Silicone Wristbands Resource

Silicone wristbands are one of our best-selling products for a number of reasons… for starters, in contrast to our Tyvek®, plastic, vinyl, and direct thermal styles, silicone wristbands can be worn repeatedly and permanently. They are the most similar to traditional bracelets in this sense because they have an infinite lifespan, whereas one-time-use bands cannot be reapplied once removed. They’re also popular choices because unlike conventional bracelets made from precious metals, beads, jewels, etc., they’re comprised of 100% silicone- a cost-conscious, consumer-friendly material. Elastic, durable, and waterproof, these bands maintain their strength and resiliency over time in some of the toughest conditions. Best of all, they are completely customizable. We offer over 100 colors & patterns including solid, segmented, swirl, and glow; 6 inscription methods including printed, debossed, ink injected, embossed, embossed printed, and color coat; 6 bandwidths ranging from ¼” all the way up to 2”; and add-ons including keychain conversion and individual bagging. If a reusable wristband is what you’re looking for, our silicone style is a guaranteed win!

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What are rubber bracelets called? / What are those rubber bracelets called? / What do you call the rubber bracelets? Rubber bracelets are often referred to by several names including 'gel' or 'jelly' bands. In the early 2000s, the Livestrong Foundation’s yellow, debossed version sold to raise funds for cancer research were so prevalent that they became colloquially known as 'Livestrong bands.’ Nowadays, they’re best known industry and worldwide as 'silicone wristbands.'

How do you make a rubber band bracelet? Rubber band bracelets, known universally as silicone wristbands, are made using molds and/or laser engraving machines that imprint the customer's design directly onto the surface of the band.

How do you make bracelets with rubber bands? While you can fashion a bracelet from common, natural rubber bands, it is more effective to use silicone. Silicone bracelets are stretchy and flexible like rubber bands, more substantial (thicker and wider), and won't break or snap easily. They can also be customized with the text, logo, slogan, or design of your choice, whereas rubber bands cannot. 

Can you stretch silicone bracelets? Silicone wristbands are sturdy and flexible enough that they can be moderately stretched and not snap or break, as well as resilient enough to return back to their original shape.

Are silicone wristbands safe? / Do rubber bracelets have latex? Our silicone wristbands (i.e. rubber bracelets) are made from 100% silicone and are lead & latex-free. This makes them a safe choice for those with sensitive skin or allergies.

Are rubber wristbands recyclable? Rubber (i.e. silicone) wristbands are comprised of 100% silicone. Silicone comes in two grades- food and medical- both of which can be recycled where facilities exist.

How much should I sell silicone bracelets for? Silicone bracelets are an extremely economical choice as they typically cost just a few cents to make per unit. Consider 500 debossed silicone bands: while they cost as little as a quarter a piece to design and obtain, they can fetch a few dollars each when resold. For the purposes of fundraising, buyers typically won’t hesitate to spend $5 - $7 on a personalized silicone wristband that supports a good cause/organization.

What's the difference between Vinyl and Silicone Wristbands? Vinyl wristbands are made to be worn for events that take longer than 2 days or include activities that require a more durable product. Silicone wristbands can be used the same way, but they can be taken on and off at will, which makes it difficult to stop people from swapping them around if they so desired. Additionally, silicone bands are the most aesthetic and you can make cool silicone wristbands for people that normally couldn't be bothered to wear a bracelet. Also, they are perfect for fundraising endeavors.