Eyelets vs. Grommets
“What is the difference between eyelets and grommets, and which machine should I buy?”A common question that has yet to be fully explained. In this article we will discussthe differences between Eyelet Systems and Grommet Presses, as well as discussseveral machines so that you can select the right one.
One of the main differences between eyeleys and grommets is that eyelets are one-piece. The eyetlet is pressed down and the throat bends out securing your bind. Grommets,on the other hand, feature two-pieces that are clamped together using the pressure of a Grommet press.Another difference is that eyelets are small (typically just 4.8mm wide) while Grommets areavailable in a variety of larger sizes from 5/16” to 7/16”, and more.In addition to the size, eyelets are typically used for binding papaers and scraps, such as forcraft or artwork purposes . Grommets, however, are used for more “industry” needs,such as large laminated sign display, foam board hangers, and more.
Eyelet Systems: Akiles Eyelet System
The Akiles Eyelet System allows you to add stunning eyelets to your plastic and paperproducts. The durable, all metal construction makes this little machine powerful. With apunching capacity of up to 20 sheets (20# papers) and a binding capacity of up to 30sheets, (20# papers) the Akiles Eyelet Machine is perfect for small to mid-sized runs. The adjustable punching margin lets you choose how deep you want your eyelet set.First you punch your paper using the slot below the eyelet placement tool, then place aneyelet in the punched hole and onto the eyelet mount and, lastly, push the handle downto secure them together. When you purchase this Eyelet Machine you also receive aguide ruler for accurate eyelet placement.Model: Eyelet SystemManufacturer: Akiles ProductsCompatible Eyelets: 4.8mm x 4.6mm Brass EyeletsPunch: 5mm Hole (paper or plastic)Eyelet Set Depth: Adjustable from ¼” to 3/8”Punch Capacity: 20 Sheets (20# Paper); 20 Mil Soft PlasticBinding Capacity: 30 Sheets (20# Paper)