I don’t know about you, but when I first heard what those strings that hung around your neck to hold your name tag were called, I wanted to laugh (Actually, I might have). Lanyards? What kind of name is that? I mean, I guess it’s better than “Conference Necklace” or “That Neck Hangy-Thingy”. It had to be called something.
My first introduction to the lanyard was in high school. (Cut me a break here guys, it wasn’t THAT long ago!) We had school spirit down to a T. Among the obvious branded school items like sweatpants and t-shirts we had cool things like magnets, water bottles and lanyards. I loved that lanyard – It held my keys, and probably saved me from losing them a billion times. All of the sudden, I had a job where we wore lanyards with our name tags on them. Then I started attending conferences and they would hand out lanyards with the conference badge on it.
These are actually a ‘thing’!? I had no idea! Now fast forward to when I started working at Island Print Group. Not only do we have lanyards, but we have the CRAZIEST selection. I had NO IDEA of the choices you had when selecting a lanyard. From the obvious questions like “What colour?” and “What are you printing on it?” quickly moved to harder questions like “What type of fabric?” and “What type of clip do you need on the end?”
What type of clip? Yeah, those attachment options ALONE are insane. I mean, just take a look at this graphic! (Click to enlarge)
That is over 70 options. A COMPASS?! A WATER BOTTLE HOLDER? Not to mention all the different types of fabric choices you have. MIND BLOWN.
Luckily, we have some pretty awesome sales reps to help you make the choice that is right for you. So why don’t you Contact Us? Or drop by to see some options in person?
What about you?
Have you ever had a lanyard that you hung onto for a while? If so, do you remember what brand was it from?