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Our Buttons are 100% American Made

There is nothing that tops American ingenuity. As our country begins to head back to work, companies of all types have been able to adjust to these trying times. It demonstrates how Americans are willing to work together to keep each other healthy and safe. This goes from mask wearing, to social distancing, and curbside pickup. No matter how hard times get, companies are able to make things work.

Now as everything starts to heading closer to what we may view as “normal” there is a private company, SpaceX, who has partnered with NASA to launch a shuttle into space. Not only is the launch based out of Florida, but it is using American equipment. It is a true example of what can happen when you put your mind to it; the American Dream is alive and well. SpaceX has taken a time that has had lower morale throughout the general population, and is working on bringing in a new era in American society.

At Everyone Loves Buttons®, we have been able to adapt to various economic realities over the years. These include the early 2000’s recession, the Great Recession in 2007, and now the effects of COVID-19. We see them as just a speed bump on our company’s journey. Luckily, we are always able to make it through and are better because of it as we have learned how to manage these circumstances over the years. No matter the situation, we always make sure that we are true to our word and that everything we sell is made here domestically in the USA.

Only American Made from Us

To us, having our products made in the USA is not just limited to manufacturing. Every single part of our process is takes place in the USA. Stop buying inferior quality buttons with parts sourced from China or Mexico. We are extremely transparent in where our parts come from because we want you to rest easy that everything is USA made.

Our button parts and machines are made and assembled in the following locations:

  • Button Printing & Assembly – Phoenix, AZ
  • Button Parts, Button Magnets, & Zipper Pulls® Versa Backs® Mfg. – Fond du Lac, WI
  • Button Machines Mfg. – Fond du Lac, WI
  • Die-Cut Magnet Printing & Assembly – San Diego, CA
Buttons with the American flag

When we go to the store we try to seek out American made products. We are happy to pay a few dollars more to be able to purchase higher quality goods. Luckily, at Everyone Loves Buttons®, you do not have to pay more for what you want. You are going to get some of the best pricing and custom buttons that you can buy. Having everything sourced in the USA allows us to easily order and receive additional parts (if needed) for orders with quick turnaround times. Here at Everyone Loves Buttons®, it won’t take months to receive a simple order because your buttons don’t have to cross over the ocean to get to you. We aim to give all of our customers the best experience possible with every order. Why would you buy elsewhere when you can get your buttons fast, and with legendary customer service?

We are Open for Orders

While businesses work towards opening up, we are still practicing the current CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19. The health and safety of our staff, community & customers are very important to us, so we have implemented additional protocols for our office, manufacturing areas, and delivery services:

  • We are actively practicing social distancing as much as possible in our office and factory (staying 6 feet apart, and now with staggered hours to minimize contact)
  • We are cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces frequently
  • All our employees are washing their hands thoroughly with hot water and soap for at least 20 seconds
  • If an employee is not feeling well they are staying home
  • We now offer “white glove” curbside service to customers
Buttons showing social distancing phrases

Now, more than ever, we know how important it is to buy local and domestic. This includes supporting your local restaurants, grocery stores, and small businesses. The care that local owners put into their businesses is unmistakable. They express so much joy when people support their businesses, and we are happy to be able to make buttons that help them advertise their services. They directly feel the effects of any economic and social changes, just like us. We greatly appreciate that you choose us to make your custom buttons, and we will always work hard to make sure you have the best experience with your order.

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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Using Buttons For Social Distancing

One thing that we have learned so far from 2020 is the importance of taking care of ourselves and those around us. Not only mentally, but physically when it comes to taking health precautions. As a company, we have made it a priority to ensure that our employees are up to date on hand washing procedures, refrain from touching their face, and do not come to work if they are sick.

We encourage all of our customers to be safe, and our pin-back buttons can help remind others about practicing safe interactions during this time. With our buttons it is easy and quick to communicate to others that someone is avoiding direct physical contact, while avoiding awkward interactions or explanations. It will be much easier for their peers to respect their boundaries, as the visual message will be communicated even without being verbally mentioned.

Wearing a button stating that someone is practicing social distancing or not shaking hands is a clear non-verbal safeguard and is helpful when others may not necessarily want, or be able, to explain their situation. That way, there is no awkwardness and people are able to respect the personal space of others. This is not just relevant for the current pandemic of COVID-19 and the annual flu season, but also for those who may not shake hands or have other reasons for social distancing.

What is “Social Distancing”?

