blimps are a very visible and affordable way of
aerial advertising and promotion. Blimps can
often be seen from up to one mile away and
attract customers to your spot, making it a
are easy to take care of and store. In order to
expand the life of your blimp you may want to
take a couple of precautions:
the same gas used for the party latex balloons.
When used for outdoor advertising balloons we
recommend to purchase helium from and industrial
facility and not from party suppliers. Helium is
industrially used for welding and in hospitals,
so we recommend to find an industrial or welding
supplier when purchasing helium. The tanks used
for the inflatables are Jumbo 291 tanks that can
run from $110 to $140 per tank.
considering using a helium inflatable you must
account for the cost of helium in your
advertising budget since you must top of the
balloon every 3 to 6 days since the Helium
molecules are very small and easily escape any
pours material or surface.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR
your blimps on bad weather conditions. If the
wind is above 20 miles per hour or if it's
raining, bring your sphere down or deflate and
inflate your blimps with helium. Helium expands
when the temperature rises and contracts when
it's cold. During the day the blimp may look
more inflated or less inflated because of these
temperature changes. When inflating the Helium
Blimp take care to inflate to the point were it
still gives when you press. Try to inflate it when
the temperature is higher so the helium is
expanded. If the blimp over inflates it
can get damaged and it will be easier
for outside objects to damage your blimpe. In
the case of over inflation, take some helium out
until it feels firm but not tight.
your Blimp in a safe and dry container and
area. When storing the Helium Blimp make sure
that it is clean and dry in order for it to have
a longer life span
To clean, use warm water with mild detergent and
a soft cloth. Dry it completely using another
soft cloth. If the inflatable will not be used
for several days, make certain that it’s clean
and dry before storing in protective bag.
HOW TO MAINTAIN AND
STORE A BLIMP
With proper care, handling and following the
instructions in this manual, your inflatable
should serve you well for several years. Inspect
your blimp and check tether line; if the line
becomes frayed or gets cut replace immediately.
We stock blimp materials for replacement when
GUIDELINES FOR BLIMPS
Do not fly
helium product at night when unattended or
in altitudes of 100 feet or higher
Do not fly
the helium product near telephone lines or
Do not Fly
the inflatable in wind exceeding 15 miles
per hour, thunderstorms, or other severe
the helium product over your own property
Do not fly
the helium product directly over moving
possible, store helium product indoors to
protect it from weather and vandals.
Do not step
on the helium product at any time as this
could lead to a tear in the material.
knots in harness prior to filling the helium
product with helium.
Do not Leave
the inflatable unattended.
Attach the tether lines to
any place other than the harness ring.
Fly the inflatable were it
might come in contact with buildings, high
tension lines, or any other object.
Do not use
close to heating objects or flames.
filling the helium product with helium, attach
the tether line to the helium product harness
and tie off the other end of the tether line to
a secure, fix object. Make sure the tether line
does not come into contact with any sharp
objects, as this may result in the tether line
being severed and the helium product escaping
INFLATE A BLIMP
Check to make sure the tether line harness
is not tangled and the lines are tied
securely to the inflatable.
Attach one end of the tether lien to the
metal harness ring on the underside of the
blimp. Only one tether line is required. Do
not attaché other lines to any other part of
the blimp as it will put undue stress on the
fabric and cause the blimp to tear.
Before inflating the blimp secure the tether
line to a heavy, secure object. An assistant
at this point would be helpful.
Screw the metal inflation hose adapter
tightly into the valve of the helium tank.
Insert the inflation hose about 12 inches
into the valve on the underside of the
inflatable filling valve by unscrewing the
second section of valve and hold it firmly.
Turn the helium tank
valve on VERY SLOWLY.
at the beginning could rupture the
inflatable and cause the hose to whiplash.
As the inflatable starts to unfold and the
pressure inside the tank starts to diminish,
you may then open the valve more. If the
hose starts to ice, reduce the flow of
Inflate until wrinkles disappear from the
hull of the inflatable and its just firm, do
not over inflate. Remember that helium will
expand and contract in hot or cold weather.
Turn the helium tank off.
Remove the inflation hose from the
inflatable valve being careful not to let
any helium escape.
Close the valve on the inflatable.
Raise the inflatable slowly to the height
desired and tie it securely at that point.
As you let the inflatable rise, check the
tether line to make sure there are no weak
or frayed areas.
