Eyelets and how to use them

Using Eyelets for a Professional Banner Finish

eyelets on banners

Our Eyelets give your Banners A Professionally Finished Look!

Eyelets, also known as Grommets, are metal/plastic rings inserted into holes through vinyl material, collared on each side to keep them held securely in place. They are used to prevent tearing or abrasion of material from the support line being routed through the holes in the vinyl material.

Brass Eyelets, Stainless Eyelets, Plastic Eyelets
Range of Eyelets We Offer

Eco Signage Supplies’ range of eyelets includes Brass, Stainless Steel, and Plastic Eyelets that come in a range of sizes and packs. As such when selecting an eyelet, some of the things to consider include:

  • Size of the hole you are making
  • The thickness of your banner material
  • Type of material; is it lightweight or heavyweight
  • How visible will the eyelet be? Is it being used for decorative purposes?

Eyelet Machines

Eyelets are set using a variety of tools and machines, from manual to fully automatic machines. 

1. The Eyelet Machine TP-GM-1

Manual Hand press eyelet machine
The Eyelet Machine TP-GM-1

This is a manual Eyelet hand-press, which typically is the most widely used type of grommet tool around the world today. 

The manual method employs a two pieces eyelet (self-piercing top piece & washer bottom piece) that are placed into the press by the user. Once both grommet pieces are in place, the operator presses the handle down to punch the grommet through the vinyl and lock it into place.

It’s available with a 10mm or 12mm Die. 

2. Semi-Auto Eyelet Machine with 10mm Die

Semi-Auto Eyelet Machine with 10mm Die
The Semi-Auto Eyelet Machine with 10mm Die

This is an iteration of the Hand-press eyelet machine but it comes with an eyelet feeder that has a max capacity of 100 eyelets. This simple structure helps improve efficiency and brings convenience, especially when working on a substantial amount of banners. 

It has an aluminium body that is rust-resistant and also contains a rolling base which adds to its ease of use.

3. Pneumatic Eyelet Machine with 12mm Die

Pneumatic Eyelet Machine with 12mm Die
The Pneumatic Eyelet Machine with 12mm Die

The Pneumatic Eyelet Press works with a compressor, the compressor uses air pressure to close the eyelets. This streamlines productivity, increasing the production capacity of your banner production environment.

The banner material is inserted under a safety guard and aligned to a light that shows where the eyelet will be punched. A foot pedal is used to trigger each grommet/eyelet installation automatically on demand. 

4. Eyelet Snapper with 10mm Die

The Eyelet Snapper With 10mm Die

This high-quality eyelet punch and pliers is Compact and hard-wearing. It punches holes and easily set grommets, rings or eyelets in various materials. Use the eyelets in a variety of sewing or craft projects, especially materials like fabric, vinyl, leather, paper, cardboard, plastic, thin acrylic, canvas, suede and more!

Visit our Banner Finishing Materials for more accessories to give your banner a classy and professional look.