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The Mystical, Magical Eraser Tool

The Mystical, Magical Eraser Tool

So, you’ve FINALLY found that perfect puppy image that is going to launch your button from blah to AMAZING!  The only problem?  There’s a roll of toilet paper soiling the whole vibe. Fear not!  Our Build-A-Button design software has a feature called “Eraser” that can extract any portion of an image from the whole.  In this case, I would like to extract the puppy from the image leaving the toilet paper roll and the background behind. Let’s take a look and see how this is done. Load ‘er up! First, I’m going to upload the image into Build-A-Button by clicking...

ABM Crowns Our First Button Maker of the Month for 2017!

ABM Crowns Our First Button Maker of the Month for 2017!

Here at ABM we know we are the luckiest group in the universe to have the most creative and amazing customers known to humanity and our first Button Maker of the Month for 2017 is a shining example of that awesomeness!  Robby Fischer of Dogtown Studio exudes creativity and it only takes a quick glimpse to see that originality flows easily from his imagination.  Within mere seconds of the start of his video submission we knew there was no doubt – we had a winner!        Based in Grand Rapids, MI, Robby is the owner of Dogtown Studio...

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 any pinback buttons from our website!                                           You will receive a month long free membership to our Build-A-Button 5.0 button maker software with purchases of 1,000 button sets or more. 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 or 500 pinned back button sets.        ...

Cheap button shipping to Canada, eh?

Cheap button shipping to Canada, eh?

Looking for cheap button shipping to Canada? ABM can help with that. ABM's Button Machines, made of industrial grade steel, and bulk button parts are heavy. So, especially when shipping internationally, we always look for the most cost effective method for our customers. For some that will be with UPS; other times USPS makes more economic sense. Flat rate boxes from the postal service are great! And we use them a lot. But, sadly, not every order qualifies for flat rate mailing.  Flat rate boxes come with weight restrictions and they're not very big. And even if an order fits...

Memorial Day Buttons

Patriotic Memorial Day Buttons Memorial Day is fast approaching. I don’t know about you, but for me, Memorial Day signifies that summer has begun. Yes, I know technically speaking summer officially begins in June. But with Memorial Day come parades, festivals, cookouts and family reunions. And don’t those events practically shout “SUMMER IS HERE!!”? And don't those events beg for Memorial Day Buttons? [caption id="attachment_340957" align="alignright" width="300"] Busy Beaver Buttons Photo Bottle Opener[/caption] [caption id="attachment_340961" align="alignleft" width="300"] Patriotic Nametags from Oriental Trading[/caption] Who doesn’t love a cookout? And what does every cookout need? Bottle openers and coasters, of course. There...

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