Wristband Buying Guide

Picking the right wristband isn’t always easy, especially since there are many different styles and materials to choose from. If you are not sure whether you need a Tyvek® or vinyl wristband for instance, then this guide is for you. Below, you will find an explanation for the major styles of wristbands that we carry, along with common uses for them.

Tyvek®

Tyvek Wristbands

Developed by DuPont™, Tyvek is a fibrous paper-like material that is comfortable, durable, and water and moisture resistant. It is one of our most popular styles of wristbands and is the go-to choice short stay events that can last from hours to one or two days. Our Tyvek event wristbands can be custom imprinted with text and images in black. Tyvek wristbands are the economical choice for events and are available in a variety of colors.

  • Aquariums
  • Barbeques
  • Corporate Events
  • Parties
  • Stadiums
  • Schools
  • Theaters
  • Tours

Plastic

Plastic Wristbands

If you need a strong, water-resistant, and high-security wristband, our plastic wristbands made of high-density polyethylene film are an excellent choice. Need to print detailed images? Select styles of plastic wristbands can support full-color printing and are ideal if you want to print photo-quality graphics. In addition, they are durable enough to last for several days on end and can withstand exposure to water, moisture, and dirt.

  • Bars
  • Block Parties
  • Concerts
  • Fairs
  • Festivals
  • Multi-day Events
  • Night Clubs
  • Water Parks

Holographic

Holographic Wristbands

Our holographic wristbands are made of the same high-density polyethylene film as our plastic wristbands, except they feature unique reflective patterns such as star, confetti, rain, glitter, and rain. They can also be customized to include images and text to maximize branding. Our holographic wristbands support black-color imprinting of text and images for branding and advertising opportunities.

  • Bars
  • Festivals
  • Night Clubs
  • Resorts

Thermal

Thermal Wristbands

When you have a compatible printer, thermal wristbands can be printed on location to identify guests and speed up transactions. You can print details such as a guest’s name, address, or even a barcode with their account information. Thermal are also resistant to water and fading, lasting up to days on end. Since you can print designs in-house with your own thermal printer, you end up saving on customization.

  • Trade Shows
  • Conferences
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoos

Vinyl

Vinyl Wristbands

These waterproof wristbands are constructed of multi-layer vinyl and durable enough for long periods of wear. Venues such as resorts and water parks often choose vinyl wristbands because of their waterproof quality. If you are looking for a rugged wristband that can withstand plenty of abuse, vinyl is an excellent choice. Additionally, select styles feature tear-off tabs that can speed up point-of-sale transactions and ticket redemptions. All our vinyl wristband styles feature one-time use snap closures and come in a variety of colors, including clear and translucent.

  • Camping Trips
  • Contests
  • Fairs
  • Festivals
  • Raffles
  • Resorts

Woven

Woven Wristbands

When you want secure wristbands that can last for a long time, look amazing, and have a VIP feel, choose woven fabric wristbands. They are often the go-to choice for music festivals and multi-week events. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be used for other types of events. If you require VIP-feel wristbands with full color designs, you can’t go wrong with fabric. Our woven wristbands support custom graphics in up to 8 PMS spot colors and come with your choice of metal or plastic locking snaps. We also offer pre-designed woven wristbands for Breast Cancer Awareness.

  • Camping Trips
  • Concerts
  • Multi-week Events
  • Festivals
  • Parties

Silicone

Silicone Wristbands

Ideal for fundraisers or charities, these stretchy wristbands can be worn, removed, and re-worn many times over. We offer styles that come pre-printed for causes such as Breast Cancer Awareness, Red Ribbon Week, and Anti-Bullying. Silicone wristbands are sometimes referred to as bracelets.

  • Charities
  • Fundraising
  • Gifts
  • Raising Awareness
Still Not Sure Which One to Get?
Tyvek
Plastic
Holographic
Vinyl
Thermal
Woven
Silicone

Customizable

Tamper Evident

 

Water Resistant

 

Closure Type

Adhesive

Adhesive and Snap

Snap

Snap

Adhesive

Snap

N/A

Custom Printing Lead Time*

  7 – 10 Business Days

7 – 10 Business Days

7 – 10 Business Days

7 – 10 Business Days

7 – 10 Business Days

15 Business Days

15 Business Days

Supports Serial Numbering

 

 

Supports Full-Color Imprinting

 

 

 

 

 

Removable Tabs

Reuseable

*After artwork has been approved.

Still not sure what wristbands will work best for you? You can shop for wristbands by event and usage as well.