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Lanyard Options for Everyone!

by Kayla 3. July 2012 10:30
Do you constantly have to ask your employees to wear their ID badges? Are you looking for a way to have students display their student IDs? If so, then we have the solution for you! Lanyards are the simplest, most affordable way to keep ID badges front and center. Whether you’re looking for blank, beaded, or custom lanyards, IDville has a large selection for you to choose from. And you're in luck because we're having a special discount on our lanyards!    
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Blank Lanyards: Always in stock and ready to ship. Just choose a lanyard style, color, and attachment and you’ll be ready one step closer to having a convenient way to display your ID.
Custom Printed Lanyards: Easily add your logo, company name, or school name with our Custom Lanyard Wizard. Choose your lanyard, style, color, breakaway options and attachments, length, font color, additional graphics and text. It’s that easy. And you’re able to view and approve your custom lanyards online, real-time, prior to purchasing. It can’t get much quicker than that!  
Retractable Lanyards: The visibility of a lanyard with the functionality of a badge reel, all-in-one. If you are frequently scanning your ID badge, then these lanyards are perfect for you. Choose from blank, pre-designed, and fun Doctor themed lanyards. 
Pre-Designed Lanyards: Popular and motivational sentiments come to life and are always in stock. Whether you’re looking for a safety, 4th of July, or motivational theme we have just the lanyard for you. 
Beaded Lanyards: Add some personality to the way you wear your ID badge. Give your staff some freedom with their lanyard choice. Allow staff members to select the beaded lanyard in their favorite color to coordinate with their outfits. 
There are many options when it comes to choosing lanyards for your office. Call one of our identification specialists and request a free sample to see which lanyard option is best for you! 
Kayla is a Marketing Specialist with over three years marketing experience. As a new addition to the IDville team, she is eager to share her social media savvy side and crazy affection for cats with IDville customers and co-workers. 

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Great Event Planning Starts with the ID Badge

by david 21. March 2012 08:35

When planning a meeting or event, there are lots of important details to track: venue, food, transportation, attendees, and more. With so many details to look after, it can be easy to forget one. Unfortunately, many event planners consider IDs an afterthought, yet event ID badges are an important part of a successful event. Incorporating ID badges into the early stages of event planning can save you both time and money.

Save Money on Custom Lanyards. Popular at events, custom lanyards enhance the attendee experience. When planning an event, consider ordering your custom lanyards early in the planning process. Ordering lanyards early will increase your options since some low cost custom lanyards require a 4-6 week production time.

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Before you place the order for your custom lanyards, take time to think about the appropriate lanyard attachment for your event. Consider the types of activities you have planned for attendees and whether or not a breakaway feature is important.

Save Time with Data Setup. When you design your event ID badge early in the planning process, you’re able to collect attendee data to accommodate the badges. If you know what information you want to display, you can organize the information accordingly. For example, you can create separate columns for first and last name, instead of grouping them together in your spreadsheet. This will save you time when you’re ready to print the event ID badges!

Save Time at Registration. When you have all your ID badges complete ahead of your event, you’ll be able to make the registration process fast and efficient for event attendees. Organize the completed badges so they will be easily accessible when registering attendees. Also be sure to pack ID badges in a travel case that is easy to transport and won’t move your badges out of order.

By incorporating your event ID badges early into the event planning process, you’ll not only save time and money, but you’ll save yourself stress, too!

David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge, and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!).

New Custom Lanyards Provide Solutions for All Events and Occasions

by Falon 17. February 2012 10:03

When we introduced 95 new products earlier this month, we brought several new custom lanyard options to the IDville offering. I’m excited about these additions because it means we have more solutions to help our customers find the right identification option for their needs.

Custom lanyard are popular for meetings and events. For instance, my co-worker Cori, who writes on the Baudville Recognition at Work blog, is examining custom lanyard options for a family reunion this summer. Whether you’re planning a conference, workshop, or training event, custom lanyards are a great option. They provide all the functionality you need to display a name badge, and they also serve as a small souvenir of the event.

Our new custom lanyards provide several benefits for your event and identification needs:

 Smart Buy Full Color Custom Lanyards – Our Smart Buy lanyards provide the best value in custom lanyards. For as low as $0.79 each, our new Smart Buy Full Color lanyards offer complete customization. Add a logo, graphic, or image and have it printed on the lanyard in full color. With this new lanyard, you have endless design options.

 Big Event Custom Lanyards – If you’re planning a large event with hundreds or even thousands of attendees, the new Big Event lanyards are the solution for you. Choose from 16 colors, standard attachments, and breakaway options.  Plus, Big Event Lanyards ship in 10 days!

