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How to Order Custom Wearable Magnetic Buttons

How to Order Custom Wearable Magnetic Buttons

 

Starting Your Custom Wearable Magnet Button Order

 

Starting from our homepage CustomButtons.Com, the fastest way to start an order for wearable clothing magnetic buttons, is to click on the Order Now Tab.

Next you will click on Wearable Magnetic Buttons.

 

Choosing Your Magnet Size

 

You will be directed to a page featuring our different shapes and sizes that can accommodate our wearable clothing magnetic buttons. For custom wearable magnet buttons, we currently carry 15 different shapes and sizes, anywhere from 1.25” round buttons to 1.75” x 2.75” ovals. When you decide on what size wearable magnets you are looking for click on the size displayed.

What Our Clothing Magnetic Buttons Look Like

Unlike our pin-back buttons, our magnetic buttons do not have a pin in the back, and have a two-piece wearable magnet that will not puncture clothing.

You will have to click on the button size you want to order to be directed to the ordering page for that size.

Clothing Magnetic Button Ordering Page

Quantity

Like our other ordering pages, the quantity automatically populates at 100. Our minimum is 5 buttons (per art version), but you can enter in any quantity.

Artwork

After entering in your quantity, you will upload artwork. Click on the Choose File button and select the image that you want to upload. Please note that you will not see an image of what you uploaded, we send a digital proof after the order is complete.

Additional Information/Comments/Notes

If you do not have an image to upload, you can describe out what you want in the Additional Info section. You can specify colors of the background, text, font styles, and even the layout of your design. Our in-house graphics department will put together a digital proof for your approval. We do not go into production until you approve that proof.

Delivery Zip Code/Calculate Price & Delivery Date

After entering in any comments you may have for your order, you will enter in your delivery zip code and then click Calculate Price & Delivery Date.

Choosing Your Delivery Date

A calendar will pop up which allows you to choose your desired delivery date. The date that automatically populates highlighted in black is our standard production time and delivery date. Our website will calculate out the Fast Track or Expedited Shipping costs for you to receive the buttons on that date.

You cannot choose a date on the weekend or a greyed out delivery date. If the date you need you buttons is greyed out, you can contact us to see if it is still possible for us to the order directly. (In some cases we can.) Next step is you will click on Add to Cart.

Adding Your Magnets To Your Cart

If you have multiple art designs, you will have to repeat the ordering page steps until all of your designs are in the cart. (If each design is the same size and over 50 in quantity, we can give total quantity pricing if you reach out directly to us.) The website is not currently able to do total quantity pricing. You can add another product to your cart by either clicking on the Product Name (if you want the same size) while in the cart, or going to the Order Now tab and clicking on Custom Buttons.

After adding your buttons into your cart, you can continue shopping, enter in a discount code, change your set up option, or continue to check out.

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Discount Code

You can sign up for our newsletter to receive 15% off your buttons in your first order. We will also periodically send coupon codes for sales we are running through our newsletters.

Choosing Setup Option

In the setup options, you can choose from Camera Ready Art, Full Service, or Reorder. See our BLOG POST on choosing the right artwork option for your order. (If you are ordering fewer than 50 buttons, the setup fee is waived, so you will not see that cost in the cart.) We send digital proofs with every confirmed order whether you choose the full service, camera ready, or the reorder set up option.

Next you will click on Proceed to Checkout to continue the checkout process.

Proceed to Checkout

Checkout Page

On the check out page is where you will enter in your information.

Entering in Billing Information

In the Name and Address section, you will enter in your billing address for the card that you input in the step before.

Different Shipping Address?

If your billing address is going to be different from your shipping address, uncheck the box that says Ship to this Address.

Another section will appear for you to enter in your shipping address.

After all of your information is filled out, then you can click place order now.

