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Button Making Questions Answered, Ask ABM - Printing Multiple Designs in Build-a-Button 6.0

Button Making Questions Answered, Ask ABM - Printing Multiple Designs in Build-a-Button 6.0

  Can you print multiple different designs on a single page from Build-a-Button?  Absolutely!  This week Team ABM is going to show you how to accomplish one of the most asked for functions in Build-a-Button to help save on your paper cost by maximizing the potential of every sheet. Build-a-Button has 2 options when it comes time to save that perfect design you just created.  If you choose “Save to Edit”, it saves your design as a txt file that can be opened again later in BAB for editing like scaling to a different size, changing a color, etc.  Then...

Button Making Questions - Ask ABM, Common Crimping Issues Solved

Button Making Questions - Ask ABM, Common Crimping Issues Solved

One of the most common button making questions is, "Why are my buttons coming apart" or "Why is there mylar not tucked in on the side of my button?" The first thought is usually that the machine is broken or the parts are defective but it is extremely rare that either of these are the case.  In this edition of Ask ABM, we are taking a look at the many things that can cause these common concerns and how to fix them! One of the most common causes is that your paper is too thick or too thin.  We recommend...

Button Making Questions Answered, Ask ABM - How Do Digital Downloads Work?

Button Making Questions Answered, Ask ABM - How Do Digital Downloads Work?

How does a digital download work?  Where are the cd's that should have come with my button making kit?  These are 2 of the great mysteries for new button maker owners but never fear, Team ABM is here to help! First, we'll cover the digital downloads that come with your shiny new button making kit.  As technology has advanced and society has become more and more about instant gratification and mobility, cd's have found their way into the history books for the most part.  To meet the needs of our modern day clientele, we changed the cd's to a digital...

Multi-Sized Button Makers

Multi-Sized Button Makers

Are you considering a button maker that makes multiple sizes?  Watch our informative video before making that decision.

Button Making Questions Answered, Ask ABM - Is a Laser Printer or Inkjet Better for Making Buttons?

Button Making Questions Answered, Ask ABM - Is a Laser Printer or Inkjet Better for Making Buttons?

Is a laser printer or an inkjet printer better for making buttons?  This is often one of the first questions most new members of The Pinback Button Making Community ask in our group and it is brought up for debate each time someone begins the daunting task of buying a new printer.  The truth is, both have pros and cons so you just have to determine which one will work best for you based on your needs and what is most important to you. Laser printers are arguably superior when it comes to printing a crisp, clean image with great color intensity. ...

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