At first, going through the process of having custom lanyards made may seem daunting. You might not know anybody who’s had it done. People may scoff at the idea, since it’s such a novel one. You might dismiss the whole thing as nonsensical, and think of giving away or selling something more practical and easy. (Spoiler: there is nearly nothing so easy, or so practical, as getting a lanyard!)
Ordering custom lanyards is actually hilariously easy.
Nowadays, you don’t even have to leave the comfort and safety of your bedroom to do it! All you have to do is look for a quality and reputable lanyard printing company – bonus points for getting one that does artwork design at no extra cost, like Wholesale Lanyards does! These websites usually have an easy and intuitive order and design setup.
Going with the earlier example of Wholesale Lanyards, the very top of the page has buttons for both “Lanyard Styles” and “Lanyard Builder”. For cost concerns, there are also “Pricing” and “Free Quote & Art” buttons. Clicking on the Lanyard Builder, you are brought to a page with the first of three steps.
First, you choose the type and the quantity of your lanyards (the minimum quantity is 100 pieces, which is pretty impressive!). After choosing from polyester, nylon, woven, dye sublimated, tubular, or cord fabrics, you can choose the width – 13/64 of an inch, 5/8 of an inch, 3/4 of an inch, 3/8 of an inch, 1/2 an inch, or 1 inch. There’s even a helpful lengths legend on the bottom, which shows the conversions from inches to millimeters. No need to Google how many mm ¾ of an inch is!
The second step of customizing your lanyards is picking out your lanyard attachment, as well as any other options you might want to add. Thankfully, there are pictures of everything, so you don’t have to guess about what something is based on what it’s called. The free attachments include a bulldog clip, a swivel J hook, a thumb trigger, or a key ring; paid ones include a cell phone loop, a carabiner hook, an oval hook, a thumb hook, a no swivel hook, and a plastic J hook. While the latter options are paid, they only cost 15 to 18 cents apiece, which is nice.
After those, there’s another row full of additional options: things like a safety breakaway (which is free!), a buckle release, a horizontal badge holder, a vertical badge holder, and an adjustment bead. All these, excluding the free safety breakaway, are also 15 or 18 cents apiece. Unlike the attachments, you can pick as many of these as you want!
The third and apparently final step seems a lot more fun. This is where you “Build your lanyard imprint design”! First, you decide on what color you want your lanyards to be. A small window pops up with options in the form of Pantone color swatches, ranging from basic colors like Black, White, and Yellow C, to standouts like 327 C (which is a shade of aquamarine) and 242 C (a kind of plum). You can also use a search bar to find more colors. If you decided earlier on to get a Dye sublimated lanyard, this is where you can opt to choose a Dye sub pattern.
The next option lets you choose your imprint pattern, and any text or clipart you want to put on it. You can choose the pattern you want repeated across your lanyards – how many pieces of text, how many graphics, the order they’re in, and so on. Of course, since this is customized, you can choose whichever options you like! If you decide to put in text, you can pick what color and what font they should be. You can also choose from a large stock of clipart photos; there’s clipart for everything from animals to breast cancer awareness. You can edit this, and choose what color you’d like it to be.
All that’s left after that is to add your order to your virtual shopping cart and check out. After a typical waiting time of two weeks, your order will be shipped to you, at no additional fee (at least for Wholesale Lanyards).
Wasn’t that easy? Who says having custom lanyards made has to be difficult or a hassle? On the contrary, it can be much easier than going out to a faraway store to buy ugly lanyards that don’t even fit your needs. With custom lanyards, you don’t even need to get up from your desk!
Wholesalelanyards.com offers an amazing range of top-quality custom lanyards in a variety of materials, printing styles and prices. We have the finest customer service staff in the industry and our prices, service and quality are unbeatable.