The first “buttons” noted in history were different from what they are known to be today. Although the manufacturing process has changed, they were produced for a similar purpose. The first known button was used as a form of communication, created to promote activism in the late 1700s. Although this historical button-type piece did not include a pin-back, it was the first known accessory worn to express an opinion. [Read more…] about The History of Buttons
Hot off the presses! 1.5″ Round custom Mario Bros. fan art buttons with a metallic finish. Metallic buttons are a fun alternative to traditional buttons. When designed correctly, they can really make an image POP! Unlike or standard buttons, which are digitally printed on high quality super bright paper, metallic or acetate buttons, are printed on a clear film. When the film is placed on the button shell anything that is white will appear the silver of the shell. [Read more…] about What’s Pressing: Super Mario Brothers, Fan Art Buttons!
How to Make a Button
It seems that everyone loves buttons. People collect and trade them, but have you ever wondered how to make one? At Just Buttons, we’ve been making buttons for a long time, and we have a few tips for those of you out there who want to learn how to make your own buttons. You can either invest in machines and supplies or you can order buttons from a button maker like Just Buttons. [Read more…] about How to Make a Button
PMS to CMYK What You Need to Know to Avoid Costly Color Shifts
At Just Buttons we understand that your buttons are an extension of your brand, and the color of your logo needs to be correct. Often times we are asked to match Pantone colors, which we currently do for no additional fee. An issue we run into is, that most people, outside of the graphic design and printing industries, have little to no working knowledge of how the Pantone Color Matching System (PMS) and digital printing works. They assume, that the vibrant spot color they picked out of a book can be reproduced digitally. Sadly, this is not the case. [Read more…] about PMS to CMYK: Color Shifts