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Button Makers | Makerspace

Note: Due to COVID-19 precautions, our button makers at Main MakerSpace are available on a reservation-only basis.

Buttons are an extremely popular way to market a brand, promote a cause, or just show off your favorite characters. Download images from the internet or design your own to have professional looking results in seconds. Don’t stop at buttons though, key chains and magnets can also be produced using the 1.5-inch machine.

Features

  • American Button Machines button makers (1.5 inch size machines and 2.25 inch size machines)

What You'll Need

Use of the button makers is free. Bring your own design – digital images should be scaled to 1.6 (for 1.5-inch buttons) or 2.4 inches (for 2.25-inch buttons) in diameter. You can also print from our PCs ($0.25 per page for color, $0.15 per page for black-and-white). You also can bring a hard copy of your image on standard paper. Photo paper, magazine/newspaper pages, and thinner cardstock may be acceptable but is not always ideal. Fabric, thicker cardstock, and plastic do not work properly. Adding textured embellishments (glitter, glue, etc.) is not permitted as it can damage the button maker. Below are templates and instructions for each button size.

Cost

Button machine accessories must be purchased in the MakerSpace.

  • Button: $0.10 per button
  • Magnet: $0.15 per magnet
  • Keychain: $0.40 per keychain (only available in 1.5-inch size)

Station Reservations

Due to COVID-19 precautions, our button makers at Main MakerSpace are available on a reservation-only basis.

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