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In this article, we aim to address some of the questions we get asked frequently by customers interested in placing orders for custom latex balloons. Some of these questions are:
It will be impossible for us or any other balloon printers we know to deliver logo balloons inflated. As a custom balloon printer that ships all over the country, Promotion Choice ships using a courier service such as Fedex, and it will be cheapest and most expeditious for customers to receive their balloons deflated. If we were to ship them inflated, we would have to pack 1 inflated balloon per box, and it would cost thousands of dollars to ship a small order of say just 100 balloons! Moreover, the helium will all escape by the time the balloons arrive.
Promotion Choice and most balloon printing vendors we know do not sell helium tanks. However, these can be easily purchased either from online stores such as eBay or Amazon, or at stores close to you such as Target and Walmart. A 50 CU Ft disposable tank will cost approximately $50.00 and will fill around 50 11” latex balloons. For larger balloon orders, you will have to look for helium tank rentals, and a quick online search for local helium tank rentals and your zip code should bring up a list of possible vendors.
Inflated promotional latex balloon float times may vary depending on the following factors:
The following listed are conservative averages for float times based on latex balloon sizes we currently carry on our website:
9”: 10 to 14 hours
11”: 14 to 18 hours
11” Heart Shaped Balloons: 10 to 12 hours
14”: 16 to 20 hours
18”: 24 to 28 hours - See more at:
The best way to illustrate this is probably with the illustrations below.
Vendors across the United States measure latex balloons when they are fully and properly inflated. The below photograph shows a red 11” balloon that has been properly inflated. The height of the inflated customized balloon is measured, meaning from the top of the balloon all the way to the end of the valve should measure approximately 11” (+/- 1” or so, depending on amount of helium used, since latex is an elastic material).
With all of this information, you should be armed with all the information you need to get the longest and the most use out of your custom latex balloon order for your parties, or your marketing or promotional events!