ID lanyards are used to represent a school, company or a government office. As each organization is unique, each lanyard should be unique, too. If you have been given the task of creating the design for your company or school’s ID lanyards, here are some tips you might find useful.
1.Stick to the company or school’s overall design. Do not deviate from the official color, style or symbol of your organization. Always remember, the ID lanyard is one form of representation for your company or school. Therefore, it should match and complement that of the organization’s total look. The ID lanyards should carry the name, logo and if the space would permit, the tagline of the organization.
The goal is that when other people see the lanyard, they would be able to recognize which company or school the wearer belongs to. In making the design, stick to the basic necessity. Avoid adding elaborate designs that would just make the lanyard look so crowded. Eliminate unnecessary characters or symbols. Simplicity is the key.
2.Choose the appropriate width. ID lanyards come in different width sizes. You can choose from 5/8”, ¾” or 1” width size of the lanyard. The width is one of the determining factors on how big the fonts are going to be. Therefore, base your width according to the design of the lanyard. Another factor to consider is the budget. This is because the wider the width, the higher the cost of the lanyard.
Lastly, you must also consider the preference of the wearer. For instance, most of the young adults prefer the smaller width as they are usually concerned with their overall appearance. For younger children, the widest width is the preferred option to easily recognize or see them even from afar.
3.Which font to use? Most organizations have their own specific fonts already that they use in their letterheads, signage or calling cards. In lanyards, however, some fonts would not be appropriate to be used, as they are hard to read. For instance, script type of fonts. This would defeat the purpose of recognition or identification if one cannot even decipher the words on the lanyards. The better option is the plain print text type of font. Take note also that fonts would be easier to read in a contrast background. For instance, if the text is color black, the material of the lanyard should preferably be white or light colors. Imagine the strain in the eyes of having to read the words of a text with pastel or light colors in a white background material. Lastly, the fonts should be big enough to be read by others.
4.Choose the style of the lanyard. Are you aware that you have a total of six styles that you can choose from? The style would depend on which factor you would want to prioritize: fashion, budget, text visibility or durability of the lanyard. Here are your options:
a.Dye sublimated lanyards – As it is the most expensive, it is also the most durable and fashionable.
b.Polyester lanyard – When you are after durability and affordability, then this is the ideal choice for your organization. This is the most popular style among the six styles.
c.Woven lanyards – When the priority is text visibility, this is the ideal choice. The text is woven into the fabric itself.
d.Nylon lanyard – This is great for text visibility also. Plus, fashion wise, this option could cater to special designs or characters.
e.Tubular lanyard – Although this is the best option budget wise, quality is still guaranteed.
f.Cord lanyard – Most of the young adults find this style very fashionable.
With these tips, you are now ready to design your own ID lanyard.