Understanding Top Variations of Custom Lanyards

Custom LanyardsDifferent companies may offer you various names for the types of custom lanyards that they are offering. To better understand these types and variations, here are some explanations that you’ll have to keep in mind – regardless of whether the seller goes for simple terms or more technical ones:


Some stores opt for simple to understand types. However, each of these types may still be broken down into subcategories that can go the more technical route.

1. Printed lanyards

Are the cords that you are most familiar with if you own office or school identification cards with logos printed on the lanyards. These lanyards are very easily customized as the logos, text, and other details are printed on a flat and shiny material.

2. Woven lanyards

Can also be customized. However, the design can be a little bit limited by the woven material. The names of the school or companies that require the identification cards may simply be the ones stitched or printed on these custom lanyards.

3. Colored Lanyards

Can be any lanyard with a color, if you rely on the name alone. Both printed and woven lanyards can easily fall under this category. They may also refer to standard lanyards that have not been personalized aside from their colors.


Custom lanyards may also be categorized according to their specific materials. Here are some of the more common materials used for creating typical lanyards:

1. Polyester

Is a cheap but good-looking material that allows print from a computer-prepared design.

2. Ribbon 

Is preferred for highly-detailed logos with its perfect combination of smooth and tough.

3. Dye sublimated

Is chosen when the design requires more than two colors printed on both sides of the lanyard.


Other companies don’t really bother to categorize their lanyards in a complicated manner. They simply offer standard and custom.

1. Standard 

Are lanyards are readily available, often made of polyester, ribbon, or nylon. They are more likely using one or more solid colors.

2. Custom

Are the lanyards that you may be looking for. The good news is that several companies have online customization applications in which you can pick color, material and other specifications to see what your lanyard will ultimately look like.

As Safety Harnesses

Other companies prefer to focus on the material and sturdiness of custom lanyards, especially if these lanyards are not made for identification cards. If you are meticulous about the type of products that you are buying then you may prefer your list of types this way:

1. Pack Type 

Are lanyards that may also come with a shock absorber. These are made of specially woven material. The inner core can easily extend up to 42 inches and even includes a safety strap that is primed to do heavy duty work.

2. Tubular 

Also easily falls under woven lanyards. Like the pack type, it also incorporates a specially-woven core that may expand in order to resist the force of gravity.

3. Tie-Back 

Is an all in one lanyard with a shock absorber. It also has a snap hook that can easily carry 5000 pounds of load.

4. Double-Legged

Are used for 100% safety but usage must be carefully studied to keep that safety in check and if only one leg is going to be used.

If you end up with the types of custom lanyards under the fourth set then you know that you have ended up on the wrong site or brick and mortar store. While different companies may present different names for the types and may even invent their own names, none of the ID and logo companies will come with names, such as tie-back, tubular, double-legged, or pack type. Tubular, however, is also used to describe a specific, ID-type lanyard.

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