Placing Your Order

The page may take a minute to process, so please do not click back or refresh. When the order finishes processing you will get a page that thanks you for your order, provides you with your order number, and lets you know our next steps in your order process. You will also get an emailed copy of your sales receipt. (If it is not in your inbox, you may have to check in your spam or junk folder.) Feel free to reach out to us, if you did not receive a copy of your sales receipt in your email.

If you have any questions during the ordering process, or need help, feel free to reach out to us by phone (623-445-9975) or by email ([email protected]). We are in the office Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM (Arizona Time). Our capable staff can assist you with placing an order, graphic design, button quotes, and any questions that you may have. We are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons!

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How to Use Our Custom Button Template

Our online custom button template is a great way to determine if your design will fit on the front of your customized button. Not only will you be able to choose how your design will print on your customized button, but you can also start to see how it will look on the completed button.

 

Where can I find the template for my button size/shape?

 

All of our button templates can be accessed from our website’s black menu bar, under “TEMPLATES”. Clicking this button will lead you to a page with a simple breakdown of our template, and options for each size and shape that we offer. Clicking the green rectangle with your desired button shape/size will lead you to a PDF file containing a button template. Download this file, and you can use it to plan the layout of your button.

 

Our custom button templates can be found from our home page, as illustrated above.

 

After clicking “TEMPLATES” in the menu bar, you will see this page. Find your desired button size and shape, and you can download a PDF of our template.

 

I want a custom button backing that is different than a pin-back, are there special templates for magnets / bulldog clips / Zipper Pulls®?

 

No, a button’s backing does not change the template needed for the button design. The printing process for your design is the same for all of our button products. Different steps are taken during production to attach the correct backing for your button order. (Interested in what types of button backings we offer? Check out this blog post!)

 

What programs can I use the custom button template in?

 

Once you have finished downloading the button template, any digital program with the ability to edit layered digital files can be used to edit the button template. We highly recommend using Adobe Illustrator if you have it available.

Our button templates are saved as layered PDF files to help with the layout process. The background is transparent, meaning your design can be placed under the template lines so you can see how it will look on your button.

 

What do all the colored template lines mean?

 

Each of our button templates features color-coded lines to indicate the different parts of the button.

The black lines are cut lines for our production team. Please do not cover these lines or alter their placement, otherwise we cannot make your custom buttons accurately!

 

The solid blue line is the edge of the bleed area. If you have a background color or pattern you would like to wrap around to the back of the button, make sure it reaches this blue line. Make sure that no part of your design goes past this line, though. This is the edge of our printing area, and we will crop off anything that is past this blue line since it will interfere with the outer black lines.

 

The red dashed line is approximately where the button edge begins. If you have a picture, logo, or text you are using for your custom buttons make sure to keep it inside this line. Anything that goes beyond this line will very likely print on the button edge, and not the button face.

 

“Bleed Area”? What is that?

 

This term refers to the extended space in a design that contains a pattern/color. The space typically surrounds a central design, like a photo, text, or logo, and ensures that the entire button surface is filled how you want it to look. If there is no bleed area in your design, we will either try to make enough bleed for your buttons using the artwork you provided, or notify you of a graphics issue in your proof sheet.

 

Are there any major layout rules I should know about for the custom button template?

 

The most important “rule” we have is that any text, pictures, or logos cannot go past the red dashed line. Doing so increases the chances of your design printing on the button edge, not the button face.

 

How should I save my custom button design when it is in the template?

 

If you are going to use our button template for your submitted file, it is very important that you save it as a layered file that we can edit. This is because we need to remove the red dashed line before making your buttons. When your artwork has a flattened template on top we cannot always edit out the red dashed line without changing your button design.

This means if you save your button design with our template on top of your image as a .jpg or .png file, we cannot guarantee we will be able to edit out the red dashed line and we will need a new artwork file

If you are using a program other than Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, we recommend saving your design as a PDF file. For more information about how images are saved, and different file types, check out our previous blog post!

 

Now that my file is saved, where can I upload it for my custom buttons?

