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How to Wear Your Custom Buttons and Other Backing Options

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This blog features different way your can wear your custom buttons and our other button backing options.

When you are creating or designing your custom button, most business owners don’t think about one crucial detail…how is anyone going to wear or show off their buttons? Most people choose the pin-back style buttons because that might be what they are the most familiar with. There are however, more than just that one way to wear a button or even display a button.

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Wearable Button Backing Options

Traditional Pin-Back Button

The standard backing choice is the pin-back button style, which allows you to wear your custom buttons with the clip of a jewelers pin.

A pin-back button can simply be fastened to a shirt, hat, or bag using the jeweler’s safety pin mechanism. Cool fact, the first design for a pin-back button was patented in 1896. Modern buttons are modeled after that patent in very much the same way! Patent holders, Whitehead and Hoag said, “My present invention has reference to improvements in badges for use as lapel pins or buttons, or other like uses, and has for its primary object to provide…a novel means for connecting the ornamental shell or button to the bar or pin for securing the badge to the lapel of the coat.”

While pin-back buttons may not seem like much of an invention, in 1896, zippers hadn’t even been invented! Early campaign buttons had to be sewn onto the lapel or worn as a pendant. So the pin-back button was quite the revolutionary product.

Today, the pin-back buttons is the most cost effective option for those who are on a budget. From sizes starting at 7/8” all the way to 6” with rectangles, squares, and ovals in between, there is a button size and shape for every need! To order standard pin-back buttons, click here!

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Clothing Magnet

If you’d rather your buttons not poke holes in your clothes, the bar magnet is a great choice! This small, powerful magnet is a fantastic backing option for larger buttons that might stretch clothes if they were attached with a pin. This back is also a great option for places that want to reuse their custom buttons amongst employees, or have a lot of buttons to choose from.

For instance, a fast food restaurant might order their custom buttons with a bar magnet, and just keep them all in a drawer in the main office. Employees can easily swap out the buttons each shift without poking dozens of holes in their uniforms. Our clothing magnets come in two different sizes, a small round magnet and a bar magnet.

Depending on the size of the buttons that you order is what size clothing magnet will be used for your order. Both are powerful magnets and even stick to magnetic or metal surfaces like refrigerators! To order clothing magnets, click here!

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Bulldog Clips

Bulldog clip backs look a lot like badge clips. The bulldog clip is attached to the back of the button and can easily be clipped onto a lapel or pocket so you don’t have to push a pin through your shirt. Bulldog clips are also great for attaching ID tags to lanyards. To order bulldog clips, click here!

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When choosing how your employees or customers are going to wear your buttons you have to figure out how they will be wearing them. If they will constantly be removing and putting the button back on, a bar magnet or bulldog clip fastener is probably a better choice because those won’t poke holes in their clothes. However the downside to those types of backings is, they can be a little more expensive, so if you are designing your custom buttons on a budget the traditional pin-back button style might be a better choice.

Other Backing Options

Other than the standard pin-back buttons, clothing magnets, and bulldog clip backing options, we also have Zipper Pulls®, Fridge Magnets, Bottle Openers, and Mirror Backs. These backing types have some limited size options due to how they are made.

Zipper Pulls®

Zipper Pulls® are a 1” or 1.25” button that has a backing that allows it to be clipped to a zipper. They are an advertising tool for a variety of industries including sports teams, ski resorts, schools, trade shows, and more! They are a great way to show off your brand or create awareness. To order Zipper Pulls®, click here!

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Fridge Magnets

Fridge magnets are a way to show off your custom button designs on the refrigerator or a metal surface. The custom button magnets are made using the same production process, however the backing type parts are different. Fridge magnets use a flat back metal part or an unpinned back (depending on the size of the magnet button). This type of magnet is stronger and longer lasting than the flexible fridge magnets you would normally see. To order fridge magnets, click here!

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Bottle Openers

Bottle Openers come in one size currently, the 2.25” round. The backing is a black polypropylene plastic with a metal bottle opener. It also has a magnet to either hang your bottle opener up while it’s not in use or catch the bottle cap when opening the bottle! Bottle openers are great for breweries, gifts, or even advertisements for beverage companies! To place an order for bottle openers, click here!

Mirror Backs

Mirror Backs, like the bottle openers, come in one size the 2.25” round. They have a mirror on the back and your custom design on the front! They are great for people on the go.  It is compact enough to carry it in your purse or your makeup bag. So, you will never be without a mirror again. You can order mirror backs here!

