And the pinbacked button blanks are even more ridiculous in price for what they are. IF you can sell a button for 1-2 each you would have to sell upwards of 200-250 buttons to break even for the button "machine" button materials and the paper and ink for the picture.
http://www.badgeaminit.com/starterkit.html (For 2 1/4 button, which are too big and out of fashion but this is the cheapest way to do this.) 30 + free shipping
http://www.badgeaminit.com/11asri.html (The assembly ring for the popular 1 1/4 buttons) 40-10=30 +free shipping (coupon after the first purchase)
Then a blank button set of 250 buttons for each size so around 100 with shipping, which is $20.00!!!! RIP OFF. (You CAN'T buy these anywhere, believe me, I looked so it's only online.)
Not to mention a circle cutter which is around 15 bucks!!
This is just for ONE type of item, I have over head in other areas too. Let's shoot for breaking even! haha