 

Click here for our previous blog post about how to place your customized button order on our website.

After you have chosen what type and size of button you want to order, click on the “Choose File” button. A window will pop up showing the files on your computer, and you can select the artwork file you wish to have on your buttons. It is important to note that only files up to 8 megabytes can be uploaded with an online order. If your design is larger than this, please contact us directly for further instructions.

 

 

Ready to place your custom button order? Visit custombuttons.com, or contact us at 623-445-9975 or [email protected].

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Custom Button Design: Image and File Types

File types are very important to consider when saving your custom button designs, and today we will help explain how you should save your digital files to make the perfect button!

 

How are digital images saved?

 

There are two main types of digital images, raster and vector. Being aware of your button design’s image type is very important, as it will determine how easily changes can be made to the button design and how accurately it will print.

The first type of image are raster images, which are flattened designs and pictures. They are made using different colored pixels within an image, and because they are flattened raster images are very difficult to edit. It is very important to save raster images as a high resolution image so your custom button design prints clearly, because this type of image is made of pixels.

 

 

The second type is a vector image, which is made using lines and points in a design program. These designs will always look smooth because of how the design program saves the image. Every point and line is saved as coordinates and formulas rather than as pixels, and as a result the design will stay sharp even when enlarged.

 

 

Since vector images are made using separate lines and points they are often layered and easy to edit. We highly recommend designing and using vector images if possible, as they will give you the clearest looking button design!

 

How do I tell what type of image my button design is?

 

One way is to open your image in editing software. Are you using a photograph? Does your button image look pixelated when you zoom in? Is it difficult to move different parts of your design? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are likely working with a raster image.

Can you easily edit individual shapes in your design? Does your design still look sharp when you drastically enlarge it? Is the final design file layered? If you answered yes to all of these questions, you are likely working with a vector image.

Another easy way to figure out your image type is by the button design’s file extension.

 

What is a “file extension”?

 

File extensions can tell you what program was used to make your button design, and the type of image you are working with. For example, Adobe Illustrator saves files with “.ai” at the end of the file name. This tells your computer, and the designer working on your button order, that you used Adobe Illustrator to make your design, and that they should use a design program that can open the file to create your buttons.

 

 

How does the file extension help me figure out my image type?

Different file types apply different settings to your saved images, which can impact how you can use your new design.

For example, any image with the following file extensions are raster files:

.jpg

.png

.tiff*

.psd*

As mentioned earlier, raster files are made up of pixels, and the overall image needs to be high resolution if you want your buttons to print clearly. It is extremely difficult to make changes to designs in these file types since they are saved as flattened files.

(*The two extensions marked above do support layering if saved properly, but they still use pixels to create and edit images. If your button design uses these file extensions but is small in size, you will still have pixelation issues!)

Vector files are supported by these file extensions:

.pdf*

.ai

.eps

Your button design can be saved as vector images if they have these file extensions, which makes them easy to edit and they will print very clearly on your custom buttons. Because of this, we highly recommend saving your button designs as these files.

(*Using a flattened/rasterized image and saving the document as a .pdf file does not turn it into a vector image. The image will still be flattened, and extremely difficult to edit.)

What about Microsoft Office programs?

 

If you have access to design programs to create your buttons, we definitely encourage you to use them instead of Microsoft Office programs like Word and Power Point. These two programs are great for text documents and presentations, but they do not work well for designing buttons. They often save documents in RGB colors (see our previous blog post to learn about the different ways of making colors), and when the design is uploaded to a different program most of the layout positioning is lost.

It is important to note that our graphic designers do not have access to Microsoft Publisher, and any Publisher files (any files ending in .pub) cannot be used for your buttons.

If you are going to use Office programs, please save your button design file as a .pdf. This will not turn your button design into a vector, but it will help preserve the formatting of your design.

 

What if I don’t see the file extension I’m using listed above?

