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Use 4,571 for Buttons: Encapsulating Someone's Life Story

On NPR.org, they have chosen to use political campaign buttons of recently deceased U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy to encapsulate his life. This is just one of thousands of ways that you to can use buttons in your own life.

ABM Launches Social Networking Site For Button Makers

American Button Machines is proud to announce the official launch of the web's most immediately responsive button making tips and advice resource: The Button Blog Discussion Forum. We launched The Button Blog a few months back as another vehicle, in addition to our main website, for providing tips, ideas, and information to customers and button enthusiasts everywhere. We are now taking the next step by creating an interactive site where users can ask questions, quickly find relevant information, and engage in lively discussion about buttons and button making. The Button Blog Discussion Forum allows for discussion that has Twitter-like efficiency,...

So Many Names, So Many Uses, So Many Possibilities!

One question that we get asked a lot by potential customers and people who are just curious about button making is: "What is the difference between a button machine, a button maker, and a button press?" Well, I am afraid that the answer is quite complicated. In fact, it is so complicated that it will require all of one word, two syllables, and seven letters to explain: NOTHING! That's right. When someone talks about a button maker (unless they are referring to a person) and button machines or a button press, they are essentially talking about the same thing: a loadable,...

Photo Circle Cutter Comparison: Photo Punch and Graphic Punch

Among the many, many questions that we receive on a daily basis are: How awesome is it being immersed in the wonderful world of buttons on a daily basis? (Answer: awesome!) Can you make fabric-covered buttons with your button machines? (Answer: yes!) What is the meaning of life? (Answer: we don't know, but when we find out we will make custom pinback buttons and send one to all of our past, present, and future customers!)   Those, of course, are just three of the myriad questions we get asked. Another of the common queries revolves around two different types of...

Summer Uses for Buttons!

Now that we are smack-dab in the middle of the summer, this seems like as good a time as any to discuss a few summertime uses for buttons…and even a Fall back-to-school use or two. So what are some ways that button making especially useful during the summer? Summer Camp Do you help run a summer camp or know someone who does?  Do your kids attend summer camp?  If so, think about how useful a button machine and some pinback button supplies could be.  Whether for use as nametags for camp counselors, or as nametags for kids so the counselors...

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