Lanyard, in general, is a piece of cord closed together to form an opening. It is usually worn in the neck. There are lanyards that are as short as a bracelet or wristwatch and there are some that are used as cell phone accessories.
ID Lanyards come in different colors and designs. Some are printed while others are plain. Commonly, they are made of polyester, nylon, silk, and satin materials. Their cost depends on their type. The most common types of lanyards are polyester lanyards, woven lanyards, tubular lanyards, and nylon lanyards.
They are typically used by students and employees to hold their school and company identification card. Aside from ID, lanyards can also hold electronic devices such as phones, digital cameras, music players and USB flash drives. They can also carry keys, whistles, pens and other small tools.
ID Lanyards Laces
Before, lanyard laces are commonly braided cords. Now, they are usually flat and smooth. The length of the lanyards varies depending on the customers’ wants, but the standard size is 36 inches. There are ready-made and customized lanyards to choose from.
On the other hand, its maximum width is 1 inch. Flat lanyards are 3/8 to 1 inch wide. Flat lanyards can be printed with different designs such as school or company logos, names, and sayings or quotations.
Companies and profitable organizations are now using lanyards in making their names that are printed in the laces widely known to their prospective market. They give them away as a form of company freebies and merchandise.
Common patterns or designs in laces are polka dots, stripes, cartoon or movie characters, famous celebrities and country flags. They range from simple to very fancy.
ID Lanyards Attachments
Lanyards will not be complete without attachments that you can use to clip your identification card. Just like in the laces, you also have a variety of choices in these lanyard attachments. Here’s a list of the common ones.
• Thumb trigger
• Plastic hook
• Thumb hook
• Swivel hook
• Oval hook
• Bulldog clip
If you choose to have customized lanyards over the ready-made ones, then note that you can avail of unique attachments usually offered free of charge, especially if you are to make a bulk order. Sellers may charge you if you are only buying for yourself. Note also that plastic attachments are cheaper than the others.
ID Lanyards Added Features
Just like other products in the market, lanyards have also gone through innovations. To be better than their competitors, lanyard factories think of ways on how to improve their products. They did this by adding features that make the items more convenient for the users. Some of these features are as follows:
Because most of the users treat lanyards as accessories, most manufacturers try to make them more fashionable and fancier. They added shiny rhinestones around the lace. You also have the option to customize them by forming your name with the use of these glittery stones.
• Safety Breakaway
This feature is designed to prevent users from getting choked or hanged when the lanyard is pulled accidentally. The breakaway will snap apart due to the sudden applied pressure.
• Built-in USB Flash Drive
A 2-in-1 lanyard is now available in the market. It can hold your identification card and your flash drive at the same time. Actually, the flash drive is permanently attached in it. The device is located on the buckle of the lanyard. This added feature provides convenience especially to students.
• Badge Reel
This added feature is also permanently attached to ID lanyards. You can also customize your badge. Most commonly, they contain logos of schools, companies or other organizations.