How are silicone bracelets made?

Today, silicone bracelets have become one of the best advertisement strategies out there for charity organizations, church groups, and even political parties. Many are now considering purchasing silicone bracelets to help foundations or other organizations have more popularity and in order for them to make extra income to support their causes.

Part of the reason why silicone bracelets are so popular is because they are extremely versatile. The production of these bracelets consists of a thoroughly efficient yet simple process of molding in order to produce large numbers of silicone bracelets. These bracelets can also come in different colors, they can have different logos and designs etched on them, and they can come in many different sizes, all the more making them more appealing to any person at any age whatsoever.

These bracelets are used to bring awareness to charities and to represent campaigns which aim to fight certain health and societal evils such as terminal diseases and corruption.

These wristbands are entirely made of silicone. There are bracelets which are made of other materials such as rubber, but silicone has been considered as the best material to use thanks to its versatility and inexpensiveness. Silicone is a very flexible element, and it also does not absorb water. It was originally used as a material for insulation since it has heat resisting properties, but it can experience some sort of deterioration when it is exposed to too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Custom Rubber BraceletsThe manufacturing process involved in making silicone bracelets begins with the silicone rubber stock being formed into strips which vary in size. These strips are compress molded into the shape that we are used to seeing them in. Since these silicone bands offer much more elasticity than regular rubber bands, they are stretched until they are about seven to eight inches in circumference. As regards to the color, these are usually put on the bands before they are molded. There is a large variety of colors to choose from, and these are determined by the client before the process of making the bracelets begin.

The messages that appear on the wrist bands can greatly vary depending on the organization who orders them, as well as on the causes that they are trying to push to the awareness of the public. However, there are four basic methods used by manufacturers when they are putting images or letters in the wristbands. These include the following:

•Debossing.

This process is the most commonly used type of wristband lettering. Debossing is the process of etching words or symbols into the wristband by sinking them into the silicone through the use of an imprint mold.

•Color debossing.

This is simply the process of debossing with the use of colors. The debossed letters can have colored recessions which give more visibility to the lettering.

•Embossing is the opposite of the process of debossing.

If debossing involves engraving the letters into the wristband, embossing requires the letters to be raised from the surface of the rubber. The process required to perform this is the same as in debossing.

•Screen printing.

This does not involve pressing mold onto the wristband. This process is the same as with T-shirt printing. A silk screen is put against the surface of the wristband, and a pattern is painted using the screen onto the surface of the bracelet. The text’s color is usually not the same as with the color of the band, and the printing can be done on both sides.

Other methods of customizing bands include personal selection of colors and incorporating patterns. The design can vary depending on the purpose that the wristband will serve once it is produced, or on the targeted audience.

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