Tuesday August 3, 2021 at 2:39pm
Our lovely 13m dome (see earlier blog entry) has now had its first test run at an 18th birthday party. Winds were quite high so we looped ratchet straps over for extra safety. Our set up and inflation time was about 2 hours. Hanging loops on the inside allowed the client to add string LED lighting, and with the addition of a dance floor it was “dressed to impress”!
Wednesday July 28, 2021 at 5:26pm
This is the 2nd 14m x 12m barrier ordered by the WRU; this has a 1m tube diameter and is ideal for adults. Larger units would be in 2 sections and we can insert a gap for access if required. If the unit is for children we can reduce the tube diameter to 75cm or 50cm.https://youtu.be/l66w-9HjgCkhttps://youtu.be/OuMtm_xlhnQ
Wednesday July 28, 2021 at 2:34pm
Our Maxi water totter, wonder wheel and iceberg are proving to be a very popular attraction in the summer holidays at Cardiff WW Centre.Do give us a call to enquire, as we have a range of water games available as bespoke items.
Tuesday July 27, 2021 at 11:39am
This 13m dome will be taking pride of place at Butlins Bognor Regis for their summer events. White tarpaulin with a silver nylon “rim”. Hanging loops inside for LED lighting.We always do a full air test and time lapse video on our buildings as extra reassurance for our clients, along with a collapse test, to time how long it takes in a fan failure scenario for the building to lose its integrity. In this case about 5 minutes, plenty of time for guests to exit via the doors at front an....
Tuesday July 27, 2021 at 11:34am
Imagine is flying a blimp for Qatar Airways at Goodwood all this week, from 27/7 – 31/7. A pretty grotty, rainy start on the first day.
Tuesday July 27, 2021 at 11:16am
ITSU has taken over the former Pizza Hut site at Reading Gate Retail Park and wanted Imagine to assist with a high profile launch of their brand. More stores will roll out over the coming months. They wanted something as bright and loud as possible and I think we achieved that! The blimp will fly for 8 weeks and we have trained up the on-site staff to look after the blimp themselves over that time. In good calm weather you can add a tetherline banner to the main harness line for an extra message....
Tuesday July 27, 2021 at 10:50am
This 5m bottle has an internal fan. Ideal for trade shows both indoors and outdoors.
Friday July 16, 2021 at 2:45pm
CEX asked us to replace one of their poorly mascots whose ear had been ripped off from being carried around by his earlobes!We have added handy carry handles on his back this time and he's much happier...
Thursday July 15, 2021 at 10:32am
We will be at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show next week from 21 – 25 July, flying this beautiful big heart above the showground. Its 4m wide and can fly at up to 100ft, location permitting. Items like this are not aerodynamic so require constant supervision but you can rely on our guys to do all that for you while you concentrate on the other elements of your event.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EroFvf5G8NI
Thursday July 15, 2021 at 10:25am
This nylon 6m diameter igloo is being kitted out with LED party lights, ideal for small events with a capacity for about 15 people standing comfortably.Zips in the base allow you to place LED wands or lamps inside the walls; hanging loops inside the igloo let you hang string lights, bunting, pom-poms, whatever you like to decorate.This is an ideal building for indoor events or outdoors in dry weather with light winds. There’s a choice of entrance types – this one is a square arch wit....
Thursday July 15, 2021 at 10:19am
This month is the 1 year anniversary until the start of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022. Small scale events are being planned to highlight the event and build excitement for it in the local community. This 10ft tall No 1 will go to Centenary Square this weekend.
Thursday July 15, 2021 at 10:14am
This silver chrome sphere will be heading off to Switzerland as a key element in a theatrical show. These items are too heavy to float with helium but they can be suspended or ground based. Popular sizes are 1m, 1.5m, 2m and 2.5m but we can do really giant ones too.
Thursday July 15, 2021 at 9:54am
Along with the popcorn, strawberry and prosecco we did a few weeks ago, here is the latest batch for Lidl. The 4m bottle, 3m sweet chilli crisps and 2.2m parmesan cheese are all sealed units inflated with a handheld blower.Note the embossing on the wine bottle – we can’t unfortunately achieve 3D embossing but we can get very close with drop shadow print. We can achieve very close detail like the serrated edge of the crisp packet, tapering, and transparent packaging.
Tuesday July 13, 2021 at 5:19pm
We were proud to help Gefco, based in Coventry, to pull together an arch for a fundraiser they were organising for several colleagues suffering with cancer. This is a new nylon arch we had in stock, which we retro-fitted with the client’s branding and that of their sponsors.We do always hold several nylon arches in stock when clients are really stretched for budget, and we do not charge VAT on orders placed by charities and foundations.https://www.linkedin.com/posts/gefco_fundraising-thank....
Thursday July 8, 2021 at 5:33pm
We have just completed our 2nd order for ANCAP – the Australian body responsible for vehicle safety tests. This is a new model for us, the Isuzu D-Max SX Crew Cab UTE, lifesize.It has radar pockets on the wheels and front/rear headlights as well as separate bumper chambers for collision protection.
Monday July 5, 2021 at 1:59pm
Finally the universities are starting to open their campuses to prospective students and so on Saturday we installed Derby University’s blimp for them at their first event.
Thursday July 1, 2021 at 11:51am
We have installed a massive 10m diameter Sphere depicting the volume of one tonne of co2 at atmospheric pressure.The average person produces 6.5 tonnes of co2 carbon a year.We were briefed by the client to install the Sphere outside Westminster Cathedral as an awareness day event by Westminster City Council for London climate action week.Imagine even sourced two all electric vehicles to manage the event rather than our own existing diesel vans.This was to prove even inflatables and their complex....
Thursday July 1, 2021 at 10:05am
The BHS sponsors many charity events. With the summer weather hopefully here to stay for a while, these 1.8m diameter tarpaulin buoys will be used on open water racing events on the South coast in the coming weeks.We also offer PVC buoys and barriers for one day events or photoshoots, but tarpaulin is very durable on choppy open water and for repeated use.
Thursday July 1, 2021 at 10:02am
Pantone matched blimps are a highly impactful yet fairly cheap means of tying in with your existing corporate identity. This one will be flying next week for a fitness centre on the South coast. We also do stock colour blimps red/yellow/blue/green/black and white.
Thursday July 1, 2021 at 9:55am
Our client SABA is partners with the Irish hockey team who will be jetting off to Tokyo next week and taking some of these bang bang/clapper sticks with them!Our minimum order on these items is 500 sets and you can have print both sides. Each set is individually polybagged with printed instructions and a straw for inflation. An ideal budget item with a 1 colour set costing from 68p for 500 sets, down to 38p for 10,000 sets.
Monday June 28, 2021 at 9:42am
Talk about recycling we can even upcycle.Imagine has a vast range of nearly new buildings we have used for one off events that often clients ask us to dispose.So as part of our recycling policy we can either recycle the fabric via our agreement with the Council fabric bank, or better still we get the permission of the end client to resell the inflatable.This means these often perfectly good inflatables have a much longer shelf life and are used for other purposes.
Friday June 25, 2021 at 11:35am
Its worth remembering that inflatables can be made in a variety of substraits, and are re-usable many times over. We offer a storage facility to our clients who don’t have the space for giant inflatables. This 10m “carbon bubble” is having its 4th or 5th outing next week for London Climate Week. A nylon stitched structure, it will take pride of place outside Westminster Cathedral and will be installed, supervised and de-rigged by our team. All our inflatables ar....
Thursday June 17, 2021 at 11:23am
We provided a Bespoke Inflatable Dome for a client some months ago.The client unfortunately damaged the Dome but we were able to cut the damage out, replace the damaged fabric and make as new.As you can see Mrs T was able to test the flaps herself!!!!So from full inspection, cleaning to repairs we will not leave our clients compromised.
Thursday June 17, 2021 at 11:19am
2.8m tall Hot air balloon replica for Sage Accountancy.Imagine crew to install in London location for new exhibition event.The exhibition halls are opening, so we hope this is the first of many new orders for the summer/autumn exhibition and events industry!!!
Thursday June 17, 2021 at 9:23am
Cold Air Filled stage cover.We made this for Wigan Council for their summer music events.The inflatable was made in our own production facility and we are now the only manufacturer of such inflatables in the UK.We pride ourselves to be a supplier of UK designed, made and supplied, installed/operated inflatables.Nobody can match us for quality of service, installation and logistics ability.So no matter how large your idea we can help you through the whole process even to set up and installation t....
Thursday June 10, 2021 at 10:37am
Lidl will be running its first outdoor promo events this month for over a year. This year their giant shopping bag will contain some new items - a giant 2.5m strawberry, a 3m popcorn and a 3m version of their best-selling own brand Prosecco.These are all sealed units which inflate with a handblower making them portable.
Wednesday June 9, 2021 at 12:47pm
Designed by Enni-Kukka Tuomala, the “Empathy Echo Chamber” is an inflatable installation and a reflective space – both literally and emotionally. The Pavilion is made of a reflective material and inside, visitors are encouraged to reflect on their experiences and perspectives together and respond to each other through empathy. Unlike the echo chamber which only reflects back what we already know and think, the “Empathy Echo Chamber” is ....
Monday June 7, 2021 at 3:28pm
These football doughnuts are an ideal budget item for youth sports clubs, fun days, football camps and photoshoots. These are in tarpaulin ideal for outdoor use, but we can also do the design in lightweight nylon for indoors. The size is 2m and in nylon packed down to a medium box, or on a standard pallet in tarpaulin. It’s Velcro netted at the back, and runs on an external fan. Logos can be removable.
Tuesday May 18, 2021 at 9:41am
Metallic chrome spheres are a very striking way of dressing your event. They come in 4 main colours : gold, silver, red and blue, but we can also do other colours including a pearlized finish. The design is an inner 0.2mm PVC sphere with a 0.50mm layer of chrome material on the outside, making them too heavy to float, but ideal for suspending or placing on the ground. The most popular sizes are 1m, 2m, 2.5m and 3m diameter.The spheres need to be installed gradually in a warm room to keep the chr....
Monday May 10, 2021 at 9:07am
A sunny day greeted us in Somerset yesterday with the launch of our latest blimp advertising a self storage and van hire centre close to the A37.Our blimps can offer artwork either direct or on detachable panels, same or different artwork each side.
Monday May 3, 2021 at 7:04pm
Tarpaulin booms, spherical and cylindrical buoys are a speciality at Imagine. Ideal for open water such as lakes , we use a marine valve and think marine grade 0.6mm tarpaulin. We've just completed an order of 50 x 4.5m long 30cm diameter barriers which will create swimming lanes at a water park. The water inflatables can have direct print on them.
Tuesday April 27, 2021 at 3:34pm
Here is the Brewers blimp flying at the newest store opening in Cardiff city centre. A challenging location with a high tree line at the rear but with a fully managed service you can concentrate on running your store or site and we will do the rest. For enquiries about Brewers stores nationwide contact www.brewers.co.uk
Thursday April 22, 2021 at 10:00am
Imagine is proud to have taken part in the Tokyo Olympic Marathon Trials at Kew Gardens. An 11.7mW x 5.3H square arch was used at the start and finish line. This is nylon with detachable velcro’ed branding both sides.
Wednesday April 21, 2021 at 11:56am
Brewers are rolling out a number of new store openings in the coming weeks and their blimp is an ideal way to alert passing traffic that they are open for business. The Brewers blimp has been happily flying at each new store for a number of years, and we offer a fully managed service for up to a week at a time in opening week.Next week we are at the new flagship Cardiff store for 5 days.
Wednesday April 21, 2021 at 11:49am
A breezy day greeted us at the new store in Durham yesterday. Wren are opening up a number of stores nationwide over the next few weeks, with Carlisle to follow in May. Our Wren blimp flies with a tetherline banner on calm days, and is ideal for flagging up passing traffic coming into or past big retail parks such as the one at Durham City. If you don’t have anywhere to store it, don’t worry – we can supply a shipping container to site. We will train your staff so they can laun....
Tuesday April 20, 2021 at 1:50pm
Imagine offers a range of water-based inflatable games for use in fairly shallow water in lakes and swimming pools. The attached are 3 of our latest – the 2m Wonder Wheel, which you can use on land or water like a hamster; the 4m Maxi Water Totter which is a giant see-saw, and the Rock Slider, which is a mini climbing iceberg.These items are ideal for young people, max weight on the water totter is around 40kgs per beam, and must be used supervised when fully anchored. We also do katapults....
Tuesday April 20, 2021 at 1:00pm
We have made these for Audi Australia, Bridgestone USA and now the Vehicle Research Institute in Israel. These are very hard wearing thick tarpaulin material- a reinforced frame with a printed sleeve over. Designed to stand alone or attach to a moving trolley.We also make stationary cars, moving inflatable cars designed to sit on a trolley, inflatable pedestrians and crash walls. These are used in the automotive industry for AEB testing, but they can also be applied as visual tools for driving s....
Wednesday April 14, 2021 at 2:36pm
We have revisited our friends at Windy Willows Café and Nursery in Houghton Regis to reinstall their blimp with fresh fins and a new banner to highlight the café. The advantage of our blimps is that tired fins can be replaced, and new messages can be added cheaply with a vertical or horizontal banner.
Friday March 26, 2021 at 10:06am
Our client is a media artist. This pink igloo will be used as part of a Virtual Reality experience using headsets to imagine being inside the female reproductive system. The igloo is only small – 4.2m diameter externally- big enough for 2 people to sit inside. Soft LED lighting provides a pink glow. The tight squeeze to get inside represents the sensation of the birth canal.Whatever your idea, we can make it happen! Nothing surprises us any more!
Thursday March 25, 2021 at 11:58am
Our client provides maintenance to the national rail network, removing graffiti from trains or providing a full paint spray service. They wanted a mobile paint spray booth which would allow them to go to the train, rather than bringing the train to them. Spraying can be a messy business and it is vital that spray is contained, thereby avoiding “blowback” damage to nearby buildings, cars or the rest of the train!Our solution is an inflatable tarpaulin shelter which can be quickly velc....
Monday March 22, 2021 at 12:30pm
Our 20ft long blimps fly at 198ft and are a great budget way to raise awareness of sites or venues that are out of town, on a retail park, or close to a road with high levels of passing traffic.We will get Civil Aviation Authority permission for you, and provide the blimp with all its ancillary equipment and the helium.The tetherline banner is optional and can be tied vertically or horizontally.Here is our latest install from last week, at Emery’s Timber and Builders Merchants in Stoke on ....
Friday February 12, 2021 at 9:56am
The River Test Distillery wanted a sleek and smart looking 3m gazebo in the colours of their company livery, so that the whole “look” of their delivery vans, aprons and advertising is seamless. The pantone matched double skin walls provide excellent wind shelter and weight for outdoor events, and the half wall frontage works as an ideal serving station. Print can be applied to the roof, valance/trim, and walls inside and out. A wheeled carry bag for the frame allows you to transport ....
Monday February 8, 2021 at 9:36am
Imagine has just made some new arch banners for the upcoming series of “A League of their Own”. We can turn around PVC or lightweight nylon banners in 2-3 days if needed, including hemming/Velcro. Banners can be laminated if desired.
Monday February 1, 2021 at 2:01pm
Container Self Store has a huge complex of containers available for self storage purposes, and lockdown has made them surprisingly busy. Ideally located right on the junction of the B6002 and the A52 in Nottingham, they are well placed for a bright and very noticeable blimp ! And the containers are perfect for storing the blimp inside at night. The 3m x 1.5m tetherline banners allow you to cram in an extra message that can be cheaply replaced when you have a new promotion.We offer blimps in a ra....
Wednesday January 20, 2021 at 10:07am
Imagine has produced some heavy duty water booms and cylinder buoys in preparation for the new triathlon season, in partnership with BMW and Triathlon Ireland. The buoys and booms are made from really strong 0.60mm welded PVC tarpaulin ideal for open water venues in chilly and choppy UK lakes and seas. The booms are 5m L x 75cm dia and can be joined together to create a perimeter or lanes. The cylinder buoys are 2mH x 1m diameter and ideal as distance markers .We also offer buoys and barrie....
Wednesday January 20, 2021 at 10:02am
Imagine partnered up with Nutriculture to promote one of their biggest brands. Roots Excelurator Gold is House & Garden's top product and a true customer favourite when it comes to extreme root growth and root zone protection in soil and coco media. House & Garden Roots Excelurator Gold contains a perfect blend of beneficial bacteria, vitamin B complex, cold pressed sea kelp, molasses and seed extracts to create a massive root network, whilst eradicating and protecting against root ....
Tuesday January 12, 2021 at 1:28pm
One of the more complex structures we have had to make. This is a 2-section cube room in nylon designed to kiss fit against 2 concrete support pillars in the middle of the room. The intention is to create an enclosed space which can be heated using free-standing heaters to create a hot and sweaty yoga space indoors, ideal for live streaming classes during Covid, and when things get back to normal, will take up to 15 people. One section can be used as a self-supporting stand alone building for re....
Sunday December 27, 2020 at 4:31pm
Well, despite some atrocious pre-Xmas weather we installed a 5m x 4m x 3m football shootout for Platform Sports Coaching, for their junior sports camp. The kids had a great time using the goals for target practice.
Monday December 7, 2020 at 2:20pm
Wednesday December 2, 2020 at 12:03pm
A concerned Harrow resident contacted us for our help in supplying a blimp to fly at the height of a proposed tower block development. Our brightly coloured blimp flew at 45m on Saturday 28th Nov on a disused carpark to draw attention to the impact the building would have on the skyline.Our blimps normally fly at 60m (200ft) but we can adjust the lines to different heights to suit so they are ideal as site markers.https://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/18904481.west-harrow-campaign-group-protes....
Monday November 30, 2020 at 1:49pm
Bolton Council is getting ready for non essential shops to open back up again on Thursday. Father Christmas has just been installed at Bolton Market’s indoor shopping centre to welcome eager shoppers back.
Tuesday November 24, 2020 at 11:39am
One of our valued repeat clients has installed some new Xmas inflatables at their static home park in Wolverhampton. These 6m tall characters are in heavyweight tarpaulin material which is water resistant , but you can still light them from within if you have a strong enough LED system. We still have time to make a range of Christmas-themed inflatables in time for delivery by early December so please contact us!
Monday October 26, 2020 at 10:49am
MHR Ruddington Hall is a Nottingham-based HR and payroll company. To coincide with their new website launch, 5 x 7ft and 1 x 10ft spheres sprang up overnight at HQ to surprise staff.
Monday October 26, 2020 at 10:35am
Yes another challenging project for Imagine. Amazon Prime gave us just 6 days to make 3 units of the reclining Borat 13m L x 6.5mH x 4m D, in his “maskini”. From sign off of artwork on 14th Oct to delivery into the 3 locations by 20th Oct! Imagine created all the artwork from scratch – this is often the case but we can provide 2D and 3D renders for approval.
Thursday October 22, 2020 at 12:53pm
Our client wanted to upgrade their existing 10 year old nylon billboard with a wipeable version which can also serve as a podium backdrop for race winners. Champagne tends to get everywhere when you shake the bottle!! The 6m W x 4m H Cold Air Filled PVC tarpaulin billboard is a very durable all-weather option. The frame has eyelets for printed detachable banners to be tied on; however the plain black insert sheet allows you to use the inflatable as a podium backdrop at prize-giving.
