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How are Custom Inflatables Made?

Updated: Mar 15

As a team at Creative Inflatables, we take pride in being a top manufacturer of custom inflatables for various events and purposes. Since 1987, we have been providing unique and creative inflatable designs to our clients.

One of our greatest strengths is our in-house design team that works closely with our clients to create custom inflatable designs that meet their specific needs and requirements. Our team uses the latest 3D modeling software to create detailed digital renderings of the inflatables, giving our clients a clear idea of what the final product will look like before it is manufactured.

We also place great emphasis on quality control, ensuring that every inflatable product undergoes a thorough inspection before it is shipped to the customer. We use high-quality materials to make sure that our inflatables are of the highest quality and built to last. In addition to manufacturing custom inflatables, we offer a range of services including inflatable rentals, installation and repairs.

We are committed to providing our clients with unique and engaging inflatable solutions for any occasion, whether it be an inflatable archway for a marathon, a giant product replica for a trade show, or a bouncy castle for a children's party. We pride ourselves on our quality, creativity, and customer service.

How are Custom Inflatable Manufactured?

Custom inflatables are made by following a multi-step process that involves several key stages. Some things to keep in mind are that we work hand-in-hand with our clients to be able to manufacture and deliver an inflatable that is as close as possible to our client's specifications.

  1. Concept and Design: The first step in creating a custom inflatable is to come up with a concept or idea for what the inflatable should look like. This could be anything from a simple logo or branding message to a complex, multi-piece structure. Once the concept is established, the design team will create a digital rendering of the inflatable using 3D modeling software.

  2. Printing: If the inflatable includes any graphics or branding, the design will need to be printed onto the material. This is typically done using a digital printing process that can produce high-quality, full-color designs. Depending on the complexity of the design, it may be printed in multiple pieces and then sewn together.

  3. Cutting and Sewing: The next step is to cut and sew the pieces of the inflatable together. This process is typically done using automated cutting and sewn by hand precisely.

  4. Assembly and Testing: Once all of the pieces of the inflatable have been cut, sewn, and printed, the next step is to assemble them into the final product. This typically involves inserting the air blower, attaching any accessories or support structures, and inflating the unit to check for any leaks or structural issues.

  5. Shipping and Installation: Finally, the completed inflatable is packaged and shipped to the customer. Depending on the size and complexity of the inflatable, it may need to be installed by a professional team, although most of our inflatables can be secured by a few people. This typically involves securing the inflatable to the ground or other structures, and making sure that it is properly inflated and functioning correctly.

Giant Inflatable Octopus
Custom Inflatable Octopus for Oktoberfest

How Much is a Custom Inflatable?

When it comes to pricing a custom inflatable, there are several factors that can influence the cost. As a manufacturer, we take into consideration several key factors before providing our clients with a quote. Here are three points that go into pricing a custom inflatable:

  1. Size: The size of the inflatable is a major factor in determining the cost. Generally, larger inflatables require more material and take longer to manufacture, making them more expensive.

  2. Complexity of Design: The complexity of the design can also affect the cost of a custom inflatable. Intricate designs with multiple colors, shapes, or custom features can require more time and skill to create, which can increase the overall cost. On the other hand, simpler designs with fewer colors and shapes may be less expensive to produce. However, even simple designs can still be highly effective and eye-catching, especially when combined with creative branding or messaging. At Creative Inflatables, our in-house design team works closely with clients to create custom inflatables that meet their specific needs and budget, while still maintaining a high level of quality and visual impact.

  3. Quantity: The quantity of inflatables ordered can also impact the cost per unit. Generally, larger orders will result in lower per-unit costs, as the manufacturing and setup costs can be spread out over a larger number of inflatables. Discounts may also be available for repeat clients or for orders of a certain size.

Custom Inflatable Dragon with an intricate design.
Custom Inflatable Hydra/Dragon

At Creative Inflatables, we work closely with our clients to ensure that we provide them with a quote that accurately reflects their specific needs and budget. By considering these factors and others, we are able to provide our clients with high-quality inflatables.


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