Social distancing is a term used to describe when an individual begins to distance themselves from social situations where groups of people may congregate. This includes activities like attending sports games, going out with friends to restaurants, or going to the movies. In our home state of Arizona there are currently recommendations to cancel or postpone mass gatherings of over 50 people, and the President of the United States has recently advised avoiding groups of over 10 people.

It is important to note that social distancing does allow for essential tasks to be made, like buying groceries or going to work. The key idea is to keep a larger than normal space between yourself and your peers when outside of your home, and then remaining inside your home as much as possible. Avoiding situations where there are a lot of people in one area can help prevent the spread of illness, as there are fewer people in one spot for an illness to infect.

This button design helps declare that you intend to practice social distancing when away from your home, and will help others quickly recognize and respect your personal space.

Why are These Buttons Important?

Although flu season occurs every year, this season there is also a COVID-19 pandemic. Since flu season is annual, individuals do not always take caution when it comes to the health and safety of others. Consumers can be proactive by wearing the “I Don’t Shake Hands” and “Social Distance” pin-back buttons during this time to help prevent close contact interaction with others. These visual indications allow for quick communication without awkward explanations, and are an ideal impulse purchase item given the current focus on personal and public health in our current society.

What Type of Wearable Backings do You Make?

Traditional Pin-Back Button

Our pin-back buttons can be attached to nearly every piece of clothing: shirts, hats, or bags. The sizes range from 7/8” all the way to 6” in various shapes like rectangles, squares, ovals, and circles. This type of button backing is considered the traditional/standard backing.

Clothing Magnets

We offer several types of clothing magnet backings for our buttons, which suit a variety of situations. The first is a small round clothing magnet for our smaller sized buttons. Although small in size, they are powerful and will definitely stay in place!

The second is a clothing bar magnet that is excellent for larger buttons that may pull on clothing due to their weight. These magnets are also able to stick on surfaces that are magnetic, like refrigerators.

Bulldog Clips

Our bulldog clips can be easily attached to ID tags, which makes them perfect for anyone who does not want several buttons on your shirt.

Click here to see our full button backing lineup, and click here to see our past blog post about our backings for more details!

How Can These Buttons be Sold in Stores?

One way these buttons can be sold in the form of our button boxes. Our button boxes provide a quality impulse purchase for consumers, and are perfect for placing on your check out counters.

The MSRP is 3 for $5, or 1 for $1.99. These boxes are designed to have 88 buttons, with the attached backer card, per box. The backers of our custom buttons and boxes can be designed to your preferences. In the case of the “Help Stop The Spread” buttons, they come pre-designed, with a retail and fundraiser option to choose from. Fundraiser boxes, or FunD for short, help raise money for the CDC Foundation, which is working hard to stop the spread of COVID-19. If you have a favorite charity/non-profit you would like to raise money for, our FunD boxes can be customized with the organization of your choice.

For large volume orders, button boxes can also be customized with your company logos.

Where do these buttons come from?

We are proud that all of our products are made in the USA and have no foreign components. Everything from the metal button parts to the graphics printing is made in the USA, and every button is assembled at our facility in Phoenix, Arizona. All of our employees follow proper cleanliness protocol to ensure that your products are made to our high standards. We are always committed to providing you the best service, and work hard to ensure you are happy with your buttons.

We are also proud to be a Woman-Owned Small Business, certified by the WBENC. Check out our past blog post to read more about this amazing organization, and don’t forget to #BuyWomenOwned!

Let’s help spread awareness and limit the spread of this illness that is altering our way of life here in the USA.

Some people just feel uncomfortable saying they are socially distancing, and now they can wear it on a hat, jacket, backpack, purse or more so they don’t have to feel they are offending anyone. Help us all spread the word so we can limit the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases.

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

your custom button order & ordering process

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 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.

product questions button sizes

*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!

wear your custom button pinback styles

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!

bulldog clip buttons

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!

zipper pulls

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!

fridge magnet buttons

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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National Button Day

Today is National Button Day and it is a fun holiday to celebrate buttons that are used on clothing, ornamentation, or as fasteners on November 16th. These types of buttons are different from the ones that we manufacture here at CustomButtons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons Inc ®, but we wanted to share because we love all types of buttons!

The first clothing buttons have been found in the Indus River Valley, China, and Ancient Rome. The oldest known button, dating 5000 BCE, was made of curved shell and for in the Indus River Valley.

