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Submitting a Custom Button Quote

The process of creating buttons is a very creative affair, with almost limitless possibilities. Our orders often begin with a custom button quote, which are essential for helping our customers know what we offer them for their custom button orders.

Our website, CustomButtons.com, makes it especially easy to order your custom pin-back buttons online. We take pride in our website and how fast and easy this process is for our customers!

There are two options for ordering custom buttons online:

  • Directly order from our website if you have your artwork ready and know exactly what buttons you want to order. The direct order option can provide the price per button, along with shipping costs and your total order cost. This is a good option for orders under 15,000 pieces. If you have a quantity over 15,000 please give us a call for pricing.
  • Submit a FREE quote online and our customer service representatives will provide you personal step-by-step service. They will be able to help you with every part of the button ordering process, especially if your order includes multiple designs and backings.

Quotes are the perfect choice if you are looking for pricing for our various products but are not ready to place your order immediately. We currently offer 21 different sizes of buttons and 14 different types of backings. That’s 294 options to choose from! It may seem overwhelming to have that many available options, and our legendary button specialists will provide you with a free and detailed button consultation to ensure we meet all your custom button needs. There is no button order that is too big, too small, or too extensive for our button team!

How do I submit a custom button quote?

There are three main steps to submitting your free online quote:

Step 1

This section is about your custom button specifications. Choose the button size, quantity, and backing type you would like pricing for, and upload an art file if available.

Uploading an artwork file can help us determine the best button fit for your needs, and answer any artwork questions you might have. We have talented in-house graphic designers that can make your vision a reality if you do not have a design ready for your buttons.

You may add as many products as you would like with the “+ Add Another Product” button. There is no limit on how many products you can receive a quote for, giving you the freedom to get pricing for all your buttons in one quote!

Step 2

The calendar on the far left allows you to select the date you need your buttons delivered by. We aim to always have your buttons delivered on time for your organization or event. We can provide same-day (quantity of up to 2500) and 1-3 day fast track service along with a guaranteed delivery date.

The next option asks how you heard about us. This information helps us find out how we can reach more people who love and need custom buttons!

If you are requesting a quote with an ASI/SAGE number, or if you plan on ordering buttons for resale, the next section is where you would indicate that. It is important to note you are going to use this order for resale so we can meet your specific needs, especially if additions like barcodes are needed on your custom buttons.

The final box in this section is for additional questions, comments or special instructions that you may have. This is so you can bring attention to any custom options that you may need for your buttons, and any special requests you need pricing for.

Step 3

This is the last step of the online quote process. Your shipping information is very important for us to be able to calculate how quickly we will be able to have your order delivered, and any additional costs for expedited delivery dates. Be sure to also provide a phone number and email address so we can contact you about your button order pricing!

We ask for detailed information in the online quote form because we want to be able to provide you the best service possible. The more information we have about your potential custom button order, the more accurate your quoted price will be.

We have made the quote process seamless and easy for everyone. This is because we want the process to be easy and simple for everyone involved. And best of all, receiving a quote is FREE. We never charge for order quotes because we want to help make sure you order the custom buttons perfect for your needs.

What if I want to place an order with a custom button quote?

After you confirm you would like to proceed with a quoted price, and you provide us your billing information, we will send you a digital proof for you to review. Our quoted price includes all design and production fees, meaning you can revise your design as much as needed before we make your buttons. Once a final design is approved, we send your buttons to production.

Our production time does not begin until after the final proof approval. It typically takes five business days after proof approval for our standard production times. For orders with over 10,000 buttons, please give us a call for production schedule and pricing.

You are not limited to just an online quote if you want to speak to someone over the phone. Just give us a call during regular business hours 623-445-9975 and one of our representatives will help you with your order.

Why are these custom button quotes hassle-free?

We provide hassle-free quotes because we do not want you to stress about getting custom buttons made, especially if you are on a tight deadline. We want to provide a streamlined service to you so you can focus on your projects and not have to worry about your buttons!