Wednesday October 14, 2020 at 12:49pm
This garden and restaurant business now has a 6m tall tarpaulin witch to welcome visitors upon arrival. There is a Velcro section on the chest area to add a message or logo if you want. Please ask for details
Monday October 12, 2020 at 4:51pm
Just completed this 8m cube building in blackout material inside and out which will be a projection room for an as yet unlaunched film for a major studio. 3m high walls , flat roof, ideal for indoors.
Monday October 12, 2020 at 12:44pm
A variation on the existing design that C&R have done with us several times. This is 0.60mm PVC tarpaulin ideal for long term/repeated use in choppy open water hence the DEEP WATER additional text
Monday October 12, 2020 at 12:36pm
Another successful install on a beautiful Autumn day in Altrincham. Wren’s latest store opens this week (wc 28 Sept) and the blimp is ideally suited to catch the attention of passing traffic on the A road that runs alongside the retail park. For more information or to book an appointment at any Wren store go to www.wrenkitchens.com
Thursday September 17, 2020 at 9:33am
Ryders of Warrington have had 2 blimps from us over a period of 10 years, here is their latest Hyundai blimp fresh and ready to fly for Autumn car sales.
Monday August 3, 2020 at 5:22pm
This 7m diameter white nylon honeycomb dome is ideal for short term events in dry weather. LED lighting can be placed inside the walls via zips in the base, or from hanging loops on the ceiling.
Monday August 3, 2020 at 5:20pm
CWM Farm Shop in Wales came to us to get their old blimp replaced. The advantage of our outdoor blimps is the removable rigid fins (as opposed to inflatable fins, which are integral to the main blimp so if damaged affect the integrity of the whole structure). We offer our 20ft long outdoor blimps as a rental or purchase package including helium and an operator to train you.
Monday August 3, 2020 at 5:13pm
BBC Radio 1 are trying to get somebody from every country in the world to come on the radio and shout ‘up yours Corona’ in their native language. That’s 193 people from 193 countries. To make sure the UK knows we mean business with this week-long mission, we’re sending a blimp on tour around the UK with the words ‘up yours Corona’ emblazoned on the side. Here it is on a lovely day in Cardiff Bute Park.
Friday July 24, 2020 at 6:05pm
The Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta came to us wishing to replicate the gold chain of their renowned (and very expensive!) handbags. They wanted a giant string of gold links piled up to create a display piece which can be placed inside prestigious stores and commissions as well as for special events. We produced 27 x 1.2m individual links, some of them closed, some of them open with a gap.Our first installation was at their flagship store in Rome, not long after the Covid lockdown had eased....
Friday July 17, 2020 at 3:21pm
Don't forget to visit Wren kitchens https://www.wrenkitchens.com/ for more information and offers.
Friday July 17, 2020 at 3:17pm
This is a 12m x 6m Slip N Slide football pitch. The base sheet is printed and is Velcro removable. The pitch itself is in 2 sections each with its own fan, to help with transport and lifting. Access for players is either via the gap in the 2 sections, or through the goals (the netting is also removable). Artwork can be applied on these products either as direct print onto the tubing, or on detachable banners. Production time for pitches this size is around 2 weeks.
Friday July 17, 2020 at 3:09pm
Brewers Decorator centre in St Neots, Cambridgeshire was the focus of our attention a few weeks ago. Their blue blimp is flying once again to remind customers that the store is now open for trade.
Sunday June 28, 2020 at 2:10pm
Music production company GRM daily is celebrating 10 years of urban music. Their latest album has just been released! Bethnal Green was the launch site for a black blimp as the east end of London is a focal point for this genre of music. The blimp flew at Oval Space which is a gallery and outside meeting space and the blimp generated a lot of interest from passers by in the nearby parks
Sunday June 28, 2020 at 2:04pm
We now have 2 large dome buildings available to rent in our corporate division. These are both PVC tarpaulin material event stations with optional metal trussing available for attaching lighting. The canopy is included and artwork can be applied on detachable panels as shown. Ballast, flooring and lighting can be quoted separately. We offer a UK nationwide installation service and our operators are fully insured when on site.Please ask for Dominic in the Sales office on 01455 559956
Sunday June 28, 2020 at 1:55pm
CBD Asylum is the UK’s leading brand for all things CBD. CBD is a cannabis derived oil used for medicinal purposes which is growing in popularity as a homeopathic alternative as it does not have the TCH element which gives a high. CBD Asylum in Hull asked us to promote awareness of their brand with a pantone matched advertising blimp above their store. Perfect weather on the day, ideal storage facility, and certainly caught the eye of passers-by!
Wednesday June 17, 2020 at 3:48pm
Despite some very gusty weather the past week, we have launched 5 blimps across the UK McArthur Glen centres to celebrate the re-opening of their sites in Derby, Swindon, Cheshire Oaks, Ashford and York. This follows a successful campaign of similar launches across McArthur Glen’s European sites, who enjoyed far better climatic conditions. The UK sites posed challenges such as open access carparks, wind tunnels, canopy shelters, railways tracks and dual carriageways nearby. The blimps will....
Monday June 15, 2020 at 6:04pm
On sunday the 14th of june marked the 3rd anniversary of the Grenfell Towers fire. The fire took the lives of 72 people and injured more than 70.The Grenfell Foundation which acts on behalf of the families organised a vigil and memorial at the site, in partnership with LV who are the insurers.Our rental blimp flew at 189ft and the LV heart at 30m. Both had internal LED lighting units.If you want to see more photos from the Grenfell aniversary event please check out our other social medias!
Monday June 15, 2020 at 5:42pm
Friday June 12, 2020 at 2:20pm
McArthur glen wants to advertise that all their stores will now be opening for business as the Covid-19 lockdown eases. Initially we have sent 10 blimps to 10 European sites spanning France, the Netherlands, Germany ,Austria and Italy.From the 15th of June we will be launching 6 blimps across the UK centres!Check out our social media pages for more photos and event information!
Thursday June 4, 2020 at 12:28pm
Despite the Virus stopping so much in our lives, Imagine is still trading and helping out its clients all over the world.A French Acrobat team specialising in water performances has asked us to design, built, and deliver a range of large inflatable spheres, platforms for their show.They are hoping to be able to perform live in the South of France this year, and Imagine has delivered on time their inflatables to allow them to rehearse through these months in the hope they can perform in August in....
Thursday May 14, 2020 at 10:48am
Well done to the Imagine team for bringing business back online.Imagine has installed the Wren Blimp at their Banbury store for their reopening.Social distancing training has been given to our crew, as well as full PPE gear.
Tuesday March 10, 2020 at 2:35pm
Now this is an impressive structure! We created this 17m large dome for a client that we would go and install it for in Europe and monitor throughout the event. It is designed to be a perfect viewing site as it's blacked out inside, ready for the theatre that was installed. The dome also included emergency exits and double doored tunnels to ensure that the light was kept out and the heat stayed in. It was a long and exciting event for our operators, who did a fantastic job keeping this dome....
Monday February 17, 2020 at 11:07am
We supplied this inflatable half car to Bridgestone for their safety testing. As you can see the inflatable allows the people monitoring and the sensors on it to gauge impacts and to look at the handling while having little to no risk to the driver and vehicle involved.
Tuesday February 11, 2020 at 3:39pm
Another recent install was the Elbet Sphere at ICE in the Excel, London. This helium filled 3m sphere looks great and is attention grabbing in a busy venue like this.
Tuesday February 11, 2020 at 3:16pm
We recently recreated the fantastically huge Panama Hat that gets installed for White Hat Studios at events, and took it down to the ICE at Excel in London. It went up a treat above the stand and looked great there.
Tuesday February 11, 2020 at 1:54pm
Once again we were out at the Six Nations match in Dublin, to fly the Banner for the Ireland vs Wales match. This was a very windy day but our operator kept the banner looking great and under control.
Wednesday February 5, 2020 at 2:16pm
Once again we were asked to attend Dublin to inflate and fly this fantastic Guinness Banner for the Six Nations Match. A brilliant addition to the pre-match or half time displays, it's definitely eye-catching.
Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 10:26am
Today we went out to assist CBRE with a blimp, to advertise their new building in Milton Keynes. As you can see this shows that, with enough space, the blimp can pull double duty for photoshoots before being flown.
Monday January 20, 2020 at 12:26pm
We were recently asked to produce a sphere for Equine America for the Beta International show at the NEC. Once we produced the sphere we had our Op's Chief go to the NEC at the weekend to install it, and it will be attracting a lot of attention to their stand for the show!
Thursday January 16, 2020 at 3:28pm
We were contacted last week to assist an old customer of ours with installing a sphere at the Excel this week. We sent our Ops Chief down to get it set up for the customer after testing the sphere for them and got it filled and placed to attract the most attention possible for the customer.
Tuesday January 7, 2020 at 12:39pm
It's always good to hear back from old customers, especially if we can assist them in a spot of bother. Agri Industry Services needed us to attend to inflate and install a sphere we did for them last year at the NEC so we got over their promptly and got it into a precarious, but effective position to attract attention.
Tuesday December 17, 2019 at 2:51pm
Earlier in the year we were asked to create a number of arches for Alton Towers in a short amount of time. Well, production worked their magic and got them out ready for the promotion for "The World Of David Walliams" that's coming to the park in 2020!Previously we only had a few installation pictures of them going in, but the final product looks amazing!I'm sure you can agree that they look fantastic and make for a great photo opportunity.
Monday December 16, 2019 at 12:01pm
It's amazing how complicated it can be controlling and displaying to it's best effect inflatables in parade conditions. Looking back at the most recent Lord Mayors Show you can see the variety of sizes and shapes that can be brought through the streets of London easily in this situation. From 3m for the Onside Cube and the Ratesetter Sphere, to 2.14m for the Worshipful Company of Insurers Sphere, we can adapt and make your parade look fantastic. We also have specialised in Special Helium Shapes ....
Friday December 13, 2019 at 12:38pm
Recently we had a request through from a local gentleman who was having issues with his spray tunnel. He had ordered it and unfortunately it was not as waterproof as he wanted, and had trouble staying up in high winds. Luckily, he has come to us and now has a fantastic tunnel that he can work in. We looked at all the vital aspects he would need, ventilation, waterproofing, robustness, and we even created it in two sections for maximum versatility so he can take one section away if he has remote ....
Wednesday December 11, 2019 at 1:15pm
Bridgestone USAcontacted us to get a robust crash test target. Our design is based on a veryearly prototype produced by Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment programme)and has been tested by Audi Australia, Millbank USA and now Bridgestone. Thevideo proves that the target can withstand quite considerable impact at speed as the car hitting it was moving at around 40mph. It’s a great re-usable item to have for a very small budget, that gives a great demonstration and can be customised and h....
Thursday December 5, 2019 at 9:40am
It's behind you! We had a request through to create this magnificent inflatable for panto season, and it's absolutely fantastic. Designed to "grow" on demand on stage, it's fitted with a silent running fan to get it up when required, and it's perfect for any Jack to climb (disclaimer - don't try to climb it).
Wednesday December 4, 2019 at 1:52pm
At the weekend we had the Rotary Club of Lutterworth hosting the annual Santa Fun Run, and we were providing the start/finish arch for them. Congratulations to everyone who took part and also thanks to Hills Alarm Services for sponsoring the event and sharing some excellent pictures and videos!Putting up the Arch: https://youtu.be/3ptfh0lMMDw
Wednesday December 4, 2019 at 12:39pm
It's that time of year again! We have been up to Bolton again to install the giant inflatable Santa Claus for the Bolton Council. This will be outside the ice rink at the Townhall over the Festive Season and looks really impressive! Video of Santa: https://youtu.be/JBpoeuMZANk
Wednesday December 4, 2019 at 12:24pm
Blimps are a great way to advertise a business. We set up this one this morning for the Waterside Inn in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire to let people know the renovations to the Inn will be done and they will be open for business.
Thursday November 28, 2019 at 3:52pm
Now that's a big baby! We were asked to produce this inflatable for Population Matters as a way of campaigning about the population increase across the world. We flew this in Parliament Square in London and it got a huge reaction during the Extinction Rebellion demonstration. Time Lapse Video of the inflation: https://youtu.be/79gkZ0PZeYA
Monday November 25, 2019 at 5:25pm
So how's your Monday been? Ours was great as we have been out to Bewdley to install some fantastic Christmas inflatables! These were requested specifically to go with a number that we had previously installed, and are used every year. As you can see this is a fantastic display, and has definitely got us in the festive spirit.
Wednesday November 20, 2019 at 2:41pm
We were asked by G P Johnson to create and install Water Spheres for them for an event that was at the ExCeL in London. These were to be used as area markers to let people know where the drink/waterstations were around the venue. After inflation we moved the sphere to a few locations to make sure it was right for the customer. As is often the case with events and exhibitions, spheres are a great way to mark locations and to attract attention.
Tuesday November 19, 2019 at 10:32am
We were recently contacted by CNRS to produce a CT scanner for the hospital Neuroscience ward, in France. This has been produced for children to let them experience a CT Scanner without being scared. We have improved the design of this inflatable recently so it can take a lot more weight, allowing it to be used for small adults as well.
Thursday November 14, 2019 at 10:44am
Yesterday we had our Operations Manager heading down to the ExCel in London for the London Vet Show 2019 to install a 1.5m fully printed sphere for Lintbells Yumove range of products. This is to advertise their new competition and to help promote their brand, and as you can see it looks fantastic! It should be a great, eye-catching addition to the show.
Tuesday November 12, 2019 at 10:32am
Another one of our recent orders was for some silver inflatable chrome balls which were being used for a customers display as per images below.They had a mixture of 1m and 1.5m diameter balls to create the effect they wanted.
Monday November 11, 2019 at 9:40am
Another one of our installations over the weekend was to install a 6m inflatable blimp at Lee Valley Athletics Centre in London which was being used as a site marker for the event day.Blimps are a great way to get your event/business noticed so why not call us for a quote today.
Monday November 11, 2019 at 9:06am
Once again we were at the Lord Mayors Show in London at the weekend, inflating and parading for a number of companies. This year we had a 3m Sphere for Ratesetter, a 3m Cube for Onside Youth Zones and we inflated the 1.8m Sphere for the Worshipful Company of Insurers. It was a great day there with many great sites and we were glad we were able to help these companies have a fantastic parade.Time lapse video of the inflation: https://youtu.be/71kNRVdVIr8
Thursday November 7, 2019 at 4:19pm
It's always good to walk into the office and see the pride and history of the business. Having been leading the UK's manufacture and design of advertising inflatables for over 20 years, we have a long and established history of getting the job done worldwide!
Tuesday November 5, 2019 at 4:29pm
We installed our inflatable Pudsey bear again today at the BBC in Cardiff, who will be on show for the next couple of weeks to bring awareness to this great cause.
Tuesday November 5, 2019 at 10:00am
Are you getting ready for Christmas? We have just been checking the giant inflatables to make sure they are looking all festive, and they look amazing! If we can help you with your celebrations just get in touch!We specialise in inflatables large and small for all you advertising and marketing needs (or even just for celebrations!)
Friday November 1, 2019 at 10:49am
We are looking forward to making an appearance at the Lord Mayors Show on the 9th November 2019! It's always an honour to attend and work with the procession to get things looking amazing, as we have with The Worshipful Company of Butchers and the Worshipful Company of Pewterers previously. Keep watching for updates on what we do this year!
Thursday October 31, 2019 at 1:00pm
Event stations are an easy and convenient way to set up at events and festivals. We can provide you with what you need to make your events work with various sizes, styles and elevations. Contact us to find out more!
Thursday October 31, 2019 at 10:48am
Time for a spooky Halloween special! We have made many great inflatables over the years, but here's just a few of our favourites with a spooky theme!As always, if you have an idea and want it created, contact us to get the experts to get your vision right!
Wednesday October 30, 2019 at 12:17pm
We were asked recently to create and install a 1.8m sphere for Creative Nature to advertise their new range of Gnawables - allergy free, vegan treats in 4 flavours. As shown this is a great way to attract attention to your product and stand at events, and to get your message out there. As they say - #nibblemygnawbles! https://www.creativenaturesuperfoods.co.uk/
Tuesday October 29, 2019 at 3:00pm
It's that time again! Each year we get to enjoy Comic Con by coming along to install the CEX Shark! It's an amazing inflatable that is eye catching and can be spotted clear across the hall. It's often a tricky install, however with our expert team we can get it installed and de-rigged around the other operators on site in plenty of time for the stand to be created. Also visible in the CEX picture are the Backpack Sharks we created as well. Again, a great way to advertise the brand.&nbs....
Thursday October 24, 2019 at 11:09am
We installed two helium filled spheres for one of our customers at this years Droidcon event at the Business Design Centre in London yesterday.Both spheres will be in situ for a few days whilst the event is running to draw attention to the stands.
Monday October 21, 2019 at 11:55am
Our weekend installation was at Alton Towers where we were asked to make and install 10x arches that had internal lights inside so they stood out in the dark. They were being used as a lighted walkway for this years Scare Fest event. The images below are of the first two arches that were installed over the weekend as the rest are all being installed today.
Monday October 21, 2019 at 10:00am
The great thing about having a blimp is how visible it is from miles away, and the blimp we created for Orange Theory Fitness in Derby proves that. We set the blimp up on the Wyvern Park to attract attention to the gyms opening day and you could see it clearly on the drive up to Derby. Having a blimp is always a great way to advertise your business, whether it is to have constantly flying or to rent for an event, we can assist you with this. https://derby.orangetheoryfitness.co.uk/&nbs....
Friday October 18, 2019 at 1:06pm
Another order from one of our returning customers was for some fun inflatable Pickle Ricks from the Rick and Morty TV show, these were fully pantone matched and printed from the customers own artwork.
Thursday October 17, 2019 at 11:40am
Another install from this week was to install a 2x2m helium cube for our customer PLSA which was for an event in Manchester. Cubes are a great way of advertising your event stand and really attract attention as they can be fully branded with different print per side.Imagine offer a full installation service along with helium so why not call us for costs today.
Thursday October 17, 2019 at 11:34am
Another installation at Southampton University last weekend where we installed some helium filled spheres and some lighted columns around the campus. The columns are used to direct visitors around the campus and the spheres are used as markers inside the main hall.
Tuesday October 8, 2019 at 10:22am
We were asked to assist with the Soul Town Festival in Beckenham by providing a blimp for advertising to event. We set up behind the main stage and had a fantastic time helping support the festival. As the blimp had to be flying past dusk we had to make sure we had a suitable power supply there so we could have it lit, which made for a great effect.
Tuesday October 8, 2019 at 10:12am
Brewers asked us to come and help them with two installs recently, one to advertise their new store in Gloucester and to publicise their store in Sunderland. We had our operators away at both sites for longer than normal periods, getting the blimp up and visible in mixed conditions to get the most attention possible for the two stores. As always it was a pleasure to work with Brewers and we were happy to bring our expertise and experience in this area to assist them.
Tuesday October 8, 2019 at 9:14am
We created some bespoke inflatables for Dover Street Market in London which were being used in the London and some of their worldwide stores as part of their new collections display.They had a mixture of sealed and stitched inflatables depending on the look the store wanted to go for which seemed to work perfectly with the new collection.
