The Beginner’s Guide to Buttons

Creating Custom Buttons and Make Money from Them

Do you like to have such small home based business? There are so many individuals who are very much interested when it comes to making their own business. There are a number of options that you will be able to find and a small choice could be to make custom buttons from family, friends and also nearby businesses.

You must know that it is not very difficult to make custom buttons. You probably have seen such small pinback buttons which you could find in the local toy shop or the gum-ball machine. And when you have seen how easy it is to make buttons for yourself, then you will surely get amazed at the wide variety of those colorful buttons that you can make on your own.

If you plan to make custom buttons, you need to have that button making machine, the button blanks as well as good paper stock for the buttons. You need a few things to start with. The first things that you should have are the blanks. Button blanks are small metallic forms which may or may not have the pin backing. Know that there those buttons with no pin. Such is done so that they may be attached to the clothing through the use of a magnet in order to prevent poking a hole through the garments. The button blanks are being used for holding the image that is affixed with the use of the button making machine.

You should also have such button making machine. There are so many options which you could choose such as automatic and manual. The simple hand-operated button machine can surely help the user to make a button in just two minutes and such would include the time in cutting the image template and also some semi-automated machines may help in speeding up this process and also make the user create 200-300 buttons each hour.

It is also necessary that you have the right paper for the buttons. The commonly accepted paper is 24lb in weight. Apart from being really expensive, the heavier weight paper is actually prone to jamming in the smaller button machines. When you would make a button, you won’t have much benefit with the thicker paper. The lighter weight paper could become translucent and depending on the design then you could end up with some of the metallic backing becoming nearly visible through the paper. This is not the result that you would like to have. The choice in paper would also depend on the recommendations of the button machine’s instructions, so you need to be sure to read the instructions carefully. When you like to have this simple hobby, then you could actually buy a cheap equipment and make buttons for your friends.