Mar 29

by Admin

Wristbands for Events: Ideas and Trends

As the festive season approaches, we can look forward to lots more outdoor events, festivals, concerts, and parties. This is great news for most of us, but an incredibly challenging time for those in charge of organising events. One of the first ways to ease the burden is incorporating wristbands as an event access or promotional marketing tool. But if you really want your event to stand out against all the noise and activity, you should try some of these innovative ideas and wristband trends.


1.     Holographic Wristbands

These are ideal for party venues, festivals, nightclubs, and more! The holographic wristbands are available in a variety of vibrant colours with metallic-like sparkles that catch the light and create a glittering impression. They come with a tamper-proof clasp, making them non-transferrable and ideal for event access control.


2.     Glow in the Dark Wristbands

For the ultimate in nighttime promotional marketing, you can invest in the latest glow-in-the-dark wristbands available in a variety of neon colours. These are manufactured using a special, glow-in-the-dark silicone which can be printed using embossing or debossing.


3.     Biodegradable Wristbands

The shift to sustainable consumerism is a necessity, and this is extending to wristband options as well. The Tyvek wristbands (also known as paper wristbands) are a great eco-friendly option which can be biodegradable and compostable. The benefit of Tyvek wristbands is that they’re a budget-friendly option which can be manufactured and delivered quickly.


4.     LED Wristbands

Another popular nighttime option is an LED wristband which can light up to create an impressive visual at your event. There are generally two types of LED wristbands – the first one that pulsates to a rhythm such as music, singing, or clapping so it’s a popular choice for concerts. The second one has three settings – slow, pulsating, or constant light like a torch.


5.     RFID Wristbands

RFID – or Radio Frequency Identification – wristbands are a great option if your event has the budget for it. This wristband will have an embedded chip in it so that it can be used for event access, as well as features like cashless payments, gaming, and voting for live events.


6.     Barcode Wristbands

These wristbands have QR codes printed on them as a quick and easy way to provide your eventgoers with additional information such as the event programme, promotional offers, and more! These aren’t as technically savvy as RFID and LED wristbands, but are a more affordable option.


7.     Thermal Wristbands

With ongoing advancements in wristband manufacture, there are some great trends in the quality of wristbands on offer. The latest innovation is thermal printing for wristbands whereby the quality of printing is far superior and the ink is more durable. This makes thermal wristbands ideal for places like water parks, outdoor events, and even medical facilities.


8.     Tab Wristbands

If you’re hosting an event where people can purchase rides, beverages, or drinks ahead of time, or where they’re offered complementary options then tab wristbands are great. They’re a vinyl wristband option with pull-off tabs that are then handed to an event official in return for a pre-allocated item or experience.



The wristband types


Within these various new trends, you are provided with some overarching wristband types from which to choose:


  • Tyvek Wristbands: Made from polyethylene, recycled PET fabric, or biodegradable bamboo fabric, these look and feel like paper but are tamper-proof and durable.
  • Vinyl Wristbands: These are a step up, more expensive but also more durable. They’re another tamper-proof option which can only be removed by cutting them.
  • Fabric Wristbands: These are a step up and offer even more security. These are considered a much trendier option and often become a must-have accessory.

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