When it’s time to plan your event you’re going to need some way to differentiate your staff from the event goers. If you’re on a budget or you want something that stands out because your staff will be wearing the same type of clothing as the guests, then a lanyard could be the very thing you need. A lanyard is a simple accessory that can do so much and they are incredibly cost effective. A custom lanyard with a motto, event title, or business name can run you as little as 17 cents!
T-shirts cost a small fortune to make, especially if you only need a few. Perhaps you need to make an order of 20 units or less. You will need to spend an upwards of two or three hundred dollars in order to have shirts printed and shipped. Lanyards, on the other hand, are easily printable and shippable for a far lower cost and have the exact same effectiveness as a t-shirt in marking your staff. In addition to this, t-shirts can’t do some of the things a lanyard can do without any additional costs and additions.
A lanyard can be made with a cell phone strap in the end so that staff can keep their phones close by in case of emergency and a t-shirt cannot have this functionality. Perhaps you run a catering staff, security, or even a host of ushers for a fashion event. A t-shirt can certainly differentiate them from the attendees, but they cannot be reusable from event to event. A lanyard can be printed with your company name and the employee’s position for every event you might work, but they can also come with ID badge holders that attach at the end.
These sheaths can hold any number of cards you can print which means you can customize these to each event and make it possible to reuse them from event to event. These plastic badge holders can also be used to carry around promotional items such as free tickets to the bar or discount cards for the host’s business to be given to the attendees. Lanyards really are versatile items for a business to use in place of more expensive identifiers. They are especially good when your events are such that your employees are temporary for each event.
If you want to deck them out to show who and what their purpose is without spending a fortune to uniform them, then printed lanyards are absolutely the way to go. Get creative with colors, wording, and lanyard accessories. The cell phone cords and the clear plastic badge holders aren’t the only options. You can also get light-up LED attachments that are printable and highly visible. Enjoy the versatility of a lanyard again and again, from event to event, and year after year.