Frequently Asked Questions
What is Tyvek?
Often confused as ‘paper’ wristbands, Tyvek’s performance is anything but paper-like! It is a material made from high-density spun bound polyethylene fibres, resulting in a product that is lightweight, durable and breathable for the User.
Other applications for Tyvek include wrapping houses during construction, PPE, sterile packaging, cargo covers and envelopes just to name a few. It is easy to see why it is known as “a material without limits”!
Pronounced “tie-vek”, a Tyvek Wristband manufactured by AAC is tamper-evident, tear proof and waterproof. In addition, they cannot be transferred from one person to another without being visibly damaged, making them an effective solution for identification and access control at any single-day event.
Where do your wristbands come from?
We are proud to manufacture all of our Tyvek wristbands from high-quality raw materials right here in our state-of-the-art Print Lab located on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. We use a higher grade Tyvek and apply stronger adhesives as well as strict quality control processes when manufacturing over 25million wristbands annually. Check out our Print Lab in action here.
What can I use Tyvek wristbands for?
Perfect for access control, identification and security, Tyvek Wristbands are great for:
- Amusement and Theme parks
- Arts and Music Festivals
- Bars, Clubs and Pubs
- Carnivals, Circuses and Fetes
- Conferences and Exhibitions,
- Cruises and Boat Tours
- Fitness and Leisure Centres
- Racing and Turf Clubs
- Tourist Attractions… just to name a few!
How are Tyvek wristbands secure?
There are a few elements that make up the premium security of AAC’s Tyvek wristbands:
- We use thicker Tyvek material (68gsm) enhancing the tear-proof of the band
- We pair a stronger adhesive with a better tamper evident delaminating die cut, meaning the band will ‘shred’ should the wearer try to remove it
- Custom digital printing effectively limits the ability for people to counterfeit the wristband
- The wristbands are sequentially numbered adding an extra safeguard, along with other variable data options available.
What size do the wristbands come in?
AAC’s Tyvek wristbands are available in 19mm (3/4 inch) and 25mm (1 inch) wide. The standard length of both wristbands is 254mm long, making them long enough to wear around any size wrist – including children.
What is the difference between 19mm and 25mm size?
Both size wristbands serve the same great security and identification purposes. A 25mm allows for more wristband ‘real estate’ meaning they are perfect for increasing branding and message recall – more bang for your marketing buck!
So how do you customise the wristbands?
Custom printing is our speciality. We use innovative print technology backed with master craftsmanship to bring your design and branding to life. We believe a custom printed wristband is the most intimate form of advertising. Available to choose any base PMS colour, we use premium full colour digital printing, meaning the options are endless for what we can print onto your wristbands.
I have a design in mind and have my logo, will you help me to create the artwork?
Yes! We have two options for creating your custom wristbands.
Check out our Product Design Tool on our website where you can self-create endless designs using any PMS base colour, uploaded images, clip arts, and fonts allowing you to apply some fancy graphics skills! We also have an in-house Graphics team that will proof your artwork before going into production.
Prefer to leave it to an expert? Our in-house Graphics team are also available to prepare artwork based on your design brief and logo. They will work with you to create a design and work on any changes that are requested. Don’t worry though – you will approve your artwork in writing before we go into production of your wristbands.
How much of my artwork is visible when the wristbands are being worn?
The wristbands have what we call a ‘hot spot’, which is the high exposure area of the band. See our Artwork Guidelines page for further information on printable areas.
What variable data can be included on the wristbands?
You would be surprised at just how much variable data we can print on a wristband!
As standard, all wristbands come sequentially numbered, however we also have the capability of printing the following:
- Variable QR Code
- Variable Barcodes
- Variable Text
- Biometric Data (do you want to print the face of every attendee at your event onto their own wristband? You can!)
- Variable text colour
- Variable base colour
- Variable Images
How quickly do you print custom wristbands?
We produce your wristbands from scratch in 5 business days from artwork approval and payment. If you need your custom Tyvek wristbands quicker than 5 business days, call us on 1300 797 478 and ask about our priority service option.
What if I don’t need anything printed on my wristbands? Can I buy them plain?
Yes! Our Classic range of Tyvek wristbands are available in 18 house colours, ready for immediate dispatch from the Gold Coast.
How long do Tyvek wristbands last?
What is the minimum order quantity?
For both our classic and custom printed range, the minimum order quantity is 100 wristbands.
How are the Tyvek wristbands packaged?
For quantities of 1,000 wristbands, they are packed in sheets of 10 in a pizza-style box.
Our classic wristbands are also sold in lots of 100 or 250 and are packaged in a plastic sleeve.