Plating is very important for lapel pins. The effect of the appearance of the lapel pins is to see what kind of plating you to chosen. Plating refers to attaching a metal protective film on the surface of the metal material, which can prevent corrosion, prevent oxidation, make the appearance beautiful, and improve wear resistance and so on.

We offer a variety of plating options, each with its own unique appearance. Whether your promotion requires a traditional and colorful appearance or a classic old world look, you can choose the plating that best fits the occasion.


How many kinds of plating can you choose?

GS-JJ can provide many different plating options are Gold, Silver, Copper, Black Nickel, Alternative finishing options are Antique Gold, Antique Silver, antique brass, Antique Copper, Two Tone Finish and Black Dye.

Shiny Platings

Our shiny platings are the most common option for lapel pins. The pins are electroplated with your choice of Gold, Nickel, Copper, or Black Nickel, Then buffed to a mirror shine. We suggest that this plating can be used with Soft Enamel Pins, Hard Enamel Pins, Sandblast Pins and pins without enamel.

Antique Platings

Our antique metal platings are perfect for those who want a less flashy look to their pins. The finish subdues the metal so it isn’t as shiny and gives it a patina. Antique pins are great contemporary look with old world charm that is sure to impress. The back of our antique pins is black. We suggest that this plating can be used with Antique pins, 3D or Cutout Pins, Soft enamel pins.

What problems do you need to pay attention to when choosing Two Tone Finish and Dye Black?

Two tone finish can choose two or more kinds of finish together on a lapel pin. It should be noted that the plating of a lapel pin can only be shiny plating, or it can only be antique plating. You have to remember once your product is dye black plated, no other plating can be done. Dye black lapel pins can only be dyed black. So if you choose two tone finish, we will recommend the plating of your lapel pins according to your requirements.


What The difference between shiny black nickel finish and dye black?

The both are black, but the plated black nickel is a kind of metallic bright black, bright and reflective, so it does not look particularly dark, and even looks like silvery when reflective. Dye black is to dye the whole product with black pigment, Because the pigment is dyed, the surface of the product is not particularly reflective and looks very dark. The disadvantage is that it is not as bright as black nickel.              

If you choose the hard enamel pins, you cannot choose the antique finish type and dye black. In addition, for any other process, these plating are no difference. Depending on what kind of metal color you like, you can choose what kind of plating.


If you don’t know how to choose the plating for your product, you can choose the LET GS-JJ decide for me option on our homepage‘s unique custom system. We will choose the best plating for you based on your requirements. You can also call 1-888-864-4755 toll-free or by emailing



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