Wednesday September 18, 2019 at 4:32pm
"We all have an inner Zest and sometimes the daily grind can make you feel that you have lost your energy and zing. When you do a selfless act it contributes to those around you and will give you a sense of joy and sparkle. The aim of Zestfulness Week is to encourage you to find your inner Zing by doing a Zesty thing."With a brief like this is was a pleasure to assist Zestfulness getting the word out. We created an eye catching giant sphere that was carried through the streets of London by ....
Wednesday September 18, 2019 at 12:08pm
We were asked to bring back a huge inflatable that we had previously used in Geneva, Darmstadt and Berlin, and now we were launching the #MakingSCHistory Worm in the Albert Dock at Liverpool for the 11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, to raise awareness of the disease SC. As previously stated, the inflatable was made from 0.4mm PVC Tarpaulin which was made in sections and welded together to give it the shape the customer wanted. This was then connected onto....
Monday September 9, 2019 at 2:16pm
"You'll Float Again"Now that's a great tag line for a movie that we are helping to promote! ESIMedia contacted us to do a promotion for IT Chapter 2, a giant red balloon, so that's what we provided... 3m tall and 2.5m wide, it looked amazing out at County Hall (in conjunction with The London Dungeon) and Camden Market.We would like to offer our thanks for both these sites letting us use their sites, and despite high winds we had a great event.https://www.esimedia.co.uk/blog/evening-standard....
Monday September 9, 2019 at 2:12pm
One of our installations from last weekend was to install a 12m helium stadium banner again which was installed at the Aviva Stadium in Ireland. The event went really well with good weather conditions for this to fly in the stadium for the opening ceremony of the game.Another great installation by the Imagine crew.
Thursday September 5, 2019 at 10:57am
We were approached to assist creating a fantastic backdrop to go around the world with RuPaul for the "Werq the World" Tour. This was a challenge. The client wanted a number of spheres to go on the stage, along with a sun to surround the focal point at the centre. The brief stated that this needed to be fast inflating (under 4 seconds!) to appear exactly when required, and to be collapsible and able to be hidden just as fast. To achieve this we had to design faster running fans and a ....
Thursday September 5, 2019 at 10:11am
We were recently asked to come up with a way to help Ola Cabs celebrate their anniversary of setting up in Cardiff. After exploring a number of options on a tight timescale we created a giant sphere for them with their logo on that we could have attached to an operator. As a coincidence, it was also Pride on at the same time, so on the Saturday we were walking the parade helping Ola show their pride at starting in the UK in Cardiff.
Wednesday September 4, 2019 at 12:24pm
Imagine made a branded 5m diameter event station made from tarpaulin so it was fully water resistant for outdoor use which also had one removable branded door.Event stations are great to use as a shelter for outdoor or indoor events and can be made with removable doors so they can be fully enclosed if required. We make these to order so can make any size required upto around 12m diameter so call us for a quote today.
Wednesday September 4, 2019 at 12:09pm
We recently made a 3x3m folding gazebo tent for the NHS which was branded around the canopy roof as per the customers request.Imagine supply branded gazebos with any print requirement and can also be pantone matched so call us for a quote today.
Monday August 12, 2019 at 10:49am
We are asked to create an inflatable Vagina blimp to raise awareness around women's incontinence which was meant to be installed in Edinburgh city centre but unfortunately the local council would not give permission for the blimp to fly. The blimp is now flying at a rural location just outside of Edinburgh which is being used for press shots to raise awareness of the campaign and get people to sign the petition #LetFannyFly in the hope we can then install the inflatable blimp in the city ce....
Tuesday August 6, 2019 at 9:56am
Our most recent install was at Brighton Pride event last weekend where we installed a giant helium filled footballer character for Paddy Power which was connected with rainbow ribbons to an inflatable football style sphere to give the effect of the footballer kicking the ball.It is one of the largest helium inflatables we have done for a parade in the UK so far and was certainly the largest inflatable at the pride event! It got lots of attention on the day and people were partying around us as w....
Tuesday July 16, 2019 at 2:25pm
When your site needs something eye catching and highly visible, you may not think of a blimp straight away, but a large number of our customers have found them to be a highly effective way of attracting business, letting their customers know of sales or offers, or even to announce birthdays. Whatever the occasion, please contact us if you feel like a blimp may help you and your business. Timelapse videos:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAOiYm0HKa8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S7zTL....
Tuesday July 16, 2019 at 2:10pm
We recently had pleasure of assisting Knight Dragon display the work of the artist Geronimo, namely 25 teardrop inflatables at the Turning Tides Festival at the Greenwich Peninsula. Despite us not producing the inflatables, we installed, managed and de-rigged all 25 over a two week period. https://www.greenwichpeninsula.co.uk/whats-on/events/turning-tides-festival/https://www.archdaily.com/920718/ds-plus-rs-new-linear-london-park-opens-to-the-public
Thursday July 11, 2019 at 4:13pm
It's one of the pleasures of this job that we don't just produce excellent marketing and advertising inflatables, but we also produce products that aid in safety testing and saving lives. The following pictures are from the Jesco Auto Training School in Belgium, that uses our inflatable Fiat to test their slip course safely, allowing people to learn how to control a skidding car. https://www.jesco.be/ shows a great video of this in action, and we are greatful for sending us these ....
Friday July 5, 2019 at 3:33pm
It's always great to see our inflatables being used, and while on a job in London our operative spotted a giant, 10m Sphere we produced for PWC being used and sent back a few photo's! It's definitely eye-catching and gets the message across. If we can help you with putting your message out there, please get in touch. We would love to see what we can do for you.To see the original installation, please check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q30TYE186Wk
Thursday July 4, 2019 at 12:06pm
We recently made an inflatable American football design shootout for our customer based in Ireland for them to use during their events.The shootout was fully branded to their specification and club colours and they were over the moon with the finished product. Some great photos below of it in action.
Wednesday July 3, 2019 at 1:39pm
One of our recent large projects was to make and install a giant inflatable barrier for England Rugby Union. The barrier is used all year round to stop the players from falling into the fence line and ditch that is next to the pitch. The inflatable is 120m long x 90cm diameter and was made in four sections that connect together so it is one long continuous tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAUrki2J4kY
Tuesday July 2, 2019 at 11:34am
One of our recent PVC orders was to make a new version of the Mr Energizer character which was to be used in stores in Europe to advertise the brand.
Tuesday July 2, 2019 at 11:23am
We made a variety of bespoke pool floats this year for our returning customer Ocean Beach in Ibiza which are being used for parties over the summer.We made four different designs (parrot floats/dragon floats/plane floats/mobile phone floats) which were all pantone matched and printed to the customer specification.
Tuesday July 2, 2019 at 9:53am
We installed 5x inflatable spheres with helium for one of our returning customers Parker Designs yesterday at the ACC in Liverpool for an exhibition that was on there. Spheres are a great way to advertise your business needs and Imagine offer a full installation service so why not give us a call for a quote today.
Wednesday June 26, 2019 at 12:14pm
We installed a sphere for our ongoing customer at Olympia in London yesterday, the sphere was one the customer already had so we were asked to go and install this with helium for their event stand.Imagine can install and supply helium for your inflatable needs, ask for costs today.
Tuesday June 25, 2019 at 2:56pm
Our client Peach Video came back to us again this year for the Cannes Lions Festival, for a water-based see-saw fully branded which they wanted to place near the beach at La Croisette harbour, right in the middle of the action. The below 4m long x 2m wide “Maxi Water Totter” is a ride-on inflatable which rocks forwards and backwards and is suitable for calm open water. It is heavy duty 0.60mm marine tarpaulin and will take both adults and children.
Monday June 24, 2019 at 3:59pm
We created some inflatable floats for McVities based on their Jaffa Cake and Digestive biscuits for promotional use. Imagine can make any shape and design required for your event campaign.
Wednesday June 12, 2019 at 1:29pm
So far this week our installation team have installed a blimp for an outdoor show, some spheres at Olympia in London for an ongoing customer and another sphere in Milton Keynes for one of our new customers.All installations went well even though the operators got a bit soggy doing the blimp installation which was outside in the wet weather we have had this week so well done to the team!
Tuesday June 4, 2019 at 4:42pm
We produced and worked to specific technical drawings which we made from a very short brief but in the spirit of it all we pushed it hard to serve the veterans memory.This was installed by the Imagine crew who got to Dover at 6.15am to board the MV Boudicca. We had a three hour window to fit the cover to the swimming pool area of the ship and this involved us cutting by hand a bespoke fitted cover around the step and ladders of the pool to ensure it was the right fit. The cover wa....
Monday May 20, 2019 at 4:26pm
We installed 2 x columns to flank the entrance to #urbanvillagefete at the weekend which helped welcome and direct guests into the free event and reinforce the event branding!
Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 12:25pm
Our client the #StLucia Aquatics Federation asked us to produce some cylindrical water buoys fortheir race events in the beautiful bays in St Lucia. These buoys are 1m tallwith a diameter of 70cm. The material is stock PVC which is ideal for shortterm events, but we can offer tarpaulin material for long term/repeated useparticularly in choppy open water. Not an issue in this location!
Wednesday May 8, 2019 at 2:28pm
Our blimp operator installed and trained our customers how to fly and maintain their new blimp!Use links below to view our YouTube videos of the installation and first flight:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv6Y7nBBeT8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S7zTLErY_k
Wednesday May 8, 2019 at 1:40pm
We installed six inflatable spheres with helium at the Excel in London yesterday which was for one of our ongoing customers for their exhibition. Making use of the venues height so these could be seen easily.Another great install by the Imagine team!
Tuesday May 7, 2019 at 11:38am
Our latest installation was at the Ricoh arena in Coventry yesterday where we installed a 4.5m sphere with helium. The sphere floated above the stand and was anchored onto a basket that the customer made to look like a hot air balloon. The customer was really pleased with the finished look and I am sure it will draw lots of attention to their stand!
Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 10:40am
Air dancers are a great way to advertise your business if you don't have much space for bigger inflatables and they can be made with detachable banners so artwork can changed for future events. See video link of them in action! https://youtu.be/hNDBPnB7MJg
Friday April 12, 2019 at 10:08am
These 1m tall buoys are travelling out to St Lucia to the Aquatics Federation to act as markers in swimming races in one of the many beautiful bays there.
Monday April 8, 2019 at 11:25am
We recently made a bespoke inflatable football pitch for McDonalds which will be used for community football games. The pitch is 25m x 15m and was fully printed to match the brand pantone colours along with removable banners so artwork can be changed in future if required for future events.
Tuesday April 2, 2019 at 12:24pm
One of our recent orders was for a 3m diameter inflatable sphere that was fully printed to resemble the real basketball design that our customer EMS required. The sphere was sealed and air filled so it could be tethered to the vehicle roof for the customers event. EMS installed this themselves and they did a great job as the sphere looks fantastic!
Monday April 1, 2019 at 11:03am
The UK Atomic Energy Authority asked us to make the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the VW Golf models as moving target inflatables which sit on an inflatable “rib”. They can be towed or pulled along as a moving crash test target, and they have transparent pockets to front and rear so that you can insert reflective material which the radar, Lidar and camera sensors can pick up. Here they are ready for their first test run.https://youtu.be/UDFGx96dmvs
Monday April 1, 2019 at 10:54am
Our operator team installed and managed a helium filled blimp for our new customer Harron Homes over the weekend in Chesterfield to advertise their new housing development.Imagine also offer rental options on our blimps if they are only required for a few days and we offer a full installation and management service - please contact us for more details!
Tuesday March 19, 2019 at 4:43pm
Our latest install was for 2x 12ft indoor blimps and a 2.4m sphere which were both filled with helium to float above the customers stand. These are a great form of advertising for your stands and we offer a full installation service, call us for a quote today!
Tuesday March 12, 2019 at 9:57am
Another blimp installation down at the Excel in London yesterday for our ongoing customer ECS Digital, blimps are a great form of advertising for exhibition stands.We offer a full installation service so please call us for more information.
Friday March 1, 2019 at 2:22pm
One of today's installations was to deliver and install a giant cube building we recently made for our new customer Concierge Camping.The building was 12x9m and was made from a bright orange tarpaulin material so it was fully waterproof and then we added some branding onto detachable banners. Another successful install by the Imagine team!
Friday March 1, 2019 at 11:48am
We recently made a giant 5m high inflatable cash grabber machine for one of our existing customers which was printed in their own bespoke design. The idea of these are that people go inside the clear dome and catch paper tickets that blow around inside by the fan system.We hope they enjoy taking the inflatable on tour around the UK for their events.
Monday February 25, 2019 at 12:02pm
Imagine were given 4 days’ notice to get a 2 man team out to the Olympic stadium in Rome for the Ireland v Italy Six Nations rugby on Sunday 24th February. The Guinness cylinder is 12m long and we worked with the Linde Gas team to bring 7 cylinders of helium from outside Rome on a special transport to the stadium on Saturday morning. No pressure then!Another great install by the team and perfect flying weather!
Thursday February 21, 2019 at 11:10am
Our most recent big project was to create some 12m high inflatables to look like cricket stumps which were then installed by Nelsons column at Trafalgar Square London and Nelsons column was then used to give the illusion of the middle stump. This was to promote the cricket world cup for 2019 and it was a tricky install for our crew as they had to be placed in the correct position to give off the right illusion and also required a lot of ballasting due to the size. and weights of the inflatables.....
Thursday February 7, 2019 at 4:19pm
Check out some of our events from 2018 on the link below!https://youtu.be/haOqwLHRrAs
Friday February 1, 2019 at 10:40am
ANCAP Australia is the Australasian New Car Assessment Program for automotive safety; its counterpart in Europe in the more widely known Euro NCAP. ANCAP came to us requiring the Mazda CX-3 really quickly for a media event on 6th February so we have turned this around in record time – 12 days! They will be using it for radar testing.
Friday February 1, 2019 at 10:32am
Harrogate Hospital asked us to reproduce their Siemens scanner used in the paediatric radiology department. The scanner is designed as a practice tool for young children who need an MRI.
Thursday January 24, 2019 at 12:18pm
Another sphere install this week for our operators at the ACC in Liverpool where we installed a 1.8m sphere above the customer stand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Admh7MXsPZM
Tuesday January 22, 2019 at 3:49pm
Our latest installation was at the Excel in London today to install two inflatable spheres with helium.These were for an ongoing customer of ours but for two different stands - another great install by our operators. We offer a full installation service with our inflatables so call us for costs today! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tjcA4EgoTQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLE21JN1dLw
Wednesday January 9, 2019 at 3:32pm
Hyundai America contacted us again for more inflatable cars – this time it was the Quality Assurance department at the Alabama branch who wanted us to make a representation of their latest Elantra model. The 2018 design hot off the assembly line has inverted headlights which we have managed to achieve in 3D using complex internal ties.
Wednesday January 9, 2019 at 3:24pm
Our German client the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) is a government organisation responsible for transport systems. They used our VW Golf model for collision testing, hence both cars had separate front and rear bumpers in case of impact.
Wednesday January 9, 2019 at 3:15pm
Our latest client is a car manufacturer, who wanted to utilise our inflatable moving target car for collision and sensor testing. The moving target comprises the upper part of the car, attached to a heavy duty “rib”, and then an overskirt wrapping all around to create the total car outline. The inflatable can then be pulled along as it is, or attached to a wheeled sledge. Branding can be applied to the upper part of the car as well as the skirt, and we offer a range of stock colours ....
Tuesday January 8, 2019 at 3:39pm
One of our recent installations at the start of December was to install a 4m high inflatable Father Christmas for Bolton Council's Christmas grotto area. Ho ho ho!
Thursday January 3, 2019 at 10:38am
We have a mix of orders going out this week, an inflatable monkey, car, some crowd balls and exhibition spheres.All of our inflatables get air tested prior to delivery/installation to ensure they are in full working order for our customers.
Thursday December 13, 2018 at 9:06am
We regularly manage a blimp for BP to highlight a new roadside service station that's opened. The most recent one at Desborough is NOW OPEN!!!!
Wednesday December 12, 2018 at 2:52pm
Our latest big project was to install some giant balloons to handmade baskets to look like hot air balloons for a customers Christmas party event. The purpose of these were for people to stand in the basket for photo opportunities. Two balloons were 4.5m diameter and one was 1.5m diameter all with bespoke print and filled with helium so they could float above the baskets. Another great install by the Imagine team!
Monday December 10, 2018 at 3:35pm
We recently installed two 1.5m diameter inflatable spheres on stands for our customer at the St Pancreas Hotel in London for an event that was taken place there. The spheres were placed outside the front of the hotel and were also internally lit with LED lights to ensure they could be seen in the dark also.Spheres on stands are a great option for outdoor advertising, contact us for more information and costs.
Monday December 3, 2018 at 10:16am
We installed an inflatable arch for the Lutterworth Santa fun run last weekend for the local Rotary club.This is a local event that takes place every year to raise money for charities and the two Imagine directors got involved this year and got their Santa outfits on for the good cause ho ho ho!!
Thursday November 22, 2018 at 9:27am
Another installation for our ongoing customer Stray Cat Communications this time at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London where our operator installed two 1.5m sealed PVC spheres with an internal LED lighting unit suspended from the ceiling in the main room.
Monday November 12, 2018 at 2:52pm
Our latest installation was at the Lord Mayor Show in London last weekend where we installed and paraded a giant inflatable tankard with helium for our customer The Worshipful Company of Pewterers. Another tricky event for our operators who had to parade this huge inflatable through the streets of London avoiding contact with buildings, bridges and people! The customer loved the inflatable and plan on using it again for future events so another great installation well done to all....
Thursday November 8, 2018 at 4:10pm
We installed a 2m sphere again for our ongoing customer Carole Nash at the NEC in Birmingham today which was tethered to their stand for the classic motor show.
Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 1:29pm
Spheres are a great way to promote a sponsor or brand a hired space. Here's another great install at the OPEN in Norwich.
Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 11:27am
Audi Australia kindly sent us footage of our NCAP design inflatable collision target being tested. The internal frame is heavy duty 0.6mm reinforced tarpaulin and the over sleeve can be fully digital printed with the make/model of your choice. Total weight is around 40kgs, its portable and is fitted with radar pockets containing reflective material which can be picked up by LIDAR, RADAR and SONAR sensors.See video link below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1fncKBzjsU&feature=youtu.be
Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 9:43am
Our most recent install was for an inflatable colon! This was being used to raise awareness for Gut health for one of our customers events. It was a tricky shape to make and install due to the awkward shape but after a few alterations we achieved the end result our customer wanted. Another great install by the team!
Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 9:11am
Our operators installed two blimps yesterday to be used as site markers to check the height of a new proposed building.Blimps are a great form of advertising but are also a great way to visualise space for new locations. Please see video link below of these being set up.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nowktVV0J1g&feature=youtu.be
Friday November 2, 2018 at 10:32am
The CeX shark is a regular installation for us...it's 7m long and a relatively tricky install, but all in a days work for our Imagine Operators.
Friday November 2, 2018 at 10:19am
Our specialism at Imagine is custom bespoke inflatables and here is a wonderful promotional helium special shape - the Movember Moustache. We turned this around for our customer in double quick time to maximise the promotional potential and raise the profile of this very worthy charity.
