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How Can I Take Pictures of My Buttons For My Online Store? Button Making Questions Answered, Ask ABM

How Can I Take Pictures of My Buttons For My Online Store?  Button Making Questions Answered, Ask ABM

How can I take good pictures of my buttons for my online store?  It can certainly be a bit of a challenge, thanks mainly to reflections.  Just as you find the perfect angle to get rid of the reflection, you realize it makes the button look misshapen.  Then, just when you think you have it perfected, you open up the photo to find your colors just don't really pop like they should.  Maybe you need the flash?  Well then you're right back to that reflection issue and the cycle continues.  There is a much simpler option.  You can quickly and easily achieve...

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 - I Have a New Button Maker, Now What?

Button Making Questions Answered, Ask ABM - I Have a New Button Maker, Now What?

Here we are at the beginning of a brand new year full of possibilities and hopefully through the Holidays you found yourself one of the lucky, proud new owners of a shiny, fresh out of the box button maker from ABM!  If you are one of the fortunate ones, congratulations and welcome to the family! As you begin your button making adventure, you will have many questions and be full of curiosity.  We want you to know that Team ABM is here to help you be the button making ninja you were meant to be!  Not only will you find...

Button Making Questions Answered, Ask ABM - What Is An Ejector Rod and How Is It Used?

Button Making Questions Answered, Ask ABM - What Is An Ejector Rod and How Is It Used?

What is an ejector rod, how does it work and do I really need one?  These are super popular questions for new button makers and ABM is here with the answers! First things first, what is an ejector rod?  It's a super cool, amazingly handy little aluminum cylinder that fits over the bar in your graphic punch cutter to help you lift the cut graphic out of the punch.  If you order any of the smaller sizes of 1" - 1.75" from ABM, they come already equipped with this modern marvel and are available as an accessory for the 2.25" Graphic Punch and...

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