How To Differentiate Zipper Teeth Size, Explained.
Teeth size is very important when choosing a zipper for your project. So, how do you know what to select when placing an order? Does it really make that much of a difference? Let's investigate.
Teeth Size Options-
When it comes down to the options you can select from, the teeth size ranges from 3MM and goes up to 35MM! This measurement describing the width of the teeth from end to end.
Take a look at a standard wallet or pouch to start. You will most likely note that the zipper is a generally thin or small nylon coil zipper. This is a typical 3MM size. Same goes for a standard invisible zipper. Unless it is made for a dress, the size of the teeth are also 3MM. Check out the photo below as reference.
Now let's think of a standard light-weight jacket. The rule is to choose a lighter zipper so the jacket will not get weighed down. Because of this, the size usually falls in the 5MM-6MM range. This is key for any type of zipper, including metal, plastic, or coil. The teeth size can almost always be found on the back of the zipper puller. Check out the second photo for reference.
For outerwear or leather jackets, Zip-Up always recommends using heavy-duty zippers. This category falls in the 7MM-8MM zipper width. This particular teeth size is just sturdy enough to hold on to the item, but not break. The teeth size can almost always be found on the back of the zipper puller. Check out the second photo for reference.
Next, items such as heavier weight bags, backpacks, duffel bags, and even luggage requires an even larger size teeth. When taking a look at these items, we can tell the zipper teeth are generally larger than a wallet size zipper. This is because designers aim for sturdiness and sufficiency all in the same zipper. The normal range of teeth size is anywhere from 8MM all the way to 15MM depending on the item. The puller will almost always reflect the size of the teeth. Check out these 15MM photos for reference.
You may be thinking, who wants a zipper larger than that range?! Well, it turns out that some fashion designers love the huge teeth available for sale. This is the 35MM zipper. It can be used as a functional zipper, but it is also used as an accessory! Because of its unique style and limited availability, these can only be purchased by custom order. Feel free to request a quote by clicking here.
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