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The 10 Most Unanswered Questions about Buttons

Creating Custom Buttons and Make Money from Them

Have you planned to have a small home based business? Well, there are so many individuals out there who are really interested about starting their own business. There are a lot of options that you can find and a small choice could be to craft custom buttons for friends, family or 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. If you see how easy it is to make the buttons on your own, then you will surely get amazed at the number of varieties of colorful buttons which you will be able to make.

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. The button blanks are those small metallic forms that may or may not have such 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. Know that the button blanks are used to hold the image that is fixed through using the button making machine.

Also, you must have the 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.

Finally, you should have the right paper for the buttons. The commonly accepted ones are 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. 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. Surely, this is not the outcome that you like. 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. When you like to have this simple hobby, then you could actually buy a cheap equipment and make buttons for your friends.