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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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We Have Your Backing!

Buttons are the perfect marketing accessory for different events, from birthdays to conventions and beyond. At Everyone Loves Buttons®, we aim to be your one-stop button shop for all your button needs. Want buttons that truly stand apart from the rest? We offer multiple button backings for you to choose from, including:

 

Pin-back Buttons

 

 

The “traditional” button backing, this backing is great for pinning to a shirt, hat, bag, ect. Durable and secure, these types of buttons are always a reliable choice. With their steel construction the pins are sure to last for many years to come. Keep in mind that our 1” and 7/8” buttons are hand pinned and have different looking pins due to their small size. Despite their visual differences, these pins are just as strong as our larger pin-back buttons.

 

Clothing Magnet Buttons

 

 

 

Not a fan of poking a pin through clothing? Why not try a clothing magnet! This backing replaces the usual pin in favor of a strong magnet that can be placed behind clothing to ensure the button stays in place without damaging any surfaces. The type of magnet backing used depends on the size of the button. Our larger sizes feature a sturdy bar magnet to ensure they remain securely attached, while smaller sizes feature a small but strong circle magnet.

 

Bulldog Clip Buttons

 

 

Want a better way of attaching your button to a lanyard? The bulldog clip might be your solution! This backing includes a spring-loaded clip on the back of the button that allows you to securely fasten the button to almost anything. Plus, the clip features a swivel attachment that lets you easily adjust the orientation of your button.

 

Fridge Magnets

 

 

Ever wanted to create a special magnet for your fridge? Look no further! This backing includes a sleek and strong magnet, and is available in the sizes and shapes you love.

 

Zipper Pulls®

 

 

We are proud to also offer Zipper Pull® backings, which let you attach your own customized buttons to zippers. Combining both form and function, this backing lets you show off your designs to the world while also making it easier to use zippers on jackets, backpacks, sports bags, and more!

 

Ready to find the perfect buttons for your event? Shop now at www.custombuttons.com!

Help Everyone Loves Buttons spread awareness about breast cancer this October!

October is upon us, which means it is time to amp up the spread of awareness for one of the deadliest diseases in the world, breast cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides people with the platform not only to inform individuals about the disease but also to celebrate the battles that were won and remember those who lost the fight.

According to breastcancer.org, not only is breast cancer the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the world, it is also the leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide. To put that into perspective, one case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman every two minutes in the United States alone, and somewhere in the world, one person dies every 60 seconds from breast cancer.

As a nationally certified woman-owned business, Everyone Loves Buttons would like to invite you to join the fight and help spread awareness about breast cancer. We are currently offering a 10% discount on any breast cancer awareness products ordered through our website in the month of October. Just use the promo code “BCA10” when checking out, and you can save more then just money… you can help save lives.

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We offer a variety of different products that are perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We have fridge magnets, pinback buttons, wearable magnet buttons and more. We also have Zipper Pulls, one of our newest products. Zipper Pulls are perfect for spreading awareness all year round. They can be clipped on backpacks, purses, jackets, sweatshirts and all kinds of products that contain zippers.

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Our new website, custombuttons.com, allows for a seamless checkout process, plus keep in mind that no matter what product you decide is best for you, we can customize anything to make it exactly how you envisioned it.

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Remember, awareness is the first step in catching the disease before it is too late. About 1 in every 8 women, or 12%, develops breast cancer at some point in their lives. So wear your pink proudly, encourage your friends and family to get tested, and help us spread awareness.

College Football is finally back! Get your game day gear ready!

Alright football fans… the wait is finally over. High school teams began playing under the Friday night lights just a couple weeks ago, and now it is time for college football to follow suit. This week marks the beginning of a long road to the College Football Playoff, which means it is time for all of you crazy football fanatics to get your game day gear ready.

I’m sure you have your jerseys, t-shirts, caps and face paint ready to go for all of the game day festivities that College Football Saturdays entail, but we all know that TRUE fans are repping their team on every day of the week. Whether you wear a suit and tie to work or you’re required to wear a uniform, sometimes it is just not possible to show your true colors as often as you’d like. Well… there is a way to show off your school spirit without compromising your work wardrobe. Have you ever considered buttons or Zipper Pulls®?

These items can be worn on game day, or they can be pinned or clipped to everyday items for an around-the-clock symbol of football pride. Wear your custom button to the tailgate party on Saturday, then pin it to your backpack for class on Monday. Clip a Zipper Pull® to your jacket for a brisk day at the stadium, then clip it to your purse for your friends to admire all week long.

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You can even try our wearable magnet buttons to avoid poking a hole in your clothes. The versatility never ends with our products, as you can simply stick your magnetic button on the fridge at home after you’re done showing it off at your buddy’s barbecue.

