Friday, July 22, 2011

Satisfied Customers

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Nylon vs. PVC Material

Here's the deal...

Most advertising blimps are made using either a heavy duty polyurethane coated nylon material or a PVC plastic material.

To understand the strengths and differences between the two materials, we will compare the materials to other popular consumer goods.

The nylon material, which California Blimps uses, is a coated fabric that can be compared to punching bag material. This material is durable and can stand up to indoor and outdoor conditions. Our nylon blimps, along with our special aerodynamic shape, ensure a smooth and steady flight while the blimp is in the air. Advertising blimps made of nylon material typically have a longer life span and are more versatile than blimps made of PVC material.

The PVC material is the same material used to make pool toys. It is a thin plastic material that is lightweight and causes a blimp to fly erratically. Blimps using PVC material do not fly well outdoors and typically have a shorter life span than the nylon blimps. The PVC blimp are cheaper than the nylon blimps, but so is the blimp itself. Remember: you get what you pay for.

Ripstop Nylon: It is misleading to the buyers. Ripstop nylon blimps are being made overseas. The material is not 100% Nylon. This is the material we, California Blimps, use for the fins of our blimps. It is no different than the PVC material.

Important Questions to Ask a Blimp Company

If you're in the market for an advertising blimp and want the best deal, ask the company that is selling you the blimp these questions:

Q. Are you the manufacturer?
A. Yes, most blimp companies are distributors, but California Blimps is a manufacturer that supplies blimps to many distributors. Some companies buy blank blimps from other countries. They will paint your logo on the blimp and claim to be the manufacturer, but they are not. You will save time and money buying directly from the manufacturer.

Q. What kind of material is used to make the blimp?
A. We use nylon material - it is the better and more durable material. The price of PVC blimps can be cheaper, but you get what you pay for.

Q. How long have you been in business?
A. California blimps has been in business since 1994. New companies come and go, so make sure your blimp company is here to stay.

Q. Who are some of your customers in my area?
A. California Blimps has been satisfying customers throughout the world since 1994. Chances are that we can give you references in your area.

Buyer Beware: Blimp Companies Changing Names

We won't name names, but some unfortunate blimp owners are without a blimp company to take care of their needs. Recent troubles with the economy has forced some blimp companies to go out of business or change their names and try to start over with the same bad business habits.

Here's what I mean:
It is known that within the inflatable industry that there are certain owners of businesses that can't seem to get their act together. After a few years, they are forced to change the name of their business due to, well, let's say bad business relations with vendors, customers, stock holders, and even family members.

Now I know that times get tough and we do what we can to get by. But some owners have have changed names many times to find themselves right back where they started, and ending up where they ended up last time- in trouble with somebody or something that forces them out of business. These companies can be found on the internet and at trade shows. Do you feel comfortable buying a blimp from people like this?

California Blimps has been in business for 10 years. We are in the same building and have the same phone numbers. 1-800-625-4677 or 949-650-1183. We are in good condition and look forward to serving you.

There are several websites that all lead to the same company selling the lower-end Blimps. Let us know your needs and your budget and we will provide you with the higher quality Blimp, sphere or inflatable at the same price as the PVC or Ripstop Nylon. It is not worth saving a couple of dollars if the blimp doesn't last you at least three to five years, like California Blimps do. A product that is flying in the air should not be falling out of the sky just because it is made out of a lower end material. So please be aware in your blimp or inflatable purchasing process and let California Blimps be of assistance to you.

California Blimps - In Business Since 1994!

Being in business since 1994, in an industry where blimp companies keep switching names because of their reputation, California Blimps is the only manufacturer that provides the highest quality and service in the U.S. We have customers all over the world and have a multitude of customers in your area, guaranteed. Just let us know and we will provide you with a contact of a customer in your area, so they can share their experience with California Blimps with you.