The UK's Leading Supplier of Lanyards

As the UK's leading supplier of Lanyards, our product range is ideal for businesses and organisations of all sizes. We have an unrivalled range of plain, pre-printed and personalised neck straps that are suitable for displaying staff & student ID, identifying visitors & contractors and promoting conferences, events & festivals. If you require more information or are unsure of the types, sizes and colours available within our range then scroll down below to read our in-depth guide. 

 

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We’re the UK’s largest supplier of lanyards

Want proof? Well, since 2015 we have sold:

5.7 million

Personalised lanyards

141,000

Packs of plain & pre-printed lanyards

35,357

Lanyards on average per working day

Pre-Printed Lanyards

Not only are our pre-printed neck lanyards cost-effective, but they’re also a great tool to quickly identify different groups of people in and around your business premises.

Red Pre-Printed staff lanyard with plastic j-clip and safety breakaway View All

Plain Lanyards

Plain or “stock lanyards” as they are also referred to are available in ten colours and come complete with either a plastic J clip or a metal lobster clip.

Plain red lanyard with metal j-clip and safety breakaway View All

Personalised Lanyards

Personalised lanyards are our top seller out of the three options. They’re made from a highly durable soft material which avoids any discomfort for the wearer.

Ford personalised lanyard with plastic j-clip and safety breakaway Get A Quote

What is a Lanyard?

A lanyard or neck strap is a cord or strap which is made from a durable polyester material and is traditionally worn around the neck to carry photo identification or an access control card. The standard size of a lanyard is 90cm with a drop size of 45cm.

Safety Breakaway

All ID lanyards that are sold by Digital ID come with an easily detachable safety breakaway which is located at the back of the lanyard in position with the back of the user’s neck.

Strap Material

Tested in-house, our entire product range is are made from a durable polyester material so that they’re long-lasting, high in quality, and help to save you money as re-issuing costs are kept to a minimum. Learn More

Clips

Choose from 5 different clip types. A popular choice is the metal trigger clip as ID card holders, key rings, and USB sticks can be easily attached. Learn More

Blank or Printed Cards

Our breakaway neck lanyards are primarily used to display photo ID & access control cards but can also accommodate for larger card sizes such as festival and conference passes. Learn More

Meet Nick our lanyards expert

In this short video, our lanyard expert Nick, is going to explain in more detail what a lanyard is, what they are also known as, and give you a quick rundown of the three types you can buy from Digital ID.

Print Finishes and Materials

Browse the 5 different options below, and pick the best material, and finish for your needs.

Standard Polyester

(Plain & Pre-printed Only)

Our plain and pre-printed range are made from a durable polyester material that offers the user both flexibility and comfort

Screen Print & Polyester

(Personalised Only)

Made using the same polyester material as our plain lanyards, the only difference here is the ink is screen printed onto the surface of the lanyard, therefore giving a more slightly raised printing effect.

Dye Sub & Polyester

(Personalised Only)

A popular choice for conferences and networking events our dye sub lanyards. They use a smoother and silky type of polyester material, which helps to give a more professional look and feel.

Screen Print & Tubular Polyester

(Personalised Only)

This style of the lanyard is made from a loosely stitched polyester material that is then formed into a tube. Once formed,your logo, slogan or text is then printed directly onto the surface.

Woven & Polyester

(Plain & Pre-printed Only)

Woven lanyards are made using a more durable polyester material and are restricted to 1 colour only. A logo or text can only be printed on one side of the material.

Choosing the Right Clip

We offer 5 variants of clips that can be added to the bottom of the lanyard. Each clip type has their own benefits, so take a closer look and see what each one has to offer.

Metal J-Clip

Available on Personalised

These are primarily used to attach a badge reel or key reel to a lanyard. This is our standard clip for personalised lanyards, and is also the lowest price option within the range.

Metal Lobster Clip

Available on Personalised, Plain and Pre-printed

The metal lobster clip is available on every lanyard within our range and is primarily used to securely hold an ID card holder to the lanyard.

