CUSTOM BUTTON SETUP HELP

Buttons are pretty simple to set up. For best results, please avoid circle button designs (let the actual badge create the circle), and send your design in on our templates. You can grab templates and get button setup tricks on this page.

Still stumped? Feel free to contact us for more help.

DOWNLOAD BUTTON TEMPLATES

1-inch button template | 1.5-inch button template | 2.25-inch button template | 3-inch button template

BUTTON SIZE COMPARISON

  • One-inch buttons are about the size of a quarter
  • One-and-a-half-inch buttons are about the size of a fifty-cent piece
  • Two-and-a-quarter-inch buttons are about the size of a lightbulb
  • Three-inch buttons are about the size of the mouth of a coffee cup

ACCEPTED FILE FORMATS

The best way to send us your file is to set it up using our templates and save it as a .tif file. We can also accept .gif, .eps, .ai and .jpg files, but you’ll really get best results with a .tif.


BLEED + IMAGE AREA

Buttons have a small image area and a fairly large bleed. This means that if you want your button image to go all the way to the edge of the paper, you need a lot of extra image that will mostly be wrapped around the edge of the button. Please take a look at these examples before you create your button.

IF YOU WANT YOUR BUTTON TO LOOK LIKE THIS:

note that the photo goes all the way to the edge of the button, and the band’s name is right in the center.

note that the photo goes all the way to the edge of the button, and the band’s name is right in the center.

The file you send us should look like this:

note that there is a lot of extra image that you don’t see on the final product.This part will wrap around the sides of the button, and if you don’t include the extra fat around your image, you’ll end up with buttons that may look funny when they’re done.

note that there is a lot of extra image that you don’t see on the final product.This part will wrap around the sides of the button, and if you don’t include the extra fat around your image, you’ll end up with buttons that may look funny when they’re done.


The inner circle in a design like this might look a little crooked. It's best to avoid circles in your button design.  

The inner circle in a design like this might look a little crooked. It's best to avoid circles in your button design.

 

Circle designs: We get a lot of designs in that are rounded to the edges of the button. That’s okay, but it makes things really hard on us. We’re so into the quality of our final product that we throw tons of buttons away just because they’re a little bit off-center. A round border around your image, or text that’s supposed to wrap right around the edge of the button make us work twice as hard. Before you design a button that’ll be really hard to register, and will maybe look offcenter if you view it from the wrong angle, decide if you really need the extra roundness. Buttons are already round, and they do the job for you in a lot of cases.