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Posted by Alex 29/03/2015 0 Comment(s) News around the shop,

Portland Button Works and Zine Distro May Newsletter! We’ve overhauled our website!

This update includes:

  • Details on our website update!
  • Design-O-Matic! Now design button artwork online!
  • New items in Stock
  • Coupon code
  • Portland Button Works 3rd Birthday party March 21st!
  • Events Portland Button Works Will be attending this year


We have been working for over a month to rebuild our website and upgrade to OpenCart2 and it is finally done! This has been a tricky task of transferring all of our items, your order history, and your Portland Button Works account info. It is all still intact. If you find problems with your account please let us know.

What we are really excited about are all the website new editions and updates!


Artwork Upload at checkout - You asked for it and we made it happen! Despite feeling like we made it clear in several places on the website we had a lot of questions and confusion about how to get custom artwork to us. Well, now we have added a space to upload artwork at checkout that will be associated with your order. You can also upload and store artwork in your personal account on the Portland Button Works site.


Other changes - New categories for zines. Check out changes, besides being able to upload your artwork for custom items at checkout we now offer “Pick-up from Store” as a shipping option and “Pay in store” and a new credit card processor (Stripe) that is not associated with PayPal as payment options.


Blog (hi! you are here)- We have added an integrated blog. We plan on posting our newsletters there but we will be also be conducting interviews with the people behind the zines we carry. We are hoping to also showcase other, non-zine related, projects behind the zine creators. We are really excited about this and might also want to showcase the projects of some of our favorite customers!



We'd like to introduce you to the Design-O-Matic! A program accessed through our website where you can upload your artwork into our template OR build your own design from scratch. You can add an image or text or text and an image. You can change the colors or make the text curve. The Design-O-Matic is available to be used on Computers, ipads, and even a smartphone app to download! Imagine, hanging out with your friends and being able to snap a photo, make it in a button design right there and either have it shipped or picked up from the shop in a matter of days! We really hope this option helps you in designing your perfect custom items.


Other website stuff - All of our catalog items have the ability to be shared with social media directly from our site. Wanna share that awesome zine you just read to tumblr? You can do that! You can also review items on our site. We fixed the glitch with the shopping cart not loading properly so fill it up as much as you would like!


New in stock: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Part One: My Own Private Portland comic by Annie Murphy, Anacho Castiel patch, Time and Space are ours TARDIS Patch, Somnambulist Zine #25, Fixer Eraser Zine, Alone Forever The Singles Collection by Liz Prince, Tomboy graphic Novel by Liz Prince, Resist Zine $47, Public Enemy set of 3 magnets or buttons by Nathan MacKee, 2Pac and Biggie set of 3 buttons or magnets, Don’t Tell Me To Smile button, Chub Rub Club patch, All Cats Are Beautiful Sticker (ACAB), What Matters zine, Incense and Peppermints mini zine, Oh Dear Mini Zine, 11 Things You Never Knew about Aleister Crowley mini zine, Euginia’s Love Spells zine, Witchy Kisses mini zine, Astrology Mini zine pack, Little Cloud #2 Black Magic zine, Everyday Magic #2 zine, The Best Game ever booster packs and much much more!


Use the coupon code: PBW2015 for $10 off your entire purchase for the month of May.


Happy 3rd Birthday!

Are you In Portland? Join us May 21st for our 3rd birthday button party and zine reading!

At 7pm on Thursday May 21st for a small donation to the Portland Zine Symposium, you can make your own buttons in our shop. There will be cupcakes and refreshments and at 8pm, a zine reading with Portland zine creators.


Portland Button Works will be attending a lot of events this year!

Check us out at these:

May 8-9 - Chicago Zine Fest

June 25-30 - American Library Association Zine Pavillion (San Francisco, California

July 18-19 - Portland Zine Symposium

October 24-26 - Olympia Zine Fest


Thanks so much for the lovely 3 years! Here’s to many more,

Alex Wrekk and Paul Burke

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