Trigger Clip

Only Available on Personalised

Trigger clips are a popular choice for conference, festival and event lanyards as the user can easily remove a pass or card using the clip.

Plastic J-Clip

Available on Personalised, Plain and Pre-printed

Plastic J-clips have the same functionality as our metal J-clips but are seen as a safer option for the user, especially within the education sector.

Card Reel

Available on Personalised and Plain

Card reels are a popular choice for users who are primarily using a lanyard for access control purposes. The holder, or card can be easily attached to the reel, and will extend meaning better functionality.

Understanding the Dimensions

Do you know the standard drop size of a lanyard, or the widths that are available? In this section, we show you the dimensions available for our personalised, plain, and pre-printed ranges.

What is the drop?

This is the length of the lanyard from the back of the neck to the clip.

All lanyards within our range have a standard adult drop size of 45 cm.

Personalised lanyards widths

Widths available - 10mm, 15mm, 20mm & 25mm

10mm 10mm wide lanyard
15mm 15mm wide lanyard
20mm 20mm wide lanyard
25mm 25mm wide lanyard

Plain lanyards widths

Widths available - 10mm and 15mm

10mm 10mm wide lanyard
15mm 15mm wide lanyard

Pre-printed lanyards widths

Widths available - 15mm

15mm 15mm wide lanyard

What are the Benefits of Wearing a Lanyard?

The main two benefits of wearing a lanyard is security and branding. A user wearing a lanyard can be easily identified within the building, and having your company colours and logo visible also deems your organisation to be more professional.

7 pre-printed lanyards in various colours complete with plastic j-clip

Easily identify people in your place of work

Distinguish between staff, visitors and contractors

H&M personalised black lanyard with metal lobster clip and black safety breakaway

Personalise with branding

Follow company guidelines by matching colours precisely

Frequently Asked Questions

See our most frequently asked questions when it comes to Lanyards.

What is the average price per Lanyard?

Plain lanyards are sold in packs of 100 and start at £23.99, so an individual price of 23p per lanyard.

Pre-printed lanyards start at £29.95 per pack with an individual unit price of 29p per lanyard.

The average price of personalised lanyards varies depending on each customer’s needs. We also offer a lifesaver service on this range, meaning your lanyards can be with you within 3 days of artwork approval.

What is the minimum order quantity?

Our plain and pre-printed range of lanyards are only sold in packs of 100. The minimum order quantity for bespoke printed lanyards is 100.

Is there a legal liability to have a safety breakaway on my lanyards?

The short answer is no, however all of our plain and pre-printed lanyards come complete with a safety breakaway. If you’re opting for a custom printed lanyard then you have the choice of adding a single, double or triple safety breakaway, depending on your requirements.

Customer Reviews

With over 20,000 happy customers, over 500 independent 5* reviews, and a price match promise, it’s easy to see why we’re the UK’s number 1 supplier of lanyards. Here are some of our latest customer reviews below.

Nick

“Very quick delivery and very good prices”

“I work for a large educational institution (around 10,000 students) and we use Digital ID all the time for the purchase of our staff, student and visitor lanyards. On a previous order, we'd ran out of student lanyards and the person that ordered was off. I phoned them up and they sent a courier across to us within an hour of so with our replacement stock. So as they are winners on price, service and delivery, I don’t need to go anywhere else.”

Charlotte

“Great service and quality products”

“I have been ordering badge accessories from Digital ID for many years and found them to be most helpful. Quality of products, price and service is second to none. Most recently at our Annual Conference we ran out of lanyards and I had to order an emergency batch from Digital ID through my main contact Michael Nash. Life saver! The boxes of lanyards arrived next day before 10am for which I thank Michael and Digital ID.”

George

“Great all round service”

Digital ID are our main suppliers for schools lanyards and staff ID cards. Customer sales and service has always been thorough and excellent, as well as their Digital team. Communication is very good. Our sales contact Lawson and designer Marcin are very good. Would definitely recommend.

Dianne

“Fast Service, good quality”

“Our lanyards and card holders arrived next day. They are good quality and the colours are an exact match. Couldn't ask for more!”