Lanyards are commonly used to display badges, tickets or ID cards for identification where security is required, such as businesses, corporations, hospitals, prisons, conventions and trade fairs. Such lanyards are often made of braided or woven fabric or spit with a clip attached to the end. A plastic pouch or badge holder with at least one clear side is attached to the lanyard with the person’s name badge or ID card. Occasionally, small items like business cards, pens or tools can be placed behind the badge for easy access. Lanyards can also be used as keychains, particularly in situations where keys can easily be lost, such as gyms, public pools and communal showers. In these cases, lanyards may be customized with the related name and/or logo of the event, business, or organization. Lanyards can feature a variety of customization techniques including screen-printing, Jacquard loom weaving, heat transfer
Lanyards and badge holders help display ID cards on persons, so they’re easy to see and easily accessible. You can choose between plain, unprinted lanyards or pre-printed lanyards with your company name or logo on them. Lanyards allow the ID card holder to wear the ID card around their neck, displaying the card on their chest. With pre-printed lanyards you’re also making it harder to duplicate the IDs on your premises. An ID card holder usually is a plastic pouch in which the ID card should fit. The clear plastic helps protect the ID card and doesn’t obstruct people or sensors from scanning the ID card. ID card clips are used to attach the ID card and ID card holder either to clothing, a lanyard, or a badge reel.