|Custom Balloon Printing
CUSTOM PRINTING ON QUALATEX™ LATEX BALLOONS
1. ORDERING PROCEDURES
Step 1 - Review the latex balloon pricing charts below for budget planning. Please contact us for mylar balloon pricing. We ship only to US addresses.
Step 2 - If you would like to proceed with placing an order, please contact Balloon Planet by email to request a firm quote. Include balloon color details and your art as a file to the following specifications:
Vector art in EPS format
Converted to single color, same as printing color
Saved as a CS5 file (or earlier version)
If you do not have the art in this form at the time you request a bid, please send a clear copy of the art in any format. We will need the EPS format prior to submitting your order for printing.
Step 3 - Once your art is received, we will email a quote which includes an electronic proof showing how your art will appear on the balloon.
Step 4 - If our quote is approved and you would like to proceed with placing an order, you will be asked to provide a credit card and your order will be immediately submitted for printing. At this point the order cannot be canceled and no changes can be made.
2. BASE PRICING
11-INCH LATEX TEAR-DROP BALLOON
100 Balloons — $180.00 (Minimum order)
200 Balloons — $200.00
300 Balloons — $220.00
400 Balloons — $240.00
500 Balloons — $260.00
600 Balloons — $270.00
700 Balloons — $280.00
800 Balloons — $300.00
900 Balloons — $320.00
1000 Balloons — $340.00
2000 Balloons — $540.00
3000 Balloons — $740.00
4000 Balloons — $940.00
5000 Balloons — $1140.00
16-INCH LATEX TEAR-DROP BALLOON
200 Balloons — $335.00 (Minimum order)
300 Balloons — $375.00
400 Balloons — $415.00
500 Balloons — $455.00
600 Balloons — $495.00
700 Balloons — $535.00
800 Balloons — $575.00
900 Balloons — $615.00
1000 Balloons — $655.00
2000 Balloons — $1055.00
3000 Balloons — $1455.00
4000 Balloons — $1855.00
5000 Balloons — $2255.00
Additional costs are as follows:
Shipping - see details below
Processing Fee ($12.00)
Special production charges referenced below
Applicable taxes (tax applies only in WA State)
• All balloons are Qualatex™ latex, the best grade available.
• Select up to six balloon colors per order.
• Add $5 per additional balloon color if ordering more than six colors.
• Add 20% if Metallic or Pearl colors are included with order.
• Super Agate colors are available with a surcharge. Contact us for details.
INK COLORS - FOR ORDERS OF 100 BALLOONS
• Ink colors are limited to Black, White, Red, Dark Blue
• No change of ink color permitted.
INK COLORS - FOR ORDERS OF 200 OR MORE BALLOONS
• Available colors at no extra charge: Red, Orange, Yellow, Dark Green, Royal Blue, Purple, Pink, Brown, Burgundy, Lime Green, Teal, White, Black, Gray Gold, and Silver
• Add $30 per color for custom ink blends.
• With a single printing order, an image can be printed in a single ink color or the ink color can be changed during the printing process to provide better contrast, such as White ink on a Red balloon and Red ink on a White balloon. See the Coca Cola example above. Add $20 for change of ink color. The minimum order for ink changes is 200 balloons.
• Please contact customer service for details.
PRINTED IMAGE SIZE
• Images are always printed on the balloon as large as possible, unless otherwise requested.
• Text will print larger if several stacked lines of text are used instead of one or two long lines of text.
SECOND SIDE PRINTING
• Two-sided printing of the same image is available for orders of 1,000 or more. Add $5 per 100 balloons ordered. For example, 2,000 balloons printed on both sides would be an additional $100 ($5 x 20).
• Two-sided printing using two different images is available for orders of 1,000 or more. Add $5 per 100 balloons and $35 for the second plate charge.
• As noted above, two separate images may be printed on one balloon, with one on each side. The minimum order is 1,000 balloons.
• For orders of less than 1,000 balloons, each image printed must be printed as a separate order. For example, if you had ten pieces of art, and you wanted each piece of art printed by itself, this would require ten separate orders, and the minimum order for each piece would be 100 balloons. assuming the orders can be printed in Black or White ink. Otherwise, the minimum order per piece of art would be 200 balloons. The same policy applies to text — every different text message, name, or number is treated as a piece of art.
4. ART REQUIREMENTS
• Art must be emailed as vector art saved as an EPS format in Illustrator version Creative Cloud or an earlier version. Specific fonts should be converted to outlines.
• Images must be provided in Black on a White background, or in the ink color to be used, on a White background. If the image is to be printed in White ink, please submit in Black on a White background.
• You will receive an illustrated proof showing how the art will appear on a balloon, as part of our quote.
5. PRODUCTION TIME
• Allow 10 business days for production, plus shipping time.
• No rush service available.
6. SHIPPING OPTIONS
We ship to US addresses only. Shipping charges are the actual UPS rate plus 25% of that rate.
For example, if the UPS rate is $20, you would be charged $25.
Sales tax is required only in Washington state (9.6%).
8. HELIUM INFLATION AND LOCAL DELIVERY
As a separate service we can inflate and deliver your printed balloons. Please contact customer service for a quote.
9. FLOAT TIMES FOR HELIUM-FILLED LATEX BALLOONS
11-Inch: 12-20 Hours
16-Inch: 30-45 Hours