Romic Industries Inc. produced button makers in Canada for many years. Romic worked out of a number of factories in Ontario, mostly in the Toronto area. Romic stopped producing button makers some years ago but if you have a Romic button maker you should be able to easily get parts and carry on. Romic machines are solid metal and work well. The best way to make the most of your investment is to use it.
The best thing about Romic button machines is they mostly used standard dies for standard size buttons - easy to get and inexpensive!!!! Although I have seen a few Romic machines that use the more expensive badge-a-minit button parts, but these are quite rare.
Romic made machines in all the standard sizes. 1", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 1-3/4", 2-1/4", 2-3/8" BAM, 2-1/2", 3" and 3-1/2".
Romic Industries made button makers with a number of different types of die sets. Above left and right images show hourglass style button making dies. 2 dies in one. Load shell into 1st die, press, remove dieset and flip die, load pinback into 2nd die, press again to complete button. Centre image shows a standard side to side slide action button maker. The slide action has the advantage of speed over the hourglass style die. The centre image is also an exotic button maker with a built in graphic punch or circle cutter on the top.
Below are some further links for those interested in button makers and professional machines and equipment:
Thinking of starting a button business?
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Tecre Co. Inc
Tecre Co. Inc specializes in the design and production of high quality Electric and Manual Button Assembly Machines and Die Cutting presses to meet the requirements of the button/badge, photography, craft, print and awards/recognition industries.
The Tecre philosophy is to make button assembly fun and hassle free, and that is exactly what they have done. Whether you are a large volume advertising button producer or an occasional button maker, Tecre has the equipment and supplies to make it easy. By continually expanding the product line, Tecre has perfected the button making technique to assure you of consistent, high quality button production. You can count on Tecre for fast service, prompt delivery and dependable long lasting button making machines.
If it’s buttons or anything to do with buttons, you’ll find it at Badge-A-Minit. Enjoy button-making for fun, crafts or profit!
Rosettes, streamers & ribbons add colorful impact to your buttons!
Other Button-Making Sites
Button-making kits for the beginner up to our fully automatic models… and every machine in between… they’re all in this catalog. Choose from equipment to make 2-1/4" 1-1/4" or 3" buttons and imaginative accessories like keychain, magnetic, mirror, adhesive, lanyard sets and more!
Cut-A-Circles™ make it easy to cut photos or any graphic into just the right size for button-making. Choose manual or electronic.
Our Custom Design Service will transform your button ideas into professional artwork.
Ready-to-Wear Buttons in different shapes and sizes are available. We do everything from start to finish.
Useful Blogs for Button Making
Blogs are a great way to get insider information on Button Making on Supplies for Button Making Machines and all manner of information that can help you make great buttons. Are you into crafts? Get more information on a recommended Button Making Blog.