Getting To The Point – Buttons

Making Money from Making Custom Buttons

Do you like to have such small home based business? There are a lot of people who are quite interested in starting their own business. There are many options that you will surely find and a small choice could be to craft such custom buttons for family, friends or for a business.

Making custom buttons is definitely easy. You may have seen all the small pinback buttons which you could find in the local toy shop or perhaps 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.

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. For you to be able to start, there are a few things that you also need. The first things that you will need 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. 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 choose like 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 paper should be 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. When you would make a button, you won’t have much benefit with the thicker paper. The lighter weight paper could become translucent and you might have some of the metallic backing becoming nearly visible through 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 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.