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1" Standard Button Maker Machines and Start Up Kits
Option 1: The Button FUN KIT
The Button Fun Kit contains just the bare essential items you'll need to start experimenting with button making and is most suited to people who are only planning to make buttons for themselves, for fun, or at small gatherings.
Tecre Model #100 hand press for making teeny tiny buttons and magnets.
Everything you need to make 500 x 1" mini pins (shells, collets, mylar, and lock pins). You can order more 1" Button Supplies when you run out.
Manufacturer's Warranty & Instructions
NOTE: there is no circle cutter with this kit, so grab a good pair of scissors and a basket of patience to get through the tedious process of cutting artwork out by hand :) Have no time or patience? You can use our printing and cutting services or, if you're going to make more than a couple hundred buttons per year, you might want The BUTTON BASICS kit.
Option 2: The Button BASICS KIT
Get your button show on the road! The Button Basics Kit is best for people who plan to make buttons for other people, as well as themselves (such as friends, clients, and/or community groups and events). Complete with the 1" graphic punch to quickly and accurately cut out your artwork in the perfect circle size and shape, you will save a lot of time with this kit, while increasing your button making output and joy.
Everything from The BUTTON FUN Kit
Tecre Model #1313 Graphic Punch (blade-less punch style circle cutter)
Option 3: The Button BUSINESS KIT
Put your best button forward with the Button Business Kit! Ideal for people who are serious about making buttons AND money.
Everything from The BUTTON BASICS Kit
An extra set of 500 button parts (for a total of 1000)
Button Maker Tune Up
Option 4: JUST the Hand Press
No kit, just the Tecre Model #100 hand press.
Option 5: JUST the Graphic Punch
No kit, just Tecre Model #1313 Graphic Punch.
Option 6: JUST the Crimp Die Adapter
Crimp die adapters are required for making medallion buttons. Simply place the adapter in the crimp (bottom) die before inserting the black plastic medallion back and take it out before inserting collets when you want to continue making regular lock pin buttons. Used with model # 100 1" button makers only.
1" buttons are a very popular for band buttons and other music related events, festivals, and organizations. They are a great marketing tool for emerging artists and are especially loved by (but not limited to!) kids, teens, and young adults.
The compact size makes them fashionable (not too bulky) and easy to sell in collections.
Simple designs with no more than 1-3 words fit best on this size. If you need more design space on a small button, you may want to consider buying a 1.25" machine instead.
The Tecre #100 button maker is all metal construction (no plastic parts), makes a variety of different MINI products (pin back buttons, ceramic and peel n stick magnets, medallions, tie tacks/lapel pins, earrings, zipper pulls and a variety of keychains) and includes a 1yr warranty from the manufacturer.
Size: 10" x 3" x 6". Weight: approximately 6.5 lbs