About Custom Printed Tyvek Wristbands

Here at Wristband Angel we like to think of Tyvek paper as a reinforced paper. Technically it is not a paper but a plastic but it has all the advantages of paper; light weight (it is less than a human hair in width) and printable but with all the hallmarks of plastic; strength, water resistance and durability.

Tyvek paper was discovered haphazardly by DuPont back in the 1950’s. DuPont, however, clearly saw the opportunity that this new strong and durable synthetic material afforded and quickly patented the idea. Even the strange name ‘Tyvek’ is trademarked!

Commerical production of Tyvek paper started in the late 1960’s and since then its number of applications has soared immeasurably to what today is an astounding catalogue of uses; from wristbands to construction and banknotes to suits for Rock bands! (Rock band Devo wore Tyvek shirts and suits in the late 1970’s).

We at Wristband Angel use Tyvek paper in a simple but extremely effective way. The wristbands we produce for our customers using Tyvek paper are stylish, efficient and make economic sense. Our customers use our Tyvek wristbands in a number of different and exciting ways, some of which may not be that obvious!

Below is a list of applications our customers have used our wristbands for;

Wristband Angel - About Tyvek Custom Wristbands

• Parties/Events
• Concerts/Gigs
• Nightclubs and Bars 
• Golf Clubs
• Beer Festivals
• Exhibitions and conferences
• Tours
• Schools and Universities
• Scout Trips
• Sporting Events
• Swimming Pools, Leisure Centres and Water Parks
• Skate Parks, BMX Parks and Scooter Parks
• All Inclusive Hotels & Resorts
• Camp Sites
• Medical Uses
• Festivals
• Country Shows & Fairs
• Luggage ID Tags
• Puppy Whelping Collars

Quite a list! However, please don’t view this as an exhaustive list but just as an example of areas in which we have helped our customers with solutions to admission and security. If you have an area in which you feel our Tyvek Wristbands could help please contact us and we will do our best to deliver.

Some Frequently Asked Questions;

What sizes do your wristbands come in? We stock 2 width sizes for Tyvek Wristbands; 19mm (3/4 inch) and 25mm (1 inch). The length of the wristband is the same for both widths; 256mm. This allows the user to determine where to stick the adhesive end to make sure the wristband is both secure and comfortable.

Why are there 2 width sizes for wristbands? Our most popular Tyvek Wristband is the 19mm band. This allows for 2 text lines for customized wristbands and a logo or image. It can also accommodate the optional serial number, barcode and QR code. The 25mm wristband is used where more text or more information is required e.g. sponsor logos. Both are comfortable to wear and available in a range of colours.

What colours do you stock? We stock a range of colours; Red, Yellow, Green, Aqua, Purple, Gold, Silver, Neon Blue, Neon Green, Neon Orange, Neon Pink, Neon Yellow and White.

Are your Tyvek Wristbands tear proof and tamper proof? YES! Our Tyvek Wristbands are extremely strong. Once on they are impossible to remove without it being obvious that they have been tampered with. However, they are easily removed with a pair of scissors or a knife once the event has finished.

Are your Tyvek Wristbands waterproof? YES! Our Tyvek Wristbands allow water vapor to pass through allowing the user to remain comfortable but do not allow water droplets or solid liquid through. This is particularly important when used in outdoor events or in swimming pools, leisure centres or water parks. Our printing technique is also waterproof so it will remain looking good with your own bespoke and customised information and logo (where applicable) whatever the weather and application.

Can you customise Tyvek Wristbands? YES! Using our cutting edge Wristband Designer we can print your text and your logo or image directly onto our Tyvek Wristbands. We can even incorporate your own serial number sequence, barcode and QR code if required. This opens up a range of applications such as automated entry (swimming pools, leisure centres, water parks and all inclusive hotels and resorts etc) and cashless point of sale solutions (use the unique barcode to register purchases) to name but a few. By incorporating a QR code you can also advertise your website to both the user and others who scan the QR code with their mobile phone and are automatically delivered directly to your website! All of this for a few pence per wristband. Start designing your wristband now!

How long will your Tyvek Wristbands last? Our Tyvek Wristbands are extremely durable. They will easily last for 1-2 days. For events or applications where longer durability is required, for example All Inclusive Hotels and Resorts, we recommend our Vinyl Wristband which will easily last for 1-2 weeks. Our Vinyl Wristband can also be customised using our cutting edge Wristband Designer which allows you to use your text and your logo or image as well your own serial number sequence, barcode and QR code if required. All this power at your fingertips! Start designing now!

Are your Tyvek Wristbands lightweight? YES! They are incredibly lightweight and comfortable. In fact they are thinner than the width of a human hair! Once on, you will forget you are wearing them. We feel this is important as although the wristband needs to perform an important task in easily allowing you to control who should and more importantly who should not be at your event or establishment it should also be comfortable for the user to wear. Additionally, our Tyvek Wristbands allow water vapor but not liquid to pass through them so even in testing conditions the user will remain comfortable.

Do your Tyvek Wristbands come in sheets? If so, how many wristbands are there per sheet? Yes. Our Tyvek Wristbands come in 2 different widths; 19mm and 25mm. Plain or customised, our 19mm Tyvek Wristbands come in sheets of 10 and our 25mm Tyvek Wristbands come in sheets of 5.

