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What Type of Lanyards Do You Need?

What type of lanyard do you need?

So, you’ve made the decision to order lanyards for your company. But what types of lanyard are there? And which one is best for your needs? In this section of the buyer’s guide, we’ll go through the different types of lanyard and why they might be suitable for you.

Branded or personalised lanyards

One of the first decisions you’ll need to make when choosing your lanyards is this one: do you want a lanyard with your company logo on it? If so, then you’ll need to use our personalised lanyards service. This involves providing us with the necessary artwork for your lanyard, so that we can make you a mock-up of the finished result. There’s no need to worry about getting the scale or the fit right – that’s what we’re here for. We’ll advise you on the best sized lanyard for your logo and what type of material might work best with it. Once you’re 100% happy with the design, we’ll produce your lanyards to the exact quantity you need, and have them delivered to your door.

Types of pre-printed lanyards

If you don’t want a lanyard printed with your logo, and you’re happy with something more generic, then a pre-printed lanyard might be just the solution for you. Pre-printed lanyards come ready-to-go with a range of pre-printed messages. Choose from wording such as “security”, “staff”, “visitor” or “VIP” and many more. This type of lanyard comes with a faster delivery time. So, they’re ideal for situations when you’re in a hurry for last minute lanyards. They work well for situations when you don’t need to worry about branding, or giving away lanyards as souvenirs. They’re a practical option that tends to be cheaper and faster to produce.

Plain lanyards

If you’re looking for a basic lanyard that doesn’t need any messaging or wording on it, then you might prefer to order plain lanyards. As the name suggests, these lanyards come with a blank canvas, meaning there is no promotional or generic wording on them. Simply choose your preferred colour and finish, and you’re done. Plain lanyards are a cost effective type of lanyard when compared to our personalised lanyards. Like all our other lanyards, they can be used for anything from holding name cards to security passes, IDs, keys and even USB sticks.

Types of lanyard finishes and materials

Once you’ve decided between the three options above, it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty. That means deciding on your preferred material or finish. Lanyards Direct offers a range of finishes to suit your needs. These include:

The finish and material you choose will depend on factors like what will look best with your logo, what is the most cost effective, or what has the best quality feel to it. Don’t worry, we’ll guide you through all this in us.

Plain lanyards

Don’t want the hassle of printed or pre-printed lanyards? Do you need a supply of lanyards at short notice? Then a plain lanyard might be just what you’re after. Read on to find out all about plain lanyards, and how they can help your business.

What we mean by plain lanyards

Plain lanyards are lanyards that come with a blank canvas. That means they have no wording or images printed on them whatsoever. You still have all of the great benefits of a lanyard, minus the expense and time taken to have them printed with specific designs.

Are plain lanyards for you?

Lanyards are a hugely useful tool, even without the branding or wording you might see them with. It’s worth getting plain lanyards if you don’t need them for branding purposes, and you don’t need them to identify people with specific roles in your company. If this sounds like you, then you probably need lanyards for something purely practical, like holding name badges, ID cards, security passes, keys or USB sticks. Whether you need them for your event, festival, office or warehouse premises or even your next athletics meeting, plain lanyards are a great tool to have at your disposal.

The benefits of plain lanyards

The major benefit of ordering a supply of plain lanyards is that they can be produced cheaply and quickly, with no fuss. At Lanyards Direct, we have plain lanyards that are ready to be used straight away, and we can have them delivered to your door in as little as 24 hours, depending on where you’re located. Same day to London subject to stock

Pre-printed lanyards

Do you need lanyards for practical reasons, rather than for branding? Then pre-printed lanyards might be the best option for you. Read on to find out what pre-printed lanyards are, and how they can help you to increase the efficiency of your business.

What are pre-printed lanyards?

The concept of pre-printed lanyards is a simple one. These are lanyards that come with readymade messages that have been pre-printed to suit specific needs. They’re very useful for companies and organisations who don’t need branding on their lanyards, but who still benefit from having wording visible.

