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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!

Customer Spotlight: Arizona State Parks and Trails

Our next Customer Spotlight shines on Arizona State Parks and Trails, who recently had some custom pin button boxes made for their retail shops. These button boxes feature stunning photos of scenery and wildlife that can be seen at some of Arizona’s state parks, as well as some fun outdoor themed graphics. Great for remembering a visit to one of their parks, or for showing your love for Arizona, keep an eye out for these button boxes on your next visit to an Arizona State Park!

Who is Arizona State Parks and Trails?

Arizona State Parks and Trails (ASPT) is an organization that maintains and preserves several of Arizona’s natural parks and trails for the public to enjoy. Hiking trails, camping grounds, and recreational lakes include some of the many types of facilities they also manage.

Arizona State Parks and Trails Logo

ASPT also helps develop outdoor recreational areas within cities and towns across the state. These include hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, sport-related courts, and more! This helps encourage people to engage in more outdoor activities, and gets both locals and travelers alike outside to enjoy what Arizona has to offer.

They also work to keep historical records of artifacts and events within each park they manage.  This information is important to keep track of, as each new find reveals more details about the historic past of Arizona’s land and the cultures that have lived here. Visitors can report their finds to their specialized department for review, and if accepted they contributed to finding out more information about Arizona’s history!

Custom Pin Buttons, Magnets, and More!

We have been manufacturing custom pin buttons and magnets for ASPT for several years, and are always delighted to work with them! Each custom pin button includes a fun animal illustration for their Junior Ranger program. Every park has a unique design, making these buttons very collectable for kids.

Arizona State Parks and Trails Junior Ranger Custom Pin Button

Their Junior Ranger program aims to encourage kids to learn about, and help care for, the state parks they visit. Kids can earn one of these collectable buttons by completing fun educational activities and then taking the Junior Ranger Pledge. Once they take the pledge, they can proudly show off their buttons on their backpacks, jackets, and more! With 10+ button designs, families can make an adventure out of visiting each park to collect the next Junior Ranger button.

Arizona State Parks and Trails Magnet

Another product we make for ASPT includes their custom fridge magnets displaying stunning photographs of their parks. The vivid photographs show famous nature and historical locations within the parks, so visitors can have a souvenir to remember their visit. These magnets are in our unique rounded rectangle shape in both glossy and soft-touch matte finishes, and definitely get attention in their gift shops. Be sure to get one during your next visit, before they sell out!

Arizona State Parks and Trails Custom Pin Button Box

Their newest addition, custom button boxes, are set to appear in gift shops in the near future, and feature new photos and designs that are sure to delight! Each button box contains four unique 1.25” pin-back button designs that are the perfect size for pinning to your backpack, hat, or jacket during your next outdoor adventure. Designs include natural scenes of Arizona and outdoor themes, letting you express your love for the state and the natural parks it contains.

Looking to Order Custom Pin Buttons, Magnets, and Button Boxes?

Search no further! Visit our website today to check out the different size, shape, and backing options we offer to find your perfect match. We also offer hassle-free free quotes to help you figure out the pricing for your custom 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®!

Connect with us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons

Our New Association with The Daily Bread Watch

CustomButtons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons, Inc.® is proud to announce our association with The Daily Bread Watch (TDBW).  As one of the leaders in the promotional products industry, we are very proud to manufacture and offer only Made in the USA customized buttons, magnets, stickers, shirts, hats and more. Our relationship with TDBW will be to run their online Swag Shop and offer the highest quality USA made products available.

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Everyone Loves Buttons logo

What is The Daily Bread Watch?

The Daily Bread Watch (TDBW) is an online platform bringing news to high school and college students that allows them to think about what they are reading and how it shapes their daily lives. Each day different news articles are chosen by fellow students and teachers. These articles each have a brief introduction into the article with an engaging question for the reader to consider before continuing to read the full article. Once the reader has finished the article, they can post on the blog and read what others around the country have also thought about the story.

