Personalized Silicone Wristbands
Finding a fashion trend that you enjoy is great. Finding one that can be easily personalized is even better. Personalized wristbands are both fashionable and fun, and available from many different companies and manufacturers. Ordering as few as one bracelet to as many as over a thousand of your own personal design is easily accomplished.
These amazing wristbands are commonly made from 100 percent silicone and most often molded to eliminate seams on the bracelet. Usually they do not contain any latex and are child safe. Using silicone makes each wristband stronger than rubber and not easy to tear.
There are many reasons to personalize a wristband. Corporate marketing finds wristbands to be an excellent tool for advertising and promotion. Schools, sports teams and communities use them for spirit, support and fund raising. Families can use wristbands for reunions, memorials and party favors. Not to mention various groups who find them ideal for fund raising, cause support, and awareness. These are just the tip of the iceberg. Personalized wristbands can be used for any reason under the sun. Most companies even offer single bracelet ordering for the individual who just wants to be unique.
Personalization can be done in many different ways or by using a combination of all the available options. Beginning with the message on the bracelet, choices are vast. Any unique phrase can be put on the bracelet using one of four basic methods. The most common is debossing which is a process during molding that imprints the phrase onto the bracelet. This "sinks" the wording into the bracelet. If desired, this embossed personalization can be color filled so it is more noticeable. Another technique that gives a similar look is laser-engraved wording. This engraves the phrase into the bracelet. Oppositely, the phrase can be embossed on each wristband. This makes the phrase stand off of the bracelet (similar to a credit card). Embossing can also be color-filled, depending on the manufacturer. Lastly, personalizations can be screen-printed on the bracelet. This is not common, but is available.
How to put the phrase on the bracelet is just the start. Any phrase within a limited number of characters can be added to a personalized wristband. This includes numbers, and most companies offer various fonts. Some manufacturers allow a phrase to be printed on the "front" and the "back" of a wristband. This makes the personalization go all the way around the wrist. Then, an image can be added. Basic clip art is usually available from the manufacturer, and some companies allow the buyer to upload an image of their own creation.
Next comes choosing a color. Red, white, blue, yellow and the like are just the basics for color options. Most companies offer others as well. Maroon, navy, forest, and similar colors are frequently available. Generally, companies cater to local sports teams and school colors to maximize their customer base. Single-color wristbands are not the only option, however. Manufacturers generally offer two-toned, striped and marbleized wristbands. Combining colors does not usually cost any extra and teams often use them to make the most of their team colors.
Ordering is simple and generally done online. Besides personalized wristbands, consumers can buy finger rings, key chains and occasionally USB jump drives made with silicone and similar personalization. Not only are there many products available, but custom wristbands within themselves come in various sizes making them available to a wider public. Most companies offer multiple adult and child sizes. Frequently, multiple sizes can be ordered with the same personalization. If the buyer just wants to be distinctive, however, a single wristband with personalization can be ordered. With endless options and low cost, personalized wristbands are great for any occasion.