What I Can Teach You About Buttons

Creating Custom Buttons and Make Money from Them

Have you thought about having a small home based business? There are a lot of people who are quite interested in starting 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.

It is really easy to make custom buttons. You may have seen all the small pinback buttons which you could find in the local toy shop or perhaps the gum-ball machine. When you have seen how easy it is to create the buttons for yourself, then you will be amazed at the many varieties of colorful buttons that you can make.

When making custom buttons, you must have button making machine, button blanks and the good paper stock for the buttons. For you to be able to start, there are a few things that you also need. 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. This is done so that they can be attached to the clothing by simply using a magnet to be able to prevent poking a hole through those garments. The button blanks are being used for holding the image that is affixed with the use of the button making machine.

Moreover, you should get a button making machine. There are a number of options that you could find and they are manual and automatic. 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.

You must also get the right paper for the buttons too. The commonly accepted paper is 24lb in weight. Other than being very expensive, the heavier weight paper would cause the machine to jam especially if it is a smaller button machine. Actually, there is no benefit to such thicker paper when making a button. A lighter weight paper could get translucent and might end up with some of the metallic backing getting nearly visible through the paper depending on the design that you have. This is surely not the result that you desire to have. The selection of paper would depend on the recommendation on the instructions of the button machine so you have to be sure that you would go through the instructions carefully. If you like to have such simple hobby, then you have to purchase a less expensive equipment first and enjoy making buttons for your friends.

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