Your Wristband Design Guide
Guidelines to designing an effective wristband
When designing a wristband for your event, it is important to bear a few things in mind. Below, we have put together guidelines on how to create the most effective design that your wristband supplier can then manufacture to your specifications:
In our article, Wristband Buying Guide we gave advice on which type of wristband to choose depending on the length of your event, the security levels needed at your event, the lead time you have as well as your budget. Based on this you can choose between Tyvek Wristbands, Vinyl Wristbands, Fabric Wristbands as well as promotional or silicone wristbands. If you only have a few days to order wristbands, if your budget is minimal and if your desired design is simple, then a custom Tyvek wristband would be the easiest.
Choose wristband colour wisely
With all the different types of wristbands on the market, you are able to choose from a wide variety of colours as well as designs such as stripes, multi-coloured, glitter bands etc. Be sure to choose a colour that does not clash with the colours of your logo, nor a pattern that will overpower your logo. Your logo or the most important message you choose to go on your wristband should stand out against the background colour of your wristband.
Consider your wearers
If you are organising access control wristbands for a Justin Bieber concert for example it would work to use glitterbands, pink bands or multi-coloured bands as your target audience is probably female from the ages of 10 upwards. If however you are designing access control wristbands for an EFC Fighting Championship it would be wiser to use plain coloured, simple wristbands for the event. Considering who will be wearing the wristbands and matching their personalities can be an effective method of brand awareness.
Think of fonts
If you are choosing to print on a Tyvek wristband, for example, and specific information needs to be readable to security or access control personnel, be sure to have it printed in a simple block font. Steer clear of fancy and intricate designs or fonts in this case.
IDCBand is the leading supplier of wristbands, lanyards and promotional items in South Africa. For a huge variety of styles, colours, designs and functionality of wristbands, contact IDCBand on +2711 675 5548 for a free quotation.