KAM Size 16 Snaps
If you are confused or do not know where to start with snaps, please read our SNAP INFO PAGE. It is full of information about all you need to know to make your snaps order a more informed and pleasant experience.
*NOTE* - size 14 & 16 snaps in garments limit the garment to cold wash and no Tumble Dry - because of the smaller nature of size 14 & 16 snaps, they have a tendency to warp and become unusable when heat is used during the laundering process. This is not to say they will warp, just we have seen enough cases of them warping in laundering, that the safest recommendation is cold wash and no tumble dry. Size 20 snaps are significantly different in that you can boil and cook them to your hearts content and will never make them blink and should be used where abuse of the snap in laundering is expected. Size 14 & 16 snaps should only be used for delicate applications where a size 20 is unworkable, like angel baby nappies or mamma pads.
The stud & socket parts are the same in both size 14 & size 16 - it is only the cap part that is different.
Snaps are a professional fastening system; they replace the need for hook & loop closures on nappies. They also come in handy for a zillion other things around the home, from clothing to duvet covers to handtowels to sleeping bags...
SNAP PRESS & DIE SETS are required to attach these professional grade Polycetal Resin Snaps.
Size 16 Snaps are great for mama pads or anything that doesn't need quite as strong of a grip as a size 20 snap, but more so require a slightly more discreet (smaller) snap than a size 20. Size 16 Caps measure 10.7mm diameter.
Size 16 snaps are also known as size T3
FULL SNAP SETS - Our 100 full sets contain 100 sockets, 100 studs, and 200 caps (400 total pieces). A full set is enough to apply 100 complete sets of snaps.
SOCKET & CAP SETS - Our 100 socket & cap sets contain 100 sockets, 100 caps (200 total pieces), enough to apply 100 socket (female) snaps only.
CAP - the cap is the most visible part of a snap, which is the dome that is visible on the outside of the garment. You need one cap per socket or stud. Some people sometimes mix cap colours with the socket or stud they are applying for required visual effects.
SOCKET - is the female part of the snap that joins together with the male – you need one cap to apply one socket to a garment.
STUD - is the male part of the snap that joins together with the socket – you need one cap to apply one stud to a garment.
3-1 RATIO - most people use 3 sockets to 1 stud when making MCN’s, giving a 3-1 ratio. Socket & Cap sets are available because you usually use more sockets than studs on your nappies. To buy a 3-1 ratio, you need to buy 1 full set, and 2 socket & cap sets. Most people start out buying full sets, and topping up their socket and caps later on, but if you are trying to get everything in one hit to save on postage, and are using for nappies, a 3-1 ratio is a good guide.