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  Full Color Elastic Custom Lanyards – Completely customize your lanyard with a full color design on this stretchy and fun fabric. This lanyard only comes with a plastic O-ring attachment, so be sure to order badge holders with a clip.

 Sports Cord Custom Lanyards – For a more unique custom lanyard option, choose the new Sports Cord logo. Add your full color custom logo to the adjustable slide for a prominent brand display.

 Organic Cotton Custom Lanyards – These new lanyards are a comfortable and sustainable custom lanyard solution. Add a one color logo to make it your own. A perfect fit for environmentally-friendly events and organizations!

To find the right custom lanyard for your event or identification need, visit our Lanyard Wizard where you can browse all our custom lanyard options. Easily find the right lanyard based on price, design, or turn-around time!

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Falon is the IDville Product Manager with over six years marketing and product experience. Falon is known for her exquisite taste in identification products and her two beautiful young sons.

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New Healthcare ID Card Accessories Meet Industry Requirements

by david 15. February 2011 10:24

At IDville, we’ve worked closely with our customers to understand that different industries have different security needs. Education, healthcare, and manufacturing especially have varying photo ID card requirements to keep their staff, patients, and students safe. We recently launched new healthcare ID card products and education ID card products to help all organizations display their ID cards correctly. Here are some of our new products and old favorites that you should consider using in your organization:

Healthcare Identification ResourcesHealthcare
Hospitals, doctor offices, nursing homes, and other healthcare organizations all have a responsibility to protect their staff and patients from both external and internal threats, including germs! ID cards can collect germs and bacteria over time and transport them from room to room. For a healthier alternative, use antimicrobial lanyards that prevent the spread of germs, and request staff display ID cards in sealable badge holders to protect cards from germs

Healthcare ID card accessories:

Antimicrobial lanyards - Avoid the spread of germs
Fun shape badge reel lanyards - Perfect for pediatric specialists!
Medical badge reel with plastic clip - Allows for comfortable wear against skin
Sealable badge holders - Protect cards from germs, keeps card clean
Medical position identity cards - Fit neatly behind ID cards, make positions readily visible to patients, visitors, etc. Cards say Doctor, LPN, RN, and Staff.

Education Identification Resources Education
Security should always be a top priority at schools, so equipping staff, students, and teachers with the proper identification is important. To ensure your school members are properly displaying their ID cards, give them the right accessories to wear.

Education ID card accessories:

USB lanyard – Teachers can carry important data with them.
Pedia pals badge reels - Children will enjoy this fun alternative to a basic badge reel.
Child size and adjustable lanyards – Keep children safe with the proper sized lanyard.
Breakaway lanyards – Available in several lanyard designs, the breakaway option prevents choking or injury.  

Manufacturing facilities need special security to ensure the safety of their people, facility, machinery, and investments. You can identify manufacturing employees safely with the right ID card accessories that won’t get caught in machinery or get in the way.

Business Identification ResourcesManufacturing ID card accessories:

Heavy duty badge reel - A durable and long lasting option for the roughest of environments.
Metal belt clip – A functional and sturdy display option.
Arm band badge holder – Displays ID cards and keeps them out of the way.




David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!).

Custom Lanyards and ID Badges Improve ArtPrize Experience

by david 15. September 2010 08:48

IDville has a long history of charitable and community involvement. Some of our products have even been used by the crew at Extreme Makeover: Home Edition! This month, our identification products are being put to use by a large event in our backyard of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

This year, the world’s largest art prize event is identifying key participants to improve the event experience for thousands of expected visitors. In 2010, ArtPrize will bring together over 1,700 artists and 1,500 volunteers. New this year, the staff at ArtPrize will use ID Maker software to create name badges for all of the participating artists and volunteers. Each group also has their own custom lanyards.

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The ArtPrize staff believes the identification will encourage increased interaction among volunteers, staff, artists and visitors, making the event more memorable for all involved.

As part of their official uniform, ArtPrize volunteers will wear a lanyard with their name prominently displayed in a badge holder. Amelea Pegman, ArtPrize Volunteer Services and Community Development, expects the identification will help to improve the experience for both volunteers and visitors by making volunteers more approachable.

“It will be wonderful and helpful for our volunteers to be identifiable - by name - when they are out working with visitors and representing ArtPrize. IDs will also help to create that special feeling of importance and involvement that we want for our volunteers!”

