Eyelets are used for applications in for example paper, cardboard, folders, books, presentation suitcases, textile, shoes and curtains. You might also know them as eyeholes, cringles or grommets.

This basically comes down to the same. However, there is a large variety in eyelets, such as round, oval and flat ones and various materials, colours and sizes.

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Eyelets – What are the sizes?

Eyelets are available in several types, each of which is available in various sizes. The types of eyelets can be mainly categorized in:

  • Flat eyelet without washer
  • Round eyelet with or without washer
  • Oval eyelet with or without washer

These eyelets are available in a variety of sizes, from a few millimetres to centimetres. For an overview please visit our webshop. The right size is not there? Please contact us for other possibilities.

Which materials exist?

Eyelets are available in the following materials:

  • Nickel plated
  • Messing plated
  • Messing
  • Messing nickel plated
  • Black zinc plated
  • Plastic: black, white and several colours

For an overview of eyelets available from stock please visit our webshop or contact us directly. Should a certain size not be available in the material you wish for, please inquire about further possibilities.

Eyelets – Usage & Assembly

A flat eyelet is mostly used for finishing off paper since the ring will not extend far over. Other eyelets are used for a large variety of applications such as folders, suitcases, textile and shoes.

A ring with washer is ideal when working with thinner materials such as textile since the washer will prevent the ring from easily tearing from the material.

All eyelets, both with and without washer, can be assembled by means of various presses in combination with matching tooling.

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For assembling eyelets you could use a arch punch and manual press in combination with tooling. Cord can be added as a handle or to finish it off.

manual press

Manual press

One possibility for assembling eyelets is by means of a manual press. You will find more information in our webshop. For information on other presses please contact us directly.

Manual press



Cord can easily be fixed through the eyelets as a handle or to finish it off. In our product range you will find various types of cord including twisted, braided and leather cord. More information can be found on the corresponding page.


FAQ on Eyelets

Here are several frequently asked questions listed. Can’t find your question? Please do not hestitate to contact us.

What are the advantages of a ring with washer?

A ring with washer can be used to finish off the material on both sides. A practical advantages is that the ring is more securely fixed into thinner materials such as textile.

Which eyelet size do I need?

For the right size you could calculate the inner and outer diameter and the thickness of the material in which the ring will be placed. Regarding the height of the eyelet, please keep in mind that it needs to extend several millimetres above the material.

This is needed for a solid fixation because the eyelet needs to be rolled or cleaved several millimetres during assembly.

Which press do I need to assemble eyelets?

Eyelets can be assembled by means of various presses. This includes manual, automatic, pneumatic and electric presses. For information on matching tooling please contact us.