So, what exactly is a Lanyard?
Well… a lanyard is essentially a length of material that is sewn together in a loop designed to be worn around the neck. It usually contains your identification card, fob, or keys hanging from the end hook.
Many company owners prefer to customise these lanyards with a company logo, company name or any other information that could be scooped up by potential customers.
There are five major types of Lanyards:
- Polyester Lanyards
- Woven Lanyards
- Nylon Lanyards
- Tubular Lanyards
- Dye Sublimation Lanyards
What are the best materials for lanyards?
Lanyards are made from many different materials, however polyester is usually to go to choice of material when it comes to making long lasting lanyards. One such reason is that polyester is renowned for efficient heat absorption.
This characteristic also makes it compatible with full colour heat transfer printing. Surprisingly, it is the only lanyard material that can withstand full colour heat transfer printing.
1. Make Sure Staff & Visitors are Easily Identifiable
Security is something that has to be taken extremely seriously in a school setting to protect both students and staff from harm.
A lanyard is a great way to help with this by allowing for the wearer to carry identification cards in plain view around the necks of staff and visitors. At the end of the day you can’t put a price on safety, and school lanyards are an effective and inexpensive way to enhance school security.
2. Give All Staff a Great Way to Stay Organised
Whether you’re a teacher, visitor, cleaner, or anything in between, anyone working within the school can benefit from a custom lanyard.
A good school lanyard is likely to last for many years, allowing staff to keep important accessories such as keys, cards and tools on hand at all times.
Imagine the pain of losing an important key throughout the day! If only this could be avoided by say… having it around your neck?
3. Instil Some School Pride through Customisation
Why would you want a bland and boring school lanyard when you could have a personalised selection of lanyards with your school logo!
At concise media branding we offer all kinds of different school lanyard customisation options.
It’s important for any school or educational organisation to have unique, customised lanyards so their staff have something that represents their school always by their side.
4. Identify students on external trips
In an education environment school trips are a necessary way of teaching students about the outside world.
Some schools choose to use lanyards when on a school trip to identify their students.
A lanyard printed with the school’s logo and unique to the school is easy to spot, and therefore allows for students to be identified quickly. Students wearing school lanyards are also more likely to behave well if they know they can be easily identified by the school lanyard.
5. Keeps your hands free
In this era of covid nothing is going to be the same again. Wearing face coverings and protective equipment is likely going to be the norm to protect ourselves from illnesses.
This means that lanyards are becoming an essential means of work-related living and the demand for lanyards is rising for all business sectors and individuals.
The reason for this is the hands free method of using a lanyard to gain access to restricted areas in the workplace. The lanyards can hold a unique identity badge which is encrypted so that they can be used as registration for staff members entering and leaving work.
6. Have some Fun on (and off) School Grounds
Lanyards aren’t just useful for the practical aspect, but can also generate a sense of team spirit among students, both on and off grounds.
Take coloured lanyards for example, these can be given to different form groups or sports teams to instil a sense of competitiveness among the students, just like the houses of Harry Potter.
Special lanyards could be designed for top students or class presidents to allow them to show off their achievements.
In addition to being worn in school, they’re ideal when traveling to other schools for events or on school outings to make your students look more like a single, organised group.
Things to consider when buying lanyards
When it comes to buying lanyards there are a few things you need to consider to make sure you get a good bang for your buck.
For one, the choice to go for either embroidered or printed will have a big effect on the final cost of the lanyard. The cost of the lanyards will vary depending on which you opt for and how much detail goes onto the lanyard.
Another factor to consider is what colour to choose, as your school colours might not stand out as much as another choice of colour, so you have to decide what colours will work best.
You generally have less choice on colours when you opt for embroidered lanyards but printed lanyards will give you a better chance of matching your exact brand colours if that is what you are looking for.
Lanyards are a very good addition to any educational setting, offering many benefits from security improvements to promoting your school, college or university as a professional educational establishment.
Lanyards aren’t just something used for practicality but can also serve a wide variety of other purposes!
Custom lanyards are vital in making sure that your school is uniform, can create competition, and reward students who deserve it.