Button Makers | Makerspace

Buttons are an extremely popular way to market a brand, promote a cause, or just show off your favorite characters. Download images from the internet or design your own to have professional looking results in seconds. Don’t stop at buttons though, key chains and magnets can also be produced using the 1-inch and 1.5-inch machine.


  • American Button Machines button makers (1 inch, 1.5 inch, 2.25, and 3 inch size machines).

What You'll Need

Bring your own design – digital images should be scaled to 1.3 (for 1-inch buttons), 1.6 (for 1.5-inch buttons), 2.4 inches (for 2.25-inch buttons), or 3.4 inches (for 3-inch buttons) in diameter. You can also print from our PCs ($0.25 per page for color, $0.15 per page for black-and-white). You also can bring a hard copy of your image on standard paper. Photo paper, magazine/newspaper pages, and thinner cardstock may be acceptable but is not always ideal. Fabric, thicker cardstock, and plastic do not work properly. Adding textured embellishments (glitter, glue, etc.) is not permitted as it can damage the button maker. Below are templates and instructions for each button size.

*Call ahead before visiting to confirm which button maker is available at your library location.


Use of the button makers is free! Button machine accessories must be purchased in the MakerSpace.

  • Button: $0.10 per button
  • Magnet: $0.15 per magnet
  • Keychain: $0.40 per keychain (only available in 1.5-inch size)


Button makers are available at all MakerSpaces and select branch libraries. Contact your library location to check if a reservation is required for the button maker.

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