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Are All Button Makers Sized the Same Way - Button Making Questions Answered, Ask ABM

Are All Button Makers Sized the Same Way - Button Making Questions Answered, Ask ABM

Are all button makers sized the same way?  If I have a 58 mm machine will your 2.25" button parts fit?  My button maker says it is 1.5" so why don't your parts fit my machine?  These are questions we get all too often and Ask ABM is here with the answers! ABM button makers and supplies all conform to what is known as US standard sizing.  That means that any of our parts will work in any US manufactured machine that adheres to US standard sizing, which is most all of them.  One exception to this is Badge-a-Minit but never fear -...

Button Making Questions Answered, Ask ABM - How Do Digital Downloads Work?

Button Making Questions Answered, Ask ABM - How Do Digital Downloads Work?

How does a digital download work?  Where are the cd's that should have come with my button making kit?  These are 2 of the great mysteries for new button maker owners but never fear, Team ABM is here to help! First, we'll cover the digital downloads that come with your shiny new button making kit.  As technology has advanced and society has become more and more about instant gratification and mobility, cd's have found their way into the history books for the most part.  To meet the needs of our modern day clientele, we changed the cd's to a digital...

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...

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