What is a Lanyard?
A lanyard is a length of material that is sewn together in a loop designed to be worn around the neck like a necklace with your identification card or keys hanging from the end hook. Many company owners prefer to customise these lanyards with a company logo, company name or any other information that could be scooped up by potential customers.
Types of Lanyards: There are five major types of Lanyards,
- Polyester Lanyards
- Woven Lanyards
- Nylon Lanyards
- Tubular Lanyards
- Dye Sublimation Lanyards
Best Materials used for Lanyards: Lanyards are made from different materials however Polyester is soft comfort and long lasting material for lanyards. Other than this, Polyester is also renowned for efficient heat absorption. This characteristic also makes it compatible with full color heat transfer printing. Actually, it is the only lanyard material that can withstand full color heat transfer printing. Further it’s not too much expensive as compared to other materials used for lanyards.
Watch this video: Shows how the material is made together with printing techniques.
What are the uses of Lanyards?
There are many uses of Lanyards in daily life few of them are described below:
Branding and Marketing: Lanyards are very popular as a branding and marketing tool. They can be specifically designed and produced for various events, shows, or conventions. You can even customise these lanyards with company logo, company name or any other contact information that creates awareness among people and may attract the attention of prospective clients and generate brand recall.
School/College Staff and Students: Use of lanyards in schools or colleges is now considered an essential in everyday life. From visitors and guests to teaching Staff, Students and Governors anyone working in a school or college setting can benefit greatly from a quality branded lanyard.
Healthcare workers: Doctors, nurses, supply managers, cleaners and any other staff use lanyards for keys and identities. By using different colored identities you can easily identify other staff is not entered in area where only doctors are allowed.
Gyms and Health Clubs: Give out membership cards attached to a branded lanyard. Help members keep track of their identity cards and get advertising at the same time.
Fashion Accessory: Apart from identification or keeping belongs easy to locate, lanyards are also increasingly used as a fashion accessory. Lanyards customised with your own designs, colors, fittings and other attachments can easily turn them into pieces of jewellery to match your style.
Event or Concert Staff Identification:
Your conference or event is probably not free to enter. In which case you will want to be able to identify people who are meant to be there, or perhaps you have a panel of VIPs or delegates or maybe you have restricted access areas.
It is important to be able to quickly identify people with access to these areas, without security staff pestering them for credentials or information. You can use simple plain lanyards in different colors to identify people of varying security access, or a color coded ID card hanging from the badge holder.
Where to Buy Online?
Unfortunately unlike other products there are no shops that just sells lanyards. There’s a few reasons for that, mainly the workplace give out the lanyards for their staff as it’s seen as a health and safety product or at least a security product and not clothing.
The obvious place to shop online is the large ecommerce retailers like Amazon or Ebay but they’re not the experts. There are 3 different kind of lanyards to buy, ones that are plain and sold in various colours and sizes. The 2nd is a pre-printed lanyard, such as schools were they say student or staff and the 3rd where they’re completely customised with a printed logo and branding.
Using search terms like Plain lanyards, Pre-printed Lanyards and Custom Personalised Lanyards in your browser such as Google or Bing will bring a list of companies advertising these products at great prices.
You can be more specific, such as Blue Staff Lanyard or 10mm black plain lanyard and again the searches will lead you to the best results.
Author: Dan Mobsby
Profile: Digital Marketer, building a high quality reputation throughout the industry and pushing the boundaries with both clients and suppliers.