Buttons that function as fasteners and buttonholes didn’t actually come into popularity until around the 13th Century in Germany. As they gained popularity throughout Europe, button composition reflected the popular materials of the era in which they were made. Today buttons are most often constructed out of hard plastic, metals, seashells, or wood.

Collecting buttons started to become popular in the United States, and from that popularity sprung up The National Button Society, which was founded in 1938. The members vary from people having buttons in containers, casual collecting, and even competitive collecting. The National Button Society focuses on educational research and exhibitions, the publication of materials about buttons, and the preservation of the importance of buttons.

If you’re an avid button collector, you could easily become a National Button Society Member, and even see if there are any button societies in your own state. There are also museums that feature button collections such as The Victoria & Albert Museum, the Smithsonian Museum, the Waterbury Button Museum, the Keep Homestead Museum, and even the National Button Society’s own online button gallery.

To celebrate you could visit a museum, whether in person or virtually, wear something with buttons, share your collection with other enthusiasts, or you can make a craft with buttons.

If you ever need pin-back buttons, wearable clothing magnet buttons, fridge magnet buttons you can check out our samples page for inspiration to create your own custom buttons! We have an in house art department that can help your custom button dreams become a reality, and our sales team is here to answer any questions you may have before, during, or after the ordering process! You can contact us Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM Arizona Time, by phone (623-445-9975) and by email (sales@custombuttons.com).

Remember, we’re in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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5 Reasons Custom Buttons are Perfect for Retailers

Custom Buttons are the perfect way to get your brand noticed at the point of purchase. With our wide variety of sizes and shapes, we have the match for your brand or promotional needs. Buttons are known as the “silent salesman”, and our’s have been used to sell everything, from hamburgers, cars, houses, grocery clubs, banks, product specials, and more. Custom Buttons convert your employees and supporters into walking billboards to promote you and your message that’s why they are called the “silent salesman”.

 

Pins, like the internet, travel fast!

Pin-back buttons are the perfect size to express yourself. Companies love to use them for marketing their brand because they are the ultimate “silent salesman” for employees and are like mini billboards being paraded through town by satisfied customers. And people take them wherever they go, on their backpacks, jackets, hats, and more! What’s a better consumer endorsement than seeing your brand on others?

 

 

Pin-Back Custom Buttons are Super Affordable!

Businesses big and small love to purchase pin-back buttons because they are inexpensive and are very effective as the “silent salesman”. In fact, the more you purchase the more money you save. They are also popular with politicians and organizations fighting for a cause because you can hand out hundreds of them at rallies and stay in budget or purchasing as a Fundraising option. An economical choice that produces great results time and time again!

 

 

Buttons are a fantastic Emotional Trigger!

All those great memories of days gone by… go through a keepsake box from high school or college and you will likely find a stack of buttons. Pin-back buttons take us back to a simpler place in time. Buttons hold the memories of our first rock concert, campaign election, and our youthful passion we all long for but glad are in the past. These days pin-back buttons can be custom printed to commemorate a birth, anniversary, or class reunion. Buttons have crossed over many genres as they still continue to evolve.

 

 

Buttons are timeless.

If you have ever had the pleasure of going to an antique show or state fair, you probably stumbled across some pin-back buttons from years past. Collectors love to assemble a collection of buttons used in promoting products like cigarettes, cereals and gum. Today’s businesses still see the value in advertising their products with buttons because they are in such high demand collectors’ items. The more original and unique the artwork and catchphrase, the better the chances your pin- back custom buttons are to become a timeless piece of advertising history.

 

 

Pin-Back Custom Buttons are just plain fun!

Let’s not beat around the bush, pin-back buttons have had such a long life because they are fun for all ages. Whether you are advertising a fast-food chain, fundraising for a worthy cause, and event at your school/university, political candidate, birthday party or just trying to express yourself, pin-back buttons are sure to make us smile. What better way to advertise a product than a with a piece of history that has captivated people for centuries and will continue to do so for centuries to come.

 

Remember, we’re in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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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Custom Buttons Design: Color, Image Resolution, and Text

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

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

 

Color

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Can I use Pantone ® colors in my button design?

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

Image Resolution

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Can I use a screenshot for my custom buttons?

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

 

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

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

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

 

Adding Text to Your Buttons

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

What fonts should I use for my buttons?

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Still have questions about designing your buttons? Give us a call at 623-445-9975, or email us at graphics@custombuttons.com.