Balloons Direct Blogs on Current Trends and Must Know Info
November 21, 2019
As top distributors for almost 30 years of the original Toy-Tex Chloroprene Cloudbuster Weather Balloon (now part of the Pioneer line) we've shipped these balloons to every state in the US and dozens of foreign countries. Since 1939 these balloons have been made by a unique rotational molding process which is completely different from normal dipping techniques used for making latex balloons. We've observed as these balloons have been transformed from simple lifting devices for carrying cameras and weather instruments, into colorful party and event display balloons, projection surfaces for artists and DJ's, and a multitude of different advertising concepts. We've seen colors added to encompass a wide range of event decorator needs. Also in this time drones have been developed and have become amazing flying devices that almost anyone can afford.
August 09, 2019
Yep, here we go again with news of worldwide helium shortages this time!
It seems like every couple of years the same news starts wrecking people's balloon decor plans. It might be your first time getting helium for birthday balloons, or setting up a corporate event
January 29, 2019
The best deal, the best value on customized or personalized latex balloons begins with...wait for it...really good latex balloons.
Shocker, eh? But it's true. What does this mean, aren't all latex balloons the same? I mean it's a bag of balloons. Well in one way, yes they're the same. Or let's say they're similar. They are all just a film of rubber made when a form is dipped into a vat of liquid latex, then dried, washed a couple of times, dried, and bagged.
But what's in this vat specifically? Is it a thin, weak, and watery mix, designed to get the most pieces of those little colored stretchy things out of a batch? Or is it engineered to make a stronger, thicker film of rubber? Are the forms that are dipped into this vat clean, or are they harboring dust or other foreign material? These are the "minor details" that make ALL the difference between a bargain balloon and a premium quality custom printed
December 13, 2018
Tick Tock! It's December 13th but still not too late to get one of our Balloon Drop Kits and enough quality Tuf-Tex or Qualatex latex balloons to fill it - shipped for FREE in time for New Years! Just spend $99 on a combination of Balloon Drops with Balloons and everything in your cart ships for FREE. We are fully stocked with more drop net choices and balloon options than anyone. Take advantage of our everyday 5-10-15% volume discounts at the same time. You get "Prime" quality products and "Prime" service from people who know balloons and balloon drops. Our Lorton, Virginia warehouse is within 1 to 3 days days of half the US so rest assured we can get your delivery to you in time. Register for an online account before you start so you can have access to order details and updates.
February 14, 2018
You Can Now Order Custom Foil Mylar Balloons in Small Quantites with Full Color Digital Printing!
For years we have told countless numbers of customers that a simple photograph on some foil balloons was something we could not help with. Unless you were a sizeable corporate client you would not be able to afford the setup and costs for flexographic foil balloon printing with a 2500 piece absolute minimum. Everyone knows that with new UV inkjet technology everything from signs and banners to phone cases and golf balls can be printed with any image, no matter how complex. But custom foil balloons were only available in small quantites by screen printing, or large quantities by flexographic
November 16, 2017
Wondering what to do to entertain the kids this weekend? Well, the circus is back in town! The Big Apple Circus that is complete with bright shiny Custom Printed Foil Mylar Balloons. Under new ownership this beloved circus is now performing a new show at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park. But act quickly, the show only runs through January 7th. Be sure to stop by the concession stand for one of those Custom Printed Balloons that will last for weeks of entertainment.
November 01, 2017
Not going to New York's Times Square this New Years Eve? Not sure what to do? Why not stay home and celebrate in comfort with our New Years Eve Balloons and your favorite companion? Better yet throw your own party with all of your friends, but be sure to use one of our Balloon Drop Kits to help mark the stroke of midnight. However you choose to celebrate we hope you do so safely while making sure to make it memorable.
October 16, 2017
"We want a balloon drop for New Years Eve and are looking at your balloon drop kits, but... how do you do it? How hard is it?" It's definitely that time of year again because they come every day. I think it's probably the most popular set of questions we get, year round. If you've called around and been stunned by the price quotes from a qualified decorator for setting a balloon drop up for you, you're not alone. Leaving aside for the moment that your decorator is promising a result in exchange for payment, and so has plenty of liability for making sure that balloons fall at midnight, it can plainly be out of the budget to spend upwards of $1.50 or $2.00 each to have 1000 balloons fall on your guests’ heads.
Because this must happen, you set out, determined to figure how to get this balloon drop done by jumping on google and typing search phrases like mad. You see products and websites and pictures but you end up knowing little more than this: Buying the stuff... balloon nets,
September 22, 2017
Fall is once again rolling around and reminding us that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 12% of women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during their lifetimes. While we can not each individually cure our mothers, daughters and sisters we can all help continue the improvements in survival rates by helping to raise awareness and research funding. To assist in that effort we are offering a selection of Breast Cancer Awareness Balloons to help you promote your event, encourage awareness and raise much needed funds.
August 14, 2017
Did you know latex balloons are biodegradable? That's right, the material breaks down naturally in land fills and compost piles. So, if you want to celebrate Earth Day next Spring, check out our wide selection of Latex Balloons.
Want to know where latex comes from? Latex is naturally tapped from the rubber tree. Its sap-like extract is collected and is the primary source of natural rubber. In the wilderness, the tree can reach a height of up to 144 feet. The white or yellow latex occurs in latex vessels in the bark, mostly outside the phloem. These vessels spiral up the tree in a right-handed helix which forms an angle of about 30 degrees with the horizontal, and can grow as high as 45 ft.
Learn more by watching this video of Tapping Rubber Trees.