TDBW was created by a high school business/marketing teacher to help make talking about daily news stories more engaging to high school and college students. He noticed his students were not excited to find and read about the news during their daily bell-work, and set out to create a fun and entertaining way to encourage research and  discussion about current events. 

What is in The Daily Bread Watch?

TDBW is delivered to students daily via email and is laid out into sections, starting with the stock market recap that provides an explanation of what happened in the market the day before, and what to expect for the upcoming day.

Full Loaf logo

The Full Loaf includes three to four daily headline stories.

Half Loaf logo

The Half Loaf is a short student written article (or two) about a current topic happening in the news. It then asks a thought-provoking question to promote higher level thinking and discussion among students.

Slice logo

A Slice of Bread includes three to five news topics with a take on the stories by our readers.

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The Bread Crumbs includes a look back at a news story occurring on that day exactly one year ago, and encourages reflection on how the event affected them while it occurred versus their opinion in the present day.

The format of TDBW is a great choice for bell-work or assignments in a discussion board (like Canvas or a similar LTM). Students will have new topics every day to discuss and respond to, encouraging them to stay engaged in the news. This not only helps them broaden their vernacular and though processes, but it also allows them to explore new ideas and examine how their lives can be impacted.

To Subscribe to The Daily Bread Watch visit: www.thedailybreadwatch.com/subscribe to start receiving your “Loaf of Bread” daily.

Who is Everyone Loves Buttons®?

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We are a Nationally Certified Women Owned Business (WBENC) (WSOB) in Phoenix, AZ offering legendary customer service while manufacturing over 4 million custom buttons per year to businesses and individuals around the country.

Why Custom Buttons?

Custom Buttons have been around for a long time, and even today are still universally accepted as a major form of advertising, expression, and are very collectable. When ordering from us know your custom button pins will look smashingly good, so “Pin One On” today!

Questions?

If you have any questions about a 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®!

Connect with us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons

We are Proudly Certified Women Owned

Everyone Loves Buttons® (ELB) is proud to have been re-certified women-owned by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) on December 14th. ELB has been certified since 2008 and has proudly held that certification for 12 years and counting.

Every year, ELB goes through a process to verify that the business is at least 51% owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman.

Maura Statman, owner of ELB, says “It is such an honor to continue to be a part of an organization that holds up women owned businesses.”

What is the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council?

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations. The certification is recognized by over 1,000 brands and additionally many states, cities, and government entities.

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What Benefits are There of Having a WBENC Certification?

Benefits include: access to a supplier and procurement executive list, networking between WBENC Certified WBEs, access to mentoring, education, and development, national recognition, use of WBE logo and seal, access to advocacy materials on key women business issues, and a community of support.

What is the Criteria for Certification?

  • The applicant has to be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents, in the case of any publicly-owned business
  • Management and daily operation have to be controlled by at least one woman
  • Engagement in a two part certification process including a review of documentation and a site visit interview

What Does This Mean for You?

This means that we hold ourselves to the highest standards in customer service and overall quality offered. We are the #1 Women’s Business Enterprise in the custom buttons industry. As such, you can expect not only the highest quality USA made custom buttons, but legendary service and value you can count on!

National Women's Business Enterprise Certification for Everyone Loves Buttons

In the News

Our owner Maura was featured in several news articles recently and spoke about her experience in running a woman-owned business. Check out the links below to read more:

Foothills Focus: North Phoenix Woman Learns Everyone Loves Buttons

Fox 10: Several Valley small businesses take on Small Business Saturday virtually

Independent Newsmedia: 2 Arizona Women-owned Businesses Blaze Own Trails of Success Through Innovation, Perseverance and Passion

Arizona Foothills Magazine: Local Women Entrepreneurs Embrace Challenges and Rise Up as Shining Stars

AZ Big Media: Local Women Entrepreneurs Embrace Challenges and Rise Up as Shining Stars

In Business Phoenix: Local Women Entrepreneurs Embrace Challenges and Rise Up as Shining Stars

Channel 3 TV/ CBS 5 News: Women-owned Small Businesses Disproportionately Affected by Pandemic

Get in Contact

Have a question for us? Reach our office at 623-445-9975 (Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm MST), send an email to sales@custombuttons.com, or reach us on our website’s chat. We are here to help with every step of ordering your custom buttons, from receiving a quote and creating artwork, to production and shipping.

