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.

Badge holders or ID lanyards are popularly used all across the globe for many purposes. This set of lace, hardware attachment, and ID holder can mainly be seen in schools worn by students.

What are the other possible uses of this accessory?

1. For security purposes, badge holders act as a covering for your office, school or organizational ID, thus preventing damage. IDs with an embedded microchip are hard to replace and need more protection. These are the kind of cards that are used for entryways in high security buildings. This can also be useful for ATM cards that need utmost security.

2. Badge holders also prevent users from misplacing important items. Since they are designed to clip together small trinkets, it can be a good reminder where to look for these items. Apart from IDs and cards, a badge holder can also be used to guard small trinkets like keys and USB drives. The hardware attachment piece at the end can be replaced with something (such as swivel, alligator, and conventional hooks) that can fit more suitably for the items.

3. These ID card holders can be used for marketing, like in a PR event. Since the fabric of the lace can be customized, businesses can take advantage of this by propagating brand awareness. This can also be used in large scale events that need identification cards for participants. Badge holders can be a good option for program giveaways or souvenirs. These can be in form of ID holder, card case or any type that would fit the occasion. Here’s an example – a cartoon character-themed lanyard and badge holder for a kiddie birthday party.

4. For business-minded individuals, badge or ID holders can even be a good start-up. First, it requires very minimal amount of capital to start with. With the wide range of companies that offer mass production of ID holders, you can easily ask for a quotation through websites. The higher quantity, the more discounts you can get in your order. The key in your success lies on finding the right set of potential clients.

These are just some of the unique features that these badge holders can provide. What makes it more exciting is the pool of choices one can have when it comes to the types. It’d even be safe to say that there’s a type for every kind of consumer.

Badge holdersThere are a lot of types of holders that can be purchased in the market. The most popular one would be the flexible holders, which are made of plastic and encase the entire card. The Rigid holder is a good choice for cards that needs upright protection because of its hard case. Magnetic holders, on the other hand, are good for users who like placing their cards or memos on refrigerators, or white boards. Some holders have the capacity to encase multiple cards, including ID, ATM, government, and even passport IDs. This is ideal for people who are organized, and who want all their valuables in one place. In some cases, these holders can also double as a wallet, which is a good idea because it provides security for the user.

For future purchases and bulk orders, you can easily find online companies that specialize in producing ID lanyards and holders. Such accessories are a good investment, as mentioned earlier, because of their uniqueness and high income potential in the market. Simply put, you just have to ask for a quotation which is usually free of charge, consider the span of time of the production and compare the range of rates across businesses to find the most optimal one to transact with.

Badge holders and badge reels are a great way to customize your lanyards and make them even more convenient to use.