Lanyards are very versatile and they can be used to ID cards and keys among many other things. Currently they are many companies that have embraced using them as promotional items. There are lanyards of different types and styles and sometimes it may be confusing to choose one. Some of the factors that you should keep in mind when looking for a Layard include:
The webbing should be in such a way that it is adaptable to endure tough conditions such as sunlight and rain among many other factors. It also depends o the environmental you will be using the lanyard. For example, if you are in a construction site, cable lanyards or those made from Nomex should work fine. There are also those made from nylon and polyester and those that are shock absorbing.
Connectors & Hooks
There are different kinds of hooks that can be used snap hooks being the most common. There are also the rebar hooks which has a big opening and is commonly referred scaffold hooks and pelican hooks. In some cases, you can use carabiners which may be used as a hook. Most of the time connectors and hooks are made using steel or aluminum to help your lanyard not to be heavy.
As much as 6 ft is like the standard weight for lanyards, it can be shorter or longer depending on your needs. The length should be in such a way that it does not get in your way while you are working.
The purpose of the lanyard will influence how it will be. That will help it fulfil its purpose well. For example, if it used as a marketing tool high quality material where the wordings will come out well should be used. If it is used as a branding or marketing tool, it will be a representation of your company and you would want your company to be represented well. The colors and the laces used are very important. They should be as professional as possible.
If you plan on giving away the lanyards at a trade fair, it is good to make sure that they are as professional as possible and represent your company well.
If its for a sports event, it should be as durable as possible since sports people are normally physically active.
Before deciding on a lanyard, it is good to keep the end users in mind your employees and students for example will most of the time not have the same kind of lanyard. For students it has to be cost effective but at the same time durable. For employees it has to be of quality and professional. If it is for promotional purposes it should be best suitable for your niche market.
Your budget will define the kind of lanyard you will get. Some lanyards are expensive because of the quality of the materials used. When it comes to the budget it depends on your priorities.