How to make custom lanyards

how to make custom lanyards

We want to make buying lanyards easy.

Do you dream of outfitting your team in high-quality custom lanyards? Do you envy the competitors with professional lanyards, but aren’t sure how to design your own? Wish someone would point or nudge you in the right direction? Have no fear. Totally Promotional has simplified the process!

Build your own lanyards

Make totally custom lanyards at by following these easy steps:

  1. Choose your lanyard material and style.
  2. Select your lanyard material color and imprint color.
  3. Choose your hook, keychain or badge holder attachment.
  4. Upload your logo or describe your design idea.

Lanyard design starts with the right product

The first step to making custom lanyards is choosing the right material and style. You can choose from a variety of sizes and styles of neck straps. If you aren’t sure exactly which lanyard design will best suit your needs, browse these collections to help guide your decision:

Trade Show Lanyards

trade show lanyards for business
Our trade show lanyards are a crowd favorite for event attendees and exhibitors.

School Lanyards

school lanyards on student
Lanyards are a great way to show school pride while keeping students and employees organized with their keys and other belongings!

Business Lanyards

lanyards for business presentation
Business lanyards are the best way to identify employees with a professional and polished look.

Event & Venue Lanyards

VIP neon lanyards
If you need lanyards for special events, you’ll love our large badge holders in bright colors. These can help to quickly identify staff members or VIP ticket holders.

Growing in popularity is our Mask Lanyard-Double Bulldog Clip, which keeps face masks within reach at all times. This is a convenient option for anyone who must frequently take their face mask on and off.

We also offer blank lanyards, which are an economical option for carrying keys or badges while creating a professional, uniform look. Just like our custom lanyards, you have the option to build your own with a choice of color, attachments and badge holders.

Personalize with lanyard colors

lanyard colors in polyester material

Totally Promotional lanyards are available in shades that were specifically selected for versatility and popular color trends. Your first color option is the lanyard material. This is the base color of your lanyard. Choose your most prominent brand color for this. Your next color option is the imprint color, which is the color that your logo or design will appear on the lanyard.

Most organizations will have no trouble finding their colors within the many options available. However, if you have very specific needs, we offer a Pantone Matching System (PMS color matching) on our full-color, dye-sublimated lanyards.

Complete your product with custom attachments

Mix and match attachment and lanyard features when ordering to customize your lanyard design to fit your needs! We offer tips on selecting attachments and clips in our attachment guide. This resource shows detailed images of the attachments available and the advantages each has to offer.

Add a logo and make it yours

custom lanyards personalized

Finally, add a logo or design to make these yours. If you have artwork prepared, you can upload your design during the ordering process. If you do not have artwork or need assistance, simply describe your design idea and upload any relevant image files. Our trained graphic designers are ready to help you create the lanyards you have in mind. All orders receive a free virtual proof; you are under no obligation to order until your proof has been approved.

Browse our huge selection of customizable lanyards and make your own lanyards today! You are going to love the look and feel of completely customized lanyards for your business or organization.

For additional details, check our Lanyards FAQs or start shopping!

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  • Reply
    March 29, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Hey I’m looking to get some stuff for my business to help advertise do you have a min order for lanyards and cloth bags

    • Reply
      Totally Promotional
      April 20, 2020 at 10:11 am

      Hello James! Sorry to reply so late. Yes, we do have minimum order quantities for our customized lanyards and cloth bags. Most of our lanyards have a 25-count minimum order requirement; our cloth/tote bags minimum order quantity is 12 count on many styles. You can find that information by clicking on the product you are interested in. A Quantity/Price graph will appear for each.

      Let us know if you need any further assistance. We offer Live Chat online or you can call us at 1-866-795-4657.


      Shelley Grieshop
      Totally Promotional

  • Reply
    October 15, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Do you do custom landyards

  • Reply
    Ellen Page
    January 9, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing this informative post with us

    • Reply
      Shelley Grieshop
      January 10, 2019 at 8:04 am

      You are very welcome! If you have any questions, please contact us. We’d be happy to help you in any way.


      Shelley Grieshop
      Totally Promotional

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