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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

G-Band Wristbands

Wristbands.  Some of my earliest efforts in printing involved print on-demand color wristbands.

G-Band Color Wristband
G-Band Color-Print On-Demand Color

For example, here is a post on wristbands for events from September 2011.

And here is an event in October 2012 that I printed wristbands for the organizers.

Now we have a great print quality, lower priced wristband available to sell; our G-Band Color.


G-Band Color Wristband
G-Band Color Wristband

According to Jacki Block, Product Manager, Healthcare Consumables and Wristbands, “our new wristbands are not only less expensive, but offer many benefits that other bands don’t.  First, our G-Band color are chemical resistant; especially resistant to alcohols which are very prevalent in healthcare situations.


G-Band Color
G-Band Color

Second, our G-Band Color are one-size fits all.  Most other bands are sized to fit adults or children.  With one-size fits all, you can reduce the amount of inventory of wristbands at each print station, making printing much simpler.
 
Third, you can adjust the adhesive fitting and closing tags easily to make for a very comfortable fit.
 
Fourth, at 1.25” x 11”, the G-Band Color offers lots of “real estate” to print images, color codes, barcodes and variable data for the user of the wristband.
 
But most important, our G-Band color are less expensive; even less than traditional direct thermal bands.  In addition, we do offer volume discounts.”
 
In my research, I found Zebra wristbands from many different vendors; all were much more expensive.  For example, I found similar Zebra Z-Bands at CDW for $242.99 for 6 rolls of 200; or $0.20 each. Our G-Bands are much less expensive.

G-Band Color Eliminates Color Bands
G-Band Color Eliminates Color Bands

In addition to saving money, on-demand color printing enables health care facilities to reduce the number of bands per person.  Jacki says, “with the capabilities of on-demand color, a healthcare operation can set color codes for allergies, latex allergies, DNR, etc. to eliminate the number of bands placed on an individual patient.  These color codes not only save money, but improve the comfort of the patients.”


According to Jacki, “The G-Band identification wristband is designed for comfort and ease of use. The unique adhesive fitting and closure system makes it easy to fit the G- Band to any wrist size.”


G-Band Color Instructions
G-Band Color Instructions
STEP 1: Before applying to patient’s wrist, first remove the backing from the small fitting tab (1) on the back of the G-Band.
STEP 2: Place the G-Band around the wrist, with the fitting tab (1) at the bottom, facing towards you.
STEP 3: Bring the bottom of the G-Band up around the wrist, and affix the
fitting tab to the underside of the G-Band at a location where the G-Band fits correctly and
comfortably around the wrist.
STEP 4: Remove the backing from the larger closure tab (2) on the back of the G-Band. 
STEP 5: Affix the closure tab (2). For user comfort, make sure the closure tab is centered on the surface of the G-Band with no exposed adhesive on either side.   Press on the closure tab to assure positive adhesion.
 
After the closure tab has been affixed, do not attempt to re-open it.  The closure tab is equipped with tamper-evident slits that are designed to tear if the wristband or closure has been opened or tampered with.
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In addition to healthcare, wristbands can work as Visitor ID badges; with color codes for negative tests for Covid-19 for example.  Further, color codes can be printed on wristbands for every type of visitor and days for access.  Color is an easy variable data option to make it easy for anyone to check quickly and easily.

Other unique ways to use wristbands include plant wraps, shipping ID’s such as suitcases, cleaning schedules for healthcare devices, and Product ID’s (instead of labels).  Wristbands would work in any application that requires a non-tear wrap around an item or person.
 
To print wristbands, we recommend the C3500 printer.  We’ve sold thousands.  Purchase a C3500 printer here.

For improved print quality, consider the C6000A.  I found the print quality using the G-Bands from the C6000A to be outstanding.  Plus the price is right!


G-Band Direct Thermal Wristband
G-Band Direct Thermal Wristband


In addition to the G-Band Color, we also have comfortable and affordable Direct Thermal bands called G-Bands; with a 1” x 11” size.  In addition, we offer a second type of Direct Thermal band, the G-Band Ultra as well.  Jacki says, “The G-Band Ultra is made using 3 ply versus 2 ply on the G-Band. In addition, the Ultra band is made with tapered ends that help prevent hair and skin from sticking to the band.  We created the Ultra band in conjunction with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.”


G-Band Ultra Direct Thermal Band
G-Band Ultra Direct Thermal Band


Contact us if you want to save money on your DT wristband purchases.  We can help reduce your wristband costs significantly.
 
At Color Label Solutions, we’re all about print on-demand color.  Consider moving your wristband printing to color; saving you money and time as well as improving end user comfort.
 
Guy Mikel
855-962-7670

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