You 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.