Metallic Lamé has a reflective appearance which catches the light, delights the eye, and draws the attention of the consumer. Lamé gets its reflective property (which makes it appear faceted) from the incorporation of metallic fibers. This light-catching quality makes lamé an excellent choice for holiday items or occasional gifts. Our lamé, in gold or silver, can be of two weights: we offer a 3-ply and a 4-ply thickness. This string, like many others, can readily fray at the ends, which we cannot control with our stringing machines. Consequently, quite a few customers specify that we trim the ends or ‘tails’ of the knot. This is a particularly popular option among vendors of holiday ornaments. We suggest that you contact us to request a sample so you can see for yourself the qualities and properties of this string.

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3-Ply Gold Metallic Lamé

Our 3-ply metallic gold lamé is often used for gift items sold during the winter holidays. Lamé, uniform throughout in its metallic color, is often used with traditional gift items like ornaments and jewelry.

Tags with old Father Christmas graphic strung with 3-ply gold lamé. Tags with leaf and ribbon design strung with 3-ply gold lamé.

3-Ply Silver Metallic Lamé

Our 3-ply metallic silver lamé has been specified for an array of hang tags on garments, accessories, and fragrances, is suited to neutral color schemes, and is a sturdy alternative to other metallic strings.

Yellow tags with tone-on-tone pattern design strung with 3-ply silver lamé. Stitched booklets on thin silver gray stock strung with 3-ply silver lamé.

4-Ply Gold Metallic Lamé

Our heavier 4-ply metallic gold lamé has a more luxuriant rounded profile than its thinner counterpart, and is well suited to the luxury goods market. We see it used often with garments and fragrances.

Canary yellow and winter white striped tags on thin stock strung with 4-ply gold lamé. Tags of thick cream-colored stock with a gold metallic border strung with 4-ply gold lamé.

4-Ply Silver Metallic Lamé

Our 4-ply metallic silver lamé is a higher-end option used primarily for haute couture, fragrances, and cosmetics. It has a substantial feel when handled, and is complementary to almost any color palette.

Lime green folded tags strung with 4-ply silver metallic lamé. Blue corner-cut tags with silver metallic snowflake graphic and nickel eyelets strung with 4-ply silver metallic lamé.
Photograph of 4-ply gold lamé (at left) and 3-ply gold lamé (at right) to illustrate the difference in comparative thickness.

3-Ply Gold Lamé

4-Ply Gold Lamé

COMPARISON: 4-Ply vs. 3-Ply Metallic Lamé

Both thicknesses of our metallic lamé require a 1/8" hole to be punched, as shown in the accompanying image. As with all digital representations of materials, seeing a material does not yield the same experience as holding a a physical sample. Contact us to learn more or request samples of metallic lamé in any of the sizes and colors shown on our site.