Wristband Buying Guide

While our wristbands can be used for any occasion, each style has its own unique set of features & benefits that make it the ideal match for your specific need. See our Wristband Buying Guide product descriptions and comparison grid below to find your perfect fit today!

Silicone

  • Rubberlike (lead / latex free)
  • For repeat & everyday use, or as a keepsake
  • Individual and mass quantity options, from one to one million
  • Perfect for cause, fundraising, and charitable activities

Tyvek®

  • Paper-like, tear-proof material from DuPont™
  • Best for one-time use events (about 1-2 days)
  • Most economical choice
  • Adhesive closure assures maximum security in any environment

Plastic

  • Stretch resistant, flexibly soft plastic
  • Ideal for longer wear cases (roughly 3-7 days)
  • Eye-catching, holographic designs available
  • Perfect for event security with the secure snap closure

Vinyl

  • Three-layer material makes for the thickest and sturdiest of the disposable wristband options
  • Designed for extended wear (can be worn comfortably up to 2 weeks)
  • Multi-redemption tab styles available
  • Great for ongoing events with its plastic snap closure

Cloth

  • Made from high-quality, durable polyester thread
  • Slide closures for recurring & reusable, as well as locking, one-time-use instances
  • Allows for photo quality imagery
  • Available in two styles: sublimation and woven

Direct Thermal

  • Lightweight, direct thermal material with proprietary surface coating
  • Ideal for print-on-demand scenarios (compatible with Zebra® and other like printers)
  • 1" core
  • Great for patient identification
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  Silicone Tyvek® Plastic Vinyl Cloth Direct Thermal
Customizable
Custom Lead Time 3-5 Business Days 1 Business Day 4-7 Business Days 4-7 Business Days 10-14 Business Days N/A
Reusable
Tear-Proof/Tamper Evident
Waterproof
Numbering & Barcoding
Removable & Redeemable Stubs
RFID Available
Same Day Shipping Available
Closure Type N/A Adhesive Snap Snap Sliding or Locking Bead Adhesive
View Silicone View Tyvek® View Plastic View Vinyl View Cloth View Direct Thermal

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

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