- The main types of latex balloons are "pastel", "metal", "mother of pearl" and "crystal":
- "pastel" balloons are matte and have the broadest palette of colors;
- "metal" and "mother-of-pearl" are distinguished by the shiny, metalized surface;
- Balloons "crystal" are transparent and have the brightest balls that are saturated in color.
Pastel balloons are thought to be the most durable. This fact is that metalized, as well as crystal balloons, last less time than "pastel" balloons and their life span is one-third shorter. On the other hand, the appearance of balloons can be greatly affected by temperatures above a certain point during hot weather. transparent balloon's "crystal" gradually cloudy "metal" and less shiny, while "pastel" retains its original appearance.
Latex balloons are available in a variety of sizes - manufacturers set them in inches: 5' (12 cm), 9' (22 cm) https://balloons.online/balloon-sizes/9-inch-balloons/, 12' (30 cm), 14' (35 cm), 16' (40 cm), 18' (45 cm) and 3' (70-80 cm).
The smaller balloons of 5" or 9" balloons are usually used for making garlands, or for decorating (for instance, they can be used to fill boxes of surprises). These small balloons cannot be filled with helium because it has a short duration, and the balloon will soon deflate and then deflate.
The typical size 12-" and 14" balloons are the ones most widely used. They include balls that do not have a pattern or pattern, as well as balls with patterns and balls that have confetti. The palette of colors is the widest, the balloons are inflated using air and helium (for decoration) and could also be used to create garlands.
Larger diameter balloons 16" and 18" have great lifting power that allows you to incorporate garlands, tassels, and stickers in their decor. An example of sixteen-foot (40 cm) balloons is Golden Glitter confetti balloons, 18' (45 cm) balloons are huge balloons without a pattern.
Three-foot (70-80 inches) the meter balloons can be the largest (example). Contrary to what they are called, meter balloons are usually inflated to 70-80 centimeters because otherwise, they might not be able to fit into the doorway and are also more vulnerable to various external influences and mechanical damage (the more inflated the balloon, the thinner is a wall). They can be transparent and opaque, with various kinds of confetti, they could be embellished with garlands, inscriptions as well as on their basis are made huge figures using balloons filled with helium, for example, the cat, a dog or a unicorn, as well as a Giraffe.
Agate balloons come with incredible patterns that are similar to gemstone patterns. They are made from transparent, colorless 12-" latex balloons by using a unique technique that uses acrylic paint. The design is not repeated, and it is always distinctive. You needn't be concerned, even if the balloon will burst, the paint won't stain anything around because we allow balloons time to dry completely before delivery. Therefore, only our workshops are at risk during the time that balloons are drying.) That's why these balloons should be ordered at least a day before delivery or self-dispatch.
They're perfect for photoshoots, unique gifts, or decorating fancy parties. However, because of the technology of manufacturing balloons, the time to fly for Agate balloons is a mere three days on average. And if you need to have the balloons able to fly for a longer period, then you must look into different options.
Confetti balloons can be described as a form of transparent, latex balloons ("crystal") which have the addition of confetti manually. The confetti can be either metallic or paper, and in different sizes and shapes or the same color, or different colors. Confetti of different sizes, colors, and shapes can be incorporated into one balloon. These balloons are stunning and ideal for photo sessions, memorable presents, or decorating parties, they are guaranteed to create lots of positive feelings!
Balloons with confetti tend to fly a little smaller than normal balloons since the confetti can add mass to the balloon and decreases the lifting capacity. In addition, as with the other crystals with transparent surfaces, there is a process of latex oxidation is the most evident on the confetti balls. With time, the balls become more opaque, cloudy, and lose their luster (you will learn more about why this happens here). Under normal conditions (at normal indoor temperature), this process is not very slow, however, in the summer, under the influence of high temperatures and exposure to sunlight, it speeds up significantly, which is why during the summer heat, and if the balls are to be used outdoors, you should be aware that they will lose their transparency. In this case, you may wish to opt for opaque balloons if you aren't ready to risk it.
There are two methods of making such balloons: using The HiFloat method (so the confetti is evenly distributed on the walls of the balloon, as well as the balloon itself can fly longer than without treatment) as well as without hi-float (then the confetti are located on the bottom of the balloon and are free to move within the balloon, but the flight of such balloons is limited to twelve hours).
Foil balloons typically last longer than latex balloons and do not require HiFloat treatment as their materials do not permit molecules of helium to rapidly leave the balloon. Foil balloons gradually deflate without losing their appealing look, and if used carefully they can be inflated again by using air (yourself by using tubes) or helium! Also, foil balloons are perfect for personalizing messages by using stickers. This is because they have a smooth surface where the sticker adheres evenly and can stay on longer.
The balloons that are oiled without design can take the shape of a star, heart, circle, crescent, 3D sphere, crystal, hand branch, cube, and so on. They look amazing when paired with confetti and latex balloons!
There are also a variety of shaped foil balloons with diverse designs in addition to "walking balloons" that are filled with helium but they do not ascend into the sky due to tiny weights that are invisible - they begin "walking" as they live their life with the slightest air movement.