Why pre-printed lanyards can be useful

Having certain members of your team wear lanyards to identify themselves can be invaluable. For example, members of the public will easily be able to pick out a member of security or customer service in a crowd if they are wearing a lanyard labelled with the words “security” or “staff”. This can make large events like conferences or road shows run far more smoothly and efficiently. Another very common way to use pre-printed lanyards is to give them out to visitors who might be coming to your business premises. Having non-employees wear a special “visitor” lanyard can be a huge benefit to safety and security in your organisation.

Examples of pre-printed lanyards

To help you decide if your company might benefit from pre-printed lanyards, here are some more examples of the messages we can print on your lanyards:

  • “VIP” lanyards
  • “Crew” lanyards
  • “Volunteer” lanyards
  • “NHS” lanyards
  • “First aider” lanyards
  • “Exhibitor” lanyards

Other benefits of pre-printed lanyards

A key reason that people opt for pre-printed lanyards is that they are cheaper and faster to produce than, for example, personalised lanyards. This is because we can cut out the time needed for the design and printing process. These lanyards are ready to go! Order your chosen lanyards in bulk and we can have them delivered to your door in as little as 24 hours, depending on where you live.

Personalised lanyards

Are you looking for a lanyard that’s personalised with your company’s logo, or contact details? Maybe you prefer to call them custom lanyards or branded lanyards? In this section of the buyer’s guide, we’re going to explain what these lanyards are, and what you might use them for. We’ll also give you some ideas for how you can use them for your own business.

What are personalised lanyards?

As the name suggests, personalised lanyards do all the amazing and useful things that a lanyard does, only they are printed with your company logo, name or contact details. That’s right – we print your logo or details on your lanyards, in your chosen colours, using your preferred material and finish. This means you can get a lanyard that meets all your requirements, whether it’s for branding purposes or simply for identification.

Why people use personalised lanyards

Virtually any business, organisation or event can use personalised or branded lanyards. Usually, they’re used by people who want to enhance their company’s branding by making their logo or business name as visible as possible. Getting your brand seen is an easy, free form of publicity that can be hugely valuable. An added bonus is that these personalised lanyards can be given away to potential clients and customers as gifts. The idea is that they’ll be reminded of your brand and your contact details long after your meeting has taken place.

Who uses personalised lanyards?

A huge range of industries and organisations use branded lanyards– just look at our case studies for starters. Here are some hypothetical examples of people who benefit from personalised lanyards:

  • Corporate brands. Companies are increasingly giving out branded lanyards to employees, visitors, and security staff to give the company a professional, united appearance.
  • Conference attendees. For example, attendees at the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona every year are given branded lanyards to wear
  • Retail staff. For example, staff on the shop floor of your favourite high street chain might be wearing company lanyards to identify themselves to customers.
  • Festival organisers. Festival passes hung on a personalised lanyard are often given to festivalgoers as an alternative to paper tickets.

How we personalise your lanyards

The process for ordering your branded lanyards is simple. You provide us with your logo and desired wording, and decide on a style, colour and finish for your lanyards. We print a mock up version for you, so that you can see the finished product before you finalise your decision. Then, when you’re completely happy with the design, we produce the number of lanyards you need and deliver them straight to your door. Simple!

If you’re considering promotional lanyards for a large event, trade show or festival, you’ve come to the right place. In this section, we’ll talk about sponsored lanyards and how they can help you to promote your brand.

Choosing promotional lanyards

Lanyards can be customised with your branding or logo, giving you the perfect opportunity to put your organisation at the front of people’s minds. Distributing promotional lanyards at your next big event could make a significant difference to your company’s reputation and its public profile. And, because a lanyard can be taken home to keep as a souvenir, this impact can last for weeks or months after your event.

How to order sponsored or promotional lanyards

Perhaps you’ve been approached by a company who wants to sponsor your next event. Or, maybe you are that company, and you’ve agreed to provide lanyards with your own logo on them to an event organiser. Whatever the situation, we can help, and the process is simple. Get in touch with Lanyards Direct and tell us what you need. We’ll do all the hard work, getting your logo displayed perfectly and producing your lanyards to your specified requirements. Once they’re ready, we ship them straight to your door, quickly and easily.

Get started with promotional lanyards

If you’re keen to learn more about sponsored or promotional lanyards, have a look at the following sections of our buyer’s guide:

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