Choosing the Right Custom Lanyards

custom lanyardsYou have to make a lot of choices to produce custom lanyards that suit you best. You may decide based from the functionality of the lanyards, badge reels, and attachments. You may also consider the appearances of these things as well as their durability and quality in general.

Lanyard Materials
1. Polyester

The common material used in making lanyards is polyester. Polyester lanyards are economical yet durable. They are soft and comfortable to wear. There are woven polyester lanyards and stitched polyester lanyards.

2. Nylon

Another material is nylon lanyards. These lanyards are glossy. Although more expensive than polyester, nylon lanyards can give your design an elegant and professional appearance.

3. Reflective bands

A special material, reflective band allows the custom lanyards to glow in the dark. Their functionality makes them stand out among the other materials.

4. Beads

Beads are not only for earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces; they are also for a unique and fancy lanyard. They come in different kinds including glass, seed, and the most popular, crystals.

5. Chains

Chains can make necklace and lanyards two-in-one with the help of detachable lanyard attachments. You can use them in school to hold your identification card and in gatherings as a fashion accessory.

Custom lanyards’ Attachments
1. Bulldog Clip

This is used in holding plastic badge holders which have horizontal slots. Press the clip to attach the badge. The clip will also allow your badge to be straight which made it perfect for identification cards. Your company or school security guards will not have trouble in checking your IDs.

2. Swivel Hook

It has a hook that opens for your badges and then closes. It is called swivel hook because the badge inserted in this attachment is swiveling. Swivel hook is also referred as metal J hook because of its curve that mimics the letter J.

3. Trigger Hook

It is also called lobster claw. Trigger hook is similar to swivel hook, as it has a tiny lever that allows the hook to open so you may insert your badges, keys, or other objects.

4. Detachable Plastic Hook

You have to detach this hook to insert or remove your ID badges. It also holds your badge straightly.

5. Lanyard Reel

This attachment consists of a square or a round reel, a cord, and a clip which is attached to the custom lanyards. Lanyard reels’ function is to keep cards close at hand and let them be stowed away after use.

6. Split Ring

This attachment is ideal in simultaneously holding different items like access cards, ID badges, and keys. Sometimes, a split ring is also used in holding eyeglasses.

7. Thin Plastic Hook

It holds badges straightly like other attachments. You just have to push in the clip slide to insert your badges or identification card holders.

8. Wide Plastic Hook

It works the same as a thin plastic hook, but it is wider.

9. Cell Phone Loop

It is basically a lanyard attachment design to hold cell phones, IPods, and other gadgets or electronic devices which have a feature that allows a flexible loop to be attached on them.

Badge Reels
1. Economy Round Badge Reels

Badge reels contain logos of products, companies, schools, or anything. They are usually placed between the lanyard and its attachment.

Economy round badge reels come in different colors and styles. Epoxy dome is applied to the logo to make it sheen. This badge reel goes well with a metal clip attachment.

2. Square Badge Reel

It allows the logo to look more elegant with its shape compared to a traditional round badge reel.

3. Logo Badge Reel

This is similar to round badge reel. It is however made larger to highlight the logo and make it well visible.

4. Carabiner Reel

This features a chrome metal border that has a modern shape. Carabiner reel is unique, durable, and stylish.

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The Lanyard Factory, we produce only the highest quality, professional-looking Custom lanyards for companies, trade shows and organizations around the world.