Embossed, Printed, Debossed and More!
There is often a lot of confusion regarding the various styles of custom made silicone rubber bracelets. Heck, even silicone wrist band vendors mix-up debossed with embossed bracelets & many consumers aren’t really sure about screen printed wristbands. Fling in the option of lazer-engraved bracelets and people throw up their arms in frustration.
Although not quite as popular as debossed or printed, embossed wristbands are definitely worth considering for those whom place higher value upon uniqueness and style. just like a debossed bracelet, an Embossed Silicone Rubber Wristband also incorporates any personalized design and requires a mold to be manufactured. However, with embossed bracelets, the fully customized design is raised up off the wristbandas opposed to recessed down into it. Pricing and turnaround times for debossed and embossed bands are nearly identical.
Laser-Engraved Wrist Bands
Laser-Engraved wristbands are becoming more and more popular. Strangely, the majority of wristband suppliers charge outrageous prices, even though they are less expensive to manufacture. Laser-engraved bands are nearly identical to debossed bands in look and feel. If you do prefer the ubiquitous LIVESTRONG debossed style, you might wish to consider laser-engraved bracelets for smaller quantity orders. Similar to printed bands, custom laser-engraved silicone bracelets begin with a blank bracelet. An easy setup program allows a laser-engraving machine to engrave the custom silicone bracelets to the exact specs of whatever fully customized message that is wanted. Laser-engraved bands do not require a mold to be produced; therefore, they are cheaper and enjoy speedier turnaround times than debossed and embossed bracelets.
Debossed wristbands are the most common and are the same style as Lance Armstrong’s trendsetting LIVESTRONG wrist bands. Debossed refers to the fact that the design is actually recessed down into the Debossed Silicone Rubber Wristband itself. A customized mould is expertly created with the provided personalized message to achieve this. Not long ago, because they need a mold to be manufactured, custom debossed wrist bands were more costly and took longer to manufacture than printed or laser-engraved bracelets; however, today, that gap has lessened considerably.
Printed wristbands are by far the cheapest choice. Printed bands start with a blank wristband and are then silk-screen printed. The industry has seen a vast improvement when it comes to screen printing silicone wristbands. The dyes used today actually penetrate the silicone rubber of the screen printed wrist bands. There are some who believe that the print which is used on printed wristbands is cheaply painted on and will crack or flake off. This is not true if you are dealing with a good bracelet vendor. You can expect the printing to last the lifetime of the silicone bracelet itself. A template is used to produce the custom message rather than a mold. Because a template is used rather than a mold, printed bracelets are less expensive with speedier turnaround times than debossed and embossed wristbands.