123 lanyards

Read how to prepare your lanyard design
Colours & colour matching

We design and print dye-sublimation lanyards using Pantone C or CMYK colour reference. For vector artwork, please supply logos for or print-ready design with Pantone C references. That gives a guarantee for exact colour match. We also accept vector artwork with CMYK colours but in this case we recommend to order printed proof (prototype) of the lanyard before going ahead with a bulk order.


Parts of the artwork that are intended to print up to the trimmed edge of printed glasses should be extended 2mm beyond the 'cut line' to give a 'bleed' (which allows for tolerance in the production process). Any text or images are recommended to be inset at least 2mm inside the cut line. Please add 2mm bleed to top and bottom of the lanyard according to our design templates.


Please remember about outlining (converting into curves) all the fonts used in your artwork.

Linked (embedded) images

Please remember about embedding all bitmap images you’ve placed in the artwork.

Submitting files

We accept logos and lanyard designs in both vector and bitmap format, but if the lanyard has been designed using a vector software (Adobe Illustrator), it is always best to prevent rasterising the design. As such, our preferred file formats are vector based and are listed below:


We also accept bitmap artwork in min. 300DPI in following formats:


As previously mentioned, we can open almost any file type. In the unlikely event that you send us a file that we cannot open, we will contact you about your options.

We can currently accept files via email up to around 20MB.

For larger artwork please use www.wetransfer.com (our e-mail address is sales@123-lanyards.eu)

Artwork resolution for bitmap designs

To achieve the best results possible all artwork should be supplied full size at a minimum of 300dpi and be of good quality, Images designed for the web typically cannot be used for printing as they have a low screen resolution of 72 dpi. Print images need to be created at 300 dpi or there will be a substantial drop in the image quality.

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