People use lanyards for different purposes. Some use them to hold their identification cards, while others use their lanyards for their phones. The reasons vary but it should be interesting to know that there are a lot of people who do not just use lanyards – they also have theirs customized.
Having your lanyards personalized is a fun and creative thing to do. However, there are some things that you must consider when you create your custom lanyards. The basic factors are as follows:
You should always consider the reason why you are having your lanyards customized. Some people normally have theirs personalized because they will be using it in different places or occasions. There are some people who have their lanyards personalized for schools or offices, while there are those who have theirs made for a temporary purpose such as conferences or reunions.
There are different kinds of lanyards according to material. However, the most common material used by many is polyester because it is durable despite being cheap. However, there are other kinds which can still be considered when making custom lanyards such as nylon, silk or satin. It is up to you to choose what kind of material you would like your lanyards to be in. However, when selecting, you should take note of some important factors such as the place where the lanyards will be used and the items to be printed or woven into the lanyard. The reason for this is because while some materials are best used for text and logos, there are others which do not produce the same results.
3. Length and Width
When having your lanyards customized, it is very important to determine the width. Most lanyards can be made in different widths such as 1”, 3/4″, 5/8”, depending on the design and the purpose for which the lanyards are to be used. When used for schools or companies, custom lanyards should be neither too wide nor too thin. However, if the lanyards will just be used for holding keys or any light materials, a 5/8” width should suffice.
Also, when considering the width, the text or design is also an important factor to ponder on. While some lanyards only have texts (such as slogans) printed on them, there are those which have logos or images. The ones with images will need a wider width so that they can accommodate the design thoroughly.
The standard length for lanyards is 36”. Almost all lanyards, customized or not, are in the said length. However, if you think it is better to have your custom lanyards in a shorter or longer length, you can always ask your supplier to adjust the specifications for you.
A lanyard always has an attachment with it. This attachment is the primary tool which connects the lanyard to the thing it holds, such as an ID card or a gadget. There are different kinds of attachments that you can choose from when you want to have custom lanyards. The most commonly used attachment is the Thumb Trigger, which can be included in all kinds of lanyards for different purposes. The Thumb Trigger is also popular among lanyard users because it is not as expensive as other add-ons.
The key ring, J-hook, and the bulldog clip are also affordable but good attachments for your personalized lanyards. However, if budget is not a big issue for you, you may want to consider using the thumb hook, oval hook, or the carabiner hook when selecting attachments. However, you should always remember that those lanyards specifically made for phones should come with a cellphone loop and not with other attachments or hooks.
This factor is probably the easiest thing that you could decide on when having your lanyards made. Almost all colors are available for different kinds of lanyard styles and materials.
A single-color lanyard is always cheaper than those with multi-colors. Also, those with complicated and intricate designs should cost a lot more because of the complexity of the job to have them personalized. And lastly, when considering the design for your lanyards, you should also know that those woven would definitely be more expensive than the ones which are just printed.
All in all, personalizing lanyards isn’t a difficult endeavor, as long as you know which factors to focus on.