Custom Printed Balloons & Artwork Guidelines

Prestige offer professional personalised custom printed helium quality 12” (30cm) latex balloons using state of the art silk screen printing techniques to give your balloons a clear, sharp image. Custom-made inks are mixed in house using a pantone colour chart to match your artwork ink requirements. The choices are endless, Prestige has a fantastic vibrant colour range to choose from and numerous print options are available ranging from 1 and 2 colour prints on 1 to 4 sides or 3 or 4 colour prints on 1 or 2 sides as well as

grayscale printing.

Prestige caters for all occasion’s. Birthdays, weddings, right through to large corporate promotions. If you want to get your logo or message out there, then printed balloons are a fun, exciting and economical way to do just that. Balloons are printed in two directions: neck down for helium gas fill or air fill on sticks, and neck up for air fill only with the balloon hanging down. When you purchase balloons, make sure the print direction will suit the purpose, or they may be upside down! Balloons printed neck down for helium

fill can also be air filled and placed on cups and sticks.

These balloons will not fly, but can be used to make table centrepieces or topiaries. Push the stick into a vase of sand, florists oasis, or a cup of plaster of Paris. Dress it up with wrapping paper and ribbon, and you have an attractive and cheap alternative to helium filled balloons.

File Formats:

We are unable to print process colours, please provide spot

colours only in format files.

PDF: Press quality, high resolution PDF.

EPS: Please outline or path text if possible, to eliminate font issues.

JPG or TIFF: Must be supplied at a minimum of 600lpi at final printing size required if text or logos are in the image. Photos only may be supplied at 300lpi. Images from websites are usually 75dpi – too low resolution for printing purposes.

Faxed artwork cannot be used.

Maximum Print Area:

Unless stated we will always print your image as large as possible on the balloons. Our printable area is limited to fit inside a 13cm diameter and centred. If your artwork is wide and narrow it will not show that well on the balloon, so take advantage of the whole print area.

2-4 Colour Logos:

When printing 2, 3 or 4 colour prints there is always movement between the ink colours, to assure the best

print result it is highly recommended to have a separation gap between the ink colours of at least 3mm. Overlapping colours may be possible where the foreground image is floating independently of the background, depending on the artwork and ink used.

Greyscale Printing:

Half toning is where one ink colour is used but in various shades to give more depth to the image. Photographs can be printed but only using black ink and best suited on white balloons. Backgrounds on photos should be removed.

Print Orientation:

There are two options either:

Neck Up for balloons filled with air. These are designed to be hung.

Neck Down for helium filled balloons or balloons filled with air that are to be used on cups and sticks.

Printing Lead Time:

Once we have approved artwork and confirmation of your order allow 5-7 working days for the printing of your balloons.

 

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