Screen Printed Balloons. The chaos they don’t see!

I’ve been in this industry for over 21 yeas now and screen printing latex and foil balloons has occupied about 10 of those years. What the customer see’s is perfectly printed latex and foil balloon with their chosen message or company logo, what the customer does not see is what goes on behind the scenes. It’s a bit like theatre, the chaos and mess behind insures the perfect production that the customer longs for. Today is screen cleaning day, enjoy the chaos and mess….

Todays screens that need cleaning, lets get busy

Disolve paste being applied, this removes the used coating from the screen

The disolve paste is then jet washed off, told you it was a messy job

After applying the disolve paste and jetwashing each screen it's time for the next step, "Stain-A-Way". This removes any embeded image in the screen

After the "Stain-A-Way has been jest washed off, perfect and ready for coating

All cleaned and ready for coating

Prior to coating with "Photo Coat" we switch to red light as the solution is light sensitive

After the Photo Coat has been applied

The screens are then heat dried

The last few, phew thank god for that

All stacked away and ready to use. Im off for a beer

These should last a few days then we can do it all over agin, lucky me.


About matthewlewisdisplays

We are a small balloon company based in Coventry. We specialize in balloon decoration and balloon printing. We have our own balloon printing machines & print on Qualatex latex balloons from 9" to 36" as well as 4ft & 5.5ft Chloroprenes in single colour and foils balloons from 18" , 20" and 36" in multi colour. We also have a full digital print arm to the company supplying business stationary and balloon race labels. As for me I'm self motivated, love my job and private life. Im married to Traci, have two children Joshua (Josh) and Harriet (Harribo) and two dogs, Midnight is a black Labrador and Zara is a black shaggy coated Labradoodle. My main hobby is fishing which I find very relaxing and I can be found with a rod in my hand most Sundays (Weather permitting). I also run a quiz every Monday evening in the pub I live next door to raising money for SANDS My balloon decorating career started many moons ago in 1989. I was introduced to Qualatex balloons just after that, passed my CBA in 1994 and have never looked back since. My work has taken me length and breath of England and into Europe working on large scale decor at Euro Disney in Paris and as well as Alacante in Spain and more recently appearing on the hit TV show "Idiot Abroad" staring Karl Pilkington & Warwick Davis on location in Macedonia for the 3rd and final series. My passion for balloons and balloon decoration continues to grow and I am a great believer that to be the best you need to use the best so Qualatex are my first and only balloon I use for large scale WOW factor decor. Their education and training are second to none and their vast array of products tick all the right boxes in the creative juices department.
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