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How much does it cost to make custom buttons?

Custom Buttons are an inexpensive investment to get your message out or promote a product, cause or business.

Employees who wear promotional button pins to advertise a product or promotion really do increase retail store sales so the answer is a resounding YES!. Back to the question of how much it costs to have custom buttons made. Ordering just one pin-back button can be $4.99 whereas ordering 25,000 custom buttons come in as little as $0.16 each, making pin-back buttons one of the most cost-effective choices for getting your message across. This type of advertisement typically costs pennies and compared to other marketing costs is also very effective it’s what we call the “Silent Salesperson”.

Can wearing a button pin increase awareness and sales?

What choices do you have if you don’t want a pin & how much do these options cost?

Choice #1 Custom Button Pins

Why custom button pins? Custom Buttons have been around since the 1800’s and are still universally accepted today as a major form of advertising, expression, pride. In addition they are very collectable. We know that your custom button pins will look smashingly good anytime and for any purpose. They will look even better on the folks who are going to “Pin One On”.  Ordering buttons can range from $4.99 for one button to $0.16 for 10’s of thousands of buttons.  We have even manufactured over 1 million button pins for the US Government, so yes we can do large orders. To get a quote for large quantity pricing and production time  – click here.

Choice #2 Wearable Clothing Buttons

Custom Button pins are an inexpensive investment but some people don’t want holes in their dress shirts but still want to get the message across. How do they do it? We sell a lot of ultra premium wearable clothing magnets for those who want no holes. Ordering as few as 1 custom wearable magnetic button can be as low as $4.99 each whereas 5,000 custom wearable magnetic buttons would be as little as $0.61 each. 

For the people who love buttons but don’t want to deal with a steel pin poking a hole in their shirt, custom wearable clothing magnetic buttons are the solution! These magnets are awesome and offer the same great quality and reliability our pin back buttons offer with a magnetic backing. Our magnets are extremely strong and will hold to any shirt, lapel or jacket. We simply replace the pin on a standard pin-back button with a strong, wearable clothing magnet.

Clothing Magnetic Buttons Create No Holes

Clothing magnets are the ultra-premium choice for buttons that stick when you want but leave no trace when you remove them.  Our wearable clothing magnetic buttons are the most durable wearable magnet buttons in the industry.  As always, we feature fast turnaround times with Fast-Track production available.  Our clothing magnetic buttons feature a durable glossy and weather-resistant finish, an ultra strong magnetic backing and the industry’s best print quality.  We print on brilliant white paper which provides outstanding color brightness that pops.

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Ways To Use Buttons In The Fall

A button with a animated truck and pumpkins in the back. One the tailgate the phrase "Happy Fall Y'all" is shown.

As summer starts to come to an end this year, let’s talk about ways to use buttons in the fall. Many events happen in this season such as; school back in session, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and so much more. 

School Back in Session

With fall that means it’s time to get back to school. In the classroom, you can use buttons for celebrating the students on their achievements and birthdays. For younger kids, achievements could look like moving up to a higher reading level or doing good on their math tables. It’s good to acknowledge improvement for the younger age group to help encourage them to keep up the good work they’re doing.

When it comes to birthdays, it can be fun to having something special for the kid that day. An idea on how to use buttons for birthdays could be getting a button that says “It’s My Birthday” and leave a space at the bottom open to use a dry erase marker to write in the name of the birthday kid. To learn more about how you can use buttons in a school setting click HERE to read one of our previous blog posts. 

Halloween 

Halloween season comes with lots of fun activities that you can do and fun ways to use buttons in the fall. Some of those activities include; Halloween fairs, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, and of course the main event Halloween. All of these events would be made even better with buttons or button packs. Buttons can help with advertising to the public about your pumpkin patch or corn maze. Buttons can be handed out to visitors to help spread the word. Selling them at the pay stand to enter the event can help with gaining profit for your maze or patch the next year. At Halloween fairs, buttons can be used as name tags for the workers, or decorate their uniform to get more into the Halloween spirit. 

