Mar 26

by Admin

Why paper wristbands are the best choice for events

Finally! Event organisers everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief as the economy finally opens up and events can once again be hosted. There will be a lot more regulations regarding Covid-19 safety and compliance, crowd sizes and registrations, but one thing that remains unchanged is the need for effective event management. Fortunately, paper wristbands continue to lead the way in event access and crowd control. So, if you’re busy with preparations for a new event, here’s why you should be prioritising paper wristbands.

What are paper wristbands?

Officially referred to as Tyvek wristbands, paper wristbands are easily the most popular type of wristbands (because of all the reasons we’ll get into below!). They’re manufactured using 100% high density polyethylene (HDPE) and are readily recycled with HDPE waste streams. Some of the other wristbands available for event management include:

  • Plastic
  • Vinyl
  • Silicone
  • Fabric

Why are paper wristbands the best choice?

1.     Cost-effective option

In terms of event wristband options for event access, paper wristbands are easily the most affordable option. If you’re hosting an event that extends longer than a day – for example a three-day conference – then paper wristbands allow for repeat entrance without you having to print new tickets every day.

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2.     Security features

One of the biggest concerns when you’re hosting an event is maintaining high levels of security. Repeat entrance and exit by event-goers poses a significant security risk – if you’re not using event wristbands that is! Paper wristbands come with a non-transferable clasp that prevent swopping of wristbands and unauthorised entrance. For events with young children, paper wristbands allow for quick and easy identification. And, where alcohol is involved, underage drinking can quickly be eliminated by having colour-coded identification wristbands.

3.     Smoother flow

Another major headache for event organisers is congestion at entrances, food stalls or bar areas while identification or tickets are being checked. With colour-coded paper wristbands, security is able to quickly identify event-goers – letting them enter and exit with ease – while food and beverage outlets also enjoy a smoother flow and less angry and impatient event goers. VIP wristbands in a highly-visible colour are also great for streamlining customer flow and keeping everyone satisfied.

4.     Company branding

Because paper wristbands can be printed in a variety of customised colours, with logos, branding and text included, they’re great for companies looking to market their brand at events. There’s also the added bonus of event-goers retaining the wristband as a keepsake.

5.     Durability

Tyvek is an extremely durable product. Despite the name ‘paper wristband’, these can withstand the elements and be worn for up to three days at a time. They’re also incredibly lightweight, so your attendees won’t be annoyed by having to wear the wristband for a few days.

6.     One-size-fits-all

When you invest in paper wristbands for your event, you don’t have to worry about guessing sizes and over-ordering items that will never get used. Because of the adjustable, tamper-proof seal, event-goers can simply place the wristband on for a customised fit. The wristbands are also stretch-proof so that they can’t removed or transferred. So now that you’re convinced, get in touch with IDCBand the leading manufacturers in South Africa for event wristbands. They manufacture customised Tyvek, vinyl and silicone wristbands, promotional products and lanyards. For the best service, quality and prices, contact IDCBand today.

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