Creating Custom Buttons and Make Money from Them
Have you planned to have a small home based business? There are so many individuals who are very much interested when it comes to making 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 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 so many options which you could choose such as automatic and manual. 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. The lighter weight paper could become translucent and you might have some of the metallic backing becoming nearly visible through paper. 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. When you like to have this simple hobby, then you could actually buy a cheap equipment and make buttons for your friends.