Every company is looking for an edge. They are looking for ways that they can get ahead of the competition and stay there. A colorful, well-designed lanyard will be noticed and seen. However, if you select a lanyard that is not well made, and dyed using the latest techniques, you may be buying an inferior product. Dye sublimation lanyards are perfect for any company that wants to have detailed logos and/or designs placed on their lanyards.
When you choose a lanyard for your business, you want to make certain that it is the very best one on the market. Not all lanyards are created equal and as a buyer, it is important to know what you are paying for and what the differences are. You might not think that this is significant, but if you want to customize a lanyard to give as a product that represents your company, you should buy the best.
One of the options that will be offered to you when purchasing lanyards is the choice of how the lanyard is actually made. Once you have chosen a design for the lanyard and the material that you wish to use, you need to understand the dying process.
The process of dye sublimation is one of the very best ways of dying intricate pictures onto cloth. Pictures that are imprinted onto material are actually made up of very small dots of color. If you know anything about monitors, you know that the more dots per inch, the higher the resolution of the picture. This concept also applies when dying an image onto any kind of material.
Dye sublimation lanyards will have a higher resolution than those done using any other kind of process. Additionally, this method allows for continuous tones. The colors in the picture will appear more natural rather than appearing as disjointed dots. This technique has been refined to a point where an image of a person can be recreated on a piece of material, and it will have an almost photographic quality.
The other method that you might want to consider is that of silk screening. This process is less expensive than dye sublimation, but the image will not be as sharp. If the lanyard that you have chosen is only going to use a couple of colors or is only going to have a few words printed on it in a black ink, you should stay with the more traditional method.
Silk screening has been around for thousands of years. Naturally, during the years the process has changed and been improved as have the dyes that are used. The process has been perfected to the point where it is possible to recreate designs onto almost any kind of material in a very short amount of time.
Both processes have their place, and both will get your lanyards noticed. It is up to you as a buyer to choose which one will create the right look for the lanyard than you want. Dye sublimation lanyards or a silk screen – you decide.