Face masks or covers are now a requirement when going outside. The CDC recommends that everyone should be wearing a face mask or cover when going outside, so you cannot even go into a store without wearing a face mask. With businesses opening up soon, we still need to protect ourselves from the spread of COVID. Wearing a face mask will help prevent the spread of infection and prevent you from contracting any airborne infectious germs.
It’s clear that the mask trend will be sticking around indefinitely, leading to a surge in demand. If you are planning to promote your brand with promotional products, face masks are what you demand for. It’s a great way to advertise your business with custom face masks or covers.
Face masks are a little different from face covers. Face masks include medical face masks and non-medical face masks. A medical face mask is usually used by healthcare workers to prevent large respiratory droplets and splashes from reaching the mouth and the nose of the wearer. Non-medical face masks include commercial masks, cloth face covers or self-made covers. They are not standardised and are not intended for use by healthcare professionals.
There are so many face masks or covers of every material, style and variety in stores and online. Choosing and wearing the right mask is very crucial in our times now. We’ve rounded up 5 different types of face masks and covers from NYFifth.com:
1. One Time Use Face Covers
This type of face covers are great for one-time use. They are usually made from cotton and have raw edges. The quality of one-time use face covers is not the best, and they can be flimsy. While they are inexpensive and can be screen printed on. These cheap custom face covers are great promotional products. We recommend 2 one-time use face covers:
Ultra-soft 100% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton fabric makes this Bella+Canvas SC323 comfortable and breathable. The innovated no-sew design means this mask is produced with zero human touch and serves as a barrier only. A one-size fits all design with two ear holes to accommodate diverse face shapes and sizes, and contoured design to cover the wearer’s nose and mouth. It’s sold in quantities of 120. These cloth face masks are intended to be disposable.
Super soft 100% ringspun cotton fabric makes this Delta DELTAFC2 Single Use Non-Medical Face Cover comfy to wear and easy to breathe through. A one size fits most design with two 2-inch earhole slots on each side to accommodate diverse face shapes and sizes. This cloth face mask is recommended for daily use, and you can wear 2 face covers at a time for extra protection. It’s sold in poly-bagged packs of 24 face covers.
2. Pleated Face Masks
Pleats are commonly used to allow the wearer to expand the mask such that it covers the area from the nose to the chin. Some pleated face masks have small filter pockets, and you can add extra layers of fabric for extra protect. This type of face mask is usually washable, reusable, and durable. Here are two of our best pleated face masks:
The Tultex FM19 is made from 100% 30/1 American cotton fabric for softness and comfort. It has 2-Ply Cotton construction with top and bottom binding, cover stitch closure and 3 pleat expansion. A one-size-fits-all design with either tie behind the head makes the mask versatile for all different ages and face structures. This pleated cotton face mask is washable and reusable. It’s sold in quantities of 10.
The unisex Pleated Eco Mask is a high-quality and eco-friendly face covering to keep employees, your customers and yourself safe when in public. Made from sustainable recycled polyester keeping you dyr and comfortable in warmer weather. Washable and reusable, this mask is intended for long-term use. It’s lightweight and breathable for extra comfort, plus it has two-layer construction and an add-in filter pocket (filter not included). Its full knit fabrication and elastic ear loops create a versatile fit on your face. UPF 40+ for sun safety. It’s sold in quantities of 50.
3. 2- and 3-Ply Face Masks
The 2-ply face mask is a light, breathable face mask that is cheap and made from the same material fabric, polypropylene or another non-woven kind of material. It doesn’t have a filter layer thus it’s useless against germs, haze, and bacteria.
The 3-ply face mask is surgical or medical mask that is composed of 3 different layers with each layer has very specific functions. The 3 ply material is made up of a melt-blown material placed between the non-woven. They are made from fabric or polypropylene and should have a minimum of 95 percent bacteria filtration efficiency. It also helps to reduce the spread of viruses, germs, and bacteria.
