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:
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, die-driven device that allows for quick, easy, and efficient production of a wide range of different types of buttons like pinbacks, fabric buttons, and photo buttons.
But the fact that this one product can be referred to by so many different names is actually fitting, because this multi-name product has so many different uses that it justifies having multiple names!
Pinback buttons, fabric buttons, campaign buttons, magnet sets, monogrammed badge reels, keychain buttons, mirror back buttons, photo buttons…I could go on and on. But you get the picture.
The moral of the story: no matter what you choose to call it – button press, button machine, or button maker – getting one opens up a world of button making possibilities for a host of fundraising, promotion, arts & craft, or just plain fun projects.
So get yourself a button press…or a button maker…or a button machine today and help beautify the world, one button at a time.
Brighid Brown – Director of Blogging and All Things Cool at ABM