Tuesday October 30, 2018 at 11:24am
Another great install by our trained operator yesterday who installed two 2D helium filled PVC clouds which were installed at the Park Plaza Hotel in London. They were both installed at a height in the stairwell area of the hotel for the end customers evening event.Imagine offer a full installation service with all of our inflatables if required to ensure everything is installed correctly and safely for customers events.
Tuesday October 30, 2018 at 10:39am
One of most recent special projects was for Stratford East Theatre in London. We were asked to create and design some inflatable walls to fit around the theatre stage space to look like a sports arena for one of their new shows call the Wolves. There were five walls in total in a range of sizes made from fully pantone matched 0.3mm PVC tarpaulin to ensure they were robust enough. They were powered by internal silent running fans to ensure the noise was kept to a minimum but we had to ....
Tuesday October 16, 2018 at 2:44pm
Some customers, like the University of Northampton purchase a blimp for advertising and special events and we store the inflatable at Imagine and then manage a series of scheduled fly dates that often coincide with open days. This is the University blimp ready for lift off at the most recent open day and we look forward to the next fly date!
Monday October 15, 2018 at 12:03pm
Our last install of the year at Southampton University for their last open day of 2018. We installed 5x 2.4m helium filled spheres, 9x cold air filled columns and 1x 6m helium filled blimp which unfortunately due to weather conditions couldn't fly outside but went up in the main hall with the rest of the spheres.A great company to work with and we hope to work with them on their open days again next year. #southamptonuniversity
Monday October 15, 2018 at 11:50am
We installed a 3m helium filled sphere for our customer Wunderman London at Spitalfields Market last week which was used to raise awareness of retinoblastoma for #WorldSightDay 2018.The sphere certainly gained a lot of attention from the public and hopefully raised more awareness of the disease.
Monday October 15, 2018 at 11:44am
A run of inflatable cars recently….firstly the Renault Grand Scenic, used at the Renault Motor Show in Paris as a marker for the lighting systems. Also the VW Golf, being used in Hungary at the main proving ground for AEB testing. Here they are, ready for action.
Monday October 15, 2018 at 11:23am
We were asked to create a 3m scary monster for a production which will be anchored onto a moving platform and even the arms move up and down to make it more scary looking looking! The customer was really happy with the end result and can't wait to see it on stage.
Wednesday October 10, 2018 at 9:49am
A brand new Brewers store opened this week in Dover and our operator Joe fully managed the daily flying of their blimp to signpost customers to the store.
Monday October 8, 2018 at 12:10pm
Since 2017 Birmingham University has been undertaking a huge project to create a large area of parkland in the heart of the campus. The Green Heart will be a focal point for students, the local community and events, opening up views across the whole campus as envisaged in the 1920s. Throughout the design process the team have sought to create a sustainable, environmentally friendly space, and the Green Heart launch coincides with a number of Sustainability events coming up. Imagine installed a g....
Monday October 8, 2018 at 11:44am
Our trained operator installed some inflatable spheres for The Worlds 50 Best Bars event in London last week for one of our ongoing customers. The spheres were all 1.5m diameter and had an internal LED light to make them stand out even more.
Thursday October 4, 2018 at 12:52pm
Imagine supplied Cranfield University with a globe sphere and students placed stickers on the part of the world that they were from. This is a wonderfully innovative way of using inflatables in an interactive way!
Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 2:03pm
Our customer Grant Associates asked us to make an inflatable dome with a forest theme which was based on their own design. The dome was 8m diameter and was made to look like it had tree branches growing through the top of the dome and also down inside the dome to look like the roots. It was a tricky design for us to follow but the end result looked amazing and our customer was really pleased with it also and we hope it gets lots of outings as it certainly draws attention to itself!
Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 1:47pm
We were asked to create some inflatable boobs for the Lorraine show on ITV to create awareness for Breast Cancer month. The inflatable boobs were both hand artworked to create the life like effect and we think she did a great job on the pair!
Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 11:30am
Our operator installed two inflatable rugby balls with helium to float around the stadium in between matches for our ongoing customer Saracens Ltd last weekend at Allianz Park in London. Another great install by the team!
Monday September 24, 2018 at 2:08pm
We installed 3x 5m giant spheres for the LUSH cosmetics exhibition at Manchester Central this weekend.These were used to create the look of a hot air balloon in the design of their bath bombs, the balloon moved up and down on a pulley system structure which was attached to a basket for people to get inside for photo opportunities. The balloons were also internally lit with LED lighting strips to give off more of a glow! Our customer was really pleased with the overall finish and they l....
Monday September 24, 2018 at 1:52pm
Merck GmbH is one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical manufacturers, and its site in Darmstadt, Germany, is the biggest in that country.We were asked to bring the 25m worm (previously manufactured for them for the G20 Summit in Geneva last year) to an Open Day they had on 22 September 2018.The worm is a water-borne parasite that is prevalent in Africa and Merck creates pharmaceutical solutions to combat the disease.Our operators travelled to site, inflated and supervised the worm for the....
Tuesday September 11, 2018 at 4:40pm
We recently installed some helium filled spheres and cold air filled inflatable columns for the University of Southampton for their 2018 open days. The spheres were used inside to mark the specific zones and the columns were then put outside the buildings to direct visitors to the right buildings. Another great installation by our operators!
Thursday September 6, 2018 at 10:27am
We installed a 2.5m fully printed sphere with helium for an art installation in Fife and the customer was really pleased with the results and how it looked on site. Another great install by the imagine operators!Imagine offer a full installation service for any helium shape so please call us for more details.
Tuesday September 4, 2018 at 10:55am
Blimps are a great way to raise the profile of your organisation or cause and our operators regularly manage this RMT www.rmt.org.uk/about/ blimp at various rallies throughout the UK. Most recently, last Sunday at The Burston Strike School https://burstonstrikeschool.co.uk/history/
Thursday August 23, 2018 at 2:07pm
Part of the service offered here at Imagine is a site installation and instruction. Yesterday we went to Norfolk and installed a new blimp for 'netmatters'. Blimps fly up to 198ft in the sky and can be seen for up to 3 miles from their location and are a great way to increase brand awareness.You can read more about this on the 'netmatters' own site at https://www.netmatters.co.uk/taking-your-marketing-to-new-heights
Wednesday August 8, 2018 at 12:37pm
Our skilled Imagine operators offer installation and instruction in how to manage your inflatable. Here the CANNA boys received training in how to manage a blimp and they are now equipped to take it round the UK and fly it at various locations.
Monday August 6, 2018 at 4:33pm
We created some bespoke inflatable dragon swim ring floats for our on going customer Attention2Detail which were used to promote the new Spyro computer game.The floats look great and we hope people have fun enjoying them over the summer!
Friday July 20, 2018 at 11:37am
We have just completed production of 2 VW Golf cars for the prestige car engineering company ItalDesign in Italy. They provide development services for the automotive industry, including prototyping, styling, testing and validation. The cars will be used for AEB testing.
Monday July 16, 2018 at 12:05pm
We have just completed an order for 7 cars for Toyota USA: The Toyota Prius, The Toyota Corolla and the Toyota Tacoma truck – the first time we have done an open bed truck and it’s a beast!! We also made the Toyota Prius on a rib – these are used as moving targets as they can be pulled along as they are, or attached to a trolley or sledge.
Thursday July 12, 2018 at 1:06pm
Imagine Inflatables are experienced in installations at many of the UK's exhibition centres and here is one such example at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre.
Wednesday July 11, 2018 at 12:38pm
We installed an 8ft lighted sphere at the ExCel London for BT Redcare. These spheres are a great way to get your stand noticed. Also, a great solution if there's a restriction on suspending from above.
Tuesday July 10, 2018 at 10:52am
We installed an 8ft lighted sphere at the RICOH arena, Coventry for Agendum, Netherlands who were very happy with our service.
Wednesday July 4, 2018 at 2:53pm
Our client Honeycomb TV had just merged with another company and become IMD Media. Every year they go to the Cannes Lions Festival and hire beach inflatables; this year they wanted something bespoke to launch their new brand name and also link it to Honeycomb TV. We were asked to make a 5m diameter water trampoline but only had 10 days to make it and ship it to Cannes.The trampoline was placed in the harbour at La Croisette Beach where there is a heavy through flow of festival goers.It&rsqu....
Tuesday June 12, 2018 at 3:55pm
We installed two 2.4m spheres for our on going customer Mr Porter last weekend at their event in London.The spheres also have an internal LED lighting unit so they can be seen at night time.Our customer was extremely happy with the spheres again and thought they looked amazing at their event!
Friday June 8, 2018 at 2:10pm
We installed a blimp for our on going customer XYZ to advertise the new ESSO garages around the country, this one was installed at Barton Mills in Norfolk. Our operator installed the blimp and managed it for the whole event to ensure it was monitored at all times, the end customer was very happy with how this went and we are installing another blimp at the new ESSO site in Ashby-de-la Zouch as we speak!
Friday June 8, 2018 at 1:57pm
Slough Hockey Club asked us to create a 25m x 15m hockey pitch in their team colours and by them having their club artwork on detachable panels means they can rent the pitch out to outreach groups and community clubs.The pitch has black goals, an access archway and it comes in 2 sections to make it easier to transport.
Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 2:15pm
Our operator installed a 3m inflatable sphere with helium for the MG stand at Silverstone race course last week.The sphere was being used for temporary advertising for the brand.
Thursday May 24, 2018 at 11:24am
Imagine were asked to construct an inflatable kids drawing –style house for Chris Ramsay’s 2018 UK Tour. Chris has recently become a father and his theme for the show is “life with a young child”.He wanted to be able to walk through the front door of the house onto the stage, meaning that the door had to be hinged and open outward. The inflatable house is just a stage backdrop so is only 2m deep, supported by integrated inflatable “buttress” style supports. It....
Monday May 14, 2018 at 1:57pm
These inflatable letters were 12.5m long and were made for our customer 'the Bridge Marketing' for there client PDSA. They matched the brief perfectly in colour and design as you can see below:BRIEFINFLATABLES IN SITU
Monday May 14, 2018 at 11:42am
Joe and Radek our installation team set up and looked after Crazy Hats inflatable arch again this year.
Wednesday May 2, 2018 at 3:05pm
Our operator team installed 8x 2.5m diameter spheres with attached tether banners with helium and 4x giant printed crowd banners inside Cardiff Stadium last weekend for the two Rugby matches. The spheres and banners looked great when they were all on pitch together and our customer was very happy with how the whole event went so we hope to work with them again in the future more exciting events!
Wednesday May 2, 2018 at 2:37pm
We installed a 5m helium inflatable UFO for our customer Sketch Events for their end customer FOREO for a new product being launched. The UFO was to fly from three locations around the UK (Bristol, Brighton and London) for photo shoots of the new product but it was very tricky at times due to weather conditions but our trained operators managed to install the inflatable for all three events and the customer got the pictures they required so another great event done by the Imagine team well ....
Monday April 23, 2018 at 12:35pm
Imagine have just installed these inflatable headphones which were to act as an archway to an area at the London marathon sponsored by amazon and Audible. This was for our customer 'Its Pretty Green' who were very impressed with the inflatable!
Monday April 23, 2018 at 12:25pm
Imagine attended the excel on Saturday to install the Protein Ball! It fitted really well with the customers image and they are really happy with how it went and looks.
Friday April 20, 2018 at 1:12pm
Imagine have sold lots of blimps this Spring, and our customers have been really happy about the attention received from flying there blimp above their premises or event. Below photos show the blimp we supplied to the RAF and Northampton University.
Thursday April 19, 2018 at 1:33pm
Panasonic Automotive wanted 2 cars for AEB testing – we made the Hyundai Elantra and the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross really quickly for them so they could spend their Year End budget!
Thursday April 19, 2018 at 1:15pm
We were asked to reproduce the Siemens Aera Scanner which we had already made previously for Southampton NHS Trust Hospital (see earlier blog posts). This time however they wanted full surface print on the scanner, as well as an inflatable trolley. Although we designed the scanner mainly for babies and toddlers up to 20kgs, we used our 10 year old to weight test the trolley, and the scanner held up well!
Thursday April 19, 2018 at 12:32pm
We produced a VW Golf (pre-2017 model) for Vodafone to display at a staff seminar.
Friday April 6, 2018 at 10:20am
This 6m giant inflatable Lion was designed an manufactured by us for our customer in Sweden 'Life event'. There customer Leo Vegas requested this giant lion for an event in Austria.Here you can see him in all his glory in the snow. What a spectacular vision against the bleak white scenery.
Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 1:14pm
We have recently manufactured these inflatable body zorbs for brand 'Vimto'. The customer loved the product and we look forward to seeing them in use!
Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 1:07pm
We have created some backpack mounted inflatable rugby balls recently for brand Isuzu. These backpack inflatables are a great way to offer a walk around advertisement at festivals or outside stores,or in this case on a sports pitch at half time.
Monday March 19, 2018 at 2:26pm
Our operators installed two 2D helium clouds for our new customer Net Documents, they were used to float above their stand for an exhibition.The customer was very pleased with them, another successful install by our team.
Monday February 26, 2018 at 12:35pm
Imagine have had more business from Jigsaw, we made these printed spheres for there shop window displays in just a few weeks.
Tuesday February 13, 2018 at 1:09pm
Imagine worked from our customer brief This is XYZ requested a large inflatable walkthrough inflatable was made for customer Nike. this was for runners to push through into the event for launch of the new trainer #EpicReact. You can see in the screenshot of the video below how it was covered on social media.
Tuesday February 13, 2018 at 12:40pm
We have just finished making this giant inflatable tunnel or inflatable cover for our customer design & projects. This tunnel will be used to cover trains when they are being painted so that they are to exposed to the elements.
Tuesday February 13, 2018 at 12:17pm
We have recently designed, manufactured and installed these giant inflatable tunnels for our customer 'The Human Race' for the 10km Winter run in London city centre. Our customer wanted the tunnels to resemble a 'Yeti Cave', we worked with the client to design a cave entrance which was printed on the front beam of the tunnel. We also designed some icicles which were weighted and placed inside the tunnel for more of a 4D experience. The tunnels were 7.5m long x 8m wide x 5m high a....
Tuesday February 13, 2018 at 12:10pm
Imagine have created two giant inflatable gin bottles for gin brand 'Daffys' these were taken out to Barbados and used on a photo shoot. We printed direct onto the clear pvc making the bottle a fantastic replica of the actual bottle. Another way in which inflatables work every-time in advertising. It was lightweight to ship over to Barbados and looked just like the real thing.
Friday January 26, 2018 at 1:51pm
We installed 2 x spheres for our ongoing customer In2Events for Epson at the Excel in London, one of the spheres was internally lit with LED lights to draw more attention to the stand.The hot air balloon was also installed for the same event but was for a different end customer on another stand, we think it looks great and is very eye catching.Another great install by our trained operators!
Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 1:02pm
We made some 1.5m spheres for our new customer Jigsaw which were used for their window scheme.The spheres had full surface print on them in three different designs.
Monday January 22, 2018 at 1:58pm
We have recently made an inflatable barrier for 'Go Jump In' trampoline park.
Thursday January 18, 2018 at 12:12pm
We made this 'Stork' character inflatable for our customer WPA Pinfold. This is a good example of what we can produce as a character inflatable for those customers with a lower budget.
Thursday January 18, 2018 at 12:02pm
Imagine recently installed this Black advertising blimp for our customer Aston Barclay. They installed a fitment on there building for it to be tethered to, and have a large building for it to kept inside overnight.They were really happy with the install and the blimp.
Monday December 18, 2017 at 11:27am
We created a Father Christmas inflatable arch for our new customer Flipout Glasgow, they wanted it to go above their entrance door to attract attention and to create a festive look.Its a fantastic Christmas addition to there brand, and we hope to do more work with them in 2018.
Monday December 4, 2017 at 2:40pm
Imagine have made lots of these fully printed Inflatable water pool arena, they are for our customer Tornado. They are a model radio controlled boat supplier, and these arenas travel with them to help them display there boats at shows in Orlando. They previously used other substrates that were much heavier for the boats to sail in, this solution has saved them lots of money in shipping the goods overseas for there shows.
Thursday November 30, 2017 at 1:00pm
Another great job by our operators who installed two 3m helium filled rugby balls for our ongoing customer Saracens at the Allianz stadium in London.
Thursday November 30, 2017 at 12:43pm
Imagines lead operative Joe has been over to lead a team from the verve to install these giant helium stadium banners at the Aviva stadium in Dublin. We have attended many of these events at the stadium this year and have built up a good business relationship with Verve. We look forward to working with them again in the future. See our stadium inflatables page.
Tuesday November 21, 2017 at 11:14am
One of our latest export jobs was to produce this Mitsubishi crash testing vehicle. Here it is amongst there other cars.
Friday November 17, 2017 at 1:04pm
We continue to get more and more interest from the automotive industry for our inflatable cars, used as stationary or moving test targets for LIDAR, SONAR and RADAR sensor testing. This month we have 2 new export clients requiring the moving car target : the top part of a car attached to a really strong inflatable “sledge”, with a “skirt” wrapped around to cover it. The whole inflatable can then be pulled along either on a trolley or direct on the ground. Mobis Hyundai US....
Friday November 17, 2017 at 10:22am
Our operator installed the 2.4m sphere for our ongoing customer Nova Training which was used to float above the racing car on their stand. Another great install by our operator!
Friday November 17, 2017 at 10:15am
We made a 3m x 2.5m helium filled cloud for our new customer SES which was used to float above their stand for an exhibition in Manchester. Our operator installed this for them to ensure it was all done correctly and they were very happy with it, we think it looked ?really eye catching on their stand.
Tuesday November 14, 2017 at 2:52pm
IPudsey has come out to play again in 2017 for children in need. We installed him outside the BBC in Cardiff. We always love to see his smiling face!
Tuesday November 14, 2017 at 2:49pm
Imagine are getting ready for the Lord Mayors Show procession through the streets on the city of London. Every year we parade this rib of beef around the streets for the Worshipful company of butchers.
Thursday November 9, 2017 at 2:37pm
Imagine have designed and manufactured these rugby ball inflatable backpacks for our customer our new customer 'Pear Communications'. They are a great way to advertise brands and products in crowds. We can make any shape and they can be fully printed.
Thursday November 2, 2017 at 2:37pm
Imagine spent about 6 weeks manufacturing and dressing these beautiful inflatable giant clouds. There were seven in total ranging from 5 metres to 7 metres. Our crew helped install the clouds on site and the effect was tremendous.
Thursday November 2, 2017 at 12:37pm
Imagine has recently made this semi transparent brown PVC bottle branded as a 'Camden Hells' beer bottle. It has been made for a presentation for ITV. The customer was amazed at how much it looks like a real bottle!
Friday October 27, 2017 at 12:03pm
Our operators installed the 3x3m helium filled cube again for our customer Ultimate Juice at the NEC, this is the second time we have installed this for their exhibition stand. The cube looks great and is very colourful which attracts a lot of attention.
Friday October 27, 2017 at 10:28am
Imagine continue to install the CEX shark at events throughout the year. It always looks so impressive to see our inflatables in situ on site!
Monday October 9, 2017 at 1:38pm
We designed and manufactured this giant dog for 'The Family Pet Show' in Manchester. this Giant pooch was placed at the entrance of the show to show which way the entrance was situated. The customer was really happy with the dog and it helped to attract attention of the event goers..
