Are you looking to customize ID lanyards but have no idea how the process works? We know it can be pretty overwhelming. You will find a vast number of lanyard companies on the web and the information on their website might drown you into confusion. But worry no more, we’re here to help. We have been in the lanyard industry long enough to have adequate and proper knowledge about the entire process—from choosing the right lanyard options to completing the setup.
This guide will help you step by step and will give you some tips that you’ll surely find helpful.
1. Find the right lanyard company
Lanyard companies are all over the place! Each has its own marketing gimmick to entice you to buy from them. But how do you choose? One way to know whether the company is really reliable is by doing some research. If the company has been around for quite some time, you are likely to find reviews about them and you’ll know what their customers have to say about them.
We are a proud supplier of custom ID lanyards to many well-known organizations and all our products are made from high quality material. If you’re interested with our products, feel free to visit our website or contact us and we’ll be happy to serve.
2. Choose a lanyard style
There are so many lanyard styles available on the market. Choosing the right one can take up so much time if you’re not familiar with each style. The most common styles you’ll find are polyester, woven polyester, nylon, tubular, and dye sublimated lanyards.
Here are some basic features of each to give you an idea:
• Polyester lanyards
These are flat lanyards that are most popular and widely used. These lanyards are made from high quality polyester material and be relied on when it comes to function.
• Woven Lanyards
With this style, your design is woven into the polyester instead of printed. Woven ID lanyards look more elegant and stylish. But if your design has elaborate lettering, the message will not be as clear and legible so we generally suggest this design for simple texts or logos only.
• Nylon lanyards
Nylon lanyards definitely has premium quality. It provides superbly visible and brilliant finish for your lanyards so your brand and logo can outshine everything in the room.
• Tubular lanyards
Tubular lanyards are for those on tight budget. The fabric of these lanyards is relatively the same as regular shoelaces. But even though tubular lanyards are cheaper, their quality can be relied on as well. Here wholesalelanyards.com, offers best quality tubular lanyards.
• Dye sublimated lanyards
Using dye sublimation, your design is fused into the polyester fabric. This style is the toughest of all as the imprint does not fade or crack easily.
3. Choose your color(s)
Once you have chosen the right lanyard style, it’s time to choose the colors. You can simply choose the color theme of your organization, but to make your ID lanyards look more eye-catching and unique, you can add other colors that you desire.
We use the Pantone Color Matching System on all our lanyard orders and one way to access this system is via our website. Our color matching service is absolutely free. However, note that computer monitors vary in color calibration and as such, displayed colors vary from one computer to another. If you want an exact color match, you can visit your public library or local print shop and consult a Pantone (PMS) color chart. This is the only way to guarantee 100% color match.
4. Add attachments
Choosing attachments to add on your lanyards is quite simple. It mainly depends on the purpose of the lanyards. We have over 7 free standard options including key ring, bulldog clip, thumb trigger, and swivel j hook. If you want something of higher quality, we also have thumb hook, oval hook, plastic j hook, carabiner hook, no swivel j hook, and cell phone loop. Check out our chart for a more detailed look at each attachment type.
5. Pair your lanyards with badge holders
So you got a gorgeous-looking lanyard sparkling with bright colors and complete with attachments, what else do you need? Yes, you also need an equally gorgeous-looking badge holder! Our wide array of badge holders come in different styles and shapes, and in both horizontal and vertical formats. Pair them up with your custom lanyards and every one in your organization is set to have the most stylish and professional look!
Your custom lanyards are now complete! The process is pretty simple, isn’t it? We hope by now you already have a better picture and have bright ideas for your ID lanyards. Enjoy customizing!