Kids and teenagers are normally fussier than other people. They are more conscious of their looks in public. It’s not easy to ask them to wear ID lanyards and other souvenirs when they are attending an event, but it is doable if you can offer something stylish and trendy.
These two materials should be your top picks if you are organizing an event with kids and teenagers as attendees.
Custom lanyards with this material have smoother finish and better gloss. Nylon is considered trendy and hip, which makes it a good choice if the users are comprised of young people, like in a school or a club.
• Smooth and shiny
From a fashion perspective, smooth and shiny materials are more chic and trendier. Most fashion conscious people wouldn’t want to look like an employee every time they are seen in public. With nylon, at least the lanyard looks more like an accessory.
• Clearest printing
Very intricate designs are usually not recommended for this material because it uses silk screen printing, which is better used for large designs with no fine details. Nonetheless, with the right design and lettering, the printing can be the clearest you can see in any materials used for custom lanyards.
Smooth materials are the most comfortable to wear because they are permeable, not sticky, and not itchy. Nylon can be worn on bare skin without causing any discomfort.
Nylon is the industry standard for a lot of products because of its durability. Without a doubt, you’ll be using a nylon lanyard much longer those made of other materials.
• Slightly more expensive
It’s not as affordable as polyester, tubular, and woven materials, but it’s definitely not as expensive as a cord or badge holders. The differences are just a few cents a piece, but it might make a big difference when you are buying in bulk. You’ll definitely have to pay a few dollars more per order.
• Harder to clean
Compared with other materials, stains are harder to remove from nylon. You can do a little brushing and a little soaking, but be careful as the print may wear off.
Cord is one of the newest additions to lanyard material choices. Custom lanyards made of cord are the slimmest of all. Most people say that it’s more appealing than nylon to the younger generation.
Even young kids wouldn’t bother using it. It looks more like an accessory rather than a lanyard, which is good since kids and teenagers are more conscious of their looks.
• Extremely comfortable
Because cord is slim and round, it feels soft on the neck like you are just wearing a regular accessory. It’s cool on the skin, so this is definitely the perfect choice if it is intended for an outdoor event on a hot summer day.
The material may be slim, but because it is round, it is also guaranteed to be durable. It is also less prone to breakage.
• Easy to clean
Normally, soaking is all that is needed to clean it since the material doesn’t collect much dirt and sweat. Regular washing will also do less damage to the print.
• Small text, practically no logo
There is a smaller space to put a logo and lettering on. The design will still be visible up close, but not from a far. It might not be a good marketing material for large events.
• More expensive
If nylon is already in the mid range, cord will be slightly higher than that. Custom lanyards normally sell for $0.70 a piece, almost $0.25 higher than polyester.