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Political pins have been used in elections as political advertising for (or against) a candidate or political party, or to proclaim the issues that are part of the political platform. Political buttons date as far back as President George Washington. They have taken many forms as the technology to create an image and mass production has allowed.

In the late 18th and first half of the 19th century they were real buttons sewn onto coats, whereas the modern forms typically have pins on the back and  are therefore also called political pin back buttons.

Political Pins Impact

The first photographic image on pins dates to 1860. Abraham Lincoln and his various opponents used the tintype or ferrotype photo process on the political pins of the day. The first mass production of metal political pins dates to the 1896 William McKinley campaign for president with "celluloid" buttons with one side of a metal disk covered with paper (printed with the message) and protected by a layer of clear plastic. Flashing buttons are the newest modern technique of impacting a political audience. Cost of the cheap political pins justifies the expense.

Flashing Buttons Outline
Flashing Buttons
Button Image
Political Pins

Custom Political Campaign Buttons

Political campaign buttons, were first used in 1896. Custom Round Political Campaign Button

One side of a metal disk is covered with paper (printed with the message) and protected by a layer of clear plastic. Since 1916, promotional buttons have also been produced by lithographing the image directly onto the metal disk.

We offer many styles of campaign buttons at wholesale pricing.

A combination of Political Buttons, Campaign Yard Signs and Bumper Stickers are traditional campaign supplies used to help with your election.

We can help you design all of these products for your campaign and offer not only years of experience but free quotes.

Political Campaign Pins

History of Election Campaign Pins

Button campaign pins originate with George Washington. At his inauguration, Washington and his supporters wore a brass clothing campaign button pins that said "G.W.-Long Live the President." When the ferrotype and tintype were invented, pictures could be used. These were surrounded by a metal frame with a hole punched in the top so a ribbon could be attached. These campaign pins were worn on lapels.

During the first part of the century, button campaign pins became a popular and colorful way to promote products, politicians, celebrities, businesses, holidays, events, landmarks, slogans, cartoons, musicians and almost everything else, really. Campaign pins were loved by the public and businesses alike, because they made exciting, unique fashion accessories and weren't as heavy or uncomfortable as wearing a sandwich board. It was a less-jaded time, back when people weren't bombarded by advertising and information, and wearing a election campaign pin was a small way for people to celebrate the commerce and vitality of the new American industrial age.

Customized Election Campaign Pins

Customized Election Campaign Pins

Customized Election Campaign Pins
3 Inch Round Buttons

1 1/4 and 1 Inch Buttons

2 1/2 Inch Buttons
Customized Election Campaign Pins

Back of Round Customized Election Campaign Pins

Back of Square or Rectangular Customized Election Campaign Pins
2 1/4 Inch Buttons

Back of Round Buttons

Back of Square Buttons

election campaign pins

Button Campaign Pins

Customized Rectangle and Square Lapel Pins

Custom lapel pins are widely used for branding reinforcement, offering your clients high levels of repeat exposure. Other common needs for custom lapel pins include employee recognition, and service awards just to name a few. Custom Lapel Pins are a must for any tradeshow event, and exchanging pins for business cards is sure to leave a lasting impression. - Worn proudly, custom lapel pins act as attractive attention-getters offering your client high levels of repeat exposure.

We offer Lapel Pins in the following shapes: rectangular, square, round and oval.

Rectangle Lapel Pins

Rectangle Lapel Pin

Custom Rectangle Lapel Pin 1 inch X 9/16 inch Rectangle

Custom Lapel Pins
1 inch x 3/4 inch Rectangle
Item #CKLP109
Custom Lapel Pins
1 inch X 9/16 inch Rectangle
Item #CKLP110

Custom Personalized Round Lapel Pins

A lapel pin, which is also called button or badge, is a small pin often worn on the lapel of a dress jacket. A lapel pin can be ornamental or lapel pins can indicate the wearer's affiliation with an organization/cause; such as, American Flag lapel pins which became very popular in the United States following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, many politicians took to wearing these lapel pins.

Unlike other promotional items, lapel pins are highly versatile, professional looking, easy to create, and extremely affordable. Give us a call (706-374-0710) for a FREE quote and to put our years of promotional and advertising experience to work for you.

Round Lapel Pins

1 inch Lapel Pin

3/4 Round Lapel Pin
Custom Lapel Pins
1 inch Round
Item #CKLP105
Custom Lapel Pins
3/4 inch Round
Item #CKLP104


Oval Lapel Pins

Oval Lapel Pins

Custom Lapel Pins
1 1/8 Inch X 3/4 Inch Oval
Item #CKLP107



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