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Why won't my vinyl stay flat stuck to my balloon?

by Claire
(Scotland)

How to put vinyl on latex balloons [Image source: somethingturquoise.com]

How to put vinyl on latex balloons [Image source: somethingturquoise.com]

After adding vinyl to my balloon, about 10 mins later it had all shrivelled up, any tips? Or what am I doing wrong?

ANSWER

Hi Claire,

Sorry to hear about your problems when personalizing balloons with vinyl.

Which balloons did you use? Vinyl works best on foil or bubble balloons.

You can also apply it on latex balloons. However, this is a bit trickier because latex balloons are "rounder" (i.e. have a stronger curve). And latex balloons will loose air (or helium) faster and therefore shrink faster than foil or bubble balloons.

It takes a lot of practice to get the vinyl properly onto the latex balloon.

The video below is a great tutorial. The instructor shares a really good tip at around 6:50 minutes into the video: she repeatedly cuts the transfer paper up to the vinyl letters so that it curves easier around the balloon.



Hope that helps!

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Answer to Vinyl Text on Bubble Balloon
by: Margit

Hello!

Sorry to hear about the issues with the vinyl starting to wrinkle after a while.

Is it completely flat and wrinkle-free when you apply it?

Then the only reason I can think of is that the bubble balloon may lose small amounts of helium or air, causing it to shrink and thus making the vinyl writing wrinkle.

When applying the vinyl, have you tried the tip shown in the video above? Cutting the transfer paper up to the vinyl letters so that it curves easier around the balloon?

Perhaps that would help avoid the formation of wrinkles.

Also check out this video for more ideas. It should start at 1:10 hours into the video, where Dom & Keith show how to apply vinyl to a bubble balloon.

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Question regarding vinyl text on bubble ballon
by: Anonymous

Hi I have a question regarding the bubble ballonsI have tried several times now to stick vinyl stickers which are made from oracal651 foil onto my qualatex clear bubble Ballons but after 12-24 hours the writing starts to wrinkle like it’s coming off but it’s still on . Is there a method maybe or a different foil that needs to be applied to avoid this early ? Or is that completely normal ?

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