Go back to when you were a kid. Didn’t you love wearing cartoon bandages on your boo-boos? Now as adults, let’s face it, our wound care is kind of boring! Brands like Welly are trying to make bandages fun again, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could order custom bandages with your own unique design?

Good news! It’s very easy to buy printed bandages in bulk. You just need the right tips for the job. Check out this buying guide to get started!

Why Do You Need Custom Bandages?

They might not be as cool as t-shirts or bags, but custom adhesive bandages are a little way to brighten someone’s day. Stock them in your first aid kit if you’re part of any of the following:

Doctor’s Offices & Hospitals

Doctor’s Offices & Hospitals

Kids hate getting shots, but you can make the process more cheerful with cute bandages. Print them with fun images like rainbows, sunshine, unicorns, or kitties in space. You’re sure to bring a smile to your young patients’ faces!

Blood Drives

Blood Drives

According to the Red Cross, 6.8 million people donate blood every year in the United States. All of these generous folks will appreciate custom bandages after their donation. A cool print brings personality to the experience and makes it seem a little less scary for newbies.

Daycares & Schools

Daycares & Schools

Whether it’s rock climbing in gym class or an intense game of tag during recess, kids get minor injuries all the time. Your school nurse should have logo bandages to deal with all those cuts and scratches. Buy bandages in your school colors for an extra spirit boost!

Restaurants

Restaurants

The #1 rule of food safety is to cover open wounds. Keep your serving staff and chefs are up to code with custom bandages in your kitchen. You’ll want to restock the bandages every year, so you never run out during the lunch rush!

Sports Leagues

Sports Leagues

Injuries happen all the time in competitive sports. Baseball players get scraped sliding into home, basketball players take elbows to the face, and even golfers get cuts from time to time. Athletes will be covered if you have bulk bandages for the entire season.

Gyms & Personal Trainers

Gyms & Personal Trainers

While there are a ton of great promotional items for gyms and personal trainers, you shouldn’t forget about bandages. They’re especially great to have on hand for intense regimens like weight lifting, CrossFit, or bootcamps.

Pools & Water Parks

Pools & Water Parks

Have you ever scraped your foot on the bottom of a pool? Ouch! Keep the water nice and clean by offering large bandages to your visitors. The stickier the adhesive, the better.

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

If you offer kayaking, zip lining, or an epic obstacle course, it’s important to be ready for injuries. Fill your first aid kit with custom bandages. Show off your sense of humor by printing a quippy message on each bandage like “Ouch!” or “Epic Wipe Out!”

Hotels & Resorts

Hotels & Resorts

When packing for a vacation, not very many people think to bring a first aid kit. Keep one behind the counter at your hotel for your guests to use in an emergency. You can stock it full of waterproof bandages that won’t come off in the pool.

It’s always a good idea to be prepared for emergencies, no matter who you are or what products or services you offer. Stores can use custom bandages for their employees, restaurants for their waitstaff, schools for the kids…the list goes on and on!

Tips for Customizing Bandages

You’re not drawing a picture or painting a wine glass. Decorating bandages is something you may be doing for the first time, so you probably have no clue where to start. Fear not – here are some helpful tips!

  1. Decide between dispensers or individual bandages.
  2. Be creative with your design.
  3. Order the bandages in bulk.
  4. Pair the bandages with other medical supplies.

Tip 1. Decide Between Dispensers or Individual Bandages

What is a Bandage Dispenser?

Dispensers are portable plastic cases full of adhesive bandages. They keep your bandages in one place, so you don’t have to worry about them scattering all over the bottom of a bag or first aid kit.

Printed bandages, on the other hand, are sold individually in a wholesale order. You would have to find someplace to store them.


Features of Custom Bandage Dispensers:

  • Design printed on the front of the case
  • 150 to 1,000 minimum per order
  • Bandages may be plain, colorful, or printed
  • 4 to 5 bandages included inside of dispenser
  • Full color or screen printed options available

Features of Custom Printed Bandages:

  • Design printed on each wrapper
  • 250 to 5,000+ minimum per order
  • Bandages are white or tan
  • Full color or screen printed options available

Dispensers are the better choice if you plan on giving away the bandages as gifts to clients or patients. Bulk bandages, on the other hand, are best if you’re keeping them in a first aid kit or supply closet.

Tip 2. Be Creative With Your Design

How Do I Make My Custom Bandages Look Good?

You don’t have to go with the usual flesh-colored bandages that you see everywhere. Think outside of the box and order custom bandages in a bright color or unique shape.

Do you want cute bandages that you can use to treat injuries? Try any of these custom options!

Crayon Bandages

Crayon Bandages

Cartoon Bandages

Cartoon Bandages

Full Color Bandages

Full Color Bandages

Novelty Bandages

Novelty Bandages

Neon Bandages

Neon Bandages

Pill Box & Bandage Dispensers

Pill Box & Bandage Dispensers

Usually, you’ll get only 1 ink color included for free with the decoration unless you order dye sublimated bandages. To stay on budget, plan on printing your design in one color that pairs well with the dispenser or pops against the wrapper.

Tip 3. Order the Bandages in Bulk

How Many Bandages Come in a Bulk Order?

How Many Bandages Come in a Bulk Order?

A bulk order will include anywhere from 150 to 5,000 bandages. These promotional items are relatively cheap, so don’t be shy about ordering a large quantity. Emergencies happen all the time, which means they’re not going to go to waste!

Tip 4. Pair the Bandages With Other Medical Supplies

What Custom Medical Supplies Can I Order?

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the time has never been better to be prepared for emergencies. Your first aid kit isn’t complete without the following medical supplies and safety items:

Hand Sanitizer
Face Masks
Nitrile Gloves
Thermometers
Hot Cold Packs
Antibacterial Wipes
Safety Goggles
Pill Boxes
Medical Stress Balls

Other Considerations When Buying Custom Bandages

You’re almost ready to place your order for custom adhesive bandages in bulk. Before you get going, here are a few other things to keep in mind!

Bandage Size

Bandage Size

Personalized bandages are small and will fit around the finger or stick to the arm or leg. They’re great for minor cuts or scrapes, but you should also buy other types of bandages separately for larger wounds.

Dispenser Color

Dispenser Color

If you’re ordering bandage dispensers, choose a color that fits your logo or brand colors. For instance, McDonald’s should use red dispensers printed with yellow ink. You want your color scheme to be somewhere in the final product.

Storage

Storage

Custom adhesive bandages come in paper wrappers, which means they can get crumpled up if you’re not careful. Store them neatly in a drawer, cabinet, closet, or first aid kit.

Waterproof

Waterproof

If possible, you should look for waterproof bandages. The adhesive won’t come off as easily when you’re in the shower or going for a swim.

Minimum

Minimum

Pretend like you’re in a doctor’s office and order enough custom bandages to last you for a year. If you want just a few as giveaways, you can also look into small quantity options.

Price

Price

You’ll be happy to know that a majority of custom printed bandages start at under $1 each. This makes them cheap promotional products for you to buy for your business or event.

Why Should You Customize Bandages?

Why Should You Customize Bandages?

Why Should You Customize Bandages?

You can always buy Band-Aids at the store, but why waste a valuable branding opportunity? Customizing bandages with an eye-catching design or funny message is a little thing you can do to bring big personality to your company.

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The Bottom Line

Bandages may not be the best promotional items in the world, but they can still look awesome if you’re creative. Follow these tips, and you’ll have something that will stick with (and on) your clients or visitors for years to come!

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