Badge Holders, Reels & Lanyards

How to Choose an ID Lanyard

Custom Lanyards

Lanyards come in many different styles, and if you’re trying to decide which one is the choice best for you, ID Wholesaler can help.

We carry a wide variety of lanyards and offer lots of popular options – from standard material to earth-friendly to custom-printed and pretty much everything in between! Whether you’re implementing a new ID badge program or looking for lanyards to use at an upcoming event or gathering, we’re sure to have a solution for you.

It’s always a good rule of thumb to keep the following considerations in mind when shopping for lanyards:

Our high-quality lanyards are available in either breakaway or non-breakaway styles. Breakaway lanyards are safer to wear than their non-breakaway counterparts, because if the lanyard is grabbed, pulled, or gets caught on something, the breakaway portion disconnects itself. This protects the person wearing the lanyard so they aren't injured. K-12 schools, medical facilities, and industrial factories most often choose breakaway lanyards.

If your organization is using access cards, an ID badge reel for your card attachment is a great (and affordable!) choice. Badge reels allow you to easily extend your ID card towards the RFID card reader without taking the lanyard and card off your neck.

Lanyards are available in many different styles. Round braid and flat braid lanyards are available in either bamboo or recycled plastic. OptiBraid and OptiWeave lanyards give you the ability to detach your ID badge from your lanyard while you're still wearing it.  The standard length of a lanyard is 36 inches, and they come in widths from 3/8" to 1".

Custom lanyards
Many organizations – like schools, corporations, medical teams, and more – customize their lanyards with a logo, mission statement, brand color, school name, or team name. We offer custom lanyards in just about every color and print font! Check out our Lanyard Builder now>>

Make sure that if you’re going the custom lanyard route that you “build” extra time into the mix. This is because custom lanyards take a few weeks to create. Once you provide us with your custom artwork, it can take about 2 to 4 weeks after you approve the final proof to get your custom lanyards.

We break down our custom lanyard choices into the following categories:

  • Breakaway
  • Color
  • Card attachment
  • Customization style (e.g., dye sublimation, silk screen, and woven)
  • Lanyard width
  • Quantity per pack
  • Price

Standard lanyards
Easily and affordably display your organization's ID credentials with our wide selection of standard lanyards. Find an extensive range of styles, colors, features, attachments, and more. Our standard ID lanyards are offered in the following groups to help you narrow down your choices:

  • Breakaway
  • Color
  • Added features
  • Card attachment
  • Lanyard width
  • Price
  • Quantity

Lanyard attachments
There are a lot of different styles of lanyard attachments. The most popular attachment is the lanyard hook. Other attachments include bulldog clips, swivel hooks, and cell phone hooks.

No matter what you plan to use the lanyards for, we have an option that will fit your needs.  To help decide which lanyard is the best for your organization, call an ID Professional today at (800) 321-4405 x2 or chat now. We're here to help!
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