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National Women’s Small Business Month

October is known for many things: cooling temperatures, the leaves changing colors, and of course Halloween! But did you know it is also National Women’s Small Business Month?

 

Everyone Loves Buttons® has been proudly women-owned since it’s founding in 1997, and has been officially certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) since 2008. What does this certification mean? Women both own 51% of our company, and are in charge of our daily operations.

 

 

The WBENC also provides unique workshops and resources for entrepreneurs to help them succeed. With their help, thousands of women have both found success as business owners and have been able to create job opportunities for their communities through their businesses.

 

In a recent blog post, the WBENC shared some inspiring statistics about women-owned businesses. According to their sources, 4 out of 10 businesses are owned by women, and over 1,800 new women-owned businesses opened each day within the past year. How incredible is that!

 

Supporting women-owned businesses not only helps individuals achieve success, but it helps the communities they are based in. Their success creates diverse opportunities for others that can help inspire and empower the next generation of women entrepreneurs.

 

 

Show your support for women owned businesses by making sure you #BuyWomenOwned. Interested in learning more about the WBENC? Find them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and check out their blog for more ways to support women entrepreneurs!

We Have Your Backing!

Buttons are the perfect marketing accessory for different events, from birthdays to conventions and beyond. At Everyone Loves Buttons®, we aim to be your one-stop button shop for all your button needs. Want buttons that truly stand apart from the rest? We offer multiple button backings for you to choose from, including:

 

Pin-back Buttons

 

 

The “traditional” button backing, this backing is great for pinning to a shirt, hat, bag, ect. Durable and secure, these types of buttons are always a reliable choice. With their steel construction the pins are sure to last for many years to come. Keep in mind that our 1” and 7/8” buttons are hand pinned and have different looking pins due to their small size. Despite their visual differences, these pins are just as strong as our larger pin-back buttons.

 

Clothing Magnet Buttons

 

 

 

Not a fan of poking a pin through clothing? Why not try a clothing magnet! This backing replaces the usual pin in favor of a strong magnet that can be placed behind clothing to ensure the button stays in place without damaging any surfaces. The type of magnet backing used depends on the size of the button. Our larger sizes feature a sturdy bar magnet to ensure they remain securely attached, while smaller sizes feature a small but strong circle magnet.

 

Bulldog Clip Buttons

 

 

Want a better way of attaching your button to a lanyard? The bulldog clip might be your solution! This backing includes a spring-loaded clip on the back of the button that allows you to securely fasten the button to almost anything. Plus, the clip features a swivel attachment that lets you easily adjust the orientation of your button.

 

Fridge Magnets

 

 

Ever wanted to create a special magnet for your fridge? Look no further! This backing includes a sleek and strong magnet, and is available in the sizes and shapes you love.

 

Zipper Pulls®

 

 

We are proud to also offer Zipper Pull® backings, which let you attach your own customized buttons to zippers. Combining both form and function, this backing lets you show off your designs to the world while also making it easier to use zippers on jackets, backpacks, sports bags, and more!

 

Ready to find the perfect buttons for your event? Shop now at www.custombuttons.com!

Two is Always Better Than One

Here at Everyone Loves Buttons®, we care deeply about delivering top quality products and services to our customers. This is why all our button sizes and shapes are offered as two-piece buttons instead of one-piece.

 

One-piece Vs. Two-piece

 

While both one-piece and two-piece buttons will help you share a message with others, there is a significant difference in overall quality. In a one-piece button the graphic is clamped directly to the backing of the button. This leaves your design vulnerable to many outside factors. Moisture, dirt, or even the pin itself can quickly ruin your design. In fact, closing the button and accidentally damaging the front is a notorious issue for one-piece buttons.

 

The big difference? An internal metal shell that solves all these issues. The clamping process wraps mylar and the graphic around the shell’s edge before clamping it to the backing. This completely seals the graphic from anything that can cause damage. The shell forms a solid wall between the pin opening and the graphic, preventing dirt and water from seeping into the graphic. In addition, the metal shell prevents the pin from scratching the image, ensuring your designs are fully protected and will last longer than just a few hours.