What is the benefit of requesting a quote?

Since we have so many different button sizes and backing types available, we want to be able to provide accurate pricing for your potential button order. We do not want to provide general price ranges, and we pride ourselves in giving complete and exact pricing with every quote. Our quotes are a great tool to assess which product and services you would like to use for your button order.

We want to “Make you Look Good” and will give you the best options possible for all your custom button needs. So why not put in a quote? Not only is it FREE, but it also comes with the best service available.

Questions?

If you have any questions about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time). We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery.

As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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FAQ Series – Part 4: Button Artwork & Design

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Welcome back for our final part in this FAQ Series, Part 4: Button Artwork & Design. Our first three parts of our FAQ Series can be found here: Part 1: Product Questions, Part 2: Turnaround, Production and Shipping Times, and Part 3: Custom Button Order and Ordering Process. In this installment, we are going to be reviewing different questions in regards to your button artwork and your button designs.

Can I Split A Quantity Between Multiple Designs?

Absolutely! We offer combined quantity pricing if each art version is at least 50 in quantity. The buttons need to be the same size as well, to get total quantity pricing. You will need to contact us directly, in order to receive total quantity pricing.

Do You Offer Digital Proofs / Mockups?

Yes! We will send you a digital proof for approval after we receive your order confirmation. Please be aware that production time does not begin until you approve your proof, so you will need to be prompt with your proof approval especially if you have a Fast Track order. 

How Many Colors Can I Put On A Button?

As many as you want! All of our custom buttons are printed in full color using the latest in digital press technology. We print on a CMYK printer, so please be aware of that when sending over Pantone colors for us to match.

Can You Design My Buttons For Me?

Of course! We offer our design services from our award winning graphics team. Our $29 setup fee includes all of our standard design services and a digital proof. If we are designing your button, we do need some information from you, such as what you want on your button, text colors, font styles, button colors, etc. The more information you provide, the faster it is for us to put something together for you! We also offer unlimited revisions for your button design; so if you don’t like something after receiving your digital proof, let us know! We will make the changes, and email you an updated digital proof!

What File Types Do You Accept for Button Artwork?

When working with graphics, we prefer to receive your art in vector format such as an AI, PSD, INDD, and PDF in some cases, however we can also accept your art in TIF, JPEG, PNG files. If you have the capabilities, please outline your test and link any images in the file. If you are sending a flattened image (such as a TIFF, JPEG, PNG) that the resolution of that image is at least 300 dpi.

Do You Have Templates I Can Use For My Button Artwork?

Yes! We have templates on our website here. You can download the button size that you need as a PDF file. If you bring that PDF into a design program such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, the file will have different layers you can work with.

What Do The Lines Mean On The Button Template?

The black lines on the button template are our cut lines, please do not put any graphics or color in these lines. At the top of the button, there is a tick mark, please do not remove this mark, it allows us to make sure that your buttons are straight during production. There is no tick mark for the 7/8”, 1”, and our button shapes. The next line in is the blue line, this line is the bleed line. The bleed line is the furthest your button artwork should go when designing your button. Finally the red dashed line indicates the edge of the face of the button or the safe line. Anything within this line will be on the face of the button, anything between the red dashed line and the blue line will wrap around to the back of the button.

We do have taglines in between the red dashed line and the blue bleed line. If you do not want our taglines, or wish to add your own, feel free to remove ours! If you do not remove our taglines they will be on your buttons when you receive them.

What Is A Vector Image?

A vector image is made using lines and points in a design program. These designs will always looks 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. We have a great blog that discusses the differences between images and file types found here.

Can I Use Specific Colors For My Button Design?

To a certain extent, the answer is yes. We print on a CMYK printer, which means RBG and Pantone colors can print in slightly different shades. Our graphics department wrote a great blog breaking down colors and how they print here.

What Is The Difference Between The Full Service Art Setup Cost And The Camera-Ready Art Cost?

