Professional Artistic Designs
All of my MagicBand decals are designed from scratch by me, Erin, a professionally trained graphic artist, using only the finest design software; Adobe Creative Suite. Several hours of thought and effort go into every design, using vibrant colors and bold graphic shapes to make these designs really stand out on your theme park wrist bands. I pay close attention to the fine details that give my designs dimension and life.
I am continually growing as an artist, and looking for ways to improve my art. Below is an example of the evolution if one of my most popular designs.
I know from personal experience that durability is really important when you’re on vacation, whether you‘re a kid or an adult! You’re going to spend countless hours outside in the sun, the rain, in the pool, on water rides … you’re constantly on the move, and your wrist band will take a beating.
My illustrated MagicBand decals are digitally printed in vivid full color on outdoor-grade vinyl material and protected from the elements with an abrasive-resistant, UV-blocking over laminate. That means they wont come off when they get wet, and the design wont fade or scratch. MFB decals are durable, waterproof, and have an outdoor-use life of 3 to 5 years. The fine matte luster finish I chose for my decals compliments the material that your theme park wrist bands are made of, and wont cause a glare in the sunlight or when using flash photography.
My glitter vinyl decals are produced using the best outdoor-grade adhesive vinyl you can find. They are thin and flexible, but durable and waterproof.
The MagicBand 2.0
I worked on a lot of prototype shapes for these new decals; some that covered just the band and didn’t wrap around the center oval, some that covered the entire band, some cut in a single continuous piece, some cut in 2 pieces. My final design is a 2-piece decal that wraps around the center Icon disc to give the illusion of a one-piece decal, is the same size and shape on both sides, and allows some of the MagicBand color to show around the edges, similar to my original MagicBand decals.
Why not an all-over skin for the MagicBand 2.0?
Over the past few years, a lot of competition has popped up in the MagicBand decorating industry. That’s fantastic! In the beginning it was myself and one other shop, and they eventually dropped out of the game. I’m grateful for the other shops that have opened since then. Each new shop has brought their own creative ideas to the market. Consumers love to have options, myself included, and competing shops give me motivation to be better at what I do.
With competition comes questions from my customers, such as “Why aren’t you making your decals like THIS shop over here?” With the introduction of the MagicBand 2.0, there are some other decal companies selling an all-over decal. I am not, and I wanted to explain why:
This option wasn’t working with my decals due to extra layer of laminate that my vinyl has. My illustrated decals are printed on a waterproof outdoor-grade adhesive vinyl with an over-laminate that protects the printed design from fading and scratching, and adds a lot of extra durability and longevity to my decals. My thicker vinyl wasn’t laying well as an all-over decal. I also was finding that an all-over-decal meant that the 2 sides of my decals would need to be different sizes, and would need to have holes cut out of the decal for the band to close. This also meant that my customers would no longer be able to mix-and-match two different designs, but instead would have a single design across both sides of the MagicBand.
I communicated with my followers on Instagram through the entire process, asking them for their thoughts on size, shape. I presented the possibility of skipping the lamination step of production so the vinyl would apply wall as an all-over decal. I also asked my customers if they wanted an all-over decal in lieu of a decal in 2 halves that could allow mixing-and-matching.
The overwhelming majority opinion was to NOT sacrifice quality to make a decal that covers the entire band. Fans also DID NOT want me to stop offering the mix-and-match option, which is why my decals are the same size and shape on each side. There is no guesswork on which side your decals should be applied to, since you can apply them to either side. This leaves an uncovered end of the MagicBand where the mouse-shaped icon is, which falls on the underside of the wrist.
The center Icon cover decal is optional. Some guests like it, some guests prefer the Mickey Icon disc to be bare. If you like the covers, they are just $0.50 and must be added to your shopping cart separately. If you’d like a mouse-shaped decal for your band, leave a note during checkout and I’m happy to include one with your order as a free gift.
Custom Care and Loyalty
I frequently receive emails from guests who have tried decals from other companies, and have come back to mine for quality, durability, and stellar customer service. I have been in the MagicBand decal business longer than any other shop. My success is contributed to the continued enthusiastic support of my loyal “Fantasy Fans” and my steadfast dedication to my craft. I also love to connect with my customers and my relationship with them is very important to me. My patrons are not just customers, they are a my friends and a part of my Disney family.
Integrity and Ethics
I decided from the start that I would operate my business with integrity and morality. Many businesses don’t like competition. I embrace and welcome competition. Competition challenges me to work harder and become better at what I do. I have met and become good friends with others who have a business selling similar products. We are learning from each other, encouraging each other, and supporting each others’ efforts. You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. Don’t want to scratch my back? That’s okay, I’ll probably still try to scratch yours!
Rest assured that I will always try to give my very best effort in everything I do. I’m human and sometimes I fall short. However, if I make a mistake, I do everything I can to fix it! If you have any questions, please drop me an email.