Used initially by charities in the early to mid-2000s to raise awareness and funds, the humble wristband has now exploded in popularity and is now used by all types of organisations from marketing giveaways to event entry.
Promotional wristbands are a band worn around the wrist or lower forearm most commonly made from silicone. They are popular because of their low price point and large customisation options including printing, embossing or debossing. These bands are commonly given away as a giveaway item with the purpose of raising awareness for a brand or charity.
Custom wristbands have a number of popular uses. Most commonly they are used as a marketing tool by brands at events such as conferences, product launches or trade shows as a low-cost giveaway along with other marketing collateral. Their size also allows them to be sent in the mail for easy distribution anywhere your recipient is located.
Custom printed wristbands are now also popular at events allowing staff and security to identify VIPs, 18+ attendees, separate food or drink allowance or even as a replacement for ticket entry. You can choose different colours to denote different things and even have additional information printed directly on the bands.
Charity wristbands are also a popular way to raise money. As a merchandising item, they double as a way to generate awareness as well as much needed funds. They’re inexpensive to purchase and have a long-useful life creating many impressions of your brand. Use the charities signature colour such as pink for breast cancer awareness and you instantly have an eye-catching product.
Silicone is definitely the most popular material logo wristbands are made from with options now made from polyester, Tyvek or plastic. There are also many styles available now such as glow in the dark wristbands, embossed wristbands, debossed wristbands and bands that have an extra circle for logo printing.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do custom wristbands take to be delivered?
As these wristbands need to be made custom they have a longer production time than other promotional products. Usually, two to three weeks after artwork approval is the production time plus standard delivery. We can also over expedited production and delivery if you have an upcoming deadline. Let us know your situation for the best recommendations.
What is the best decoration method for promotional bracelets?
We like to recommend a deboss, emboss or print. The best choice will depend on your logo or message.
Why is there a minimum order quantity?
As these wristbands need to be made custom the time and resources required to set up the machines for production would make it unfeasible for small quantity orders. Minimum order quantities are set to take advantage of economies of scale and wholesale pricing.
I want a branded wristband that will stand out, what do you recommend?
If you really want to stand out we like to recommend glow in the dark, colour changing or multi-colour wristbands. There is also the option for a watch shape face allowing for a bigger area for your logo to be decorated. Emboss or debossing with printing is also a great option.