Our most popular setup option is the full service art setup. If you have artwork but need help setting it up, or if you have no artwork at all, this is the option for you. We can create a full design for you by taking your ideas and bringing them to life. We can also modify an existing design to fit your current project’s needs within our button template. Our camera-ready art setup option means that your artwork must be correctly set into our template and a vector image. You will need to have your bleed trimmed to our bleed line and all text and images to appear on the face of the button within the red dashed line. Our template lines need to be in their own separate layer. You can read more about print ready artwork here.

What Is The Copy Change Fee?

A copy change means that you have multiple versions of artwork. This means that we have to setup multiple versions of art for your order. With each additional version, there is a $5 copy change charge.

Can I Reorder Artwork That I’ve Previously Ordered?

Yes! We store every order’s artwork in our archives in case you want to reorder the same buttons. You do not have to pay the setup again, rather a flat $5 fee for the art to be pulled from our archives and a proof confirmation of the graphics is sent to you. If you have changes to an existing artwork, we charge an additional fee based on the changes being made to the artwork.

Questions?

If we missed any questions on this part about artwork and designs, you can always give us a call (623-445-9975), send us an email (sales@custombuttons.com), or chat with us on our chat feature on our website (custombuttons.com). We are here to help with any questions you may have from art, to orders, to shipping. As always we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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FAQ Series: Part 3 – Your Custom Button Order & Ordering Process

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Welcome to our FAQ Series Part 3: Your Custom Button Order & Ordering Process!

When it comes to the custom button order process, you may have a few questions. In our previous two installations of the FAQ Series, we discussed our products, turnaround times, production times, and shipping questions. You can read Part 1: Product Questions here and Part 2: Turnaround, Production, & Shipping Times here. This next part of our FAQ Series will be about button orders and the ordering process.

Can I Cancel My Order?

We’re sad that you want to, but you definitely can cancel your custom button order. If your order is cancelled before you approve the proof, you will receive a full refund. If your order is cancelled at any time after the proof approval, you will be billed for the work that was done up to the point of the cancellation. This includes all the setup, printing, cutting, and production fees.

Can I Place A Reorder?

Of course! You can place a reorder through our website or directly through us! Instead of the $29 setup fee you paid originally, we charge $5 to pull the art from our archives. The $5 covers the cost to pull your artwork from our archives and ensure that it is the proper graphic before going into production.

I’m Not Ready To Place An Order… Can I Get A Quote Instead?

Absolutely! All you need to do is either go onto our website and click on the Get A Free Quote Button and submit your free quote request, or you can give us a call or send us an email. We’d be happy to help you determine pricing for your custom button order. If you submit a quote request, it can take up to 24 business hours, so if you need your buttons in a hurry, it might be best to give us a call or reach our via email. To be able to give you an accurate price quote, we need to know what size buttons you want, the total quantity, when you need your buttons by, and the delivery zip code the buttons will be delivered to. We will gladly discuss our different options with you and put together a formal estimate after our conversation for you to have.

I’m Not Sure What Size Is Going To Be Right For Me, Can You Help?

Definitely! Our team of custom button experts can help you determine what size button will be right for you. In order to provide different size options, we will need to know what the buttons are being used for and what will be on the buttons.

If I Order Today, When Can I Get My Buttons?

This falls within Part 2 of our FAQ Series, however we do get this questions a lot when it comes to the ordering process. Our standard production time is 5 business days from the proof approval. We also typically ship we UPS ground, so shipping would depend on where your custom buttons are going. We are based out of Arizona, so anything going to the East Coast will typically take 5 business days with UPS Ground. If you need your buttons on a specific date, we can Fast Track the production, or expedite the shipping. Our Fast-Track production options include Same Day and 1-4 Day Production. For shipping, we can expedite the shipping as well. If you give us a specific in hands date, we will calculate out the best way to get the buttons to you on time.

