Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Pinback Button Design Tips

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Today I’m going to cover two design tips to make sure that your pinback button looks right when you make it. These two tips are using a cut line and bleed.

I compare two different versions of the same design that I made into a pinback button. One of them didn’t have a cut line or bleed. The second one did.

If you don’t have a cut line then the button won’t be centered in the flat part of the button.

If you don’t have bleed, the design of the button may wrap around the rim. You want to make sure you leave enough white space around the design so that the design is only in the flat part of the button.

With both of these tips in use, you are well on your way to delighting your customers!

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