Button Badge can be used for many purposed. Some use for political campaign, marketing strategy or for fashion. There is a whole range of badges available and are generally sorted by base material or by usage. The following however are classified according to the materials used:
1. Enamel badges
This type of badge may have the following categories. Premium Quality Hard Enamel is a pin badge that is finished with a flat and even surface. Superior Soft Enamel is a high quality, mid-range badge that allows more dimensions since in filled areas are sunken or depressed. Economy Hard Enamel has a similar finish to the latter and is known for its cost-effective appeal.
2. Metal Badges
Also known to give a 3D effect compared to the 2D effect of enamel badges. These can be classified into: Diecast – achieved by molding them inside casts and are characterized by well-defined recesses, clean lines, and a silky feel to it. Die struck – have their designs struck or stamped onto them, giving it a carved look and pays attention to small detailing. Metal relief is highly polished with a jewelry finish to it.
3. Textile or Cloth Badges
Consist of machine embroidered, hand embroidered, and woven. (Soft) PVC badges may either be rubberized or molded enabling accurate representation of lines and colors of original designs. Printed with Epoxy have the domed effect button badges do, and are most suitable with designs using shading and tonal work, finished with a smooth coat.
Aside from material and function, they also come in different shapes and sizes ranging from ovals, circles, squares to rectangles of varying lengths and widths. Because of this, possibilities just seem endless making it a profitable business. The diversity is rich and allows for continuous trade. Not to mention, badges never grow dull. Just look at the button badges, they have been around for more than a century but are still popular in the present maybe for its novelty, maybe for its versatility, or a combination of both. Aside from the different types listed here, badge manufacturers may offer much more comprehensive lists of the various classifications for badges.