How to Order Custom Lanyards

Our aim is to make the process of buying Lanyards as easy as possible for you, so you can get on with what's important to you.

Designing your lanyard is something we like to take care of, so at the very outset we'll ask you for your logo instructions, and get a visual over to you before you even order. This then makes your decision even easier.

All you need do is email your artwork to or upload your logo using our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.

1. Choose your material

This is often guided by your artwork requirements, and exactly how you wish your lanyard to look. We'll normally recommend one of two of our most popular fabrics, but should you want something different we'll be happy to advise you accordingly.

Spot Colours printed on Flat (Ribbed) Polyester

Ideally suited for up to 4 spot colours (a spot colour is a solid colour without any gradient), these are usually printed on one side of the fabric, but you can choose both at additional cost.

We normally recommend 20mm width as the best width to display your logo and details, but you can choose anything from 10mm up to 25mm).

Full colour logos printed on Smooth Satin Material

These are generally known as dye sublimated or heat transfer lanyards, which refers to the method of printing as opposed to the material.

Now becoming more and more popular, as we can supply printed lanyards of this style in as little as two days.

Ideal for full colour, picture quality graphics and fine detail.

As an added benefit, these are printed to both sides of the lanyard as standard.

2. Width of your Lanyard

The standard length of a lanyard is 900mm in total, but the width is something you choose, anywhere from 10mm to 25mm.

We tend to recommend 20mm to our customers as it generally give a better reproduction of your logo or text.

The choice, of course, is yours.

3. Confirm your design

We don't have an online design tool on our website - that's because we believe that is our job to create the best design based on our knowledge and experience.

We are happy for you to submit your design should you wish, but at the very start of the process we'll ask for your artwork and let you see some visuals before you even start the ordering process.

This will actually guide your decision on steps 1. and 2. above, as it gives us a chance to make the recommendation to you.

The things we will need from you are:

  • The logo in editable format - please see our Artwork Guidelines that you may wish to pass on to your printers/advertising agency etc who may be able to supply you with this if you do not have it.
  • Colour references for both the material and logos - again see artwork guidelines.

4. Your Safety Break

Added as a matter of course so that none of our customers fall foul of the Health & Safety regulations, this is a plastic fastener that will break if any substantial pressure is applied.

It can of course be removed should you so wish.

Normally positioned at the back of the neck, we can place it anywhere on the lanyard, and add up to 5 safety breaks if required.

5. Clips and Accessories

We include a trigger clip as standard, but you can choose from a number of different styles and types - please click here for our range.

Also detailed here are a number of accessories you can add to your lanyard, both functional and decorative.

6. Badge Holders

Most of our customers will be using the lanyard to attach a badge holder of some kind - we have a range of these available that you can order at the same time as your lanyard, or separately should you so wish.

These generally falling into two types, but please feel free to contact us for advice:

Clear Plastic Wallets

Available in a variety of sizes, please click here to view the range. These enable you to put exhibition passes, instructions, directions, small booklets etc inside to that they are readily available and identifiable.

Rigid Plastic Card Holders

These are designed to hold printed ID cards (same size as your bank or credit card) and are available in a variety of formats - please click here.

7. Process for Placing your Order

Once you are happy will your visual layout, and have chosen the type and style of lanyard you are after, you can place your order in the following ways;-

Email - or reply to the email chain you already have or telephone: 01765 233 144

If you are a new customer, we will offer you the option of a pro forma invoice or an online account application, which will give you a 30 day credit account (subject to a successful application).

We will then send an order acknowledgement confirming the details and proposed delivery date.

Our sales support team will keep you informed of your order right through to completion, confirming the delivery the day before, sending delivery notes through and informing of courier details where possible.

Your account manager will then follow up with you after delivery to ensure all is as it should be and that you are nothing less than delighted with your order.

What our customers say

Lisa Leggate

Fantastic service, highly recommended

Want to know more about our lanyards?

Elevate your brand visibility and make a lasting impression with personalised lanyards that speak volumes about your identity. At Only Lanyards, we specialise in crafting high-quality, eye-catching lanyards tailored to suit your unique needs.

Call us today on: 01765 233 144