Articles from: September 2015

ID Lanyards – Materials and Hardware

ID lanyardsID lanyards are used not just to hang IDs around our necks but they are also very good advertising tools. Choosing the best lanyard starts with materials used for the strap and next, the hardware or the thing that will attach the ID holder to the strap is just as important.

ID Lanyards Materials

Lanyards are made of different materials to begin with. The price, durability, printability (of design), shine and texture of the straps vary.

1. Tubular lanyards

This is the cheapest of the materials and is also slim. It comes in 3/8 to 5/8 of an inch; it doesn’t stand out that much and is not as durable as well. Also because of the width, limited designs can be printed on its surface. This is best suitable for one-time use like a seminar, conference or a sports event.

2. Polyester 

This is thicker than tubular so it allows for bigger prints. It makes good ID lanyards for simple texts (like the name of the company or the event) and logos. It also comes in a low price which makes it a good choice for a silkscreen painted strap.

3. Woven 

It is made out of the same polyester material; the only difference is that designs are embroidered into the strap, not printed. Weaving the designs create an embossed effect, which look best on texts. Complicated logo designs would be tricky to create, though.

4. Nylon

Now we’ve come to the really good ones. Many customers choose nylon to its outstanding durability and also because it creates really wicked ID lanyards. The surface of nylon is shiny and smooth, making the imprinted designs vividly stand out. It does not wear and tear easily so it is perfect for frequent use.

5. Dye sublimated

This creates the best quality of prints. What’s best is that both sides of the strap are imprinted with the design. It is a bit on the pricey side, but hey, you are guaranteed of prints that stay vivid and don’t rub off for a long, long time. If you want straps not just for identification purposes, but also as promotional items – this is the best ID lanyard to go for.

ID Lanyards Hardware

The following are the most common hardware used in ID lanyards:

1) J-hook – is the most common attachment used in lanyards. It can be made of plastic or metal. It also comes in different sizes and with swivel or non-swivel. J-hook is very useful as it can also be used for different things with round attachment holes like keys, cellphones, pens and other objects you might want to bring around with you. They come in non-swivel or swivel, so you won’t have difficulty flipping your ID in case you’ve worn it wrong side up.

2) Quick-release buckle – looks very stylish but not exactly economical. It allows you though to remove the ID or whatever is attached to the lanyard without having to remove the strap from your neck. Note, however, that a simple pressure or press of the buckle releases the attachment. ID cards or keys might get lost if you don’t pay much attention to the release buckle.

3) Breakaway connector – comes apart only when upon application of enough force. They come off the neck with a firm tug.

4) Bulldog clip – made out of metal clip which is attached to a rectangular or oblong hole at the top of an ID holder.
Squeezing the clips allows for the attachment of the ID. It’s not as easy to open as the buckle or j-hook, which makes it a point up for safety.

5) Split ring – usually is made of metal. It can be used for any type of hole, be it a rectangular slot or a rounded hole at the top of the ID holder. It is also commonly used for keychain lanyards or to attach other tiny objects to the strap.

Basic Rules to Remember When Buying Callaway Golf Equipment

Callaway golf equipment is some of the most expensive golfing equipment, if not sporting goods, a person can ever buy. The brand is known throughout the world for the excellence of their products. Few can rival Callaway in the amount of products that they have shipped and the innovations that they have brought to the sport of golf.

It is not secret that Callaway’s equipment is expensive. In fact, aside from quality, the company’s high asking price for its products is the other thing that it’s most famous for. However, most people, and even professional golfers, agree that the cash spent on Callaways is money well spent. Price is often indicative of quality and performance, and Callaway golf equipment is a textbook example of why that adage is true.

Because it’s so expensive, consumers would be wise to take great care and pay attention, to make sure that they get the right product. Buying a Callaway would be for nothing if a golfer, whether a professional or amateur, does not get the right one. The task might seem daunting; in fact, most people would prefer to just grab a club that has the Callaway logo attached to it and be done with it, rather than buy one the right way. Here are a few basic rules to remember when buying a Callaway.

