Badge Maker

Badge Maker

Key Information

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The badge maker makes 58mm badges. It lives in a box in the art space area.


The Badge Maker is green equipment so no training is required however if you need help using it please contact the maintainers.


  • 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.


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


External Links

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


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 (not required with current stock of badge making supplies)

  6. Cutter

  7. Cutting mat

  8. Badge Front

  9. Clear Plastic Disc

  10. Pin

  11. Badge Back

  12. Artwork (see Downloads section above for template)

Assemble the press

  1. Remove clip

  2. Insert Handle

  3. Insert clip

Cut out the artwork

  1. Use a cutting mat to protect desk

  2. Align cutter over artwork

  3. Turn Handle

Step 1

  1. Put metal badge front into die A

  2. Put artwork on top of metal badge front

  3. 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.

  4. Put grey ring C on top of plastic disc

  5. Put centre punch on top

  6. Make sure “step 1 up” stickers are facing up

  7. Align the whole stack under the handle

  8. Push down on handle

Step 2

  1. Place metal ring in the bottom of die B You should not use the metal ring with the current variety of badge making supplies available at MakeSpace.

  2. Install pin into badge back

  3. Put badge back into die B

  4. Ensure “Z” of pin is facing up

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

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

  7. Put centre punch on top

  8. Make sure “step 2 up” stickers are facing up

  9. Align the whole stack under the handle

  10. Push down on handle