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2-1/4" Standard Button Maker Machines and Start Up Kits


Kit Options

Option 1: The Button FUN KIT

The Button Fun Kit contains just the bare essential items you'll need to start experimenting with button making and is most suited to people who are only planning to make buttons for themselves, for fun, or at small gatherings.


  • Tecre Model #225 hand press for making medium sized buttons and magnets.
  • Everything you need to make 500 x 2.25" pin-back buttons (shells, mylar, and pinned backs). You can order more 2-1/4" Button Supplies when you run out.
  • Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty & Instructions

NOTE: there is no circle cutter with this kit, so grab a good pair of scissors and a basket of patience to get through the tedious process of cutting artwork out by hand :) Have no time or patience? You can use our printing and cutting services or, if you're going to make more than a couple hundred buttons per year, you might want The BUTTON BASICS kit.

Option 2: The Button BASICS KIT

Get your button show on the road! The Button Basics Kit is best for people who plan to make buttons for other people, as well as themselves (such as friends, clients, and/or community groups and events). Complete with the 2-1/4" graphic punch to quickly and accurately cut out your artwork in the perfect circle size and shape, you will save a lot of time with this kit, while increasing your button making output and joy.


  • Everything from The BUTTON FUN Kit
  • Tecre Model #2625 Graphic Punch (blade-less, table top, punch style circle cutter)

Option 3: The Button BUSINESS KIT

Put your best button forward with the Button Business Kit! Ideal for people who are serious about making buttons AND money


  • Everything from The BUTTON BASICS Kit
  • An extra set of 500 button parts (for a total of 1000)
  • Silicone Lubricant
  • Button Maker Tune Up

Option 4: JUST the Hand Press

No kit, just the Tecre Model #225 hand press.

Option 5: JUST the Graphic Punch

No kit, just Tecre Model #2625 Graphic Punch.

Common Uses

The 2-1/4" is probably the most popular button size for general use. A good standard size election button, and great for kids to "draw their own" and used frequently for button making workshops and at events.

This button size has the largest selection of stuff you can produce with your machine, including mirrors, key-chains and magnets, as well as being the only size for bottle openers. 

The 2-1/4" is the largest button in the smallest price bracket meaning maximum bang for your buck!


The Tecre #225 button maker is all metal construction (no plastic parts), makes a number of different products (pin back, collet back, prong back, bottle opener, mirrors, bulldog clip buttons, ceramic and peel n stick magnets, and keychains). Includes a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.

Size: 10" x 3" x 6". Weight: approximately 10 lbs

Use with optional Graphic Punch Model #2625

Made in the U.S.A.


The Tecre #225 machines use Standard 2-1/4” Button Supplies.
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