Making Money from Making Custom Buttons
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.
It is really easy 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 you make such custom buttons, then you should have a button making machine, button blanks as well as good paper stock for the buttons. You need a few things to start with. The blanks are the first things that you must have. 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. Button blanks are used for holding the image which is fixed with the use of 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. For example, the simple hand-operated button machine can help a user make a button in just two minutes and such would include the time in cutting the image template and the semi-automated machines can greatly speed up the process and also help the user to make 200 to 300 buttons each hour.
You must also get the right paper for the buttons too. The commonly accepted ones are 24lb in weight. Aside from being very costly, the heavier weight paper is prone to jamming in those smaller button machines. There is actually no benefit to that thicker, high quality paper when making buttons. A lighter weight paper could get translucent and might end up with some of the metallic backing getting nearly visible through the paper depending on the design that you have. 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.