At Print Candy we use the best quality balloons from suppliers who are worldwide leaders in balloon development. To help minimise our carbon footprint, the high quality latex balloons we use come from trees and are 100% natural, biodegradable latex with no added fillers.
Please be aware when purchasing our balloon installations that as a member of PEBA, Print Candy is committed to the responsible use and disposal of balloons. To protect the environment from unnecessary litter we do not support or condone the deliberate release of balloons nor will we willingly sell balloons for any type of balloon release. "don't let it go" - we urge our customers and others to share our commitment by not releasing balloons into the environment.
Please be responsible with your balloons and installations once you are finished with them. broken balloon pieces can pose a suffocation risk to young children and pets and should never be put in the mouth. Look after your children, pets and the environment by always disposing of used balloons appropriately by "pinning and binning" - pop or slash the balloons and place them in the rubbish bin.
When inflating our balloons we treat them with great care and use a special non-toxic gel inside the balloon which will extend their lives and should increase the float time of our balloons up to 7 times the standard float time. a giant helium balloon should last 3 to 4 days indoors in cool conditions.
Latex being a porous material allows the helium molecules to pass through the surface, eventually causing the balloon to deflate or descend. the gel helps to slow this process down. Please keep in mind extreme hot and cold temperatures will also affect your balloons float time.
When filled with air the latex balloons will stay inflated considerably longer because air molecules are larger and slower moving than helium molecules, so air doesn't escape as quickly as helium. however, air filled balloons do not float. We use air filled in our garlands and table topiaries.
As with latex balloons, foil balloons can be inflated with either air or helium. however, 4" and 9" foil balloons are designed exclusively for air inflation as they cannot hold enough helium to float. unlike the latex balloons, foil balloons are less porous and remain inflated several times longer that untreated latex balloons.
As for changes in temperature affecting the balloons, the same rules for latex balloons apply to foil balloons.
Always take care when transporting inflated balloons! It is a great idea to transport them in a net or large balloon bag so they are not floating around in the car. don't underestimate how big and how much room in a car just one 90cm balloon takes up.
Helium-inflated balloons are affected by extreme temperatures and high altitudes. Keep this in mind when loading your helium filled balloons into a hot car - due to expansion in the balloon from the rise in temperature the balloon can pop and never leave them in your car.
Watch out for objects which can pop your balloons! Rough ceiling finishes, pets, hot objects, sharp objects and extreme weather can all burst your balloons. If you have inflated balloons be sure to clear any hazards into the entry of your party so your balloons can make it to their final destination in one piece!