Know These Things First Before You Order Zippers from Zipper Shipper

Know These Things First Before You Order Zippers from Zipper Shipper
When the time comes that you need to order zippers from Zipper Shipper for your production run or design, there are several things you will need to decide on and know in advance before you place an order for zippers.

This blog goes over the things you should know before you order zippers to make your life, or your “zipper life” at least just a little bit easier.

How Much are Zippers?

It is often the first question people ask when they find a zipper supplier. The good news is that it is not really complicated to answer how much zippers cost. However, there are several factors that should be decided before a specific price can be provided.

One of the important things to know is that most suppliers don’t carry stock zippers. Instead, they produce and manufacture all of the zippers exactly to the specific requirements of their clients.

Here are a few basic things to consider and factor in before you place your order for zippers:

Zipper Color

The colors of zippers are probably the most individual zipper parts that you will often deal with. Although you may assume that blue is blue or red is red, it is not. There is a good reason for this.

Once you have decided on the color you need, you have to consider the type of light you checked the color under. Was it white light, fluorescent, or were you outdoors using sunlight? If you happen to be outdoors, was it afternoon sun or morning sun?

Every time you check colors, you have to be consistent with the source of light being used while approving and reviewing colors.

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Zipper Finish

This next one is only applicable to metal zippers. Do you want brass, gun metal, nickel, antique brass, antique nickel, or something? While the zipper finish is typically for aesthetics, there are still instances when the type of finish must be considered for the type of processing that the garment will go through.

This is most often the case in denim industry. Considering all the different chemical washes used to create a certain look or finish, the kind of zipper finish must be planned ahead of time to guarantee that the zipper will endure the required garment wash.

Zipper Gauge Size

As far as gauge size is concerned, this refers to the size of the teeth. It is important to have an idea of the width or how big you want the zipper teeth to be in order to meet the functional demand of the specific piece and the preferred aesthetic. When the zipper used is a metal zipper, you should consider the zipper finish next. If it is a plastic molded or nylon coil zipper, the zipper length is your next important factor to consider.

Zipper Length

What length of zipper do you need? When measuring zippers, you don’t have to include the tape extenders’ length. You just need to measure from the top stop to the bottom stop to know the zipper length you need, metal to metal.

Gayle Ross

Gayle Ross

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