Question: Silicone Bracelets (i.e., Livestrong, etc.)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by randomblink, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. randomblink
    randomblink New Member
    I try to stay on top of custom, print-on-demand options available on the web...
    Shapeways, LuLu, e-Patches, etc...

    But someone stumped me yesterday and I am hoping my extended, creative family called Shapways Community might have an answer.

    Someone I know wants to create a custom silicone bracelet design ( think the livestrong bracelets ) but rather than order and sell from his house, he wants to create the design, add a profit amount and send people the link.

    At first I thought that Shapeways would be perfect... I THOUGHT I had remembered a silicone bracelet looking development years ago, but now I can't find anything like it.

    Anyone got an idea? Either here at Shapeways or somewhere else?
  2. stonysmith
    stonysmith Well-Known Member Moderator
    Shapeways tested a flexible material, but it suffered from several issues:
    - thick walls
    - poor color adherance
    - colors would wear off
    - inconsistent print quality

    They offered to bring it back when the technology catches up.