Posted By Jorge Jones on July 27, 2015
Lanyards have two purposes; one is to hold small things, usually an identification card, and the other is to serve as an accessories. Buying lanyards in bulk will enable you to get a much discounted pricing and also free attachments.
Lanyard attachments are made of certain metals or plastics. You are to clip your card, secure your keys, or connect your gadgets in these attachments. Plastic hook, thumb hook, thumb loop, thumb trigger, round hook, swivel hook, key ring, bulldog clip, and carabiner hook are the common lanyard attachments.
ID Lanyards have many variations in terms of sizes, designs, and materials. Here are the common types of lanyards with their characteristics to help you weigh them out and see which one is the best for you.
•Economical yet durable
•Made with high-quality polyester material
•Flat and smooth
•Known as the basic lanyard
•Can be customized using silk screen printing
•Mostly used as giveaways because of their low cost
•More expensive and more durable than Polyester lanyards
•Thick and smooth
•Glossy in the surface
•Best choice if you want to emphasize your design
•Can be silk screen printed
•Silk screen printing gives a glimmering effect to these lanyards’ designs.
•Known as the elegant lanyard
•Made with strong polyester materials
•Durable and smooth
•Designs are applied to Woven lanyards through embroidery
•Also called Tubular lanyards
•Made with stitched polyester materials
•Soft and very comfortable to wear
•Can be silk screen printed or foam printed
•Best for short term usage
Dye Sublimated Lanyards
•Most durable lanyards
•Referred as heavy-duty lanyards
•Heat and pressure are used to apply the designs in these lanyards
•Their printed designs can be clearly seen on both sides of their surfaces
•Their designs can be multi-colored
ID Lanyards Sizes
The width of the lanyards which are chained, beaded, or zippered depends on their materials. For the flat lanyards, the general size is 1 inch to 1 ½ inches. The standard length for all lanyards is 36 inches. If you want a longer lanyard, you will have to pay more.
As mentioned, lanyards have many variations it terms of design. They range from plain to over-the-top. The basic designs are stripes, checkered, animal prints, name and logo of popular brands, famous artists, country flags, famous sayings, cartoon characters, and flower patterns.
With customization, you are allowed to put any design that you want for your ID Lanyards. However, make sure that your design matches well with your lanyard materials to make it clear and legible.
If you do not need any design on your lanyards, you can also purchase the latest lanyard variation—beaded lanyards. They are fashionable and a lot different from the regular flat polyester lanyards.
There are also chain lanyards and rhinestone lanyards that can help accentuate your outfit and style. They are not as durable as flat lanyards made with excellent quality materials but they do look great.
You also have different choices in terms of design application. They are the following.
•Silk screen printing –It enables your designs to be clear and glossy
•Foam printing-Used in tube lanyards, it makes the design look crisp
•Embroidery –It allows your texts to have an elegant look in the surface of woven lanyards
•Heat and transfer-Can make your design appear slightly embossed
•Digital printing-It allows the design to be printed back and forth.
To make sure that your design can be viewed clearly, check whether the colors of your ID Lanyards’ surface and your design go well with each other. Your lanyard can be of cool and light colors and your design can be of warm and bright colors.
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