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How to Fix A Bubble In the Edge of My Mylar- Button Making Questions, Ask ABM

How to Fix A Bubble In the Edge of My Mylar- Button Making Questions, Ask ABM

How do I fix a bubble in the edge of my mylar?  Bubbles at the edge of your mylar can be an unfortunate side effect of using a laser printer to print your graphics.  Laser printers provide beautiful, crisp images but they can also cause mylar to slip when you crimp your button together, especially if you have a full bleed in your design.  Toner from laser printers contain wax and even if you have made 100 perfect buttons, the printer can decide to dump a little extra wax on that page and suddenly your buttons won't work.  You have the dreaded bubble...

USA vs. Imported Button Makers - Why Made In the USA Matters

USA vs. Imported Button Makers - Why Made In the USA Matters

When choosing your button maker does it really matter if it is made in the USA?  You bet it does and here's why!

What Is A Crimp Die Adapter? Button Making Questions, Ask ABM

What Is A Crimp Die Adapter? Button Making Questions, Ask ABM

What is a crimp die adapter?  If you have a 1" button maker from ABM, you most certainly got one with it and this may very well answer all of your questions about that flat, round, nickel sized mystery disk you found inside the box. So now you have a name for it, but what are you supposed to do with it?  The first thing to know about it is to remember you only want to use it when you are making plastic backed medallions.  That leads us to a quick side note, what do you do with medallions?  They...

Free Button Making Software for Pinback Buttons!

Free Button Making Software for Pinback Buttons!

American Button Machines is proud to announce we are now offering Free Button Making Software with the purchase of any pinback buttons from our website!                                       You will receive a month long free membership to our Build-A-Button 5.1 (or higher) button maker software with purchases of 1,000 button sets or more in the same size, on the same transaction. If you are working on a smaller project, don’t be discouraged. We will still give you a full week’s membership if you order 250...

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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