Thanksgiving

For many, this holiday is used to remember to be thankful for what you have. Some spend time helping at food banks and other places to donate their time and hard work to help others. Buttons can be used to help identify the volunteers or even a way to raise money. The volunteers could go around to friends and family selling buttons to help raise money for supplies the food banks and shelters need. 

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School is Back: Using Buttons For School

Summer is sadly coming to an end, but this means it’s time to start thinking about the up and coming school year. Elementary, middle, high school, and college will be in the full swing of things this year after being away from fully in-person school for so long. Now is the perfect time to get custom-made buttons for school. 

A dark blue button that says "Educating is my superpower"

Schools can have many uses for customized buttons, they can be used for fundraisers, spirit gear, name tags, keepsakes, and so much more. There are many fun events in the school year with that comes many opportunities to create some awesome customized buttons!

Buttons for School Clubs

When school starts back up there are normally club fairs where all the clubs set up a booth and try to get people to join. Buttons are perfect for events like this. When someone signs up for the club they get a button to put on their backpack or person. It’s a fun way to show off what club you are a part of and the club could get more recognition around the school. 

Buttons aren’t always small, they can come in a size that is perfect for tabling. A 6-inch button with an easel backing can get involved when at club fairs. Using the 6-inch button for tabling at a school fair makes the information that will be on the button to be more readable. Also using a button will make your table stand out for having a unique way of displaying information. 

Clubs could also use buttons for fundraisers. If a club is wanting to take a trip they’ll have to come up with the funds to do so. Selling button pins to the rest of the students is an easy way to come up with the money they need. 

Getting the Students Involved

Clempson paw print logo with text saying "Class of 2024"

Buttons are a good way to get the students involved as well. Having a design contest among students, where they submit designs and their peers vote on their favorites, is one way to them involved at the school. Whichever design wins can go on buttons, or multiple designs could win. Having an event that encourages students to be creative is a way to keep them interested.

Sports Team Buttons

Sports can be an exciting event for schools. Many school sports teams do fundraisers to raise the money they need for extra costs. Something they could do is sell buttons to families and fans, not only will this raise money but it will also be fun for the fans. For parents, it’s fun to get a button with their child’s face on it to wear to their games and show their support.

With sports, you can use buttons for many different things such as rival school games, championships, team accomplishments, and more! Buttons will help promote team pride whether it be for middle school, high school, or college level. These buttons can also be a good keepsake, to look back on and remember the fun and greatness of this time in the player’s life.

Buttons for School Graduation

Graduation is a big deal for any grade especially high school and college graduation. What better way to commemorate this accomplishment than with a button or magnet. You could put your student’s senior pictures on the button and wear them with pride as you support your student getting their diploma. Schools can also get involved in this by creating special buttons for that year’s graduating class. 

Class reunions allow old classmates to reunite and catch up on what is happening in life after graduating. Creating a special alumni button to commemorate the event that can be sold or given out is a good keepsake for those attending.  

Graduation announcements for high school and college are usually sent out to friends and family before the ceremony. Instead of sending printed graduation pictures, you could send magnets with the graduate’s senior pictures on them. This is unique and creates more of a purpose for the pictures you are sending out. 

A purple button with text saying "My kid is a legacy HSU Alumni & Parent"

Orientation/ Welcome Week

High school and colleges will often have a few days that are focused on welcoming the new students and get the returning ones back into school. There are normally lots of fun activities or even free give-aways for the students to get some spirit gear. Something that can be included in this giveaway is custom-made buttons that represent the school. These buttons can be used throughout the years attending the school and even after. 

Another way to use buttons during your school’s orientation or welcome week is with name tags. During this time of the year, the students are meeting so many new people. With meeting all the new people it can be difficult to remember everyone’s name. Having name tags is an easy way for at least the leaders and staff at the orientation groups to be recognized and remembered.

