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How Much Does it Cost to Make a Lanyard? (With Table)

How Much Does it Cost to Make a Lanyard?

If you are the owner of a company and you would like to make your lanyard with the logo stamped on it, for sure you will be curious to know the cost to make it.

This article will take an in-depth look at all the costs that are present in the market, giving you the most accurate information about the cost to make a lanyard.

How much does it cost to make a lanyard? 

The cost of making a lanyard depends upon the material you choose; a polyester lanyard of 1 inch may cost you $1.94, while a woven lanyard $3.00, and the most expensive option that you can choose is the nylon lanyard that cost $3.14.

If you are still curious to know all the costs related to lanyard production, keep reading because, in the next part of the article, we will take a close look at all cost-related.

Why should I buy lanyards for my Company?

As we anticipated in the first part of the article, having a lanyard with a logo stamped on it could be the best way to promote your Company without spending huge money.

Lanyards are used every day, and some peoples love using them.

If you choose a catchy color, you will see that people that will wear it will be asked by others peopels where to buy it, or will be interested in knowing who the producer of it is, giving your Company free advertisement.

Cost of lanyard by types

Arrived at the stage of purchasing a lanyard could be a difficult task choosing the right material that may fit the best for you.

The lanyard world has grown exponentially, and there are different types of options that you might use.

Some of the most common ones are Nylon, polyester, woven and cord. 

The types of material that you will choose will make varying the cost of production.

The type of material and the quantity of it are the most important variable to consider because they can increase the final cost considerably.

Now that we have an overview of the different types of material you can use to make a lanyard, it is time to take a close look at the average cost for each type of material used.

Polyester Lanyard cost

Polyester is used in many cases mainly due to its versatility, durability, and high tenacity. It is used for the production of clothes as jacket, shirts, bags, and so on.

If you want your lanyard to last for a long time, polyester is the material you have to choose.

The size of it will dictate the price of the polyester lanyard. 

To give you an overview of the cost, below you can take a look at the table.


Woven lanyards

Woven fabric is used for many fields as well as polyester, it goes from sportswear to textiles for electronics and airbag construction.

If you are searching for a material that can guarantee your lanyard the highest durability, choosing that material will be the best choice.

For that reason, the woven lanyard will have an average cost that is higher than the others types of material.

Cord lanyard cost

The last type of material that you can choose to make a lanyard is the cord type. Unfortunately, this is not so common, as huge companies usually like to produce lanyards with different types of material.

The type of size that you can choose is usually 5mm in width, and the cost will depend on the quantity you will order.

What is the additional cost of a lanyard?

Until now, we have just spoken about the lanyard cost, considering only the material to be used to produce it.

Anyway, you have to consider other variables if you want the final product to be as perfect as possible.

Some of the additional costs related to it are by adding clips.

Most companies that produce lanyards may include the cost of clips and consider it the final cost.

While some others companies may make you pay it.

The most expensive type of clip that may cost you more is the thumb hook, which has an average cost of $0.30.

Other types of clips will cost:

  • Oval hook $0.30
  • Bead Ring crimp $0.02
  • No swivel hook $0.25
  • Thumb hook $0.30
  • Carabiner hook $0.25

Will the colour of the lanyard influence its cost?

No, the colour of the lanyard that you choose will not influence its final cost. The Company that makes lanyard usually have a huge quantity of colour that you can choose from.

And it will not increase the cost of it.


Different variables dictate the cost of making a lanyard; the material, size, and quantity are the most important variables to consider if you want to purchase lanyards.

I hope that this article was helpful for your future purchasing.