What are Silicone Wristbands?

Quite simply, cheap silicone wristbands are a popular product that can be worn around the wrist to display a cause or raise awareness about an issue. They are sometimes also referred to by other names such as charity wristbands, rubber wristbands or athlete wristbands. Each term describes the same product, a lightweight band made from plastic that normally has some text inscribed or printed onto the surface. The bands are made by firstly creating a mould using silicone as the base material and then colouring is added to bring about the desired colour. Customers can match any colour scheme and then add text and logos to the surface using one of 3 different methods. For more detail on each of the types of finish available and which would be best for your design we highlight the relevant information on our dedicated cheap silicone wristband page

Cheap custom silicone wristbands are extremely long lasting and can be worn for months without any issues. This is one of the main benefits of the product and why charities and organisations use silicone bands for raising awareness about issues. The item can be worn in direct sunlight and even whilst swimming making it ideal for active kids – or adults! They can be removed when not required and then worn again at a later stage when circumstances allow. Below are some photos of customized silicone wristbands we have created for our clients over the years – each with their own unique design. Here is a blog post with 5 simple steps about how to design your own wristband specifically using our online designer tool.

Why do athletes wear wristbands?

In recent years many athletes have started to wear silicone wristbands to show their support for causes and organistations that they wish to help. Perhaps the most well known athlete to have worn silicone wristbands on a regular basis is Lance Armstrong who used the product to showcase his ‘LIVESTRONG’ charity. Nowadays many other famous faces and athletes use printed wristbands to give prominence and exposure to certain charities. Similarly sports teams also tap into the same idea when they create personalised wristbands with the names of their top players, which fans then wear with pride! While we would love to be able to supply even the smallest organisations with their wristband requirements there is a minimum order quantity of 100 units for customized bands. Due to setup costs with the mould fee and raw material costs sadly offering Cheap silicone wristbands no minimum quantity is not something that we can do.

Make your own wristband

Using our new interactive online designer tool customers are now able to create their own unique wristband in a matter of minutes. The tool has recently been added to our site and allows anyone to make their own wristband starting off with the colour required. This can be colour matched to suit any events or corporate scheme and we even offer the possibility of having the wristband made from 2 colours. Users are then able to upload logos and add text to the surface of the wristband and see a live preview as the elements are added one by one. We strongly recommend to keep the design as simple as possible for best results as rubber wristbands with too much information can be hard to read. Click here to start to Design Silicone Wristbands via our online tool. Working with Wristbands Ireland gives new users peace of mind about our service and quality and that is reflected in our 5* Trustpilot score with over 350 reviews from recent customers.

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A variety of Silicone Wristbands including Printed and Debossed Colourfil finishes

Children’s Wristbands

Cheap Silicone Wristbands are available for both adults and also for children and teenagers. We understand that many charities or organisations wish to cater for the younger generation and as such we offer 4 different types of sizes. Once customers have created a unique design using our interactive tool they are then requested to choose the size of the band and the quantity required. Our standard adult size is 202mm in width and suitable for any persons aged 18 or over. Youth silicone wristband size is 180mm and is generally for teenagers and we recommend the size for age groups of 12-16 years old. Kids Silicone wristbands are for those normally in the age range of between 8-12 years and the width is 170mm. Lastly toddler silicone writsbands are for those 4-8 years old and the size is 160mm. There is a minimum quantity of 100 wristbands for childrens sizes. If you require any assistance on the sizes required then do speak to our sales team who will be happy to help. A note that if you require more than one size there will be a charge of €25 for a different mould fee for the extra size required.

How long do Cheap Silicone Wristbands last?

The durability of silicone bands is one of their most advantageous points and make them one of our most popular products. They can be worn for months at a time and normally last for a number of years so long as they are handled with care. Printed wristbands can see some wear and tear on the print area after a number of months depending on how much it is worn and under what conditions. However, the premium debossed + colourfil finish will likely last for years as the engraved part of the band is filled in with ink and protected from the elements. We are extremely confident that the product will exceed any expectations you have in terms of durability and how long it can be worn. Cheap Silicone Wristbands are potentially the type of wristband that offers the longest term solution that can be removed and worn when required. They can be worn whilst swimming, showering, during exercise and any activity without damaging it.

How long do customized wristbands take?

Personalised silicone wristbands have a production time of approximately 2 weeks from confirmation of order until delivery. This is a general estimate and depends on factors such as the quantity of the order, the type of finish, how many colours are required and if any extra sizes are needed. If you have a specific deadline in mind we would encourage you to contact our sales team who are available during office hours either via the live chat feature on the site, by calling 830475444 or via email on info@wristbandsireland.com. We do stock and supply PLAIN silicone wristbands that can be delivered within 1-2 days of the order being placed. Plain colours in stock include red, yellow, green, blue, orange, white, black and pink. The minimum order for either plain or customized silicone wristbands is 100 units and we offer discounts for orders over 500 units. Prices are listed on the website and auto calculate depending on the quantity chosen. Cheap silicone wristbands with free shipping is not available due to the weight of the products, but our express shipping method ensures tight deadlines are made.

What are Silicone Wristbands used for?

We hope by now you have seen how useful silicone wristbands can be for charities or organisations who are looking to raise awareness. Each circumstance is different but here are a few ways that the bands can be used to spread the word. Sometimes charities give the wristbands to volunteers or donators who can then wear it with pride. Often times they are sold for a small fee or donation at events to raise funds for a specific cause or reason. Cheap Silicone Wristbands are also very popular with sports teams and clubs and helps foster the club spirit throughout all members. GAA wristbands are very common at clubs across Ireland and they can be given to any age groups as we offer sizes to fit all ages. We have supplied numerous children’s care groups with wristbands to help them split kids into groups or even building sites for staff identification! The options are truly endless and with the online tool customers can create a design specific for their requirements.

How to order Silicone Wristbands

All customized silicone bands are made on request and are completely customizable from the base colour to the type of print required. Whatever you need we can assist from a small event for just 100 units to a large scale public awareness campaign with thousands of units. With social media growing in importance, we also offer customers the option to include QR codes in a design which allows people to scan and be directed to a sign up page or a site with more information. The site does give a live preview of how the wristband will appear when produced but for those wishing to send us artwork we request it is sent in either PDF, PNG or JPG. The standard dimensions for charity wristbands are 202mm in width and 12mm in height. For even more information including the types of finishes and prices of silicone wristbands click here.

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The 3 different types of finishes for Silicone Wristbands