Connect With Us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons

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

How Custom Buttons Can Be Used for Marketing

If you have ever seen someone walking down the street wearing a custom button pin, you have probably wondered what it’s for and what it says. Being able to Express Yourself is the biggest appeal of buttons, and what better way than by customizing your own! They stand out from the rest, and when someone wears a custom button pin, you know they have something to say to the world.

We are Hard at Work Making Custom Button Pins and Magnetic Buttons!

What is a A “pin-back button”, “pin button”, “ button pin”, “tin pin” or “button badge”?  It is a metal shape with a jewelers pin or magnet attached that can be temporarily fastened to the surface of a garment.  When you order your custom buttons from Everyone Loves Buttons® you will receive stunning buttons that are made with the highest quality parts.

What Can a Button Do?

Button pile showing different custom designs

“Your Silent Salesman”

Custom button pins are the perfect way to get your message out from a safe distance of 6 feet or more.

In this era of digital marketing, something personalized and tangible such as a button pin, can go a long way to make you more memorable to a customer or client.

Buttons are visual – A custom button worn by staff or supporters gives a company the opportunity to engage anyone they come across. A fun, vivacious company will want a button design that really pops with bright colors and images. Even steering away from the traditional round button and choosing a square or rectangle shape can help you say: “we stand out.”

A company that is more traditional, and perhaps even subdued, can use a branded logo or imagery they feel represents them well, along with basic or neutral colors. Not using bright colors and loud images does not mean the company is “boring”, but instead helps give the visual impression of being professional.

Custom Buttons are a voice! A button or custom pin gives a company the opportunity to tell people who they are in a few short words or with a picture. A simple mantra like “Carpe Diem,” or a strong word like “Believe,” can make a strong statement to everyone who sees your button. A short company or campaign slogan is something that can go a long way as well. A strong image or a slogan that stands out will keep people talking about you and your button pin. They may think about it and laugh, or it may cause them to go deep into thought, or simply jog a happy memory.

Where and How Can I Use Buttons?

There is a plethora of ways to use buttons as part of your marketing strategy, some ways you can use buttons are more basic, but others will help you stand out from the rest.

Button Pile showing different designs

Give Away a Button

Give button pins away at a trade show, while walking down the street, at schools, anywhere you can to get your message or your information out there.

Use Buttons for a Prize Drawing

Include a code or number on your button pins and have a drawing for button-holders to win a prize. This will ensure that they hold on to them for at least a short time.

Use a Button Magnet as a Business Card

Print your business card on a button magnet and hand it out in meetings or conferences. People will never forget who you are and they can attach them to any metal surface.

Wear Your Button

Wearing your button pin will raise questions about you and why you are displaying the logo or slogan. You never know who will approach you to ask about it.

When you think of custom buttons and pins, you might think of political campaigns, or even Jennifer Anniston in Office Space sporting buttons on her suspenders. Whatever comes to mind, personalized custom buttons stand out and are a unique way to market yourself, your company, or a cause to the world.

You Have Choices, Why Choose Us?

Buttons showing different designs

Legendary Service & Quality You Can Trust!   

It’s the little things that we pay attention to, that makes a BIG difference when ordering from us. Our buttons are topped with the most durable and highest quality mylar finish available. They will not scratch like the laminated coatings offered by most other companies, and our button pins on the back are straight making a huge difference in quality over our competitors. When choosing us to produce your custom button pins, we feel it should come down to the little things we do that makes a big difference, while also setting us apart from the competition.       

