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May 09

“QBN” BANNERS MadeWithBalloons™

"QBN" Banners MadeWithBalloons and Rouse Matrix™ Expand-And-Load™ balloon frames

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Logo of Graphics MadeWithBalloon™ web sitesQBN BANNERS 
MadeWithBalloons™
& RMS™ BANNERS

 

“SKETCH IT, LOAD IT & TRIM IT” is the simple RouseCIPE™ for these banners built at a chapter meeting of the Qualatex Balloon Network.

The designs were sketched out on RMS™ Banner graph paper as shown below.

"QBN" banners layout on RMS™ Banner graph paper

The sketches became the guides for loading the balloons in the two, 3′ square panels used in each of the three (“Q”, “B” & “N”) banners. The dark letters were filled with red balloons and the empty hexagons on the graph paper were filled with white balloons.

Once loaded,standard scissors were used to trim off the extra, unused portion of Matrix. Those are the triangular areas marked as “CUT OUT” on the graph paper.

It is possible to cut out the triangular areas before the balloons are loaded, but it is much safer to do it after the balloons are loaded. At that time it is much easier to see what is “extra” material..

The “QBN” banners were hung for display as you see in the photo above.

LOADING OPTIONS

On this occasion, balloons were loaded using the Rouse classic “SIMPLE” method discussed immediately below. But, there are now four standard methods to choose from depending on what is most important for your event. One is especially “EASY”. Another is especially “FAST”. A fourth is especially “STRONG”. They are explained below.

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"SIMPLE" illustration and logo for Rouse Expand-And-Load™ patented SIMPLE technology for Balloon art using Rouse Matrix ™ balloon framesSIMPLE

The Rouse patented, “SIMPLE” way of filling out your design is to tie round balloons in pairs and then roll them into adjacent openings in the Rouse frame.

This cuts the number of balloons needed in half and greatly simplifies the planning and installation tasks compared to traditional nested garland (precision wall) techniques for building balloon graphics like the banners above.

You tie only once to seal two balloons. You reach into your supply of prepared balloons only once for two balloons. When you load one balloon, the next balloon is right there and ready to load as well. Your display  requires half the number of balloons of more traditional nested garland techniques, yet you may set it up for viewing from both sides if you like.

Learn more about how to use this Rouse original system to simplify your balloon decorating. Use it for  banners, signs and more MadeWithBalloons™. Read this article:. Get Started with RMS™ Single Layer

You get a bonus when you purchase official Rouse Matrix™ balloon frames. There is no need for special permission or separate written license to use this proprietary technique. The license to use this technique with RMS™ is automatically granted as a part of the Rouse Matrix™ purchase.

"EASY" illustration and logo for Rouse Expand-And-Load™ patented EASY technology for Balloon art using Rouse Matrix ™ balloon framesEASY

The Rouse patented, “EASY” way of filling out your design is to tie the neck of two, inflated, double-ended balloons together. Then tie the opposite ends together. Then push one of the pair through an appropriate opening in a balloon grid. Repeat this process until you have filled out your design.

This technique is so easy that we have had children as young as 8 years and a spunky neighbor of 94 produce great results with it.

In our case the balloon grids would Rouse Matrix™ Banners. The balloons would be pairs of white and pairs of red balloons.

Learn more about how to use this Rouse original system to make your balloon decorating easier when you build banners and other graphics MadeWithBalloons™. Read this article: Get Started With RMS™ Double Bubbles.

You get a bonus when you purchase official Rouse Matrix™ balloon frames. There is no need for special permission or separate written license to use this proprietary technique. The license to use this technique with RMS™ is automatically granted as a part of the Rouse Matrix™ purchase.

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"STRONG" illustration / icon for RE-A-L™  Balloon Art techniques with Rouse Matrix™ Expand-And-Load Balloon FramesSTRONG

The Rouse patented, “STRONG” way of filling out your design is to tie round balloons neck to neck in pairs. Then, insert one balloon of the pair into the first balloon frame. Repeat until you whole design is filled out. Then, overlay a second and matching balloon frame. Pull each of the second balloons up and into matching openings of the second balloon frame on top.

This method is popular, because it is “forgiving” of small mistakes in centering the balloons and because it makes a display about 20 times as strong (stiff) as a comparable single layer version. It is plenty strong and light enough to suspend from above and still hold its shape. 

It also gives more volume to the display and provides a space between layers of balloons that is perfect for hiding reinforcing rods or poles if you prefer to stand it on the floor.

Learn more about how to use this Rouse original system to make the banners and other marvelous balloon displays stronger. Read this article: Get Started With RMS™ Double Layers..

You get a bonus when you purchase official Rouse Matrix™ balloon frames. There is no need for special permission or separate written license to use this proprietary technique. The license to use this technique with RMS™ is automatically granted as a part of the Rouse Matrix™ purchase.

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"FAST" illustration / icon for RE-A-L™  Balloon Art techniques with Rouse Matrix™ Expand-And-Load Balloon FramesFAST

 

The Rouse patented, “FAST” way of filling out your design is to tie strings of double-ended balloons together. Load the balloons of each string into a row of adjacent openings in the balloon frame.

With a little practice, you will likely double or quadruple your loading speed. With even more practice you might approach our current world record of 52 balloons in 45 seconds. Yes, 45 seconds. That is a rate of over 4,000 balloons loaded per hour!

Learn more about how to use this Rouse original system. You will speed up your balloon decorating for banners and other terrific displays MadeWithBalloons™. Read this article: Two Steps To Easier & Faster Walls, Murals and Graphics MadeWithBalloons.!

You get a bonus when you purchase official Rouse Matrix™ balloon frames. There is no need for special permission or separate written license to use this proprietary technique. The license to use this technique with RMS™ is automatically granted as a part of the Rouse Matrix™ purchase.

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MORE RESOURCES

  • Purchase RMS™ Banners for this project online at http://www.bvsmall.com/rmsbanners

    • You need only (1) package of two panels to build one of the “QBN” banners . It takes (2) packages to make one of the banners in the “STRONG”, double layer version.
  • Find a Rouse Matrix distributor near you online at http://www.rouseinternational.com/distributors/ ..
  • Download free RMS™ Banner graph paper to plan your design from: from http://www.rouseinternational.com/downloads/pdf/MP-BNR-G4-H-110A-5L-GRAPH.pdf.

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Thanks for joining me this time. Do come again for more “Balloon Imagination On Display™” here at “Graphics MadeWithBalloons™ Blog.


Graham Rouse

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Rouse Technologies, LLC
Clemson, SC USA

Copyright 2014 by G.Rouse

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Graham is the owner of Rouse Technologies LLC, Clemson, SC USA.

    • He has 30+ years professional experience in the balloon industry.
    • He produces, publishes, exhibits and teaches balloon arts worldwide.
    • He has 5 patents on technologies for balloon professionals.
    • He is the creator of seminal innovations for the balloon industry:
      • (1) structuring balloon sculptures from inside
      • (2) building balloon displays with aperture frameworks
      • (3) manufacturing film balloons in connected series.
    • Graham’s companies manufacture, distribute, teach and support Rouse Matrix brand, Expand-and-Load frameworks for balloons.

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