Making Money from Making Custom Buttons
Do you like to have such small home based business? There are a lot of people who are quite interested in starting their own business. There are many options that you will surely find and a small choice could be to craft such custom buttons for family, friends or for a business.
Making custom buttons is definitely easy. You probably have seen such small pinback buttons which you could find in the local toy shop or the gum-ball machine. When you have seen how easy it is to create the buttons for yourself, then you will be amazed at the many varieties of colorful buttons that you can make.
If you plan to make custom buttons, you need to have that button making machine, the button blanks as well as good paper stock for the buttons. You need some things to begin with. The first things that you will need are the blanks. The button blanks are those small metallic forms that may or may not have such pin backing. Know that there those buttons with no pin. This is done so that they can be attached to the clothing by simply using a magnet to be able to prevent poking a hole through those garments. Know that the button blanks are used to hold the image that is fixed through using the button making machine.
Moreover, you should get a button making machine. There are so many options which you could choose such as automatic and manual. For instance, such simple hand-operated button machine may help the user make a button in a couple of minutes and this would include the time to cut the image template and some semi-automated machines may greatly speed up the process and help the user make 200 to 300 buttons every hour.
Finally, you should have the right paper for the buttons. The commonly accepted paper is 24lb in weight. Apart from being really expensive, the heavier weight paper is actually prone to jamming in the smaller button machines. There is actually no benefit to that thicker, high quality paper when making buttons. A lighter weight paper could get translucent and might end up with some of the metallic backing getting nearly visible through the paper depending on the design that you have. This is not the result that you would like to have. The selection of paper would depend on the recommendation on the instructions of the button machine so you have to be sure that you would go through the instructions carefully. When you like to have this simple hobby, then you could actually buy a cheap equipment and make buttons for your friends.