Where can I find graphics for my buttons? Not everyone is a graphic artist and even those who are need a little help from time to time. Whether you need a touch of inspiration to get you started, are looking for the perfect accent to complete your design or need a complete design that is ready to go, ABM’s Customer Solutions Team has you covered!
Let’s start with the fastest, easiest solution – ready to print designs. ABM has a library of 300+ ready to print, complete designs available in topics ranging from “Just for Fun” to flash card style ABC’s and 123’s. You will also find animals, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, food and drink, medical professional, seasonal, vacation themed and more. There’s something for everyone! When you purchase a ready to print design, you get a pack of pdf files that contains a full sheet of the purchased button in each standard, round size from 1” – 3.5”. Just open the file for the size you want to make and print. It’s just that easy!
Next, we’ll look at finding inspiration. Inspiration can be as simple as just scrolling through pictures to see what piques your interest or it can be finding a template that allows for you to drop in features in a predetermined base design. Editable designs from ABM are great for campaign season and give you all of the basics to get you started on your way to making the perfect button to get out the vote. Once you purchase the design, you receive a txt file that you can use in Build-a-Button to personalize and make your own. We even give you 3 days of complimentary access to Build-a-Button so you can make it happen!
We mentioned scrolling though images to find something you want to base a design on. When you are not really sure what you want to make but feel like you’ll “know it when you see it”, this is a great way to start a button. Build-a-Button includes a library stocked with hundreds of images just waiting for you to make them into a masterpiece. The image library in BAB is also a great tool when you have an image you maybe like, but don’t necessarily love and you think you can do better. Turn your caterpillar into a monarch with a quick search in the library!
Lastly, let’s talk about accents. Accents are small, simple elements that take your button from great to button-tastic. They can be as simple as a swirl or as much as a border. But where do you find that perfect accent to launch your button to awesomeness? Build-a-Button of course! There are pre-designed borders in a multitude of colors that can be added to your button with a simple click. You will be amazed at just how much difference a great border will make to the finished look of your design. If you’re looking for swirls and the like, you can find those back in the image library. Just search and you will find!
ABM not only provides top quality equipment and supplies provided with the best customer service experience around, we have what you need to turn those supplies into the best buttons in the button universe! From start to finish, you can count on the ABM Customer Solutions Team!
Come and discover more great ideas, tips and tricks in The Pinback Button Making Community. There you’ll find exclusive contest, discounts and advice from some of the best in the business and who knows, you might even make a new friend, or 3,000! See you there but until then, happy button making!
- by Brighid Brown, Director of Blogging and All Things Cool at ABM
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