Another tip for name tags.
If you're going through the effort of having custom lanyards for your hanging name tags, consider having two copies of every nametag printed. Place the two copies back to back in a badge holder, or better yet have your printer print front and back on the tags. This way, when the badge swings around backwards your attendee names are still visible.
The large name badges are nice becuase they allow a lot of space for your company or event logos, we just wish they wouldn't spin so often.