Spirit Gear

a button with a school crest and the school name with dad

School pride is something that makes school fun. Pep rallies, being in the student stands at a sporting game, and homecoming events are all fun things that students get involved in. For many students having cool spirit gear elevates the fun they have. Creating buttons for school after so much time of not being able to fully experience school would be a good thing. Buttons are fun and can be pinned on many different places such as backpacks, shirts, hats, lanyards, stick it to lockers, and more. 

Parents also love spirit gear, as many enjoy supporting and trying to be a part of what their child is doing and where they are going to school. Making a spirit gear line targeted to the parents would help keep the parent interest and have more people wearing the products that the schools design. 

We have a wide variety of button sizes to offer those who are interested in making buttons for an event. For those interested in creating their own buttons for a school event, our website has more information on the creation and ordering process. We also have examples of buttons that schools have used in the past available located on our website. Click HERE to see them. 

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Using Buttons At A Trade Show

A graphic of people going up to a booth at a trade show.

Trade shows have been around for quite some time. This past year we have seen many changes in how things are done in the trade show world, but they’re finally getting back to normal. Trade shows are good for sharing your companies products to the market that would be interesting in buying them. With this event being back to in-person using your promotional products it much simpler again. When you are picking your promotional products it’s good to think of them as an investment. Giving out something small and easy like a button can help attract customers to come back and buy what are you selling. Using buttons at a trade show helps with getting your name out to the public and leaving them with something helps them remember you. 

Handing Out Buttons

80% of attendees believe audience engagement and free samples significantly help define their purchasing decision. This statement is good to keep in mind when preparing for a trade show. It’s safe to say that the majority of people enjoy getting free things, no matter what it is. When using buttons at trade shows, they are the perfect size to not overwhelm the recipients of the buttons. Part of the trade show culture is walking around all day to see the booths each person wants to see. If your promotional item is too big it can become annoying for the people to carry around all day. If the promotional product is too small then it could get lost in the pile of other promotional items from the other vendors. 

Different Button Tactics

A tactic to compete with the other vendor’s promotional items is to make your standout as much as possible. Buttons have a space big enough to create a design or logo that will catch a person’s eye. Adding a little flair to your promotional product could do good things for your company when trying to get customers to remember you. 

Now that we have moved back to in-person, it is important to make those face-to-face interactions count. A friendly smile, a good conversation starter, and being interactive with the audience are all good things to keep in mind when working a booth at a trade show. Besides using buttons as a promotional product to hand out, you can all have the members of the booth wear buttons. This can act as an eye-catcher and a conversation starter. “Ask me about” buttons are a great tactic to get someone walking by to talk to you. This type of button makes a person curious and want to learn more about what is said on the button. 

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3 Reasons to Buy Buttons Made in The USA

Supporting companies that make their products in the USA couldn’t be more important in today’s economy. It allows American companies to continue growing. Three of the benefits to buying in-country rather than out are jobs, quality, and economy. At Everyone Loves Buttons®, all of our products are 100% made in the USA. The materials we use come from all over the US ranging from California to Wisconsin and many of the states in-between.

A render to a button that says "Made In USA" with the US flag on it.

Jobs

Continuing to buy USA products helps keep existing and creates more jobs. The more buttons ordered, the greater the number of American jobs needed to make button parts and assemble the completed buttons. Creating work for Americans has always been a balancing act, and buying US-made helps maintain and create more job opportunities for Americans.

Dollars Stay in the US

By making the choice to buy a button made in the USA, you’re keeping your money in the USA. Keeping money in the USA helps grow our country’s economy. By helping the economy you are also helping your fellow Americans. With the materials that we use to make our buttons, it is nice to know that we are contributing to keeping the money in the country.

Quality Buttons Made in the USA

When you buy buttons that are made in the USA, you know you can expect great quality. If you’re ordering a large quantity, you want what you’re paying for to be the best quality and nothing less. When you have a guarantee that your buttons will be the best that they can be it’s comforting to know when choosing the manufacturer to go with. It’s something to note that the US product quality is held to a higher standard than in some of the other countries you can buy from.

