1500 Printed Foils

1500 printed foils is a great order to get and they are double side print so that’s 3000 pulls. The entire order has to be with the client on the 12th May. The order was place on the 14th April and yes I know, should have started to printed them the following week but an order like this will take about 3 days to print so we have had to make sure we have at  least 4 clear days with no other orders pending. Special Occasion Foils was busy during April and so was foil printing in general so it was best to complete all the smaller orders before tackling this one. We started at about 11.30am on Friday and on average one person can manage about 100 foils single side print in about 30 minutes. Drying time is about 2hrs for each run just to be on the safe side so by the close of trade (which was about 8pm last night for me) the first 300 foils hade been printed on both sides.

300 foils, double side print and left to cure over night

Started work at 6.30am this morning and manged to get another 300 foils printed in 1.5 hrs. Kept a steady pace and no phone call or interruptions helps. Now need to press on with todays jobs and return to print the reverse side at about 2.30pm. I’m going to give tomorrow a miss and go fishing (weather permitting). The entire order will be ready for dispatch on the 11th May

Solid black print on to Qualatex gold foils


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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2 Responses to 1500 Printed Foils

  1. Aly says:

    Sounds like you could do with a machine for foils Matt – 500 ph, no sweat 🙂

  2. I SAMIE says:

    Congrats,we are based in PORT ELIZABETH SOUTH AFRICA. Can u believe this, not a single balloon printing shop and we have the tire and motor industry on our doorstep. There is a huge market BUT WERE DO I START? Iam helium foils and latex for birthdays Ect. ONE MAN SHOW. COULD U PEASE AVISE ME ON HOW TO START WHAT TO GET as I have a passion for balloons.THANX SAMIE

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