What is a lanyard?
A lanyard is a strap worn around the neck that is often made from a polyester material. Lanyards or 'neck straps' come with a clip that can be attached to different items like badge holders, badges or badge reels. Many lanyards feature a breakaway connector that ensures the lanyard can come away freely from the neck if it becomes caught on something.
Lanyards are one of the most popular options for carrying and displaying ID cards and event badges. As such, lanyards are often customized with logos and used at events to distinguish between types of access or to display sponsor branding.
Due to their soft material, lanyards are comfortable to wear and they easily stand out around your neck, helping others at conferences or in officers identify the lanyard wearer.
There is a common misconcetption that a lanyard is the name for the badge or the collective name for the whole item (lanyard + badge). But, It’s not. The lanyard is just the bit of material around the neck. There are also a number of commonly misspelled variations for lanyards such as ‘landyard’, ‘land yard’ and even, ‘lenyards’... can you believe it?
ID&C offers two main types of lanyards: custom printed or blank. Whether you’re looking to buy bulk lanyards, cheap lanyards or customizable lanyards, we offer a variety of colors, widths and styles to choose from.
We specialize in personalized, custom-made lanyards. Our custom lanyard designer lets you design your own lanyard in a few easy steps.
Simply choose your preferred lanyard style and size, pick the colors, add text e.g. brand name or personal name and upload a custom logo. We’ll print them for you and get them shipped in no time.
Custom Printed Lanyards
ID&C also offers custom printed lanyards designed with your choice of logos and colors. If you have a design in mind you’d like us to replicate, we use state of the art screen printing or dye sublimation to create beautifully branded and personalized lanyards.
If you need custom lanyards in a rush, we can provide customized lanyards in 3-5 business days using our rush order option.
We have 5 different varieties of lanyards to choose from:
If you’ve got a smaller budget to work with, you need lanyards in a hurry or you’d just prefer plain lanyards, we can also help. We offer cheap lanyards with fast shipping (subject to the lanyard you choose). Our blank lanyards ship in 24 hours and options include:
Ensure your lanyards are fully functional with our range of lanyard attachments. From card holders and badge holders to badge reels and wallets, ensure your lanyard has the right finish. Our lanyard ID holders come in a variety of sizes and can be customized specifically around your requirements and measurements. Rest assured you’ll find one suitable for your ID, business card or access control card.
The Anatomy of a Lanyard
A lanyard is a strap of fabric that fits around the neck to display a badge, name tag or event credential. Lanyards are available in different variations, from budget options to high-quality premium lanyards.
1. Neck strap - lanyards are designed to fit comfortably around your neck. The neck strap is the main part of a lanyard and the area that often displays logos and branding. The strap area is usually available in a selection of materials and widths.