All types of wristbands have three parts. There is the band, which must go around any person’s wrist, and so needs to be so long; there is the closure, which must be easy to operate and yet prevent unauthorized transfer of the band; and there is the live imprint area, where the information and imagery the band is being used to convey is displayed.
Because the live imprint area must show all or most of its content across the back of an average person’s wrist, (and an identifiable majority of that content if the band is mis-oriented when presented for visual inspection), there is a practical limit to its size. Consider this area analogous to the “category” on a regular pass either a laminate or a sticky. It is going to be roughly four or five inches long by the width of the band. Say one by four-and-a-half.
OTTO produces three general types of bands, synthetic, Ruff ‘n’ Tuff (roughly equivalent to Tyvek), vinyl, and woven Festival bands. Each has its own product peculiarities that dictate the specific size of the imprint area.
- Ruff ‘n’ Tuff Bands
- Band size: 1" by 10"
- Imprint area: 5¾" by 7 ⁄ 8" (Full bleed of solid colors or striptints possible; please inquire.
- Vinyl Bands
- Band size: 1" by 9 3 ⁄ 8", plus closure tab.
- Imprint area: ½" by 3 7 ⁄ 8"; no bleed allowable.
- Festival (woven) Bands
- Band size: .6″ x 13.77″
- Imprint area: .6″ x 5.91"; tails 2.76"; full bleed permissible.