Where can I find one button machine that makes different size buttons? That’s a questions we get asked almost on a daily basis; sometimes twice in one day. So why don’t we just make one? There are actually a few very good reasons. Allow me to share with you some quality insider information. Continue reading →
We find ourselves with an unusual situation today in that we have come into possession of a slightly used 2.25” button machine. As you know, our button machines are beyond sturdy. We even replaced some parts to make sure it is in tip-top shape.
We’ve been throwing around ideas of what to do with said machine and decided to have a contest to GIVE IT AWAY – FOR FREE!
All you have to do is like us on Facebook. If we reach 1500 Facebook likes within the next 60 days, we’ll pick a name at random from our “likers”, and that person wins. It’s that easy. If you already like us on Facebook, and want even more chances to win, then you can also like us on Google + and/or post a Google comment or review and we’ll put your name in twice or even three times. (Once more for the like and another for the review.)
So, talk about us on Facebook and Google. Share our information with your friends so they can like us too and we reach that all important 1500. We want someone to win and there’s no reason that someone can’t be YOU!
Until next time, Happy Button Making!
By Brighid Brown, Director of Blogging and All Things Cool at ABM
And as you will see below, when set to a funky background beat, a montage of fabric buttons can be and is exciting!
Fabric buttons have been one of the most prominent topics that we have covered here at The Button Blog. Rather than try to re-invent the wheel or regurgitate old information, we will provide you with the links to our fabric button tutorial series, plus some other useful resources to help you in your fabric button endeavors.
There is no better form of marketing for a restaurant than word of mouth. If a friend of mine tells me about a great experience at a restaurant, I am infinitely more inclined to try out that restaurant than I would be simply by seeing a commercial. When it comes to this type of restaurant marketing, the proof really is “in the pudding” as the old saying goes.
But if you are a restaurant owner, and you think that marketing and promoting ends once a customer – new or old – walks through the door, you are a making a big mistake that is costing you money. Suggestive selling and up-selling are two of the most effective tools that restaurant owners have in their tool belts.
And few devices are better at achieving all of these objectives (and more!) than buttons.
Over the last two days here at The Button Blog, we have discussed some of the differences between button makers made in America and those made in China. If you want to get caught up before this post, here are the links to the other two posts:
Today, we are going to take the next step and discuss the specific usability and design factors that make Chinese 3-in-1 button machines far less effective than single-size American-made button makers which, we reiterate, can be purchased in all-in-one button maker kits that are less expensive than the single multi-purpose Chinese-made machine.
So, where do we start with the usability comparison? Simply put, there is no comparison.
Welcome back for post #2 in our weeklong series discussing American-made button maker kits and Chinese-made button maker kits. Yesterday we provided an overview and debunked a few myths about Chinese 3-in-1 button machines. Today we are going to do a button maker price comparison, contrasting the costs of Chinese-made button makers to the costs of our American-made button makers.
First, let’s take a look at the hard costs as we dig into this button maker price comparison.
Over at our American Button Machines website, we recently posted a couple of new pages that offer a detailed comparison between American-made button making kits and Chinese-made button maker kits. While we are sure that some of you have noticed the links to the new pages on the ABM homepage and checked them out, we are quite certain that most of you do not spend your days hitting “Refresh” on our homepage awaiting new links.
Thus, we are going to post the content of those pages here, in a four-part series that breaks the content on the website up into four smaller chunks.
In the first part of the series that we are posting today, we are going to provide an overview and take a quick look at a few common myths about 3-in-1 button makers that are manufactured in China.
In our last Button University post, about cutters, I promised you we’d talk about paper button makers, and I am here to deliver on that promise. Friday is half over now, and weekend plans are underway. If it’s as rainy in your city as it is in mine, then it may very well be the perfect time to start creating those buttons! In order to do that, let’s talk about button paper.
A common mistake when buying button paper for use in a button making project is spending too much money and making it too complicated. We’re going to simplify the process for you today.
Unlike the paper cutters of other manufacturers, our cutters have been designed to make your paper-buying experience less expensive and hopefully a bit more fun!
Here are some simple tips on how to choose the right kind of button paper:
Welcome to the third edition of our continuing daily Button University series. In previous posts, we tackled issues related to button making instructions and button sizes, and today we look at button machine designs; and specifically, how ABM products incorporate the best button machine design standards in the ever burgeoning button maker market.
Let’s make one thing clear right off the bat: we believe that our button makers incorporate the finest materials and technology to consistently produce quality buttons time and time again. In no way is this meant to disparage our competition. Rather, it is a simple proclamation to our customers that you can completely trust that the products you receive from American Button Machines will be the best. Period.
Why are we so confident that our products employ the best button machine design standards? Let’s count out a few of the reasons:
We regularly receive emails from our customers telling us how much they love their button machines and other button making supplies. These emails often regale us with exciting stories and pictures of the buttons and other unique craft items they have used their button machine to make.
Our Customer Spotlight, as regular readers know, was created to allow us to reciprocate a little bit of this button love and turn the spotlight back on our wonderful customers that we love and appreciate so much.
Today’s Customer Spotlight is ellaprint.com, a website that allows you to create photo art, clothing, gifts, and decor that you design. Sounds pretty cool huh?