According to the Manufacturing Institute, manufacturing supports an estimated 12 million jobs in the US. This number was more than 19 million in 1978. Everyone Loves Buttons® is proud to say all of our button parts are manufactured in Wisconsin with USA-made steel, and assembled in Phoenix, Arizona on our button machines that are also made in the USA! Purchasing products that are made in the USA strengthens the American dream. Remember, if we each spent just 5% more on made in USA products we could help create 1,000,000 new jobs!

Where we source our products and parts:

  • Button Printing & Assembly – Our Manufacturing Facility in Phoenix, AZ
  • Button Parts & Zipper Pull Versa Back Parts Manufactured – in Fond du Lac, WI
  • Button Machines Manufactured -in Fond du Lac, WI
  • Custom Banners & Feather Flags Manufactured – in Phoenix, AZ
  • Custom Die-Cut Magnets Printing & Assembly – in San Diego, CA
  • Custom Stickers, Die Cut Decals, Sign Printing & Assembly – in Lenexa, Kansas
  • USA Made Custom Baseball Type Hats &Embroidery – in Denver, Colorado
  • USA Made T-Shirts – in Los Angeles, CA
  • Custom Screen Printing of T’s – in Phoenix, AZ

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Using Custom Buttons for Business Promotions

Using Custom buttons for business promotions is a great tactic. Something as simple and small as a button can be used in many different ways. Using buttons for promotion has been used for many years now. It is a cost-effective way to get small amounts of meaningful information out to the public. During this time in the world, companies are working on getting back to where they were just over a year ago. Promoting a re-opening and new services is a good way to draw your customers back in. Handing out buttons with the details of the promotion on them is a good way to do this. 

Three small buttons showing text describing a sale at a business location.
This is an example of custom buttons for business promotions, they are promoting a sale that is happening in the store. Keeping the customers informed of what is happening in the store when talking to an employee. 

Different Ways To Use Custom Buttons for Business Promotions

Wearing Buttons at Work

Buttons are eye-catchers, when you walk by a person wearing a button do you look? Most people will answer yes to this question. This shows that using custom buttons for business promotion works. If your company works out of a store location having employees wear a button on their uniform can work like a “walking billboard”. The buttons could display a wide range of topics on them such as a new store promotion, new product, or an ask-me-about button that can spark up a conversation. 

This will help keep the customers aware of what is happening promotion-wise in the company. 

Handing out Buttons 

Most people love to get free items with a purchase. A custom button with the company logo is a good way to grow your brand within the community. Growing a brand can be tricky, coming up with marketing ideas isn’t easy and takes time. Buttons are a fast solution. Being able to make customized designs for the buttons gives a lot of freedom of what you can do with them. 

Handing out buttons also helps a customer put a person behind a business. Having a person-to-person interaction is more memorable than anything else you could do online. It also gives the customer something to hold onto with your name on it to look back at. 

Celebration Buttons

Business milestones can be something to celebrate, whether it be a one-year anniversary or 25 years. A button is a good way to commemorate that event. Showing pride in a mile-stone shows a company’s confidence and dedication to the business which can be reassuring to customers and future customers. When using buttons, it is very easy to customize them for your needs. Using buttons for events is easy and because the price per button is so low, handing them out for free can be cost-effective in the long run.

Button Mailers

Using custom buttons can be more effective than sending out promotional emails. It’s likely for an email to end up in the junk box of the receiver but mailing and handing out buttons to customers makes it more likely they will see the promotion. Handing out buttons instead of handing out a business card is also more likely to help a business stand out. A business card can be easily thrown out with other papers, while a button stands out and will be noticed in a stack of papers. 

Imagine getting a button in the mail from a company you’re a customer for. That experience would be very different and stand out to you when you think of that company in the future. 

Walk Around advertisement

When coming up with a design for promotional buttons it is a great idea to come up with something that people would want to put on their backpacks or person. When people wear the buttons that is free advertisement walking around town. Some people won’t even realize they’re doing it, they might just think the button is cool! 

A good idea for a button would be to have your company’s catchy and eye-pleasing logo or design on it. To learn more about how to make catchy buttons continue on to our previous blog post. Click HERE to go to the blog. 

