Types of Snap & Button

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Button

What is a Jeans Button?

A Jeans Button is generally used as a method of fastening for denim trousers or denim jackets.
On childrenswear garments a Jeans button is also used as a fastening on Dungarees.

A Jeans Button consists of 2 components - The Jeans Button & Jeans Button tack.
YKK manufacture various types of jeans buttons.



What is a Jeans Button Tack ?

A jeans button tack attaches through the fabric and secures into the base of the jeans button.



What is a Jeans Rivet ?

A Jeans Rivet is commonly used as a method of pocket reinforcement for denim trousers, also as a means of decoration on a garment.
A Jeans Rivet set consists of 2 components - The Jeans Rivet & Jeans rivet tack.



What is a Jeans Rivet Tack ?

A jeans rivet tack attaches through the fabric and secures into the base of the jeans rivet.



What is a Snap Cap ?

A SNAP CAP is the component part most likely to be used as the decorative feature on a garment.
SNAP CAPS are available in a range of sizes, normally 13mm / 15mm or 18mm diameter, and in a variety of designs and metal finishes.
A SNAP CAP is one of the FOUR components that make up a FOUR PART SNAP FASTENER combination. - Snap fasteners are covered in detail in the next section.



'S' SPRING TYPE SNAP

So called as the socket (female part) incorporates a parallel spring mechanism which engages the stud (male part). These springs are very similar in shape to the letter S.
This type of fastener is traditionally used on outerwear (all ages), often on overshirts and also on leathergoods (purses etc.)
S Spring type must only be used on WOVEN FABRICS - NOT KNITTED. 。

COMPONENT PARTS OF THE S-SPRING TYPE SNAP

SNAP CAP
A snap cap is the component part most likely to be used as the decorative feature on a garment and is covered in detail in the previous section.



SOCKET
This component attaches with the cap through the garment fabric. This is often referred to as the FEMALE part of the 4 part set.



STUD
This component, often referred to as the MALE part of the 4 part set is the component part that fits into the socket to give the SNAP.



POST
This component, often referred to as a stud eyelet attaches through the garment fabric and is assembled with the stud.



RING SPRING TYPE SNAP

So called as the socket (female part) incorporates a single spring in the shape of a split ring. This fits around the inside diameter of the socket to engage the stud (male part).
Ring Spring type must only be used on WOVEN FABRICS - NOT KNITTED.

COMPONENT PARTS OF THE RING SPRING SNAP

SNAP CAP
A snap cap is the component part most likely to be used as the decorative feature on a garment and is covered in detail in the previous section.



SOCKET
This component attaches with the cap through the garment fabric. This is is often referred to as the FEMALE part of the 4 part set.



STUD
This component, often referred to as the MALE part of the 4 part set is the component part that fits into the socket to give the SNAP.



POST
This component, often referred to as a stud eyelet attaches through the garment fabric and is assembled with the stud.



PRONG TYPE SNAP

This type of product is manufactured in 3 standards sizes of open prongs, LIGNE 14, LIGNE15 and LIGNE 16.
The snap is produced on this product by the construction of a petal like socket (female) which engages the stud (male).
This product is suitable for use on knitted fabrics due to the construction of the five pronged ring which attaches with either the socket or the stud.
A LIGNE is a measurement equivalent to 1/40th of an inch and the size of the product relates to the diameter of the open prong.



COMPONENT PARTS OF PRONG TYPE SNAP

OPEN PRONG
The open prong is available in a range of metal finishes and also in a range of colours. The coloured open prongs are enamel painted. The customer has a choice of either buying a colour from YKK's colour card or supplying YKK with a sample of coloured fabric for a colour match to be done.



SOCKET
This component attaches with the open prong through the garment fabric.This component is often referred to as the FEMALE part of the set.



STUD
This component, often referred to as the MALE part of the 4 part set is the component part that fits into the socket to give the SNAP.