Monday October 9, 2017 at 1:21pm
We made an inflatable replica of the Fisher Price children’s toy telephone but this was 4x4m in size. It was made as a cold air filled inflatable out of nylon which took a lot of internal sewing and hours to make but we were very pleased with the final product and so were our customers BJA Design. This was installed at the London Science Museum by our trained operator over the weekend for the show there.
Friday October 6, 2017 at 12:40pm
Our operators installed 13x 1.5m inflatable spheres with an LED lighting unit inside so they can be internally lit for our new customer Stray Cat Communications, the event was for the worlds 50 best bars which took place at the Southwalk cathedral at London Bridge.
Monday October 2, 2017 at 11:45am
The Royal Albert Hall asked us to produce a giant doughnut ring that could take a 200kgs payload. We have used a marine grade 0.90mm PVC tarpaulin which is often used in the manufacture of dinghies. Here it is in taking centre-stage at the Royal Albert Hall, it is used to inspect their rigging and to perform maintenance.
Tuesday September 26, 2017 at 12:40pm
Imagine installed these giant rugby balls on Saturday for our client Sarasons on Saturday at Allianz Park.
Friday September 15, 2017 at 10:52am
5 x 7ft Giant Lighted SpheresAmbersphere, a part German owned company were exhibiting at Olympia PLAZA 2017They specialise in lighting and electrics for events all over the world.This, the first time they have advertised their brand in 3D form.Client very pleased with end result.
Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 11:15am
In2events were exhibiting this month at the NEC with a spectacular 3m helium filled cloud. Imagine are always at the NEC putting up inflatables for various exhibitions.
Monday September 11, 2017 at 12:31pm
The Pot Company were exhibiting again at the NEC this month. Our team went and installed this for them and it was yet again a real eye catcher at the show.
Monday September 11, 2017 at 11:29am
Here is a photo of a 2.4m helium filled sphere created for Electric Live LimitedThe sphere is being flown at The Fusion Festival in Liverpool in September.
Friday September 1, 2017 at 2:10pm
We installed a helium filled 2x2m cube at the NEC in Birmingham today for our customer KJ Exhibitions.This is the second time we have installed the inflatable cube for our customers events and we think it looks great and really draws attention to the stand.
Monday August 14, 2017 at 3:42pm
The Nardo Technical Center in Bari, Italy, provides technical support for prestige brand Porsche. They asked us to make 2x life-sized inflatable cars for static crash testing. Attached our most popular model the VW Golf, and the Mazda CX-3, with separate front and rear bumpers to mitigate impact damage, and radar pockets to front/rear/sides for sensor testing with LIDAR, RADAR and SONAR.
Monday August 14, 2017 at 3:34pm
Our valued client Valeo in Ireland came back to us with a referral via their sister branch in Germany, Valeo Switches and Systems GmbH. They wanted a crash test wall to be used for sensor testing with a moving target. We based our design on the NCAP style test target we made for Audi Australia earlier this year (see April blog entry), using a really robust multi-filament material which gives an ideal flat surface. Digital print on both sides of the structure allows 2 surface renderings to be use....
Monday August 14, 2017 at 3:04pm
We were asked to scale down our lifesize Philips scanner for the Swiss Institute of Technology to use in seminars at the university. The scanner is 1.5m tall as opposed to the lifesize 2m tall, so not suitable for actual demonstrations of getting inside, but perfect as a showpiece. Lightweight, around 9kgs so great for exhibition use.
Tuesday August 8, 2017 at 5:13pm
We created the giant inflatable shark for Keith and Paddy's picture show - Jaws that aired on ITV2 recently. The shark was used to film clips on the sea and our trained operator went along to the event to help and found it great fun working with the crew!
Monday July 31, 2017 at 10:22am
We created a 4m twitter bird to float with helium for our customer in Ireland which was used at the Pride 2017 event in Ireland. It looked great floating along in the crowds!
Wednesday July 26, 2017 at 9:58am
We created some helium filled inflatable flying fish for our end customer in Ireland. The inflatable fish were 4m long so they could float with helium and digitally printed with the customers branding, we think they looked great at the show!
Monday July 24, 2017 at 11:28am
Imagine made two cold air filled inflatable football shootouts for our new customer The Royal Navy, the two shootouts were fully pantone matched to their corporate colours and the logos were printed direct which we think looked great.
Thursday June 22, 2017 at 12:07pm
This year we have returned to Cannes for the Festival of Creativity , where our previous yellow lion has been replaced with a brand new white one in heavy duty (and wipeable) tarpaulin to fit in with this year’s theme. He is 8m tall and is placed in the prestigious Pantero area down in the harbour. His chest banners are being changed throughout the week to coincide with awards ceremonies and at night he is backlit by spotlights. He can be seen along the length of the Promenade and is attra....
Tuesday June 13, 2017 at 3:46pm
Imagines team of trained operators installed a 7m long tunnel and an arch for our new customer CSM Live which was for the first HSBC bike ride event in Birmingham. We are doing a few events over the summer so this was the first of many to come and it all went well and the customer was very happy.
Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 10:06am
Imagines team of trained operators installed the 25m long inflatable worm for our customer MSL in Germany last week. The event was marking 10 years if the fight against the disease SC (schistosomiasis) #MAKINGSCHISTORY and it certainly got a lot of attention! The worm was first used on land in Darmstadt for the first event and then it was put on the River Spree in Berlin where wormy was ballasted down in the water and left to float. Our operators did a fantastic job for all three events and....
Thursday May 18, 2017 at 2:31pm
Our trained operator installed a helium filled lighted sphere for our customer In2Events at the Excel in London and the end customer was very happy with the end result.
Friday May 12, 2017 at 2:59pm
Impact Promotions asked us to create a 11m long football shootout for Marathon Bet which was to be used at football match as part of the entertainment.
Friday May 12, 2017 at 2:35pm
Exposure Promotions asked us to make some lighted buoys which were to go in a swimming pool on a cruise ship for promotional use. They were made from PVC and had an internal LED battery powered light so they glow up at night.
Friday May 12, 2017 at 2:13pm
Imagine made some inflatable bottles for our customer Link Communication for a new milk drink that is coming out. The bottles sit in a backpack for people to wear and walk around in for promotional purposes. They are a great way of advertising and we can make most shapes required like this.
Friday May 12, 2017 at 2:09pm
We made a 6m high cold air filled Gorilla for our customer SV Timber in Leicestershire to advertise their company. We think he looks great and will certainly get a lot of attention!
Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 3:45pm
Imagine were asked to create a giant worm to float on water in Lake Geneva and Berlin. The ?idea was to create awareness of the disease called SC.Our operators had a long few days over in Geneva installing the worm, but they did such a great job and our customer MSL Group were over the moon with the end results and we are all looking forward to the next event in Germany in a few weeks time.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 3:11pm
We were asked to make another pirate pool for our customer Tornado which is being used for an arcade game. It was a complex design which took some time for us to work through but our customer was very happy with the end result and have since placed another order for a 4m version!
Thursday April 6, 2017 at 10:35am
Imagine created some 130cm tall inflatable mobile phones made from PVC for the new Sky Media packages which were used for promotional use.
Monday April 3, 2017 at 4:34pm
Imagine made and installed a printed 1.8m sphere that was filled with helium for our customer Merit Display which was installed by our trained operator above their stand at the NEC in Birmingham.
Monday April 3, 2017 at 11:16am
We created an inflatable advertising cube for our customer JT Global in Jersey. Imagine can create any size cube and they can be filled with air of helium so they float, please call us for more details on these.
Monday April 3, 2017 at 11:01am
We were asked by Audi Australia to investigate the possibility of creating an NCAP - style inflatable test target. Euro NCAP is a voluntary vehicle safety rating system which originated in the UK but is now backed by the European Commission, seven European governments, as well as motoring and consumer organisations in every EU country.Using photo images of NCAP tests on various early prototypes Imagine has produced a very heavy duty tarpaulin structure comprising a marine grade 0.8mm PVC tarpaul....
Monday April 3, 2017 at 10:48am
Imagine created an 8m stage cover for our customer Lights and Beats which is to be used for various different outdoor events.
Wednesday March 29, 2017 at 4:59pm
Insure the Box asked us to recreate the 2017 Fiat 500 for their most recent safety campaign. As with all the models we make, the car has radar pockets at front, back and sides to pick up LIDAR, RADAR and even SONAR during automotive crash safety and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) tests.
Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 4:23pm
Imagine installed some inflatable spheres that were filled with helium so they could float for a window display at The National Science & Media Museum in Bradford. It was a tricky installation for our operators as they had limited space to install them in but they looked great in the end and the customer was very happy with the end result.
Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 4:14pm
We made some 3m silver inflatable chrome spheres for our customer Andy Hillman Studios which were used for a photo shoot for the designer Paule ka. The end customer was very pleased with the spheres and they looked great in the pictures.We offer a range of colours and sizes for our chrome spheres so please let us know if you would like a quotation.
Friday March 17, 2017 at 3:05pm
We were asked to create an inflatable Easter egg to float with helium for Hotel Chocolat which had a gradient print that looked like white chocolate going into milk chocolate.The customer was really happy with the end result and we think it looked great also.
Monday March 6, 2017 at 2:08pm
Imagine made two inflatable spheres for our customer In2 Events which were used on Epson stands at recent exhibitions. The one in the image was 2.4m diameter and it had an internal lighting unit to attract more attention.
Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 1:30pm
Hazelgrove Preparatory School, Sparkford commissioned an inflatable globe 'as seen from space', for their up and coming Earthwyz Festival. Everyone, including the Headmaster, was excited by it's arrival and think it's a great addition to their atrium.
Thursday February 23, 2017 at 4:09pm
Imagine created another 8m melt down simulator game for our new customer Velocity Leisure. This is the second game we have sold in the past few months and we hope it goes down well at the trampoline park. Please contact us if you would like a quotation for this or anything else you see on our site.
Tuesday February 21, 2017 at 9:27am
Imagine created various inflatables for our customer Adapt Studios which were used for the fan zone at Wigan Warriors rugby club which included an arch, a simulator building and a rugby ball catcher game. We think they looked great and hope the fans had great fun using them!
Wednesday February 15, 2017 at 1:03pm
Insure the Box asked us to make a Fiat 500 for them to use in crash testing. Jemca Toyota in London also asked us to make a new make/model which we haven’t done before – the Toyota Prius. In partnership with UBER, they will be showcasing the inflatable car at their dealership on the Edgware Road.
Thursday February 9, 2017 at 9:27am
Imagine Inflatables supplied an helium inflatable YooHoo character for Aurora World who were celebrating his 10th anniversary. He created quite an impression, as the stand was one of the first as you entered the hall. The client was thrilled with him.We also supplied a multi branded helium filled cube for K J Exhibitions for their client for use on the Salter, Beldray, Intempo & Russell Hobbs stand.
Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 12:27pm
Imagine created an 8m inflatable simulator game for our customer Flipout which was to go into their trampoline park. It was great fun creating this and testing it out and we hope to do more in the future!
Thursday January 12, 2017 at 11:21am
Saga Holidays contacted us before Christmas to rent a 2m diameter world globe to promote their new summer brochure being issued in Spring 2017. The globe sat on a support ring in their Head Office over the Christmas period and both these items are in As New condition and now available to buy on our eBay shophttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/262804657481?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT
Wednesday January 4, 2017 at 5:22pm
Imagine created a 20ft high Ninja for our customer Flipout which was to put outside their new park we think it looks great and is very eye-catching!
Wednesday January 4, 2017 at 1:51pm
Imagine have supplied 2 different styles of air dancer recently, the first to Chemco Pharmacy for use indoors at a shopping centre so it was shorter than normal to allow for ceiling height restrictions, and the second for 'Game' for outdoor use, a much taller more regular size for this type of highly effective product.
Friday December 16, 2016 at 12:34pm
Imagine created an inflatable building/shelter for a customer who wanted to cover his outdoor pool area for the winter so it could be used for social events. It had to be designed around permanent structures which was very tricky but we got it to work and the customer was very happy with the end result.
Monday December 12, 2016 at 12:44pm
Another successful blimp installation for 2 days for BP and Marks & Spencer, this time at the redeveloped BP Garstang site in the North West.
Tuesday December 6, 2016 at 4:17pm
Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ Marketing Dept. responsible for Sustainability & Climate Change loaned out their 10m sphere to their partners NATS (National Air Traffic Control Services) to highlight the amount of CO2 emitted by airlines. The sphere will stay at their Head Office in Fareham until 16th December.
Monday December 5, 2016 at 4:47pm
Imagine Inflatables have supplied a blimp for flight at a number of new BP petrol stations that now operate in conjunction with Marks & Spencer. The most recent promotion was in Alford, Hampshire this weekend. It proved highly effective at drawing customers into the refurbished store from miles around.
Wednesday November 23, 2016 at 5:26pm
Imagine Inflatables recently supplied a large number of lighted spheres for British American Tobacco for the launch of their new 'glo' heated tobacco product.
Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 3:41pm
Autoliv USA asked us to reproduce our car + inflatable rib design which the Swedish parent company has previously used as a moving vehicle test target. The ultra-strong 0.9mm marine grade PVC tarpaulin rib attaches to the top part of a VW Golf, with a detachable branded “skirt” all around to create the complete car effect.
Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 3:36pm
Stanford University in the USA asked us to recreate the VW T4 Eurovan (called Caravelle in the US) in their college colours, to be used in automotive crash testing. The life size vehicle was 4.7m L x 1.84m W x 1.94m H and was a pantone matched base colour. There were radar pockets all around to pick up the RADAR and SONAR systems.
Monday November 14, 2016 at 3:33pm
Imagine Inflatables have supplied an inflatable dome building for hire including flooring & lighting, for this week at Barnsley College for use as a conferencing & lecturing facility.
Monday November 14, 2016 at 3:24pm
Imagine Inflatables supplied the inflatable replica of the building of Hammersmith Academy once again for the students & staff to celebrate a successful 5 years. It was a little on the damp side but a good day was had by all!
Monday October 24, 2016 at 5:07pm
Imagine Inflatables have supplied an inflatable MRI scanner to University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust to help reassure children ahead of their treatment & to get them accustomed to the noise and the enclosed space, with great success. In fact we are now handling a large number of additional enquiries for other hospitals since Southampton shared a link on Facebook.
Tuesday October 18, 2016 at 11:09am
Imagine supplied Tornado International Ltd with an inflatable boating pool to be filled with water for their stand at IAAPA Expo in Florida this November, to display their model boats. It all went extremely well.
Friday October 14, 2016 at 4:34pm
Imagine has recently produce a giant inflatable flower pot for The Pot Company as part of their exhibit for their first stand at Glee this autumn. Our team installed the inflatable at the stand which proved to be a great success.
Thursday October 6, 2016 at 4:28pm
Imagine has manufactured Bang Bang Sticks, Giant Balloons and Freeview Logo shapes for Almost Everything. They were used in the most recent Freeview TV advert released recently. We turned these around in a really short space of time but to an excellent standard.
Thursday September 8, 2016 at 5:00pm
Imagine have recently designed and manufactured a giant inflatable obstacle course for Surf Snowdonia. It has already proven to be a great hit with the kids.
Thursday September 8, 2016 at 2:52pm
Our operatives Julian, Joe and Radek have had lots of fun this Summer with their inflatable Clanger friends Tiny and Small. They have been popping up at lots of festivals such as Camp Bestival, Blue Dot, Blackheath and Roundhay Leeds to follow later this month. We offer a fully project managed service for Coolabi for their stars of the show to be set up and babysat for the events. Kids and grownups love having photos with them. They have been a massive success for our client and I’m s....
Thursday September 8, 2016 at 2:31pm
This Zorb arena was made for our customer advanced sports.It has been specifically designed for the client to suit bubble football play for their brand ‘Zorb Mania’ to be used as an enclosure. It was 25m x 15m in size, our customer has fed back to us that it is proving to be really useful and a great asset to the brand.
Monday September 5, 2016 at 2:19pm
We created an inflatable stereo and some inflatable speakers for our customer Havas WW which was for their customer Today FM. They were used to promote the radio station at a festival which looked great and really created a focal point.
Friday August 19, 2016 at 11:19am
We created some inflatable letters on a base plinth with added pockets for some additional inflatable signs for our customer - This is Energy.The letters were made for new TK maxx stores that are opening in Edinburgh and High Wycombe and have changeable banners so they can be used for different events and stores around the country.
Monday August 8, 2016 at 3:52pm
DJ Phil Ellis contacted us about getting an LED lighted inflatable cube for his DJ room, we manufacture inflatables for a huge range of customers from a DJ at home to a multi-million pound marketing agency. Inflatables are great for everyone!
Friday August 5, 2016 at 1:22pm
We created a football shootout for Oxford United FC for the family stand to use at their home games. We hope it goes down well at the matches and hope to work with them again in the future.
Thursday July 28, 2016 at 9:40am
We were asked to make an inflatable arch for St Basils charity walk 2016 at Rutland in Leicestershire which was used as the start and finish line. We hope to do more work for them in the future.
Wednesday July 27, 2016 at 4:40pm
Imagine have been out flying blimps this Summer for our customer TBWA who looks after BP’s promotions. They used this blimp to advertise a new opening of a petrol station with an M&S store. BP have been really happy with the success of the blimp and we will be flying it again at their next store opening at the end of August.
Wednesday July 27, 2016 at 4:35pm
We have designed and manufactured this giant inflatable phone for our customer ‘Versatile Venues’ It is to be used on a tour around Europe being installed on the top of a large bus that is selling and promoting the new phone.
Tuesday July 26, 2016 at 10:05am
Northampton County Council have created a federation of legal organisations which work in partnership with the Council. NCC has 51% ownership, and the rest is owned by the Northampton NHS Trust and the University of Northampton. We were approached by Northamptonshire Sport to make a 6m x 4m arch for their first event under the new umbrella organisation. Hopefully we can do more work with the other members of the team after the success of the first event.
Monday July 25, 2016 at 9:51am
Our Inflatable spots shootouts have proven to be very popular this year! Our customer ‘Mick George’ ordered this eye catching inflatable for advertising their company. It will be used at a family fun day and other future events.
Monday July 18, 2016 at 12:07pm
The inflatable Chinook simulator that imagine made earlier this year is still in use and is getting a lot of attention. See Telegraph news report link below;http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/10/virtual-reality-chinook-created-to-help-train-medics-in-uk-armed/
Thursday July 7, 2016 at 3:26pm
These Spheres were manufactured for our retail customer Stella & Dot for an internal marketing event. We can manufacture any size sphere for use with helium or air and can be ground based, suspended or floating.
Thursday July 7, 2016 at 3:19pm
This image of a sphere we made recently for one of our customers EUSA shows how a lighting unit suspended in a sphere can really make the colours look much more vibrant which helps the sphere to stand out at the exhibition hall or venue.
Wednesday June 22, 2016 at 11:31am
Following the success of an inflatable Philips MRI scanner being used at St Thomas’ Hospital in London in 2014, we were asked by Southampton University Hospital to create an inflatable life size replica of the new Siemens Aera scanner being installed in their paediatric ward in September 2016. The inflatable scanner will be used by babies and toddlers as a “practice run” for going into the real scanner, to make it less of a scary experience. We have also had interest from a New....
