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|Manufacturer Part Number||1007|
Badge-A-Minit 2 1/4" Starter Kit Button Machine with Pin-Back Button Parts and Designs
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My BAM came in the mail promptly. Shipping was fast.
The first thing you’ll notice when it comes in the mail is the neat Badge-a-Minit box it comes in. It’s just the right size and comes with a handle. It’s somewhat easy to open, just be prepared with a blade or your keys to cut the tape.
Upon opening the box, you are greeting with the neatly packaged press and the accompanying supplies. I was pleased to see that compared with the older packaging, this current packaging does not make use of styrofoam. Despite that, everything arrived safely and intact thanks to the smart arrangement of the contents.
Inside the box I ordered was:
-10 pin backings
-10 metal backings
-10 different ready-made designs
-assembly rings in blue, yellow, red, purple, green
-10 mylar covers cut to circles, separated by some material, presumably to protect from scratches and dust
-a $10 off coupon your next order of $50
-the hand press
The pin parts are metal. The ready-made designs are perforated in order to create perfect round circles. The assembly rings and hand press are hard plastic.
The press is covered under a lifetime guarantee and there is a “trade-up” program if you ever need to make more buttons on a bigger scale.
The instructions look very long, but are easy to grasp, and culminate in a very quick process in the end. If you are having trouble, please look up videos of people using the assembly rings.
Using the hand press is easy in and of itself. It is a difficult to tell when to let off or when your button is done. I just try to bring the black handle all the way down, or as close to the orange base as I can. My first button was perfect.
After my first button, I brought the kit over to my friend’s house so three of us could make buttons. My friend tried to make a button and the mylar and paper didn’t wrap all the way around. I’m not exactly sure what happened here since I didn’t keep a close eye on the process, just told him what to do.
I made my second and third buttons there and they came out similar to my first.
My significant other had no problem making her first button. She picked up on everything very quickly.
So far I love this product and am absolutely thrilled with my button so far. I’ll be giving the press a workout soon, so I’ll probably update this review in the future.
I love my button maker!
Oh right the ONE button that attached to the back, the paper and plastic didn't attach. UGH.
I am very good with things like this and have made numerous buttons in the past with other devices. This button maker is the worst I've seen. Each and every button that comes from this gadget is flawed- the plastic cover does not get trapped under the back pin plate, leaving the picture exposed on one or more edges.
Also, the process of switching from the differently colored plastic pieces is cumbersome and tiring. You have to push down with the palm of your hand for most of the process, picking the pieces up, turning them over, and removing and adding different pieces as you go. Then at the end, you put this assembled assortment of plastic pieces into the vice and squeeze.
It doesn't matter what I do or how well I align everything, it just doesn't work. Every single button is messed up.
I have included a picture so you can see what happens every single time. Look at the edge, where the plastic is sticking out.
Also, I've included the instructions so you can see all the steps it takes to make a single button. If you have lots of time, love trying to fix flaws, and want to enjoy the process itself, then this gadget might be fun for you. But if you need to make a more than just a handful of buttons, this process will most likely be too tedious and tiring.