The badges and custom lanyards will be especially useful identifying volunteers at the many ArtPrize events. “There will be hundreds of people at each of the events that I manage, so having our volunteers, staff, and interns clearly marked with their ID badges and custom lanyards will help our guests identify those individuals who can best enhance and better their event experience,” said Noddea Skidmore, ArtPrize Event Producer.

ArtPrize artists, who exhibit their work in venues throughout downtown Grand Rapids, will also wear clear identification. “The badges and lanyards will be a great way to increase the visibility of artists at the event. Direct interaction between artists and the audience is one of the joys of ArtPrize, and with the artists wearing easily identifiable badges, it'll happen even more this year,” said Kevin Buist, Artist Relations.

While you may not realize it, identification is an important part of successful events outside the office. ID cards serve as a communication tool to identify staff, guests, and participants, and they can improve visibility and approachability of key staff members. 

For more information on using ID cards and identification in your events, visit our Reference Library for our Event ID Guidelines. Read more about our involvement with ArtPrize in the Baudville, Inc. Newsroom.


David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a recent IDville catalog!).

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Create Custom Printed Lanyards for the School Year

by david 4. August 2010 08:10

Many schools will re-open their doors to students in the month of August, and school administrators should be prepared to welcome back students with new student ID cards. Student ID cards are an important part of school security, and they can also streamline various school processes such as school lunches, library materials, and photo directories.

These days, school security policies require students to wear their ID cards at all times, and custom printed lanyards are the most popular ID card accessory for students. Lanyards can be an effective part of your student ID security policy. Here are a few ways you can get the most bang for your buck out of custom printed lanyards for students.

1. Color Code Lanyards. Assign a certain color lanyard to each grade or classroom. The color lanyard will help staff and teachers quickly identify where a student belongs. Our Vivid Color Lanyards can be created in any color, so you’re able to outfit your entire school without running out of color options. Create a color key for staff and teachers, so everyone understands what the custom color lanyards mean before the students arrive.

2. Select the Breakaway Option. The breakaway feature is an extra safety precaution that may be especially important for young students. If caught on an object, the lanyard will split at the breakaway point to prevent choking or harm to the student. Learn more about the benefits of breakaway lanyards in this Knowledge Center article.

3. School Spirit Custom Lanyards. Create custom printed lanyards in school colors for students with the school name and mascot. Students will promote both safety and school spirit when they wear their student ID cards around the halls.

4. Offer Options. Give students a variety of lanyard choices by purchasing custom printed lanyards promoting various school clubs, activities and sports. Students can even purchase a variety of lanyards from a school spirit store and change their lanyards as they see fit. You may even want to use our selection of themed lanyards.

5. Reward Students. It can be difficult to encourage students to wear their student ID cards all the time. Create a program to incent students to wear their ID cards and custom printed lanyards. For example, you could present awards on-the-spot to students caught wearing their ID cards properly. Give out coupons for the cafeteria or spirit store, candy or tickets to the local movie theatre.

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David is an IDville identification expert with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a recent IDville catalog!).

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Custom Lanyards Improve Photo ID Card Wear-ability

by david 13. July 2010 08:00

Once you design and print your photo ID cards, you need to provide a method for your employees, students or staff to display them. Lanyards are one of the most popular ID card display accessories, and many customers prefer to create a custom lanyard for their organization.

Around IDville, our employees use lanyards to express their individual style. Employees get to pick the lanyard of their choice from our sample wall, and many change their lanyard on a regular basis depending on their mood or outfit. Most employees prefer our premium theme lanyards because of their fun and colorful designs. 

I recommend giving your employees the same choice and flexibility when it comes to their everyday lanyard. Get a bundle of different lanyard styles, and let individuals pick the one they prefer. When employees like their lanyards, they’re more likely to wear their photo ID card.

If you want to have a more uniform look to your employee lanyards, create a custom lanyard for your organization. IDville’s Lanyard Wizard walks you through the process to choose the lanyard style that best fits your organization’s needs and budget. You’ll need to know if you want a full color lanyard, like our themed lanyards, or a one color imprint on a colored lanyard.

The next step in creating a custom lanyard is selecting an attachment. The attachment connects to your ID card and impacts how it is displayed. Take your card’s orientation, whether it is one sided or two and its most frequent uses into consideration when you select your attachment.

After that, have fun designing your lanyard! I recommend incorporating your organization’s logo, mascot or corporate values into your custom lanyard design. Since employees will wear their lanyards around the office, in front of customers, visitors and when they go out to lunch., you should utilize the custom lanyards to promote your organization’s image.

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