All of our custom printed balloons are helium quality! Our most popular balloons for custom printing are the Latex balloons 12" size and will float 4 - 12 hours when properly inflated to full size and hand tied. A fully inflated latex balloon becomes pear shaped at bottom.
A 12" custom imprinted balloon requires 0.5 cubic feet of helium per balloon. Example: If you order 500 12" custom balloons, multiply (0.5 cubic feet/balloon) * 500 balloons which equals 250 cubic feet of helium.
Foil custom printed balloons will float 3 - 4 weeks with helium and can be re-inflated indefinitely. Never over-inflate a foil balloon! Over-inflated foil balloons will pop.
A foil custom imprinted balloon should have wrinkles around the edge. An 18" foil balloon requires 0.6 cubic feet of helium. Example: If you need to inflate 100 18" balloons, multiply (0.6 cubic feet/balloon) * 100 balloons which equals 60 cubic feet of helium.
Where can you get helium for your custom printed balloons?
You may purchase helium in your town locally. Contact a "Welding supply" or "Industrial Q&S" dealer in your local yellow pages. You may also check with a local florist or party store to have your custom balloons filled. Most of our customers take their custom printed balloons to a local florist shop for inflation with helium. It is very inexpensive.