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Paper Wristbands For Events: The Benefits & Who Needs Them

One of the most important elements of any successful event is managing security effectively, and one of the best ways to do this is by issuing wristbands for attendees. Paper wristbands, also known as Tyvek wristbands, are a lightweight but secure solution for events ranging from large music concerts to corporate conferences and even weddings!

In this blog post, we’ll discuss all aspects related to paper wristbands, including how you, as an event organiser, could benefit from using them at your next event.

Read on to find out why paper wristbands should be your go-to choice!

What Are Paper Wristbands (Tyvek Wristbands)?

Paper wristbands or Tyvek wristbands​ are made from an extremely versatile, high-density polyethylene material which is used worldwide for many different applications.

The wristbands can be used at a variety of events, including music festivals, concerts, nightclubs, theme parks, and sporting events. They make it easy for you to control access to venues by preventing the transfer of tickets between people and providing an effective security solution for controlling admissions and gate entry.

The wristbands are also hard-wearing and tamperproof, making them ideal for event management. They’re an affordable yet secure option for anyone looking to enhance their ticketing system with a more advanced method of access control. They offer a simple, no-fuss way for your security team to easily identify those with paid tickets and varying levels of access whilst providing a low-cost way to reduce ticket fraud.

What Are the Benefits of Paper Wristbands?

Paper wristbands or Tyvek wristbands are super-versatile and offer a huge range of benefits for event organisers.

Durable & Water-resistant

First and foremost, they're designed to be tough – made from paper or Tyvek, these wristbands can last for one or two days at a time. Better yet, they’re also water-resistant, so if your guests are watching a music festival in the rain, your wristband won't fall to bits or be ruined by water.

Non-Stretchable & Tamperproof

Tyvek wristbands are made from a tough, non-stretchable material and have a tamperproof design, making them very difficult to remove. This means they’re perfect for verifying access and safeguarding VIP areas at all types of events.


These flexible wristbands can be custom-printed, allowing you to add logos, designs, or text to create unique wristbands for your event. They’re also available in a range of colours, so it’s easy to find exactly the right look for your occasion.

Easily Identifiable

The paper wristbands are designed to quickly and easily identify who has permission to be in certain areas or access certain services, making your event simpler and safer and allowing you to track your guests or flow of visitors more effectively. We often colour-match the wristbands with the event tickets we produce, making it easier for security staff to check guests at the door.


Another benefit is that they’re low-cost. Affordable for any budget, they provide a great way to manage event access without breaking the bank. This helps you make the most of your marketing budget and frees up funds for other essential items, such as tickets or event posters.


Last but not least, they’re hypoallergenic and extremely comfortable. Unlike plastic or metal alternatives, these bands are incredibly lightweight and easy to wear, which means your guests won't need to worry about uncomfortable materials digging into or irritating their skin all day.

Does My Event Need Paper Wristbands?

Whether you’re organising a one or two-day event or an ongoing series of events, paper or Tyvek wristbands are the perfect way to securely identify attendees quickly and easily. We work with clients from a wide variety of industries across the UK, including:

  • Boxing & MMA Events
  • Sporting Events
  • Nightclubs
  • Music Festivals
  • Concerts
  • Car Shows
  • County Shows
  • Theme Parks
  • Weddings

No matter what type of event you’re planning, paper wristbands are a low-cost, practical solution that will help minimise your security concerns and help your event go off hitch-free.

Printed Tyvek Wristbands UK

Our vibrantly coloured, printed Tyvek wristbands come in numerous colours and styles so they can be tailored to fit the look of your UK event perfectly and come with tamperproof closures ensuring each band remains secure. The wristbands are 25mm x 254mm with a printable area of 15mm x 150mm. We offer plain, unprinted wristbands or personalised paper wristbands with text, images, or logos that can be printed on top in black if required.

You can choose from a range of colours, including:

  • Blue
  • Bronze
  • Dark green
  • Gold
  • Neon orange
  • Neon pink
  • Neon yellow
  • Red
  • Silver

Our custom paper wristbands can be ordered directly on our website here.

For more information, call us on 01709 780008 or email us at


By Richard Warne

Richard has worked in the print industry for over 25 years