Stokes Badges can create a key ring design to suit your needs and your budget, giving you a unique, quality item that will identify your organisation, product, school or club. Our designers will be happy to advise you on the best material and manufacturing style to achieve the outcome you desire.
Key rings are available in a range of manufacturing styles:
Please refer to the FAQ section for more information on the different styles.
Stokes Badges’ metal badges are durable and versatile. They can be easily attached to shirts, jacket lapels, hats or bags. Metal badges can also be adapted to form part of a tie bar or a cuff link. Each pin or badge can be individually numbered, if required and many attachment options are available.
Minimum order quantity is 100.
Each quote is calculated based on your design requirements. Our best price is provided for each job.
The price is determined by the following factors:
For new customers 50% of order value is payable at time of order, and balance is payable 14 days after delivery, or on terms as otherwise agreed in writing.
A stamped key ring involves cutting a reverse image into a steel master die then stamping that image into a press to produce the key ring.
Creating the key ring colours
In the case of a stamped coloured key ring, raised metal borders define the design and separate the coloured areas. The colour is added by hand with soft enamel paints. For a glossy look, the key ring can be finished with a clear epoxy coating.
Key ring designs can be created in silver, brass or copper. Choose an antique finish for a more prestigious appearance and to highlight the images, particularly in three-dimensional designs.
Stamp the back of the key ring
Make maximum use of your key ring by stamping a message on the back. Key rings can also be produced with consecutive numbers stamped on the back, which is useful for identifying members or keeping track of keys.
The die cast process allows Stokes Badges to produce designs that are not possible or economical by the stamping method.
Key ring designs best suited to die cast:
Use the back of the key ring
Make maximum use of your key ring by incorporating a message on the back. Key rings can also be produced with consecutive numbers on the back, which is useful for identifying members or keeping track of keys.
Soft-i key rings are made from strong, flexible PVC. Key ring designs can be made in any size or shape and up to 3 to 4mm thick. They are a new, innovative handmade product.
Accurate logo and image reproduction
Your key ring can be created with a high degree of detail through the use of colours and cut lines, which means your logo or character can be accurately reproduced. Key ring designs can be enhanced by the use of multi-levels and can be double sided or three dimensional.
Print on the back of the key ring
Make maximum use of your key ring by printing a message on the back. This can be added in a scratch resistant ink.
Printed key ring production involves printing an image onto a metal shape of your choice.
Versatile logo and image reproduction
Printed key rings are more versatile than stamped key rings. Colours, fonts and logos can be accurately matched without restricting the number of colours.
Shorter key ring production time
Lead times for the printed key ring process are generally shorter than other key ring manufacturing methods. In some cases there is no die or plate set-up charge.
Use the back of the key ring
Make maximum use of your key ring by printing or stamping a message on the back. Key rings can also be produced with consecutive numbers on the back, which is useful for identifying members or keeping track of keys.
Free Design Advice for your Key Rings
Top tips for designing Key Rings:
Ask for free design advice from the Stokes Badges design team. Our experienced consultants can assist you with design ideas free of charge. Once you’ve accepted our quote, our artists will transform your concept into production-ready artwork.
A wide range of colours is available. Keep in mind that lettering and outlines are nearly always raised metal with enamel colours to fill the recessed areas. Generally up to four or five colours are available as standard with Stokes Badges’ key rings. Extra colours are available at a slightly higher price.
Your key ring can be made in a choice of gold, nickel (silver colour), bronze or black nickel metal plating. Choose a bright or antique-style finish.
Your choice of attachment is entirely up to you. The most common options include:
Stokes Badges will be happy to advise you on the best key ring attachment to suit the item you have designed. Refer to the Attachment Gallery above for examples.
Stokes Badges can provide unique numbering on each key ring, if required. This may be useful for identifying members or keeping track of keys.
Call us to request a free product sample. Get some ideas and see the quality of Stokes Badges’ key rings.
The size for pricing is expressed in millimetres as the longest 1 way measurement - e.g. if the key ring is 40mm long and 20mm wide the size would be 40mm.
Normally production times are 4 to 5 weeks from the time you have signed off on the final artwork and have placed a firm order. However, if you have a tighter deadline, please let us know and we will advise if we are able to meet your required delivery date.
Generally you need to allow 4 to 5 weeks from the time you have signed off on the final artwork AND have placed a firm order.
If you need to meet a deadline that requires a shorter lead time please let us know, and we will advise if we can meet the delivery date you require.
You can collect your goods from STOKES BADGES’ Riverwood, NSW showroom. Alternatively, we will dispatch by an appropriate delivery/mail service to any location. A delivery/postage charge will apply.