Whether you are looking for a fun and creative project, want to start your own business or are looking for an affordable and popular fundraising activity, buttons are an outstanding choice. With a few basic materials you can create hundreds of buttons an hour. Button machines are available in a variety of formats and materials. This makes easy to find a button machine to suit your needs.

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Features Of Most Button Making Machine Models

  • High-quality composite or metal design
  • Two step button making process
  • Multiple button sizes and inserts
  • Lightweight, portable design

Products Possibilities

Using a button maker machine opens up a vast array of product possibilities. Options include:

  • Personalized image buttons
  • Key chains
  • Mirrors
  • Drink Coasters
  • Magnetic Buttons

In most cases, switching from one product to the next is as simple as changing the press plate you are using and choosing the appropriate backing. There is no complicated set up or configurations required. With a little practice, it is possible to create a button in around 20 seconds.

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Professional button machine models even allow for multiple products to be created automatically. This means you can just fill the supply slots, flip the switch and let the button making machine do all the work. However, these machines are substantially more expensive than their manual counterparts.

Buying Tips

When it comes to finding the best button making machine for your needs, there are a few things to consider. These tips will help you get started:

  • Design

The most common button machine materials are steel and composite. While both types of machine will operate similarly, choosing the proper design will help to ensure long lasting, consistent performance. If you are purchasing a button machine for a child or as a hobby, a composite button making machine will save money while providing great results. If you intend to make a large quantity of buttons on a regular basis, upgrading to a steel machine will not only make the machine easier to use, but provide greater durability and a longer functional life span.

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  • Size

Most button machine models offer a single size of button. It is important to consider this before purchasing. Smaller button sizes are great for decoration or personalization while larger buttons are ideal for promotion, fundraising or buttons with detailed images. If you are unsure of where to start, the most popular button machine size is 2.25 inches.

  • Features

Basic button machine designs allow for the creation of pin badges or magnets. Advanced models allow for key chain inserts, drink coaster bases and other products with one machine. If you intend to produce a variety of products, the additional cost for an advanced model is often much lower than purchasing two separate machines.

  • Bundles

If you intend to create a large quantity of buttons, many manufacturers offer a button press machine bundle that includes the machine and materials for up to 10,000 buttons. This can be a great way to save money on your investment as well as ensuring that your button making materials are compatible with your button machine.

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These are just some of the factors that need to be considered. Various others may apply depending on the purpose.