Thursday June 16, 2016 at 2:53pm
Imagine have produced this Giant Inflatable Helium Balloon for Eclipse Presentations for the Coldplay Tour.We installed this at the Bobby Moore Suite at Wembley Stadium. We can design and manufacture lots of different stage inflatables that are totally bespoke to match in with the bands theme and colours.
Thursday June 16, 2016 at 2:50pm
For the 11th year running we have been flying an advertising blimp for the RMT Union at their annual meetings, parades and demonstrations. Each summer our operations team goes to London, Durham, Diss in Norfolk, and Tolpuddle in Dorset to set up the blimp at their events. Maritime House in London is a tricky location - surrounded by high buildings, strong cross winds, a narrow launch area and jumbo jets overhead! But the blimp can be seen from a good distance and is always a talking point.
Wednesday June 15, 2016 at 1:53pm
For the first time Imagine have the honour of working for the prestige brand Mercedes Benz. Daimler Inc, as they are known in the USA, contacted us in the hope that we could re-create the Mercedes S Class and SL Class, with radar pockets, so they can use them in crash testing and autonomous parking tests. This was a new challenge for us as we are used to doing small hatchbacks, but using technical blueprints they provided we have manufactured life-size inflatable versions and the clien....
Wednesday June 15, 2016 at 1:45pm
Imagine were asked to create a new make and model of car for Mazda Motors New Zealand! This is the new CX-3. Two of these life-size cars will be placed in their Auckland dealership and they will be using them with customers to demonstrate the car’s in-built autonomous parking system.
Tuesday June 14, 2016 at 11:24am
We recently made five small inflatable printed balls for our customer Fisher Productions. We were asked to produce these in just under 10 days and we rose to the challenge. Our operative installed these working with the exhibition stand builders at Claridges. Our customer was over the moon with the fast turnaround time and quality of the products. I’m sure we will do more work with them in the future but with a little more time hopefully!
Tuesday June 14, 2016 at 10:46am
One of Stacey's latest projects was to design and manufacture two giant lighted spheres for her customer 'Mr Porter'. These were installed in London outside a marquee by our operative Julian who is an expert in Helium shapes and spheres. The weather was perfect flying conditions and the event was a success with these eye catching inflatables.
Wednesday June 8, 2016 at 10:57am
Imagine worked with designer Kate Unwin to produce a Peach inflatable structure for Sell a Door theatre company for there production of James and the Giant Peach. We created the artwork for the skin of the peach and Kate provided us with a model to copy and the artwork for the inside which was printed onto panels. We also made some smaller peaches that were used to be thrown into the crowd and also to be dotted around the auditorium. They are now over in the far east touring around with th....
Wednesday June 8, 2016 at 10:37am
One of Jenny's latest projects was for York Minster. We were approached by the Minster and asked to initially cost and survey to supply and install 9 x inflatable lighted planets. We travelled to York to survey the site and look at what our client wanted to achieve visually and logistically. Once the order was placed we manufactured the spheres which were fully printed to look like the planets and were very realistic with photographic digital print. The spheres were internally lighted with batte....
Monday May 16, 2016 at 4:32pm
One of our big projects last month was to design and manufacture lots of inflatable fruits for shop window displays. Our customer 'Riot of Colour' were a pleasure to work with and we managed to turn around the order in a very fast time. The fruits were installed across the UK in 'White Stuff's' shop windows for a new promotion.
Monday May 16, 2016 at 4:22pm
One of our big projects this year that Jenny is managing is a new concept inflatable. REBO Wall. This product is made with a new type of material. It is a fibreboard that gives a perfectly flat finish which is the perfect solution for our client REBO. This product we have produced for them is the perfect solution for a portable wall used to play tennis against. This years first order is currently being tested and we have good feedback so far. We are hoping to do much more with Adrian from REBO w....
Monday May 16, 2016 at 4:08pm
Imagine were asked to produce some foam costumes in the style of computer game characters from the app 'Crossy Road'. We went to the studio to assist in the filming of the short film for miniminters You Tube channel. It was a massive success and out client was over the moon with the results! Check out the video!
Wednesday April 20, 2016 at 10:53am
Our inflatable site marker blimps have proved to be a very successful way of showing where wind turbines are due to be located. These are generally for groups protesting against the turbine sites. We even got into the news!
Thursday April 7, 2016 at 3:45pm
Imagine produced another inflatable VW Golf for Denso UK to use in autonomous parking tests which use sonar as opposed to RADAR or LIDAR. The radar pockets we added all around the car were filled with aluminium foil which sonar picks up very effectively.
Thursday April 7, 2016 at 1:37pm
For the 2nd year running Complete Entertainment Exchange (CeX) is flying the 7m long helium filled shark at the Comic Con shows, utilising our operational team for installation and de-rig. We have just done Liverpool and Birmingham in March, with Manchester, London ExCel, Glasgow and Dublin following through the summer.
Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 10:26am
These giant inflatable shapes were designed and manufactured for our customer Fresh Group and were installed by out team at the NEC Birmingham. They were internally lighted with a RBG Colour change LED that was remote controlled. The shapes had an internal fan. They were rigged successfully by Joe Harris and Radek Teresko! Great job guys!
Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 10:10am
House of Vans celebrated their 50th Birthday at the weekend and asked Imagine to help out with the celebrations. We designed, manufactured and installed two Giant Inflatable Numbers, along with lots of gold foil balloons! The event was a success. It was good to work with the team at House of Vans again!
Friday March 11, 2016 at 12:27pm
We recently manufactured two inflatable cars for our customer UBER ATC in America. They are really happy with the products and commented on what an excellent service imagine provided from overseas!
Friday March 11, 2016 at 12:21pm
These three shootouts were designed and manufactured for Out there events for their customer in Korea - Nexus. They were pantone matched and had a digitally printed back target. Our operators successfully installed them last week an Manchester City football ground.
Tuesday March 1, 2016 at 3:50pm
One of Staceys latest projects was to design and create these inflatable mushrooms. They are being used in a nightclub environment and are lighted. This is a really fun way to advertise and make your party pop! We can make any design like this, and they can easily be suspended, lighted and inflated with just 1 x mains powered plug.
Wednesday February 10, 2016 at 10:28am
January and February are our busy months for Exhibition Inflatables. We can manufacture small point of sale items and Giant Inflatable Balloons or Spheres. These can be lighted and fully surface printed. They are a very eye catching addition to your stand and come fully installed by out trained operatives. We can also train you how to operate the spheres going forward. Or if you would rather we can manage the sphere de-rig and storage in between events. We can make any inflatable shape to float ....
Friday January 29, 2016 at 4:43pm
Imagine can design and manufacture inflatable signage that has an LED to illuminate, these work great in a club or bar environment. This was out latest batch of discs that we made for our customer. They were to promote the drink 'Minttu' and are to be used in a club in Liverpool.
Tuesday January 12, 2016 at 12:05pm
Julian flew a lighted blimp for SumoGraphics at Exeter City Football Club for the Exeter vs Liverpool game on Friday. The blimp was really eye-catching and got everyone's attention at the game. It was a great way to show sponsors and advertise the club!
Tuesday January 12, 2016 at 10:11am
Imagine Inflatables supplied this 10m Giant Inflatable Genie on a magic carpet. It won 5th place in the New Years Day parade in London and the client was really happy! We also designed the inflatable from a brief that our customer provided. Our design team can work from an idea/concept visual brief or technical drawing. They will then create a full colour inflatable design for you to sign off prior to production.
Thursday January 7, 2016 at 11:42am
The recent project that I have been involved with and managed was for Social Life. We designed, manufactured and installed a Giant 7x7x7m Inflatable Character for a promotion that involved music artist 'Elliphant'. Check out the video link below which was recorded by Red Bulls drones! https://t.co/AX97mFtWyr https://t.co/gjlCe1UdGn The promotion took place in Los Angeles. Julian and Joe our main operatives successfully flew this Giant helium inflatable. It soared across the skie....
Wednesday December 2, 2015 at 11:43am
We can manufacture small quantities of Space hoppers by using our in-house artist. Our customer ordered just 6 x hoppers for a promotion and they were fully painted and painted to a specific pantone number.
Wednesday December 2, 2015 at 11:20am
We manufactured and installed a giant 10m Orange Bubble or Sphere for PWC. This was to visually represent what a tonne of CO2 would look like. It was a 'massive' success and our team successfully installed it. Our client was over the moon with the result. It really impacts!
Wednesday December 2, 2015 at 11:04am
We had a fun weekend on Regent Street at the Hamleys Toy Parade this weekend. Joe and Julian spent the day looking after Tiny and Small the Clangers. Our customer Anya at Coolabi was great to work with!
Tuesday December 1, 2015 at 11:44am
We are at Pottersfield in London inflating Space hoppers that we manufactured for The 10 Group for the promotion they have ran for confused.com. #jumponit
Friday November 20, 2015 at 4:13pm
For the 5th Year running we have attended the Lord Mayors Show to assist in the procession of the Clerk of Butchers Inflatable Beef!Another successful year entertaining London with a Giant Rack of Beef Ribs!!
Friday November 20, 2015 at 4:04pm
We have designed, manufactured and installed this Giant Helium filled inflatable Brain! It was a spectacular addition to Creative Pioneers stand at the excel in London. The client was really happy with the finished result and the speedy time that we managed to turn it around for them. A great customer to work with, we hope to do more promotional work with you in the future IPA!
Monday November 9, 2015 at 12:30pm
Imagine have manufactured these heart shaped inflatable foil balloons for Thomas Sabo to celebrate there 15th Birthday! They were a promotional success and our customer was really happy with the service and quality.
Friday October 30, 2015 at 4:52pm
These Inflatable product packs were used by our customer to promote there drink range in a health food shop. This photo shows how impressive our inflatable replicas look when on display.
Thursday October 22, 2015 at 12:24pm
Imagine can design and manufacture very good replicas of your product packaging. These products we made for our client 'Coast' and were for a Recycling promotion that M&S asked them to arrange. The packaging was re-designed to promote awareness of recycling packaging for the brand. They look very realistic and the client loved them!
Monday October 19, 2015 at 3:52pm
Imagine have supplied and manufactured many blimp over the Summer. A few examples are shown below. These were for our client Tactical Media.We currently have a special offer on our blimps which is just £1495 + Vat to include the fully branded white blimp, delivery, Demo and helium!
Wednesday October 14, 2015 at 2:37pm
Imagine Inflatables have manufactured this Giant Inflatable Poo bag for #becopets a pet products company. It was for there exhibition stand, this giant helium filled poo bag just go to show that we really do make anything as an inflatable!
Wednesday September 23, 2015 at 3:20pm
One of our latest projects was for our customer Valeo. These cars are being used for crash testing. They are life sized cars, we can make any design of car from a photograph or images.
Monday September 21, 2015 at 2:25pm
Imagine have been involved with manufacturing various inflatables for a number of clients for the Rugby world cup. From giant Rugby posts to small promotional Rugby balls! The giant inflatable posts were installed by our operative Julian at our nearby city Rugby! This was for our client Icon.
Monday September 21, 2015 at 2:11pm
Imagine Inflatables are proud of our latest accomplishment. Working with artist Hester Reeve's teapot design, we manufactured the teapot working to the drawing to achieve the shape and with the help of our own in-house artist Kristie, painted this Giant teapot for Hester for the House of St Barnabas in Soho, London! Well done team for another very successful and colourful project!
Friday September 11, 2015 at 3:27pm
Imagine have designed and manufactured this giant inflatable arch to float on the water for the Liffey open water swim in Dublin this weekend, we are looking forward to seeing it in action.
Friday September 11, 2015 at 3:22pm
We do four events a year for the RMT union and this one was flying at the site in Burston. RMT have been returning to us for 10 years proving that Imagines service and customer care is second to none. Another successful flight!
Wednesday August 26, 2015 at 2:44pm
Our in house artist Kristie hand painted these Strawberry design Space hoppers for our client Albourne. They were used on a staff day out at Newbury race course. It looks like the staff had plenty of fun hopping around!
Wednesday August 26, 2015 at 2:16pm
Our team travelled to Edinburgh this month to install the Udderbelly cows head, legs and udders that we manufactured for our client Underbelly for the Fringe Festival. It went really well and fitted perfectly to the existing marquee. We actually replicated the existing parts that were past their best. Another very successful big project that we were proud to be apart of.
Friday August 21, 2015 at 4:00pm
We have recently supplied a giant inflatable bottle to our client 'Tan Organic' they used this to promote there new product and bring brand awareness in the streets of London. Although I think the ladies in bikinis got more attention than our bottle!
Friday August 21, 2015 at 3:42pm
We have designed and manufactured this inflatable pod for our client to use as a diary room. It will be fully lighted by our client using LED's inside the wall.
Friday August 21, 2015 at 3:24pm
Two of our installation team Joe and Julian have been to Rotterdam this week to install two ENORMOUS inflatable spheres which were designed for our client to look like Globes. One of which was inverted. The two globes were used for a photo shoot in the centre of the city outside the central station. Well done team for another successful installation and happy client!
Friday August 21, 2015 at 3:10pm
Our latest escapade was to install a giant 6m tall frog in various locations in Hull for Larkin 25 event. Small frogs were all over the city for people to find and this giant one was flying! We had some pretty bad weather conditions but we managed to get a few good flights!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKFyG69UsXw&feature=youtu.be
Friday August 21, 2015 at 2:50pm
Our operational team have been busy this Summer! A big thank you to Joe and Julian who have been managing events all over the country, and some overseas work too!One of the events we manage each year is Skyride for our customer RPM. This is a giant inflatable tunnel that is erected by our team at various locations all over the UK. Photos to follow!
Wednesday July 15, 2015 at 11:42am
One of Jenny's latest projects was to design and manufacture inflatables for a party at House of Vans. It was a huge success with our giant 'Flash' shape as a centre piece, a ceiling full of 1000 80cm square foil balloons and various printed inflatable bop bags placed around the venue, it looked really spectacular! We hope to do much more work with the brand and House of Vans!
Wednesday July 15, 2015 at 11:08am
Imagine have just delivered this 10m Giant Inflatable Telescope for the SKA Project. https://www.skatelescope.org/ This telescope will be the centrepiece at a show in Hawaii and it will travel to events worldwide. The SKA project is the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, with eventually over a square kilometre (one million square metres) of collecting area. It has been great to get involved with such....
Wednesday July 15, 2015 at 11:01am
Imagine designed and manufactured this inflatable for Brunel University, this team of talented individuals have used our inflatable technology with theirs to produce this Solar powered air ship!
Wednesday July 15, 2015 at 10:53am
Imagine have also manufactured these body zorbs as an export job for our customer in Norway. What a beautiful setting for a game of bubble football!
Tuesday June 30, 2015 at 2:42pm
HSBC joined in with Gay Pride by having these balloon arches installed outside their banks, our customer Service Graphics http://www.servicegraphics.co.uk ordered the installation of these from Imagine.
Thursday June 25, 2015 at 12:23pm
Our customer in Norway have just put there bespoke water buoys out again for the summer!mmer activities.
Wednesday June 24, 2015 at 2:32pm
Imagine have designed an manufactured this inflatable windmill / turbine for our customer Earthmill https://www.earthmill.co.uk/They were really happy with the product and have sent us this photo of it being used on site.
Monday June 15, 2015 at 3:23pm
Imagine have designed and manufactured these two Clangers Tiny and Small for the BBC to be used in the Manchester Day Parade. We turned them around in just 10 days! They successfully completed their journey through Manchester, the customer mounted them on giant wheeled trolleys which they were suspended from.
Thursday June 4, 2015 at 12:04pm
Yesterday Joe and Julian our experts in the field of managing inflatables successfully installed and paraded these Disney inflatables for PHA Media http://pha-media.com/ through London. Giant Disney characters in the shape of "TSUM TSUMS", the latest collectible toy craze to hit the UK from Japan, journeyed through London on their way to their final destination, the Disney Store on Oxford Street. Managing these shapes proved to be very tricky and over a massive distance of 13 miles was quit....
Wednesday June 3, 2015 at 10:00am
Its always nice to get photos back from our customer using there inflatables on site. This was a blimp we manufactured for Liquid Telecoms http://liquidtelecom.com/ which has been a great hit! Flying in glorious weather overseas, we need some more of that here in the UK!
Tuesday June 2, 2015 at 2:53pm
Imagines latest project to hit the news was a giant inflatable façade than spanned the Oxford Street TOPSHOP shop front in London. Our team of operators successfully installed and de-rigged the inflatable last week.http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/05/29/topshop-oxford-street-playland_n_7467594.html?The event was planned for Twitter by our customer family who we worked with collaboratively to produce this spectacle for the London public! http://familyltd.co.uk/http://familylt....
Monday May 11, 2015 at 11:54am
This Giant Inflatable Balloon was designed and manufactured by Imagine for our customer Lolly. It was installed at the NEC for Imperial's stand which had a Wizard of Oz theme.
Monday May 11, 2015 at 11:45am
Our customer JT Group purchased this Giant Green Helium Balloon from us for an advertising campaign. The custome ris in Guernsey but we arranged the helium gas, design, manufacture and delivered to them in time for their event. They customer loved it and got some great photos!
Monday May 11, 2015 at 10:45am
This Giant 8mx5m Inflatable Arch was manufactured for Imperial College working from there design. It is really striking and impacted well at the Imperial Festival in London at the weekend!
Monday May 11, 2015 at 10:09am
Tinder is a US internet dating company which is a fast-growing brand in the UK. The brand team here asked us to create a 2m world globe showing the rapid expansion of the Tinder Plus name. This is a 2m globe with full surface digital print and the Tinder “flame” marking key hot spots around the world. Following the first event in a prestigious venue in Kensington there has been considerable interest from Tinder teams in Europe and we hope to produce at least 5 more of these in the co....
Thursday April 23, 2015 at 8:53am
Balloons for promotional events for Derby Evening Telegraph.Wonderful Blue and a Clear Design made these smart and we turned thesearound promptly for the first event of the year.
Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 12:55pm
Imagine can now manufacture giant inflatable silver reflective balls or spheres. These are really eye catching and can look really dramatic at events. Please contact the office for further details.
Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 12:29pm
One of Jennys most recent projects was for our client 'Wrigleys'. We designed and manufactured eight different giant inflatable packets and bottles. These have been a big success and are a great way to promote new products!
Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 11:54am
Imagine Inflatables are a supplier to the BBC, and this year have manufactured this giant inflatable tunnel for them to take on tour for the elections in May!
Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 11:48am
Imagine latest sports inflatable was this 20x25m Branded Football pitch for East Coast Community Care.
Tuesday April 21, 2015 at 3:41pm
Were having some wonderful weather, and Imagines latest Double Leg Air Dancer is soaring high in the Blue Skies!This was made in just inder a week for Burnley Football Club!
Monday April 13, 2015 at 11:32am
These inflatable Rugby Posts that we can manufacture have proved to be very popular as promotional inflatables.These ones were made for TRO for there client Lucozade.
Friday April 10, 2015 at 11:00am
From the Guardian newspaper 17th MarchOn behalf of the National Housing Federation Imagine launched the largest helium filled special shape it had made in 14 years! A 7m square inflatable house with full surface print to all sides (including the foundations on its base!) was flown on Hampstead Heath on 17th March to kick off a pre-election campaign for affordable housing. It was followed by a rally attended by 2300 activists.
