Event RFID Wristband Guide

Event RFID Wristband Guide

RFID Event Wristbands 


Enterprise RFID Event Wristbands Sourcing Guide

1. Event wristbands case experience

With the increased frequency of festival events, the prevention of counterfeit tickets and ticket dumping, quick ticketing access have become an urgent issue. For ticket verification, large event organizers look to RFID technology event management solutions. They are more secure and dependable than the QR code tickets used in smaller venues.


Ultra Music Festival RFID Wristbands

Using advanced RFID technology provides organizers with a real-time data collection-based information system. It enables ticketing, verification, management, collection and settlement, aggregation and statistics, and information analysis. Payment function can also be added to the bands making it more useful to the consumer. Companies specialize in this part of the RFID functionality.

How do I choose an event wristband

2. How do I choose an event wristband?

Because most festival events are short-term projects with a distinct temporary character. Most event organizers only require inexpensive and efficient disposable RFID wristbands. When selecting an RFID wristband, the first thing to consider is the product’s material. The material determines the cost and effectiveness of use. Disposable RFID wristbands are available in various materials, including RFID cloth wristbands, RFID elastic wristbands, PVC plastic wristbands, Tyvek wristbands, and others. They each have benefits and drawbacks.

The benefits of Fabric RFID wristbands

Waterproof, rugged, not easily torn, lightweight, and comfortable are all benefits of fabric woven RFID event wristbands.

The benefits and drawbacks of RFID Elastic wristbands

RFID Elastic Wristbands are reusable RFID bracelets made of elastic fabric that is easy to put on and take off. If the adjustable RFID wristband is used as the event wristband, in that case, the user can keep the wristband for an extended time. The physical carrier can also help to keep the brand imprint on the wristband for a long time. Even so, the cost of RFID wristbands for events is higher. We recommend Elastic wristbands for the hotel industry and they are our number one staff product seller at Hotel & Resort Key Cards. 

How do I choose an event wristband

Disposable PVC wristbands have both advantages and disadvantages

Disposable PVC wristbands are waterproof and tear-resistant. They have a simple and generous appearance, are lightweight, and are suitable for wearing. However, there is not enough environmental protection. The material is soft but has a certain degree of hardness, and it is long-lasting and easily scratched.

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Tyvek wristbands

Tyvek Wristbands are paper RFID wristbands with an oil film treatment on the paper’s surface. It is waterproof, environmentally friendly, and low cost but easily ripped. So the Tyvek Wristband is only suitable for static activity events, such as indoor talks, meetings, interviews, etc.

3. How to maximize brand marketing with RFID festival wristbands

The RFID bracelets for events can be decorated with pictures, logos, or slogans. How to do brand marketing on the festival RFID wristband is essentially the process technology of the product. The wristbands of different materials can only use a specific process. The marketing effect achieved by other techniques will be different.

  • fabric knitting and Thermal Transfer Technology

These two processes are suitable for RFID woven wristbands and elastic wristbands. The fabric knitting Technology can not make different patterns on both sides of the wristband. Nonetheless, the knitting process has a more textured design, high cost, and a long production cycle. The Thermal Transfer Technology processing is the pattern embossed on both sides of the wristband; both sides can be embossed with different pictures, lower cost, economical and colorful patterns.

  • Processes for disposable PVC plastic wristbands.

Screen printing is more supplied on wristbands. It can also be color printing, two-dimensional printing code, bar code, or laser code.

  • Process for Tyvek paper wristbands.

On the Tyvek wristbands, you only can choose the color number on the color card, which range of color is less than the Pantone colors. So Your logo’s display effect may be limited. It also supports printing it by paint technology.

Small summary

  1. If the event organizer plans to hold outdoor activities, from the combination of RFID wristband cost and marketing effect to consider. The best choice is to use the RFID fabric material, which combines the thermal transfer process to print the logo or text to make the RFID event wristbands. It is the most affordable and efficient ideal product.
  2. If the event organizers plan to hold indoor and static activities, like indoor meetings and indoor interviews. It is advised to use a Tyvek paper wristband.

4. Do the RFID event wristbands have requirements for the choice of chips?

Most RFID event wristbands use high-frequency chips, but low-frequency and ultra-high frequency chips are not used. CardCube supports mainstream chips used in RFID products, such as

  1. Low frequency (125KHz): TK4100 ,EM4200 ,EM4305 ,T5577 ,Hitag 1 ,Hitag S2048;
  2. High frequency (13.56MHz): Mifare Classic S50 1k ,Mifare Classic S70 4k ,FM 11RF08 ,Ultralight EV1 ,Ultralight-C ,NTAG213 ,NTAG215 ,NTAG216 ,I Code SLIX ,Ti2048 , DesFire 2K/4K/8K;
  3. UHF (860MHz-960MHz): Monza 4QT


If you have an event coming up and need RFID wristbands please visit our customs page and contact us today.

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