Common Types of ID Lanyard

ID lanyards may hold other things other than identification cards. You can use these to hold USB portable cards, important keys or access cards. Most people attach important things to their ID lanyards to avoid misplacing them. As important as the document it holds, it is also important that the lanyards are of good quality.

ID LanyardsThere are many types of ID lanyards depending on the hook or clip attached to them. Some hooks may hold a lot but some can only hold a few cards.  Knowing the types of lanyard will help the user know which one he should use to secure his cards or other important objects. Below are some of the most common types of lanyards.

Swivel Hook Lanyard

This lanyard allows the identification card or other cards attached to it to swivel or turn. Some companies frown at using this kind because their employees can easily hide their information turning the card upside down. However, this lanyard is easy to use. The user can just press the crack or the opening a bit wider and he can already insert his card or keys.

Trigger hook lanyard

This lanyard is similar to the swivel hook lanyard, but it only has a lever on the side which is used to open the hook. It is easier to attach the identification card or other objects. However, sometimes the lever gets stuck and the opening will not properly close.

Bulldog Clip Lanyard

This ID lanyard has a big straight horizontal clip. When used, the clip holds the identification card or laminated badges straight. Most servicing companies prefer their frontline employees, like tellers and sales representatives, to use this kind of lanyard because their employees could not hide their identification information from their clients. However, since it is a clip, it may not hold a lot of cards or other objects that have small or round holes.

Split-ring Lanyard

This kind of lanyard has a key-ring hook which is usually used to hold keys. It is ideal for employees who need to hold a lot of important identification or access cards because the key-ring hook allows the card or objects to be stacked. It is like an ID lanyard and a keychain at the same time. However, this kind of lanyard is not recommended for frontline employees.
Frontline employees should show their identification cards to clients.

The split-ring lanyard places the cards diagonally or vertically, which makes it difficult for the clients to see the employee’s identification card. Also, since the split-ring lanyard allows cards to be stacked, employees can easily cover their identification card with another card or object.

Most split-ring hooks are difficult to split and they tend to fold the top part of laminated cards. Also, if only one card needs to be detached, the user has to remove the other cards or objects before he could take out the needed card.

Detachable Hook Lanyard

There are ID lanyards with detachable plastic hooks. These kinds usually come with three parts: the lanyard, the square socket and the hook.

The hook can be attached into or can be detached from the socket. The hook attached in this lanyard is usually a swivel or a trigger hook. This lanyard is usually used by employees or people who attach a lot of cards or objects in the hook. The users can easily detach the hook when the cards or objects become too many or when these obstruct his movements.

Many prefer this kind of lanyard over the split-ring because the user can simply detach a card from the hook by just pressing the lock of the swivel or the lever of the trigger hook. He does not have to roll the card around the ring to detach or attach the same. The user can also just simply detach the whole hook from the socket when he needs to present or swipe a card.

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Modern Ways to Advertise

lanyardsIn a world where every other person seems to be selling something, you need to be able to think outside the box. Gone are the days when anyone with a quality product could make money easily because these days, everyone has a product which is deemed good enough to sell. Given all this, the question that must therefore be asked is how a seller can be able to get others to buy his product in such a diverse and competitive market as the one we have today? The answer would be through advertising better in order to get more and more people to be aware of what you are selling.

Lanyards, which are worn by a person around his neck as he goes about his regular business, could be the best new way to advertise a product. This is because these items easily grab attention and they can go to many places that normal forms of advertising cannot reach. One example is if someone wearing one of these straps with your products advertised on it decides to walk around a public park. As the wearer walks, he will encounter a lot of people who would see your advertisements, and these people could be your potential buyers. Although you could probably do this same ploy with billboards and advertisement trucks, the truth still stands that they cannot enter public places such as parks therefore the amount of advertising they do is limited. Lanyards, on the other hand, do away with these restrictions completely since wherever a person can walk, your product will be advertised.

Likewise, this form of advertising would also be cheaper since there would really be no added cost to the wearer to advertise your product. This is because these straps are really going to be worn on a daily basis by people around their neck therefore whatever happens, these items would still be a part of their daily lives. Given this, the only difference is that these people would not be wearing just any design they want but rather a design of a company who is actively paying them to continue wearing and flaunting such designs to the public. Likewise, if the design you have them wear looks really good, it could attract other wearers to want to become wearers as well for no added cost. This is because when people see something being worn that they like, they would like to imitate the wearer and wear the same item. Lanyards with your product being advertised on them could be that item that people would want to wear even if they are not being paid to do so.

And so when you think about it, this new way of advertising just might be the big idea you were waiting for in order to get your product sold. Although advertising a product is nothing new, the way in which you advertise things continues to change every day. By staying ahead of the trends and being the first one to do a certain style ahead of the rest, you will be able to stay ahead of the game and ahead of your competition. And for all those people who do not believe this, all you have to do is take a look around. Lanyards are worn by so many people on a daily basis, and the ones they wear show all sorts of products and brands without the wearer even being fully conscious that he is advertising something just by wearing it. By letting these people wear such things, you have turned them into walking and talking billboards that will make money for your company.

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