Lanyards are found everywhere from small parties and reunions to big trade fairs. They are found in schools and corporate houses. Here is a quick glance at the methods of lanyard printing.
Hot Stamping- In this method, first the color is transferred to the design head from a foil underneath the imprint design plate and then onto the lanyard material. In the next step, the design head is lifted and the lanyard advances so that the next area of it gets imprinted. This is a ‘step and repeat’ process and hence very economical and the most preferred type.
Silk Screening- In this method, the mesh holes in the area of the design to be printed are open and everywhere else it is closed. A device pushes the ink through the screen mesh holes which gets imprinted on the lanyard. In this type of printing, the lanyard is first precut and then printed one at a time. Hence the extra labor involved contributes to a higher price for the neck lanyards. But the advantage is that it allows for a larger area to imprint more information as well as a better resolution of the details.
Dye Sublimation- This is used for premium customized lanyards. A polyester white material is used in this process and this allows multi-color designs to be reproduced on one side or both the sides. The transfer paper contains the design as well as the colors which are then transferred to the material using heat and pressure. The colors penetrate the material surface making the lanyards less prone to surface abrasion wear.
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