Most machine jams will probably be the result of using a paper that is too thick, or putting more than 1 shell in the die. Though there are lots of different things that COULD jam a machine, these two scenarios are the most common.
HOW TO AVOID JAMMING YOUR MACHINE.
Though this instructional video makes is super easy to un-jam your machine, its a lot easier to NOT get a machine jammed in the first place. Here's some tips on how to avoid a jam all together.
The paper is too thick: The best paper to use for button making is your good ole' fashion printer paper. If you try and use paper of a heavier weight, you run the risk of getting the mylar, paper, and shell stuck in the top die when pressing your button. Stick with a paper that is around 28 Lbs and you should be golden!
There were 2 shells smooshed together and it looked like there was only 1 shell: Sometimes the shells like to piggy-back on each other. Though that sounds kind of cute, this double shell will inevitably lead to a jam, or at the very least, a button than doesn't get crimped properly. If you think there may be two shells stuck together, just throw them against a hard flat surface. Industry secret: the floor works GREAT! The impact will make the shells come apart, no tools or elbow grease required!
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The new multiple size die button maker kits
Whilst this machine is not as fast as a pro button maker if you need buttons in smaller quantities but in different sizes this is an option. The difference in cost is substantial. The multi machine at $400 is...
The Button Guy made another video to help you use your Badge A Minit supplies. This video shows you how to use the Cut A Circle, which is a fast and easy way to cut your button designs. Have you made any designs with your Badge A Minit button maker? Show us your creations!
The Button Guy made this video showing how to use your Badge A Minit hand press button maker. The Button Guy – who is he anyways? He’s a guy who loves buttons, and according to his bio he has over a decade of experience with making buttons. He’s tried lots of different button makers from [...]
The Toronto Green Party made this How To video: They show you every step, from cutting the button designs with the Cut A Circle punch to the finished product. This is a great way to find out how to use your Tecre button maker from real button makers – and by the looks of how [...]
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