We use the latest in digital printing press technology. Our print quality is consistently ranked as the best in the industry.

We use 100% made in the USA 2-piece button parts and machinery. Each one is printed and produced in Phoenix, Arizona.

Never fear a deadline! We offer the fastest turnaround time in the industry. Standard production time of 5 days after proof approval, with Fast-Track 1-3 day service and same-day shipping available. You get to pick your guaranteed delivery date at checkout, so you know the exact date of delivery. NO one else offers this option, our competitors offer rush service and expedited shipping options, but not an EXACT date of delivery.

There are no orders that are too small or large, from 1 button to 1.2 million. You can count on us a we produce over 5 million per year, and never miss a deadline. “We Are On Time All The Time

Our experienced graphics team will make sure your order comes out perfectly every time!

Unlimited artwork proofs provided with every order, making sure your order is perfect before it’s sent to production.

Our pinback buttons are trusted by major brands including: The US Government, Six Flags Amusement Parks, Victoria’s Secret, McDonald’s, Fry’s, Chevrolet, Costco, Wal-Mart, Professional Sports Teams, Universities, Churches, Synagogues, Presidential Candidates, Wholesalers and many more!

Best of all, ordering from us you are buying American products and supporting American jobs from our family owned, Nationally Certified Women Owned Business (WBENC) manufacturing right here in the USA.

Buttons with USA designs

You can reach us by phone at 623-445-9975 or fill out our Hassle Free Quote form, where one of our legendary customer specialists will provide you with a free and detailed consultation to meet every requirement you have for your custom button project.

Happy Birthday to the Pin-back Button!

Every year when July 21st rolls around, we remember at Everyone Loves Buttons® where the pin-back button craze began. 

Pin-back Button Beginnings

While the official birthday is credited to be July 21, 1896, the history goes beyond that date. Buttons were historically used to display political affiliations. This includes George Washington in 1789 for his inauguration, and Abraham Lincoln in 1860, who had his photo on his buttons. These buttons were sewn onto clothing or worn as a pendant.

The button was then modernized by a gentleman named Benjamin S. Whitehead. He had the first patent on the transparent film you see today that protects the button from scratching. Then on July 21, 1896, Whitehead & Hoag were granted a patent for the metal pin that goes on the back of the button. Whitehead & Hoag, based out of Newark, New Jersey, was the first button maker. 

Diagram from the Pin-back Button Patent

Even in the late 1800s, buttons were seen as a way to help companies and political candidates alike, advertise. 

While the printing methods and the way of creating the buttons may be different, the original design is what is essentially used today. 

Pin-back Buttons in Advertising

While they were used as political displays, buttons made their way into pop culture at the turn of the century. In 1898, buttons were used as prizes included in tobacco and chewing gum products. This was the beginning of using buttons to bump up sales. Buttons were also used as prizes in various Kellogg’s Pep Cereal.

Buttons over the years have certainly become collectibles and are able to mark moments in time. They are able to communicate what people may have been advocating for, supporting, or just what they found cool to wear.

Our History

Our button story began in 1997 in San Diego, CA., and has grown to become one of the top custom pin-back button manufacturers in the country. In March 2005 we expanded our button manufacturing capabilities and relocated to Phoenix, AZ. In 2008 we became a Nationally Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBENC). In September of 2017, we moved into our NEW modern button facility where our legendary customer service approach and production capabilities help you get the custom button size and qty. you want when you need them, on time all the time. “American Made Matters”, so we only use quality made in USA button parts along with state-of-the-art electric button machinery which is also made in the USA.

The button is apart of American culture. Join on in by saying Happy Birthday to the button by ordering some today

Button pile showing different custom designs

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®!

Connect with us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons

Buttons with USA designs

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®!

