Below is a list of frequently asked questions. If you don't find answers here, feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.
Yes, our G2 have the following minimums:
$300 invoice total
- 25 yard minimum per color
- 100 pcs minimum order
Black and White ONLY
50 pcs minimum per size
Classic Metal (all gauge sizes): 250 yards
Plastic Molded (all gauge sizes): 300 yards
Invisible (all gauge sizes): 500 yards
Nylon Coil (all gauge sizes): 500 yards
Water Resistant (Black) (all gauge sizes): 100 yards
Water Resistant (Colors) (all gauge sizes): 500 yards
You can use our Zipper Calculator to figure out how many pieces you need OR how many yards you will need to order for a certain amount of pieces. Just fill in the information required.
Click here to access the Zipper Calculator.
In order for us to give you accurate pricing, we need to know a number of things. We need to know what type of zipper, the gauge size, the desired style, color, length, and quantity. If it’s a metal zipper, then we would also need to know the finish. The reason that we need this information is because we manufacture all of our zippers “to-order”. This means that when you order it, that’s when we start to make it.
The best way to get pricing would be to connect with us either by chat on the bottom right corner of the screen or you can contact us with the form on this page.
Yes, we can send you a cut, unfinished zipper that will give you a physical reference of the zipper you’re looking for. We will send these items via regular USPS. If you’d like them expedited you will need to provide us your FedEx or UPS account # to send them in this manner.
For our luxury G2 Zippers, we produce them in the following finishes:
For our Classic zippers, we produce them in the following finishes:
No. We do not carry stock zippers. We make to order all of our zippers to your custom specifications. That said, you will need to plan for production lead times. See “What are you production lead times?“.
We make our zippers down to 1/2″ increments. So if you want a 10″ zipper, we can make it. If you want a 214 1/2″ zipper, we can make that as well.
Unfortunately not. We understand that there are quite possibly a million shades of brass, however we’ve decided to stick to our finishes that we offer.
Our production lead time really depends on what’s in production when you place the order. Typically we can run an order in about 7-10 business days for nylon coil, plastic molded, and classic metal zippers. Our G2 line can runs about 21 business days. There are times that we can complete the order sooner and there are times that we need a little more time. We will be in constant contact with you during the process to keep you informed of when your order will be ready.
Yes, we have a color card that we use that has 600 colors of zipper tape. This card may be purchased for $45.00. If you’d like to purchase a card, you can contact us by sending an email here. Just let us know what you’re looking for.
We pride ourselves in producing high quality zippers with greatly reduced lead times compared to our competitors. That said, we use our color card with 600 colors and do not dye custom colors.
No. We don’t email PDF’s of our color card due to the fact that there are too many different color settings on computer monitors and smartphones, for different people. This will result in mis-ordered colors and lead to unhappiness for both parties involved.
Yes we can definitely make customer sliders with your logo. Unfortunately, as much as we want to keep everything here in the US, this process is outsourced and not done here in Los Angeles.
The process to get pricing is as follows:
– Provide us with a detailed drawing of your logo and how you want the slider to look. The more information you can provide the better estimate we can give. We can take JPG and PDF formats to review your specs.
– Once we get your specs, we’ll convert that to a CAD. This is a 2-D drawing of what you’re looking for. The CAD will show you a 1:1 ratio for size reference. This will be your approval to produce the mold. Molds take about 7-10 days to make and from that mold we will provide raw, physical samples for pre-production reference.
– Mold charges depend on the detail of the artwork. Historically, mold charges have ranged from $375 – $600.
– There is a 5,000 pcs minimum order and the cost per piece will again depend on the detail of the artwork. Historically, custom sliders have ranged from $0.25 – $1.00 per piece.
– Total lead time is 4-6 weeks to complete a custom slider
No, we do not produce YKK Zippers. We produce our own brand of zippers here in Los Angeles, CA. If you’re looking for YKK Zippers, you’ll want to go here.
The gauge size is referring to the size of the teeth measured in millimeters across the width of the zipper teeth, in the closed state. We produce zippers from #2 all the way up to #15. As the gauge size increases in number, the size of the zipper teeth get larger.
The easiest way to measure the width of the zipper teeth (mm) is with the zipper closed. This measurement will tell you what gauge size you’re looking for. You can then click here to go through our zipper collection to see if we produce it.
Zipper Type – Are you ordering a Nylon Coil, Metal, Plastic Molded zipper?
Zipper Gauge – This is the size of the teeth. The gauge size is noted with the “#” symbol. You’ll see on this page #2, #3, #5, etc.
Zipper Finish – If you’re looking to order a metal zipper, what finish do you need? Brass, Antique Brass, etc.
Zipper Style – Do you need a closed bottom typically used for pant flys? Or do you need a separating bottom for a jacket? We have many styles to meet your needs.
Quantity – How many do you need to order?
Length – What length do you need? We work in 1/2″ increments
Color – We have a color card that contains 600 colors. We DO NOT use Pantone colors.
We accept all major credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, American Express).
We also accept checks however orders that require a deposit WILL NOT be started and completed orders WILL NOT be delivered until the check(s) clears in full.
The average time for a check(s) to clear is 5-7 business days.