1” Metal Flatback and 1” Medallion… How are they different?

What is a metal fatback? What is a plastic medallion button? How are they different and what can you use them for? It is confusing, why do you offer both styles?  What is a crimp die adapter used for? We get these questions quite frequently so we thought we would put together a quick history and tutorial for our followers.

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ABM Update: New sizes now available for the super popular Dynamo hand-held punch cutter.

You asked and we are delivering!

A few months ago we began offering a hand-held punch cutter for 1” buttons.  Right out of the gate we were getting requests for larger sizes.  Well, the wait is over – say hello to the Dynamo Hand-Held Graphic Punch Cutter for 1.25” AND  1.5” buttons! Continue reading

Button University Lesson 6: Beginner Button Making Systems and Professional Button Making Systems

Glad you’re back as another week begins to visit The Button Blog and increase your button making success! On Friday, in the fifth installment of our Button University series, we discussed button paper — specifically, how to choose the right kind. Today, we are going to show you the elements of beginner and professional button making systems.

The readership of this blog varies between both beginners and professionals, and with that come natural questions. Although it may seem like a beginner will need a completely different system than a seasoned professional, that’s not completely true. In fact, the only difference between a beginner button making system and a professional button making system is the type of paper cutter you’ll receive. Our Beginner Systems include the Adjustable Rotary Cutter while our Professional Systems include a Punch Cutter.

Once you order the appropriate system you can begin making buttons in minutes… literally.

Below I’ve listed a complete list of what you’ll get in both the Beginner Button Making System and the Professional Button Making System.

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Monogrammed Buttons Offer a Solution for Embroidery Business Expansion in Three Easy Steps

monogram-buttonsCustom monogrammed buttons are growing in popularity and it’s easier than ever for embroidery shops and monogrammed gift businesses to get in on the action.

Fabric buttons are extremely versatile, but most manufacturers do not offer any options for their customers. Thus, your embroidery business or monogrammed gift shop has a solid chance to capitalize on the opportunity. With inexpensive supplies and a quick, easy process, the high profit margins custom monogrammed buttons offer is an excellent way for a business to expand.

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Button Machine Products by ABM

We know that not all of the people read The Button Blog have visited the main American Button Machines website, and vice versa. However, we know that, if you are here, you are investigating button machine products and button making supplies. Thus, to ensure that nothing slips through the cracks, we will be beginning a series of posts that highlight some of our best-selling products.

And we thought it was fitting for the first post in this series to focus on, what else, button machines!

So here you are, a listing of the button machine products offered by ABM, along with the descriptions from our storefront.

Take note: the links will take you away from The Button Blog and to our storefront page at AmericanButtonMachines.com. We just didn’t want you to be alarmed.

Model 100: 1 inch Button Machine

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  • 1″ Button Maker Machine.
  • Includes 1 Inch Button Machine, 15 Free 1 Inch Pin Back Buttons and a Free Crimp Die Adapter (for making flat backed buttons – $17.95 value), and Free Flat Backed Buttons to get you started.
  • Patented – exclusive design.
  • Two-step button making process.
  • Swivel die set – no changing of dies between steps.
  • Cushioned hand grip – Requires very little physical force to push the handle down.
  • Compact, lightweight machine for easy storage and transport.
  • Use with Graphic Punch Model # 1313 or our Adjustable Rotary Cutter Model# 27500.
  • Follow the link to learn more and buy this button machine.

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