Whether you, or your customers are planning on wearing your custom buttons or displaying your custom buttons with one of our other backing types, we are here to help! We can be reached by phone (623-445-9975) or by email (sales@custombuttons.com) or even by chat on our website Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5PM Arizona Time. Our team of button specialists can help you with quoting your project and determining the best options for you.

We are prepared to help every step of the way! As our Founder and President, Maura Statman, likes to say, “We’re in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!”

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CustomButtons.com Gives Two Thumbs Up for Rickie Fowler!

Rickie Fowler Wore pin to Honor #1 Fan

Each day of the www.pgatour.com Rickie Fowler wore a pin (1.5″ Square Button) honoring one of his biggest fans, Griffin Connell. Connell passed away this January due to a rare airway disorder and he was only 7 years old. Connell braved many surgeries and was an inspiration to many because of his enthusiasm for life. Fowler met Connell in 2013 and they regularly exchanged texts and emails. “He was just a huge fan of the game,” Fowler said. “I claim him as being my No. 1 fan, so he had a special place with me and Joe (Skovron, Fowler’s caddie)”.

“We looked forward to seeing him and the family here at the tournament every year, so it’s unfortunate that we don’t have him here this week because he was fun to see.” The pin Fowler wore in honor of Connell meant a lot to many people and was created www.CustomButtons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons.

Monday, January 29th marked the first day of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The first two days consisted of practice rounds for the PGA Tour Pros and Wednesday was the Annexus Pro-Am. Many celebrities including singers, actors and athletes showed up to play at the Pro- am. Some favorites included Arizona Cardinals recently retired Head Coach Bruce Arians, six time All Pro Larry Fitzgerald, currently ranked fourth all-time in NFL history in receiving yards per game for a career, and Country Music star Dierks Bentley.

THE 16TH HOLE OF THE WASTE MANAGEMENT OPEN

The 16th hole is the place to be at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Here you can socialize while you cheer on your favorite PGA pros. However many players feel it has gotten crazy this year. Many PGA pros have become disappointed by the comments from people in the stands.  Even Rickie Fowler didn’t like the atmosphere of the 16th hole. “I was a little disappointed at some of the stuff that was said. I don’t want much negativity — the normal boos for missing a green, that’s fine, but leave the heckling to a minimum and make it fun.” Said Fowler. Fowler was runner-up to Hideki Matsuyama in 2016, and T4 last year.

Although Rickie Fowler didn’t win the tournament, we wish him well and will continue to cheer him on in the future for everything he has done to honor @GriffinConnell

Help Everyone Loves Buttons spread awareness about breast cancer this October!

October is upon us, which means it is time to amp up the spread of awareness for one of the deadliest diseases in the world, breast cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides people with the platform not only to inform individuals about the disease but also to celebrate the battles that were won and remember those who lost the fight.

According to breastcancer.org, not only is breast cancer the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the world, it is also the leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide. To put that into perspective, one case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman every two minutes in the United States alone, and somewhere in the world, one person dies every 60 seconds from breast cancer.

As a nationally certified woman-owned business, Everyone Loves Buttons would like to invite you to join the fight and help spread awareness about breast cancer. We are currently offering a 10% discount on any breast cancer awareness products ordered through our website in the month of October. Just use the promo code “BCA10” when checking out, and you can save more then just money… you can help save lives.

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We offer a variety of different products that are perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We have fridge magnets, pinback buttons, wearable magnet buttons and more. We also have Zipper Pulls, one of our newest products. Zipper Pulls are perfect for spreading awareness all year round. They can be clipped on backpacks, purses, jackets, sweatshirts and all kinds of products that contain zippers.

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Our new website, custombuttons.com, allows for a seamless checkout process, plus keep in mind that no matter what product you decide is best for you, we can customize anything to make it exactly how you envisioned it.

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Remember, awareness is the first step in catching the disease before it is too late. About 1 in every 8 women, or 12%, develops breast cancer at some point in their lives. So wear your pink proudly, encourage your friends and family to get tested, and help us spread awareness.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is right around the corner!

As a nationally certified woman-owned business, Everyone Loves Buttons would like to share some statistics about breast cancer in preparation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

According to breastcancer.org, about 1 in every 8 (12%) women develop breast cancer at some point throughout their lifetime. It is not limited to women, but it is a much more common occurrence among the female gender. In America, breast cancer ranks second behind only a couple forms of skin cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women. Aside from lung cancer, breast cancer death rates are higher than any other cancer among women in the United States.

