Dye Sub Lanyards

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.


Sublimation Lanyard

Full Color Designs 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.

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We have ordered personalized lapel pins, challenge coins, patches, and lanyards from Signature. Every order has been beautifully crafted, well-packaged, and delivered on-time. Staff has helped to create designs that we like and are attractive. Everything is handled professionally and efficiently. We keep coming back for more!


Date of experience: August 30, 2021

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I've been using them for almost 7 years now. Fast and accurate ordering. A simple email and within minutes I have my proof and quote to preview and approve. Click and order, simple process.

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Date of experience: September 23, 2019


How Are Dye Sublimation Lanyards Made?

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.

Heat transfer lanyard custom dye sublimation lanyard

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.

What’s Included?

One Standard Attachment, One Color Imprint & FREE UPS Air Shipping.
For any quantity over 5000 please email or call us for a price and production time estimate.


Custom Photo Lanyard Pricing

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Stock Lanyards Colors

We offer a wide range of in-stock colors for your selection. We also offer custom-dyed colors, please email us for more information.


Standard Lanyard Attachments

The most popular attachments for ID lanyards are included in our Standard Attachment group. J-hooks, Lobster Claws and Bulldog Clips all offer swivel points that allow you to adjust your lanyard as needed. Split Key Ring and Cell Phone Loop attachments give you the flexibility of attaching more to your lanyard than your ID. These are all economical options that will work well with most personalized lanyards.

Bulldog Clip

FREE Bulldog Clip

Cell Phone Loop

FREE Cell Phone Loop

Lobster Claw

FREE Lobster Claw

J Hook


Split Key Ring

FREE Split Key Ring
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Badge Holder Options

We offer a wide range of badge holders for your lanyards project. Please click here to view more.

Round Hole 1

Size 3.74 in W x 2.4 in H Round Hole 1 $0.20 Each

Slot Hole 1

Size: 4.25 in W x 1.73 in H Slot Hole 1 $0.20 Each

Round Slot 1

Size 3.35 in W x 1.61 in H Round Slot 1 $0.20 Each
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