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Eco Metal Pin Badges

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Our metal pin badges are the ultimate Eco-friendly alternative to enamel pin badges!

Manufactured here in the UK, we print your pin badge designs onto your choice of recycled*, nickel-free, hypoallergenic stainless steel or raw brass using VOC free inks, before finishing them off by hand with a solvent-free resin dome, providing you with a guilt-free solution to your metal pin badge needs.

Eco Packaging - Add recycled backing cards and compostable, biodegradable, clear display bags, made from vegetable starch, to your order and give your Eco-metal pins the presentation that they deserve!

*Our stainless steel and brass metals are made from 63% recycled materials.

Free Artwork Setup

We offer FREE artwork setup for all our products and services.

Simply submit your artwork using the 'Upload Artwork' button or by sending directly to design@zapcreatives.com; along with any instructions that you feel would be beneficial and we’ll do the rest.

We'll set up your artwork for free and send you a digital proof. Once you approve your proof, we'll produce your custom merchandise.

Please note that any artwork you submit must be AT LEAST the same size as your requested product size. For best results we recommend 300dpi files.

Questions? Get in touch and we'll happily guide you through the process.

Use our single quantity option to purchase samples of your designs before committing to a final production run. Once you are satisfied with your samples and you are ready to place a full order, we will provide you with a discount code for 50% of the cost of any samples ordered.

You must inform us when placing bulk orders based on previous samples so that we can ensure repeatability.

Please note that discount codes can only be used on final orders based on your sample artwork and will only be valid on orders placed within 30 days of your sample order.

You should expect to produce several prototypes of your designs before commiting to a final production run. Purchasing samples will give you the opportunity to see how your designs will look once they are turned into finished products and will allow you to check for any potential problems with your artwork.

We cannot issue refunds or replacements for any artwork issues where samples were not requested beforehand.

To receive your discount code, simply contact us at info@zapcreatives.com with your sample order number(s) and we will issue you with a unique code for 50% of the cost of any applicable samples received.

Why should I choose Zap! Creatives to produce my merchandise?
When you choose Zap! Creatives, you're choosing more than just a manufacturing service — you're choosing a commitment to sustainability, ethical labour, and quality craftsmanship.

As a UK-based company, we prioritise sustainability and environmental responsibility in everything we do. From the materials we source to the processes we implement, we strive to minimise our impact on the planet while delivering exceptional products.

Our dedication to sustainability is reflected in our wide range of environmentally-friendly services and materials. Whether you're looking for biodegradable options or recycled materials, we have you covered. By opting for eco-conscious merchandise, you can make a positive statement about your brand's values and contribute to a greener future.

But our commitment doesn't end there. We uphold ethical labour standards and ensure safe working conditions for all involved in the manufacturing process. When you partner with Zap! Creatives, you can trust that your merchandise is not only ethically produced but also of the highest quality.

So, whether you're a small business striving to make a big impact or a larger brand looking to align with sustainable practices, Zap! Creatives is here to support you every step of the way.

Can you help me set up my designs?
Yes! simply submit your artwork using the 'upload artwork' button or email your artwork to info@zapcreatives.com, along with any instructions and we'll set up your designs and send you a digital proof for your approval.

Why are your metal pin badges 'Eco'
Our Eco metal pin badges are made here, in the UK, and produce a significantly smaller carbon footprint than enamel pins manufactured in China.

Unlike enamel pins, our metal pin badges are made from stainless steel and brass, which can be infinitely recycled, and are printed in full colour using VOC free inks.

The environmental impact of importing merchandise from the Far East is significant, compared to using manufacturers closer to home; With the average cargo flight from China to the EU producing 1.3 metric tons of CO2 compared to 0.05 metric tons from the UK and 1.65 metric tons from China to the US and Canada, compared to 0.7 metric tons from the UK.

What is 'Bio-resin'?
Our bio-resin is a polyurethane monomer made from corn and soybean by-products.

Corn and soybeans are both available in abundance and reduce our dependence on petrochemicals.

Our Bio-resin performs and lasts as long as regular PU resins, whilst being significantly kinder to the environment.

Are your backing cards and clear display bags environmentally friendly?
Yes. Our backing cards are made from recycled card stock and our clear display bags are made from vegetable starch and are biodegradable and compostable.

