We offer several different types of lanyards, all of which have the potential for beautiful designs. However,
dye sub lanyards
stand out from the crowd more than any other type of lanyard thanks to their ability to capture realistic, full color artwork. The dye sublimation process allows our team to color match any brand artwork you need and heat transfer any type of digital design into a lanyard with intricate detail.
There’s a difference between making a multi-color lanyard with imprinted artwork and creating a full color lanyard with heat transferred artwork. Imprinted polyester lanyards and woven lanyards are both excellent choices for colorful designs with bold text and logos, but our custom dye sub lanyards offer an entirely new level of vibrancy and detail. If you need custom lanyards with picture-perfect designs, our photo lanyards are the best option.
Unlike imprinted polyester lanyards which use silk screen printing to transfer artwork onto the surface of a lanyard, dye sublimated lanyards have artwork heat transferred into the fabric. We say “into” because the ink design is infused with the material through the dye sublimation process.
Once a digital version of your custom artwork is created, our production team prints the design onto sheets of transfer paper. The transfer paper is laid over blank lanyards, which are then laid inside a heat press. Heat and pressure are applied using the press, which causes the ink on the transfer paper to go from a solid state to a gas state. After a few moments, the ink is fully infused into the blank lanyards, creating a permanent design with full-coverage that won’t wash away.
The ability to create full color designs over the entire surface of a lanyard opens the door to all kinds of unique and interesting designs with photo quality. If you’re looking for more than just the standard text and logo lanyard design, custom sublimated lanyards are your best option.
Making Custom Lanyards With Picture Perfect Designs
There are certain ways to approach creating a photo transfer lanyard design, depending on where the lanyards will be used and who will be using them. For a company lanyard created for branding purposes or a corporate event, most people choose to center the design around emblems or company logos.
The incredible detail of a custom photo lanyard design makes it easy to recreate even the smallest company emblems with perfect accuracy. Some people choose to have the logo repeated up and down the length of the lanyard, but there is so much more room to expand on your design.
Dye sublimation lanyards can smoothly transition between colors along the length of the design, whereas imprinted and woven designs are created on top of one solid color. If you want your lanyard to stand out from the crowd, you can mix and match different colors along the length of the lanyard, so your logo appears in several different hues.
Instead of including a logo or emblem, it’s also possible to make full color lanyards with photos that have realistic shading and detail. We’ve worked on promotional lanyards for games, films, clubs and stores that have artwork of knights in shining armor, fire breathing dragons, and all kinds of other character designs.
All we need to get started on a set of custom full color lanyards are a few ideas. Whether it’s a custom badge holder lanyard or a specialty lanyard designed for your company’s next big event, we’ve got you covered. Fill out a free quote form on our website and see what we can create for you.
Ordering Your Own Dye Sub Lanyards
No matter what kind of images or ideas you have prepared for a design, the best way to get started on a new project is by filling out a free quote form on our website. The quote form is the best place to get in contact with our sales team, and to pick out a few options for the design you have in mind, like size and attachment options.
Creating custom lanyards with pictures gives you the greatest ability to capture designs with realistic detail, and ordering a larger sized lanyard adds even more ability to create an intricate design. We offer dye sub lanyards in sizes between .375” and 1”. Custom dye sublimated lanyards focused on patterns or colorful text turn out beautifully in any size, but character artwork or designs with scenery like mountains or buildings benefit from the added space of a larger lanyard.
Depending on how you plan on using your dye sub lanyards, some attachment options may work better than others. Bulldog clips and J hooks are excellent options for carrying ID badges and access cards. Lobster claws and keyrings are better suited for securing heavier items like water bottles, keys or cell phones.
Once you choose the options you need, our art team will set to work creating an eye-catching, full color lanyard design. Artwork and revisions are always free, and your first free proof will be ready within 48 hours. Make sure to let us know how we can improve the design before finalizing your order.
Get Started on Your Custom Sublimated Lanyards Today!
Here at Signature Lanyards, we take pride in the fact that we offer the best customer service and highest quality products on the market. We use the best lanyard materials to create completely custom designs from your ideas.
If you’re looking for a way to create a full color lanyard with a photo quality custom design, a dye sub lanyard is the best option for you. All orders come with free artwork and revisions, free overnight shipping and our 100% quality guarantee. Give us a call, and share your ideas with our team today. We’ll have your first free proof of artwork prepared within 48 hours.