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What are full-colour wristbands? 

If you hear the phrase full-colour wristbands, you might think of the classic solid-colour bands with black printing on them. However, these are actually custom-printed wristbands.

Full-colour wristbands are wristbands with a completely customisable surface area. We digitally print your unique design over the entire wristband in your bespoke CMYK colours. Head to our Instagram page to see our full colour wristbands being printed. The great thing about full colour wristbands is that they are a fantastic tool to use at your events or in your workplace to increase not only your brand awareness but also to quickly and easily distinguish between different groups of people visiting your venue or establishment. Check out the wristbands pictured below, we recently printed these for Adelaide’s 2022 Beer and BBQ Festival. 

Why Full Colour Wristbands are the right choice for you

What is the difference between full colour and custom printing?

The main difference with full-colour wristbands is that you can cover the entire wristband in your design; we can also offer completely custom colour options. With custom printing, the text and images on the wristbands are usually in black print or darker coloured print, with up to two lines of text, images and static QR codes. Unlike the full colour wristbands, these event wristbands are also limited to 13 colour choices. The great thing about the standard custom printed wristbands is that they do not take any specialist skills to create; see for yourself and create your own custom printed wristbands using our easy-to-use wristband designer.

For the full colour wristbands, it’s best to contact us directly to receive the artwork template and a quote. After all, the point of every full-colour wristband design is that it is completely unique, so The Wristband Co. will create a bespoke solution for your requirements.

The benefit of full-colour printing over custom printing is the flexibility and range of choices you open up for creating customised wristbands. The Wristband Co.’s Instagram page is packed with amazing, full-colour printed wristbands – the perfect place to find some inspiration.

To summarise the difference between full colour wristbands and standard custom-printed wristbands:

Full Colour Wristbands

► Can cover the entire wristband in your bespoke design

► Can have a completely custom coloured wristbands

► Can print in any colour with a digital quality finish

►  Best to contact us directly to receive a quote

► We can either create the design for you, or you can request an artwork template to create your own design.

► Our Instagram page is a great place to view of our latest full colour designs.

Standard Custom Printed Wristbands

► 13 wristbands colours to choose from

► Up to 2 lines of text, plus images/logos and static QR codes.

► Black print is recommended, although colour options are available.

► No specialist design skills are required; create your own wristbands using our wristband designer.

Can I add my business branding to the wristbands? 

Full-colour printing offers the opportunity for you to get creative with your wristbands. For example, if you are hosting an event, colour printing can be an opportunity to stamp your personality and event status on your wristbands.

For businesses, full-colour printing means adding all your brand and style guidance to your wristbands, from fonts and logos to specific colour choices and imagery. If you look at our Instagram page, there are many industry-leading brands using our full-colour wristbands for their events and operations. From the new Disney film Nautilus’ production team to Fever-Free AustraliaSupercheap Auto and more!

Are full-colour wristbands a good choice for private functions?

In a word? Absolutely! Full-colour wristbands are a perfect choice if you’re looking to build excitement before your event. We’ve seen fabulous designs for themed parties, bridal showers, home festivals, and spooky Halloween parties! Look at The Wristband Co.’s Instagram gallery for many ideas on how you can take your event to the next level.

You can also order these full-colour printed wristbands in batches as small as 8, meaning there really is no party too intimate that it won’t benefit from some bespoke wristbands to add a little glamour! Check out the wristband design we created for our customer Jenny’s upcoming 50th Birthday Party – a completely bespoke wristband colour and artwork. No job is too small or too big for us at The Wristband Co.

Are full-colour wristbands hard-wearing?

Full-colour wristbands might look pretty, but they are also incredibly tough, durable, and 100% waterproof. But it’s not just the material that is waterproof. The printing is as well. The finish on these wristbands is of the highest ink adhesion.

Your logo or imagery will not smudge, fade or even rub off, wet or dry. The printing will survive crumpling, scratching and more without compromising your logo quality.

Don’t believe us? Check out our video – these beautiful wristbands won’t lose their edge even when scratched with a coin!

What material are wristbands made from?

We make our wristbands using the highest quality DuPont Tyvek. If you don’t know much about Tyvek, you can read all about its many qualities on our blog pages. And you can trust us when we say that Tyvek is the superior material for making high-quality, durable, attractive wristbands.

Not only that, but Tyvek is also 100% recyclable. On our sustainability page, you can find out more about our sustainability practices and how to recycle your wristbands.

We are proud to offer full-colour printing on our 25mm Tyvek wristbands, 25mm Eco-Friendly Poly Wristbands and our 15mm and 20mm heat sublimated lanyards – watch this space for our exciting new website coming early next year!

Are full-colour wristbands secure?

As mentioned above, both the ink finish and the material of these wristbands are of the highest quality and extremely durable. This means they provide the level of security and safety that most situations require.

Full-colour wristbands are both tamperproof, tearproof and sequentially numbered. Meaning that the user cannot remove them once put on. This is often essential, for example, at paid events, for VIP access areas and when wristbands are used for safety and security purposes, like in hospitals or university campuses.

How Can I Order My Wristbands?

As mentioned above, you will need a bespoke solution for your full-colour wristbands, so you will need to contact The Wristband Co. directly to discuss your requirements.

If you have your own in-house graphic designer, you can also request our full colour template, so that you can design your own wristbands to the correct size requirements. Once your design is confirmed, we will print and dispatch your wristbands the same day. We offer the fastest turnaround times in Australia as we print the wristbands in-house ourselves, meaning our wristbands from start to finish are Certified Australian Made!

There are several delivery options to choose from at the checkout. However, we are proud to offer standard delivery free for all our orders and a super speedy next day delivery option, for those of you who need wristbands in a hurry.

Ways We Can Help

At The Wristband Co., we regularly work with customers requiring full colour wristbands in quantities ranging from 50 wristbands to 50,000. We are happy to assist in any way we can, including helping you find the right wristbands for your event or business. Get in touch with us today on 08 8363 4850 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

You can find out more about our company here.

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Laura Sayer – Marketing Specialist at The Wristband Co.

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