Tyvek® (Paper) Wristbands Resource

Tyvek® wristbands are most commonly referred to as paper wristbands given the similar look and feel of the material. But Tyvek® is a nonwoven textile that unlike paper is extremely resilient, water/tear/puncture-resistant, and nearly indestructible. Completely customizable, Tyvek® bracelets may be outfitted with specific messaging, graphics, logos, QR/barcodes, and special numbering. This in turn makes counterfeiting and duplication near impossible, further solidifying Tyvek® bands as ideal identification solutions for event security, crowd control, age verification, and more. Tyvek® (paper) wristbands may seem fairly simple and straightforward, but such a beneficial product has many facets and advantages that our customers want additional insight into. Read on to discover more about this style and why it remains an all-time favorite!

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What are Tyvek® wristbands? / What is a Tyvek® wristband? Made from DuPont™ Tyvek®, these paper-like wristbands are lightweight, durable, and comfortable. Water/tear-resistant, secure and cost-effective, these bands are ideal for short-term events (roughly 1-2 days in duration). Perfect for security and admissions, special guest / VIP identification, authenticating ages, and more!

What are Tyvek® wristbands made of? Tyvek® wristbands are made with 100% DuPont™ Tyvek®- a high-density, versatile material with a fabric-like finish. Comprised of polyethylene fibers that are spun and bonded under high heat and pressure, Tyvek® provides a strong foundation for a variety of applications including housewraps, envelopes, HAZMAT suits, and of course- wristbands!

How long do Tyvek® wristbands last? Tyvek® wristbands are extremely durable and perform best when used for short-term events (1-2 days in duration), although we've seen them worn longer and still withstand the test of time.

Are Tyvek® wristbands waterproof? / Are paper wristbands waterproof? Tyvek® wristbands, also known as paper wristbands, are breathable and comfortable, as well as resistant to water, abrasion, bacterial penetration, and aging.

What is a wristband party? Parties that require certain aspects of the invitees / guest list to be tracked or confirmed (for example: monitoring attendance, verifying access, authenticating ages, distinguishing patrons, etc.), are often more successful when using secure identification solutions such as wristbands.

Can you be allergic to Tyvek®? Tyvek® is not known to cause allergic reactions since the material is pH neutral. This makes it a safe option for humans and animals.

Can you print on Tyvek® wristbands? / Can I print on Tyvek® wristbands? While you can print on your Tyvek® wristbands with pen, pencil, or marker, the durable surface coating of the bands best supports ink applied via industrial printing machines. This allows the integrity of the bands and subsequent design featured to remain uncompromised. Using our online configurator, you can easily personalize your Tyvek® bands to be printed with the text, imagery, slogan, etc., of your choosing, in either black or colored ink.