Polyester Lanyards

Imprinted polyester lanyards are the most common type of lanyard that we sell.

Their cost-effectiveness, soft texture and high quality have made them a favorite among customers coming from all over. Whether you need a custom company lanyard for your next trade show, a new set of school lanyards to inspire school spirit or any other type of design, we’ve got you covered.


Polyester Lanyard

The Go-To Choice for Custom Lanyards

Personalized polyester lanyards are all over the place. Some people use them to carry ID badges around a conference while others choose to clip a water bottle to one end before heading out for a day at the park. Imprinted text and colors are completely customizable. Whether you need a bold company emblem design, a colorful school mascot or any other type of artwork, we’ve got you covered.

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Custom Lanyard Customer Reviews

We Keep Coming Back!


We have ordered personalized lapel pins, challenge coins, patches, and lanyards from Signature. Every order has been beautifully crafted, well-packaged, and delivered on-time. Staff has helped to create designs that we like and are attractive. Everything is handled professionally and efficiently. We keep coming back for more!


Date of experience: August 30, 2021

I've been using them for almost 7 years…


I've been using them for almost 7 years now. Fast and accurate ordering. A simple email and within minutes I have my proof and quote to preview and approve. Click and order, simple process.

Frontline Defense

Date of experience: September 23, 2019


Knowing Where to Start On Your Custom Lanyards

If you’re new to designing and ordering custom lanyards, knowing what type of lanyard is right for you can seem confusing. We have multiple fabrics to choose from, and there are multiple ways artwork can be applied to a fabric. It can also be hard to differentiate between an imprinted design and a woven design, or between polyester and nylon lanyards through pictures alone.

Luckily, we’re here to help. Signature Lanyards has been in the business of crafting unique lanyard designs since the year 2000, and in that time, we’ve learned the ins and outs of the industry. If you’re feeling a little unsure about what will work best for you, imprinted polyester lanyards are a great place to start.


Custom polyester lanyards are the most common type of lanyards that you’ll see out in the world, and they’re also the most popular type of lanyard we sell. Compared to a nylon lanyard with the same design, polyester lanyards feel softer, making them slightly more comfortable to wear around the neck. Polyester is also slightly less expensive than a custom nylon lanyard, making it an excellent option for customers looking for a high-quality design at the best price.

Nylon vs Polyester Lanyards

The difference between custom polyester lanyards and nylon lanyards is often a source of confusion. Both nylon and polyester lanyards are used to create unique, high-quality designs, but there are a few subtle differences in texture and aesthetic that drive customers to purchase one over the other.

Nylon is slightly thicker than polyester, and the material itself has a unique shimmer. This glossy shine helps the artwork on nylon lanyards pop a little more than they would on polyester. The thicker material is also a little stiffer than polyester, making it ideal for screen printing intricate text and emblems. However, this added thickness and stiffness makes nylon a little less comfortable to wear for an extended period.

Imprinted nylon lanyards are by no means uncomfortable, but the softer texture of polyester lanyards makes them more comfortable for daily wear. Besides being softer and slightly thinner than nylon, polyester is also the material used to create woven lanyards. An imprinted polyester lanyard has artwork printed onto the surface of the material with a silk screen stencil. Woven polyester lanyards have artwork sewn into the polyester material, creating a unique look and feel.

Imprinted Polyester

When it comes to nylon vs polyester lanyards with imprinted artwork, choosing between them is mostly a matter of personal preference. If you’re looking for a woven lanyard design, the decision is easy, since we only make woven lanyards from polyester material. No matter which option you think works best for your design, you can rest easy knowing you’ll receive a high-quality product with one of a kind artwork.

Get Started on Your Personalized Polyester Lanyards Today!

Polyester is a versatile material when it comes to making custom lanyards. We use it to make our budget-friendly tube lanyards, woven polyester lanyards, and our flat polyester lanyards with imprinted artwork.

Our imprinted polyester lanyards are the most popular choice among all the custom lanyard designs we offer because of their classic look and feel, affordability and potential for unique artwork. Give us a call today to get started on your own design. We include free overnight shipping and a 100% quality guarantee on every order.

What’s Included?

One Standard Attachment, One Color Imprint & FREE UPS Air Shipping.
For any quantity over 5000 please email or call us for a price and production time estimate.


Custom Lanyard Pricing

Size 100 250 500 1,000 2,000 3,000 5,000
0.375" $1.87 $1.39 $1.06 $0.86 $0.78 $0.75 $0.66
0.625" $1.90 $1.40 $1.07 $0.88 $0.79 $0.76 $0.67
0.75" $1.93 $1.41 $1.08 $0.89 $0.80 $0.77 $0.71
1" $1.96 $1.45 $1.12 $0.92 $0.84 $0.81 $0.73

Stock Lanyards Colors

We offer a wide range of in-stock colors for your selection. We also offer custom-dyed colors, please email us for more information.


Standard Lanyard Attachments

The most popular attachments for ID lanyards are included in our Standard Attachment group. J-hooks, Lobster Claws and Bulldog Clips all offer swivel points that allow you to adjust your lanyard as needed. Split Key Ring and Cell Phone Loop attachments give you the flexibility of attaching more to your lanyard than your ID. These are all economical options that will work well with most personalized lanyards.

Bulldog Clip

FREE Bulldog Clip

Cell Phone Loop

FREE Cell Phone Loop

Lobster Claw

FREE Lobster Claw

J Hook


Split Key Ring

FREE Split Key Ring
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Badge Holder Options

We offer a wide range of badge holders for your lanyards project. Please click here to view more.

Round Hole 1

Size 3.74 in W x 2.4 in H Round Hole 1 $0.20 Each

Slot Hole 1

Size: 4.25 in W x 1.73 in H Slot Hole 1 $0.20 Each

Round Slot 1

Size 3.35 in W x 1.61 in H Round Slot 1 $0.20 Each
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