Rubber bracelets are inexpensive yet multi-functional items. These seemingly unassuming wristbands can be used for personal, professional or promotional needs. With wristband manufacturers opening their online stores, shopping for a customized rubber bracelet is made more convenient. You can order as little and as much as you want, wherever and whenever you may be. The most fun part is your chance to personalize your rubber bracelet using the default designs and more. Your creativity and preference determine the aesthetics of your rubber bracelet. If you find it hard to decide how to customize your wristband, you might want to consider the following design ideas.
Embossing is a popular technique of imprinting letters in various mediums such as fabric, leather, carton, paper, metal and rubber. In this technique, the letters in the rubber bracelet are elevated. Even without coating, embossed letters are favored by many because they stand out on their own. Embossing leaves a sophisticated yet minimalistic look, especially if italicized fonts are used.
Engraved Letters, Symbols and Patterns
Engraving is the opposite of embossing; that is why it is also referred as debossing. If embossed letters looked like they are lifted, debossed letters looked like they are etched. Rubber bracelets with engraved letters look better when filled with color. Aside from letters, debossing works with symbols and patterns as well. Wristbands with elaborate patterns engraved in them are highly compatible to different senses of style.
The rubber, which serves as the canvas for the rubber bracelet design, is often plain. Organizations, companies and politicians opt for solidly colored rubber bracelets for their promotional needs. Politicians, for instance, associate themselves with certain colors for enhanced recall; hence, most of their campaign paraphernalia bear their chosen colors. Blue, black, red, green and yellow wristbands are so common; the only differences are the letters, logos and other symbols or images featured in the wristbands.
As an alternative to the aforementioned tried and tired rubber colors, you can go for multi-colored wristbands. Segmenting and swirling are the coloring techniques applied in these wristbands. In segmenting, the wristbands are divided into segments or portions with varying colors. For example, the color of your wristband’s outer surface may be different with the color of the inner surface. The outer surface may be divided into halves or quarters as well; the number of segments is all up to you. You may also choose between alternating colors and randomly arranged color set if there are four portions and beyond.
Wristbands with swirled colors emit a dreamy appeal. Swirling tends to be pricier than segmenting; nevertheless, it provides a more unique look.
Add an Image or Symbol
Letters are not the only ones that can be featured in the surfaces of wristbands. You can also add a logo, emblem, badge, symbol, clip art, and any other kind of image. Why not add a cartoon of yourself? The options are endless but be warned that the intricacy of the image you want to add might mean additional costs.
Feature a Message
Rubber bracelets can be made meaningful by featuring a message. Some manufacturers don’t charge per character so you can add a quote, question or any kind of message in your wristband without worries about additional costs. You may also treat a rubber bracelet as a memorabilia for an event by featuring the name of the event in the outer surface and the date in the inner surface.
A rubber bracelet can be a fashion statement but you can make it more interesting by wearing it to make a statement. Show your support to a cause by using the prescribed wristband.