Badge Maker

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Equipment / Badge Maker
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Summary

The badge maker makes 58mm badges. It lives in a box in the craft room.

Using the Badge Maker

Owners

  • Andrew Burrows

Training

  • The Badge Maker is green equipment so no training is required however if you need help using it please contact the owners.
  • See owners for occasional demos/workshops.

Safety

  • Pins are sharp, be careful when fitting them into the badge blanks or pinning the badges to clothing.
  • Do not allow body parts to get tangled in the badge maker during use.

Supplies

Bags of supplies are available, each bag costs £2 and contains enough parts to make 10 badges. You can pay for your supplies on iZettle.

Instructions

The badge maker is not hard to use but there are a few things you need to get right to get good results. Make sure you read the instructions below (or the ones in the badge maker box) before attempting to use the equipment.

Getting Started

You will need:

  1. Badge maker
  2. Handle
  3. Grey Ring C
  4. Centre Punch
  5. Metal ring
  6. Cutter
  7. Cutting mat
  8. Badge Front
  9. Clear Plastic Disc
  10. Pin
  11. Badge Back
  12. Artwork (see useful files section below for template)

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Assemble the press

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Remove clip

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Insert handle

Insert clip

Cut out the artwork

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Use a cutting mat to protect desk

Align cutter over artwork

Turn Handle

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Step 1

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Put metal badge front into die A

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Put artwork on top of metal badge front

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Put a clear plastic disc on top of artwork. You should check you've used one and only one clear disc, they have a habit of sticking together and using more than one does not work.

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Put grey ring C on top of plastic disc

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Put centre punch on top

Make sure “step 1 up” stickers are facing up

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Align the whole stack under the handle

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Push down on handle

Step 2

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Place metal ring in the bottom of die B

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Install pin into badge back

Put badge back into die B

Ensure “Z” of pin is facing up

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Move ring C complete with badge front and artwork to die B

You may wish to consider the pin in relation to the artwork

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Put centre punch on top

Make sure “step 2 up” stickers are facing up

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Align the whole stack under the handle

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Push down on handle

Done

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Remove the finished badge and wear with pride!

Video Instructions

This video on youtube shows the operation of the badge maker.

Top Tips

Make sure you only use one clear plastic disc per badge, they can stick together and using more than one won't work.

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Make sure you install the pin the correct way around in the badge back.

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Don't forget to install the metal ring in die B.

Useful Files