Grommets have many uses in the world today, you may see them used to hang vinyl banners, or secure a tarp. Grommets or eyelets can be made from rubber, plastic and metal. They are made up of two parts, the washer (the flat ring) and the grommet (the indented inner ring). When installing the grommet, the inner ring is compressed over the flat ring to create a secure hold between the two pieces. There are a few methods to install grommets, some easier than others:
How to install grommets with Banner Ups method:
The easiest and most efficient method is to skip the grommets all together and use Banner Ups. This method does not require a hammer or a machine. You will need a pack of BravoTabs (adhesive grommet tabs) and an EZ Punch, and in a few easy steps you have a clean professional looking banner!
How to install grommets with a grommet machine:
The next method is more traditional but more costly. If you are planning on installing numerous grommets, you may consider purchasing a grommet machine. Machines can cost upwards of $300 but can save you some time and energy.
How to install grommets with a hammer
The last option is the old fashion way with a grommet die and a hammer. Needed for this method is a grommet tool kit which includes a die punch and a grommet setting anvil.