We are located in North Portland near N Interstate and N Killingsworth.
Our new address is only for order pick-ups.
Placing a custom order has two parts:
Placing the order online.
Submitting properly formatted artwork.
Please read the product description of the custom item very carefully for more information.
Anything within reason, really. We won’t press anything we consider blatantly racist, sexist or otherwise offensive material. If you submit artwork, we assume you have or obtained permission to use it.
No, you do not have to submit artwork at the time of your order . It is nice to have the artwork with the order but there is an advantage to placing your order online first as we will hold the spot in our work queue based on your invoice number. Just email the completed artwork in the template provided or let us know that you have submitted it to the Design-O-Matic.
No, we are unable to accommodate in person consultations. We can offer consultations through email starting at $5.00 per design. We really prefer to receive properly formatted, print ready artwork, in our design template.Have you tried using our Design-O-Matic? You can upload images, add text, and make and save multiple designs.
This is still design work requiring extra time that is not included in our default custom item pricing. However, when placing your order online there are options for help with your order design.
We are interested in zines that are based in DIY and punk ethics in regards to politics, content, production, and pricing. In an effort to keep zines accessible we prefer zines that are $5.00 retail or less.
Kinds of zines we are interested in:
-Perzines that fall into the "personal is political" with thoughtful narratives, especially zines with interesting and creative design & layout that suits the writing.
-Witchcraft zines that are not Wiccan and that are preferably secular witch friendly (also culturally sensitive, non-appropriative, historically accurate, and do not express the views of gender essentialism.)
-Zines that cover a single issue that are well researched and explore unique topics and perspectives
-Thoughtfully put together zines exploring self-care
-Vegan cook zines
-DIY project zines
-Independently produced tarot and oracle decks
Kinds of zines that we are not particularly interested:
-Comics (unless you consider it a zine and the focus is a topics listed above)
We hope it goes without saying that are not interested in zines expressing views of racism, sexism, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, religious intolerance, ageism, sizeism, and all other forms of discrimination.
What we offer: We operate an online distro & brick and mortar shop (by appointment) in Portland Oregon, and we table at five or more zine events a year around the US (sometimes other countries) If we decide to carry your zines we request 20 or more copies and pay 50% of retail upfront (no consignments) or 60% in trade for anything from the shop including custom buttons and other items. We also have a few arrangements where we can print from flats or PDFs.
If you think your zine might be a good fit with us please send one actual physical copy for distro consideration (no digital files) to the address below with a note stating the retail price, a short description of your zine, and a way to contact you. If there is no note we will assume you are just randomly sending a zine and we will donate it to a zine library.
Portland Button Works
c/o Alex Wrekk
P.O. Box 17615
Portland, Oregon 97217
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Yes! Almost all of our buttons are available for wholesale and some of our zines. Email us to set up a Wholesale account.