Custom Wristband Design: Illustrator vs Photoshop

You fancy yourself quite the designer and you've decided to make your very own wristband. Great! Now that your mind is made up, you've got two options: use our high tech, state-of-the-art custom designer (found here: ) or create a design from scratch using Adobe Illustrator.

Why Illustrator, you ask, instead of something like Photoshop? The answer to that is simple: in order for the wristbands to be produced correctly and in full, crisp detail, the design must be made as a scaleable vector file. Without getting too technical, this means the design can be made larger or smaller without losing pixel quality along the way. It also means your artwork will contain all-important outlines which our wristband machines then read to create the final product. 

If you already have a logo or artwork that someone else made for you and you're wondering if it's a printable vector, here's a quick tip on how to tell: simply view the file extension. If it ends in .ai, .eps, .ps or .svg it is a vector formatted file and likely perfect for production.

I know we've just barely touched upon the tip of the iceberg, but don't you worry. We'll be back soon to offer more tips and advice regarding proper wristband design. Before too long you'll be creating silicone masterpieces in minutes.
co-founded Wristband Bros . He has worked with many charities & small businesses to help them make custom wristbands and more for special events. Wristband Bros is a division Merchbro and based in New York, NY.