Connect with us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons

Women-Owned and Made in the USA

At Everyone Loves Buttons®, we have a family run business atmosphere. Our President, Maura Statman, established Everyone Loves Buttons® in 1997 in San Diego, California. The business started in an apartment, grew to a garage, and eventually to our current modern facility in Phoenix, Arizona in 2017. Being in business for over 20+ years, we have been able to grow our business because we listen to YOU: the customer. We went from having the capacity of producing only small quantities of buttons, to being able to produce orders of hundreds of thousands at a time. Everyone Loves Buttons® is a small business that has always embraced innovation. We began only producing pin-back buttons, and now also make customized magnets, bulldog clips, mirror backs, and custom Zipper Pulls®. We even offer the ability for customers to order customized button boxes!

We are Certified Women-Owned!

Certified by WBENC Women Owned Logo

We are very proud to be Nationally Certified Women-Owned by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). In 2008, we received our WBENC certification and have since been re-certified every year.

What is the WBENC?

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses that are at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world-class and most relied upon standard of certification to Women-Owned businesses throughout the country. The WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of Women-Owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations.

What Does This Mean for You?

We are the #1 Nationally Certified Woman-Owned Business in the custom buttons industry. This means that we hold ourselves to the highest standards in customer service and overall quality offered.

We can fulfill your order, regardless of size. We offer competitive pricing, a best price guarantee, 5-day standard turnaround time with optional 1-3 day Fast-Track Production services, and same-day service. Our legendary customer service and high quality USA made parts have helped us become the one of the top custom button providers in the USA.

Is Everything Really Made in the USA?

Buttons showing the American flag and USA

To us, having our products made in the USA is not just limited to manufacturing. Every single piece of your custom buttons is made in the USA. Stop buying inferior quality buttons with parts sourced from China and pins that fall off after a single-use.

We are extremely transparent in where our parts come from because we want you to rest easy that everything is 100% 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 Magnets Printing & Assembly – San Diego, CA

We know how important it is to buy local. This is important now more than ever, and by having USA made parts we can offer you quick turnaround times and great pricing on your custom button orders.

Top Quality Buttons, Every Time!

There is nothing better than being able to receive services from consistent and reputable sources year after year. With our consistent service and top quality buttons, why would you buy from anywhere else? We pride ourselves on providing accurate orders that exceed the high standards set by our customers. We want you to be as proud of your custom buttons as we are making them!

Quality you can trust comes from purchasing from a Nationally Certified Women-Owned American company, using only USA made buttons parts and machinery. At Everyone Loves Buttons®, you will receive personalized service from our staff to bring your creative dreams to reality. Need artwork changes? Let our graphics department know and they will make changes as needed until you approve a final design. That way your buttons will look exactly how you envisioned!

Buttons reading you are important veterans home yountville

Buying American made helps to keep the American dream alive. We want to ensure that your message gets to where you want it to go. Right now, we are currently open and supplying customized buttons to COVID-19 essential services including the Federal Government, supermarkets, and many hospitals throughout the USA.

The health and safety of our staff, community & customers is very important to us, and we have implemented additional cleaning protocols in our office & manufacturing areas:

  • We are practicing social distancing as much as possible at our office and factory (6 feet apart & 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 hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy during these difficult times and remember, we are all in this together.

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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Custom Buttons: Our Promise to You

Here at Everyone Loves Buttons® we believe everyone deserves the best service and quality available when ordering custom buttons. That is why we constantly strive to provide the best buttons in the industry. With each button order you get access to:

Legendary Custom Button Service

We are proud to have the highest customer satisfaction Trustpilot, YOTPO, and Google ratings in the button industry.

We want to make your purchases as hassle-free as possible. It all starts with a free quote from our website or by calling our office at 623-445-9975 Monday-Friday 7:30 am-5 pm PST.

Curious about the button types we offer? We provide digital examples of every button type that we carry on our website for your convenience. You can also view some previous buttons we have done for various organizations and maybe get some inspiration for your own customized buttons.

Our full- service graphics department is available to make your custom button vision a reality. We always send a digital proof of your button design via email. Need a design change? Each order includes unlimited digital proofs to ensure you love your button design. We do this to ensure you receive the exact design you want, every time. That is our promise to you!

