Monthly Archive: February 2016

3 Factors That You Must Consider When Selecting Custom Lanyards

Custom lanyards have come a long way from being used as dress ornaments in 1933 to being used for various applications today.

1.Imprinting Methods

The first imprinting method is the four-color process. It can replicate an imprint design by using four inks – yellow, black, cyan, and magenta.

Custom-lanyardsHot stamping is the second imprinting method. It’s the cheapest imprinting method because it creates an imprint design using one color. The imprint can become damaged if the lanyard is rubbed. The third imprinting method is the sewn-in. You can sew an imprint on one side of the lanyard that’s different to another imprint on the opposite side. You can only use limited colors for the imprint. Dye-sublimation is the fourth imprinting method. It uses multiple colors to create an imprint that’s baked into the lanyard.

The fifth imprinting method is the silk screening. It uses various colors to create an imprint on both sides of the lanyard.

2.Types of Custom Lanyards

A reflective lanyard has a reflective strip that’s positioned on the middle of the lanyard. The reflective strip glows in the dark for up to several hours in dark areas. An eco-friendly lanyard has bamboo or cotton so that the wearer won’t acquire health problems. It has to be manufactured properly because its material may further soften during the heating process.

Custom lanyards that have a plastic zipper can be attached to a rubber patch or a silicon patch. A lanyard that functions like a luggage belt can prevent losing or damaging the packed items. It hides the packed items from view in case the lock mechanism of the luggage is broken.

A nylon lanyard makes the imprint stand out from the background by making it sparkle. Custom lanyards that are manufactured from silicon can be exposed to stretching and water. They’re also lightweight. A lanyard that looks like a shoelace is comfortable to wear around the neck because it’s soft.

3.Attachment Options

The first attachment option is the cell phone holder. The cell phone holder has a slot and a nylon loop that make up the size-squeeze buckle. The slot attaches to the nylon loop so that the cell phone can be attached to the lanyard.

The water bottle holder is the second attachment option. It attaches to the neck of the water bottle to carry it. The rubber-o ring of the holder attaches the water bottle to the lanyard. The third attachment option is the breakaway connector. Pressure is applied to the breakaway connector so that the lanyard can come off from the neck of the person.

The slide adjuster is the fourth attachment option. It brings the attached object towards the chest of the person or brings the attached object away from the chest of the person. Pulling the back of the lanyard allows the lanyard to bring the attached object towards the chest. Pulling the front of the lanyard lets the lanyard bring the attached object away from the chest.

The fifth attachment option is the quick-release buckle. Its lower part is attached to an object and its upper part attaches the object to the lanyard. It can detach an object without taking off the lanyard from around the person’s neck.

The split ring is the sixth attachment option. The split ring attaches the key or the ID badge to the lanyard. An ID badge holder that has a bulldog clip can also be attached to the split ring. The seventh attachment option is the J-hook. The J-hook attaches the object to the lanyard when pressure is applied to one side. It may also rotate the attached object.

Take note of these three factors when you are looking for the right custom lanyards.

Fascinating Muslim Funeral Traditions

Muslims have their own traditional way of burying their dead; they also have their own practices when it comes to conducting funeral services. When a Muslim dies, the body is immediately buried and thus, planning and preparation must be done as soon as possible.

The local Islamic organization should be contacted to assist the family in arranging the burial and funeral services, as well as in choosing and coordinating with the funeral home. Routine autopsies, cosmetology, cremation, and embalming are prohibited.

Preparing the body for burial

The corpse must be physically cleansed, and washing the deceased is called Ghusl. The temporal position and locale of the deceased will dictate the method, accessories, and style to be used in bathing. Close family members of the same sex are the ones that should give the Ghusl; however, if it is a spousal death, the spouse will do the washing.

The washes should be odd numbered. Therefore, the body is needs to be washed at least three times. A certain order also needs to be followed in washing the body. The upper right side should be cleaned first, followed by the left; the lower right side and lower left side are next. If the deceased is a woman, the hair must be washed and three braids should be made.

FuneralOnce the body is clean it will be covered in a white cloth called Kafan. Different regions have their own specifics when it comes to choosing the style, color, and materials that will be used for the cloth. In shrouding the body, simple cloth must be used. Three pieces of large cloth is used for males, and five pieces are necessary for female. Women are made to wear a sleeveless dress that reaches the ankle. A head veil is also worn.

The body is placed on top of the sheets and the left hand should be positioned in a prayer position. Folding the sheets should start at the right side and then the left, until they’re completely wrapped around the body. Also, a rope is used to secure the body. After the body’s secured, it will be transferred to the mosque for the “Salat al-Janazah” (funeral prayers).

Traditional Muslim funeral services

Muslim funeral services start with a prayer. Everyone in the community must perform the Salat al-Janazah. Everyone is required to face the Qiblah or the direction towards Mecca and recite the prayer in the courtyard, study room, or prayer room of the mosque. A three-line formation is usually followed – males closely related to the deceased should be on the first line, men on the second, followed by children and women.

The body will be transported to the cemetery after the Salat al-Janazah has been recited. Men used to be the only ones allowed in burials, but more and more communities are allowing women to be present.

All about the grave’s specifics

The grave must be perpendicular to the qiblah when dug and the body is placed on the right side. “Bismilllah wa ala millati rasulilllah” must be recited by the people who are going to place the body in the grave. Layers of stone or wood are place on top of the body to prevent direct contact with the soil. Three handfuls of soil are placed on the grave by those in attendance. Small stones or markers are placed on top of the grave for recognition.

Is there anything else to know?

Well, the mourning period usually lasts for 40 days, and for widows it lasts for four months and ten days. The first three days after the burial and funeral services, the community will provide food for the family that will receive the visitors.