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Tips for Making Catchy Marketing Buttons

Just do it. I’m lovin’ it. Are you in good hands? It’s probably safe to assume that you immediately recognize these slogans and the companies they belong to. That’s the power of a great slogan–it instantly reminds customers of your company and your brand promise. Buttons are known as walking billboards, and using catchy marketing buttons in your next campaign can help quickly expand your brand awareness. But how do you come up with a catchy slogan? And will it stick in the minds of your audience?

Buttons showing branding and slogan examples.

Here are four slogan making tips for catchy marketing buttons:

1. Keep it Short and Sweet

The shorter the slogan, the easier it is to remember. “Got milk?” is only two words long but is arguably one of the most successful advertising campaigns. Using fewer words helps your audience quickly recall your brand and products.

Shorter slogans are also better for making buttons, as it gives more flexibility when designing, and lets you make your text larger within your layout. It is also much easier to make a bolder design that will truly stand out from the crowd with less text.

Need tips for designing your buttons? Check out our previous blog post for some helpful advice!

2. Focus on the Long-haul

It can be tempting to use a slogan that plays on popular culture or a trending meme to quickly get attention for your brand. While this could be a good strategy in the short-term, you should also be careful as this can make your slogan feel dated and out-of-touch fairly quickly.

Focusing on a more timeless approach to your messaging will ensure your brand’s slogan still feels fresh and catchy, year after year. When using buttons in your marketing campaigns, this also provides the opportunity to use your buttons over a longer period of time while remaining relevant.

3. What Makes Your Brand Special?

Your slogan’s job is to encapsulate your entire brand in one sentence or less. So what makes you stand out from the rest? Answering this question can help lead to your own catchy slogan, while staying true to your brand.

Keep in mind, creating a feeling or evoking emotions can help your audience connect with you, and will make others curious about your brand. This question can also work to inspire your next marketing campaign, where using buttons can help you express what makes you unique to your audience quickly and effectively.

4. Use a Unique Slogan for Catchy Marketing Buttons

It might be tempting to try and play off the popularity of another brand, but if you really want to stand out you must have a unique slogan. If your tagline is very similar to another company, especially a bigger brand, people are going to confuse you with the larger brand. Make sure to always check that your slogan is not being used by another company.

This might seem like more work for planning out your marketing, but it will pay off over time. Using a unique slogan means you are staying true to your brand, which your customers will notice and appreciate.


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Event Marketing Tips for Success

Increasing brand awareness is super important to every business, both big and small. Attending events, like conferences and expos, is a great way to quickly introduce people to your products and services. But where to start when planning out your marketing strategy? Read on for some helpful event marketing tips to jumpstart your planning!

Illustration of a man at a booth with graphs, speaking to a crowd of people.

Set Clear Event Marketing Goals

Having clear marketing goals is important for every business, and plays an even more vital role during larger events. Setting goals helps direct your marketing efforts and guides decision making to produce results.

Some examples include having “x” number of people sign up for your newsletter, or reaching a number of sales. The goals you set should be able to be measured concretely, and completed within a specific timeframe. Avoid abstract goals that are hard to measure, as this will make it harder to tell if you were successful.

Setting goals before your event is a great way to determine the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. The feedback from your event can help with future marketing efforts, and lead you towards the path of success.

Prepare Visible and Memorable Marketing Materials

Having a strong visual marketing plan is our next event marketing tip. This can help attendees remember your pitch when they see your logo in the future. Your marketing materials should get your audience’s attention and quickly provide key information about your business and services.

It is important to keep marketing materials true to your company’s branding, as they will greatly impact your brand perception. New design trends can be good for keeping your visual marketing looking fresh and updated. However, make sure you only use trends that are the best fit for your company. If a trend does not naturally fit your branding, your audience will be able to tell!

A final tip for your visual marketing is to keep your materials cohesive. By keeping everything cohesive your audience will be able to focus more on your message. Plus, you will improve brand recognition with your audience by having a consistent appearance.