How are Tyvek Wristbands attached or affixed? One end of our Tyvek Wristband, called the 'W' end, has an adhesive glue which is covered by a peel off seal. To attach the wristband you simply put the wristband around the wrist of the user, remove the peel off seal and attach the sticky 'W' end to the wristband. This enables the user to remain comfortable whilst also ensuring that the wristband cannot be removed without being cut.

Can Tyvek Wristbands be used for puppy whelping or for kittens? YES! We supply Puppy Whelping ID Collars as well as collars for kittens. These provide a fantastic and cheap economical solution to the age old issue of remembering which puppy or kitten is which! Stocked in a range of colours and pack sizes including mixed colour packs to suit your specific needs. If you order a mixed pack these will be supplied in random colours of our choice. They are exceptionally strong and durable as well as being waterproof. In fact the only way of removing the band is to cut it off! In addition to these collars being practically indestructible they are also exceptionally light and comfortable, providing a fool proof ID solution and comfortable experience for your new litter. So if you are breeding in order to sell your litter your customers will know for sure that the puppy or kitten they have chosen is the one they will collect (no more ambiguity!) and they will also be assured that their new pets' comfort is also being catered for. All in all a more professional approach. Of course, if you are visiting a litter of puppies with a view to buying one you can take your Tyvek Puppy Whelping ID Collar with you and place it onto the puppy of your choice and know for sure which one is yours the next time you visit. The collars are simple to use; simply place around the puppy or kitten's neck, remove the adhesive peel off seal and affix to the other end of the collar. Simple! It probably goes without saying but please remember that puppies and kittens grow (!) so you will need to check daily to ensure the collar is still comfortable. If the collar becomes too tight simply cut to remove and apply a new collar. For this purpose and given how cheap and economical this solution is we would recommend ordering 2-3 mixed packs for your litter. If you are ordering 2-3 mixed packs in one order we will ensure the colours in each pack are the same.

Are Tyvek Wristbands flame resistant? Yes. Tyvek paper has a Class A flame retardant rating.

Can you recycle Tyvek Wristbands? Yes. They are 100% recyclable. They should be recycled as a plastic and not as a paper. So as well as providing an ideal economic solution to admission and security our Tyvek Wristbands are also environmentally friendly!

Can you put a barcode or QR code on a Tyvek Wristband? Absolutely! Using our cutting edge Wristband Designer as well as printing your text and your logo or image directly onto our Tyvek Wristbands we can also incorporate your own serial number sequence, barcode and QR code if required. This opens up a range of applications such as automated entry (swimming pools, leisure centres, water parks and all inclusive hotels and resorts etc) and cashless point of sale solutions (use the unique barcode to register purchases) to name but a few. By incorporating a QR code you can also advertise your website to both the user and others who scan the QR code with their mobile phone and are automatically delivered directly to your website! All of this for a few pence per wristband. Start designing your wristband now! 

Do you offer free postage on all wristband orders? YES! Free first class postage is included on all UK orders made via our website. If ordered before 4pm your wristband order will be dispatched the same day and should, therefore, arrive with you the following day. If you would like to guarantee next day delivery we also offer this service for an additional cost. The price is dependent upon the quantity ordered but is transparent when you go through the wristband design process.

Do you offer overseas delivery on wristband orders? YES! We offer standard European delivery (3-5 days) and Express European delivery (1-3 days) as an additional cost option. The price is dependent upon the quantity ordered but is transparent when you go through the wristband design process.

How many wristbands do you keep in stock? We keep millions of wristbands in all colours and sizes in stock. Therefore, whatever your order we will still aim to dispatch the same day if you order before 4pm. However, there may be occasions when we require more time to fulfill your order. If this is the case we will contact you immediately and let you know. If this does not meet your needs we will refund you immediately.

What is the maximum printable area on Tyvek Wristbands? As wrists come in all different sizes it makes sense not to print on the entire wristband as, on the whole, a lot of the print will get covered up. With this in mind we recommend the following printable area;
19mm Tyvek Wristband – 15mm high and 105mm wide
25mm Tyvek Wristband – 21mm high and 105mm wide
This has been incorporated into our cutting edge Wristband Designer so you will be guided as you design your wristband and ensure that all of your text and design is visible. However, if you would like something more bespoke then please contact us and we will be happy to help.

What colours do you use when printing on Tyvek Wristbands? We can print on any of our colour Tyvek Wristbands in any colour except white print. However, PLEASE DO NOTE that printing in any colour other than black will not show up unless the print colour is darker than the wristband colour. FOR EXAMPLE; A LIGHT BLUE PRINT COLOUR WILL NOT SHOW UP ON A DARK BLUE WRISTBAND. Therefore, we highly recommend that if you want full colour printing that you use a white wristband.

Can we fill the entire printable area with our logo or image? Yes. Simply upload your logo or image and use the Special Instructions field to tell us to fill the printable area with your logo/image. Please note that if you choose the barcode and/or QR code option the printable area will reduce accordingly to incorporate the barcode and/or QR code.