The overwhelming popularity of the lanyard production business has reached both small-scale and large-scale sectors. And for the common buyers and first-time sellers, knowing the kind of lanyard a person uses is an important knowledge to gain.
Lanyards, especially those made for ID cards, are made of various materials with different chemical compositions. These chemical ingredients make the lanyard strong, durable, and long-lasting that will suit the customer’s preferences in terms of design as well. Also, the safety of these components should be considered for the buyer’s sake. These should be some of the seller’s first thoughts on promoting their lanyard products which is why knowing a lanyard’s particular chemical components are of importance.
So, what are the types of ID lanyards according to the material used to make them? Here are some:
1. Polyester Lanyard :
Someone familiar in the field of textiles may know what polyester is. But for those who don’t, polyester is a strong, durable material made from synthetic polymers. It can absorb low moisture, which is why lanyard producers use it. It is the most popular and saleable type of lanyard, since text can be readily printed through the use of silk screen. Aside from its durability, the initial cost of producing polyester lanyards is cheap compared to the other types.
2. Nylon Lanyard :
ID lanyards made of nylon look like the polyester ones, but shine more which makes it more attracting to the eye. They are also thicker, thus a much better subject for silk screen painting. If one desires to have meticulous and sophisticated prints for lanyards, then nylon lanyards are perfect.
3.Dye-sublimated Lanyard :
For people who want their lanyards to appear exactly what is seen from a computer screen when designed, dye-sublimated lanyards are recommended. This is because these types of lanyards are perfect for multi-color usage as well as elaborated designs. Here, soft polyester material for the smooth surface is used and the design is printed through the usage of thermal printing technology.
4. Woven Lanyards :
Yes, from the word itself, woven ID lanyards are the types where the design is “knitted” in the fabric. Its concept is more likely based on patching or embroidery on clothes. What’s more is that it can use multiple colors in the stitched design. So, for those who want a feel of texture and strong quality with a touch of formality, woven lanyards are to be chosen.
5. Tubular Lanyards :
Tube lanyards are the most affordable type of lanyards especially when bought in bulk. The concept of these lanyards resembles those of shoelaces. Made using a tube stitched polyester, it is also a match for printing using silk-screen. Texture is also felt, but is more comfortable to wear since usually their width is much smaller compared to the others mentioned.
6. Blank Lanyard :
For those planning to get into the business, blank lanyards can be a starter, which is perfect for those who want customization than pre-designed ones. These can be any of the lanyard types mentioned above, but it is up to the customer to have his or her preferences for the print. It is also a great giveaway for parties with art themes, for participants can design it themselves.
These varieties of lanyards can be bought based on varying widths in a standard length. For those who prefer customization, the imprint area or the attachments (key/split ring, bulldog, J-Hook, etc.) on the ID lanyards can also be of the client’s decision.
From accessory to money, the ID lanyard business has reached a wide audience. Due to this widespread production, both sellers and buyers have an open grasp of it. Knowing the “behind the scenes” of the business is a useful and handy information to either start an industry or just to have a nice add-on for someone to enjoy.