Keep Event Marketing Easy to Understand

Who are you are trying to reach? What action do you want them to take? What do you want them to remember about your company?

These are important questions to ask both before and during your event. The wrong way of communicating can turn off potential clients, and make it harder to reach the goals you set earlier. This makes clear communication one of our most important event marketing tips!

Aim your messaging and communication strategies towards your desired audience, and make it easy for your audience to understand you. Having a clear message and purpose will help you be more memorable and recognizable to your audience later on.

In addition, prepare direct answers for questions your audience might ask. Your audience will appreciate having clear answers to their questions, and will consider you a knowledgable expert on the subject.

Use Promotional Items and Giveaways for Event Marketing

Free promotional items are a great way to expand your brand awareness while leaving a positive impression on your potential customers. Everyone loves to receive free stuff, and incorporating your branding into giveaway items is a great way to accomplish this.

Button saying "your custom design here", with a bottle opener backing.

Promotional items are also a great way to help your customers display their brand loyalty after your event. Plus, choosing functional items like portable chargers, bottle openers, or customized mirrors gives you the opportunity to integrate a piece of your branding into your customer’s everyday life.

Follow Up After Your Event

The last of our event marketing tips is to follow up with your new audience. Even after the actual event is over you can still communicate with your new audience! This is the perfect time to follow up with your new leads and subscribers, as they will quickly remember you. 

It is a good idea to have follow-up marketing materials prepared for after your event to prevent gaps in communication with your audience. By doing so you can stay “top of mind”, and grow the positive relationship with your new audience. However, make sure you do not send too much at once, as your audience might view this as spamming and unsubscribe!

Conclusion

There is a lot of planning needed for event marketing, but your efforts will pay off when you keep these tips in mind. By keeping your messaging clear and memorable, you are sure to impress your audience and increase brand awareness. And don’t forget to check out our website to find promotional products for your next event!

How to Make Your Own Buttons

Pin-back buttons have been around for a very long time, and are the perfect accessory for expressing yourself. Show off your treasured photos, display your support for special causes, or even share your favorite phrases with the world. But did you know you can make your own buttons?

With some creativity and the right tools, you can turn your idea into a customized button to wear and share with others!

Materials for Making Your Own Buttons

The first step to button making is gathering all the supplies you will need, and making sure you have enough to make your buttons. You will need:

Materials to make a button: a hand machine, scissors, mylar sheet, printed design, button shell, and button backing
  1. A button press
  2. Scissors
  3. Circular mylar sheets
  4. Your button design graphic
  5. Steel button shells
  6. Steel button back with pin inserted

A quick note about the button press: we will be focusing on using a manual hand-press for this tutorial. Although the general process might be similar, electronic button presses will have different operating instructions. Make sure to consult any instruction manuals before making your buttons.

Designing Your Buttons

To make your button customized, you need to have a design! You can put just about anything on a button, from your favorite photos to personal logos, phrases, and more.

When you are making your design, always keep your button size in mind. Small buttons are perfect for simple designs, while larger buttons have more space and can show more complicated details.

Button Design Templates

Once you have your design idea, the next step is to find a template to use. Templates are great for making sure your design idea will work for your buttons, without making a lot of test buttons.

We offer free button templates on our website, and even have a helpful tutorial for how to use them (plus some design tips from our Graphics Department).

Printing Out Your Button Design

Once you are happy with your button design, it is time to print! In the design program of your choice, put as many of your button layouts as you can comfortably fit. Leave some space between each layout, as this will help with cutting them out.

Next, check that your design program and printer settings will have the design printing at the full 100% size before printing. This is very important, as altering the size can cause the final printed design to not fit in your button press.

Button design templates on a printed sheet of paper

Then print out your button designs, with a few extra just in case! 

Cutting Out Your Button Design

After your designs are all printed, it is time to trim them for use with your button press. Using your scissors, carefully cut out the design using the outer line of our template as your guide. Make sure to trim the graphics as accurately as possible, as it will help keep your design centered in the press.

Cut out the printed design with scissors

Once all your button designs are all trimmed, it’s finally time to press your buttons!

