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Custom Neck Lanyards to Fit Your Needs

Published / by Lynn Moody

Neck lanyards, personalized or not, always seem to catch people’s attention. Though, it is not only for their mere colorful appearance that I have grown a liking for neck lanyards, but it is mostly of its practical uses in everyday dealings like, work, driving, playing and even defense. Yes, neck lanyards are not only there for the sole purpose of keeping your items from dropping or getting lost, but they offer a large amount of benefits. A somewhat harmless neck lanyard could become a very powerful tool that may save your life and in some worse scenario, could also put your life in peril.

Custom neck lanyards have existed way before the 15th century, it may have been in that period that it was attributed with the name of lanyard but I do believe it goes further back. Personalized or custom made neck lanyards may seem like a far fetch idea to most, but lanyards of long years past are personally made by the people who use them. And because the people who made their own lanyards produce them to suit their own specification for their personal use, neck lanyards of the past differ from each other according to materials, region and culture but their uses and functions still remain almost always the same.

Neck LanyardsAs a tool, custom neck lanyards are almost irreplaceable. They offer you the freedom of movement while giving you a way to keep your other tools in order. Keeping your tools at hand when you need them while providing you enough slack and space to move and maneuver is a very important aspect of lanyards. While most would consider neck lanyards as a simple tool to keep and items in order and preventing them from getting dropped accidentally, others would find that lanyards are very essential in keeping you safe especially when in the act of climbing trees, poles and any other work that you need to fasten yourself to something for safety.

Custom neck lanyards and the process of personalization to make them fit the needs of the person and the environment where it would be used are very important. Safety of its user, flexibility, strength of material and certain other factors must be considered according to personal, industrial or tactical specifications. While others would prefer their custom lanyards in bright attractive colors, most tactical operators would rather have it in camouflage colors pairing with their uniform.

The materials of custom lanyards also will differ as students and office employees would rather have their lanyards made out of thin, lightweight and colorful materials others will require thick, rugged, flexible and strong materials for theirs.

Ordinary or standard everyday use lanyards are mostly made up of loop of cord, ribbon, chain or other materials attached to a snap hook or any mechanical device that can provide easy attachment. Sometimes this type of lanyard is enough, but there are people who would prefer and require additional features on their custom lanyards. An additional easy breakpoint on the lanyard is added for the reason of safety which is helpful when lanyards pose a threat to its bearer.

The military and law enforcement have their share of custom lanyards uses and opinions too. While some would prefer using personalized lanyards with quick release function in order to detach the lanyards easily and quickly for tactical and safety reasons, others would prefer otherwise for their own tactical and safety reasons as well.

In short, custom lanyards exist to have differing variants and functionality and according to the specifications and purpose they are intended for by their bearer or maker.

Different types of lanyards, badge holders and attachments

Published / by Jason Walker

Lanyards with their accompanying badge holders have now become the symbol of the name they carry. With the proliferation of new and innovative designs and a seemingly limitless source of materials, companies have now acknowledged such cords’ potential value and started putting in more effort to have theirs personalized and fit their companies’ personalities. It can be noticed that the larger the company is, the more intricate and beautiful are the designs of its lanyards. Presumably, a silent competition may be ongoing between these companies with as harmless as the lanyards as the medium.

Lanyards are the cord worn by mostly employees and students around their necks with the badge holders designed to hold the identification cards. Its popularity has grown tremendously over the past few years and yet no single factor can be attributed to its sudden recognition.

Badge holdersCompanies can choose from a wide variety of options of fabrics used in fabricating lanyards. Available are polyester (affordable and most popular among the fabric choices, text and design are silk-screen printed on the lanyard), nylon (has the smoothest finish which allows for the clearest details and most intricate designs, text and design are also silk screen printed, with beautiful and glossy design finish), tubular (tube-stitched polyester material much like the same in a shoelace, text and design are printed, can be placed inside pockets and bags), cord (more recent design offering comfort and more visibility, round lanyards, cost-effective and yet attractive), dye sub (best for full color pattern prints, color intensive, examples of which are camo and rainbow and other multi-color patterns) and woven (same material as the polyester, however the text and design are woven with thread much like embroidery on patches, professional look and feel, can withstand getting wet).

After choosing their choice of fabric, there are also a number of attachments such as the key ring, bulldog clip, swivel hook, thumb hook, oval hook, no swivel hook, plastic j hook, thumb trigger, carabiner, cell phone loop, multiple and custom. Materials used in attachments are plastic and metals. Instead of attachments, companies can opt to choose badge holders or reels. Some design examples of these are the round or square clip, plastic and metal clip, metal carabiner, plastic lanyard reels, metal round reel, large plastic clamp and the common 4×37” x 3” see-through plastic most used in schools.

Colors can be customized to represent the color which the company is associated with, while the text designs and sizes can also be varied depending on the company’s specifications. Text colors are also available if wanted. Company logos can also be incorporated on the lanyard if requested. The thickness of the lanyard can also be specified. In short, a lanyard can be fully customized to suit a company’s preference and specifications.

There are a lot of companies on the internet that manufacture lanyards, attachments and badge holders. Most offer free shipping, choice of attachment, free color matching and free artwork proofs subject to approval by the purchasing company. Prices range from more than one dollar to less than one dollar depending on the lanyard size and the quantity of orders. Of course, the greater the number of orders, the lesser the price per piece. Free quotes are also offered based on estimates.

Most of these manufacturers have experts that collaborate with the company on the design, material best suited for the requirements of the company until the desired outcome is achieved.

Before, lanyards and badge holders were viewed only for their security and identification purposes. Now, it cannot be denied that functionality and design have also become important factors to consider.