Tips For Creating And Customizing Wristbands

Whether you're hosting a major concert or creating a modest fundraiser for your school, creating a customized wristband is a great way to track attendance or get your message out without breaking the bank. If you've never customized wristbands, chances are you aren't sure where to begin or how to design the wristband to make it stand out.

Here are a few simple tips to help you create the ideal wristband for your event, fundraiser, or fair, or festival.

Choose a Material

The type of material that works best for your wristband is dependent on several factors, including the nature of your event, the number of wristbands you need, and your budget. Here are a few popular options:

Vinyl. A sturdy product that is cost-effective and can be used for multiday events or an event or function that requires the wristband to be sturdy.

Tyvek. According to DuPont, Tyvek is constructed from polyethylene and has a variety of uses, including wrapping your home before siding is installed. It is less expensive than most options and is resistant to tearing and water, and it is great if worn for a short period.

Silicone. If you're hosting a birthday party, event, anniversary party, or any other major event where you want your bracelet to be a memento of the event. They are available in many colors, are durable, and can be embossed or decorated in a variety of ways.

Plastic. A durable, inexpensive option, plastic wristbands work for multiday events as well.

Fabric. This is often the most expensive option, but it does have several advantages. For example, it is less rough on the skin than other options, will last for years, and is ideal for more upscale events.

Choose a Color Scheme

Color is another major component of your wristband design. Consider the tone of the event, the age of the attendees, or if you are aligned with or representing an organization. For example, if you are creating wristbands for a child's event, choose a bright color that will stand out. For a charity event, consider any colors associated with the charity or cause. For example, blue is intended to raise awareness for arthritis, water safety, and freedom of the press or free speech.

For an event geared toward adults, consider more subdued colors or those that would appeal to an older audience. You can choose multiple colors or designs made from different colors, such as stripes or swirls.

Choose a Font and Letter Size

Finally, consider the color, type, and size of the font, letters, and images on your wristband. For example, if you choose a bold color for your wristband, consider a complementary color for the lettering or images to ensure it stands out. Avoid using too many fonts on the wristbands or fonts that are difficult to read.

The size of the font is dependent on the number of words and images you want represented on the wristband.

Keep any designs or logos simple. If you own a business or are representing a company with an elaborate logo, consider creating a unique image for the wristbands that provides name recognition but isn't too complicated. Bolder, larger images will stand out more easily.

Don't forget the style of the lettering and images. For example, embossed letters stick out slightly, while debossed lettering is engraved into the wristband. You can also have your lettering and logo printed on the wristband or engraved into a piece of metal that is then affixed to the wristband.

From the color and font to the material, there are several options to consider when creating the ideal wristband for your event, company, fundraiser, or party.