Therefore, the difference between a 2-ply and 3-ply face mask lies in their function and level of protection.
Ultra-soft 100% 30/1 Cotton fabric makes this Sportsman MAV20 2-Ply Face Mask comfortable and breathable. Pleated design provides comfortable fit. It’s latex free, washable and reusable. These USA made cotton face masks are non-medical grade. Comes in 19 colors, these stylish face masks are great for adding your design.
The Badger 1930 Mask is made from 3-ply 100% B-Core moisture management polyester that is the best fabric for face masks, and it wicks sweat keeping you dry while sporting. It contains anti-microbial agent to control odor-causing bacteria and does not claim to provide any antiviral or infection prevention or make any filtration claims. Comfort anti-chafe ear loops stretch 100% and hold their shape, while being soft on the ears for all-day wear. Middle seam contours and conforms to the face. Extends up the nose for maximum coverage. Durable lab-tested fabrics hold shape and fit after wash. Writable interior name bar for identification. This washable and reusable mask comes in youth and adult sizes to provide a snug, comfortable fit for ages four and up. Available in 12 colors, these custom face masks are perfect promotional products.
Banadas are also great to cover your face while out in public. Many people also use the banadas to create DIY face masks. In our previous Face Mask DIY blog, we shared making face masks with banadas. Here are two NEW bandanas for sale:
Badger 1919 Face Guard is made from 100% Polyester moisture management fabric that wicks moisture making you dry in hot weather. Custom cut-and-sewn design ensures maximum coverage of the nose and mouth and to serve as a barrier with exterior environment. Performance stretch material provides maximum comfort. Simple to use bandana style tie feature that fits all sizes. Non-medical grade – does not replace N95 mask. There are more than 25 colors to choose from.
The Port Authority C960 Cotton Bandana serves as a multifunctional, versatile face covering as well as a headband and neckerchief. Fold bandana diagonally and tie around head to cover face as desired. It’s made from 100% cotton for softness and breathability. The finished seams prevent fraying.
5. Neck Gaiters
Neck gaiters are multifuctional. A neck gaiter not only keeps the neck warm, but can be pulled up over the mouth to keep out wind and sand. Many neck gaiter masks are designed with moisture-wicking technology, which are excellent for sporting, running, hiking, climbing, and many other uses. Below are two of our best performance neck gaiters:
The Badger 1900 Performance Activity Mask serves as an additional barrier to the outside environment for essential outings. Made of 83% Polyester and 17% spandex moisture management fabric, this performance gaiter wicks moisture making you dry and comfortable in warmer weather. Comes in solid colors, digital colors, tie-dye colors and camo colors in S/M and L/XL sizes.
The Port Authority G100 serves as a multifunctional, versatile face covering as well as a headband, neckerchief, hood and sun guard. Pull over head, arrange at neck and pull up to cover head and face as desired. This performance gaiter is made from 95/5 poly/spandex that wicks moisture keeping you dry. It is machine washable.
At NYFifth, we’re constantly adding new face masks and face covers to help our customers find the perfect fit for their needs. Below are some new face masks or covers we’ve recently added:
- Gildan GEMASK – Everyday Mask 24/PACK
- Sportsman EXP20 – Explorer Full Coverage Face Mask
- Valucap VC19 – ValuMask
- Colortone T9122 – Tie Dye Ear Loop Mask 12/Pack
- Delta DLAFMP5 – Washable 3-Ply Mask with Anti-Microbial Finish 5/PACK
Please note: These masks are not medical grade. They are not suitable for use in a surgical setting or where there would be significant exposure to liquid, bodily or other hazardous fluids, use in a clinical setting, or use in the presence of a high-intensity heat source or flammable gas.
Add your brand or logo to these face masks and covers with our imprinting services at NYFifth! We strive for customer satisfaction, as well as offer bulk discounts and fast turn around. For a free price proposal and mock-up, talk to a friendly customer representative today at (877) 695-9722 or email us your inquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org.