Needless to say, breast cancer is a big deal in the U.S. and across the world. The problem is that most people aren’t educated enough on the matter, which prevents those individuals from detecting the disease early on causing the cancer to spread prior to diagnosis. This is why October is so important in terms of spreading the word about breast cancer.

In today’s day and age, it is much easier to spread awareness with the likes of the Internet and more specifically social media. As for breast cancer awareness, the pink movement has been expanding over the last few decades. All of your favorite NFL players sport their hot pink cleats, gloves, socks, and towels throughout the month of October to help raise awareness about the disease. DeAngelo Williams, running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, even dies some of his braids pink for the entirety of the NFL season in support of his mother’s battle with breast cancer.

There is always more that we can do to combat an illness like cancer, but the little things like wearing pink and supporting the fight can help build the foundation for a better tomorrow.

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Did you or a loved one beat cancer? Customize your own button to celebrate the triumphant victory. Is a coach or player going through the fight? Create your own custom Zipper Pull® to clip to your team jackets, backpacks or gym bags. Our Zipper Pulls® now include the option of a custom hot pink Versa Back®, which is the back of the Zipper Pull®, to help tie the Breast Cancer Awareness theme together. We also create custom car magnets, fridge magnets, bumper stickers, and more.

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So whether you have family that has been through the fight, friends battling the disease or you yourself have been affected by breast cancer, there is always something we can do to spread awareness.

College Football is finally back! Get your game day gear ready!

Alright football fans… the wait is finally over. High school teams began playing under the Friday night lights just a couple weeks ago, and now it is time for college football to follow suit. This week marks the beginning of a long road to the College Football Playoff, which means it is time for all of you crazy football fanatics to get your game day gear ready.

I’m sure you have your jerseys, t-shirts, caps and face paint ready to go for all of the game day festivities that College Football Saturdays entail, but we all know that TRUE fans are repping their team on every day of the week. Whether you wear a suit and tie to work or you’re required to wear a uniform, sometimes it is just not possible to show your true colors as often as you’d like. Well… there is a way to show off your school spirit without compromising your work wardrobe. Have you ever considered buttons or Zipper Pulls®?

These items can be worn on game day, or they can be pinned or clipped to everyday items for an around-the-clock symbol of football pride. Wear your custom button to the tailgate party on Saturday, then pin it to your backpack for class on Monday. Clip a Zipper Pull® to your jacket for a brisk day at the stadium, then clip it to your purse for your friends to admire all week long.

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You can even try our wearable magnet buttons to avoid poking a hole in your clothes. The versatility never ends with our products, as you can simply stick your magnetic button on the fridge at home after you’re done showing it off at your buddy’s barbecue.

College football fans in America are some of the most passionate; borderline craziest sports fans in the entire world, so why not wear your colors proud year round? Plus with our fast turnaround at Everyone Loves Buttons, we can create customized buttons week-to-week, so you can personalize each one for the next big game like the ones seen above.

And don’t worry; you don’t have to be shouting “Roll Tide” or “Go Big Blue” to enjoy the beauty of college football. All of our buttons are custom made, right here in Phoenix, Arizona; so the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re a big school fan or a junior college fan, we can help you show off your team colors all year long.

7 Services We Offer To You

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Do you need your buttons in a rush or bagged after production? We can do that! Here at Everyone Loves Buttons we offer different services to help you with your custom button order.

  1. Fast-Track Production Guarantees Your Production Time:

If you need your buttons in a rush, we can help you out using our Fast-Track service, where you can get your buttons as quick as tomorrow (if needed). By using our Fast-Track service this guarantees that your buttons will be produced from the same, 1, 2, 3, or 4 days. (If you’re not in any rush our standard production time is 5 business days).

Also don’t forget to take into account shipping tome and possibly needing expedited shipping to meet your in-hands date even with the Fast-Track production service.

  1. Drop Shipping

Do you need your buttons shipped to different locations? No problem! We can save you the time and the hassle of getting your buttons to different locations yourself by drop shipping to each of your locations. Just tell us how many go to each location and we can take it from there (a small fee does apply).

  1. Blind Shipping

If you are reselling the buttons and want your customer to receive them, we can ship the buttons to your customer, completely blind so they think that you produced and shipped the buttons at no additional charge, just let us know when you place to order.

