Why We Don't Use Vinyl to Personalize Teacher Lanyards
We're often asked: Do you use stickers to personalize your lanyards?
The quick answer is no! And the main reason is the lack of durability. Lanyards are subjected to a lot of use on a daily basis. While some vinyl claims to be "permanent," that claim comes with some caveats.
- How well vinyl adheres depends on how much surface area it is covering. For example, a piece of vinyl covering a large surface will stick much better than one covering a small surface like a lanyard. The small slivers of vinyl it'd require to add a name to a lanyard result in a product that is going to peel very easily.
- Vinyl is not great for situations where the surface may not be smooth. For example, vinyl doesn't stick well to some wood surfaces due to the texture of the wood.
- Vinyl isn't typically designed for situations where it will be rubbed or touched often. Over time, it is going to fail.
- The adhesive on vinyl will also slightly seep around the edges over time which results in collection of dirt, dust, and lint on your lanyard.
Instead, we use a specialized printing process that applies ink that permanently bonds to our lanyard using ultraviolet light. This results in superior personalization that will last for years. It won't scratch, flake, or chip.
Below is a video with more information on this and a demonstration of the durability.