 

Are There Any Benefits for One-piece Buttons?

 

One-piece buttons are less expensive because they do not have the internal shell like two-piece buttons. However, what you save in money you will end up paying for in quality.

 

For these reasons we only offer our customers two piece buttons for their button needs. Our top quality parts and refined production process ensure your buttons will not only make a lasting impression on others, but also last for years to come.

 

Want your own customized two-piece buttons? Order today at www.custombuttons.com!

Certified American Made

Here at Everyone Loves Buttons, we are proud to produce buttons that are certified Made in the USA. We are current members of American Made Matters, an organization that aims to build a community of businesses that source, produce, and do business within the borders of the United States.

 

 

Since 2009 American Made Matters has worked with US organizations to encourage both companies and consumers to buy American made products. Our official certification was verified by an unbiased third party, and we have maintained our membership ever since. We are dedicated to keeping jobs within the US, and will always continue to produce buttons that are made in the USA.

 

We make sure every aspect of our business takes place in the United States. All of our parts are purchased from American suppliers, and we produce all of our buttons in-house at our Arizona office. Every aspect of our business, from buying supplies, making your buttons, to shipping them out, occurs within US borders. We are able to provide jobs to members of our community in Arizona, thanks to all the people who choose us to fulfill their button needs.

 

Showing your support for local and national US brands helps businesses of all sizes, and helps local communities by providing employment opportunities and business exchanges within our borders.

 

Support a verified Made in the USA business, and buy your own custom buttons today at www.custombuttons.com.

Customer Service You Can Trust

Here at Everyone Loves Buttons®, customer service is one of our top priorities. We want to make sure you are completely satisfied with your button order, and that is why we strive for 5/5 stars on Trustpilot.

 

What is Trustpilot?

 

Trustpilot is a website where verified customers can post reviews of companies, and talk about their experiences doing business with them. These reviews can give you valuable insight into what to expect from the company you are researching.

 

We are proud to have been rated 5/5 stars by our customers. When we say we offer legendary customer service, we truly mean it! Read any of our 600+ reviews to see for yourself how dedicated we are to providing you with the best experience possible:

 

 

What does this mean for you?

 

We love making your buttons, and we want to make sure you love your buttons too! Since 1997 our company has always been committed to providing you with the best services and product possible. Whether you order ten buttons, or ten million, we pay attention to every individual to ensure all their button needs are met.

 

Have a question about your order? Our staff is more than happy to help! Give us a call at (623)445-9975, or E-mail us at [email protected]

 

Want to experience five star customer service for yourself? Order your own custom buttons today at custombuttons.com!

Customer Spotlight: Storey and the Tellers!

Our next Customer Spotlight shines on the talented group Storey and the Tellers, an alternative rock trio taking on Los Angeles!

 

Storey Sheinberg’s love of music led her to start the group in 2008 at Pitzer College in Los Angeles, California. Storey is currently the lead songwriter and guitarist, and has been a large part of the creative force behind the group since the very beginning. She draws inspiration from her love of music, and musical artists including Bruce Springsteen, The E Street Band, The Lil Smokies, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, and the Infamous Stringdusters.

 

 

Since their founding, Storey and the Tellers has quickly gained the attention of the Los Angeles music scene.

 

Belonging to the Alternative Rock genre, their music uses powerful guitar chords to accompany their thoughtful lyrics. Combining their sources of inspiration with their originality, they have created a sound that is distinctly their own.

 

They recently performed alongside other local bands at The Satellite in Los Angeles, CA. We were thrilled Storey and the Tellers chose us to help make the night extra special for their fans by ordering their own custom buttons!

 

 

Interested in hearing their music? Listen to their original songs here on Soundcloud!

 

Be sure to connect with them on Facebook and Instagram for band updates and news about their upcoming shows!

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