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Our Legendary Fast Track Production Service

Worried there is not enough time to order your buttons? Don’t worry! Here at Everyone Loves Buttons® we offer Fast-Track Production to suit your last-minute button needs.

 

Our standard production time is about 5 business days, but for service charge we also offer 4-day, 3-day, 2-day, 1-day production times as well as same-day production on rush orders. In fact, we are the only custom button company to offer same-day production to our customers.

 

Please note that all same-day production orders MUST be placed before 11:00 AM PST. You can also call our sales representatives for special circumstances.

 

How Do I Order Fast-Track Production?

 

Click on the button size you would like to order, then:

 

 

  1. Choose your quantity and upload your artwork. Include any additional notes in the text box provided. (Click here to see our previous post about print-ready images.)

 

  1. Enter your zip code and click on “Calculate Price & Delivery Date”. This will calculate your specific shipping costs automatically for the next step!

 

 

  1. On the calendar below, click on the date you want your buttons delivered by. You will be able to pick any weekday after the current date if we are still during our same day service hours (before 11AM PST). If it is after 11AM PST, then you can choose a weekday two business days from the current date. If your delivery date is before our 5 day standard production time and standard shipping time, our website will calculate the best way to get your buttons delivered to you by the date you need it. (Fast Track Fees and/or expedited shipping fees will apply.)

 

  1. Be aware that this will be the total amount before taxes (if applicable) and the art work set up costs. Your full order cost will be shown once your order is in your cart.

 

Next, add your order to your cart, and proceed to checkout. Our website will help you finish placing your order from there!

 

If you are in need of same-day production call us at (623) 445-9975, and one of our sales representatives will help you complete your order.

 

Why keep waiting? Order your own custom buttons today at custombuttons.com.

Which Round Button to Pick?

We offer multiple button sizes for our round shape buttons, and today we will provide you with helpful tips for picking the perfect size for your needs. (Please be aware that these images do not show each button at their true size!)

 

Button Sizes

7/8″ & 1″

A little smaller than a US quarter, these sizes are perfect for showing off simple designs. Because of their small size, these are perfect for pinning to a lanyard, adding a little bit of personality to a hat, or giveaways at events.

Keep in mind, text will always print small on these sizes, and might be difficult to read!

 

1.25″, 1.5″, & 1.75″

These sizes are great for sharing! They are perfect for showing off logos and small amounts of text. Their size makes them very versatile, they are small enough to pin almost anywhere!

 

2.25″ & 2.5″

Some of our most popular sizes, these buttons are the fantastic for displaying your logos and slogans. In fact, the 2.25” is the typical “campaign button” size. They can hold more detail than some of our smaller sizes, and are great for displaying your messages clearly for others to see!

 

3″, 3.5″, & 4″+

Want to really grab people’s attention? Choose one of our largest sizes to ensure your message is read clearly by everyone. These sizes are fantastic for displaying photos and logos, and can show the most amount of detail. Your designs will really shine thanks to the generous space on these buttons!

 

Ready to find your perfect round button? Order your own personalized buttons today from Everyone Loves Buttons® at custombuttons.com!

We Are a Certified Women Owned Business

Certified by the WBENC

 

Everyone Loves Buttons® was founded in 1997, and since then we have worked to consistently be the best in our industry. Our company’s president, Maura, has a top priority of providing you with the best quality service possible. We do this by providing in-house design and production services, and always giving you our legendary customer service.

 

Since 2008 we have been a nationally certified women owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). This group is the largest certifier of women owned and operated businesses in the United States. As an independent and non-profit organization, they always remain unbiased with their certification process.

 

Who is the WBENC?

 

The WBENC provides women entrepreneurs with resources and programs that facilitate growth and connections within the businesses they certify. Their efforts help women navigate owning a business and ensures their future success. The tools they provide are important for helping women become empowered within the business field, and helps ensure their lasting success despite the challenges they face. The WBENC actively advocates for its certified members, promoting them to corporations around the United States and to their online audience.

 

Not all businesses are certified by the WBENC. Being certified means that a business is at least 51% owned and controlled by women, who also manage the daily operations of their company. We have been proudly certified as women owned for over 10 years, and strive to continue to be the #1 women owned button business in the United States.

 

By purchasing from us you will not only get fantastic looking buttons for all your needs, but you will also be showing your support for women in business! Click here to order your own custom buttons today.

 

Want to learn more about the WBENC?

