Dye Sublimation is Forever

Customers shopping for printed lanyards have various options in regard to the printing method. Each option has its good points, but the one used most often for lanyards or any other plastic product is dye sublimation printing. The fact that designs printed by dye sublimation can be washed many times without fading makes this method ideal for most purposes.

Dye sublimation printing is similar in some ways to an old-fashioned typewriter. The color is contained in a ribbon that is pressed against the plastic surface. However, instead of being applied by pressure as with typing ribbon, the color is applied by heated heads pressed against the back of the ribbon, causing the coloring element to melt and stick to the surface it is touching.

The result is a brilliant, clear image capable of withstanding many years of washing and heavy wear. Unlike some plastic items, custom lanyards made by this method do not become discolored by sunlight. The printed design is as flexible as the surface underneath it, so it will not crack or flake off.

Dye sublimation has the capacity for intricate detail, so small text and complex logos are no problem. Large numbers of personalized lanyards can be made very quickly, and orders are usually filled promptly.

A lanyard made by dye sublimation provides years of free advertising.