Thursday March 26, 2015 at 4:02pm
Imagine succesfully manufactured and inflated 1000 bespoke shaped foil balloons to 'Flourish Creative' who managed an event for Twitter at the prestigious 'Roundhouse' in Camden, London. The event was a success and our operators Joe and Rob did a great job at delivering the job and inflating all of the balloons in just 6 hours!
Wednesday March 25, 2015 at 4:37pm
Imagine turned around a very speedy order for branded Spacehoppers which were shipped direct to our client 'Marmalade' in San Francisco for a big event! These were a massive sucess and we received great feedback from the client.... I just wanted to say a massive thank you for getting the hoppers to us on time in San Francisco – we had a great show and by the last day we had a queue of people at our stand all day, wanting a space hopper! Here is picture – happy to use this in yo....
Monday March 9, 2015 at 1:17pm
Imagine manufacture many point of sale items too! We recently sent out these branded mini pocket kites to 'The Business Event Company' for there client Nett app.
Monday March 9, 2015 at 1:01pm
Imagine designed and manufactured this costume from a supplier brief. It was for brand 'Green Dragon' to be used to hand out awards to there best customers. It was really well received. Another way in which inflatables can me memorable, eye catching and interactive!
Wednesday March 4, 2015 at 3:36pm
Imagine manufactured these Inflatable character 'Jake' Spacehoppers for our client Attention to Detail. They have been a massive success and were performed on in a mass bounce down Carnaby Street last weekend!
Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 11:38am
Our return customer Betta Living have ordered another blimp recently to advertise their new store in Rotherham. Here you can see it soaring the skies!
Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 1:23pm
These are the domes that Imagine designed and manufactured for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. This Inflatable representation of st Basil's cathedral is now displayed in a museum!
Monday February 9, 2015 at 10:08am
Imagine carried out an install and instruct day for Storage facilty 'Urban Space Self Storage'last week. This Brightly coloured Yellow advertising blimp stands outreally well and will be a great way of attracting business and also amarker to show where they are situated.We give full instruction of how to fly the blimp so that you dont run into any problems.
Friday February 6, 2015 at 1:21pm
Imagine have designed and manufactured this inflatable Euro sign for CNBC News. This was used to show 'inflation' and was aired on CNBC news for a marketing campaign in Frankfurt. One of our many Export projects!http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000352481
Wednesday February 4, 2015 at 4:49pm
Imagine designed and manufactured this giant 30ft High Inflatable Duck for a client in Ireland. It shows that giant inflatables are a great way to get noticed!
Friday January 30, 2015 at 4:19pm
One of Jennys latests projects was to design and manufacture an inflatable ladybird dome with windows which could be covered with the ladybirds black (velcro detachable) spots. She looks fantastic and is another great example of how diverse our inflatable structures can be!
Thursday January 29, 2015 at 3:58pm
Imagine created an inflatable Sausage for a theatre production. This was fully printed photographically to look like a real sausage! It had a long filler sock so that it could be inflated on cue and pops out of an oven!
Tuesday January 6, 2015 at 12:53pm
This vibrant cold air sealed sphere was produced for The West Yorkshire play house for their production of James and the Giant Peach. The artists and designers at the theater designed the pattern for the giant peach and sent it over to us to print onto the sphere! Credit to West Yorkshire Playhouse production of ‘James and the Giant Peach’ 2014-15. Photograph – Anthony Robling.
Monday December 22, 2014 at 11:33am
Imagine designed and manufactured this inflatable Cube with an Apex Roof to house a projection screen. We had to design the building to be totally blacked out as the screen is sensitive to sunlight.
Friday December 19, 2014 at 12:05pm
Its Panto season and imagine have made several inflatable beanstalks for it this year. One was a massive 6 Metres high and the other at 4.5 Metres.
Monday December 15, 2014 at 11:25am
This Ghost Costume was designed and manufactured for a Company Event. We designed it from a 2D sketch provided to us by the customer. It was a big hit with the staff at One Bite!
Monday November 17, 2014 at 12:11pm
Another succesfull project/ installation by the team at Imagine. This project was turned around in just 2 weeks and was installed last Thursday by Joe and Julian. The customer was very happy with this eye catchging marketing inflatable which will attract attention for the client Crawshaws Butchers in Rotherham!
Monday November 17, 2014 at 11:43am
Imagine have sucessfully installed and paraded the Giant Inflatable Rib of Beef at the Lord Mayors Show last weekend! It was Project Manager Jennys first on site experience with a helium special shape inflatable and it was a great success! It attracted much attention and we are sure that the Lord Mayor himself found it very entertaining! This was the fourth year that Imagine have installed the Beef inflatable and it is still in excellent condition.
Monday November 3, 2014 at 2:48pm
Imagine made these beautiful bespoke foil balloons for Aspinal Of London. They were used at the press release of their new SS15 range at Claridge's Hotel. Foil balloons are such a versatile item, they look amazing and are a great way to decorate a room or shop whilst advertising your brand.
Monday October 20, 2014 at 2:08pm
This weekend Imagine Operator Joe Harris has succesfully carried out Ops for the Giant Inflatable Green Star that caught the eyes of the nation this weekend! Alongside designing and manufacturing this inflatable helium shape for the demonstration, we have also supplied a really unsual inflatable shape which was a hand puppet. This was also seen in the march accross London on Saturday.
Wednesday October 15, 2014 at 3:48pm
Imagine have created a gigantic 13M Wide Inflatable Football Dome / Event Station. Working to a customers brief we have designed and manufactured this structure to house a cage football game. This dome will be transported around the country for youngsters to participate in the sport. We worked to opur customers budget and delivered on time.
Thursday October 9, 2014 at 1:42pm
This fully surface printed PVC Inflatable Sphere was also lighted with an LED system, it was for use in the ExCel at an exhibtion where we install many spheres. It worked fantastically to attract attention to the stand, and is certainly 'eye' catching!
Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 3:41pm
Imagine have designed and manufactured two arches for North Devon Road Runners. The first event they were used at was Barnstaples first ever marathon. We made both a Single Led and Double Leg Red Arch. The Double Leg is sometimes prefered as it is a lot easier to install as it will stand freely.
Wednesday October 1, 2014 at 5:15pm
We manufactured and supplied remote operated lighting systems for 9 x Inflatable PVC Spheres for an exciting festival in a forest called no6 Festival. We turned the spheres round in just a few weeks. We made 4 x 1.5M Spheres and 5 x 1M Spheres. They were positoned in various places around the festival and looked fantastic at night when lit up.
Wednesday September 24, 2014 at 2:43pm
St Thomas Hospital in London asked us to create a replica of an MRI scanner in their Paediatric wing. They wanted a 2m x 2m inflatable version so that they could give young children the chance to have a “trial run” so that they would not be so scared getting into the real thing. This was a technical challenge – not only did it have to take a weight of up to 30kgs but the entrance hole was tapered front to back, with an inbuilt flat platform where the patient’s “tray....
Monday September 22, 2014 at 4:32pm
Imagine have designed and manufactured these inflatable structures for Halewood International for a Crabbies promotion. They are made from a durable Tarapaulin material so they are suitable for all weathers. They are being used at festivals as sampling stations. Our client was extremely happy with the inflatable domes which have been perfect for marketing and housing drinks sampling. Imagine can create structures in any shape or size and this exciting concept is really an excellent example of ho....
Wednesday September 10, 2014 at 5:10pm
Imagine has just delivered 2000 helium foil balloons to Aspinal of London. They ordered 2 designs of these gorgeous owl balloons, 1000 white and 1000 dark grey. The owls will be scattered around London this Saturday ahead of the London Fashion Week 2014. Some of the owls will contain gift certificates to spend at Aspinals of London. We think they look adorable and will certainly get noticed! Whilst these where in production we also did 2 orders of latex balloons for them, again with different ar....
Wednesday September 3, 2014 at 3:09pm
Our client 4 Sports is currently on Tour in Europe with Two Giant 13M Wide x 5M Tall Inflatable Football Shoot Outs. Imagine have designed and maunfactured these for the Street Soccer England Project along with 10 x Body Zorbs which were again branded and coloured to suit the customers brand style. We turned these round in just 3 weeks!
Wednesday August 20, 2014 at 3:33pm
Our customer Crossbar Coaching has ordered another bespoke 8M Long sports shoot out. This was designed an maunfactured by Imagine and has been a great success!
Wednesday August 20, 2014 at 3:23pm
Our latest Blimp project was a pantone matched PU Nylon blimp for Warp Records for their promotional stunt for Aphex Twins new album launch. This got loads of media coverage and really stood out with its fluorescent Green Hull over the skies of central London!
Friday August 15, 2014 at 4:19pm
This Inflatable 8M Event Station was designed and manufactured by Imagine for Thurlby Motors in Alford. We turned this around in just 3 weeks for the client. These structures are a fantastic way to gain a bit of shelter and to advertise your business in a more creative way that is certainly eye-catching!
Friday August 8, 2014 at 4:44pm
Bang Bang Sticks are a great promotional item. They pack down really small, are great value for money and you can fit alot of information on them! The latest ones we have done are for The Queen Elizabeths Foundation,a leading disability charity working with people with physical andlearning disabilities or acquired brain injuries to help them gain newskills and increase independence for life. The bang bang sticks are pantone matched with the logo and strap line on one side, and their website on t....
Monday August 4, 2014 at 12:54pm
Jennys latest project following the prototypes last year was to manufacture 23 x replica 'spectrometers' for Advion which will be used todemonstrate size in their prospective clients laboratories. We reallycan make any kind of inflatable here at Imagine!
Wednesday July 30, 2014 at 12:02pm
One of our most recent larger structures was this 8Mx8Mx5.5M Stage Cover. Designed and manufactured for our client in just under 3 weeks!
Friday July 25, 2014 at 5:00pm
One of our large PVC orders in the Spring was to manufacture 1455 PVC inflatable chairs for Staples. They were for an event called the Haake Beck Regatta in Bremen which took place on July 17th. This event involves racing across the river on these inflatables.
Friday July 25, 2014 at 4:13pm
This Giant Shark was designed and manufactured from a 2D sketch supplied by our client CEX. This 7M Giant is made from PVC and is fully surface printed. It is being installed my Imagines team at various events around the UK including the Comic Con event in London.
Friday July 25, 2014 at 2:50pm
One of our latest export jobs was to design and manufacture water buoys and wonder wheels for a customer in Norway. These water inflatables are made from a robust material which makes them great interactive inflatables.
Tuesday July 15, 2014 at 4:29pm
One of our many Point of Sale products are Beach balls. Cluttons Estate Agents used these as giveaways. We made 1000 x 50cm Balls, pantone matched and branded.
Monday July 14, 2014 at 11:30am
So this weekend Team Imagine Inflatables took on the challange that is Tough Mudder. We decided to register for the Midlands event earlier in the year and use it as a team building exercise outside of our usual work enviroment. Our team of 6 was made up of Dominic and Louise - the owners of Imagine, Jenny and Rebecca - project managers, Kristie - our artist and Joe our event operator. Our ages range from 23 - 42 with all different fitness levels. The course was 12 miles long with 26 obsticals in....
Tuesday July 8, 2014 at 4:42pm
Imagine have been supplying inflatables to lots of sporting events over the Summer! These water barriers were made for Triathlon England events around the UK.
Thursday July 3, 2014 at 3:10pm
This bespoke designed cold air filled Inflatable flame was designed and manufactured by Imagine for Event by Event, it is currently on tour with 'Zippo' being installed on the roof of the stage all over Europe.It has been a great success!
Thursday July 3, 2014 at 2:16pm
Imagine now offer a selection of branded gazebos/mini marquees/ folding tents as a part of our point of sale product range!We have just designed and manufactured this 3Mx3M Folding Tent for Gafael Llaw charity in Wales! As part of the package we offered 2 x feather flags at a very reasonable cost. This system is a fantastic promotional branded structure that we can offer as cheaper alternative to inflatable buildings!
Tuesday June 17, 2014 at 2:11pm
Jenny's latest project she has been running is the design, production and installation of a giant 15 Metre Inflatable Tunnel at various locations around the UK for the Sky Ride cycling event. RPM facilitated the event and Imagine worked to there specific brief to design, manufacture and provide a full event management service for. It has been a great success so far having already installed at Plymouth, Bolton and Leeds, we are looking forward to the next 11 events over the summer.
Thursday June 12, 2014 at 9:26am
The Camo Full Surface printed PVC Cubes in Action ready for the Nerf Gun Battle!
Monday June 9, 2014 at 2:20pm
Jennys latest project was to design and manufacture a 6M Long Speed Cage to be used at the Ageas Bowl Cricket event for speed bowling that was aired on TV!This Cold Air Filled Sports Inflatable has been a success being used at this sporting event.
Thursday June 5, 2014 at 12:23pm
Imagine have made 10 x 1.2M PVC Cubes for our customer 'Foam Dart Thunder' they are being used as barrier to hide behind whilst children play Nerf gun tournaments! A hand held blower has been provided with the cubes that is powerful enough to get up and inflated in minutes! Were looking forward to seeing them in action.. more photos to follow!
Thursday June 5, 2014 at 12:07pm
We have just completed manufacturing this Monster inflatable for mental health charity 'Jami'. They are using him to promote talking about mental health. We provided a full design service from a simple monster design which we then developed into a technical drawing suitable for production.
Thursday June 5, 2014 at 11:47am
We are launching our new Imagine and Blimps website today! With a fresh new look for the summer, new features such as our 'Online Shop' and products such as 'pop up tents and gazebos'. We are really excited for our customers to enjoy browsing through our new site! We will keep you regularly updated here on the blog as always.
Wednesday May 21, 2014 at 10:15am
Salesforce is a long-standing client of Imagine and these helium filled ovals were installed at the Kings Place Gallery in Central London for a client conference on 21st May. The ovals are 3m long by 1.8m tall, with the logo to both sides.
Monday May 19, 2014 at 4:02pm
Custom made foil balloons are a fun and easy way to promote your bussiness! This pair are called The Kernal and Miss Sweetie, 2500 units were made of each design. They were made for Stella Promotions and will be sold at York Maze this summer.
Tuesday May 13, 2014 at 4:18pm
This Rental Site Marker Blimp was for 'Voices against Turbines' and was flown at a proposed wind turbine site near Melton Mowbray. It indicates where the Hub of the Turbine would be and the total height!
Tuesday May 13, 2014 at 3:58pm
We designed and manufactured a giant inflatable for TRO Group for a Snow bombing Event! This was for a Lucozade promotion that seems to be popping up everywhere in the advertising world! This kind of inflatable works really well for photo shoots!
Tuesday May 13, 2014 at 3:45pm
We have manufactured 2 x 1.5M Rugby Balls in PVC with 4 x logo positions to be used to be thrown around in a crowd for advertising! A really tight turn around on these, but as always they were a great success and delivered on time!
Monday May 12, 2014 at 10:44am
This pantone matched foam costume was made for Christian Aid to help promote Christian Aid Week. We provided the white base layers, gloves and over shoes to match and the eyes are mesh for visability. Fully branded and designed in the shape of the donation envelope.
Wednesday April 30, 2014 at 2:27pm
Our latest PVC point of sale project was to design and manufacture 1000 PVC Lions for Expose Designs for their client 'Watch guard's exhibition which was a great success.
Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 1:19pm
6Mx4M Arch for SweetSpot has left Imagine's factory today. This is for a cycling Event called 'The Tour of Britain'
Thursday April 17, 2014 at 10:40am
A bright yellow blimp first installed at the new Preston site at the end of April which was opened by Jesse Mclure from the US TV show Storage Hunters, but will be moved to 8 other sites across Yorkshire and Merseyside to promote their self storage solutions.Has a Pantone matched logo and pantone matched blue fins.?
Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 3:25pm
We made 2 product replicas for the officialwater brand of the Virgin Money London Marathon, Buxton. They were 2mhigh made out of 0.28mm PVC, the straps are adjustable so they can fitany person comfortabley. The inflatables were placed at the water stations at mile 13 and 22 where bottles of Buxton water is given to the runners.
Monday April 7, 2014 at 4:57pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJRpljGFDJsCheck out the You Tube video of the Elbow Concert on Saturday 5th April. At 3 Minutes 40 seconds the Spheres that we manufactured for a NEWSUBSTANCE project float down into action over the crowd. It looks fantastic! Another exciting project that Jenny has managed.
Monday April 7, 2014 at 4:33pm
Jenny's latest project wasto produce a Hyundai Elantra Car Inflatable replica. This is being used byHyundai Motor America for impact testing. It also has speed radar pockets.
Monday March 31, 2014 at 5:14pm
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Monday March 24, 2014 at 1:10pm
Following on from our success at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, in June of 2013 we were asked to tender for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Our brief was to reproduce St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow as a floating group of 15 domed towers coming together, as well as 30 large sealed ground based characters. These latter units were a mixture of animals and articles brightly artworked with a famous Russian pottery design that is the equivalent of Wedgwood in the UK. We were given ....
Thursday March 20, 2014 at 1:55pm
Imagine have made 3 x 3M High No Fear Drinks Can Replicas in only 2 weeks!
Monday March 10, 2014 at 11:23am
Imagine have designed and manufactured these Inflatable Cold Air Sealed PVC YES letters for TRO Group to take on a photo shoot road trip around Europe for the promotion of the brand Lucozade!
Thursday February 20, 2014 at 2:09pm
Imagine have used expert knowledge to make an enormous inflatable cold air filled bottle for Bui Bolg in Ireland for an event where a person will be performing inside! Made from a semi-transparent Brown PVC to look like a medicine bottle!
Tuesday February 11, 2014 at 12:45pm
We were asked by BMW to create an inflatable car to use in radar sensor crash testing. This comprises a base “sledge” in heavy duty marine grade PVC tarpaulin. The top half of an inflatable VW Golf attaches to the sledge with straps. A fabric skirt representing the bottom half of the VW Golf then wraps round the 2 parts to cover the sledge and the attachments. The inflatable as a whole can then be attached to a moving vehicle , or placed as a target to be driven towards, withou....
Friday January 31, 2014 at 5:15pm
Our client Safehouse Habitats was looking to manufacture a robust inflatable open structure for use outdoors and potentially in harsh environments. The client has Velcro pvc banners to attach to each panel.
Tuesday January 14, 2014 at 1:44pm
Evian contacted Imagine and asked for 150 pantone matched and branded space hoppers to use in one of their "live Young" campaigns. They asked Londoners to break their normal routine and "bounce" to work on pink Evian space hoppers.
Friday January 10, 2014 at 4:54pm
This is a repeat design for an established automotive Swedish client. A 3.7m long PVC version of the upper part of the VW Golf car is tied to a heavy duty 0.90mm PVC tarpaulin “rib”, which acts as a protective sledge so that the car can be towed behind a moving vehicle, thereby becoming an effective moving “target” in collision testing. The rib is covered by a nylon “skirt” to create the full visual effect of a VW Golf.
Monday January 6, 2014 at 12:55pm
We make many types of inflatable globes at Imagine, whether it is one of our standard stock designs:Or custom made artwork like this one for Irish Aid:
Friday January 3, 2014 at 4:26pm
A life-size representation of the Fiat 500 was created for an advertising company in Germany, for their customer IVECO, an company that makes cars and trucks. IVECO will be using the inflatable Fiat 500 in crash and radar sensor testing. The inflatable version is a much cheaper alternative to using real cars in collision testing. Aluminium foil can be placed in radar pockets so that the radar and LIDAR systems can pick up the moving car.
