Before, lanyards are made by tying and making knots out of fabric strips, cords or yarns. Nowadays, it is already possible to weave lanyards using polyester, nylon, tube-stitched, satin, or silk materials.
This generation’s materials allow the lanyards to be more durable and last for years without wearing out. Moreover, the materials permit customization through various process including printing and embroidery.
The most common material used in making lanyards is actually polyester. It is soft and high in quality. It may also be washed repeatedly without getting loose or damaged.
Lanyards cannot act upon their function of securing small belongings without the present of attachments. These materials that are commonly metal or plastic hold your identification card, badges, keys, pens, gadgets, and other important items.
Some of the attachments available in the market are as follows.
•Oval or round hook
The blank or plain lanyards’ length is generally 36 inches, while the customized lanyards’ length may be longer or shorter than 36 inches. Their width ranges from 3/8 inch to an inch.
When buying lanyards, you may either choose the available designs or customize your own. If you choose the latter, it is important to know the limitations in design, if there are any.
If your design contains a simple text or image, you may choose any kind of lanyards. If you want the design to stand out, nylon lanyard is for you.
In case you don’t want a printed design, then you can choose an embroidered design that may only be applicable to woven lanyards. On the other hand, if you wish a clear back and forth view of your texts and logos, dye sublimated lanyards are for you.
Additionally, the color combination for woven lanyards is only limited. For polyester and tubular lanyards, you may only select a maximum of five color combinations. The others do not have any color limitation.
Applying the Design
In order to add your chosen design on the lanyard, one of the following processes is done.
This process is also used in customizing cups and t-shirts. It makes it possible for your chosen design to be clearly visible on the surface of your lanyards. When using glossy nylon lanyards, silk-screen printing adds a shining effect in the design.
It may also be used for polyester and tubular lanyards.
This process may be used in dye sublimated lanyards. Using heat and pressure, the design will be clearly visible. It also gives the lanyard a regal finish. Heat transfer woven lanyards also undergo digital printing.
This process is applicable to tube or tubular lanyards. Foam printing can emboss your designs on the surface. This process result to a more appealing lanyard that stands out from the others.
•Sewing or Embroidery
Finally, the process that is applied to woven lanyards is embroidery. This is the reason why intricate designs will not be legible. It is also advisable to select a simple font style in this process.
These features made lanyards more useful, convenient, stylish and over-the-top.
This is a buckle which is located at the back of the user’s neck. When a sudden force is applied on the lanyard, usually from an accidental pull, the buckle will break away. It will prevent the user from choking.
To make the product shine, lanyard makers incorporate rhinestones to the surface of the lanyards. They are best for people who prefer fancy over simple.
This is usually located in the buckle above the attachment of the lanyards. It increases the wearer’s visibility in dark places.