Almost all people have experienced wearing an Identification Card, popularly known as ID, for different occasions. There may be certain times when wearing an ID, whether it is because of your work or school, feels really bothersome. There are also situations when you do not know where you will put it, if there is a need for you to wear it. Using a pin or a holder to affix it to your clothes or uniform may be bothersome and boring too. However, if you will be using badge lanyards in order to keep it close to you, it may solve your problem instantly.
What are Badge Lanyards?
These badges are made of looped cords. The user wears them like a necklace around the neck. A badge lanyard is usually used to affix or to secure different kinds of materials so that they can be seen at all times. It is also used to prevent IDs, mobile phones or nametags from getting misplaced or worst, lost. These lanyards are not only worn around the neck; you can also wear them around wrist. It is also possible to wear it in one of your shoulders.
What Items can a Badge Lanyard Hold?
Most badge lanyards are useful in holding an identification card. It can also hold a proximity badge or a card key. It is very important to keep your proximity card or card key visible at all times, especially if you are working for a big company. This proximity card or card key is your key to open doors, especially those restricted for authorized people only. Most companies issue these cards to their employees in order for them to gain access to the common areas of the building.
Badge lanyards are also useful for special events such as bazaars, seminars, outings and concerts. With the help of these badges, you can easily identify the people involved. There are specially made identification cards for the security, ushers, event committee members, and the VIPS. These event-only lanyards are usually made with the name and the logo of the event. Because of this, they are usually kept as event souvenirs. Some are specially designed in order to identify the participants from the people involved in the event. Different colors are used in order to differentiate a participant, a security personnel, an exhibitor, an usher, and of course, a VIP quickly.
What are these Lanyards Made Of?
There are different kinds of badge lanyards available in the market today. They usually come in different lengths widths, and designs. A normal lanyard is usually 30 to 40 inches long. These are usually long so that the user will not encounter any problems passing it through their heads. They also come in different widths such as ½ inches, ¾ inches, 1 inch or wider, depending on the design chosen by the user.
Whether the user likes to use a ready-made design or a customized one, there are two common methods on transferring these designs on a badge lanyard.
Silk Screen Method
This is one of the most popular ways to transfer the design to the lanyard. The designs are printed directly onto the lanyard. Before transferring the design, a customized silkscreen pattern will be made. It will then be placed on the lanyard. Paint will be used to transfer the design. This method is very easy and quick to do. However, the paint may not stick well and may chip easily.
Dye Sublimation Method
A process almost similar to the silkscreen method. However, instead of a regular paint, a special type one will be used in order to transfer the design onto the lanyard. This paint will then be part of the lanyard in order to protect the design from chipping or fading.