one at a time and polished down multiple times. Also, hard enamel is more expensive because it’s fancier looking and fits gold and silver plates that are mostly for corporate design pins and badges.
How much do hard/soft enamel pins cost?
The cost of enamel pins would depend on what kind you require, the cost will be around $1.3 to $3.5 per unit and that would still be based on the size and thickness, material used, colors, and attachment to use for enamel pins and badges. The standard cost for hard enamel is $2.77 per 500 units and soft enamel cost $2.49 per 500 units. Although, the larger the unit you order, the less you pay per unit.
Why are enamel pins so expensive?
The quality you are getting with enamel pins can be expensive due to the use of molds. Since the mold is the most expensive production of custom pins and badges and custom designs need customized molds. The cost will also vary on the number of units you will be getting. Hence, the more the unit of order the lesser the price. Take for example that if the mold fee cost $200 and you order 500 units then the unit price will be $0.4 on the mold fee and If you order 2000 units, then the unit price will be $0.1 on the mold fee.