I Placed An Order Through The Website, But I Need To Make Changes

No problem! Sometimes our customers need to add buttons to their order, change sizes, change delivery dates, or delivery addresses. We can accommodate that for you! If you are increasing your quantity, changing sizes, or the delivery date extra costs may be involved which we will discuss and approve with you before proceeding with production. To make changes to your order, the easiest way to do so is to give us a call or send us an email.

What Payment Methods Do You Accept?

We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, personal or corporate checks, and ACH transfers. If you are sending a check, it needs to be received and cleared before we can begin production. A delay in payment will also result in a delay in the production. This may also result in a delay in the delivery of your order. We do also accept Purchase Orders (PO’s). You must call to discuss payment terms if you are using a PO. If you are providing a PO, you may be required to fill out a credit application.

How Do I Place An Order?

There are a few different ways that you can place an order with us. You can place a custom button order by website, by phone, by email, or by quote request. If you are ready to place an order, one of the fastest methods is through our website. Our website will allow you to choose your size, quantity, and delivery date before checking out. If you have questions or would like help, you can reach out to us and we can help walk you through the ordering process. If you received a quote from us, you can also use that estimate to submit payment and we will turn that estimate into an order. We also have a few videos posted that shows how to go through the ordering process, linked here.

I Didn’t Receive My Coupon Code for 15% Off My Buttons

Oh no! We are sorry to hear that you haven’t received your 15% off coupon! Sometimes our emails go into the spam or junk folders or there could have been a typo. If you contact one of our sales representatives, they can help you get a coupon code. In order to provide the coupon, we will need your email address. Providing your email address will allow us to set you up in our system.

Questions?

If we missed any questions on this part about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call (623-445-9975), send us an email (sales@custombuttons.com), or on our chat feature on our website (custombuttons.com). We are here to help in every step of your button order process, from starting an order to shipping out your order.

The next part of our FAQ Series will feature topics on Button Artwork and Design. As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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FAQ Series – Part 2: Turnaround, Production, & Shipping

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Welcome back for Part 2 of our FAQ series! This blog will be all about our turnaround time, production, and shipping. Our last post featured Product Questions, which you can read more about here.

When it comes to turnaround time, production times, and shipping times, things can be a little confusing. Hopefully this answers some of your questions! If you still have further questions, we’d love to help! You can give us a call at (623-445-9975), send us an email (sales@custombuttons.com), or reach us on our website chat!

Let’s begin!

“Am I better off to get Fast-Track Production or Rush Shipping?”

First you need to enter in your quantity and delivery zip code and click the ‘calculate a price button’ on the ordering page. Then a calendar will pop up with dates that you can choose from. When you choose an earlier delivery date, the website will calculate the most cost effective way to get the buttons to you! Our button experts on our sales team also use this method to determine the best price for your delivery date!

If you have difficulties using the website, we are more than happy to give you a quote or help you! You can reach us by phone, email, or by chat to help you place your order. You can also check out our video here, that walks through the steps of placing an order and also talks about Fast Track and Shipping options.

“What do you mean by Production Time and Shipping Time?”

Production time is the time that it will take us to produce your buttons. Our standard production time is 5 business days for orders less than 10,000 pieces. If we finish your order sooner than standard production time, we will ship it out so you can receive your buttons early! When you have a Fast Track order, the Fast Track determines the number of days it takes us to make your order. We offer Same-Day and 1-4 day Fast Track production times.

Shipping time is the time is takes for your buttons to reach you once they leave us after production. Ground shipping times vary depending on how close or how far you are away from us in Phoenix, AZ. We ship with UPS and Fedex. Typically and each carrier has different transit dates and days they deliver on. We will ship your buttons the most efficient way possible to ensure your order arrives to you on the date that you need them by.

“What do you mean by turnaround time?

When it comes to the verbiage, turnaround time is the total time it takes to produce and deliver your buttons to you.

“Can I rush my order?”

