ID lanyards are now more popular than before, having a wide range of style and design, color and pattern and length and width. They are widely used by students, employees and members of different organizations who needed identification cards.
Lanyards also vary in their materials. Some materials are soft, while others are flat and velvety. You have to know the type of materials makers or manufacturers use in making ID lanyards to be able to determine which one is the best for you.
Here is the list of the common types of lanyards.
• Polyester Lanyards
This is the most common type of lanyard. It is made up of high-quality polyester materials, designed to be comfortable for its user. Polyester lanyards are convenient and durable.
This type is best for students who understandably have to pay for more important things than their ID lanyards, such as project materials or the printing cost for their essays and term papers,.
A useful fact to remember is that most lanyard factories offer a great discount if you are to make a bulk order. You no longer have to pay for lanyard attachments as well, as they will be free of charge.
• Nylon Lanyards
Compared to those made of polyester, nylon lanyards are more durable and more expensive. They are also smooth and glossy, a type you would want if you prefer those that are more stylish.
If you are meaning to purchase lanyards for long-term usage, then those made of nylon are good for you.
• Tubular Lanyards
Since these lanyards are made of polyester materials stitched together into a tube, you can expect them to have a smooth feel, making them very comfortable to wear. The first two types are both flat and smooth.
The best feature of the tubular or tube lanyard is its price. It is the most economical type of ID lanyards.
• Woven Lanyards
An elegant type of lanyard, woven lanyards are made of high quality and strong polyester materials. Its durability is out of question. You can also use any attachments for them.
However, woven lanyards come with limited printed designs. More of these are to be discussed on the latter part.
• Dye Sublimated Lanyards
If you are not in a tight budget and you consider buying the lanyard that last the longest, opt for the dye sublimated types. This type does not fade or wear out over time.
You can now pick a material you want for your lanyards if your main concern is their price and quality.
If you want to know the limitations regarding the designs that you want to print on the lanyard as well, keep reading especially if you have a readily made design to avoid getting the wrong choice of material.
• Silk Screen Print
This type of print is to be found on T-shirts or customized cups. Your design, once it undergoes silkscreen printing, will be clearly visible to the lanyard.
Silkscreen printing is used in polyester, nylon, and tubular lanyards. Choose polyester or tubular if you have a simple design and nylon if your design consists of intricate texts and/or patterns.
If you want your design to stand out, pick nylon lanyards as well. The glossiness of the material will help emphasize the design.
As mentioned, woven lanyards come with limited design choice. It is because the design is to be embroidered or sewn on the said material. The design must only consist of simple texts in order to make it look legible.
• Heat and Pressure
The process used in applying the design to dye sublimated lanyards involves heat and pressure. Both enable the design, whether simple or complicated, to pass through the material, making it visible in the dye sublimated ID lanyards.