Packaging, Displays, and Dispensing

Six Cent Press, a Canadian button making company, offers several different products of interest to button makers.

The company offers custom packaging for 1″, 1.25″, 1.5″, 1.75″, and 2.25″ buttons.  Minimum order is 50 packages.  I’ve included a few pictures of the packaging below.

Button Packaging

Button Packaging

The company also offers a counter-top display for buttons.  A short description and a photo of the display is below.

Without taking up too much counter space, this simple mini revolving counter top display unit is ideal for your button sets. Each unit contains: 24 holes across and 20 rows down. Each rack includes 8 – 4 inch hooks. Available in black only.

Button Countertop Display

Finally, the company also offers vending machines.  The machines start at $275.

Button Vending Machine

Retail Button Box Display

The folks over at Badge Bomb and One Inch Round have just released a cool retail box that features their Gama Go buttons. You can find the buttons at a variety of retail locations.

Button Box

Button Packaging

If you sell buttons in a retail store (or are thinking about it), you’ll probably need packaging for your buttons.

A company called Pure Buttons offers custom button packaging.  The company offers five different types of packaging.  They’ve been doing packaging for over three years.

Very Cool Button Display Case on Etsy

A seller over at Etsy has some very nice looking display cases for buttons.  They are probably the nicest display cases I’ve ever seen for buttons.  If you have a lot of buttons, this would be a great way to show them off.  If you are looking for some ideas on how to use this case in your home, scroll down to the bottom of this post.  The seller is named “buttoncollective” and they also have their own website.

The case below holds ten 1″ buttons.  You can hang the board vertically or horizontally.  It can be yours for only $45.

You can also buy a square case in multiple colors.  The case below is $35.  The company also has a case that holds one hundred buttons for $100.

Ideas on how to used this case in your home:

It would really help if you have your own button maker for the ideas below.

Idea 1: Since today is the 4th of July, you could show your patriotism by purchasing three of the long cases.  Hang the cases next to each other and fill each case with a solid color button (red, white, and blue).

Idea 2: Hang a case in your bathroom. Fill the case with illustrations of bathroom products (toilet paper, toothbrush, cue-tip, etc.).  If you are artsy, you can create the graphics yourself, or you can buy some art over at istockphoto.

Idea 3: Display today’s date with a button case.  Get rid of that lame thing on your desktop that makes you tear off a sheet of paper to display today’s date.  Just get some buttons that have numbers on them.  On the case, just put 07 04 08 and you have today’s date.  Plus, you’ve just saved the environment by eliminating that wasted paper.  If you don’t have a button machine, you can get custom number and letter buttons from Pinsetter.

Do you have an idea?  Just post it in the comments section.