ID Lanyards are commonly used in many offices, hospitals and schools. These are also utilized in many corporate events, tradeshows and concerts as a means of enhancing security. Various styles and colors are available to match the needs of the users. Using these lanyards is an inexpensive way to display the logo of the company and to provide a simple way to identify employees and visitors, as well as organizers for big events.
Lanyards can be customized to bear the company brand and other important details like telephone numbers or website addresses. There are a lot of ways to print on the lanyard’s fabric, depending on budget constraints and requirements of the business. Below are some of the means to customize these lanyards:
•Silkscreen printing – Using a process that utilizes stencils and silkscreens, ink is forced through the mesh of the screen and prints onto the material. This kind of printing can be done on satin and polyester lanyards. Silk-screening is very affordable and economical. However, companies should order their ID Lanyards in bulk to keep the cost low. Small businesses that have a smaller quantity requirement should opt to use the heat-transfer method, instead.
•Heat-transfer – Using a heat-press machine, heat-transfer or dye sublimation printing is the best option for full-color printing. Colors are printed on a white background using sublimation ink and are transferred by heat on the lanyard. Intricate designs including QR codes are reproduced accurately using this method of printing.
•Jacquard loom weaving – Have you noticed some companies with their logos or names woven into the ID Lanyards? This is done by using the Jacquard loom system, which produces beautifully rendered designs. These lanyards are more durable and ensure that business logos will not fade, nor come off over time.
•Offset printing – This method produces very high quality images and texts that are distinctively clear. Images from a plate are transferred to a rubber-like blanket and to a printing surface afterwards. This process produces consistently sharp images, but it is also the cheapest one in the market. Complex artworks can be easily imprinted in most lanyards using a four-color process imprint. This is the same process used to print high quality photographic prints.
ID Lanyards can be further customized by choosing the fabrics that meet the requirements of various companies. Selecting the right kind of lanyard material is important to match the brand identity of the business. Some of the most common materials used in this process are the following:
•Polyester – Polyester is one of the most common materials utilized to manufacture apparel, home furnishings and other ordinary accessories. Most of these products can be found in the home or workplace. The popularity of using Polyester stems from the fact that these materials are durable, have very high color retention and are resistant to wrinkling.
•Nylon – Used frequently in ID Lanyards, it is one of the most inexpensive yet dependable material to use. It is highly resistant to molds, fungi, mildew and rotting. Its lustrous appearance and resistance to abrasion makes nylon an excellent choice for many companies.
•Satin – Lanyards made of satin are soft, thin, lightweight, and show no visible thread marks. It has a luxurious appearance and has a very smooth feel. Artworks printed on satin are bright, sharp and vibrant. It is a material most suited for digitally printed designs.
•PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) – PET is a resin belonging to the polyester family, and is often used in synthetic fibers. Highly resistant to water and moisture, it is a marvellous material to use. It is hygienic, resistant to molds and can be machine washed as well.