WHAT ARE THE HELIUM
REQUIREMENTS FOR BLIMPS
Thirteen (13) foot Blimp
205 cu. Ft helium. Stand 4 feet tall and has a
net lift of 3 pounds inflated. This inflatable
is built to be indoors, we do not recommend
flying it outdoors since it doesn not have the
lift to sustain wind, decreasing stability.
Lower temperatures will also reduce lift. Can be
seen up to 1/4 miles away.
220 cu. Ft helium. Stand 5 feet tall and has a
net lift of 4 pounds inflated. It withstands
gusts of wind up to 20 mph, if wind is higher it
may cause blimp to dive Rain will add weight to
the blimp, decreasing stability. Lower
temperatures will also reduce lift. Can be seen
up to 1/2 miles away.
HELIUM TANKS USED: Less than 1 tank
(20) foot Blimp
380 cu. Ft. helium. Stand 7 feet tall and has a
net lift of 11 pounds inflated. It withstands
gusts of wind up to 30 mph. It is not
recommended to fly it in gusty or stronger winds
due to great instability in those conditions.
Can be seen up to 1 miles away.
HELIUM TANKS USED: 1 ½
Four (24) foot Blimp
750 cu. Ft. helium. Stand 9 feet tall and has a
net lift of 50 pounds inflated. It withstands
gusts of wind up to 30 mph. Can be seen up to 2
HELIUM TANKS USED: 3 ½
(30) foot Blimp
900 cu. Ft. helium. Stand 11 feet tall and has a
net lift of 60 pound inflated. It withstands
gusts of wind up to 30 mph. Can be seen up to 3
HELIUM TANKS USED: 4
The helium product will fly once it is filled
with non-flammable helium. Non flammable helium
is available from local welding supply or
industrial gas company. We recommend GRADE A or
WELDING GRADE HELIUM for use in the helium
product since these types are a purer type of
helium and will improve the lift of the helium
product . Use of lower grade that is
contaminated with air may cause the helium
product to fly tail down.
Average cost of helium tank is $110.00 - $140.00.
Helium is generally offered in tanks of 219,
244, 291 cu. Ft.
The number of tanks used
to fill the helium product is based on the
standard tank size of 291 cubic feet of gas.
WHEN EXPOSED TO WARM CONDITIONS
HOW TO INFLATE A HELIUM BLIMP
Helium will expand as temperature increases, and
contracts as temperature decreases.
Decrease in temperature
may cause the blimp to sag and reduce the lift
capacity; increase in temperature will make
blimp more taunt with the possibility of
DO NOT OVERINFLATE BLIMP TO MAKE TAUT.
After inflation you
should be able to push your hand 3 to 4 inches
into the body of the blimp.
HOW TO FLY A BLIMP
fly the blimp in cold temperatures during the
day and the store the blimp in warmer conditions
indoors at night, you must release some helium,
as the warmer temperature will cause the blimps
to expand. If this is not done there is a
possibility or rupture or leakage.
Fly the inflatable in wind exceeding 15
miles per hour, thunderstorms, or other
severe weather conditions.
Leave the inflatable unattended.
Attach the tether lines to any place other
than the harness ring.
Fly the inflatable were it might come in
contact with buildings, high tension lines,
or any other abject.
Do not use close to heating objects or
Check all lines to make certain they are
Allow adequate maneuvering area for the
DO NOT TRY TO FLY THE INFLATABLE IN BAD WEATHER
HOW TO FLY A HELIUM BLIMP
For continuous use, you may want to bring
the inflatable down every 3 to 7 days,
depending upon weather conditions or
temperature, to top it off with helium.
Helium expands in hot temperatures and
contracts in cold temperatures.
To maintain the inflatable in a more
permanent position, 2 or 3 tether lines may
be attached to the harness ring spaced equal
distance when anchored to the fixed object
on the ground.
To prevent damage to the inflatable it
should be taken down immediately when wind
or other weather conditions become strong.
On blimp models, the tether lines of the
harness should be adjusted so the blimp
flies with the nose angled upwards about
7-10 degrees. Adjust the front and rear
lines first, then adjust the middle line
until all lines are taut.
Do not attach a tether line, or any other
type of line, to the anchor loop on the nose
of the blimp. The nose anchor loop is only
used when it is displayed indoors for the
purpose of giving direction. No load should
be placed on this loop. The line attaché to
the nose cone is for cosmetic purpose only,
to simulate the appearance of the real large
HOW TO DEFLATE A HELIUM BLIMP
If you need to deflate the
blimp, the fastest way to do it is using a
Open the inflation
nozzle and cover with a vacuum cleaner hose to
draw out the helium. If your do not have a
vacuum with a hose attachment, apply pressure on
the blimp until it is completely deflated.
