How to Create and Preview Your Custom Lanyards Online

Creating your own custom lanyard online is easy and fun. With Specialist ID, an online badge holder and accessory company based in South Florida, we realize that not every business in the country can make a quick trip down to Miami and pick up their quality lanyards. Even with placing a phone call, specifying the right color, wording and hardware can take up time that you could be investing elsewhere.

At Specialist ID, our purpose is to make your online shopping experience is pleasurable. We dont want you to get frustrated with trying to figure out how to navigate through our website. We also know how complicated online orders can get when there is a massive selection for you to choose from. It can turn into a black hole of never-ending options!

With Specialist ID, you can order your supply of custom printed lanyards in a matter of minutes. We not only make the selection process easy for you, the user, we also offer options that you may not have known you had. Lets go through a simple online process so that you can see exactly what were talking about.

Step 1: Select a Lanyard

Specialist ID offers 4 different types of lanyards to choose from

1. Most Economical The 1-color print silkscreen.

2. Most Popular The 1-3 Color silkscreen.

3. Full Color Choose multiple colors that will bleed out to the edge for greater detail.

4. Woven A higher quality lanyard with 1 color wording and a solid color background.

Step 2: Choose Your Color

Select from 34 vibrant colors. Here, youll also select the quantity. For custom lanyards, a minimum of 100 units is required.

Step 3: Choose Your Material Type

Specialist ID has 10 different types of fabrics you can design your custom lanyard with:

Organic Cotton

Microweave (Ribbed Polyester)


Optiweave Tubular

Flat Braid (Tubular)


Woven-in Polyester




Here, youll also choose the width of your preferred lanyard. Select from 3/8, 5/8, , or 1.

Step 4: Select the Additional Options

Heres the part where you get to choose the hardware of the lanyard. Specialist ID has over 20 different end-fitting options that you can select from with a click of a button. Youll also be able to choose whether or not you want a safety breakaway as well as the color.

Step 5: The Text and Logo

Now, here comes the fun part! The 5th and final step is typing in the text and seeing your company name come to life on the lanyard! You can choose the color, adjust the font and spacing and then choose whether or not you want the text to be single or double-sided. If you have a logo, you can upload a JPEG, GIF, PNG, Bitmap, or .psd files.

Thats it! In 5 simple steps, you can have your custom-printed lanyards designed and delivered to you in 10-14 days. If you require having your ordered expedited, then call and speak to a Specialist ID representative at 1-800-380-6726 and we can make it happen for you. You can even contact us online.

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