Lanyards are not a modern invention. It was invented in France right back in the 18th century for the soldiers to tie the weapons on to a chord so tight that they can use it often. The design, technique of production, and purpose of the lanyard have undergone a drastic change over the years. These are some of the steps involved in Lanyard design.
The printing of lanyards Singapore follows these steps to design a lanyard.
Step 1: Use a proper tool to design
There is a lot of software available in the market using which you can design some of the best designs for a lanyard. Hire a designer and get it done.
Step 2: Choose the right production process
You might think that all the production process is the same. But this is not the scenario. Certain production techniques may work for certain items and certainly don’t.
To understand which would work for what, you need to have an understanding of the processes.
Screen Printing is a process originated in China back in the 6th century and later it spread to Japan. This process involves pouring ink on a mesh screen which has the logo of your company impregnated on it and the lanyard fabric is placed underneath the mesh and thus, the logo gets created.
Also, you can place the lanyard fabrics which are cut to the desired size, and then you can place the mesh on top of it. The width of the mesh should be the same size as the width of the lanyard fabric.
The paint on top of the mesh is scraped off so that the paint gets stuck to the fabric in a much better fashion.
You can place a silicone sheet on top of the lanyard fabric and then provide some heat on top of the sheet so that the image gets stuck.
While Screen Printing just involves printing the image on top of the fabric, the dye-sublimation method incorporates a process where the dye is impregnated into the lanyard fabric and the color stays longer.
The design is coded on to the sublimation machine and the heat transfer paper is placed in such a manner that the reverse image gets printed on the sheet of paper. This sheet of paper now transfers the images on it to the lanyard fabric. A high temperature is required to complete this process.
There are other post-production processes like cutting the lanyard fabric to its length. Analyzing the quality of the finished product etc.
These are some of the steps involved in Lanyard design. These techniques are tested from time to time and have shown better output due to the efficient processes involved in it.