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Creating your own Custom Challenge Coin can feel overwhelming at first. If you're unsure about the design, take a moment to consider the following tips.

Defining Purpose and Concept
Select the Shape and Size
Choose the Metal and Plating

The first step in creating a custom challenge coin is to clearly define its purpose. Knowing the reason behind the coin's creation will steer the entire design process and ensure the final product effectively conveys the intended message.

Common challenge coin sizes range from 1.5 to 3 inches, with 1.75 inches being the most popular choice. Larger coins, though less portable, allow for intricate designs and are often chosen for commemorative and milestones. RespondersPro CANADA also offers custom shapes for challenge coins.

A key step in designing a custom challenge coin is choosing the metal and finish that best highlights your design. Various plating options are available, each with unique aesthetic and tactile qualities, including Shiny Gold, Silver, and Bronze, classic Antique Gold, Silver, and Bronze, as well as Dual Plating.

Coin Edge Selection
Importance of Colour
Additional Options

The edge of a challenge coin is more than just a finishing touch—it's a crucial design element that can greatly enhance its overall appearance and feel. Various edge types are available, including Standard, Flat, Rope, Beveled, and Criss Cross, among others. RespondersPro Inc. provides all these edging options.

Consider the colours in your department's insignia, emblems, and organizational branding. RespondersPro CANADA utilizes the Pantone Colour Match System to accurately reproduce your desired hues. Colours not only add vibrancy but also highlight key design elements, ensuring they stand out.

During the challenge coin design process, consider incorporating elements like 3D designs, cut-outs, custom shapes, laser engraving, and sequential numbering. offers all these options, ensuring your challenge coin is truly unique. Explore these features boldly to make your custom coin stand out.

Design the Artwork:  Sketches, Drawings, Ideas

The most critical step after defining the vision for your challenge coins is to put your ideas on paper. Designing the artwork starts with creating initial sketches, translating your concepts and themes into visual representations.

Begin by brainstorming and noting concepts that reflect the coin's purpose, such as symbols of achievement, organizational logos, or meaningful icons. At RespondersPro CANADA, our in-house artists and graphic designers collaborate with you at any stage of your artwork to create your perfect challenge coin. Send us your sketches, drawings, or any emblems and insignias you'd like incorporated.

Consider the layout and size of the challenge coin, whether through a sketch, drawing, or written description. Keep in mind how text, poems, and other elements will appear on the selected coin size. Put your thoughts on paper accordingly.

Partnering with RespondersPro CANADA
Since 1988

At RespondersPro CANADA, we provide in-house graphic design support, a professional and skilled manufacturing team, and high-quality, creatively crafted challenge coins.

We are committed to partnering with you, prioritizing quality and attention to every detail, both large and small, to create the challenge coin you envision. Our aim is to make the challenge coin design process smooth and effortless.


Lapel Pin Clasp Options


When placing an order for your custom lapel pin, provides a wide range of pin clasp options to suit your specific needs. Our team is dedicated to discussing all of the pin attachment choices and providing design assistance. provides a large portfolio of standard and custom lapel pin attachment options.

Custom Lapel Pin Clasps

Metal Butterfly Clasp 


One of the widely favored pin attachments is the metal Butterfly Clasp, also known as the Military Clutch. It serves as our standard pin attachment and offers easy opening and closing functionality. Additionally, it is lightweight and works with all lapel pin designs..​


Deluxe Flat Top Clasp


The Deluxe Flat Top pin clasp is a highly favored upgrade for our custom lapel pins due to its secure locking mechanism and user-friendly operation.

Magnet Clasp


The Magnet Pin Clasp option adds a touch of sophistication to your custom lapel pin, securely fastening it to clothing without the need for any piercing. This feature enhances the overall perceived value of the pin, providing a seamless and elegant attachment solution.

Deluxe Ball Top Clasp


The Deluxe Ball Top pin attachment offers a sleek and elegant style while also providing added locking security. It is the perfect complement to your custom lapel pin creations, ensuring both visual appeal and protection.

Rubber Clasp  


Our rubber clasp pin backings offer an ideal solution for added comfort. In addition to providing a secure closure, their softer, smoother finish ensures a touch of comfort, particularly for those who enjoy wearing lapel pins on hats. Moreover, these rubber clasps are gentle on nails and perfectly suited for frequently worn lapel pins.

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