1″ & 1.25″ Button Prices
Download 1″ button templates
Download 1.25″ button templates
Prices do not include shipping. Local pickup available. A 25% deposit may be required on orders of 1000+. Turnaround is usually a week or less. Cash (preferred), Cheque (payable to Chris Bentzen), and Credit Card (at pickup only).
Need fewer than 50 buttons? Come in to Hot Art Wet City during business hours and press them yourself. $1/ea, instruction included.
Keep the main part of the design within the image area of the inner circle (0.925in for one-inch buttons, 1.25in for 1.25 inch buttons) but have colour/image extend to the bleed limit of outer circle (this part wraps to the back).
The area between the 2 main guides marked as “button edge” is a small but viewable area. I recommended not having too much detail here. Although, it’s a good spot to put your website or other info. In the Illustrator file, you can type directly on the layer marked “Edge Text Here” with your Path Type Tool at 4 or 5pt in a simple, sans serif font (All-caps looks best). Just be sure it’s between the green and red dashed lines. Results on the button edge will vary and I can’t guarantee perfect accuracy for the edge (but it will be pretty close). I will advise you prior to printing whether or not adjustments need to be made. Any questions, ask.
Digital files using the template should be emailed to email@example.com as an Illustrator (.ai) or Photoshop (.psd) file (Adobe CS 5.5 or earlier). You can also send PDF, EPS, or TIF file. Simplest thing to do is place your artwork and save the file in the same format as the template.
If I’m setting up the file for you, a JPG is fine but not recommended (PSD or TIF is better).
Send files as greyscale or CMYK. If you’re using Pantone colours, convert to CMYK equivalent. Unfortunately, I do not offer colour matching at this time. If you send RGB files, there will be a colour shift when printed.
Although the laser printer is high quality, subtle colour differences and gradients may not translate into such a small scale (especially for one inch buttons). Keep your design relatively simple and clean for best results.
Mac & PC files are ok.
Be sure to flatten fonts in Photoshop or change fonts to outlines in Illustrator before sending. Also, if you flatten your Photoshop file, hide the dashed-line guides and instructions first (otherwise they’ll be there when I print the files).
While I prefer digital files, I can also accept actual, physical artwork for scanning. Do not exceed an 8 inch diameter (my scanner is small).
Can I have multiple designs in the same order? Yes, the minimum for each design is 50 buttons (e.g., if you order 500 buttons you can have 10 different designs).
Additional fees may apply for file setup but don’t worry, I’ll let you know before I start.
Don’t have artwork but want buttons? For custom button designs, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a quote.