Before the release of any new pin (or batch thereof) I conduct a rigorous quality control assessment of every. single. one. On occasions I find a pin that is less than perfect and that is when it will end up in this listing.
There are two classifications of imperfect pins: B grade and C grade.
C grade pins have noticeable, even if minor, imperfections including (but not limited to)
- uneven coverage of enamel or epoxy
- enamel on the metal
- missing enamel
- uneven form, i.e. where the pin wasn't perfectly formed from the original mold
B grade pins have very minor superficial imperfections that aren't immediately noticeable including (but not limited to)
- minuscule bubbles in the enamel
- minor scratches in the metal
- slightly uneven coverage of enamel or epoxy
Whether B or C grade, all pins are still wearable.
These pins measures 1.25" in width and height, come with the "Pretty In Punk" logo back stamp and have two posts. They come as standard with rubber clutches, but you purchase locking backs separately here. If you do purchase these please read the section on how to use them so as to avoid breaking the back off the pin.
All orders are shipped using Deutsche Post and, unless based also in Germany, your order will be classified as international mail. Note that if you want your order sent with tracking and insurance you must select the tracked shipping option at checkout - economy mail does not come as standard with either.
For information on anything, from what payments are accepted to how to take care of your patches and pins, please consult the relevant page(s) as found in the FAQ section of the main menu.