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Random Frequently Asked Wristband Questions – Part One

Odds are, you stumbled upon this page as you were looking for an answer to your wristband-related question. Luckily for you, we know a lot about wristbands, hence the name Wristband Resources™. We pride ourselves on the quality and variety of our wristbands. We also pride ourselves on being a reliable source of information for a variety of industries. Our goal is also to provide quality information for our users. In this article, we have compiled a list of some commonly asked user questions. Here are the answers you have been looking for!

How to Remove Plastic Wristbands

Honestly, the easiest (and safest) way to remove a plastic wristband is to cut it with a pair of scissors. However, you might want to save the wristband to commemorate the event experience, and cutting it would not be ideal. Instead, you can use a plastic bag to remove it without damaging your souvenir. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Place your hand in the plastic bag.
  2. Pull the handles of the bag through the space between the band and your wrist.
  3. With your other hand, grab the handles and pull. You might also have to pull in the opposite direction with your other hand. Your wristband should begin to roll over your hand, and eventually off your wrist.

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Can you shower with festival wristbands on?

The short answer: yes, you can shower with festival wristbands on. All festival wristbands that we make here at Wristband Resources™ are completely waterproof. Our only concern we have about showering with a paper festival wristband is damage to the QR code or barcode, assuming there is one. If your wristband has either one of these, we recommend you avoid getting soap on the wristband, as this might cause minor fading, making the barcode or QR code difficult to read. If your wristband uses an RFID chip, there is no reason to worry. The chip is waterproof.

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How to Reuse Paper Wristbands

Got some old, outdated paper wristbands from last year’s company outing that you just can’t seem to find a use for? Sure, you could just toss them in the trash but then you would face the insurmountable guilt of knowing that they are going to a landfill… or worse, the ocean. Don’t worry, we have a few ideas for you to try.

  1. Cable binders: nobody likes it when their wires get all tangled in a mess. Using paper wristbands, you can bind your important cables together. Simply group them together and wrap the wristband around the cables, starting with the non-sticky side, of course. Then attach the sticky portion to the wristband and presto! You have a makeshift cable binder. Do this for every desk in your office and you will be out of wristbands in no time!
  2. Bookmarks: this one should be pretty straightforward. Simply use a pair of scissors to remove the sticky part of the band and use it to mark your page in your favorite book.
  3. Party decorations: the next time your company holds a party, consider turning your old paper wristbands into confetti, or paper chain decorations. Your coworkers will admire your creativity.
  4. Donate: there are many organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club, that will gladly take your leftover paper wristbands to turn into art projects, games, and more. Making a difference for the youth in your community has never been so easy.
  5. Labels: why buy a fancy label maker when you can use your old paper wristbands? Just write your label on the band and tape it to whatever you wish to label.

How to Make Your Own Wristbands

Wristband Resources™ makes it easy (and fun) to make your own wristband designs for your next event. Before you begin designing your wristbands, you must first decide which material you want to use. We offer cloth, silicone, vinyl, plastic, and Tyvek®. After that, just follow these simple steps toward making a special, personalized wristband for your next event.

  1. Pick a color. Select a preview color for your band. This is mostly to help you better visualize your design. You will finalize your colors and quantities in a later step. But for now, select a preview color as well as an imprint color for the text. Click ‘Next Step’.
  2. Pick your font and write your text. Be sure to check for errors before moving on to the next step. Our machines can only print what has been given to them. Click ‘Next Step’.
  3. Add your graphics. To begin, click ‘Add Graphic’. Then select ‘Change’ under the box that reads No Logo. From here, you can upload an image from your device, or use one of ours. The choice is yours. Click ‘Next Step’.
  4. Approve your design. Last call! It is time to look over your design once more. If you are satisfied with your creation, select the box that reads I approve this design. Then, select the band colors and quantities you would like and place your order. Easy—nothing to it!

What is the best type of wristband?

To answer this question, we have to consider the nature of the event, its duration, and the purpose of the wristband. For instance, if your goal is to raise funds for a cause, silicone wristbands are easily the best. However, if you are hosting an outdoor event like a music festival, we recommend using cloth or plastic. The following is an overview of the best uses for each material.


  • Location: Indoor, outdoor, wet
  • Purpose: Admissions
  • Common uses: waterparks, concerts, bars and clubs
  • Features: ¾” and 1” widths, voucher tabs


  • Location: Indoor, outdoor, wet
  • Purpose: Admissions
  • Common uses: resorts, company retreats, and other multi-day events
  • Features: holographic designs, extra-wide widths


  • Location: Indoor, outdoor, wet
  • Purpose: Admissions
  • Common uses: amusement parks, campgrounds, hotels
  • Features: high durability, secure locking


  • Location: Indoor, outdoor
  • Purpose: Admissions
  • Common uses: music festivals, parties, school functions, weddings
  • Features: comfortable, highly adjustable, visually appealing


  • Location: Indoor, outdoor, wet
  • Purpose: Fundraising, fashion
  • Common uses: charity events, sporting events, gifts
  • Features: fashionable, highly customizable

Further questions?

If you have further questions about our products or need additional support, please don’t hesitate to reach out, or start a live chat with one of our representatives. We are ready to help!


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