Blackinton Advantage



Blackinton® is the public safety badge industry standard for design, craftsmanship, and selection.  Since 1852, dedicated expert Blackinton craftsman have focused on creating the highest quality product on the market.  The pride we feel in manufacturing quality public safety badges and insignia has been matched only by the pride of the millions of public safety professionals who have worn them.   To illustrate why Blackinton is the standard for badge design watch our short video series that follows a custom badge from concept to creation  CLICK HERE.

What differentiates us from the competition?

Made in USA

Our manufacturing plant is a 60,000 square foot facility located on 24 acres of land in Attleboro Falls, Massachusetts.  The factory is set up to handle ALL stages of badge production under one roof here in Massachusetts.

We are proud of our American made product line, success and longevity we have had manufacturing our products here in America. In fact, Blackinton has called Attleboro Falls, Massachusetts, home since its inception in 1852.

Speed of Delivery

We strive to attain 100% on-time delivery of all orders.  Because our products are custom handmade products, created and personalized for each individual our standard badges ship within 3-4 weeks of order receipt.

Five Day Shipping
We are the ONLY badge manufacturer who offers an accelerated badge shipping program.  Thus, under the QuickShip program custom personalized badges ship out within 5 days of order receipt at Blackinton.  In addition, we guarantee your badge will ship within 5 days, or you will get it for free.  Click here to learn more about our QuickShip program.

Outlined below are our standard shipping times based on order receipt at Blackinton.  One thing to note is a badge with Hard enamel takes an additional 5 days to manufacture, due to 17 additional manufacturing steps.

​Quick Ship 5 days or less
Standard Styles​ (for tri-tone add one week)

​Regular Enamel

Hard Enamel

​3 weeks or less

4 weeks or less

​*Custom with Tooling, less than 200 pieces ​

​Regular Enamel

Hard Enamel

​4 weeks or less

5 weeks or less

​200-600 Pieces (for ​tri-tone add one week)

Regular Enamel

Hard Enamel​

​4 weeks or less

5 weeks or less

​601-1000 Pieces ​(for tri-tone add one week)

Regular Enamel

Hard Enamel

5 weeks or less
​6 weeks or less
> 1000 Pieces​ ​Dates are negotiated

Superior Quality

Quality is a value, a creed, we stand behind.  Quality inspection begins at order receipt.  Namely spot checking orders for spelling errors, missing information, and incorrect information.

A badge goes through a minimum of 7 in-process inspections after different stages of the manufacturing process.  In addition to the in process inspections all in-coming material is inspected upon receipt at Blackinton.

If a product fails to meet our stringent quality standards the badge will be reworked or remade depending on the severity of the imperfection.  We strive to correct imperfections in the most efficient time friendly manner.  Accordingly, if a product must be remade we notify the customer and rush the product through the factory.

Green Operations

Our operations are both secure and green!  We have 100% pollution control at Blackinton.  Namely, we have a waste water treatment facility in our factory.  In fact, we completely reuse 100% of our waste water.  In addition to the waste water facility we constructed a solar field on 2 acres of our property in 2016.  Resulting in our electricity consumption reducing by 50% from the grid.  Click Here to learn more.

Not only are we green we are safe, so safe that since 2002 each year we have received the United States Department of Labor OSHA “Sharp Award”.  Resulting in us being exempt from annual OSHA inspections.

Blackinton also operates a secure facility – we have been inspected and approved by the United States Government Secret Service.  We also employ video surveillance at all entrances and exits, as well as 24x7x365 third party alarm monitoring, and RFID key fob access.

Order Capacity

Blackinton’s most unique characteristic is our ability to handle orders of all sizes.  In fact, we process orders containing just one badge or up to thousands of badges per order.  Conversely, most manufacturers can not handle this volume especially if they are subbing out overseas.

On average we receive 700 orders per day.   In addition, at any time on our manufacturing floor there are could be over 10,000 badges in various states of manufacturer.  This is truly unique considering each badge is personalized, and we have 1,000’s of different badge styles to choose from.

We invite you to take a tour of our manufacturing plant to get an appreciation for the manufacturing process.  Call your sales representative (800) 699-4436 to schedule a tour.

Security Solutions

Blackinton is the only badge manufacturer in the world authorized to sell the below field proven security solutions.

  • SmartShield Badge with a RFID chip embedded in its back
  • SecureShift Color shifting enamel
  • UVShift UV light activated code embedded in the back of the badge

Click Here to learn more.