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Are you ready to invest in a balloon stuffing machine and take your balloon business to the next level?
If you are unsure which balloon stuffer is best for you, read my reviews of the two most popular machines: the Classy Wrap and the Keepsake Stuffer.
If you are a small business owner and you own a shop that sells gift items, floral arrangements, candles, handmade goods, or local souvenirs, adding stuffed balloons to your products may be just the thing to boost your business.
What if you are a DIY person and just want to create the occasional stuffed balloon as a surprise gift for family and friends?
Then you don't want to miss the instructions of how to make your own balloon stuffing machine!
Before we jump into the reviews, let's answer the most basic question first...
They work by sucking the air out of the environment of the balloon, which expands the stuffed balloon and keeps it inflated. So it stays inflated despite the neck being wide open. Fascinating, right?
Each balloon filling machine needs an airtight chamber, which can be either round (Keepsake Stuffer) or rectangular (Classy Wrap).
They also need an electric pump or motor to suck the air out and create the required vacuum.
The Classy Wrap stuffing machine is being produced by a company called Gift In A Balloon® (GIAB). They've been around since 1988 and consider themselves as the pioneers and leaders in the balloon stuffing industry.
Classy Wrap Features:
Price starts at $829 for the machine alone. You can also buy the "Professional Package" complete with materials and a balloon display tree. Price for the "Pro Package" is $1,229.
Now let's look at some pros and cons of the Classy Wrap machine. After that, I recommend you watch the instructional video below to get a feel for how the stuffer works.
The Keepsake Stuffer is produced by KS International Inc., another one of the pioneers in the balloon stuffing industry, founded in 1989.
Keepsake Stuffer Features:
Price starts at $639 for the machine alone. Or you could purchase the "Beginner Kit" for $945. It includes all the materials needed to get started with selling stuffed balloons.
Let's again look at some pros and cons before moving on to my personal recommendation.
First, a disclosure: I have no personal experience with either one of those two balloon stuffing machines.
From watching instruction videos and checking out the respective company websites, my personal preference would be the Keepsake Stuffer.
For one, it's smaller than the Classy Wrap, as it is placed on a table, whereas the Classy Wrap is a floor standing machine.
I also like it how you can tie the neck of the stuffed balloon while it's still inside the balloon chamber.
The demo video below shows what I mean.
In addition, when comparing the websites and YouTube channels of Keepsake Stuffer and "Gift in a Balloon" (the makers of the Classy Wrap), the team at Keepsake Stuffer do a much better job, which is reflected in the positive testimonials.
If you don't want to spend the money on a balloon stuffer at the moment, but have the time and patience to make one yourself, you are in luck.
I found an excellent video tutorial. It's in Spanish language, but you can enable subtitles and have them auto-translated to English.
To enable the subtitles, first click on "cc" at the bottom of the video. This will turn on the Spanish captions.
Now click the gear wheel icon to access the video settings. Select "subtitles," then "auto-translate" and choose English (or any other language of your choice).
And here's the tutorial for making your own balloon stuffing machine:
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