  1. Pickup

If you are a local customer in Phoenix, AZ or you are in town for your event, feel free to swing by and pick up your buttons. This way you can save on shipping. All you have to do is let us know when you would like to pick them up and we will give you a call when they’re ready.

  1. Bagging

If you need your buttons bagged in certain quantities we can definitely help you out. No quantity is too small for bagging your buttons. Custom bagging is typically $10.75 per thousand buttons if it’s just a single version. If you have multiple versions being bagged together the price is $12.75 per thousand buttons.

  1. Assembly Only

If you’re a print company looking to save a few bucks, or have a Pantone color only you can print, we offer assembly only discounts if you provide the printed graphics.

  1. Custom Button Packs

If you want your buttons in a custom pack or on a card, we offer button packs in any configuration and size you can imagine. We will print a full color back card and attached the quantity of buttons you want. We will then bag the button pack and seal it for shipping. Call us for a custom packaging quote.

Need another service that you don’t see here or have an idea for your buttons, give us a call (623-445-9975) or send in a quote under the Get a Quote tab, and we will help you out!

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4 Design Tips for Your Buttons

When it comes to designing your button, it may seem pretty straightforward – you send us the artwork you want and we print it for production. Wrong. It is actually more complicated that that. Luckily our in house art department has provided us with a few tips for when it comes to your button design.

  1. Less is More

Graphics that have a ton of information or pictures are often distracting. When it comes to your design it is best to use the less is more rule. Think like the great brands can be instantly recognized by logos or slogans, like Nike, Adidas, Coca Cola, etc. They practice the less is more, with eye catching colors, and minimal designs.

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  1. Let Your Design Breathe

While creating your button occurs in a 2-D space, your buttons are not. On paper it may look great to have the design going right up to the edge while looking at the image flat, buttons aren’t a completely flat surface. Especially when it comes to text, it’s best to have it closer to your design that the edge. It does give you a slightly smaller space to work with, but when the graphics wrap around the button your text will be legible.

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  1. Avoid Button Borders

Our graphics are cut by a person, which means that they sometimes have bad cuts and are not perfect 100% of the time. When cutting a slight shift can occur and graphics with a border can appear off center no matter how small the shift. Borders to look great on other printed graphics, but can cause some troubles when producing your buttons. Our button makers are diligent with going through their graphics to ensure only the perfect cuts are being made, but sometimes a shifted graphic can slip through the cracks.

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  1. Make Sure to Add Bleed

When it comes to your artwork, adding bleed will make the button look seamless. With artwork that doesn’t have a bleed (like the graphics with borders) it is definitely noticeable with shifting cuts. Our templates have lines that show when your button face will end and where the bleed will extend out.

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If you need help with a button design or have any other questions, our art department is more than willing to help! We want to make sure that your buttons are exactly as you had envisioned them and it all starts with the graphics!

Are You Choosing the Right Button Backs?

You’ve finished designing your buttons but did you think about what the back of your will be? Most people choose the traditional pin-back style because that is what most people are familiar with, however there is more than just one way to wear a button.

The traditional pin back button can be pinned or fastened to a shirt (typically) using a safety pin style mechanism. The first design for a pin-back button came out in 1896 when Whitehead & Hoag sent in a patent that allowed buttons to be pinned to ones shirt lapels rather than sewn to the shirt or worn as a pendant. Pin-backs are quite sturdy and stay put where ever you pin them, the only downside is you get those pesky holes where the pin goes through.

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One way to combat holes in your clothing made by the pins is to use a magnet on the back. This small, but powerful magnet is a great backing option for larger and heavier buttons that may even rip clothing if they were to be attached with a pin. Magnets are also a great choice if the buttons are going to be recycled between uses or between people. With multiple designs that are being switched out constantly so there aren’t dozens of holes being poked through your clothing.

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Another way you can prevent the holes by the pins are bulldog clips. The clip is attached to the back of the button and is similar to those on ID badges. These clips can easily be attached to the lapel of your shirt or lanyard.

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The downside to choosing a back that is not the standard pin back is the cost. The magnets and bulldog clips are a little more expensive, however it can save your shirt from becoming holy.

Buttons of All Shapes and Sizes

Buttons like people come in many different shapes and sizes. From round to square, or rectangle to oval, buttons are versatile! Here at Everyone Loves Buttons® we make 11 different round buttons, 3 squares (or 6 if you want to rotate your square and make it a diamond), 2 rectangles (or 4 if you’re counting horizontal and vertical), and 1 oval.