College football fans in America are some of the most passionate; borderline craziest sports fans in the entire world, so why not wear your colors proud year round? Plus with our fast turnaround at Everyone Loves Buttons, we can create customized buttons week-to-week, so you can personalize each one for the next big game like the ones seen above.

And don’t worry; you don’t have to be shouting “Roll Tide” or “Go Big Blue” to enjoy the beauty of college football. All of our buttons are custom made, right here in Phoenix, Arizona; so the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re a big school fan or a junior college fan, we can help you show off your team colors all year long.

Are Buttons Right for You?

We have talked about using buttons in your political campaigns and supporting the candidates, but what about for other functions like trade shows and parties? Many companies use buttons as their silent salesman to promote themselves or special events.

Buttons can be customizable from the design on the front to the shape or size that is perfect for you! Our smaller sizes like 1″ and 1.25″ round buttons are popular as novelty items for tattoo shops, restaurants, and even at trade show booths. Larger sizes like our popular 3″ round buttons often advertise sales and events happening in stores.

Unlike paper signs or coupons, buttons are much more durable, making them great to be put on backpacks, lanyards, and as wearable marketing materials for your employees. Buttons also are not going to rip, crumble, shrink, bleed, or fade. It’s even great for small budgets because the buttons can be used and re-used!

Once you pin a button onto your shirt, backpack, or lanyard, they become what we like to call a walking billboard for your company and designs. By having a colorful button and/or a catchy slogan is a great way to catch people’s attention and spread awareness for you or your brand. If you are a business that relies on local foot traffic, handing out buttons to your customers can be a way to create some buzz within your community and drive in new patrons. The more buttons that make their way out into your community, the higher chance a new customer might see it.

Buttons also make great giveaway items. These could be at trade shows to give you an edge up on your competitors, and your company is being advertised by the attendees wearing your buttons who move around the trade show floor. People might even seek out your booth or table specifically because they want a button of their own! Unlike the fliers or cards that most companies hand out at their tables, buttons can easily be pinned to their jacket or lanyard.

We believe that buttons are a great way to express yourself and show off your brand. Whether they are for parties, campaign, trade shows, giveaways, we know that everyone will love your buttons. So what are you waiting for? Check out our website to see the different samples of buttons we have done and place your order today!

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Customer Spotlight SuZn Totes, Bags & Zipper Pulls

Customer Spotlight SuZn Totes and Bags

One of our customers sent some great pictures of how they use our zipper pulls. Their company is SuznBags which specializes in handcrafted, custom tote bags. They have both stock tote designs for sale or even custom bags available.

The bags are made of one or two coordinating fabrics on the outside, consisting of 100% cotton as well as rayon and polyester. This year the owner started using Vinyl on the bottom of the bag since it can be easily wiped clean. The lining is cotton duck cloth.

There are both open and closed tote bags available, perfect for grocery shopping, etc. and some of these even have a top-mounted closure flap. Zippered tote bags can offer extra security.

So if you are in the market for something with more of a handmade look, consider looking at the website http://www.suznbags.com/

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A Women Owned Business

Women Owned Business

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest third party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. It is a non-profit organization that provides a world-class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. The WBENC mission is to ‘fuel economic growth globally through access to opportunities, by identifying, certifying, and facilitating development of women-owned businesses’. Their CORE platforms are Certification, Opportunities, Resources, and Engagement.

A WBENC certification standard is the most relied upon certification of women-owned businesses. With a certification a women-owed business is recognized by the public, private, non-profit, and government entities. It is the cornerstone of WBENC’s value proposition.

When it comes to opportunities, WBENC is committed to connecting both corporate and government members and women’s business enterprises in the most effective ways. They are focused on accelerating opportunities and creating a superior resource pool for all constituents. They deliver world-class programming that enhances business development and growth by maximizing relevant knowledge programs and capitalizing on the wealth of industry expertise in the community.

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council also provide resource through the network to address the challenges women face in building and growing a business, providing support throughout the full lifecycle of their business. They also provide the Women Business Enterprises access needed education, support, and tools.

Finally engagement is a key constituent for success in the WBENC network. By being involved in a Women Business Enterprise the WBENC strengthens existing relationships and fosters new ones. There is recognition that promotes the success and awareness of leading practices required to create success for women entrepreneurs.

There are certain criteria that need to be met for certification such as: the applicant company must be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents; and management and daily operation is controlled by one or more of the women owners.

Everyone Loves Buttons® is proud to be certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. We have been certified since 2008 with the WBENC. So what does this means for you, the customer? This means that we hold our selves with the highest regards when handling customer service and our customers. We are the only certified Women Owned Business in the custom button business. Follow us on Twitter (@CustomButtons97) and Spread the Word #BuyWomenOwned.

