There is often a lot of confusion about the various styles of custom silicone wristbands. Many people confuse engraved rings with debossed bracelets. And are not comfortable with printed wrist straps. Throw a selection of laser-engraved hand straps and throw up their arms to surrender.
Exhausted wristbands are very common and are the same style as Lance Armstrong’s style that puts on LIVESTRONG rings. Debossed refers to the fact that the design is pushed down on the wristband itself. To achieve this, custom bracelet molds are produced that include any custom design required. Because they require the mold to make, custom-made rings are more expensive and take longer to produce than printed rings or laser-engraved rings.
Stamped wrist straps are not uncommon, however, they are a great choice if you are looking for a stylish and unique custom-made silicone bracelet. The engraved bracelet also incorporates any custom design and requires a mold to be made. However, with engraved rings, the fully customizable design is lifted from the wrist band instead of being pushed down the wrist band. Prices and conversion times are highlighted very similarly to those of deboss rings.
Wrist Belts Printed:
Printed wristbands are a very economical option. Printed rings start with an empty wristband and are printed on a silkscreen. The “technology” of screen printing wristbands has come a long way. The dyes used today actually fit into the silicone rubber band of the wristband. Many people feel that the print used on printed rings is cheaply priced and will crack or disintegrate.
For a reputable silicone bracelet manufacturer, this is not the case. You can expect the print to last a lifetime of silicone wristbands itself. Printed rings do not require the mold to be made. Instead, a template is produced that is used to apply a custom design to bracelets. Because the template is used instead of a mold, less expensive wrist straps have faster switching times than welded and engraved wrist straps.
Laser engraved wristbands:
Laser wrist straps are becoming increasingly popular. In fact, they are less expensive to produce, yet many silicone wristband manufacturers still charge exorbitant prices. Laser engraved rings replicate Lance Armstrong’s famous LIVESTRONG style. For small orders of 5,000 custom silicone rings or less, laser engraved wrist straps are your best choice when choosing this popular debossed bracelet style. Similar to printed bracelets, laser engraved rings start with a blank wrist band.
The simple setup system allows the laser recorder to record custom silicone rings in the precise specification of any fully customized design required. Laser-engraved rings do not require the mold to be made therefore, they are less expensive and enjoy faster switching times than strapped and pressed rings.
So, which is the best option when it comes to choosing between debossed, engraved, printed, and laser-engraved hand straps? The answer is that it is always a personal matter.
One of the most popular styles is the laser-engraved wrist band, which is then filled with color. This replicates the most popular debossed LIVESTRONG look while combined with an attractive color scheme. The cost is slightly higher as the color filling is actually an oil-based paint to be used by hand, but, by choosing laser-engraved rings over a less expensive molded style, you end up getting the look and color cleared. Fill together with the same number as an empty bracelet.
No matter what you like, it is important to choose a silicone wristband manufacturer that will not hit you with hidden set costs, mold, and shipping costs. Whichever you choose, look for a price structure that offers one low price that covers everything set up, design, mold, and, most importantly, shipping costs. This will prevent any unwanted surprises.
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