Wristband printers were specifically designed to meet the needs of healthcare providers. Wristband printers create secure, long-lasting patient identification that won't fall off, fade, or smudge even after repeated washings. Text, graphics, and barcodes are produced directly on the wristband in a single pass. There is no need for handwritten or typed inserts, or stick-on labels, which saves time and eliminates a potential point of failure. Wristband printers can be used to meet the identification requirements laid out by the JCAHO National Patient Safety Goal and comply with HIPAA privacy requirements.