Rubber bracelets are becoming common accessories since they are inexpensive to make and can be customized to fit any person’s arm. These are colourful bracelets and are also regarded as an “arm candy.” These are common during special events, school activities, product promotions and even political rallies.
Rubber bracelets are made from silicone, a special compound made from plastic and rubber and is designed to last for many years. They are weather-proof and elastic enough to be stretched and worn by anyone.
These bracelets are the most common choice when thinking of giveaways when promoting a new product or service. At the launch date of the product, these are given to those who sample it for free. There are also cases where the bracelet comes with a certain purchase of the product. Political rallies also take advantage of these bracelets; they give away these bracelets which bear their name and their colours for their supporters to see. During concerts, these bracelets bear the name of the band or singer and are usually sold outside of the venue. The same goes for amusement parks which sell bracelets bearing the park’s name and logo too.
Even if these bracelets are elastic, there are still other sizes that you can look into regarding the wearing and using of these bracelets:
•Toddler Size – This size can be useful for toddlers so that they can be easily identified by anyone. Their name and few other details can be included in the bracelets. Since these bracelets are hypoallergenic, parents do not need to worry about their child getting sick while wearing this. If you want to get a toddler size bracelet, you may need to look for a manufacturer who can make it; not all retailers can sell bracelets of this size.
•Child Size – There are some manufacturers who can make a bracelet that will have a special fit for children. This size is smaller than an adult size and is made especially for kids between four to seven years old. The circumference length of the band is around 6 inches.
•Small Size – This is sometimes called “youth size.” It has an approximate circumference length of 7 inches.
•Medium Size – This size is the next most common size for this kind of bracelet. The circumference length ranges to around 7.5 inches.
•Adult Size – This is the other most common size; also called as large size, if measured, the circumference of this bracelet is about 8 inches.
•Extra Large Size – The biggest of the available sizes, its circumference can reach up to 9 inches.
•Custom Sizing – There will be a case where even the Extra Large Size will not fit the needs of a certain person. There will be a time when someone would want to wear a rubber bracelet on their ankle as a fashion statement, among other things. Such a custom size can have the band’s circumference reach up to 15 inches in length.
Once you’ve chosen the size of the bracelet that you want, adding the design is the next step. Customizing the design is the biggest advantage of getting rubber bracelets. There are a number of ways to customize a design:
•Debossed – this is the type of customization where the logo or message that you want will be “engraved” onto the band itself. The message can be found and you can feel the space where it was etched into.
•Embossed – this type of customization will be the direct opposite of the debossed method. The design here is raised above the band itself, giving a “3D effect” when someone sees the design.
•Segmented – typical rubber bracelets will only have one color, but a segmented bracelet can have either a two or three segment color over the whole band. This can then be used in combination with the debossed or embossed method.
•Color-coated – this is when the bracelet is coated with a layer of paint over it. This is used in combination of a debossed design where the paint is applied all over except the place where the engraved message will be. This helps in making the message “pop-out.”
•Color-filled – this is the opposite of the color-coated method. Paint is then poured into the engraved message that was made by the debossed method and it still gives a “popping-out” effect on the message.