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Old 02-17-2011, 03:23
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Default Re: 1" Button Maker-worth having one if you do not make bows?

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I want one of those... but what kind of paper does it take someone said you cant use photos
oh I'd love to know what kind of paper you can use with them as well.. I was planning on getting one soon! I thought you could just use photo paper (like the kind you print from home) If any one could let me know that would be awesome!! TIA!
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:14
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you can use regular paper. I recieved some of these from a member here and they are done on printer paper, nothing fancy. I do know you have to resize your images, regular bottlecap images dont fit.
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:26
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you can use regular paper. I recieved some of these from a member here and they are done on printer paper, nothing fancy. I do know you have to resize your images, regular bottlecap images dont fit.
what if you bought the next size up? Would reg. bottlecap images work better for that?
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:59
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Thank you for your input everyone. I think I am going to go for it. Like some of you said, I can always sell it if I end up not using it.

Oh, and I asked the american button machine company and they said you cannot use photo paper with it. They do have photo paper button machines though.
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:53
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Default Re: 1" Button Maker-worth having one if you do not make bows?

Yeah, I think you have to get the 3" or 3 1/2" button maker or bigger to use photo paper.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:02
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You use regular printer paper, or thin scrapbook paper. You can print photos out on that, and it will look just fine. As long as the paper isn't too thick (no cardstock, for example) it should work fine. Because of the plastic coating, the image will look all nice and shiny, even if it's printed out on printer paper.

No, bottle cap images won't work. They images need to be about 1.25 inches in diameter to bend around the sides of the button.

There are definitely sellers on Etsy who sell images for 1 inch buttons. And even if they don't have them specifically for those images, I would be that most of them could resize them for you so the'yd be the right size. (They'd probably charge a couple of bucks extra for that.)The American Button Machines website has templates with the size for the whole circle and the front of the image.

I love the machine at school, and I have been known to borrow it for the evening for my own crafting purposes. ;-P
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:32
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Default Re: 1" Button Maker-worth having one if you do not make bows?

American Button Machines make a 1 1/4 button maker. I wonder if that would use the 1" images so you wouldn't have to resize them. Anyone know?
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American Button Machines make a 1 1/4 button maker. I wonder if that would use the 1" images so you wouldn't have to resize them. Anyone know?
The issue is that if you want the buttons to look good, the image needs to wrap all the way around sides of the button and under the plate in the back. So while a 1-inch bottlecap image would certainly fit in the center face of a 1 inch button, it doesn't have a border around it, so the sides of the button will be white. And, if you don't get it EXACTLY lined up, there will be white showing on the face of the button.

It's much easier to have a properly sized image that is big enough to wrap all the way around.

Does that make sense?

The 1.25 inch button is actually 1.25 inches across, so the bottlecap woudln't be big enough.
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Okay, so how do you resize it? What do you ask for when you are buying images?
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:12
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I finally decided to buy it, and it is now broken Dumb so called handy man in their development dropped it. I guess the lady asked him to get it out of the attic, and he dropped it when he went to carry it down the ladder. I never even thought about getting one until this one was offered at such a good price. I started looking into what I could do with it and decided I want it. Now the good deal is no more but I still want one, grrrr....lol.
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