Whenever you need to wear an identification card and would need to keep it always visible, it is a difficult task if you are going to use an ordinary pin to keep it in place. It is rather troublesome to find the correct place where you will pin the identification card without making yourself look silly or a place where you will not lose it. Instead of using the conventional pin, your problem will be solved by using neck lanyards.

Neck lanyards are thick or thin cords worn around the neck which are made of flexible materials. It is commonly used to keep an identification card or an item visible at all times. In most cases, these lanyards are used to prevent an item from being lost or for you to be able to easily reach it when needed. These lanyards can either be worn around the neck or around your wrist.

Other than holding your identification card, there are still other items where you can use these lanyards. Another item where you can use this for is for your small mobile phone or smart phone. There are times that you would need to use your smart phone immediately and wearing it around your neck using a lanyard will make it faster for you to pick it up. Lanyards can also be used for keys or proximity badges.

Neck lanyards are usually visible during special events too. In some special events like bazaars, exhibits, and seminars, identification must be clearly visible at all times. These lanyards are used to hold cards or badges to clearly identify a person. It can also hold name tags to know the name of the person together with the area he or she is assigned to. These lanyards also come with the name and logo of the event itself and acts like a souvenir for the participants.

Neck LanyardsA regular neck lanyard is usually 36 inches long and set into a loop so that a person’s head can easily pass through it. These lanyards also come in different widths like ½ inches, ¾ inches, 1 inch, and can even go as thick as 3 inches, depending on where it will be used and the user’s preferences. The width of the lanyard will determine how the user would want the design to be imprinted directly onto the lanyard. These lanyards also come in different colors as well.

When adding a design onto the neck lanyards, there are a few methods which are regularly used:

•Silkscreen Method.

This method uses a pattern printed over a silkscreen which is held in place by a solid wooden frame. The design is placed over the lanyard by spreading paint all over the design and the silkscreen. Afterwards, the pattern will be lifted and the design will be transferred directly onto the lanyard. This method is a very quick process. However, if it is done incorrectly, the design will not be transferred or will not stick properly onto the lanyard.

•Dye Sublimation Method.

Using this method, the design is printed as part of the fabric itself, not on the top of the fabric. This method allows the use of multiple colors as well as complicated designs. The user can even choose to have multiple designs on one lanyard only. Fading, which is a common issue for most lanyards, will not be an issue with the dye sublimation method.

•Woven Method.

Two different colors of polyester are woven together to create a different design of lanyard. The design, once finished, will be permanent. However, since the design is woven onto the lanyard, only a name or simple short message can be visible; complicated designs like logos, graphics or long messages are highly discouraged when using this method.