Foil Balloon Printing


Over the past couple of months we have seen an upturn in foil balloon printing. Now during a recession companies look to cut costs and reduce overheads but still need to maintain brand awareness and effective advertising. Foil balloon printing is more expensive that latex balloon printing but the benefits are obvious.

  • Float time on an 18″ foil is around 7 – 10 days
  • Ideal for multi-day promotions
  • Can be inflate ahead of the promotion start date
  • They self seal which eliminates the daunting task of hand tieing
  • Larger print area than the average 9″ or 11″ latex balloon

Single colour print on to a 20" Star Foil

2 colour print onto an 18" silver round foils

3 colour print onto an 18" round teal foil

3 colour print on to an 18" silver star foil

Single colour print on to an 18" red round foil

Single colour print on to a 20" silver star foil

3 colour print onto a 20" gold star foil

The only drawback to foil balloon printing is that it takes much longer and the inks do not dry instantly unlike latex balloon printing so lead times need to be greater. You also need a much bigger printing area and specialist drying racks.

Screen printing bed in action. Only another 1200 foils to print

The drying rack which can hold 300 x 20" Stars or 480 x 18" rounds or hearts. Drying time can be from 1hr to overnight depending on image size

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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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