Learning The Secrets About Buttons

Creating Custom Buttons and Make Money from Them

Do you like to have such small home based business? Well, there are so many individuals out there who are really interested about 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.

You must know that it is not very difficult to make custom buttons. Perhaps, you have seen those small pinback buttons that you are able to 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.

When making custom buttons, you must have button making machine, button blanks and the good paper stock for the buttons. You need some things to begin 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. Get to know that there are 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. Button blanks are used for holding the image which is fixed with the use of the button making machine.

Also, you must have the button making machine. There are a number of options that you could choose like manual and automatic. For example, the simple hand-operated button machine can help a user make a button in just two minutes and such would include the time in cutting the image template and the semi-automated machines can greatly speed up the process and also help the user to make 200 to 300 buttons each hour.

You must also get the right paper for the buttons too. 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. There is actually no benefit to that thicker, high quality paper when making buttons. 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 not the result that you would like to have. You must read the instructions carefully on the button machine because the choice of paper would rely on its recommendation. When you want to have this simple hobby, then you should invest in the less expensive equipment and just have fun in making buttons for your friends.