Everyone Loves Buttons® is proud to be a WBENC member producing top quality Pinback Custom Buttons right here in the USA for over 18+ years.

 

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The Big Game and Buttons

The Big Game and Buttons are in Phoenix, AZ

Come Sunday, February 1st, all eyes will be on the Big Game in Phoenix, Arizona. This year the Seattle Seahawks face off against the New England Patriots. The week before the big game is about gearing up for the game, parties, and of course the fans.

The Big Game began in 1967 when the American Football League (AFL) and National Football League (NFL) came together for a World Championship game. In 1970 the NFL and AFL combined into one league, the NFL, with two conferences: AFC (American Football Conference) and NFC (National Football Conference). The winner of each receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which was given its name in honor of the Green Bay Packers coach who led his team to victory in each of the first two Super Bowls.

Pin back buttons have been used as advertisements since the first presidential inauguration in 1789 when George Washington’s supporters wore buttons imprinted with a slogan. Over the years, the buttons evolved to the standard celluloid buttons we see today. These buttons can be used for political, advertisements, and for personal use.

Many companies advertise using buttons, other companies use them for concession stands or customer service and there is no exception with the upcoming big game. Companies such as Papa Johns and Aramark used our service for just those things. Papa John’s is at Super Bowl Central with a football-centric fan interactive experience that includes sampling a variety of their popular pizza combinations. Papa John’s is in the House and they are advertising their name using a new type of button called a Zipper Pull® which you can Clip N’ Zip to any zipper.  Aramark is a professional service for food, facilities management, and uniforms. This Super Bowl, they are using customer service buttons in order to serve the public in a better, more efficient manner. Hosted in Glendale, Arizona there are tons of things to experience while out here for the big game. There is Super Bowl Central is a free, football-themed outdoor fan and visitor experience, which will be the hub of the fan, sponsor, media, and NFL activities. Live entertainment, the Grand Canyon experience and fan attractions make up this amazing fan experience.

Papa is in the House – Papa John Collector Zipper Pulls® at Super Bowl Central

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Customer Spotlight Augustana College

Customer Spotlight Augustana College

 

One of our loyal zipper pull ® AND custom button clients is Augustana College.

Augustana College, located in Rock Island, Illinois, is a 115-acre wooded campus that was founded by Swedish settlers in 1860 as an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a background in the Evangelical Lutheran Church. They feature a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and approximately 2,500 students who vary in geographic, social, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. The Augustana Vikings are part of the NCAA Division III and have a variety of men’s and women’s varsity teams, as well as intramural programs for those students who want to play for fun. Augustana College also offers a variety of student activities such as music ensembles, theatre, religious, political, and even a local Greek system. They boast the success of more than 25,000 alumni who have a 95 percent rate of pursuing an advanced degree and 87 percent of students were accepted into their first or second choice of graduate schools. Augustana college also offers a wide variety of courses of study and minors, but they also have coordinated degree programs such as: dentistry, engineering, and forestry to name a few. Their mission is to develop qualities of mind, spirit, and body necessary for a rewarding life of leadership and service in a diverse and changing world.

Augustana College also likes to give back to community by offering affordable creative art classes for children over the summer, opening up their observatory to the public, and welcoming the public to their Fryxell Geology Museum.

Augustana College is also very active with their social media, tweeting congratulations to students who have recently been accepted into their college, scores of recent varsity games, and updating students on events happening around campus. The most recent event happening on campus is the theatre’s production of Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly) Updated Fables, which is a great event for the whole family. Another Event that continues into mid-February is the Art Matter: Triennial Art Faculty Exhibition, which showcases recent works by the Augustana faculty.

For more information about Augustana College, you can visit the following to learn more about their latest events and what it takes to be an Augustana Viking.: (https://www.facebook.com/AugustanaCollege), Twitter (@Augustana_IL) and their own website (http://www.augustana.edu) .

Zipper Pulls are a registered trademark of Everyone Loves Buttons Inc. ®

 

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Holiday Zipper Pulls® Ideas for you and your Company

This holiday season consider custom  zipper pulls® for your company.  There are 8 days and 8 nights of Hanukkah, right?  Did you know that this year the last night of Hanukkah falls on Christmas Eve?    Shown here are zipper pulls® for Chanukkah and Christmas. Although we have  both 1″ and 1 1/4″ zipper pull®, the trend this season is to “go bigger” on the ZP’s so that company logos and detailed graphics can easily be seen.  Zipper pulls® are great for putting on jackets, purses and especially backpacks to call attention to affiliation with organizations and clubs.  We have been producing zipper pulls® for a lot of schools lately who sell these promotional items at their fundraisers.  For more information on having custom Zipper Pulls® made for your next event or company please go to: http://www.custombuttons.com/zipper-pulls/

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