Button pile showing different custom designs

Button Value You Can Count On

We only create premium 2-piece mylar topped custom pin-back buttons, magnets, and more. Custom buttons are a price-effective way to share your message!

“Caveat emptor” (ca-ve-at emptor) means “let the buyer beware”. For us at CustomButtons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons®, this means that NOT ALL pin-back buttons or button companies are created equal. Unlike our quality buttons, some companies use laminate graphics and 1-piece button parts that do not stand the test of time. Buttons like this can be dangerous and prone to breaking easily. Since our buttons are all made in-house, we can ensure strict quality control for every order that leaves our warehouse. These checks are important to ensure all of your buttons are uniform and always “Make you Look Good”!

Custom Button Variety

We offer 24 different shapes & sizes to ensure you can find your perfect button to fit your needs. Not only do we make traditional pin-back buttons, but we also offer options such as fridge magnets, clothing magnets, Zipper Pulls®, and bull-dog clips to choose from.

Different types of button backings.

Want to include backer cards, or special bagging for your order? That is not a problem for us! We receive special orders like this often and love to see our customers get creative with how they display their custom buttons.

Guaranteed Delivery Dates

We have custom shipping options available for your buttons, including drop shipping to multiple locations or blind shipping to ensure your order is delivered properly. Need special shipping directions for your order? Not a problem! Let us know when placing your order and we will work with you to make sure all your shipping needs are met.

You choose the date you would like your buttons delivered on when you order from us, eliminating any worry about when you will receive them. We also offer our Fast-Track Production service to ensure we can meet quick turnaround times for last-minute button orders.

100% Made in the USA

Some companies that source their parts from outside the US end up producing lower-quality buttons. Everyone Loves Buttons® is proud to say all of our button parts are made in Wisconsin and assembled in Arizona on button machines made in the USA! Buying parts that are completely made in the USA gives us as much joy as it does to produce buttons that are fully made and assembled in the USA. We hope that it makes you as excited as it makes us!

In a day and age where you can easily find products assembled in the USA with parts that are made in China, we are the exception. Our buttons are 100% made in the USA, with our button parts and machines 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 Magnets Printing & Assembly – San Diego, CA

Stop buying inferior quality buttons with parts sourced from China and pins that fall off after a single-use. We are extremely transparent in where our parts come from because we want you to rest easy that everything is USA made. Why would you buy from anywhere else when you can get it faster, and with better customer service, than from overseas? Quality you can trust comes from purchasing from a Nationally Certified Women-Owned American company, using only USA made buttons parts and machinery.

We are Proud of Our Custom Buttons!

We want you to be able to enjoy your custom buttons, not be worried about the quality or quantity of your orders. At Everyone Loves Buttons®, we take pride in every button that comes through our production facility from the beginning of the process to the end. By the time you receive your custom buttons, we want you to be as proud wearing your button as we are in making them. With our legendary service, focus on quality, and great value, there is no better place than www.CustomButtons.com to order your buttons.

Got something to say? Use custom buttons to share your message, and visit our website at www.CustomButtons.com to start your order today!

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®!

Connect with us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

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Customer Spotlight: Veterans Home of California-Yountville’s Buttons

The Veterans Home of California-Yountville (VHC-Yountville) was founded in 1884 and is located in Napa Valley, CA. They are home to the largest veterans home in the country. VHC-Yountville hosts over 1,000 disabled or aged men and women who have served on various fronts in the military. There are many resources for residents for personal care and support to ensure that the health care needs of the veterans are met.

VHC-Yountville offers many different kinds of activities for the residents regardless of the level of care needed. They have a theater, executive golf course, bowling lanes, and a resident operated television station just to mention a few of the many facilities available to residents.

Lately, VHC-Yountville has been using customized buttons in the last few weeks to highlight the message that their health care workers and residents are vitally instrumental in getting through the health crisis together. They have been able to add a little light to a situation that may feel grim at times. Everyone Loves Buttons® has found that custom buttons have morale-boosting properties. These buttons are certainly playing an important role during this health care crisis in nursing homes and other health care institutions throughout the country.

