Lanyards – What you need to know

If you have decided to use promotional lanyards, then listen up because we are about to break it down!

There are dozens of customisation options available, including:

  • Material used: including nylon, polyester, silk, and recycled PET.
  • Imprint method which includes silk screen, photo print and weave.
  • Clips and fittings such as trigger fittings & safety breakaway clips.
  • Other aspects such as thickness, width and length of the lanyard.

Choosing the right fitting can be the difference between a sexy lanyard that advertises your brand and increases security or a bland lanyard with a simple ID pouch on the end. You choose!

In the old days, a lanyard used to be nothing but a cord or a rope suspended around the neck, wrist or even the shoulder to carry important items. However lanyards today are also used by corporate firms and other establishments for a variety of reasons and most of those companies prefer lanyards to look awesome!

How are lanyards most popularly used?

While there are plenty of uses for these nifty carrier items, the most popular applications are:

  • ID security holder at events and expos.
  • Carrying electronic devices around the workplace or home.
  • As a promotional giveaway item for staff and clients.


An employee is likely to keep his or her ID card safely hanging around their neck so that they serve as an easy and immediate identification in a crowded event where people don’t have time to fumble about looking for a photo ID.

They can also be a keepsake, especially when it has come in use at a special event or even at holiday destinations such as Disneyland or any other professional or personal networking event.


Where are promotional lanyards used?

A promotional lanyard can certainly be used in almost any event or place, its most popular applications are:

  • At trade shows and networking events.
  • Everyday use by staff out on the road.
  • Top business and academic institutions.


A lanyard can also be used in places that deploy RFID technology as a means of identification. RFID tags simply have to be attached to a lanyard and an employee or staff can move around secure zones within an organisation.

Next up. We’ll talk about the making of lanyards and how they are produced.


How are they made?

If you are hunting around for lanyards then it is always good to find a manufacturer who can give you a huge degree of customisation.

For instance, a true provider can usually deliver a fast turnaround if your event is fast approaching. They can also produce using materials such as nylon, polyester or other synthetic materials, denim, nylon and even reflective material.


The choice of material all depends on the purpose or the use of the lanyard & if you need a lanyard for the security personnel who operate the night shift, it may be an extremely good idea for you to go with a reflective lanyard to avoid safety risk.


Length and material width are also important, There are certain widths usually kept in stock and more often than not, you will find lanyards range from 5mm right up to 30mm in width. With these wider styles being excellent for complicated logos and even photographic images if using dye sublimation print. The most popular widths are 15 and 20mm.


The length of the lanyard is usually 900mm as standard however this can be modified based on your specific requirements. Usually according to the object that it is supposed to be carrying. You also need to pay attention to the various attachments and clips. For instance, a glossy metallic clip may result in a more stylish appearance as far as a lanyard is concerned. Or for a modern grunge look try anodised black or gunmetal finishes.

Dynamic Gift offer a monstrous range of lanyards and customisation options. If your looking for someone to design and execute your lanyard project with the minimum of effort required by you. I recommend popping on over to our Lanyards page and talking to us about pricing and customisation options.


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