Grommets and Eyelets are extremely similar in their appearance and function. The metal rings add reinforcement to holes and create a professional touch on printing jobs, large and small.
An Eyelet, similar to those found on shoes and boots, is a piece of metal that is bent around a hole to allow for hanging, binding or otherwise securing a piece. These are used in badges, cards, keychains, hanging door signs, hang tags or even ornaments which require a ribbon, string, keyring, wire or rope. Securing two or more pieces of paper together with the eyelet can create swatch books or movable figures. Eyelets also work well with hooks on double sided hanging posters. Document eyelets are used in folders for 3 ring binders, envelopes and other interesting bindery options. Eyelets can even be used in plastic, fabric, vinyl or almost any kind of paper.
A Grommet is actually two pieces of metal that are secured to either side of a banner, tent or tarp to reinforce holes used to secure it with rope, cord or hooks. Hanging signs, such as vinyl banners require the additional support to ensure the holes don't rip in wind, while under tension or with prolonged use. Grommets can be used in fabric, vinyl and even rigid substrates to prevent tears and give an overall completed look.
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