 

The file extensions above are the most common types we see submitted for orders. If you are using a different file extension, like Adobe InDesign (any files ending in .indd), please contact us at 623-445-9975 or email us at [email protected] for instructions on preparing your button artwork for submission.

 

When I use a photo in my design and save it as a PDF, will my picture save correctly?

 

If you are using a design program all images will need to be embedded (not linked!) into the file before you export the design. Embedding images means that the image data will travel with the completed design when you send it. This is different than linking an image, which only tells the program where to look for the image on your computer. When a file is linked the image data is not included when you send the design for your buttons, and our designers will not be able to see your entire design!

If you are using an alternative program like Microsoft Word or Powerpoint, you will need to save your document as a PDF before sending it with your button order. This lets you review the document before sending it, and if it looks different than it should you can make adjustments until you are happy with it.

 

If you are not sure how to save your files or submit them with your order, feel free to call or email us and we will help guide you.

 

Ready to buy your buttons with your custom artwork? Visit www.custombuttons.com today!

 

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How to Order Custom Pin-Back Buttons

 

If you are starting from our homepage CustomButtons.com, the fastest way to start an order is to click on the Green Want Custom Buttons Order Now Button. This will take you directly to the pin-back button size options. (If you are looking for a different backing type, you can go to the order now tab and click on the other backing options.)

 

 

Selecting Your Button Size

 

For custom pin-back buttons, we currently carry 17 different shapes and sizes, anywhere from 7/8” round buttons to 1.75” x 2.75” ovals. When you decide on what size buttons you are looking for click on the button size.

 

 

Order Information Page

 

On the ordering page, you can enter in your quantity, art, notes, and your delivery zip code.

 

 

Quantity

Starting with the quantity, the box automatically populates at 100 buttons, however our minimum is 5 buttons (per art version). The order has to be 5 buttons or more (even numbers like 2,367 or 182). You can change the quantity by clicking in the quantity box and entering in your new quantity.

Artwork

Next step is the artwork file. (If you don’t have an art file or a picture, you can describe out what you want in the additional information section.) Click on the Choose File button and select the image that you want to upload. Please note that you will not see an image of what you uploaded, we send a digital proof after the order is complete.

In the additional information section, you can add notes for your order, specify what you want on your buttons, or tell us what text, font or even colors you want. We print on a four-color printer, so it doesn’t matter how many colors you want or hav e on your design. If you uploaded an image and want text or added or changes made, you can specify that in this section. Everything we do is completely custom to our clients, hence why you will not see a proof on this page. Our in-house graphics department works on every order that comes through to ensure that your buttons will look exactly the way that you want them to.

Bagging

In the Special Bagging section, you can click the box if you want your buttons to be bagged other than our standard bulk packaging. When you choose this option, you will need to tell us how you would like your buttons bagged in the additional information section. If we do not see a note in that section we will reach out when we receive your order.

Delivery Information

The Delivery Zip Code is where you will enter in your zip code that you want the buttons to be delivered by. Then click Calculate Price & Delivery Date. A calendar will pop up with the standard production time and delivery date marked in black. If you need your buttons sooner than our standard production time (5 business days from the proof approval) and delivery (typically ground shipping from Arizona to your location, anywhere from 1 – 5 business days), then you can click on a different delivery date. Our website will calculate out the Fast Track or Expedited Shipping costs for you to receive the buttons on that date.

 

 

Once you choose your delivery date, you can add your order to the cart by clicking the Add to Cart button.

Multiple Versions

If you have multiple art designs, you will have to repeat the ordering page steps until all of your designs are in the cart. In the case that each design is the same size and over 50 in quantity, we can give total quantity pricing if you reach out directly to us. The website is not currently able to do total quantity pricing. You can add another product to your cart by either clicking on the Product Name (if you want the same size) while in the cart, or going to the Order Now tab and clicking on Custom Buttons.

