Supply of balloons customised with your supplied logo and a message added to the balloon. We tranform the logo into a single colour design and add the text around the logo. This gets printed onto standard sized party balloons (classed as a 12" balloon).
Supply of balloons customised with your supplied logo and a message added to the...
Supply of balloons customised with your supplied logo and a message added to the balloon. We tranform the logo into a single colour design and add the text around the logo. This...
Get balloons with your custom printed logos, messages or designs
Printing messages, designs and logos to create your custom balloons. Great for named celebration and product marketing. For logos select the logo on balloon option. Attaching an electronic file copy to the order enables our artwork team to enhance the design for printing in one colour ink onto a balloon. For printed words choose our message on a balloon option. This option allows text to be typed with the online order. The type of font to print can also be chosen. Our third custom balloon option is a mix of the two combinations, where text and message on a balloon from a supplied logo and message is printed. If you have your own design for a wedding or celebration, then use the logo on balloon option. The minimum order for custom balloons is 25 units.
The more units ordered, the cost per balloon decreases. Custom balloon printing uses a special elastic ink onto the latex balloon. This causes the ink to stretch when the balloon is inflated. The latex balloons used are made by qualatex. Qualatex are industry known for being a higher quality balloon than those that can be purchased cheaply for parties. They are designed for weddings and product promotions as the overall size is usually larger and the colours are stronger.
How long does it take to receive my customized balloons?
Its takes around a week from order to delivey. This gives us time to enhance artwork, build the screens, complete the print process and get the delivery completed. There is also an option to turn around work quicker when ordering online(around 3 days). Extra charges will apply for this service.
How do I send artwork ?
On our ordering page there is an option to attach a file for the artwork. We can receive most artwork file types with the most popular being pdf, jpg, tiff and png. Please remember to send original good quality large artwork files. If you having a problem with artwork, we can sometimes enhance features and improve designs. We will also confirm changes with yourself before starting the print process. Please do not send word processor files (.doc). This type of file does not always store the font information. When we open up the file it will apply alternative font types that may look very different to your design. You can always send us a number of ideas and we can draft up a small design from your description.
Can I print photographs to customise balloons?
It is possible to send us a photograph to print onto a balloon. Our artwork teams will enhance the photo best suited for a one colour print. Please bear in mind that printing photographs in one colour will change the look of the print but we will email you a print proof before printing on a balloon.
Why buy from us (custom.uk.net) ?
We print onto high quality 12" latex balloons made by qualatex. A high percentage of artwork submitted is usually two small or poor quality. We will advise on artwork quality before sending it to the print teams. Artwork checking and in some cases enhancements are all included in our standard price and we won''t add extra charges. Our belief is helping for customer get the quality print production they need. The standard method to measure a balloon size is by the diameter of the balloon. This is the largest point around the balloon when fully inflated.
Where do you deliver your personalised products too?
All the big UK places (London, Birmingham, Manchester, Coventry...) and all the smaller places too (Louth, Beverley, Framlingham). In fact anywhere in the UK. Please remember to add any instructions when ordering to offices or homes that may be a little hard to locate. We like to help the couriers.
Aren't balloons bad for the environment?
Latex is a natural product made from a liquid extracted from a type of rubber tree. The balloons we use degrade in less than 12 months and do not affect the environment. The marine conservation society brought the attention to the world to the dangers of balloon and ribbon causing deaths to animals following incorrect materials being used on balloon releases. If your balloons are being used for releases please please please follow the industry code of conduct as highlighted by bapia (the balloon & party industry alliance) The code basically requests that nothing is attached to the balloon except for official labels. Ribbon is not attached to the balloon. Only latex balloons, official balloon race labels that decompose quickly and helium is used. For the correct kit visit BOC gases and balloon release packs. There have been concerns in the news in the past about using helium for parties when it's needed for medical use (World helium reserves are running out, Nobel laureate claims). The argument has died down since it was established that it is a different grade of the gas and balloon gas does not effect the supply for more urgent matters. Like any other resources concerns are raised when the gas is thought to have less than twenty years supply left but the news disappears when new reservers are found.
More information about customising balloons
Why is the minimum order 25 custom balloons ? (I only want 5 balloons)
The time and cost in producing customised balloons is in the production of the template screen. Every new balloon design needs a new template. Therefore the cost of producing 5 balloons is the same as producing 25. Templates are a wooden frame with a stretched material added with small holes in. A liquid is applied to the material blocking the holes and set to dry. Heavy light burns the dried liquid to permanently seal the holes. The custom image is blocked from the light thus preventing the small holes on the template from being blocked. The template is washed ready for balloon ink be added to the template and pushed trough onto a balloon when placed on the back of the frame.
How long do custom balloons stay inflated for?
While the balloons can stay inflated for 16 hours with helium, they will always look at their best within the first 8 hours after inflation. Inflating with air lasts longer, sometimes days. Long fingernails and pine trees can burst the balloon causing instant deflation!
Which make of balloons so you use / recommend for custom printing?
We use qualatex balloons for our printing. They are regarded as one of the best in the professional balloon industry due to their strong latex, large size and vibrant colours. Other balloon manufacturers offering a similar service include Belbal, Sempertex and Amscan
Where can custom balloon printing machines and inks be purchased?
The two most popular custom balloon printing companies are Rifco and Belbal. Basic printers to purchase cost around £6,000 with large ones costing over £100,000. The more advanced balloon printers run quicker and require less manual handling, in some cases totally automated.
How are balloons customised with personal images?
Custom printing onto a balloon uses a process called silk screen printing. Commonly associated with T-shirt customising, a template is made up where ink can be passed through it transferring an image onto the item held against the screen. The ink must contain elastic qualities when dried to customise a balloon. This enables the design to change shape as the balloon inflates and deflates. Without this the ink would fall off when the balloon stretches.