To start with our round sizes we can make: 7/8″, 1″, 1.25″, 1.5″, 1.75″, 2.25″, 2.5″, 3″, 3.5″, 4″, and finally 6″. The squares are: 1.5″ (standard or diamond), 2″ (standard or diamond), and 3″ (standard or diamond). Our rectangles are 2″x3″ (horizontal or vertical), 1.75″x2.75″ (horizontal or vertical).

Whoo, that’s a mouth full! Continuing on…

Each size has their benefits and selling points, like the 7/8″-1.75″ buttons make great give away tokens for businesses when at trade-shows and events. Our hottest button sizes are the 2.25″ and the 3″ as they are great for advertising a business and big enough the read from afar. The 4″ and 6″ buttons are great for selling hot items and photographs because they have a large face. These are just some of the ways our customers use their buttons!

The back of the buttons can be just as important as the front of the buttons when it comes to their uses. We offer the standard pin back which is a metal pin that runs across the back of the pin and has a hook to catch the pin. We also have magnet backs so you don’t have to pin a button onto your clothing which comes in two types, round (for button sizes 1.5″ round and 1.75″ round) and clothing bar (for button sizes 2.25″, 2.5″, 3″, 3.5″, 4″, 2″ square, 3″ square, 2×3″ rectangle, 1.75×2.75″ rectangle, and last but not least the oval). If you are looking for flat magnet backs, you can check out our flat back buttons which come in sizes: 1″, 1.5″, 2.25″, 3″, 1.5″ square, 2″ square, 3″ square, 2×3″ rectangle, 1.75×2.75″ rectangle, and the oval. We also have bulldog clips which clip to your shirt on all of our buttons except our smaller sizes starting with 7/8″ through 1.5″. There is an option to put a mirror on the back of your 2.25″ buttons which is neat for carrying in purses or pockets. Finally we have Zipper Pulls®, which are one of our newer items and we’re so excited about them!

Zipper Pulls® come in two sizes 1″ and 1.25″ and are a button with a versa back® and clip attached to the back. It allows you to ‘Clip it ‘N Zip It’ as we like to say. Zipper Pulls® can be clipped onto to sweatshirts, purses, backpacks, key chains, lanyard, you name it.

So with all this information on custom button sizes and backs…what are you waiting for?

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Super Bowl 50 and the Playoffs

Football season is almost over, ending with the Super Bowl 50 on February 7th. Hosted this year in San Francisco, CA at Levi’s Stadium, which boasts being the greenest and most technologically advanced professional football stadium. In the week leading up to the Super Bowl 50 there is a series of public events held throughout the region. This includes the NFL Experience and the Super Bowl City Fan Village. These feature activities for all ages that celebrate the game, as well as everything that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer from arts and culture to live entertainment, and food and drink.

THe NFL Experience offers a pro football’s interactive theme park, youth football clinics, merchandise from the NFL Shop, and free autograph sessions from NFL players. There is also the Super Bowl Opening Night fueled by Gatorade. Fans had the opportunity to purchase tickets to see the Super Bowl teams in public before the big game. This allows fans to be apart of a live show covered by media around the world, see past Super Bowl MVPs, watch live television broadcasts being filmed, enjoy exciting entertainment features between team appearances, and the fans will also receive a free gift bag and radio to listen to the interviews being held.

Currently there are 12 teams to begin the playoffs: the Pittsburg Steelers, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Houston Texans, the Denver Broncos, the New England Patriots, the Carolina Panthers, the Arizona Cardinals, the Seattle Seahawks, the Minnesota Vikings, the Green Bay Packers, and finally the Washington Redskins. Each team had their own struggles throughout the season from hurt players to upsetting losses, however they all had great seasons that led them to their standings now.

As a company from Arizona, we are eager to see how the next few weeks pan out for our favorite team and customer the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals will either face the Green Bay Packers or the Washington Redskins after their matchup on January 10th for the 1st round of playoffs.

As always, we here at Everyone Loves Buttons are here for all your button needs. Buttons make a great party favor for all the viewing parties and can range from 7/8″ to 6″ buttons. Besides round buttons, we also have squares and rectangles. Support your team through the playoffs and hopefully into this year’s Super Bowl 50 with custom buttons. You can also check out previous Super Bowl Buttons below:

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