Yes definitely! We offer a Fast-Track Service, which guarantees that your buttons will be produced the Same Day, 1-4 Day Production times, and we also offer expedited shipping options. Sometimes it takes a combination of the two to ensure that your buttons will arrive by your selected date. Unlike other button companies, our fees associated with our Fast-Track service are minimal. Beware of companies charging you up to 125% to rush your button order!

“I need my buttons tomorrow! Can you help?”

Absolutely! Here at Everyone Loves Buttons ®, we specialize in rush orders, and we offer a same day production and next day air shipping option on orders that are up to 2,500 buttons. If you are placing an order on our website, our cut off time is 11AM Arizona Time, however we can accept orders after that if you give us a call. The only catch to placing an order that needs to be delivered tomorrow is, everything needs to be approved by 1PM Arizona Time. This allows us enough time to produce and get your order out the same day.

“Do you ship internationally?”

Of course! International shipping can take a bit longer than domestic shipping depending on the country that the buttons are going to. We insure/declare all shipments for their actual ‘per piece’ value. This ensures that your buttons are insured when shipping out of the country. We try to make sure that duties and taxes are built into the cost of your shipping so you don’t have to worry about that. Costs are based off of the recipient country, and can change and you may owe more to receive your package.

“My buttons didn’t arrive the date that I needed them, what do I do?”

Our deepest apologies that the buttons didn’t arrive on time. We ship out every order so that it will either arrive on time or sometimes arrive early. We put our faith in our shipping carriers to deliver our products on time. Sometimes weather or truck issues can cause delays.

In situations like this, we start by contacting our shipping rep, whether it was with UPS or Fedex. From there we initiate the refund process for the shipping to be refunded. We will issue a refund for the shipping if the buttons did not arrive on time. If you do not want the button order due to the delivery being late, please send them back to us and we will issue a complete refund. We do not issue refunds for incorrect addresses provided or businesses being closed at the time of delivery.

“I need my buttons on a Saturday, can you do that?”

Yes! We offer Saturday deliveries, however you have to place the order directly through us (by phone or email). Our website is not able to calculate out a Saturday delivery. The delivery costs for Saturday deliveries are also typically higher with shipping carriers rather than a standard delivery date.

“I need my buttons in the morning on my desired delivery date, what do I do?”

The only way we can guarantee a morning delivery is if we ship Next Day Air or 2nd Day Air AM delivery. When packages are shipped Ground, 3 Day Select, and 2nd Day Air, the delivery time is by the end of the business day, meaning 4:30PM for businesses and 8PM for residences. Next Day Air typically has a delivery time between 10:30 AM and 12PM. AM deliveries are between 8 AM and 12 PM.

If we missed any questions on this part about turnaround time, production, or shipping, you can always give us a call (623-445-9975), send us an email (sales@custombuttons.com), or on our chat on our website (custombuttons.com). We’re here to help in every step of your button order process from starting an order to shipping out your order.

The next part of our FAQ Series will discuss the ordering process, and other details pertaining to orders, so stay tuned for that next part! As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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FAQ Series – Part 1: Product Questions

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When it comes to ordering custom buttons, you might have a few product questions, and we are here to help! We do have an FAQ page, but your question might not be on that page, and that’s where our blog comes in! Frequently, we get calls, emails, and chats in regards to our products. We decided to create a FAQ blog series to answer some more of our frequently asked questions!

“I’m looking for a standard button size, what do you recommend?”

We carry over 21 different shapes and sizes when it comes to buttons, and that can be a little intimidating. Have no fear! Our button experts can help you through picking out the perfect size.

Our most common sizes are the 1”, 1.25”, 2.25”, and 3” buttons.Each size has different purposes, and we want to make sure that it will fit your needs! The 1” and 1.25” buttons are perfect for handing out. To show off a little flair, smaller buttons are often pinned to jackets, hat, backpacks, lanyards, and more.

The 2.25” round buttons are about the size of the top of a soda can. They often feature short catch phrases, pictures, and great for political candidates because they are a visible sized button without being obtrusive.

The 3” round buttons are highly visible, and are about the size of a baseball. We commonly see companies using this size as their silent salesman for new products or offers happening in stores.

