It becomes a hassle when you are asked to wear a form of identification, but you end up not knowing where and how to wear it because you have to pin it on your clothes. It also becomes a problem when your precious keys suddenly get misplaced and you don’t know where to find them. A way to solve this problem is with the use of badge lanyards.
Badge lanyards are usually looped cords that are used to hang around the neck and can hold a small item. These are either bought from special retailers, given away by a company for their employees to use or are given out during special events. They have a special hook or attachment at the bottom part where you can then attach an ID, a card key, a badge, or even your electronic gadget so that they can be easy to reach and easy to see.
Lanyards used in an office would have their own designation depending on the colour that they have. Some companies would require a person to be screened before they are given a lanyard. Each lanyard will bear the name of the company so that the person wearing it can be easily identified as someone who is working for the company. Each lanyard would also have a certain colour code to quickly identify the department where the person belongs to.
An example would be that regular employees will be required to wear a black lanyard that is issued by the company. Visitors will need to sign in and then will be issued a visitor’s pass with a yellow lanyard. Visitors coming from the same company but were based on a different branch will be asked to wear a green lanyard which is provided at the entrance as well.
These lanyards will also be available during special events like concerts and conventions. These can be sold as a souvenir for those who participated in the event and are also used to identify each person in the venue. Sometimes, lanyards are used as a reward or as a means to recognize the excellent work of an employee. It is a simple and inexpensive item but it is also a great means of boosting the morale of students or employees; it can also make them work harder.
Typical badge lanyards are made out of polyester, which is a tough but supple material. This material is hypoallergenic so that anyone who will wear it will feel comfortable. Some lanyards can also be made with nylon. Nowadays, there are also other materials used. Braided paracords are becoming a material of choice with lanyards.
With polyester lanyards, you can put any design that you want onto it. Most of the time, the design is imprinted directly onto the lanyard, which can be a quote or a name of a school or company where it will be used. There are also some customized lanyards that can have different designs depending on what the person wants to put on it. The attachment also varies – from hooks to attach IDs and card keys with to a simple loop so that electronic gadgets can be connected to them.
Badge lanyards also come in different shapes and lengths. The common length of a lanyard is 36 inches, but there are some who may ask for longer lanyards. The width is usually around 3/8 inches and ½ inches and then the design or logo will be imprinted or woven into the lanyard itself. Special methods of printing onto a lanyard allow you to have a design on both sides.
Depending on how you intend to use the badge lanyards, there will be one which is perfect for you.