Choosing your button size: What size buttons should I order?
Choosing your button size is step 1 and a very important part of the button making process.
As a quick reference guide I have laid out below the typical uses for buttons by size. The smallest 2 button sizes do not have the safety pin as is usual with buttons. The smallest button sizes use the old fashioned copper pins.
7/8" Round: These are the smallest buttons. Used for tiny fashion buttons. (Copper pin)
1" Round: Band or music buttons
1-1/4" Round: Designer or Art buttons - Most popular size at "One of a kind" events
1-1/2" Round: Also designer or art buttons but with a bigger canvas. A good medium size button.
1-3/4" Round is the middle. Good for small election buttons or designer buttons that get noticed.
2" is a rarer size: Has black plastic backs. Good for Rosettes and large medallions.
2-1/4" Round: The most popular size of button. Great for events, campaigns, elections, and smaller photo buttons.
2-1/2" Round: In the old days this was the standard sized pin-back but has grown less popular but still serves a purpose as a larger pin.
3" Round: The most popular size of large button. Great for photo buttons and every year millions of hockey and football team photo buttons are created across the US.
3-1/2" Round: This is the size for large mirrors and coasters.
6" Round: Gigantic buttons for super size me photo buttons and photo plaques.
Oval, oblong, rectangular and square buttons are also available. Call us!