TO CHECK FOR LEAKS ON A HELIUM BLIMP
Fill the inflatable tight
with air using the exhaust end of a shop vac
or leaf blower.
Visually inspect for holes or tears.
Pinholes can be detected by slowly moving
your palm just over the inflatable surface
to detect any area where air is escaping.
Make certain that the inflatable in not
close to any building, trees, high-tension
lines, or any other object that the
inflatable could possibly come in contact
with. The inflatable
will sway from side to side in bad weather
Leaks can also be detected using a tube
light or mechanics work light that can be
purchased at most auto supply stores or home
These light are made
for cool white and
made of plastic
with no sharp edges. Insert the light
through the filling sleeve. To off the
filling sleeve with the light cord through
it with masking tape. Darken the room as
much as possible then inspect the inflatable
for holes or tears. When a hole or tear is
found, place a piece of transparent tape
over it and proceed looking for others.
leaks, deflate the inflatable.
Make sure that the surface is clean and dry.
HOW TO REPAIRE
LEAKS ON A HELIUM BLIMP
We warranty seams and parts on your blimp for
one year. If you should accidentally tear the
blimp, we include a patch kit that contains
extra blimp material and glue. When repairing
small holes or rips, be careful not to get any
glue on the inside of the blimp or you may glue
one side of the blimp to the other. Allow glue
to become tacky before attaching patch to blimp.
Also make sure the patch is glued flat so there
are no little holes that could cause air to leak
out. Allow 8 hours for glue to dry.
After locating leaks, deflate the
Make sure that the
surface is clean and dry.
a piece of cardboard to smooth out the glue
so it does not form any lumps that may cause
Cover the hole from the inside with
transparent tape or a piece of paper to
extend at least ¼ inch on all sides of the
Patch the hole on the outside by placing
that particular are on a smooth, hard
surface. There should be no wrinkles on the
area to be patched
If the patch kit can not repair the
damage to your blimp, ship back to us , only the
blimp, and we will quickly repair it . Remember
Ameramark is not responsible for damage done to
the blimp because of mishandling or misuse.
Balloons are the fastest growing way of
advertising. While the advertising rates for
other media keep pushing up to record levels,
Advertising Inflatables offer huge advantage and
savings over TV, Radio, Magazines, Newspapers,
and Billboards, reaching the consumer in a more
visual and direct way. Owning and advertising
balloons is like having your own billboard but
at a fraction of the cost. And the best
advantage is that you OWN IT!! You can set it up
at your business , special events, trade shows,
swap meet, festivals, and any other events were
you need to be seen.
Advertising balloons is a broad term
related to inflatables
that has many possibilities. Primarily
giant balloons and
outdoor inflatables, such as helium
balloons and cold air inflatables,
are advertising balloons that can be used as rooftop
balloons, for trade shows,
promotion and corporate branding.
Advertising blimps, giant balloons and searchlights are
used primarily for special events,
some people and businesses use them on a regular basis.
Advertising balloons and inflatables can
also be found in
the shape of a logo, a figure or a
product replica for
are another form of advertising
balloons that are very
versatile, fun and great attention
getters, they are easily transported and
setup takes a couple of minutes. These
balloons work with a vortex motor that sends air up into the
inflatable balloon; simply
plug it in and let it’s size and
movement bring in the customers. Also
wind dancers, sky dancers,
puppets, tube dancers, and many more.
can be used as
cold air balloons or
balloons, for ground,
rooftop, or air borne.
Cold air balloons are available
as a hot air
inflatable custom designs, inflatable products or
inflatable logos. Cold air balloons run with a motor
that works constantly to fill the balloon with air
keeping it rigid so it conserves it's shape. For more
information on advertising balloons or inflatable got o
frequently asked questions.
Helium balloons include giant
helium spheres and inflatable balls that
can come with a logo or
a message, parade balloons and
advertising blimps that get your
message across and are visible for up to 3 miles.
These balloons are filled with helium that make them
keep their shape and float.
advertising tool. They work where other
forms of advertising balloons or blimps
are not allowed and give you more
freedom to approach the customers and
even hand out information.
Other proven products include;
Advertising banners, banner-flags,
vendor tents and imprinted balloons all
work well alone or as a complement to
our products above.