Using a Hand Press to Make Your Own Buttons

Gather all your button materials listed above, and organize your working area for button making. We recommend having separate areas for your parts and the completed buttons.

What is a Hand Press?

A button hand machine

A button hand press is a manual machine for making buttons, with no electronic parts. The press mainly consists of a stable base, swinging “arms” with slots for the button parts, and a lever that is pulled to physically press the button parts together.

The different slots of a button machine, slot one on the left and slot two on the right

Although it looks complicated, these button presses are actually very easy to use. Because of how the slots are shaped only certain parts can fit each slot, which helps with keeping track of the arm positions. One slot will have a deep circle-shaped groove (seen on the left in the above image, this is considered the first slot), while the other is overall deeper and does not have a groove (seen on the right, this is the second slot).

Pressing the First Half of Your Button

Placing the button shell piece in the hand machine

Make sure the first slot (with the circle-shaped groove) is in the very front of the machine, which will help us with aligning the design graphic. First place the button shell in the circle-shaped groove in the slot.

Placing the printed graphic in the hand machine

Next, carefully place your button design graphic so the “tick” mark at the top is centered. This makes sure your design will have the correct orientation for your finished buttons.

Placing the mylar sheet on the printed design in the hand machine

Finally, place a mylar circle on top and rotate the machine’s arms so the parts you just placed are inside the press.

Firmly pull down on the press lever until you reach the bottom, and then push it back upright after a few moments. This first press combines the steel shell, printed design, and mylar circle together. The button is now halfway done!

Finishing Your Buttons

Button backing piece placed into second slot of button hand machine

Place the button backing part (the one with the pin inserted) into the second slot with the pin facing down and horizontal. You should see the wavy part of the pin (this sits inside the completed button, to keep the pin stable) when the part is sitting in the slot. This makes sure the pin is horizontal on the final buttons, and can be used to wear it once finished.

Next swing the arm the opposite way to be in the press. Don’t worry about not seeing the first part that you pressed earlier! The button press lifts up the first part so it can be pressed onto the second part.

What the finished button looks like after pressing

Pull down on the button press’s lever again, and lift once a few moments pass. Swing the arm around one final time, and you should now see the completed button in the slot.

Repeat these steps as many times as you want until you reach the number of completed buttons you need, and enjoy your customized buttons!

Need Custom Buttons or Parts?

Visit our website at www.custombuttons.com to order your own customized buttons, or order more materials to make your own buttons!

Buttons with USA designs

American Made Custom Buttons

Looking for 100% American made custom buttons? Consider your search officially over! Our buttons have always been, and always will be, completely made in the USA.

Buttons Always Made in America

We work hard to offer completely American made custom buttons, and are even officially certified!

Certificate showing Everyone Loves Buttons® provides American made custom buttons.

Everyone Loves Buttons® is committed to keeping our entire manufacturing process within the USA, from the raw materials to assembling your completed custom buttons.

American Button Parts

Photo of button back parts with the classic pin backing.

Our custom buttons feature steel backing parts to ensure durability and strength when you pin them to your jackets, bags, hats, and more. The steel for these parts is first sourced from Chicago, Illinois.

Next, the steel material is sent to Wisconsin to be stamped and cut into the familiar shell and pin shapes for your buttons. These parts are high quality and ensure your buttons last for years to come.

Custom Button Manufacturing in America

Buttons with the American flag, with a centered button saying "American made matters, choose American".

All the steel parts are then shipped to our production facility in Phoenix, Arizona. Your designs are also printed in our office with high quality CMYK inks and paper in our facility. This ensures your designs look great on your buttons.

Once we have all the components ready, our talented production staff assembles your custom buttons and ships them off to their final destination. Your buttons will then arrive by your chosen delivery date, and you can enjoy your American made custom buttons!

Why Choose Our Custom Buttons?

From sourcing parts to shipping out your completed buttons, we work hard to provide only American made custom buttons. When you order through us you are not only supporting a woman-owned small business, but also American jobs.

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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