Reuse Tips To Save Money & The Planet: Pin / Button Making

Earlier this week, I was going through a lot of old photos, including a bunch from when I lived in Pittsburgh, PA. So, with that sense of nostalgia still present when I was getting dressed today, I decided to wear my Beehive pin on my jeans. That was one of my favorite coffee shops while I lived in the ‘Burgh. My favorite was the now defunct Vault, which was the first repurpose of an old bank that I had seen. Anyhow… looking at my Beehive pin got me thinking about all of the hours that I spent making STAY VOCAL pins in Pittsburgh, including the first reuse ones.

Alex Eaves ' STAY VOCAL And Beehive Coffee PinsWhen you make pins, you need numerous metal parts, the design printed out on paper and a clear plastic cover. Since I didn’t want to make the REUSE pins entirely new, I decided to simply print the designs on the back of one-sided paper from recycling bins. Unless the original printing was very dark, the designs looked exactly the same. I did also experiment with printing the design on the printed side, making the pins even more unique with different backgrounds. So, not only was I saving resources, but I was also lowering my production cost. And sure, it was only a small amount of change, but it all added up.

These days, STAY VOCAL doesn’t manufacture new pins, but sometimes we acquire old pins and give them a second life with a new design. And while completely reuse pins might not be for everybody, printing the designs on one-sided paper is an easy switch that any pin maker can make.

Stay tuned for more reuse tips to save money and the planet.

 .

Flattr this!

This entry was posted in Business, Coffee, Merchandise, Pittsburgh, Recycling, STAY VOCAL and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Reuse Tips To Save Money & The Planet: Pin / Button Making

  1. Unless the original printing was very dark, the designs looked exactly the same. I did also experiment with printing the design on the printed side, making the pins even more unique with different backgrounds. So, not only was I saving resources, but I was also lowering my production cost. And sure, it was only a small amount of change, but it all added up.
    Read more at dich vu thanh lap cong ty
    Read more at thanh lap doanh nghiep
    Read more at dich vu thanh lap doanh nghiep

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *