Take that one step further from your standard plain lanyard with Custom Lanyards. Customise your lanyards with your brand colours and logo. You can select from various print styles, materials, and attachments. Not sure what the best options are for you and your business? Our guide below will help you decide. 

Print Styles

ID Supplies Dye Sublimation Lanyard

Dye-sub, in our opinion, is the most luxurious lanyard print style option. They are the most economical for small and medium quantities. The lanyard design is digitally printed with full colour on one or two sides of the smooth polyester cloth. They can be 15mm, 20mm, and 25mm in width and have a wide array of attachment options.

We recommend our most popular dye sub-option, A 20mm width smooth polyester cloth, full colour on both sides, detachable buckle (side release), safety breakaway with a heavy-duty swivel hook attachment.

Available Materials:

  • Smooth polyester

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ID Supplies Screen Print Lanyard

This print style is undoubtedly our most common choice for custom lanyards due to their economical cost for medium to large quantities. Ink is passed through a silk screen template and applied to the material. This method gives you the option of up to four colours. For a clearer result, we recommend having a transparent print under the screen print (known as offset print) which allows for a higher quality end result.

Our most popular screen printed lanyard is a 15mm flat polyester lanyard with a safety breakaway and standard swivel hook.

Available Materials:

  • Polyester
  • Reinforced polyester
  • Nylon
  • Flat tube
  • Satin
  • Eco-friendly
  • PVC
  • Reflective

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ID Supplies Offset Print Lanyard

This method of print is our highest quality print style. Offset print produces the finest lines and details on a lanyard. A transparent Print is applied prior to screen printing, which as explained above in screen print, is ink passed through a silk screen template with the choice of 1-4 colours.

Our most common offset printed lanyard is a 15mm reinforced polyester lanyard with a safety breakaway and heavy-duty swivel hook.

 

Available Materials:

  • Polyester
  • Reinforced polyester
  • Nylon
  • Flat tube
  • Satin
  • Eco-friendly
  • PVC
  • Reflective

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ID Supplies Woven Print Lanyard

Woven lanyards are our most uncommon in the custom lanyard world however they have the same lead time and similar pricing as other lanyard printing options, with the aesthetic being an acquired taste. Dyed Polyester threads are woven together into a pattern (or to create text) similar to that of embroidering, with the exception the woven lanyard is flat. Due to the nature of this lanyard type, the reverse side of the cloth is inverted, however double-sided is achievable via two woven lanyards sewn back to back, increasing the overall thickness and costs.

Our most popular option for woven lanyards is 20mm polyester with a safety breakaway and alligator clip.

Available Materials:

  • Polyester
  • Satin
  • Flat Tube

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Fabrics

When it comes to choosing material for custom lanyards, polyester is in the lead. Polyester threads are tightly woven together to produce a flat lanyard with a ribbed surface. Other types of polyester lanyards include reinforced, smooth and flat tubular. The polyester can be custom dyed to a specific PMS or Pantone colour within 5% (Refer to our Colour Specifications for full details).

Our most popular polyester lanyard is 15mm in width, screen printed, has a safety breakaway and has a standard swivel hook.

Available Print Types:

  • Screenprint
  • Offset print

Available Widths: 12mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm

Available Lengths: Standard length is 900mm or 960mm. Custom lengths can be achieved.

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Polyester threads are tightly woven together like standard polyester, producing a ribbed surface. Only the threads are thicker and more durable. Reinforced polyester can be dyed to a specific PMS or Pantone colour within 5% (Refer to our Colour Specifications for full details).

Our most common reinforced polyester lanyard is 15mm in width, offset printed, safety breakaway with a heavy-duty swivel hook.

Available Print Types:

  • Screenprint
  • Offset print

Available Widths: 15mm, 20mm, 25mm

Available Lengths: Standard length is 900mm or 960mm. Custom lengths can be achieved.

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Smooth polyester lanyards are refined threads of polyester tightly woven together to produce a very smooth surface for increased comfort to the wearer. Generally printed using dye-sublimation, the cloth can be printed in full colour, producing some amazing colourful lanyards.

We recommend our most common smooth polyester lanyard, 20mm width, dye sub print, both sides, detachable buckle (side release), and safety breakaway with a heavy-duty swivel hook.

Available Print Types:

  • Dye sublimation
  • Screenprint
  • Offset print

Available Widths: 15mm, 20mm, 25mm

Available Lengths: Standard length is 900mm or 960mm. Custom lengths can be achieved.

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Similar to polyester, only with a higher sheen, Our Nylon lanyards are made of soft threads tightly woven together to produce a shiny ribbed surface lanyard that is flat. Nylon lanyards can be dyed to a specific PMS or Pantone colour within 5% (Refer to our Colour Specifications for full details).

We recommend our 15mm width Nylon lanyard, offset printed with a safety breakaway and heavy-duty swivel hook.

Available Print Types:

  • Screenprint
  • Offset print

Available Widths: 15mm, 20mm, 25mm

Available Lengths: Standard length is 900mm or 960mm. Custom lengths can be achieved.

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Threads of polyester are loosely woven to produce a tube of material that is flattened, similar to a bootlace.

Flat tubular lanyards can be dyed to a specific PMS or Pantone colour within 5% (Refer to our Colour Specifications for full details).

Available Print Types:

  • Screenprint
  • Offset print

Available Widths: 12mm, 15mm

Available Lengths: Standard length is 900mm or 960mm. Custom lengths can be achieved.

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Other materials options we offer include;

Attachments & Safety Add-on’s

Attachments are as necessary as the print type and material used. They determine how the wearer will utilise the lanyard. There are many different types of lanyard attachments. Using the knowledge we have collected over the years, we have compiled a list of the most common attachments below.

 

The best way to decide the attachment that is right for you is to determine who will be wearing the lanyard and what the objective of the lanyard is. If the wearer is your employee and the aim is to hold their building access card, then a strap clip would be ideal to connect to a cardholder or directly to the access card.

Employee use for ID cards:

  • Safety breakaway – for WHS purposes.
  • Split ring/keyring – allows the lanyard to easily attach directly to an ID card or cardholder and reduce the impact on the ID card or cardholder itself.
  • Strap clip – allows employees to add personal items such as keys, styled keyrings, mobile phones and any other items that can be connected to a keyring.

Employees use for access control cards:

  • Safety breakaway – for WHS purposes.
  • Retractable Reel with a strap – allows the employee to retract the access card out to a reader and automatically retract the access card.

Promotional lanyard for prospective customers:

This is most likely the most challenging decision, as it all depends on the research of your target audience.

  • What common interests do they have?
  • What pain points could they have that a lanyard could fix?
  • What could they use it for?

All of these questions and more will help to ensure your promotional lanyard is used daily. For instance, one of our team members uses a lanyard to help find their keys in their handbag, so a keyring is an attachment she needs on a lanyard.

Safety is a massive concern in Australia, and sometimes WHS rules dictate what people can and can’t wear. There is a range of safety options available for custom lanyards.

Safety breakaways

A safety breakaway is the most common preventative measure against wearers being injured by lanyards getting caught on or in objects or machinery. The safety breakaway will come apart when pulling force is applied. Two safety breakaways can be included on the lanyard to increase wearer safety.

Reflective cloth

Like safety vests with reflective strips, A reflective layer on a lanyard is the perfect solution for low visibility areas such as docks, warehouses, and nighttime road work areas. The reflective cloth will reflect any light, making the wearer’s whereabouts more visible.

Artwork Specifications & Requirments

We are committed to providing quality products and services. To ensure the level of quality is maintained, we ask that you please meet our artwork requirements.

  • Artwork must be provided in vector format (vector explanation) as an AI, EPS or editable PDF suitable for Adobe Illustrator CS3.
  • Artwork can be provided via email, file hosting services (online storage such as dropbox, google drive etc.), and direct download link.
  • Text may be provided with font type, style and proposed positioning.
  • If the font is not a standard windows font, the font file will be required or artwork provided with the font outlined (vector format) in AI, EPS or editable PDF format.
  • Image formats such as JPG, TIF, BMP, EPS, PSD and GIF may also be accepted. However, ID Supplies can’t guarantee the lanyard print quality.
  • There may be a small vectoring fee depending on the image, which will be advised before this service is used.
  • Hand-drawn images will not be accepted due to quality issues.
  • On request, we can provide design and advice services from our graphics department (charges may apply).
  • All Custom Lanyard orders will receive an Artwork Approval outlining the specifications of their Custom Lanyard along with the artwork proof.
  • Any changes after initial proof may incur an extra cost, and changes to proof after approval will incur an additional fee.
  • You must review all the specifications and artwork before signing off as an error that is signed off will not be the responsibility of ID Supplies Pty Ltd.
  • Cloth colour and print colour can be a specific PMS/Pantone colour.
  • Due to colour changes based on material, print method, and the variation between different monitor displays, we can only guarantee colours will be within a 5% variance of the current PMS/Pantone Colour Chart.
  • Customers may provide RGB or CMYK colour codes. However, ID Supplies cannot guarantee the colour will be within a set percentage variance of what the customer is expecting.
  • Please visit the link below to view the current PMS/Pantone Colour Chart we use. http://www.pantone-colours.com/
  • Pre-production sample photos may be provided upon request for orders over 500.
  • Pre-production product samples may be provided upon request for orders over 500 (charges may apply).
  • Finished production photos may be provided upon request (these are the finished product photos, and no changes can be made).

If you have any questions, please call us on 1800 330 099 or email [email protected]

ID Supplies Custom Reinforced Polyester Offset Print Lanyard
Custom Reinforced Polyester Lanyard with Offset Print
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Custom Smooth Polyester Lanyard with Dye Sublimation Print
ID Supplies Custom Smooth Polyester Screen Print Lanyard
Custom Smooth Polyester Lanyard with Screen Print
ID Supplies Custom Nylon Offset Print Lanyard
Custom Nylon Lanyard with Offset Print
ID Supplies Custom Flat Tubular Offset Print Lanyard
Custom Flat Tubular Lanyard with Offset Print

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