Choices Choices. How do you decide on which custom enamel pin clutch is right for your brand or organisation? Not all pin clutches are created equal, some are round, some are thin and some are enormous! In this article we look at the variety on offer.
What Is A Custom Enamel Pin Badge Clutch?
A pin clutch is a clasp, grip or fastener which holds your custom lapel pins, brooch or medals onto the desired area, such as a jacket, jumper, bag or any other material which can be pierced. The word ‘clutch’ is defined as ‘a tight grasp’ so you get the idea. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular types of lapel pin clutch backs!
The Butterfly Clutch Explained
The Butterfly Clutch is by far the most popular clutch and has been the go to clutch for centuries. The butterfly clutch is always made from metal, and holds its grip by simple metal to metal compression. To apply your butterfly clutch you simply push onto your pin, and to release the grip you press in the ‘butterfly’ shaped tabs and pull off. They look great for a classic hard enamel pin badge style but also for custom medals. The metal butterfly clutch comes as a free option on all of our custom pin badges, brooches and custom sporting medals. They come in all plating options such as gold plating, silver plating, nickel, bronze, antique silver and copper (plus many more). We will always match the metal butterfly clutch to the badge plating option you choose.
The Rubber PVC Pin Clutch Explained
The Rubber Clutch has really taken off over the last few years! This lightweight, long lasting and durable clutch comes in a plethora of colours and even shapes such as rubber love heart clutch, rubber star clutch and even custom shaped rubber clutch which we have just started to offer as a service. As far as locking pin backs go, these are right up there with the best!
The Deluxe Flathead Locking Clutch Explained
If you want a high quality looking locking pin back, then look further than the Deluxe pin clutch! They are built to grip! They have an internal gripping mechanism which tightly grips the entire area of the pin shaft. The deluxe flathead clutch is released by simply pulling back on the ‘flathead’ part of the clutch. They cost only slightly more than regular butterfly clutches, so definitely consider this if you want to make your custom made pins stand out and leave a lasting impression on your customers.
The Deluxe Jewellery Ball Locking Clutch Explained
These deluxe jewelry clutches are similar to the flathead locking clutches, and work the exact same. The only difference is the ‘ball head’ as opposed to the ‘flat head’. These pin clutches should be used if you want your enamel pins to be cherished for a long time, or you think your custom pins will be presented on backing cards and maybe displayed on shelving or in studio spaces. They are highly personaised and effective in conveying quality, which will result in a higher price tag on your custom pins.
The Tube Clutch Explained
Another favorite of Studio Dais! This is a sleek looking custom enamel pin clutch! It kind of feels like putting the lid on an iPhone box when it glides down like butter! You will enjoy this one! They come in gold plate and silver plate as standard but custom plating can be achieved with higher quantity orders.
The Tie Clutch Explained
The Tie Clutch is not for everyone. This supersized custom pin attachment is usually for team or sporting events or clubs or societies. They come in different sizes from 20mm to 70mm. We can plate in any plating as long as the minimum quantities are met.
The Vintage Style Safety Pin Back Explained
This is a personal favorite of Studio Dais. The Vintage style safety pin clutch looks both professional and authentic. They are great for brands and companies who want a more rugged vintage style looking image and pin badge. There is no minimum order quantity with them too so whether you order 20 pin badges or 1000 custom pins, they will be right for you.
As standard they come in this rustic copper but we can also custom plate them to your choice, just get in touch and tell us your requirements.
The Flat Back Brooch Safety Pin Back Explained
These are the standard safety pin backs we use when our clients request them. They are a great design with simple operation. They guarantee 100% secure fitting of your custom pins for many years to come! As standard they come in gold and silver but we can also custom plate them to your desired plating such as nickel, bronze, antique plating and more. They are inexpensive and of a high quality. You are sure to impress your clients with these!
The Magnetic Pin Holder Explained
The magnetic lapel pin holder is a great way to make your pins look super clean. One part of the magnet is fixed to your pin backs, and the other part works by, you guessed it, magnetism! So cool! They are relatively strong too for their size and work out at anywhere between 19p and 22p each. They are ideal for fashion and corporate purposes due to no fabric needing piercing.
The Take Away
So there you have it. The wonderful world of the custom enamel pin clutch and fastener systems! They are an integral part of any badge. If you are still unsure on what type of clutch or fastener to go for please get in touch by email or phone, we are happy to help you choose.