Slap bands, slap wristbands or snap bands as they are sometimes called have actually been around since the mid 1980's but have recently made a revival in the past few years. Currently they are being manufactured with materials such as PVC, reflective PVC and silicone. Slap bands were invented by a Wisconsin teacher Stuart Anders and sold under the name "Slap Wrap". These days with the use of PVC and silicone, slap wristbands have become an affordable and effective branded promotional item. With realistic production times and the options of 1 - 3 colour pad printing or full colour, full coverage sub-lime thermal printing, snap bands have once again become a hot promotional item for trade shows, nightclubs, dance parties, raves or any other type of indoor or outdoor promotional event.