Custom Button Badges
Brand Republic is a premium supplier of custom button badges. We have a widest range of sizes. We only use quality quality materials and our button badges are made in-house to ensure prompt delivery.
Button badges are also excellent tools for promotional give-aways. They can be produced on a mass scale, they are simple to customise and are easy to distribute at events and as a mail out.
What is a button badge?
A button badge is a button or badge that can be temporarily fastened to the surface of a garment using a safety pin, or a pin formed from wire, a clutch or other mechanism. This fastening mechanism is anchored to the back side of a button-shaped metal disk, either flat or concave, which leaves an area on the front of the button to carry an image or printed message.
The word is commonly associated with a campaign button used in the United States and abroad during a political campaign. The first design for a pin-back button in the United States was patented in 1896, and contemporary buttons have many of the same design features.
History of button badges
Buttons have been used around the world to allow people to promote their businesses, events and political campaigns for years now. The easiest know use of button badges was by Josiah Wedgewood (of the Wedgewood pottery dynasty), in 1787, during and an anti-slavery movement. Although the original was made of porcelain they are know made from metal or plastic.
The button badge we see today was influenced by Benjamin S. Whitehead who in 1893 inserting a sheet of transparent film made of celluloid over a photograph mounted on a badge to protect the image from scratches and abrasion. Another innovation by Whitehead & Hoag used a metal pin at the back of the button to fasten the badge.
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