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Specifications for Custom Button Designs

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Pantone® Color

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Send your artwork to in JPG, TIF, PDF or EPS format. For best color matching and quality, use CMYK color mode and at least 300 dpi resolution. Artwork can also be sent in a ZIP file.

* Be sure to save EPS files to Adobe CS5 or EPS v10 version format. All text as Outlines.

* ONE Design per artwork file submitted - individual files for each artwork design (do not send one file w/ multiple designs).

DO NOT include any circles, guides, tags, or notations with your artwork -- Just include what you want printed (nothing else). Any specifications, notations, etc should be included in the body of the e-mail message -- not in the artwork file.

Max. Print Area
(Full Bleed / Circle)
Front Visible Area
1.25" 1.60" 1.187"
1.50" 1.70" 1.375"
2.25" 2.50" 2.125"
3.0" 3.25" 2.875"

Full Bleed means the image fully wraps the back of the button;
only the Front Visible Area is viewable.

All buttons include the following (tiny) text on the backside button rim
Made in   U.S.A.   (PRODUCT#)

Button Artwork Setup


Buttons are printed using professional qualiity CMYK Inkjet printers operating at 720 to 1440 dpi using advanced RIP print technology.
Long lasting pigment inks and fine heavy-weight, pure white paper ensure the best possible print quality.

Color matching is ensured by regular monitor and printer profiling using Pantone® spectrophotometers, Pantone® Color Books and Pantone® Color Book software.

On-hand Pantone® Color Books include Plus Series:
Solids Coated/Uncoated, Color Bridge Coated/Uncoated,
CMYK Coated/Uncoated, Goe Coated, GoeBridge Coated

for best matching we recommend using: Color Bridge CMYK PC (coated)

Color Chart CMYK-PC Click to View the Color Chart for: Pantone® Color Bridge CMYK PC Color Chart CMYK-PC


Minimum Reproducible Print Stroke Size (line thickness) relates to the ability of the print system to accurately reproduce line thickness. This matter is of particular importance when printing thin light colored information within a darker colored background - like small White text or thin White lines on a Black background. It is not normally a concern when printing dark information on a lighter background. Keep in mind that there is always some difference (however small) between what is created and viewed on a computer screen versus what can actually be reproduced by a printer. Different printers will reproduce differently depending on their print process. Our professional printers use a print process that is a wet ink layering method, where wet inks are applied to white paper. The color White is assumed to be the paper color and therefore not printed. When printing a white (or light colored) line within a darker colored background, the darker background (which has more ink) will have a tendency to bleed (spread) inward within the light colored space, making the thickness (stroke size) of the white (or light colored) line appear thinner than specified in the digital design. Therefore, when designing light colors within a dark surrounding you should assume a stroke reduction of about 0.25pt, due to the inward bleed of the surrounding darker color, and an absolute minimum reproducible stroke size of about 0.25pt. So, as an example, to print a 0.25pt light colored stroke (which is the smallest reproducible stroke size) within a darker background, you should specify a 0.5pt stroke size in your digital design; to print a 0.5pt printed stroke, specify a 0.75pt stroke and so on. A 0.25pt design stroke will not print accurately. This issue also applies to small, thin lined light colored text within a darker background. In this case the text should generally be bolded and the text point size not made so small as to violate the above stated minimum stroke size. In all cases, it is important to supply high resolution graphics artwork (300 dpi JPG or true vector EPS, PDF).

Buttons Construction is of light metal and finished with clear plastic mylar to protect the printed information. The mylar gives the button a shiny (gloss) finish.

Artwork-to-Button Placement Tolerance of the production assembly process is approximately (+/-) 1/32" (0.03") - one of the best in the industry. So artwork placement on the physical button is very accurate, but care must still be taken when applying the above measurements to your design, to allow for the (+/-) tolerance swing. Specifically, artwork that is placed on or too close to the Front Visible Area boundary may show noticable shifts button-to-button. This shift is most noticable for designs where circular information follows the circular curve of the physical button. Instead, use these measurements simply as absolute boundary guides.

Create your button artwork using any design software that can save to a JPG, TIF, PDF or EPS file format (use CMYK color format for best color accuracy) - OR - we can help design the artwork for you - FREE! Another option is to use one of our Pre-Printed Buttons as a base design. Just tell us the Pre-Printed Button you want to follow along with any design changes, and we'll take care of the rest.

(additional proofs are just $10 each)

Each button size order includes ONE print design. Additional print designs can be purchased for an added fee. This fee covers the added cost of proofing and setup. So for example, if you need (100) 3.0" Buttons with 5 designs - 20 buttons each design - the total cost is the price of (100) 3.0" buttons + 4 additional designs @ an added fee (see the Add More Print Designs link under the Custom Buttons menu). Each print design receives a digital proof that must be approved by the purchaser prior to moving to production.

When describing what you want printed on your button (and when you do not have artwork), you must be very specific. We need the following details described:


-- Button Size - available sizes: 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 2-1/4" or 3.0"

-- Background Color

-- Foreground Color -- the color of text or other elements

-- Text Style - Font Name(s) / styles - Times Roman, Script, Block)

-- Alignment -- Centered, Left, Right, Vertical, Horizontal, Curved

All buttons include the following (tiny) text on the backside button rim
Made in   U.S.A.   (PRODUCT#)



Send Artwork / Design First
Send your artwork FIRST so that we are sure your design can be reproduced as needed. When we receive your design, we will reply with a digital proof and further instructions to complete your order.

Submit your artwork: Send an e-mail stating the button size you want to along with your artwork or logo attached and any important information about how you want your button to look. Be sure to review the Custom Button Design Specs for your button size. Send a detailed description stating any text to be added. Be sure to specify colors, styles, and alignments, where applicable. We will convert your artwork and interpret your design and send you a digital proof by e-mail for approval, prior to starting.

(additional proofs are just $10 each)

All Custom Button orders/designs receive a digital proof by e-mail, requiring approval prior to proceeding.

Order Process: After you submit your artwork, you will receive an e-mail with your digital proof and steps to complete your purchase. The steps are summarized here:

  1. Click the Totally Custom Buttons item on the Custom Buttons menu.

  2. If your order requires more than ONE design per button size ordered, be sure to select Add More Print Designs as needed. Select the size and number of added designs. This added fee is for the addition proofs you will receive and setup handling.

  3. Complete your order using our secure shopping cart. The selected shipping method must correspond to your delivery MUST-HAVE date. If you do not select the appropriate shipping method, your order will be cancelled.


So go ahead, order with confidence!


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