How to Pick the Standard Button Size
We’re often asked to describe the differences in the button sizes that we offer. Here is a quick reference that you can use when deciding what pinback button sizes will meet your needs. Our most popular button sizes are 1.25″, 2.25″, and 3″ rounds. We create different size buttons in many shapes.
Approximately the size of a quarter, 1″ buttons have been favourites of bands and brands for decades. One inch rounds are the only size we carry which feature a spring lock back. The small button size is cool for coats, backpacks, and everywhere a small accent of colour would fit nicely. We do not recommend this button pin size for young children. One inch rounds are best suited for simple logos and bold text.
1.25″ Rounds are approximately the size of the US half a dollar. Unlike the one inch round, the 1.25″ features a spring lock back. The extra .25 inch really makes a big difference. 1.25″ Round custom buttons are a favourite among artists, musicians, designers, fundraisers, and churches. This 1.25″ round custom buttons are our second small button size. However, we do suggest avoiding display fonts or designs with a lot of detail as small details are hard to see on a 1.25″ from a distance of an arm’s length.
1.50″ Rounds are approximately the diameter of a standard ping pong ball. The 1.5 inch round buttons is an extremely affordable and popular button badge size. Especially for tradeshows, and giveaways.
1.75″ Rounds Approximately the diameter of a Ritz Cracker, 1.75″ round pinback buttons are the perfect in-between size. 1.75″ are a comfortable size for daily wear. Our 1.75″ Round Custom Buttons is an ideal way to spread your event’s message! This button size is also perfect for political campaigns, charities, conferences, and tradeshows.
Approximately the same diameter as the top of a can of soda, 2.25″ round pinback buttons are considered the standard button pin size of modern campaign buttons. The 2.25″ is the most popular and versatile button we produce. This button dimension offers enough space for highly detailed artwork and big or bold statements.
Approximately the diameter of a tennis ball, 2.5″ round pinback buttons are highly coveted for modern political campaigns as political buttons. This size is the most common button size to grab attention quickly. Slightly bigger than standard campaign buttons, 2.5″ big size buttons, bold way to get your candidate recognized.
Approximately the diameter of a baseball, 3″ round pinback buttons are a big and bold way to get your message across. When you can’t manage to have your message overlooked, you need to go with a 3″ round size. This pin badge size large enough for detailed photographs. Ideal and best button size for the service industry, 3″ buttons are often used to alert customers that one “hablo español” or simply to state “Ask Me.”
3.5″ Rounds are approximately the size of a standard coaster, 3.5″ pinback button are our second largest all metal round buttons. They are ideal for retail applications where the goal is to get your promotion noticed. Our 3.5″ Round pinback button size is available as custom button magnets, pocket mirror, custom keychains and custom magnets.
Smaller than a standard CD (or for you northeasterners about the size of a black and white cookie) 4″ pinback button are our largest all metal round buttons. Ideal for the service industry, 4″ buttons are often used to alert customers that one “hablo español” or simply to state “Ask Me.”
Approximately the size of a bread and butter plate, 6″ pinback button is the largest buttons we make. Great for getting attention in any situation. Print your team photo on them. Custom 6″ buttons feature both a pin back or a kickstand backing so they can be used as a display. A favorite for Tupperware parties and other in-home sellers and direct sellers.
1.75″ x 2.75″ About the size of a generic car key. 1.75″ x 2.75″ rectangles, oblongs, and oval pinback buttons are available in both portrait and landscape layouts. Great for school pictures, name tags, and business logos.
Slightly shorter than a standard credit card, 2″ x 3″ rectangle pin back buttons are perfect for showing off your school photos. Our custom rectangle buttons are available in both portrait and landscape layouts. Custom rectangle buttons can be used to display your business logo or for name tags at club meetings.
Approximately the size of a standard baseball card, 2.5″ x 3.5″ rectangle pin back buttons are the largest rectangles we make and are available in both portrait and landscape layouts. Custom rectangle buttons can be used as name tags, to display a business’ logo, or to showcase a school photo.
Approximately the size of two-quarters side by side, our 2″ square, diamond and squircle pinback buttons are a great promotional item for bands to feature their album cover art, businesses to showcase their logos, or websites drive traffic with a QR code.