A cost-effective high-grade polished metal, your image is ‘struck’ into the surface under vertical pressure & at the same time cut to it’s outer shape.
The badge then proceeds to be electroplated in it’s chosen finish
Using grade A brass or copper stock, this material is perfect for a high quality plated finish, again your design is ‘struck’ (pressed) into the metal.
Most of our plated finishes can be used on our base metals. If unsure which would suit and enhance your design the best, simply contact our friendly, highly experienced team to discuss in greater detail.
Technical tolerances aside, size is often determined by personal choice or initial advice from our skilled studio design team. Generally, the bigger the size the higher the cost, but as a guide 25mm is the most popular size for a traditional metal badge.
If your design is too complex for the size you request, we will contact you and advise the options available.
After your order is placed our studio will send you a detailed, compatible design which often will include our studio’s creative suggestions and size options.
We offer a wide range of stock fixings to suit most customers needs and will always advise the most suitable for your product and it’s intended use.
We also supply superior ‘Ballou’ clutch and safety fixings, which are ideal for more robust use, suggested for our military and schools customers.
Epoxy is a resin protective coating for the enamel beneath which gives the badge a slightly domed but polished finish. Epoxy can be applied to your design free of charge. Please note, epoxy is not advised if you require a bright white appearance, due to very slight discolouration.
Proudly stamped into the reverse of every product we design & manufacture, the ML symbol reflects quality of the highest standard within our industry of workmanship.
Increasingly, many of our clients require their own branding/range, a one-off die tool payment of just £50.00 equating to a very economical way of promoting your company for many years. *Die Tools are recycled if not used for a period of 2 years between orders
We offer a wide range of both stock & personalised items to enhance & increase perceived value to your product which includes: Informative custom made backing
cards, charity display boxes, wallets, coin capsules, leatherette and plastic boxes, and bespoke custom made items.
Your product will always be designed and resubmitted by our Yorkshire based in-house design team as a Soft Enamel Badge, typically these are drawn as vectors using Adobe Illustrator, or if necessary age-old hand-drawn drafts, so if you are sending over your own design the ideal file types are Illustrator, PDF, and EPS – However we can work from any high quality file or rough sketch!
We typically use capitalised sans-serif fonts in order to achieve the most legible text, we advise avoiding excessive wording, complicated fonts, or very small text (6pt size being the smallest). If you would like a specific font used please let us know and we will check it for you.
Enamel colours are solid, i.e. not graduated. We use the Pantone Matching System, all colours in your design will be matched as close as possible, if you would like a specific Pantone to match your branding please let us know. Every solid enamel colour is separated by a metal dye line in the chosen plating.
Deliveries are approximately 4 working weeks from visual approval.
We aim to supply a compatible visual proof within 24 hours, however during busy periods please allow up to 3 working days depending on the complexity of your design – See our Design page for more information about our in-house design studio.
Have a tight deadline? See our Suparush priority service page.