There are three major reasons why your business would want lanyards and card holders.
You know what lanyards are; they're something that goes around one's neck to hold an item in place, such as keys or an identification card.
Often made of nylon or plastic, lanyards can be woven or tubular, stuffed with cotton or flat.
They should be reasonable strong, and have a sturdy attachment for a card holder.
Often a metal clip is used for this purpose but many other types of connectors, such are D-rings or even carabiner clips, can be used.
Popular lanyards at more causal workplaces are beaded ones, where the beads are strung on flexible metal wire.
These are decorative as well as functional, but not the sturdiest.
One good yank or catching the card holder in a drawer will result in a broken lanyard and worse, beads scattered everywhere.
Lanyards are functional, especially if access within your office or building is controlled by magnetic strips on identification cards.
People swipe the cards suspended from the lanyards without the need to remove the cards from their holders.
The lanyards should be long enough to fit easily over the head and reach the identification card reader easily.
When rapid access to doors that are controlled by a card reader is part of the day's routine, the long lanyard with card holder is a big help to the worker.
That's one major reason.
A second major reason your business would want lanyards and card holders is for identification card displays.
Employees wear the card with the photo facing out so that the names and photos are seen.
Its common practice to wear the identification cards at all times at many work places; inserting the card into a card holder and attaching it to a lanyard make it easy for employees to comply.
It enhances security for everyone working when the identification cards are easily seen.
There's no doubt that employees feel better about wearing something that is required when that something looks stylish and snazzy.
Incorporating the company's theme colours into the lanyard and the frame is a neat way of accomplishing this goal.
Lanyards and card holders are great promotional items.
Nylon and polyamide lanyards lend themselves particular well to having the name of one's business or one's business logo imprinted or woven into the lanyard.
Lanyards with or without card holders can be distributed at conventions and other professional meetings as free items to project a positive image about the company.
The lanyards will have the name of the company embroidered or printed along its length, in company colours.
That's a fast way to gain brand recognition by potential customers.
The card holders might be simple affairs, meant to hold the card need for entry to conference halls and meeting rooms.
Some companies might hope that brand recognition extends beyond the work day, if employees wear their lanyards while running errands or at home, where the lanyards might be spotted by visiting neighbours.