 

Navigating Your Order’s Cart

 

In the cart, you have the option to enter in a Discount Code (received by signing up for our newsletter at the bottom of our website) or changing the set up option. If you have questions on the different set up options please see our blog on what each option entails. (If you are ordering fewer than 50 buttons, the setup fee is waived, so you will not see that cost in the cart.) We send digital proofs with every confirmed order whether you choose the full service, camera ready, or the reorder set up option.

 

 

When you are ready, click the Proceed to Checkout Button. On the check out page is where you will enter in your information. In the Name and Address section, you will enter in your billing address for the card that you will input. If your billing address is going to be different from your shipping address, uncheck the box that says Ship to this Address. Another section will appear for you to enter in your shipping address.

 

 

The address in the Name and Address section must match the address of the card input. If the billing address and card address do not match, your order will not process.

Finalizing Order

After all of your information is filled out, then you can click place order now. The page may take a minute to process, so please do not click back or refresh. When the order finishes processing you will get a page that provides you with your order number, and lets you know our next steps in your order process. You will also get an emailed copy of your sales receipt. (You may have to check in your spam or junk folder if you do not see the sales receipt in your emails inbox.) Feel free to contact us to confirm the receipt of your order.

Questions?

If you have any questions during the ordering process, or need help, feel free to reach out to us by phone (623-445-9975) or by email ([email protected]). We are in the office Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM (Arizona Time). Our capable staff can assist you with placing an order, graphic design, button quotes, and any questions that you may have. We are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons!

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Custom Buttons Design: Color, Image Resolution, and Text

With our custom buttons, you can not only choose your own size and type of backing your buttons will have, you can also submit your own artwork and photos for a button as unique as you are!

Today we are focusing on the most common questions we receive about button colors, image resolution, and text.

 

Color

 

Colors help your custom button design stand out from the crowd, and we let you use as many as your heart desires! However, there are some factors to keep in mind when choosing your button colors to help make sure they turn out amazing:

 

What types of colors can be printed in my button design?

There are two main ways of making color, with light (RGB) and with ink (CMYK). RGB stands for Red-Green-Blue, while CMYK represents the Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Key (“Key”= black) inks for printing. It is important to know what system your button design is using to create color, as it will effect how your final button design will print!

The first is RGB, and it is used for displaying color on digital screens like computers, smartphones, and television screens. Small LED bulbs behind the screen combine different amounts of red, green, and blue light to produce bright light we see as color. When these three colors of light are combined, they produce white light. This is why so many RGB colors can appear bright and vivid!

When creating a custom button design on your computer, this way of mixing colors is why your design can appear vivid and colorful on a screen.

 

The diagram above shows how RGB colors combine to form other colors. Because this way of mixing colors involves light, when all three colors are mixed together the result is white.

 

The second, CMYK, is used for printing and physical objects. Colors are made by combining different amounts of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks. The “K” in CMYK refers to black pigment, or the “key”, for the printing process. Since physical pigments are used to create colors there are limits to how vivid any color can be. Using more of any pigment always results in a darker color.

Because we print out your designs to use them for buttons, we use CMYK colors for every custom button design.

 

This diagram shows how CMYK colors are combined to create different colors with ink. Unlike RGB colors, mixing all of them creates black.

 

Can I use Pantone ® colors in my button design?

If you are choosing a Pantone ® color for your button design, choose colors from the Solid +Coated swatch book under the “CMYK” column. Because we print with CMYK inks and not Pantone ® inks we cannot guarantee your buttons will print with the exact color you choose. We will try to make sure your buttons print as closely as possible to the chosen color, but if a match cannot be made our graphics department will work with you to find a solution.

 

 

If I am using RGB colors in my design, can I switch to CMYK?

Technically yes, but any colors that are super bright and vibrant (like neon greens, bright oranges, and intense reds) will end up looking different on your buttons than it looks on your screen. This is because even when the color space is changed, your monitor is showing your button design in RGB colors. We recommend making sure your colors are in CMYK so what you are viewing is a closer representation of how your button design will print.