 

Check out their website to find out more about certified women owned businesses, and check their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to learn more about the businesses they feature!

How to have “Print Ready” Images

Today we are going to explain what we mean by “print ready” artwork, and how you can prep your images so they look their best for your button order.

 

What types of files do we accept?

Our graphics department accepts many types of image files, but like everyone they have their favorites!

 

Best:

Files in these formats are the best to send, as they are the easiest to work with:

.psd (Photoshop)

.ai (Illustrator)

.indd (InDesign)

.pdf

.eps

Good:

Images must be 300 dpi to print clearly!:

.jpg

.png

.tiff

 

For more information on how pixel density can affect print quality, check out this post by the University of Michigan’s Library: http://guides.lib.umich.edu/c.php?g=282942&p=1885350

 

What color mode should your image be in?

Digital images can exist in two different color modes, depending on how you want to show them off! The first is RGB, and is what television sets, computer monitors, and phone screens use to show you images.

 

We here at Everyone Loves Buttons® use a 4-color process for printing your orders that requires the CMYK color mode to ensure the colors you submit are the colors that print!

 

If you create images in document programs like Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, it is likely the color mode is not correct for printing. Always double check the color space and convert!

 

What do we mean by “Print Ready”?

This means that:

  1. The color mode is set to CMYK
  2. The file type can support layers
  3. The design is placed into our button template
  4. The design and our template are placed on separate layers
  5. The image has a resolution of at least 300 dpi
  6. All your images are embedded into the file you send us

 

It is very important that your image and our template are on separate layers. Please do not flatten the layer with our template onto your image.

 

If you are using a specialty font in your image, please outline the text so that we can access your design without error messages.

 

What if I can’t meet all the requirements for “Print Ready”?

Don’t worry! Our $29 Art Fee gives you access to our super talented design team that can help you every step of the way. Our team can create almost any design you can think of. From simple designs, to photo manipulations and beyond, they can accomplish any challenge given to them. Our Art Fee also gives you unlimited revisions, ensuring you are 100% satisfied with your design, every time!

 

So what are you waiting for? Order your own custom buttons today!


Sources:

“What is Resolution?”. Research Guides at University of Michigan Library. 6 June 2018. https://guides.lib.umich.edu/c.php?g=282942&p=1885350 

Happy 122nd Birthday, Pin-back Buttons!

On this day back in 1896, Benjamin S. Whitehead patented a design that led to the pin-back buttons we know and love today. His design featured a cellulose cover to protect a photograph that would be attached to a badge backing, ensuring it would not be torn or ruined by the elements. This was an innovative design that helped ensure the future success of pin-back buttons to the present day.

 

 

But did you know buttons predate this patent? George Washington used buttons with a flat metal face embossed with a slogan for his presidential inauguration back in 1789. These buttons would be sewn into a coat lapel, or worn as a pendant on a string.

 

Since Whitehead’s patent, pin-back buttons have been used to help promote comic characters, company products, and political campaigns. The Kellogg Company famously used them as cereal box prizes in 1945, developing a collectors series that quickly gained popularity in the United States.

 

Pin-back buttons have helped people and companies share their message with others, offering everyone a durable method to promote what they believe in. Here at Everyone Loves Buttons®, we believe in helping you share your message with the world. From advertising your business, spreading the word about your campaign, or even sharing your personal catchphrase with friends, we offer a variety of sizes and styles to suit all your button needs.

 

We can provide full service with your order, from helping you design the perfect button, full-color and top quality printing, and our legendary customer service to help you each step of the way. As a Certified Women Owned Business that has been active for over 21 years, nobody knows buttons better than us!

 

Celebrate with us online by ordering your very own set of custom pin-back buttons today, and use code 122YEARS for 15% off your button order! Be sure to show us your button love with the tag #WithAButton!

Customer Spotlight: Wes Smith, a Funky DJ from San Diego

Today we are dedicating our customer spotlight post to Wes Smith!

 

Wes Smith is an electronic DJ and producer from San Diego, California, and runs Juice Recordings Studio. His music features heavy bass and remixed vocals to create funky  dance and EDM beats that are sure to get any party started. Since 2011 he has been creating original music and collaborating with several of his peers to make chart toping hits. One of his newest tracks, “We Got it Made” features a collaboration with The DropStarz and can be streamed on his Spotify and Apple Music profiles, and purchased through Beatport and Itunes.