How thick are the metal pin badges?
Our metal pins are 1.7mm thick, excluding the resin dome.

What material are the metal pin badges made of?
We use 304 stainless steel and raw brass for our Eco metal pin badges.

Is this metal hypoallergenic & nickel free?
Yes, 304 stainless steel and brass is nickel, lead and cadmium free and hypoallergenic.

Will the print scratch off?
The ink adhesion is excellent across all of our products, but if you anticipate your merchandise will be used in high impact areas, like being bashed against keys or jingled about in a pocket full of loose change, then we definitely recommend adding a resin dome, which will massively increase its durability.

How many designs can I have per order?
Use the options and choose up to 5 unique designs per order.

How do I send multiple designs using your 'Upload Artwork ' button?
To submit multiple designs via our 'Upload Artwork' button, you will need to group all of your designs into a .zip format folder. to do this simply select all of your designs, right click your mouse and go to > Send To > Compressed zipped folder. You can then upload this folder using the 'Upload Artwork' button.

Alternatively you can send multiple designs to us via email - info@zapcreatives.com

Can I have an image engraved onto the back of my pins?
No, we only engrave repeat patterns onto the back of our printed metal pins.

Do I have to have a die or mold made?
No, we can produce your metal charm designs without the need for a die or mold.

What is a locking pin back?
A locking pin back is a secure way of attaching your metal pin badges to garments. The locking mechanism on these clutches ensures that your pins won't detach, unless you lift the locking mechanism.

Are the backing cards single or double sided?
Either. If you submit double sided artwork we'll print your backing cards double sided, with a different design on each side. If you only submit a single side design, we will produce your backing cards single sided.

How long do Eco metal pin badges take to make?
We aim to produce your pins within 5 to 10 days from proof approval. However, we highly recommend ordering well in advance of any important dates, such as conventions.

How long do I have to submit my artwork?
You have up to 2 weeks from the date of your order to submit your artwork.

Can I place a re-order?
We store your artwork for 6 months, which helps us to provide you with consistent results whenever you need a re-order. Simply quote your previous order number(s) when placing your new order and we'll use the artwork that we have for you on file.

How long does shipping take?
Click here for full shipping estimates.

Production times for this manufacturing service is approximately 12 working days for pins with a matte or gloss finish and approximately 14 working days for pins with a resin or glitter resin finish*

Production times start from proof approval plus the delivery times below...

*The production times listed on our website are based on an average-sized order. For larger orders, orders containing multiple customised products, and bespoke orders with complex design elements, please contact our admin team, for an accurate production time based on your order.

We only recommend our 'Standard' shipping options for non-urgent orders. Although the postal carriers claim to adhere to the delivery times below, we have experienced packages shipped using our 'Standard' services to take up to 12 weeks to arrive.

United Kingdom

Courier (Tracked)
£5.00 when you spend £100 or more. Delivered next working. This is a trackable service.

£10.00 when you spend £99.99 or less. Delivered next working day. This is a trackable service.

UK Standard (Tracked)
£5.00 when you spend up to £99.99. Usually delivered within 2 working days. This is a trackable service.

Europe

Courier (Tracked)
5GBP when you spend 250GBP or more. Please allow 2 to 3 working days for delivery. This is a trackable service.

25GBP when you spend 249.99GBP or less. Please allow 2 to 3 working days for delivery. This is a trackable service.

Standard (NOT tracked)
7.50GBP when you spend up to 200GBP. Allow 2 to 6 weeks for delivery. This is NOT a trackable service.

USA & Canada

Courier (Tracked)
5GBP when you spend 200GBP or more. Allow 2 to 3 working days for delivery. This is a trackable service.

20GBP when you spend 199.99GBP or less. Allow 2 to 3 working days for delivery. This is a trackable service.

Standard (USA & Canada)
7.50GBP when you spend up to 200GBP. Allow 5 to 12 weeks for delivery. This is NOT a trackable service.

Australia & New Zealand

Courier (Tracked)
9GBP when you spend 280GBP or more. Allow 3 to 7 working days for delivery. This is a trackable service.

28GBP when you spend 279.99GBP or less. Allow 3 to 7 working days for delivery. This is a trackable service.

