Since almost everything could now be customized and made according to one’s wishes, there are some things that should be taken into consideration when having baseball trading pins custom-made. It is for making sure that the team will be satisfied with their pins once they are produced. The pins are, after all, for lifting the team’s morale and making them proud of their achievements.
The first thing to find out is what design is to be put on the baseball trading pins. More often than not, the design would include the team logo. It is to show that the pins are for the team and for its fans. But there are times that some varieties are added to the pin design. It is for making them stand out from other pins and for keeping them interesting for the team players.
There are several methods in making the team’s pin unique. One way is to put the name of the team on the trading pins’ design. Not only does putting the name on the design will make the players proud of being a part of the team, but it also marks the pins as theirs.
Some add an inspiring slogan or phrase to keep the pin design more interesting. A few simple words could be creatively stringed together, producing something that would have a great meaning for the team. It should be both exciting and motivating. It also gives originality to the baseball team’s trading pins.
Baseball trading pins would be more original with the team’s colors used in their design. It would keep the trading pins different from the other team’s trading pins. Besides, it is the team colors that make the pin more recognizable. The colors represent the team in ways that their logo cannot.
To keep the trading pins from being dull and plain, the design could also have some sparkle or glitter. It makes the pins shine. The addition of that will make the pin more attention-catching and appealing not only to the players but also to the fans.
The baseball trading pins’ design could be made out of soft enamel or could be digitally printed. Due to its authentic feel, the soft enamel pins are popular to the customers. Raw metals are formed to the shape of the design. The metal could be brass, steel, or copper. They are moulded according to the team logo. After that, the metal mould is plated with different finishes depending on what the customer wanted. And then the color fillings are added. A coat of acrylic for a shiny and smooth finish is optional.
The digital printed baseball pins are for pins that have complex designs. With the use of technology, the design is printed directly on the mould. Then a coat of epoxy is put in order to keep the design from being damaged. This kind of pins is not restricted to a specific size or shape. Actual photos could also be printed on the mould, making them popular in their own way.
Since baseball trading pins are usually for rewarding players at an awards ceremony at the end of a successful season, the player’s input on the design is needed. The coaches must take into consideration what appeals to the team. With the different benefits of both the soft enamel and digital prints, it would not be hard for the coach and team to find a type of design that would suit them all.
The process of designing and producing baseball pins could be fun and exciting not only for the team’s coach and players, but also to the designer. Finding that the final design had satisfied the customers is a heart warming thing for those who have worked hard to have a design for the team.