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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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How to Order Custom Wearable Magnetic Buttons

How to Order Custom Wearable Magnetic Buttons

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

Starting Your Custom Wearable Magnetic Button Order

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

Next you will click on Wearable Magnetic Buttons.

Choosing Your Magnet Size

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

What Our Clothing Magnetic Buttons Look Like

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

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

Clothing Magnetic Button Ordering Page

Quantity

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

Artwork

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

Additional Information/Comments/Notes

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

Delivery Zip Code/Calculate Price & Delivery Date

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

Choosing Your Delivery Date

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

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

Adding Your Magnets To Your Cart

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

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

Your Cart

Discount Code

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

Choosing Setup Option

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

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

Proceed to Checkout

Checkout Page

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

Entering in Billing Information

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

Different Shipping Address?

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

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

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

Placing Your Order

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

If you have any questions on how to order your custom wearable magnetic buttons, or need help, feel free to reach out to us by phone (623-445-9975) or by email (sales@custombuttons.com). We are in the office Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM (Arizona Time). Our capable staff can assist you with placing an order, graphic design, button quotes, and any questions that you may have. We are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons!

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How to Order Custom Pin-Back Buttons

 

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

 

 

Selecting Your Button Size

 

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

 

 

Order Information Page

 

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

 

 

Quantity

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

Artwork

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

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

Bagging

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

Delivery Information

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

 

 

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

Multiple Versions

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

 

Navigating Your Order’s Cart

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

Finalizing Order

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

Questions?

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

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We Are a Certified Women Owned Business

Certified by the WBENC

 

Everyone Loves Buttons® was founded in 1997, and since then we have worked to consistently be the best in our industry. Our company’s president, Maura, has a top priority of providing you with the best quality service possible. We do this by providing in-house design and production services, and always giving you our legendary customer service.

 

Since 2008 we have been a nationally certified women owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). This group is the largest certifier of women owned and operated businesses in the United States. As an independent and non-profit organization, they always remain unbiased with their certification process.

 

Who is the WBENC?

 

The WBENC provides women entrepreneurs with resources and programs that facilitate growth and connections within the businesses they certify. Their efforts help women navigate owning a business and ensures their future success. The tools they provide are important for helping women become empowered within the business field, and helps ensure their lasting success despite the challenges they face. The WBENC actively advocates for its certified members, promoting them to corporations around the United States and to their online audience.

 

Not all businesses are certified by the WBENC. Being certified means that a business is at least 51% owned and controlled by women, who also manage the daily operations of their company. We have been proudly certified as women owned for over 10 years, and strive to continue to be the #1 women owned button business in the United States.

 

By purchasing from us you will not only get fantastic looking buttons for all your needs, but you will also be showing your support for women in business! Click here to order your own custom buttons today.

 

Want to learn more about the WBENC?

 

Check out their website to find out more about certified women owned businesses, and check their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to learn more about the businesses they feature!

How to have “Print Ready” Images

Today we are going to explain what we mean by “print ready” artwork, and how you can prep your images so they look their best for your button order.

 

What types of files do we accept?

Our graphics department accepts many types of image files, but like everyone they have their favorites!

 

Best:

Files in these formats are the best to send, as they are the easiest to work with:

.psd (Photoshop)

.ai (Illustrator)

.indd (InDesign)

.pdf

.eps

Good:

Images must be 300 dpi to print clearly!:

.jpg

.png

.tiff

 

For more information on how pixel density can affect print quality, check out this post by the University of Michigan’s Library: https://guides.lib.umich.edu/c.php?g=282942&p=1885350

 

What color mode should your image be in?

Digital images can exist in two different color modes, depending on how you want to show them off! The first is RGB, and is what television sets, computer monitors, and phone screens use to show you images.

 

We here at Everyone Loves Buttons® use a 4-color process for printing your orders that requires the CMYK color mode to ensure the colors you submit are the colors that print!

 

If you create images in document programs like Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, it is likely the color mode is not correct for printing. Always double check the color space and convert!

 

What do we mean by “Print Ready”?

This means that:

  1. The color mode is set to CMYK
  2. The file type can support layers
  3. The design is placed into our button template
  4. The design and our template are placed on separate layers
  5. The image has a resolution of at least 300 dpi
  6. All your images are embedded into the file you send us

 

It is very important that your image and our template are on separate layers. Please do not flatten the layer with our template onto your image.

 

If you are using a specialty font in your image, please outline the text so that we can access your design without error messages.

 

What if I can’t meet all the requirements for “Print Ready”?

Don’t worry! Our $29 Art Fee gives you access to our super talented design team that can help you every step of the way. Our team can create almost any design you can think of. From simple designs, to photo manipulations and beyond, they can accomplish any challenge given to them. Our Art Fee also gives you unlimited revisions, ensuring you are 100% satisfied with your design, every time!

 

So what are you waiting for? Order your own custom buttons today!


Sources:

“What is Resolution?”. Research Guides at University of Michigan Library. 6 June 2018. https://guides.lib.umich.edu/c.php?g=282942&p=1885350 

CustomButtons.com Wants to Earn Your Business

At CustomButtons.com Legendary Service is our motto, what does it really mean?  Today I got a call today from a prospective client who wanted to get sample custom buttons mailed to him for a client. During this phone call this gentleman mentioned that he had contacted several button companies and none of them seemed that excited to mail him a freebie.  He thanked our company for the way we answered the phone, engaging with him from the start. I’ve always instructed office staff to sound energetic and positive since we want all callers to have positive experience.  I will certainly be getting that sample out in tomorrow’s mail and I have to say that we probably have a much better shot at earning this customers business than our competitor’s who should probably practice working on their phone etiquette. 

At CustomButtons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons® we are know for our Legendary Service, we try to treat our customers like we want to be treated as a customer. 

 

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

About Us – Everyone Loves Buttons Inc.

CustomButtons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons Inc.® was established 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 helps you get the custom button size and qty. you want when you need them, on time all the time. All button parts are genuine quality made in the U.S.A. and state-of-the-art electric button machinery is used to produce 2 piece, mylar topped pin-back custom buttons that are sure to impress.

Leading the button industry / #BuyWomenOwned

CustomButtons.com By Everyone Loves Buttons® is proud to be certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and have been certified since 2008. WBENC National Certificate Number: 2005109609

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 Nationally Certified Woman Owned (WBE) Business in the custom buttons industry.

What is the WBENC? @BuyWomenOwned

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), 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.

 

Everyone Loves Buttons can now be found on custombuttons.com

Everybody’s favorite custom button company has a new and improved online home. Everyone Loves Buttons is the same trustworthy button company you have grown to love over the last 20 years, but we can now be found on custombuttons.com.

After providing our customers with high quality buttons for the past two decades, we decided to provide you with a new website to make customizing and ordering buttons as easy as possible.

 

website-screenshot

 

Our new website includes the following features:

  • A more efficient online ordering process.
  • An easier way to request an estimate.
  • Our new chat that allows you to talk directly with an Everyone Loves Buttons customer representative.
  • Information on our current online promotions to help you save on your next button order.
  • Pictures of some of our previously produced custom buttons.
  • Templates to help you determine the size of your custom buttons.
  • Links to all of our social media sites, as well as our blog.
  • AND MUCH MORE.

Remember, our in-house art department can help you develop the artwork to create the exact button you have pictured in your mind. We also provide a variety of fast track services to ensure that your buttons reach you in time.

So next time you need buttons for a family reunion, your company’s golf outing or any other occasion, go on over to custombuttons.com and let us help you create the button of your dreams.