QUALITIES AND APPLICATIONS

Pearlray is a type of rayon string which is known for the shiny surface of its braided profile. As the name suggests, its opalescent surface readily catches the light and is smooth to the touch. A natural for the higher end of the market, it has an unmistakably satiny appearance. Similar in appearance to a tassel, this string is perfect for featuring a specialty product or an item of distinction. It also works well for bookmarks or for commemorative printed items of any kind. This string is a great choice for garments, accessories, jewelry, and other luxury products.

WEIGHT AND COLOR OPTIONS

We offer this splendid string in a variety of solid colors in both lightweight and heavyweight styles, as shown on the Solid Color Pearlray page. Click on the image below to view those options at the bottom of the subsequent page. White and black are always in stock, as well as a variety of solid colors, which may vary from time to time. We also offer this beautiful string in three visually striking bi-color configurations, in our heaviest weight. Check out all of the available options and if you have any questions or need samples, please contact us.

SOLID COLOR PEARLRAY

Our solid color Pearlray string is available in two options: a standard weight and a heavy-weight. This is a synthetic 2-ply string with a lustrous sheen that accentuates its braided profile in bold relief. We stock our solid color Pearlray in a range of standard hues, which may vary from time to time. For very large orders, we can also have solid color Pearlray made matched to the color of your choice. We always stock black and white, among a few others, as well as a range of striking variegated Pearlray strings. Feel free to contact us to request samples of solid color Pearlray, or to find out more about custom colors and lead times.

Lightweight 1200 Pearlray

Our 1200 Pearlray is our lighter weight variant, but is still quite sturdy. The braided profile is much less noticeable in this thinner version, and this trimmer appearance make it a natural choice for tags on accessories, jewelry, and cosmetic products.

Coil of lightweight 1200 black Pearlray.
Coil of lightweight 1200 black Pearlray.
Black and white spools of lightweight 1200 Pearlray.
Black and white spools of lightweight 1200 Pearlray.
Narrow tags in neutral hue strung with lightweight 1200 gold Pearlray.
Narrow tags in neutral hue strung with lightweight 1200 gold Pearlray.
Grey tags with white copy in serif font strung with lightweight 1200 gray Pearlray.
Grey tags with white copy in serif font strung with lightweight 1200 gray Pearlray.

Heavyweight 2400 Pearlray

2400 Pearlray is our heavy-weight option and its braided profile is much more noticeable, like a small tassel. Any shade that shows off the braided profile is suitable; it looks beautiful in warmer, darker tones.

Coil of heavyweight 2400 black Pearlray.
Coil of heavyweight 2400 black Pearlray.
Black and white spools of heavyweight 2400 Pearlray.
Black and white spools of heavyweight 2400 Pearlray.
White tags with a fine navy blue brick-course border pattern strung with navy blue heavyweight Pearlray.
White tags with a fine navy blue brick-course border pattern strung with navy blue heavyweight Pearlray.
White and light green tags with polka dot pattern strung with green heavyweight Pearlray.
White and light green tags with polka dot pattern strung with green heavyweight Pearlray.
Comparison of heavyweight 2400 Pearlray (left) and lightweight 1200 Pearlray (right) to illustrate difference in thickness.
Comparison of heavyweight 2400 Pearlray (left) and lightweight 1200 Pearlray (right) to illustrate difference in thickness.

COMPARISON: 2400 vs. 1200 Pearlray

Our heavyweight 2400 Pearlray, at left, requires a 5/32″ hole, as shown at the top. Our lighter weight 1200 Pearlray, at right, requires a 1/8″ hole, as shown at the bottom. The braided profiles of both strings make for a distinctive presentation, and the choice between the two will obviously depend on the nature of the product. 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 to request samples.

VARIEGATED PEARLRAY OPTIONS

We offer a striking variegated Pearlray string in three standard bi-color combinations: gray-white, red-white, and black-white. Long ago, these were custom order options only. These were such striking complements to printed tag designs that they are now generally available. In addition to the three combinations featured by M&F, other options are possible as well. Our variegated Pearlray string can be produced in two custom colors for a project of sufficiently large size and scope, to create a truly bespoke tag design. The interwoven strands contribute to a rich visual palette, drawing the eye to the tag through the use of contrast.

LEAD TIMES FOR VARIEGATED PEARLRAY

As for any custom material option, lead time will inevitably be the first consideration. These gorgeous materials are no exception to the rule. Any two-color combination except the three stock combinations shown here are custom-order items. Such options can be used on orders of sufficient size with adequate time in the project to lay in supplies. Please contact us to ask about lead times and minimum order sizes for custom color combinations, or to request samples of what we currently have in stock.

Variegated Gray-White Pearlray

This hue of variegated Pearlray is a natural choice for a tag that is printed on light-colored stock. It also looks very well next to muted shades or with an array of pale neutral colors, and with a variety of color schemes.

A coil of variegated gray-white Pearlray.
A coil of variegated gray-white Pearlray.
A spool of variegated gray-white Pearlray.
A spool of variegated gray-white Pearlray.
Multi-color gift envelopes strung with our gray-white variegated Pearlray.
Multi-color gift envelopes strung with our gray-white variegated Pearlray.
Multi-color gift envelopes strung with our gray-white variegated Pearlray.
Multi-color gift envelopes strung with our gray-white variegated Pearlray.

Variegated Red-White Pearlray

This well-known and cheery color combination, evocative of a traditional candy cane pattern, is a natural choice for almost any gift product sold during the winter holidays.

A coil of variegated red-white Pearlray.
A coil of variegated red-white Pearlray.
A spool of our variegated red-white Pearlray.
A spool of our variegated red-white Pearlray.
Green and white gift envelopes strung with our red-white variegated Pearlray.
Green and white gift envelopes strung with our red-white variegated Pearlray.
Cream-colored envelopes with gold polka dots strung with our red-white variegated Pearlray.
Cream-colored envelopes with gold polka dots strung with our red-white variegated Pearlray.

Variegated Black-White Pearlray

This color combination is visually striking, and as with all monochromatic designs, looks best next to more of the same, or with a bold accent color, such as red, or a metallic hue.

A coil of variegated black-white Pearlray.
A coil of variegated black-white Pearlray.
A spool of our variegated black-white Pearlray.
A spool of our variegated black-white Pearlray.
Grey tone-on-tone geometric-patterned tags strung with our black-white variegated Pearlray.
Grey tone-on-tone geometric-patterned tags strung with our black-white variegated Pearlray.
Red and black geometric-patterned tags strung with our black-white variegated Pearlray.
Red and black geometric-patterned tags strung with our black-white variegated Pearlray.