Rest of the World

Courier (Tracked)
9GBP when you spend 250GBP or more. Allow 3 to 7 working days for delivery. This is a trackable service.

28GBP when you spend 249.99GBP or less. Allow 3 to 7 working days for delivery. This is a trackable service.

Standard (NOT Tracked)
9GBP when you spend up to 150GBP. Allow 7 to 12 weeks for delivery. This is NOT a trackable service.

View all of our delivery details here...

Eco Metal Merchandise

Our Eco metal pin badges are made here, in the UK, and produce a significantly smaller carbon footprint than enamel pins manufactured in China.

Unlike enamel pins, our metal pin badges are made from stainless steel and raw brass, which can be infinitely recycled, and are printed in full colour using VOC free inks.

The environmental impact of importing merchandise from the Far East is significant, compared to using manufacturers closer to home; With the average cargo flight from China to the EU producing 1.3 metric tons of CO2 compared to 0.05 metric tons from the UK and 1.65 metric tons from China to the US and Canada, compared to 0.7 metric tons from the UK.

Our Promise

We recognise that our business operations, staff, partners, and clients all have an impact on the environment, and we are committed to reducing this impact as much as possible, with the goal of protecting our planet and its inhabitants for generations to come.

Through our business practices, we promise to...

  • Fully comply with Environmental Law throughout all aspects of our business
  • Regularly research ways to minimise the impact that our business practices have on the environment
  • Look for eco-friendly alternatives to the materials and products that we use daily
  • Promote eco-friendly practices to our staff, business partners and clients
  • Regularly review our practices and introduce new materials and processes that are kinder to the environment wherever possible

 

Click here to read our full Environmental Policy.

Zap! Creatives Complementary Eco Credential Stickers
Zap! Creatives Complementary Eco Credential Stickers

BE PROUD TO BE ECO-FRIENDLY!

Show your customers that you're proud to be eco friendly by applying our complimentary FSC-certified, paper stickers to your products. This small yet impactful addition informs your customers that your merchandise is ethically produced, using environmentally friendly processes.

When you choose Zap! Creatives as your manufacturing partner, you align with a UK based business that is dedicated to delivering quality manufacturing services while prioritising the well-being of our planet.

Feel free to incorporate any of the eco-credentials found on our website into your product listings. Share this valuable information with your customers, and allow them to make informed choices about sustainable options.

Together, let's raise awareness and contribute to the effort of preserving our planet.

PLEASE NOTE - We will ONLY include Eco-Credential stickers in qualifying orders from our eco-friendly ranges (recycled metals, acrylics, papers and FSC-certified woods). Simply add this product to your cart, and the relevant stickers will be included with your order.

View our Environmental Policy here.

ADD YOUR STICKERS HERE...

Customer Reviews

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Alexis Regardin

Great product and quality

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Josh Maciver
These were perfect

These were exactly what we wanted and came quickly

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Ant.B
FANTASTIC JOB! ..ECO METAL PINS PERFECTLY DONE

I've had designs in hand, to turn into pins. Found this professional company that made an absolutely fantastic job and met all my requirements. Excellent service and very good communication. highly recommended!

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Gren
didnt even recieve it.

ordered wooden pins and a metal one. got the wooden ones (which were barely even laser cut free of the wood btw) and no metal one. thanks for taking my money i guess?

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Joe Barden
Good product but with one problem

the pins came out visually perfect though one of this pins needles came off very easily, as if they used weak glue or the glue didn't stay on for long enough. Thankfully, it was only one but I am worried if it is going to do the same to the others. Still looks good though!

Why choose Zap! Creatives?

Since our establishment in 2007, our core mission has been to provide custom manufacturing services that not only look good, but also prioritise the well-being of our planet.

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It's important to understand the impact that transporting your goods can have on the environment.

By establishing manufacturing services in the UK, we significantly reduce the carbon footprint associated with transportation.

Central to our ethos is the use of eco-friendly materials, reflecting our commitment to sustainability.

We believe in providing eco conscious creators with manufacturing services that are gentler on the environment.

The materials that we use to produce your custom merchandise include recycled acrylics that were destined for landfill and incineration, recycled metals and FSC certified woods and papers, ensuring a sustainable choice in every aspect of our services

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