Complement your ID program with ID badge lanyards. Simple and effective, lanyards are worn around the neck and feature a clip or other method of attachment for securing and displaying ID cards. Shop our inventory of standard, ready-to-ship ID lanyards, or customize your order with your choice of color, width, print style, text or graphic, method of attachment, and closure (including safety breakaway).
Have questions about ID badge lanyards? We have answers!
When shopping Ianyards for badges, what are my options?
Our inventory of ready-to-ship, standard ID lanyards offers a broad range of styles, attachment types, sizes, colors, and additional features to choose from.
Alternatively, you can order custom ID lanyards to display your organization's name, promote your company logo, or broadcast a custom message. Great for events, giveaways, fundraisers, and for building employee morale, customization allows you to personalize your lanyards with your choice of color(s) and print fonts.
Both standard and custom lanyards are available with special features, such as breakaway closures for user safety, reflective fabric for visibility, earth-friendly material, and antimicrobial properties to limit germ growth. There are also style variations to consider when shopping lanyards. These include: cord shape (round or flat), lanyard cord width, adjustable cord length, color (including solid, multicolor, or patterned), and attachment type.
To help determine which type of lanyard is best for your needs, let’s take a look at some of the main options:
Cord shape and width:
The four most common lanyard shapes and widths are:
1/8'' round - thinnest option and best for one-time use, such as conferences, trade shows and events
1/4'' round - offer a safety breakaway and allow your badge to be easily detached from your lanyard
3/4'' flat - a basic option for day-to-day wear, also the smallest width advised for custom printed lanyards (5/8" or wider is better)
5/8'' flat - a great-looking choice for lanyards that will be worn every day, also an ideal width for displaying printed text or design on a custom lanyard
A breakaway closure is a safety mechanism that automatically releases from around the neck of the wearer if the lanyard or badge is pulled. Breakaway lanyards help prevent the risk of choking or other bodily harm, and are therefore ideal for schools, manufacturing facilities, hospitals, or anywhere safety is a top priority
If environmental impact is a concern, minimize your carbon footprint with custom or standard lanyards made form 100% recycled plastic or bamboo. We have a variety of affordable, earth-friendly styles to choose from to fit the unique needs of your organization
Method of attachment:
The most common attachment styles for ID badges and key cards are:
Bulldog clips - easiest to attach to your card, but doesn't swivel
Metal swivel hooks - swivel helps keep your badge facing forward
Split rings - typically used with a strap clip or other attachment
Trigger snap swivel hooks - easy attachment method that keeps your badge facing forward