There days lanyards are looked upon as a very inexpensive promotional product when holding an events or promotional campaign. Not only are they inexpensive but they are very practical and will remain in use long after the event is finished. But how do you chose what material to use for an event? While it might not sound like the most pressing issue it certainly warrants some thought when placing an order for your custom printed lanyards.
Lanyard as we know come in a number if material options. The material we choose to use can range from what our objective is, to how we want to be perceive to the obvious intended application.
Polyester Lanyards – Ribbed polyester lanyards are the most common custom printed lanyard out there. They are widely used in many different kinds of events. They are inexpensive and easy to print. Ribber polyester lanyards are commonly screen printed and are available to come with a variety of attachments. The main reason you would chose a ribbed polyester lanyards is that they are the work horse of lanyards. They do what they are intended to do and won’t break the bank.
Nylon Lanyards – Printed nylon lanyards are also a mainstay of the lanyard world. They are more sturdy then polyester lanyards and are also commonly screen printed with a logo. Customers generally go with nylon lanyards as they prefer the smooth finish that comes with this particular material. The smooth finish is nice and shiny and offers a look of elegance. Whilst marginally more expensive then a polyester lanyard they don’t cost too much but to attached a higher MOQ.
Satin Lanyards – Satin lanyards are for people who want a nicer feel to their lanyards. As with satin in general they are nice and smooth but also soft to feel. Satin lanyard would also suit events where the participants are required to wear their lanyards for long periods of time and therefore don’t want the chaffing usually associated with having something hanging from your neck all day long. It is also the lanyard to consider if you want a sublimation print as only the satin lanyard can take this branding method.
To be sure there are other materials like bamboo and PET. But I will discuss them in later posts so as not to bore you too much. Nonetheless if you are in a bind as to which material you should chose for your next promo campaign then give EzyLanyards a call and we will help you out.