What Is A Lanyard?

How can I use a lanyard?

You may find yourself asking what is a lanyard? A lanyard is made up of straps of material which are joined together most commonly with a safety break so it can usually go around the neck and hold something by the attachment at the end. The attachment could be an ID card, a whistle or some attachable hand sanitiser, if you’re interested in reading more about the uses of a lanyard, click here.

Lanyard materials

Lanyards can be made from different materials and here are some examples:

  • Nylon,
  • Cotton,
  • Soft satin,
  • Tubular
  • Polyester
  • Flat polyester

With all these different materials, lanyards are able to be designed specifically to fit different business sectors, but how do you know which lanyard material is the best to use for its purpose? Click here for further reading about the different types of lanyards.

Some materials, although they are strong and can be good value, can tend to print detailed text, images or backgrounds badly like tubular polyester and flat polyester lanyards and some materials although they are comfortable to wear because they have a smooth or glossy texture can have an impact on pollution such as nylon or isn't as water resistant as needed for its intended purpose like cotton and soft satin, so it will be difficult to take care of to maintain its fresh new look.

At We Print Lanyards, we used recycled PET fabric, and this is strong smooth flat polyester made from plastic bottles which reduces the amount of plastic waste in the environment. Our lanyards are machine washable at 60 degrees meaning they can be reused and remain hygienic after wearing and keeps its fresh new look. If you want to find out more about our lanyards or the impact on the environment, you can find out more below.

What accessories can lanyards have?

Something you might not have known is that lanyards used to hold weapons closer to French soldiers during the 15th century, however their purpose has since drastically changed. Nowadays, lanyards can hold much simpler things, such as ID cards, name badges and other accessories that can help with your work or other purposes.

Benefits of a Lanyard

Lanyards hold numerous benefits as they are very versatile pieces of equipment that are useful in various different business sectors, some of the benefits of lanyards consist of:

  • Easy way to display ID
  • Customizable to your business
  • Available to buy in bulk at great prices
  • Durable and long-lasting pieces of equipment
  • Easy to wear and remove

Contact us

If you’re interested in lanyards, you can browse our wide range of lanyards and wristbands on our website here today, or for more information, you can contact our team today and we’ll be more than happy to help you! Alternatively, if you want to get started on your very own lanyard, start using our Custom Lanyard Design Tool!