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Button Making Questions, Ask ABM - Do I Need Special Paper to Make Buttons?

Button Making Questions, Ask ABM - Do I Need Special Paper to Make Buttons?

Do I need special paper to make buttons?  This is one of the first questions most new button makers ask and the answer is quite simply no.  ABM recommends using standard 24 pound copier paper with most all of our button makers.  If you have a photo button maker, you can use photo paper up to 58 pounds.  For the best results, be sure you use a paper with a brightness level of 100.  For a super crisp, clean print you might want to try Epson Matte Presentation Paper.  It's what Team ABM uses when we make samples to share...

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...

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