If our graphic designers notice a color they think will print significantly different on your buttons than what you might be expecting, they will notify you via email or on your button proof sheet before sending your design to production.

 

Image Resolution

 

This is a bit of a complicated topic, but it is not as scary as it seems! Image resolution is measured in two units: Pixels Per Inch (PPI) and Dots Per Inch (DPI). Digital screens have pixels and work with PPI. Because your screen display has a fixed ratio of pixels a lower resolution image might look exactly the same as a high resolution image.

However, printers use DPI and the differences in resolution will be noticeable. This is because the resolution in this case refers to the number of physical ink dots per square inch. The higher the DPI resolution, the greater the number of ink dots and the clearer your image will appear.

To achieve a clear button image, we recommend having a minimum of 300 DPI for your button designs. However, if your image is pixelated when you send it in, changing the DPI to 300 will NOT fix the pixilation issue.

 

 

Another thing to note is if you have a tiny image that is high resolution, making it larger will result in lower resolution images. This is because the amount of pixels in an image will always stay the same, the pixels will only become larger as the overall image becomes larger. Because of this we recommend that any images you use for your custom buttons are larger than the button size you plan on ordering.

 

Is saving an image with “Web Safe” settings okay for printing?

If you are unsure about what “Web Safe” files are, feel free to skip this section!

For making your buttons, it is generally not a good idea to save your image with web safe settings before sending it to us. Web safe settings are intended for screen viewing, and like we mentioned earlier a computer or phone screen can make it seem like low-resolution images are the same as high-resolution ones. This setting will reduce the overall resolution, making it more difficult to print a high quality image for your buttons.

 

Can I use a screenshot for my custom buttons?

Using a screenshot on your button will almost always result in a pixelated image, especially on our larger button sizes. With the way computers save screenshot files, we cannot edit them to make them clearer. We highly recommend sending us the original artwork file instead, which should be higher in resolution than a screenshot would be and will print much clearer on your buttons.

 

My design has a lot of extra space around what I want on my button, should I crop it?

When sending in your button images, always leave extra room around the edges for us to work with. When your images have extra room around the edges, or a “bleed area”, we are able to make sure your design fills the entire button, including the back! If you crop your image before submitting it and you do not have bleed area, harsh edges might appear on the button face.

If you are using our button template to determine design placement, make sure the bleed area of your button design reaches the solid blue line.

 

Adding Text to Your Buttons

 

From band names and campaign slogans, to wishing someone a happy holiday, having text on your button is a great way to get your message across clearly and quickly.

 

Can I send my button design with text already in it?

Yes, however, keep in mind that depending on the type of file your artwork is saved as we might not be able to make any changes to the image you send us.

It is important to note that if you send a file with a font that is not very common, we might not be able to view your entire button design due to a missing font file. If this happens, we will need you to send the font file that was used, outline your fonts, or send your button design as a different file type.

 

What fonts should I use for my buttons?

The main purpose of text on a button is to share a message with the people around you, so having legible text is very important! While you are free to use any font you have access to for your design, we recommend using fonts that are clear and easy to read for your custom buttons. This is especially true for smaller button sizes, as the smaller button face means your text will also need to be smaller to fit on the visible part of the button. When you are creating your button design, be sure to view the design at an accurate size to have a good idea of the size of the text on your printed button.

 

What if I have a picture to for my button, but I don’t know how to add text?

Our graphics team will help you find the perfect font and layout for your custom buttons. We recommend looking at different fonts online for inspiration, and letting them know about which fonts you are interested in. If we cannot access the font you would like, we will do our best to find a close match to your desired style.

 

Here at Everyone Loves Buttons we want to make sure your buttons look their best!

Ready to order buttons, or looking for a quote? Visit our website at www.custombuttons.com today!

Still have questions about designing your buttons? Give us a call at 623-445-9975, or email us at [email protected].

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!

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!

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