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 Tyvek® Wristbands - Our Most Versatile Wristband Yet!
Written by Adeline Pinet, July 4th, 2018

 

Tyvek Material
No matter what your event, function, or venue is, it’s more than likely you could benefit from using a Tyvek® made wristband. Tyvek® is highly used and can be found in construction, apparel, packaging, medical, and printing industries. The material itself was created and trademarked in 1955 by a DuPoint researcher named Jim White who created the material using flash-spun fibers and a solvent which created the durable and *almost* indestructible Tyvek® material. In fact, it’s pretty much impossible to rip through it using just your hands, and when paired with our one-time-use adhesive closure, Tyvek® wristbands can only be taken off by cutting them with scissors. That being said, they make the perfect admission wristband that can prevent transferring to others once it's been adjusted to fit and secured. Another amazing trait about Tyvek® Material is that it is also anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic, and WATERPROOF (Look out water parks 'cause here we come)!

 

Wristband Process
Our process starts in-house at our warehouse, where we take the rolls of Tyvek® material and run it on one of our state-of-the-art presses that simultaneously adheres the closures and perforates each band for easy-to-tear strips of wristbands produced on continuous sheets. MedTech Wristbands carries and stocks up to 17 different colors of this wristband, 100’s of pre-printed patterns, and we also offer full-color customization printing so you can tailor them exactly to your brand's needs. We also have different band variations from ¾” and 1” sizes, to wristbands that have a Detachable 1-Stub on them that can be used for raffles, draws, coat check, etc. There are even Litter-Free closure options, where the wax tab stays on the band instead of being completely removable which reduces the amount of waste left at your venue. Plus, our 3/4” size also comes in Glow Under Black Light colors which are perfect for indoor events and venues that feature black lights.

 Tyvek Wristbands

 

Completely Customizable
With many band types and color options, there’s no reason why you can’t have a unique and secure admission ticket, identifier, or whatever personal use you may need.
PRINTING- we can print using a single color imprint, full-color imprint, or we even match PMS colors for precise branding possibilities. Read our blog about Custom Wristband Information and download one of our artwork templates and start designing your own band today!
NUMBERING- Our wristbands come sequentially numbered (random starting number) or, you can request no numbering, random, specific, static, or even a mix of static and sequential (ie: A-10001, A-10002, A-10003 etc.).
VARIABLE DATA- Including numbering, we can print variable information that changes for each band, whether it be guest information such as name, age, section/row/seat number, etc. – to more complicated data such as barcodes, RFID inlays (read more about RFID here), and cashless barcodes (THE BEST for events and venues with multiple check-outs like concession stands, ticket booths, and vendor sales).

 

Custom Options

 

Who uses Tyvek® Wristbands?
With all the features and various band types, colors, and customization, there’s really no limit to how it can be used. As mentioned above being waterproof, you can find many aquatic centers, outdoor pools, and water parks using Tyvek® wristbands for admission entry. Including using patterns and printed text to differentiate frauded admission, for example: using a different color or pattern each day can stop someone wearing their wristband from yesterday to get into the pool again today without paying. Adding your logo can prevent guests from purchasing similar wristbands from a party store and using them to gain free admission. Further, you can use printed wristbands to help your staff identify the needs of your guests, ie: Neon Green bands with “STRONG Swimmer”, Yellow Glow with “CAUTIOUS Swimmer” and red bands with “BEGINNER Swimmer” can help maintain which areas swimmers should be in and who needs to be supervised more than others.

 

Aquatic Wristband Use

 

Aquatic use is only one of the many types of businesses that use Tyvek® wristbands, here’s a short list of the top industries that are using wristbands and for which purposes, check out the chart below!

 

Top Industry Uses