Photo of The Veterans Home of California Yountville

The most recent buttons they have requested say “You Are Important”. These buttons can give their residents more than just a smile but a feeling. Feelings can be created by just reading something positive. That is what we try to do every day at Everyone Loves Buttons®. We want to give an outlet for companies to convey feelings with others as it is especially important during a crisis to create strength together.

Institutions like VHC-Yountville are truly the backbone of our country. They allow men and women who have served our great country to be able to receive treatment and live out their days in a wonderful, supportive community. As a button provider, we are proud to be able to donate buttons to their organization and provide a morale boost during this time of uncertainty, and hope to continue making their custom buttons for years to come.

Vital businesses like VHC-Yountville have undergone such an extreme change in a short time. Here at Everyone Loves Buttons®, it has been enlightening to see how and where custom buttons are now being used. We are happy to be able to make custom buttons that allow companies like VHC-Yountville to encourage safe and stronger connections between their employees and their residents.

Thank you Veterans Home of California-Yountville for allowing us to fill your button needs!

Buttons reading You are Important Veterans Home Yountville

Can I order pin-back buttons for my staff?

As a manufacturer and distributor to those industries deemed essential, like VHC-Yountville, we are continuing at full production. The scope of work ordered and produced through us includes, but is not limited to, these vital businesses:

  • Healthcare Providers
  • Hospitals, Clinics, and Urgent Care Facilities
  • Medical Equipment Suppliers and Manufacturers
  • State, County, and Municipal Government Agencies
  • Food and Beverage Suppliers
  • Bars and Restaurants
  • Financial Institutions, Banks, and Credit Unions
  • Agricultural Suppliers and Producers
  • Communications and IT Providers
  • Mailing and Packaging Services

We are adhering to the COVID-19 health and safety protocols deemed necessary by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention such as social distancing, wiping down work stations often, and regular hand washing.

Social Distancing button designs

Currently, we have no in-person or on-site transactions taking place on our premises with the public. We will inform you when this policy is lifted, but for now, we are not permitting walk-in ordering or local-pickup of orders until further notice. If you are wanting to get in contact with us please send an email or call us at 623-445-9975 during regular business hours.

During this time, we are working to provide the safest possible environment for our employees and their families while we continue to serve your promotional item needs. Organizations like VHC-Yountville need to be able to get out morale-boosting buttons to their workers because attitudes can change everything. We are also currently producing buttons for those that want to focus on topics like hand washing and social distancing. If you would like a sample or digital example, send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com or give us a call at 623-445-9975.

What can I use buttons for during COVID-19?

At this time buttons can be used to give messages to your customers, residents, or employees. These can range from moral boosting slogans like VHC-Yountville’s buttons to reminding others to stay six feet away from each other. For retailers and restaurants, buttons can also be used to display your current promotions from a safe distance. That way, your message can be seen on many different fronts when your employees safely interact with your customers.

Do you only make pin-back buttons?

While pin-back buttons are our specialty, we also offer other wearable options including clothing magnet buttons and bulldog clip buttons. We also have non-traditional options that include Zipper Pulls® and fridge magnets. Promotional items do not just have to be limited to an individual wearing it, you can show it off in creative ways too!

Different types of button backings, showing an American flag design

How many buttons should I order?

It truly does depend on the use. If the button is going to be used for your employees, order just over the number of employees you have. That way, if a button gets lost it can be replaced and your employees do not have to share with each other. If you are giving buttons out to others, use your discretion on how many people will take and wear the buttons.

How long will it take to get my order?

We still are maintaining a full staff during this time and we will be able to produce and ship your orders like normal. Depending on the size of the order, we offer a FAST-TRACK 1- 4 business day production time for custom button orders needing quick turnaround times.

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®!

Connect with us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons