Customized rubber bracelets have come a long way since they were first used for raising awareness for cancer and supporting related research. Because it proved effective, other charitable groups and organizations have followed suit and now produce special bracelets with different colors and messages. Today, the bracelet has become synonymous with supporting a cause.
Why Bracelets are so Effective
Silicone rubber bracelets have become very popular because research has shown it is capable of increasing public awareness and raising funds for an organization or cause. For this reason, it’s no longer unusual to see bracelets used for anti-bullying campaigns, raising awareness for AIDS, diabetes or other diseases. Unlike other methods, bracelets are universal in nature, breaking the boundaries of age, gender, race, language and country. By wearing those silicone rubber bracelets you signify your support for the cause wherever you are. Compared to carrying placards or banners, you can wear a bracelet all day and pretty much anywhere. They’re unobtrusive and yet can still catch the attention of people and show that you fully support this particular cause.
These bracelets and bands have evolved in appearance and style. While the debossed yellow bands are still well known, other styles have emerged. The debossed style, with the letters pressed into the band surface, is widely used but so are embossed bracelets, where the lettering is raised over the band’s surface.
These days, embossed customized rubber bracelets have become a hit with fundraising organizations because it’s more eye catching. If you want those bracelets to stand out even more, you can add colored ink to your band so the message becomes even more vivid. This isn’t just for style points, but it serves to highlight the message you are conveying. In addition, some fundraising groups use multi-colored wristbands so they stand out even more.
Which Style is Best Suited for Fundraising?
No single style can be considered as the best, as it will all depend on what type of bracelet you want to produce and the message you want to express. But if your company is the one who’s going to supply these wristbands you need to understand how they are produced so you’ll know how long it will take to produce. Debossed bracelets for example, require a custom mold to produce the desired effect. Embossed bracelets also use a special mold although their appearance is of course distinct from the debossed one.
However, your choices when it comes to customized bracelets are not limited to embossing or debossing, because printed silicone bands are also available. Made from a custom template, it is then placed on the bracelet and, using a special dye, prints the message. Whichever method you choose, make sure that your customized rubber bracelets are well made so it doesn’t chip or flake. Compared to an embossed or debossed bracelet, printed bracelets are cheaper to produce. However, the choice is really up to you, and it all depends on the type of fund raiser you want to do.