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What is the Difference Between Hard and Soft Enamel Pins?

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Your friendly pin designers at PinCrafters have recently noticed an uptick in questions from customers about the differences between hard enamel pins and soft enamel pins, so we thought that an article on the subject was long overdue. And given just how frequently we field these soft enamel vs. hard enamel questions, we felt this resource was deserving of its own page on the website – not just a blog post.

Hard vs Soft Enamel

The long and the short of it – or in this case, the soft and the hard of it – is this:

  • Soft Enamel – Raised metal lines with recessed enamel, featuring a textured and non-smooth surface
  • Hard Enamel – Polished-flat, smooth surface

For details, please read our full article: Soft Enamel vs Hard Enamel Pins – What’s the Difference?

Examples of Soft Enamel vs. Hard Enamel Pins

Hard Enamel Pin

Soft Enamel Pin

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