Personalised Lanyard Printing Options

We understand that, if this is your first time buying Personalised Lanyards it can be confusing.
With so many different types of lanyards and so many different printing options, it can be complicated!

To help you find what kind of Custom Lanyard is right for you, we have written this helpful guide.
We hope this will help you make the right decision and answer any questions that you might have about Customising a Lanyard.




The two most popular printing methods are Dye Sublimation and Silk Screen Printing.
So, what is the difference between Sublimation and Screen Printed Lanyards?

Sublimation VS Screen Printing



DYE SUBLIMATION Printed Lanyards

If you have a complicated image and/or want to cover the whole lanyard
with your design then Dye Sublimation Printing is the correct method.

• With Dye Sublimation the ink “dyes” the white fabric lanyard.

• There is no limit to the number of colours printed.

• No matter how many colours are printed on the lanyard, the cost is the same.

• The lanyard colour is dyed to match the Pantone® using 4 colours (CMYK).


Sublimation Example 1

PROS
Good for complicated designs,
the whole of the lanyard is printed (dyed).
Ideal for images and detailed highly detailed designs.
Extensive colour options.

CONS
Pantone® colours are not as accurate as Screen printing.
Not as sharp as screen printing.

Sublimation Print Screen Print

SILK SCREEN Printed Lanyards

If you have a simple design and/or need to match your brands
Pantone® colour/s then Silk Screen Printing is the correct method.


• With Silk Screen Printing, the ink actually sits on top of the fabric.

• The print process starts with your Pantone® selected colour lanyard.

• We supply either 1 or 3 colour printed lanyards.

• Each colour ink is mixed to match your Pantone® colour before it is applied.


Screen Example 1

PROS
Good for simple designs as it sits on top of the
fabric making it crisp, sharp and clear.
Ideal for company logos and text.
Pantone® colour accurate.

CONS
Limited to 3 printed Pantone® colours.
Can only print simple designs.



Want to Make a Great Impression?

Take a look at our unique range of premium Personalised Lanyards that offer something different to standard lanyard printing types.

We offer Glow in the Dark printed lanyards, perfect for people who run events or businesses at night and Foil Printed lanyards in Gold or Silver to add a luxurious feel to your corporate branding.

We are always adding new and exciting customisation options.

We have also written a helpful guide on how to order a Personalised Lanyard from Lanyards Tomorrow and the information we need from you to make the perfect custom lanyard.

If you need some inspiration for your lanyard design, we have made some helpful background templates that can be used for full-colour sublimation printing LINK TO TEMPLATES.

Glow in the Dark Printed Lanyards

Glow in the Dark Example 1
3D Printed Lanyards

3D Example 1
Foil Printed Lanyards

Foil Example 1

We understand that, if this is your first time buying Personalised Lanyards it can be confusing.
With so many different types of lanyards and so many different printing options, it can be complicated!

To help you find what kind of Custom Lanyard is right for you, we have written this helpful guide.
We hope this will help you make the right decision and answer any questions that you might have about Customising a Lanyard.




The two most popular printing methods are Dye Sublimation and Silk Screen Printing.
So, what is the difference between Sublimation and Screen Printed Lanyards?

Sublimation VS Screen Printing



Sublimation Print

DYE SUBLIMATION Printed Lanyards

If you have a complicated image and/or want to cover the whole lanyard
with your design then Dye Sublimation Printing is the correct method.

• With Dye Sublimation the ink actually “dyes” the fabric.

• The print process starts with a white lanyard.

• There is no limit to the number of colours printed.

• No matter how many colours are printed on the lanyard, the cost is the same.

• The lanyard colour is dyed to match the Pantone® colour you select.

Sublimation Example 1

PROS
Extensive colour options.
Can print ANY design covering the whole of the lanyard.

CONS
The 4 colour (CMYK) print process means that Pantone® colours are not as accurate as Screen printing.
Not as sharp as screen printing.


Screen Print

SILK SCREEN Printed Lanyards

If you have a simple design and/or need to match your brands
Pantone® colour/s then Silk Screen Printing is the correct method.


• With Silk Screen Printing, the ink actually sits on top of the fabric.

• The print process starts with your Pantone® selected colour lanyard.

• We supply either 1 or 3 colour printed lanyards.

• Each colour ink is mixed to match your Pantone® colour before it is applied.

Screen Example 1

PROS
Good for simple designs as it sits on top of the fabric making it crisp, sharp and clear.
Ideal for company logos and text. Pantone® colour accurate.

CONS
Can only print simple designs.
Limited printed colours.



Want to Make a Great Impression?

Take a look at our unique range of premium Personalised Lanyards that offer something different to standard lanyard printing types.

We offer Glow in the Dark printed lanyards, perfect for people who run events or businesses at night and Foil Printed lanyards in Gold or Silver to add a luxurious feel to your corporate branding.

We are always adding new and exciting customisation options.

We have also written a helpful guide on how to order a Personalised Lanyard from Lanyards Tomorrow and the information we need from you to make the perfect custom lanyard.

If you need some inspiration for your lanyard design, we have made some helpful background templates that can be used for full-colour sublimation printing LINK TO TEMPLATES.

Glow in the Dark
Printed Lanyards

Glow in the Dark Example 1
3D Printed
Lanyards

3D Example 1
Foil Printed
Lanyards

Foil Example 1