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Common Lanyard Uses
Lanyards can be used in a wide variety of ways.
Below are a few examples of ways different organizations use custom lanyards.
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Custom lanyards are frequently used...
...in Schools
» Students and teachers use custom lanyards every day for a variety of purposes.
Most common styles: Printed Polyester, Printed Tube
Most common attachments: Lobster claw, J-Hook, Key Ring
Who wears lanyards: Students, Teachers

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Custom lanyards are a great way to show school spirit. We can create lanyards featuring your school's name, logo, and/or mascot - all matched to your school colors. Students and teachers often wear customized school lanyards around their necks when schools requires identification to regularly be shown or used. High school students also often use their school's lanyards to hold their keys, letting the lanyard material hang out of a pocket.

...in Companies
» Lanyards are often required for identification and access in the business world.
Most common styles: Printed Polyester, Woven Polyester
Most common attachments: Bulldog Clip, Badge Holder, Badge Reel
Who wears lanyards: Employees, Technicians

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In the workplace, custom lanyards are often used for identification, both by having the company name and logo printed or woven onto the lanyard and by attaching ID cards or name badges to them. In addition, badge holders and/or retractable badge reels are often ordered with the lanyards.

...in Government Organizations
» With strict security policies, lanyards are required in many government organizations.
Most common styles: Printed Polyester, Printed Tube, Woven Polyester
Most common attachments: Bulldog Clip, Badge Holder, Badge Reel
Who wears lanyards: Anyone in need of security clearance, Office workers

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When it comes to working in a government building, identification is required at all times. Whether you're going through a security checkpoint or passing documents between offices, you'll need to frequently show your ID and wearing it around your neck is often the easiest way to keep it handy. Custom lanyards allow you to represent your department by showing its name across the material. You can then attach your ID/access card directly to a lanyard's attachment (if the card has a punched hole) or safely inside a 100% clear badge holder.

...at Conventions
» No convention is complete without its attendees wearing custom lanyards.
Most common styles: Printed Polyester, Printed Tube, Printed Nylon
Most common attachments: Bulldog Clip, Lobster Claw, J-Hook
Who wears lanyards: Convention officials, Attendees, Booth operators

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When thousands of people are flowing through a convention hall, it's a necessity to keep track of them using custom lanyards. You have the ability to add value to your convention by giving attendees custom lanyards with the convention name and logo on them. You can also feature your convention's sponsors on the custom lanyards, getting their message across to all attendees. Conventions often order the same design across multiple colors of lanyards for different categories of attendees or officials.

...as Promotional Giveaways
» Give future customers a way to remember your company and product.
Most common styles: Printed Polyester, Printed Nylon, Offset Printed
Most common attachments: Lobster Claw, Oval Hook
Who wears lanyards: Business owners, Customers

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If you're hosting a business party, attending a special event, or manning a convention booth, custom lanyards featuring your company's name and logo are excellent promotional giveaways that ensure your product is remembered after the event is over. The most effective promotional use of custom lanyards is to upgrade the attachment and style.

...at Sporting Events
» Represent your team by wearing its colors on your custom lanyard.
Most common styles: Printed Polyester, Printed Tube
Most common attachments: Lobster Claw, J-Hook, Key Ring
Who wears lanyards: Fans, Coaches, Players

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Whether you want to show spirit or unite the players on your team, custom lanyards featuring your team's colors and logo are perfect. We can feature any combination of your team's name, mascot, logo, and slogan.

...for Parties and Reunions
» Bond your group together by passing out matching custom lanyards.
Most common styles: Printed Polyester, Printed Tube
Most common attachments: Lobster Claw, J-Hook, Bulldog Clip
Who wears lanyards: Relatives, Friends

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If you're hosting a party or gathering relatives for a family reunion, custom lanyards make great keepsakes for any occasion. Include the event or family name, year, and location to ensure that all attendees hold onto their lanyards (and memories) for many years to come.

...at Theme Parks
» Keep your group together and showcase collectibles while on vacation.
Most common styles: Printed Polyester, Printed Nylon
Most common attachments: Lobster Claw, Bulldog Clip
Who wears lanyards: Tourists, Groups, Friends, Relatives

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Lanyard Lab is located in Central Florida, home to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and many other world-class attractions. While wandering the theme parks, we regularly spot families, friends, and other groups of tourists sticking together by way of matching custom lanyards commemorating their trip. Plus, anyone involved in Disney's ultra-popular pin trading will want to display their pins on a lanyard - so why not make it a custom lanyard?

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(If we do say so ourselves.)
Custom lanyards are used to add a sense of identity to schools, offices, government, trade shows, hospitals, and many other locations.
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