We have different color options for custom paper clips:

The colors of shaped paper clips or printed paper clips are usually made according to Pantone Matching System(PMS) color chart if you are seeking a 100% match. We also make electroplating, oxidation and electrophoresis colors as well which usually look more glossy. The minimum quantities may differ based on the different producing materials and surface treatment methods.

PMS colors for custom paper clips


1. Plastic-coat Colors: This is the most common method to deal with our orders received. It would be more convenient and economical to use the frequently-used colors in our color chart photo as shown below. The minimum quantity is 3-5 000 pieces if you accept the similar colors which match your target color the closest.

If it is a totally new and rare PMS color, the quantity would probably need 50 000 pieces per color unless you pay some extra color-matching fee. You could contact us in advance to be sure on this point if that many needed.

frequently-used colors for shaped paper clips

2. Baking-paint colors: You could customize any Pantone color numbers in baking paint based on Pantone brochure. The minimum quantity is usually 5 000pcs. Also custom baked-paint colors would attract some extra fees on color matching. 

So, if color is not an important factor for your project, we recommend you could try to use the frequently-used colors in our collection as above.

mouse shaped paper clips in sprey-paint color

3. Electroplating colors: Compared with other colors, plating ones usually look more glossy. It generally includes electroplating silver, (imitation) gold, rose gold, black, red...etc.

The minimum quantity for electroplating clips is usually 3-5 000 pieces. And the costs depend on the actual requirements of electroplating colors or technologies. Presently silver(nickel) electroplating wouldn't bring a significant increase on cost. For gold colors, the cost of rack plating is usually higher than barrel plating.

shaped paper clips in gold and rose gold

gold and silver shaped paper clips

4. Multi-color Plating:

The most frequently-used electroplating colors are silver, gold, rose gold and black, but we also have some other color swatches of plating colors rarely used for paper clips as below usually called multi-color plating, we could help check with our plating factory for a price if you have a special request for your project.

electroplating color swatches for paper clips

It's a more advanced and practical method of color processing to meet your special demands. The colors look pretty shining, colorful and more consistent and smooth than other materials. The requested minimum quantity is same as electroplating ones.

dazzled color for shaped paper clips


In sum, this is the general distinction or division of colors and quantities. We also support mixed colors once your purchase meets our request on quantity or stock situation of materials or colors. So please contact us if you have any special requests for your purchase plan.