 

Wes SmithHis powerful beats have been featured on many radio programs, dance floors, top podcasts, and more. Wes recently created music on “TTR World Tour”, a combat racing game released in 2013.

 

Wes has performed in venues and festivals across the United States, playing his top hits like “Bring Back That Funk”. You can watch him perform live later this month at the Electric Love Music Festival in Agassiz, British Columbia, and might hear some new music from his albums “Juice Night Out” Volumes 1 & 2.

 

In addition to creating lively EDM music that ranks high on the charts, he hosts a livestream called the Wes Smith Variety ShYo where he talks with friends, peers, and other professional musicians. They talk about their experiences in the industry, their music, and overall experiences. Watch it on YouTube, or listen here on his Soundcloud.

 

You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Be sure to also check out his website at www.itswessmithyo.com.

 

We are thrilled that Wes chose us to help him spread the word about his studio using our custom buttons! Order yours today at www.custombuttons.com, and show us how you share your message by tagging it with #WithAButton for a chance to be featured on our next spotlight post.

 

Happy Pride Month!

This June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month). Pride Month is celebrated every year due to the Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots in Manhattan occurred in 1969 when Police raided a Gay Club called the Stonewall Inn. This raid became violent when patrons and local sympathizers began rioting against the police. While this police raid was completely legal because the club had been selling alcohol without a license, New York’s gay community started noticing the police targeting gay clubs. A month after the riots, one of the first public marches occurred in New York City where LGBT people proudly claimed their identities. This was called the Christopher Street Liberation Day March. This March inspired other cities around the world to hold LGBT marches.

Gay Pride day was originally celebrated the last Sunday in June, however the actual day was very flexible. Soon, Gay Pride became a month long series of events. Now, we celebrate gay pride month with parades, parties, picnics, and concerts. Currently, LGBT Pride Month has millions of participants, all around the world. There are also memorials held during Pride Month for people who have died of HIV/ Aids or hate crimes. The purpose of Pride Month is to recognize the impact LGBT individuals have had on history and to improve the visibility, acceptance and legal protections for LGBTQ people. Pride Month also recognizes gay pride, a movement that celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. It promotes their dignity, equal rights and makes society more aware of the challenges they face.

Another important person to recognize is the “Mother of Pride” Brenda Howard. Howard was a bisexual activist and feminist. Howard was born in the Bronx and had a passion for activism and was involved in anti-war and feminist movements. Howard also knew many people who were in the Stonewall Inn while the riots took place. Throughout her life, Howard stood for those who had their rights trampled on and was a voice for all minorities. Howard was also arrested several times for protesting, but never gave up. Howard even died during New York’s pride week due to cancer.

Pride Month is being celebrated worldwide. While many cities are celebrating by having pride festivals, some are even having gay ski week and gay cruises. During pride festivals, people usually dress in wild and unique costumes. If you are going to a gay pride festival, it is recommended that you bring: sunscreen, plenty of water, a rainbow flag, a positive sign, and an excited attitude. This will help you have the best experience at a Pride Festival.

Here at Everyone Loves Buttons we wish those who celebrate pride month to have a great and uplifting experience!

Wishing you and your families a Happy Memorial Day!

Memorial Day, in the United States, is a way of celebrating those who have given their lives while serving in the country’s military service. Memorial Day used to be celebrated on May 30th, but is now celebrated on the last Monday of May. Many Americans celebrate by visiting cemeteries or memorials. Many also hold family gatherings or watch parades.  Memorial day also marks the beginning of the summer season.

America created its first national cemetery after the civil war, which ended in the spring of 1865. By the late 1860’s, Americans began holding tributes to the soldiers who had died. This involved putting flowers on their graves and reciting prayers. In 1966, the Federal Government declared Waterloo, NY to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. Waterloo first celebrated Memorial Day on May 5, 1866. Waterloo celebrated by hosting a community-wide event, during this time, businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags.

On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, who was the leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a national day of remembrance later that month called Decoration Day. The date of Decoration Day, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle. General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, at the first Decoration Day and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there. Many Northern states held similar commemorative events and made it an annual tradition. By 1890 each one had made Decoration Day an official state holiday.

Memorial Day originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But, during World War I, the United States was involved in another major conflict. This resulting in the holiday commemorating American military personnel who died in all wars.

For several decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on the day Logan picked for Decoration Day, May 30. However, in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, making Memorial Day the last Monday in May. This created a three-day weekend for all federal employees. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.