If you are not sure what size would work best for your custom buttons, we can definitely recommend a size based on what you want your custom buttons to be for! We will ask questions about what you are using the buttons for and what you want to put on the buttons. Your answers will help us determine the best button size for your project.

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*Not pictured is the 6″ round button.

“What kind of backing options do you offer?”

We actually have a page on our website dedicated to showing the different backing types to show what they look like. Currently we offer:

Standard Pin-Back Buttons

Clothing Magnet Buttons

Fridge Magnet Buttons

Bulldog Clip Buttons

Mirror Back Buttons

Bottle Opener Buttons

Zipper Pulls ®

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For information on each backing type, see our blog post here.

“Do you offer free samples?”

Yes we do! However, they are not custom samples with your design, just generic samples. Typically, people who are requesting samples are testing a few different things. They are testing our quality, determining what size would work best for them, and finally what type of backing they are interested in.

We make it easy too. Just let us know your name and ship to address, and we will send out the generic samples to you. We use bubble mailers with stamps to protect the samples. This, however, can take a few days to receive, so if you’re in a rush, this may not be the best option.

“What makes you stand out from other button companies?”

We have the highest quality and standards when it comes to our button products and customer service. We will work day and night (and weekends if needed), to make sure that we get out your order on time. Our highly trained staff ensures that your buttons are made with only the best parts and graphics during production, and our customer service team ensures you have the best possible experience with us. Our 4.9 Star Rating with Trustpilot isn’t for nothing after all! We strive to be able to help every step of the way.

Did you know that we are also a Nationally Certified Woman Owned Business (WBENC & WOSB) and a Certified Made in USA company? We take pride in the fact that we are woman owned and all of our products are Made in the USA. Our button parts are manufactured in Wisconsin and our button manufacturing facility and offices are located in Phoenix, AZ where we make all of our custom promotional button products!

“How can you sell such high quality buttons at affordable pricing?”

We buy all of our inventory in bulk, and have great relationships with all of our vendors. We offer the highest quality buttons in the industry. All of our promotional products are printed on a state of the art digital press. This allows us to print in the highest quality, clarity, color, and contrast. Our labor and our parts are all 100% Made in the USA! Our buttons are manufactured by skilled employees, and in a sweatshop free environment.

We are widely considered as the largest button company in the United Sates! You will get the best pricing (we have a best price guarantee), quality and service, when you choose to buy from us.

“What’s the different between flat back fridge magnets and clothing magnets?”

This is one of our most frequently asked product questions.

We offer two different kinds of magnets, those you wear (clothing magnets) and those you display (flat back fridge magnets). Clothing magnet buttons are made with a 2-piece magnet attached to the back of the button. This allows you to attach the button to your clothing without poking holes that are caused by our pinback buttons. The clothing magnet will either be a round 2-piece magnet or a bar 2-piece magnet depending on the size of the button.

Flat back fridge magnets stick to metal surfaces and are not able to be worn. They are called flat back magnets because we use a flat back metal part and put on a flat refrigerator magnet.

Clothing Magnets Examples

Fridge Magnet Example

You can always give us a call (623-445-9975), send us an email (sales@custombuttons.com), or on our chat on our website (custombuttons.com) if you still have questions about the button ordering process. We are here to help with your button order process.

The next part of our FAQ series will feature our Turnaround Times, Production, and Shipping Questions! We are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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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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How to Order Custom Wearable Magnetic Buttons

How to Order Custom Wearable Magnetic Buttons

In this blog we are going to discus the different steps on how to order wearable magnetic buttons.

Starting Your Custom Wearable Magnetic 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.

Your Cart

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 on how to order your custom wearable magnetic buttons, or need help, feel free to reach out to us by phone (623-445-9975) or by email (sales@custombuttons.com). 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 sales@custombuttons.com.

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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 graphics@custombuttons.com 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.

 

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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 (sales@custombuttons.com). 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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