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IN-HOUSE ART DEPARTMENT A BIG PLUS

One of the biggest assets of our company is our in-house art department which is available from 8 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Our artists prepare digital proofs throughout the day for all the orders that come in on a continuous basis. Even if your order comes in the same day that it needs to ship we will provide you a digital proof which is included in the setup. Our art dept is available to answer any questions you may have or can consult with you on your project. They can advise you on how to utilize our templates that are posted on our website if you are using one of the graphic programs such as in design, adobe illustrator or photoshop to name a few.

THE CUSTOMER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROVING THE PROOF AND WRITTEN APPROVAL IS NEEDED in order to proceed with production of any Custom Buttons project.

Please Review your proof carefully, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS ON PROOF APPROVED BY THE CUSTOMER.

There are several options for submitting art files:

  • Upload files to website along with your order.
  • Email files to our art dept. at art@custombuttons.com (reference order number).
  • Upload files via dropbox or yousendit.
  • Mail files to our office: 20801 N. 19th Ave., Suite 8, Phoenix, AZ 85027

Artwork Format Full Service – Unlimited Proofs $25

Our most popular setup option. 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, take your ideas and bring them to life, or modify an existing design to fit your current project’s needs.

We pride ourselves on our high level of customer satisfaction. Our award winning graphics department will provide an unlimited number of proofs until you are fully satisfied with your button design.

Camera Ready/Print Ready – Single Proof $15

Your artwork must be correctly set to our template in order to use this option. To be properly setup, 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. Also, the file should be provided in a layered format with the template lines on their own layer.

If the artwork is found to not be correctly set to the template or a change needs to be made, you will be charged the additional $10 for our full-service option.

acceptable artwork formats

Acceptable Button Artwork Files

Art files should be provided in any of the below listed file formats. All fonts must be converted to outlines or must be included (postscript). All files must be in CMYK, not RGB. Please indicate any PMS color codes.

  • Adobe Illustrator (.ai)
  • Adobe Photoshop (.psd)
  • Adobe InDesign (.indd)
  • Adobe PDF (.pdf)
  • Encapsulated PostScript (.eps)
  • Tagged Image File Format (.tiff)
  • Compressed Images (.jpg files at least 300 dpi)

If the files are Raster Images (such as a scanned image or picture), they need to be at least 300 dpi in CMYK mode (not RGB).

Digital Artwork Proof

Upon completion of a proof, the graphics department will e-mail it in a digital format to each customer for review (keep in mind that printing processes use CMYK and monitors display colors in RGB). Faxed or hard copy paper proofs can also be sent to clients as an alternative.

WE WILL NOT ALTER A CUSTOMER’S CAMERA READY ARTWORK UNLESS REQUESTED AND ACKNOWLEDGED IN WRITING.

IT IS THE CUSTOMER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO VERIFY ALL CMYK VALUES CONTAINED IN ORIGINAL ARTWORK PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. We are not responsible for output that does not match the client’s desired intent should the artwork contain incorrect CMYK percentages.

Hard copy artwork should be clean of any smudges or wrinkles and larger than actual product size. Note: A scanned image will only look as good as the art provided. Small text and detail will look blurred. It is possible to have our designers re-create hard copy files. Please email us to inquire about specific projects if needed.

 

Happy 2015 New Year to all our Button Fans!

We want to take a moment out of our busy button schedule to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous 2015!   In the United States and around the World, New Year’s Eve is celebrated with formal parties, family-oriented activities, large public events of course everyone wearing their Pin-back BUTTONS, BUTTONS & MORE BUTTONS to ring in the New Year…

word cloud for year 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPOTLIGHT ON BUTTON SIZES AND USE OF TEMPLATES

SPOTLIGHT ON BUTTON SIZES AND USE OF TEMPLATES

PART ONE OF 3

Here at Everyone Loves Buttons Inc. ® we are frequently asked by both our existing clients as well as prospects about the various button sizes that we carry, the unique niche associated with each size and file preparation tips when it comes to conforming existing artwork to our button templates. We have ALL of our button templates prominently displayed on the home page of our website where links can be found.

The smallest button size that we carry is a 7/8” followed by a , 1 ¼”, 1 ½” and 1 ¾”. The 7/8” size as well as the 1” size buttons are often used in the music industry, sometimes sold as concert packs, as well as in the technology industry for trade shows. These sizes don’t take up a lot of space and are highly desired as an easy method of product branding. These two sizes are the only ones that contain a locking clip pin which is installed by hand after the button is assembled. The other sizes mentioned above contain the industry standard safety pin back.

The 1 ¼” or 1 ½” size buttons are often ordered by non-profits, organizations or retail establishments. These buttons often contain pithy sayings, church youth group program illustrations, branding messages. Even May Company and General Motors have chosen this size for past large orders).

The 1 ¾” size button is my least favorite size only because it is neither small nor large. When a design has a lot of detail and the customer requests that the button be on the smaller size, then this may be perfect. A custom with a military-related button design has ordered tens of thousands of these 1 ¾” size buttons during 2014 and I have to admit that the size is perfect for their particular project.

Please note that it is easy to utilize our templates when using Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop graphic programs, Just save the template to your desktop and you can open up the file from within the program. Please keep your main design within the red dotted inner circle and do not extend the bleed area (solid colored background color – if applicable) beyond the blue circle. The outermost black circle is our die line whereby the graphics ultimately get cut. Please note that because we cut the graphics in a stack, there is the remote possibility of some slight shifting. This is why we recommend that the live area image not get too close or extend beyond the inner dotted red circle.

We are always here to help if you should need some assistance with our templates. Our in house art dept. can create a design from scratch or utilize your design that may or may not be in a template. Either way we can work with what you have. Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3 of this topic.

 

Here are some examples of 5 different size round pin-back buttons: 1″, 1.25″, 1.5″, 1.75″ & 2.25″

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