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How to Remove Letters From a Printable Silicon Wristband

Updated February 21, 2017

Silicon wristbands are inexpensive and easy to find, making them popular as promotional products at events, fundraisers, sports events and nearly anything else you can think of. Many people like to wear the wristbands simply as a fashion accessory and want to remove the printed lettering to have a plain wristband with no logo or writing. To remove the writing, use something that dissolves the ink without damaging the silicon.

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  1. Saturate a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol, either dipping the cotton swab into the bottle of alcohol or filling the cap of the bottle with alcohol and then dipping the cotton swab into the lid.

  2. Rub the wet cotton swab over the printed lettering, rubbing in small circles. Continue until you remove all the letters.

  3. Rub over the band one more time with a clean cotton swab dipped in the alcohol to remove any leftover ink residue.

  4. Rinse the wristband under tap water to wash off any excess alcohol and allow the wristband to air dry.

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Things You'll Need

  • Cotton swabs
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Water

About the Author

Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.

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