Over the years, Americans have celebrated Memorial Day by hosting parades that include military personnel and members of veterans’ organizations. Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials or take weekend trips or throw parties.

Here at Everyone Loves Buttons we would like to thank all of our veterans who have fought to protect the freedoms we enjoy as Citizens of the United States.

Wishing you and your families a Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

This Saturday we celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo recognizes the victory of the Mexican army over the French army in the Battle of Puebla. This battle occurred on May 5th, 1862. Cinco de Mayo is not celebrated as much in Mexico as it used to be, however the State of Puebla still finds it a very important celebration. Incontrast, Cinco de Mayo has morphed into a huge holiday in the United States, celebrating Mexican culture and heritage.

In 1861, a man was elected the president of Mexico, Benito Juarez, a lawyer and member of the indigenous Zapotec Tribe. 1861 was a difficult time to be president in Mexico. Mexico was having major financial problems and had to receive aid from European Governments. Because of this, Mexico was soon in debt. To collect on this debt, France, Britain, and Spain sent forces to Veracruz, Mexico. There, they demanded payment. Britain and Spain ended up withdrawing their forces after negotiating a settlement with Mexico. However, France took this as an opportunity to carve an empire out of Mexican territory. In late 1861, France sent a well-armed fleet to Veracruz, this forced Juarez and his military into retreat.

The French were certain they would win the battle. Six thousand troops under the command of General Charles Latrille de Lorencez were sent to attack Puebla de Los Angeles. In response, Juarez sent out two thousand indigenous Mexicans to Puebla. The Mexican army was outnumbered and did not have the necessary artillery. The battle lasted a day and ended in the French retreating after losing over five hundred men, the Mexican army lost less than one hundred men.

While this war was not a major strategic win, it represented a great victory for Mexico and strengthened the resistance movement. Now, the celebration of Cinco De Mayo is primarily celebrated in Puebla. Some celebrations include: military parades, festive events, and recreations of the battle of Puebla. In the United States, Cinco De Mayo is celebrated with parades, parties, mariachi music, dances and food. Some common foods eaten on Cinco De Mayo are tacos, enchiladas, salsa, and guacamole!

A common misconception about Cinco De Mayo is the actual history behind it. Many people outside of Mexico believe it is the date that marks the independence of Mexico. However, Mexico’s independence was declared fifty years before the Battle of Puebla. Mexico’s independence Day is actually celebrated on September 16th.

Here at Everyone Loves Buttons we hope you have a fun and safe Cinco De Mayo!

Students Compete on the World Stage at The Vex Robotics Competition

April marks the start of the Vex Robotics Competition. This is a challenging competition for young individuals in middle school, high school, and college. This competition is described as: “teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.”

Over ten thousand teams from 32 countries play in over 750 tournaments for this competition. This is a great opportunity for young people to learn life-long critical thinking, and team-work skills.

The competitions motto is “We create tools that educators and mentors will use to shape the learners of today into the problem solving leaders of tomorrow.”

Keeping kids interested in STEM can be challenging, but the Vex Robotics Competition is a great way of getting kids involved in STEM activities. STEM is a term used to combine science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Through this competition, students of different abilities are able to create affordable and accessible robotics and be recognized for their accomplishments.

This competition even has a unique story of how it started. At the beginning of their careers, Tony Norman, an Electrical Engineer, and Bob Mimlitch, a Mechanical Engineer met. Both Norman and Mimlitch realized they had a unique approach to robotics while mentoring high school students.

According to their website, “They don’t believe that “we’ve always done it this way” or “this is how everyone does it” is ever a justification for a solution. They value creative approaches to problem solving; not just in engineering design but in all aspects of business. They are often able to find simple and elegant solutions by focusing on creativity early in the design process.”

Vex Robotics was even founded in Tony Norman’s garage in Greenville, Texas. Since then, both Tony and Bob have employed over 300 people, they have three district divisions and nine offices worldwide. The founders stand by the philosophy that hard work and passion will bring success.

Teams competing in this competition from all over the United States have asked us to create buttons for them. These teams include Community High School Team 5708, The Iron Mustangs Team 3711, The Doomsday Dogs Team 7041, The AZ Tech Eagles Team 4680, and The M Robotics Team 8110. Everyone Loves Buttons is very proud of all the teams competing in the Vex Robotics Competition and wish them all the best of luck in their robotic endeavors!

The information in this blog was provided by www.vexrobotics.com