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Catalog Orders: Orders are packed almost daily. Orders placed on business days before 2 PM Pacific will often go out the same day.
Custom Item Orders: 500 or fewer can be completed in 1-5 business days after receiving completed artwork. 1,000 or fewer? 5-7 business days. More? 1-2 weeks.
 

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We will be closed 17 June - 21 June

Custom Orders: Orders for fewer than 500 buttons that are placed before Tuesday June 14 will ship or can be picked up by Thursday, June 16.

Catalog Orders: All orders placed on or before Thursday, June 16 before 2 PM will be shipped out on Thursday.

Upon our return, all orders will be attended to in the order they are received when we return to the shop on June 22.

Design Templates

THIS IS WHERE YOU DOWNLOAD OUR DESIGN TEMPLATES TO WORK WITH ON YOUR COMPUTER IN AN IMAGE EDITING PROGRAM (Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP, etc.)

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN IMAGE EDITING PROGRAM PLEASE USE OUR ONLINE DESIGN-O-MATIC TO CREATE, STORE, AND SUBMIT YOUR ARTWORK.

DESIGN TEMPLATES TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR THEIR USE:

PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

We have two versions of the design template. The "simple design template" is a .jpg file that can be used with simple design programs like MS Paint but also works great for GIMP, Adobe Illustrator or PhotoShop, etc. The "Advanced design template" is a .psd/.ai file with layers for those that need guides for things like writing text around the perimeter or edge of the button.

When you finish your artwork you can upload it to your account on portlandbuttonworks.com, upload it with your order, or email it to us at PORTLANDBUTTONWORKS@GMAIL.COM

Here is a diagram to show the important things to keep in mind when using our templates:

 

Button Design important info

Simple design template instructions:

  • Template must be downloaded to your computer (right click and save) and opened using an image editing program (i.e. Photoshop/Illustrator/GIMP/Corel) to work with.

  • The inner circle on the template is what will appear on the face of your button/magnet/etc.

  • The area between the inner and outer circle is the bleed area, most of which will be folded over and tucked into the back.

  • Make sure your artwork fits inside the inner circle.

  • The inner circle and "bleed area" labels are there as guides, but should be covered or erased before sending the design to us. If you include the inner circle and text on the template it WILL be visible on your final product.

  • The outer circle should be visible, this is where we line your artwork up with our die cutter.  The outer circle MUST BE VISIBLE to make sure your artwork is centered.

  • Designs look best when the background color (or design) bleeds out to outer circle.

  • If you are working in Photoshop/GIMP make sure to "flatten the image" under the "layer" option in the menu and then save it as as tif./tiff., preferably, otherwise a jpg. or even the flattened .psd works (.psd files are just larger file formats and e-mail has a tough time sending that much information sometimes)

  • When you are done, email the artwork to portlandbuttonworks@gmail.com or upload it to your order at checkout OR to you Portland Button Works account.

SIMPLE DESIGN TEMPLATES

Download 1 Inch Jpeg Template

Download 1.25 Inch Jpeg Template

Download 2.25 Inch Jpeg Template

Download 3.5 Inch Jpeg Template

When your design is finished, or if you have any questions, email us at portlandbuttonworks@gmail.com

ADVANCED TEMPLATES AND INSTRUCTIONS

The templates below contain layers outlining the face line, the cut like, and guides for writing text along the side of the buttons.

Follow the same basic process as outlined above with the simple template keeping in mind:

  • have your background color or background image extend out into the bleed area, the finished product looks best this way.

  • delete the layer called “Delete this layer”

  • leave the cut line (this is what we use to line your artwork up with our die cutter to ensure that it is centered

  • flatten the file

When you are done, email the artwork to portlandbuttonworks@gmail.com or upload it to your order at checkout OR to you Portland Button Works account.

ADVANCED TEMPLATES


Download 1 Inch .psd Template

Download 1.25 Inch .psd Template

Download 2.25 Inch .psd Template

Download 3.5 Inch .psd Template

Download 1 Inch .pdf Template

Download 1.25 Inch .pdf Template

Download 2.25 Inch .pdf Template

Download 3.5 Inch .pdf Template

  • When your design is finished, or if you have any questions, email us at portlandbuttonworks@gmail.com

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