Lanyards are a very versatile tool that can be used in multiple business sectors, for various reasons. Lanyards have been used for many years, for reasons such as security, identification, and safety, but what are the different types of lanyards?
What is a lanyard?
Lanyards have many uses and can appear differently in a variety of business sectors, but a lanyard is typically made of material straps that are most frequently connected by a safety break, allowing it to go around the neck and hold objects by the connection at the end.
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When we refer to the types of lanyards, we mean the print style, how the design is laid out on the material and how it will be displayed to others.
Our common types of lanyards are Type A, Type C and Type E.
Type A is a running repeat of a design which could be cut off where the material meets the attachment like the trigger clip and the safety breakaway whereas Type E will have the design such as the logo, matched up in positions.
There are different varieties of a Type C lanyard like online having the design only printed on one side, but more details can be found in our guide.
Screen Printed Lanyard
A screen-printed lanyard is the perfect bulk buy option if you’re looking to promote your business too. Screen printed lanyards are lanyards that can be customised through screen printing, so you can print your business logo, or other designs on to them to mold the lanyard into your own.
Screen printed lanyards are extremely durable, therefore a great option that you should consider for your business, school, or premises. This lanyard can be customised in various colours and designs too, and are usually fitted with a safety breakaway, so its it can sit comfortably around your neck.
Custom Lanyard/Personalised Lanyard
A custom lanyard is commonly designed by users to fit whatever they may require them for, whether it be for healthcare, schools or security. Custom lanyards can feature many different designs, colours and sizes to suit their owner’s needs.
Personalised lanyards are very popular in many business sectors, mainly due to their versatility and various customisable options, including patters that can also suit seasonal events, such as Christmas and Easter.
Woven lanyards are quite different to the previous lanyards, as the woven lanyard features a design that is directly sown into the lanyard. The designs on this lanyard are much more durable as they not printed on, but physically apart of the lanyard.
This lanyard is typically more expensive to make, however is much more durable and long-lasting. This lanyard would therefore be suitable for business sectors that require you to wear lanyards consistently and actively.
Non – Breakaway Lanyard
A non-breakaway lanyard is a lanyard that looks similar to rope, without the clip that allows the lanyard to separate. This lanyard allows a cleaner look and allows extra canvas for designs and text.
Non-breakaway lanyards are effective for business sectors that require a lot of movement, as there is no risk of the lanyard becoming loose and disconnecting, therefore it will be very hard to loose and only if misplaced.
The breakaway lanyard is very similar to the non-breakaway lanyard, however, features a breakaway which allows the lanyard to be separated and become undone.
The breakaway lanyard is easier to remove and can be more accessible due to the breakaway clip, however, could become lose and fall of your person which could potentially affect your job and accessibility to certain areas of the workplace.
What materials can be used to make Lanyards?
There are many materials that can be used to make lanyards, which each hold benefits as well as drawbacks. Some of the different types of materials that can be used to make lanyards are as follows:
- Recycled Materials (Bottles and Containers)
Each different lanyard material may vary in durability, creativity and usability; however, every material can ensure that your lanyard serves its purpose efficiently.
What lanyard should I choose?
When it comes to choosing which lanyard is perfect for you, your workplace or business, it completely depends on your sector of work. Some lanyards can be more efficient in certain areas of work, whereas some may not which could influence your decision towards selecting the perfect type of lanyard.
If you require more information regarding the different types of lanyards that we offer here at We Print Lanyards, feel free to contact our friendly team here today and we’ll do everything we can to help! Alternatively, if you want to get started on your very own lanyard, start using our Custom Lanyard Design Tool!