Wristband Ideas

There are many different purposes for wristbands. The 2 main purposes are for identification and awareness. There are a variety of wristband materials and each one has different purposes. Here you will learn about all the cool wristband ideas you can use and which material fits your use case best.

Identification Wristbands

One of the most popular reasons people use wristbands is for identification purposes. Whether that be at events, parties, or waterparks, they work efficiently. Identification wristbands are usually wristbands that have a one-time use closure to them so that way no one can reuse them. Wristband Resources has a couple of different kinds of identification wristband materials: Tyvek®, plastic, and vinyl.

  • Tyvek® wristbands are known as adhesive wristbands because they have a one-time use adhesive closure to them. They’re a paper like material that is comfortable and easy to wear that will increase security at your events. You will be able to notice who is allowed in vs who isn’t by seeing if they are wearing the Tyvek® wristband.
  • Plastic wristbands are the next step up from Tyvek® wristbands because theywristband ideas are made out of plastic. These wristbands have a one-time use snap closure to them so the only way of removing them is by cutting it off. Plastic wristbands are ideal for multi-day use so they’re great for hotels/resorts, festivals, waterparks, and anything else where people will need to wear a wristband for more than a day.
  • Vinyl wristbands are our most durable identification wristband because they are made out of a 3-layer construction so they will last the longest. These also have a snap closure just like plastic wristbands; however, this material will last up to 2 weeks. Vinyl wristbands can be used as hospital bands for patient identification, week long camps, or even for Covid-19 screening.

Wristbands can be identified by their color and/or by their customization. Wristband Resources offers custom options for you to design your own wristband however you like. It is very popular to add your brand logo if you are customizing wristbands because it’s a way to increase brand awareness.

Not only are these wristbands used to identify people, but they can be used to identify machines or objects. For example, in a workplace if a machine is broken, attaching a wristband to the machine with the words “Out of order” will communicate to everyone to not use.

Awareness Wristbands

The second most common use for wristbands is for awareness purposes. This includes raising awareness for your brand, raising awareness for a cause, or anything like that. The most common material people use for awareness purposes is our silicone material.

Silicone wristbands are durable and comfortable to wear. These are reusable wristbands because they do not have a closure to them. There is a variety of colors to choose from including solid, swirl, segmented, and glow colors. Also, there are different sizes to choose from, anywhere from a ¼” to 2” width. Raising awareness with silicone wristbands is cost effective and impactful because they will easily be seen on people’s wrists and be reminded of the organization or brand.

More Wristband Ideas:

In addition to awareness wristbands, there are so many other reasons to customize silicone wristbands. Below explains some more cool silicone wristband ideas for you. 

Motivational Wristbands

Do you play sports or even just need to be reminded to stay motivated? Well, you can easily do this by customizing your own wristbands with encouraging/motivating quotes to keep you going. The wristband material best for this purpose is silicone wristbands since you can wear them whenever you want. It can be very motivating for athletes to wear silicone wristbands so that way they can look down and be reminded to not give up. If your motivational wristbands are for athletes, you could add a graphic that’s associated with the sport they play too.

Fashion Wristbands

Wristbands can also be used as an accessory for your outfit. These are mainly done with silicone wristbands since they’re removeable and can be worn for years. With the plethora of color and size options, you can customize your own design and wear it for fashionable reasons. 

Kids especially love to wear silicone wristbands so creating these bracelets for them is a great idea. We have a ton of different graphics/logos to add to wristbands that kids will love. For example, we have animals, emojis, sports, flowers, and so much more. If you don't see a graphic/logo that suits your wristband design, Wristband Resources allows you to upload your own graphic/logo.

Memorial Wristbands

Another wristband idea is to remember a lost loved one. Just by adding their name and a special message dedicated to them on the wristband is a great way to be reminded of them and all the memories you had with them. These are great to hand out to everyone at funerals so their memory lives on. It’s a great way to be reminded of them since the bracelet is worn on the wrist. Memorial wristbands are also done with the silicone material for the same reasons mentioned above, they’re reusable and will last many years.

Also, if they passed away from a certain cause, you could connect that into the bracelet design making them for awareness purposes too. For example, if they passed from breast cancer, you could make the memorial wristbands light pink and have a saying about breast cancer and include a ribbon logo to hopefully gain awareness for the cause.

The wristband ideas are endless. You can customize wristbands for anything you'd like! These are just a couple that people commonly customize wristbands for. 

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