Proctor and Gamble Clairol balloon
Round Balloons
Round balloons lend themselves to be being branded with logos and images which reflect a product, image, or logo. The artwork can be sewn on top of the main balloon fabric - appliqué - or cut in to the original balloon envelope, so save weight and ensure an authentic colour match to logos and artwork. It is also possible to reproduce a full colour photographic image, using a massive ink-jet printer which prints the individual panels of the balloon. A good example of this would be the Clairol balloon which we commissioned for Procter & Gamble.

A balloon comprises two parts: the envelope (the fabric part of the balloon) and the bottom end (the basket, burner and ancillary equipment). The balloon is then classified by its envelope size. Balloons are measured per '000 cubic feet, so a 77 has a total volume of 77,000 cubic feet. As the volume is increased, the number of passengers capable of being carried increases -
42 - 69
Only capable of carrying the pilot, branded balloons of this size are cheap to produce and provide a great solution for companies looking to do short term contracts, or are working on tight budgets.
77 - 105
The most common size of advertising balloon, capable of carrying the pilot and between 2 and 4 passengers. This size of balloon provides the perfect balance between passenger carrying capabilities and initial construction cost.
120+
Balloons of this size are designed primarily for their passenger carrying capabilities. Able to fly between upwards of 5 people at a time. ABC has its own 120 used for Film & TV.
Hot air balloons are annually checked by a Civil Aviation Inspector, to confirm their Continuing Airworthiness and safety.
On average a balloon will last between 300 - 400 hours, which equates to around 5-6years of commercial use.