Considering the value and not the price

One of the biggest and most common errors people make when they buy new Callaway golf equipment is they buy them by just looking at the price. There are two ways people use this kind of approach.

For one, people will buy the ones that they think is the best. These people believe that price is indicative of quality; the higher the price, the better the golf equipment. To be fair though, this is often true with the Callaway brand, but not always.

Callaway golfThen there are those who think that they can get away with buying the cheapest ones that they’ve set their eyes on. These people do not so much as value the product itself; they value the bargain that they were able to get.

The value of a piece of golfing equipment can be determined by how much it will help in improving a golfer’s game. In order to do that, a proper fitting is necessary.

Getting a proper fitting

Another important rule that most golfers break, especially neophytes, is getting a proper fitting. It’s been said that among those who don’t get a proper fitting the number of golfers who get the right piece of equipment is one out of four. That one only gets the ideal equipment by sheer luck.

Golfers can buy the most expensive and sophisticated golf club, but if they do not get one that’s appropriate for their fit, then all that money and sophisticated technology will go to waste. Each golfer is different because each person has a different body. The golf club needs to be tailored to the golfer’s stroke and not the other way around.

Doing a little bit of research

This is more of an optional rule than anything else, but will still go a long way in helping a golfer make sure that he buys the right product. It’s easy to get lost given all the different kinds of equipment to choose from.

Magazines, the internet, and other golfers, are all excellent sources of information. Those who want to avoid a poor purchase better do some product research to make sure that they are not just being taken in by a finely-crafted sales pitch. Keep these simple rules in mind and buying Callaway golf equipment should be a lot easier.

Find the Perfect Storage Container

A lot of people are fond of buying and accumulating things in the house, only to have cramped storage space later on. Unable to part ways with such things, they try to find space in the house to store the things. Unable to stop the hoarding habit, they find themselves short of living space in no time. At this point, having a storage container away from the house would be much appreciated. One could store things in these storage areas for as long as one needs to. Of course, you would have to pay for the space depending on the length of time you will be using such and on the size of the container that you would like to use.

If you are looking for a convenient storage container which you can use, opt for the company that delivers the container right up to your door, so that you will be the one to put everything and arrange it according to your preference. You should try to find a container that is weather-resistant and provides protection to your belongings under any weather condition. Don’t be fooled by grand advertisements of companies that will try to lure you with false assurances through discounts and other warranties that do nothing to protect your property or lower the price you pay, especially in the long run.

To ensure that you only get topnotch product and service, find the company that has already proven their track record in the field and that is most trusted by consumers. There must be people whom you know in your community who have already used the storage container service of a particular company and who could help you learn whether to trust such or find something else. Never be haphazard in finding the right company to trust when it comes to storing your prized possessions. No amount of insurance could cover the sentimental value you placed on your property which you have stored over the years.

Storage containerThere are several companies out there that are offering superb products and services that are worth every cent you pay. However, there are only a handful of them whom you could really trust with your belongings. Search the web and find the right storage container company that will not only deliver the goods, but will also render services with a heart. Seek a company that understands the value you place on your possessions. After all, your decision to keep your things in a container to decluttering your home is mainly driven by your desire to never part ways with them permanently.

You don’t even have to wait until all your living space in your home is occupied before you search for the right storage company. If you want to declutter your home without having to sell or give away all those things you treasure, you can opt to store them in containers – the size of which varies according to your needs. You can opt for a storage that will enable you to store a whole room’s worth furniture and fixtures. You can even have a container that can store three rooms’ worth of furniture. If you don’t want to be hassled with the packing of your things, you can also avail the packing and unpacking services offered by these companies at a very affordable price.

Opting to use a storage container can also be useful if you are selling your home or moving to a new house. You can store your belongings while you open your former house for sale and it will all be ready for transport and unpacking when you move in to your new house.

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