Most of the schools, government agencies and companies require their students and members to wear what appears to be lengthy material, usually nylon, with ends sewn together then tied with a clip or hook to hold ID badges. Sometimes, referred to as an ID lace, lanyards have a lot of things in common with a necklace than the way they are worn.
For people who take pride in the organization they belong to, lanyards are worn as both a fashion statement and a status symbol. For instance, getting past a stringent admission process in school is sometimes a milestone that’s materialized by something as tangible as a lanyard with the school’s logo and motto on it. These are just few of the many reasons why different organizations order custom lanyards.
The Many Uses of Lanyards
1.Lanyards are cost-effective promotional items. In comparison to other advertising endeavors in both print and broadcast media, these items are the most cost-effective ways to put your brand out there. Employees who go out of the office to eat lunch or ride the commute on the way home involuntarily become ambassadors of the brand. Even sheer familiarity to the logo of the brand gives it a sense of being “official”, thus, portraying an image of quality. Lanyards hanging on employees’ necks speak a lot about their dedication to their job. This leaves an impression that the organization or company, as a whole, is hard at work towards improving their brand.
If our clients at wholesale lanyards told us that they want a design that promotes the company, we show them our design template. One of our more popular templates is that which includes the company logo and a readable print of its official website URL. This specific design aims to boost the company’s online presence. After seeing lanyard around the employees’ neck, any interested person will only have to access the website and check out all pertinent information about the company.
2.Lanyards provide security due to easy identification. Companies and events that are highly exclusive tend to require stricter security measures. They require employees or attendees to wear their ID cards. Organizers of huge sporting events and leagues release official identification badges for journalists, staff, officials and players to prevent any untoward incident before and during the sporting events. These identification badges are attached to lanyards designed with the official logo of the event.
Our wide-ranging clients include events’ organizers who regularly place bulk lanyard orders at wholesalelanyards for the events that they put together. They understood the importance of not only ID cards, but also the benefits of easily-identifiable design for both security and logistics.
3.Lanyards are perfect for less formal social events and gathering. While it is hardly imaginable for people at a coat and tie event to wear lanyards, less formal social gatherings like local and international conference may require identification cards to give certain people, usually delegates or VIPs, access to restricted sections. Instead of having security personnel to inspect credentials and cross-check them on the list, making participants wear lanyards rubs the prestige of the event a little to the participant.
The people behind wholesalelanyards understand the tedious process of thoroughly inspecting credentials with ID cards, so we help streamline the process by creating designs that make it easy for security and logistics to determine credentials.
4.Lanyards make an excellent accessory for electronics. If we take a quick look at the history of how lanyards were invented, we would have gone back to 15th Century France where lanyards or “Laniere” as the French would call it, are attached to the pistols to prevent foot soldiers from losing their military bearings including their pistol.
Wholesalelanyards offer different materials for lanyards that our prospective clients can choose from. We recognize that sometimes, due to the increasing number of theft cases, gadgets and electronics must be attached to the body through lanyards. Small objects like keys, and USBs can be attached to the lanyards without putting so much effort.
5.The materials used for making lanyards are also used for making safety contraptions. Employees, who work on dangerous machines, like train rears or slicing equipment, are attached to the kill switch via a lanyard to immediately turn the machine off, in case something does not go as planned. Special military forces also attach lanyards to their sidearm to prevent themselves from falling when they are fielded to a ground mission.
There are plenty of other users for lanyards but the five items listed above are the most common. While for some people lanyards are simply worn as decorations or as uniforms, for wholesale lanyards, creating a good design is serious business. Depending on what our clients need, we offer five lanyard materials to choose from: dye sub lanyards, tubular lanyards, nylon lanyards, polyester lanyards and hand-woven lanyards.