What Are Lanyards?
ID lanyards, basically, are string or rope-like accessories that are worn around the neck just like a necklace. In its lower end, a hook or some kind of clamping material is attached. This is where IDs or other accreditation items are clipped. Aside from these credentials, nowadays many people attach anything from keys to phones on it.
ID lanyards have been the most common items used to display items conspicuously and securely. For some people, such as office employees, it is worn regularly at work. Since it essentially acts as a part of one’s outfit, more and more people are opting for the personalized lanyards. By customizing a lanyard, added function for personalization and aesthetic value is obtained.
Lanyards generally are divided into types according to the material which they are made of. Today, people have many choices regarding the different lanyard types. Because their compositions differ from one another, their qualities, appearances and prices vary. Of the wide selection, we offer the six best lanyard types: the polyester, tubular, woven, nylon, dye sublimated, and shoestring.
Polyester is the most common type of lanyard. Its durability and visual appearance is somehow mediocre compared to the other types. Tubular lanyards, on the other hand, are the cheapest lanyards. Typically, it looks and feels like a shoelace. The third type is the woven lanyard. It probably has the classiest look because of the intricate weaving in the design.
Another type of lanyard is the nylon, which is considered to be the most expensive. It has a shiny finish and has the greatest durability. The fifth type of lanyard is known as the dye sublimated lanyard because of the process through which the design is imprinted onto the lanyard itself. Lastly, there is the cord type of lanyard. It has a traditional lanyard look because of its thin, round cords.
ID lanyards manufacturers today, like us, have modern equipment that can mix colors and dye lanyards to the very specific shade and pigment that the customer wants. The dyes that we use are also high quality, meaning they do not fade easily.
Lanyard Width And Length
Depending on the materials, design and its type, the width of the lanyard may vary. Most commonly, flat lanyards’ width ranges from 3/8 inch to 1 inch. As for round lanyards like the cord, the most common diameter is ¼ inch.
The length of lanyards, on the other hand, is typically 36 inches. It is the optimal length for the average height of people. However, for accuracy, some lanyards have special mechanisms that allow the wearer to adjust the lanyard’s length.
The lanyard’s design is probably the most important factor in giving a lanyard its individuality. This is the reason why we have different methods used in different situations to attain accuracy in imprinting.
The most common printing method employed by us is screen printing. It is cheap but is only useful when imprinting simple designs with 2 colors at most. Offset printing, on the other hand, is used when the design is still not that complex but requires more than two colors. For the most complex designs, heat sublimation method is applied. This modern method allows for the design to be printed in full color and in digital quality.
Lastly, of course, what is a lanyard without its attachment? ID lanyards attachments are the ones that secure our items. When our customers order lanyards, we let them choose between the bulldog clip, key ring, swivel j hook, and thumb trigger for free. Aside from those free attachments, if they are willing to pay, they may also opt for other attachment options like the thumb hook, cell phone loop, carabiner hook, or oval hook.
Other Lanyard Options
To customize further, other optional add-ons can be included in the lanyard. These add-ons serve different useful functions. Examples of these include buckle release, badge holders and adjustment bead.
ID lanyards have been the most common items used to display items conspicuously and securely. Lanyards offers a selection of free attachments as well as a choice of optional extra attachments.