Current turn around for custom orders under 1,000: 2-5 days business days from receiving properly formatted artwork
Turn around times are based on a Friday-Tuesday work week.

FAQ

General questions

We do not sell sewing buttons.

We sell pinback buttons.

The kind that are like little pictures you pin to your clothes.

Nope. None of the above.

If you need button parts or machines why not order from our friends Buttonmakers.net They are located in Seattle and generally ship super quickly!

Email is ALWAYS the best way to get in touch: portlandbuttonworks@gmail.com

We no longer have open hours so there is no guarantee that we are at the shop to answer the phone. Email will be answered even when we are not in the shop. The phones don't always get answered and the messages do not get listened to. With email we will have better written record of your request and that is really helpful.

our contact form is here.
That depends on the size and the quantity but it starts at $5.


For buttons: go to our custom buttons page and click on the size you would like.
Once you are there you can enter the quantity you would like and and the price will be calculated for you based on the volume discount.


For other custom items like magnets, bottle openers, or mirrors go here.


That depends on the item, the quantity,and how quickly you can get print ready artwork to us.

Anything under 500 buttons can generally be turned around in 3-5 business days, sometimes sooner.

From 500 - 1,000 between 3-7

Over that, it depends. Get in contact for an estimate.

We do offer rush fees that start at $5 per 100 buttons ordered.

Custom stickers can take up to two weeks.


We are no longer a store front and do not have open hours. All order pick ups and catalog browsing must be scheduled. Please get in contact about setting up an appointment. Email is the best way: portlandbuttonworks@gmail.com. We are generally out of the shop on Wednesdays and Thursdays but we are often here on weekends.

Once you have set up an appointment and we know you are coming we will place our mobile doorbell outside the shop. Please ring it and someone will meet you and bring you back.


We no longer have a store front and have moved into a secured warehouse space in North Portland not far from our old shop. We do not have open hours. Do not show up without and appointment.

We have a mobile doorbell that we put outside the shop when we are expecting people.  Otherwise we have no way of knowing that people are there.

We no longer do in store consultations.


Have you tried using our Design-O-Matic? You can uploads images online and use the online program to create your artwork.
No, we do not rent button machines. Our machines are the tools of our trade and we need them daily.


Start by doing one of these things:


1) download our template to your computer in the size you want and open it in an image editing program (Photoshop, GIMP, InDesign, etc.) to create your artwork, save it and email it to us (portlandbuttonworks@gmail.com) or upload it at checkout:

http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com/design-templates


See a tutorial on how to use the templates.


2) Design online with our Design-O-Matic, save your image/s, go to overview page, pick the artwork you want, and submit it to us.

http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com/design-o-matic


3) Add this item to your order for us to design your artwork and list all of the specifications listed.

http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com/custom-buttons/custom-pinback-buttons/we-design-your-custom-item-we-design-portland-button-works


THEN


Go to our website and find the item you would like:

Pinback buttons in 4 sizes

Magnetic backed badges

round magnets

Bottle opener Keychains

Read each listing carefully and add the number of buttons you would like in the quantity field, the website will calculate the price, add it to your cart, and proceed to check out. You can upload your artwork at checkout (or email it to us) and pay online or, if you are in Portland, when you pick them up at our shop.

Easy Peasy!

Start by doing one of these things:


1) download our template to your computer in the size you want and open it in an image editing program (Photoshop, GIMP, InDesign, etc.) to create your artwork, save it and email it to us (portlandbuttonworks@gmail.com) or upload it at checkout:

http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com/design-templates


See a tutorial on how to use the templates.


2) Design online with our Design-O-Matic, save your image/s, go to overview page, pick the artwork you want, and submit it to us.

http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com/design-o-matic


3) Add this item to your order for us to design your artwork and list all of the specifications listed.

http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com/custom-buttons/custom-pinback-buttons/we-design-your-custom-item-we-design-portland-button-works


THEN


Go to our website and find the item you would like:

Pinback buttons in 4 sizes

Magnetic backed badges

round magnets

Bottle opener Keychains

Read each listing carefully and add the number of buttons you would like in the quantity field, the website will calculate the price, add it to your cart, and proceed to check out. You can upload your artwork at checkout (or email it to us) and pay online or, if you are in Portland, when you pick them up at our shop.

Easy Peasy!

Sometimes? We are still getting settled into our new space and are trying to get a few things sorted before accepting distro submissions again, sorry.