Thursday December 19, 2013 at 3:16pm
This is a four legged inflatable arch made out of ripstop nylon. The Santa Dash logs are attached by velco so the arch can be used year round for different events, we just make new banners for each event so the arch is versatile and can promote the Isle of Man Bank year round
Wednesday December 18, 2013 at 9:53am
Dyer & Butler, a regional civil engineering and building contractor contacted Imagine Inflatables and asked us to design and create 3 inflatable tunnels that can be used as separate units or joined together to make one very large structure. The units are used on Heathrow runways, they have male and female changing rooms, storage facilities and large conference spaces for team training and meetings.Reflective strips are used around the outside of the inflatable t....
Friday December 6, 2013 at 4:43pm
These custom made helium balloons were used in a photo shoot to promote Angelo Marani's 2014 collection.
Monday December 2, 2013 at 4:20pm
The Nottingham Building Society wanted to recreate their mascot Robin Hood as an inflatable, to be placed inside and outside their branch in the centre of Nottingham to draw people in. The 2m tall character was a sealed unit i.e inflated then sealed shut, thereby averting noise from a fan and also allowing for it to be easily portable by branch staff. With his bow and quiver of arrows, this was an intricate and complex design which required attention to small details.
Monday November 25, 2013 at 1:01pm
A giant 5m bag was inflated with helium and flown at a exhibition centre to promote Scotmin Nutrition's new Megastart Dry Cow Minerals!! You certainly can't miss it!!
Wednesday October 30, 2013 at 3:43pm
The winds are picking up and Imagines kites are flying off the shelves! Raymond Brown is passionate about Renewable Energy and believes that clean technologies, like wind, are the key to building a greener future. They contacted us as they were after some promotional pocket kites with their branding on the kite and bag.
Thursday October 17, 2013 at 12:30pm
Exhibition stands are a great way to promote your business/product. Sales Force came to Imagine as they wanted to their stand to make a impact and be memorable. They had 2 x helium filled clouds designed to their logo floating above the stand, it made a impact from the other side of the hall and when walking past!
Friday October 11, 2013 at 10:27am
The community of Fernhurst contacted Imagine in need of a blimp to fly for 2 days to show everyone around how high a drill rig will sit. It had a lighting unit installed so it could be seen at night and a tether line banner saying "NO DRILL RIG HERE" A young resident enjoying the unspoilt country side with Imagines blimp in the back ground.The Frack Free Fernhurst 'No Fracking' blimp showing the height of the drilling rig bordering the proposed site at night.
Thursday October 10, 2013 at 3:55pm
3 of the 8m balls that sailed down the Thames went on to Cardiff the next day. They were set up outside the Millennium Centre.
Thursday October 10, 2013 at 10:39am
Lincoln City Football Club Sport and Education Trust asked Imagine to make a red shoot out with goal and crowd design. The Trust is a registered charity that uses sport and education to provide opportunities to participate under the following areas: Health, Education, Social Inclusion, Sport and Disability.
Friday October 4, 2013 at 10:42am
The new Lotto is here! Imagine were part of the launch of the new national lottery at the beginning of October. We made 6 x 8m giant balls to float down the River Themes on barges through the night, all lit up to shine through London. The next day 3 of these went to Cardiff Bay for a photo shoot there. Up on Loch Ness there were another 3 Lotto balls positioned below the ruins of Urquhart Castle to look like the 3 humps of the lochs most famous resident, Nessie. Hours after the photo ....
Friday September 27, 2013 at 11:42am
The client wanted an entrance archway in the shape of a pair of hands doing a “High 5”. The ladies’ hands represent ladies taking part in various fun runs to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. The Arch was used in 9 different events across the UK, as a welcoming/meeting point for runners
Friday September 27, 2013 at 10:57am
Honda in Japan ordered 2 lifesize replicas of the Honda Jazz, a small hatchback, to be used in crash radar sensor testing at the Honda Institute in Slough and also at its counterpart in Germany, The Honda Akademie. The car has radar pockets on all sides which can be filled with a reflective material such as foil, which the radar sensor should pick up. It also has separate front and rear bumpers to protect the main chamber in an impact scenario.
Thursday August 29, 2013 at 4:25pm
We made 2, 5ft inflatable fire extinguishers for Panache Fire Service. They used these for children's game to promote fire safety in a fun way!
Thursday August 29, 2013 at 4:02pm
We produced this 10ft inflatable Tomato Ketchup bottle for Heinz. They had this made by Imagine for use at an external road show event at Thorpe Park.
Thursday August 29, 2013 at 2:03pm
Pink bows...and lots of them! These pretty little inflatable bows have been made for an accessories designer. It was a small run order, following an exact technical design, which even meant us having to model the prototype on our staffs head to get an accurate size and shape!
Thursday August 29, 2013 at 1:21pm
Sheffield Hallam University asked us to produce a large event station that can either be used as a 2 zone single unit, or separate into 2 individual tents by using a zipper mechanism. There are Velcro strips on the sides to allow different logos to be put on/moved around.
Thursday August 29, 2013 at 12:10pm
We have been busy making 14 Inflatable Hockey Players standing at 15 metres tall! They will be used at each national hockey team stadium in the Finnish National Hockey Federation. This is an export contract won to a very tight deadline of 4 weeks, which includes production and air freighting to each city location.
Wednesday August 28, 2013 at 5:26pm
This month we have been producing 5' and 7', red, PVC inflatable discs for the NHS. These are being sent around the country to promote and advertise the STOP smoking campaign that runs throughout October...Stoptober! Below is a picture of a 6m disc we made on set for channel 5. Click the link to watch the advert!http://www.channel5.com/shows/stoptober/articles/watch-the-tv-ad
Monday June 24, 2013 at 10:04am
Last year Imagine created a giant 30ft high character to be taken around the UK in conjunction with the Paralympic games.We were asked to install the character on a rooftop in Prague as part of a summer long exhibition entitled Disabled by Normality. The exhibition seeks to problematize the issue of disability and looks at both in a contemporary art setting but also an historical setting. What defines a disability changes as society changes and it differs per country. Our client Motion Disa....
Friday June 14, 2013 at 2:09pm
We have just completed making 5 costumes for the mirror group. They are made from foam and have been fully printed to look like newspapers. The costumes will be used for people to run in marathon events around the UK.
Friday June 7, 2013 at 10:00am
This Shoot out is going to tour with the Army around football stadiums and other events to mark the 125 year anniversary of the start of the Army FA league. The shoot out is 3m high x 3.5m wide x 4m deep.
Friday June 7, 2013 at 9:54am
Imagine created a 13m long set of letters for Coventry University. They spelt out #covopenday which is a twitter hash tag that they will use for up and coming events at the uni. Our operators installed and did a training day at the campus.
Monday June 3, 2013 at 9:45am
We have just completed making a 10m diameter inflatable dome. It was made from lightweight nylon on the inside and heavier weight tarpaulin on the outside. This enables us to reduce the total weight of the dome. The dome had full digital printing to the outside. It was made for Corby Council for their energy aware promotional programme to educate the public on how to reduce their carbon footprint in their home and reduce energy use.
Friday May 24, 2013 at 10:37am
We recently made 2 x 12m x 14m Rugby barriers. They were designed to be totally enclosed so the rugby players have to jump or role over the inflatable barrier. They are going to be used as a touring item, taken around rugby grounds to train and promote rugby in Wales to children.
Thursday May 23, 2013 at 11:27am
Imagine were asked to produce an inflatable car for TRW Koblenz, an automotive company based in Germany. They wanted a new inflatable lifesize VW Golf car for use in their crash and radar sensor testing. It had fully detachable wheels and a separate bumper to aid the integrity of the main car incase it is subject to a rear end collision.
Tuesday May 21, 2013 at 10:41am
Imagine have made 2 x 1m diameter footballs for the 125th anniversary of the army football championship.
Friday May 3, 2013 at 11:35am
Imagine produced a giant inflatable piglet to be suspended above a restaurant. He was 3.5m long and the artwork was sprayed to make him look as life like as possible.
Friday April 26, 2013 at 11:39am
Imagine recently made a giant cold air filled Hockey Pitch for England Hockey. This was a special remake for Sky Sports as they have now started sponsoring England Hockey. The pitch will travel around the country for televised events on Sky Sports. It splits into 2 sections to make it more manageable to transport.
Wednesday April 24, 2013 at 12:12pm
Over the past few weeks Imagine have had many orders of bang bang sticks. Many of these were done for charities to use at the London Marathon. They are a great way to get the crowd going at large public events.Our bang bang sticks have a 2 week turnaround and the minimum order is 500 pairs.
Tuesday April 23, 2013 at 12:05pm
We recently created an inflatable CT Scanner for the University Hospitals Southampton.The scanner was to be used as a training tool for doctors and nurses as getting access to a real CT scanner can be very difficult when they are in high demand by patients. The scanner was 2m high x 2.4m wide and the hole had to be the same size as on a real scanner (around 90cm diameter)
Wednesday April 10, 2013 at 11:58am
Imagine were asked to produce some inflatable lilos for the shoe company Foot Asylum. The lilos were to be pantone matched material, half of the order to be magenta and half to be bright green. The fFoot Asylum logo was then to be printed down the length of the lilo.
Thursday March 28, 2013 at 12:03pm
We have recently completed a cube building for a shopping centre based in Staffordshire.The cube was 4m x 4m x 3m high and had the centre logo printed on the roof so that people on escalators could see it as they travelled down.As the cube would be used for different events throughout the year it had the option to add removable branding onto each side and above the front door.
Tuesday March 19, 2013 at 2:28pm
Imagine were asked to create 4 space hoppers to look like giant maltesers. They would be used by girlband the Saturdays to have a race on Westminister Bridge.We created the spacehoppers by handpainting over 4 85cm space hoppers we had already produced. The logo was then applied over the front and back of the hopper.Maltesers were an official partner of this years red nose day so were used to promote doing something fun to raise money for the charity.
Thursday March 7, 2013 at 4:07pm
This 4.2m long x 1.78m tall inflatable motorhome was made to enhance the Camping & Caravnnning Club’s stand at the NEC on 19th February. This is not lifesize, but a scaled down version of an Elddis motorhome. The inflatable was branded on all 4 sides along with a website address promoting a competition.
Monday March 4, 2013 at 4:14pm
A few months ago Imagine were asked to create a giant infllatable sausage! We later found out the sausage would be used as a crowd throw in at the Harry Hill Sausage Time Tour of the UK.Here is a picture of the sausage being used at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester.
Thursday February 28, 2013 at 11:11am
Over the past few weeks Imagine have been working on a giant football pitch and event dome for a college based in Lincolnshire.The football pitch was 42m x 25m but was able to be split into two smaller half sections via a removable central inflatable barrier wall. This would allow the client to use 1 large football pitch or 2 smaller ones.The pitch had velcro removable branding to the outside barrier walls so that it could be changed if needed at a later date. The barrier walls were 150cm diamet....
Friday February 22, 2013 at 10:57am
We were recently asked to make 70cm high drinks cans to be used to promote Boost energy drinks in supermarkets and cash and carrys.The cans were designed to be hung from the ceiling so had hanging loops welded into the top part of the can.
Thursday February 14, 2013 at 11:04am
A few years ago Imagine created a giant inflatable pig for Pigsback. They recently came back to us and asked if we could create a version of the pig to be an inflatable costume.Here is what we produced for them
Wednesday February 6, 2013 at 9:54am
Imagine were asked to create some Inflatable Bags in various colours for a company based in Norway.The bags were 50cm x 30cm and had a fabric strap that was printed with the clients logo.The client was very happy with the bags "We've got the bags and we are very satisfied. The quality and color is above our expectation. Thank you so much"
Friday February 1, 2013 at 10:06am
We recently produced a 5m x 4m inflatable tunnel. It had roll up doors and velcro removable branding on to the sides which could be changed if needed at a later date.The tunnel was made from heavy duty tarpaulin material so that it could be used outdoors.
Thursday January 17, 2013 at 11:39am
We have recently been working on 3 blimps for Frith Rugs. The blimps were going to be used to advertise 3 of the companies stores in Cannock, Swindon and Denbighshire. The blimps were installed by Imagine operators at the 3 sites and a full training session was given to the staff on how to safely fly the blimp.
Wednesday January 16, 2013 at 10:43am
Imagine were asked to produce a fully printed building for Pilgrims Choice. The inflatable would be moved around the country and set up in supermarket car parks so that members of the public could sample Pilgrims Choice cheese.The building is 3.75m x 2.5m and has a secondary skin that is completely removable so that the branding could be changed at a later date. The artwork was then also on to removable banners so that these could be swapped and changed as required. The inside of the inflatable ....
Wednesday January 9, 2013 at 1:01pm
Imagine were asked to produce a giant 3m x 3m x 3m inflatable cube. The cube was going to be used to promote the opening of a new Adidas store at an out of town shopping centre.
Friday January 4, 2013 at 11:33am
We recently created a 7ft high inflatable bottle for Wrigley's. This was to show the new shape and artwork on the new chewing gum bottles that have been produced. The inflatable was taken to a conference to show the changes and can also be used for advertising.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 at 10:13am
Imagine were approached by a company in Berlin who wanted to cover a large Padel court. The whole sports building was designed to work in winter in sub zero temps. It would have internal heaters to prevent snow from resting on the roof, causing weight issues and potential structural collapse. The inflatable was 21m x 13m and weighed almost 700kgs!The padel court was made in three types of material. Heavy weight on the outside with a lighter weight material on the inside. This reduced t....
Monday December 10, 2012 at 11:44am
Imagine were asked to produce small inflatable hammers for Central Car Auctions. They had branding on each side to advertise their website and auction times and were 30cm in length.We also produced 2 x 1m versions of the hammers.
Thursday November 22, 2012 at 12:40pm
Imagine were asked if we could use our skills and knowledge to paint a yellow raft gold. The paint had to be suitable so the inflatable could be used in water.Here is what we were able to achieve:After we had completed the task we found out that the raft was being used for gold medallist Ellie Simmons to experience the new Tropical Cyclone water ride at Center Parcs Elveden Forest. The special gold raft was to celebrate where it all began for Ellie as she learnt to swim there.Here are ....
Tuesday November 20, 2012 at 1:43pm
Earlier this year Imagine made 2 frijj milkeshake bottles. Our client was so pleased with them they decided to have another 5 made showing the range of flavours they have on offer.They are 5ft tall, cold air sealed tarpaulin.
Wednesday November 14, 2012 at 11:47am
Imagine were asked to create some foil balloons shaped like plus signs. They were to be silver foil that was printed white and be able to float downwards when filled with helium.After they had been produced we were told they were being used for the new freeview plus advert with the balloons being used to look like falling snow. This can be seen herehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysFMrrd-3vs
Thursday November 1, 2012 at 11:58am
Here are some of the blimps that we have been working on in October:Wren are opening a range of new stores across the UK. They have ordered 4 blimps for new stores with us so far.We produced 2 blimps for Vauxhall dealerships that have on going events they want to use them for.FW Homestores purchased a blimp for their store in Exeter. Imagine did a full installation package including helium and a training day.
Friday October 26, 2012 at 12:09pm
Here are some spheres we produced in October.The above 2 spheres are 6ft and were produced for exhibitions.The yellow and blue 8ft spheres were produced for the TUC rally in October 2012.
Monday October 22, 2012 at 12:30pm
These are small pocket kites and bags we recently produced. The bags can be printed with your logos just like the kites can.The Blackberry kites are a standard diamond kite as are the ones for Fairmont St Andrews below.
Friday October 19, 2012 at 12:42pm
Imagine were asked to produce 2 bespoke air dancers for a car mechanics. Each one was 18ft high to the top of the head and they need a constantly running fan to ensure they keep dancing around in the wind.
Wednesday October 10, 2012 at 1:05pm
Here is a giant 7m Santa Claus that we were asked to produce for a Christmas Tree Farm. We are sure this will make an impact when the Christmas Trees go on sale!
Friday October 5, 2012 at 1:18pm
Imagine were asked to produce a giant 8m x 5m arch for Skechers who were sponsoring the London 2012 Triathlon. They also aksed us to get bang bang sticks produced for the crowd to use while watching the race.
Wednesday September 12, 2012 at 2:10pm
A few weeks ago we were approached to produce a giant inflatable disc with the word "stop" on one side and the number "28" on the apposite side.The inflatable was to be used in a new TV advert for the NHS to advertise stoptober. This is a 28 day challenge to stop smoking in October.The disc was 15ft and had a secondary skin to give it a smooth surface. Our artist Kristie then painted the giant letters/numbers.Here is the TV advert:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koE2fJ4V4....
Monday September 10, 2012 at 2:23pm
On the 6th September Imagine installed a giant inflatable arch that had been custom made for a 5k fun run.The Jones Lang LaSalle Property fun run was in co-ordination with LGN and all money raised at the event in Regents Park was donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. The double leg arch was 8m x 5m in size and has removable branding so that it can be used for future events.
Friday September 7, 2012 at 11:32am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1DfBbkWIio Imagine were asked to tender for a huge 5m diameter inflatable golden apple to be used in the Paralympic opening ceremony alongside some smaller more realistic looking helium filled apples.LOCOG wanted the small helium filled apples to have a diameter of no more than 130cm. This presented us with a problem as the PVC we usually use to produce helium filled items would not float with a volume this small. After some investigating we found a much lig....
Friday August 31, 2012 at 12:52pm
We recently produced a giant inflatable paint can for the Johnstones Paint Trophy. The can is 2.2m high and the idea is for people to have a go at chipping a football into the top of it.The can has a double skin to allow for a flat outside surface that can easily be printed on to.The can will be used at matches that take place in the Johnstones Paint Trophy.
Monday August 20, 2012 at 12:42pm
Imagine were asked to help design and create a giant 30ft character to promote the paralympic games.We were sent the below model that needed to be replicatedThe inflatable would be taken around the UK to promote the disability in motion camapaign which is linked to the Paralympic games. Here is the inflatable once finished and in situ in Edinburgh. We hope you agree that the character is a very good likeness to the model!And here he is on the South Bank of the River Thames.
Thursday August 2, 2012 at 3:20pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU7Uxd3NMeohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urb2jZMVWME Imagine were asked to tender back in 2011 for the supply and operation of 4 giant helium clouds to be used for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. After a long drawn out process we learnt of our success with the tender and it soon became a huge project for us to manage in terms of design, logistics and manufacturing. LOGOC expressed their desire to have the clouds looking 'fluffy'....
Wednesday August 1, 2012 at 11:14am
Imagine were asked to create 10ft, 20ft and 40ft high Olympic Mascots. Wenlock and Mandeville would then be going on a tour of London, visiting all the boroughs before and during the Olympics and Paralympics. The 10ft and 20ft high mascots were cold air sealed while the 40ft high ones were a cold air filled system with a constant running fan.
Monday July 30, 2012 at 11:59am
We were asked to produce 6 inflatable 'bubbles' to be used as marker buoys to float above a boating lake.The spheres were 2m and 3m in diameter and helium was used so that they would float slightly above the water.
Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 12:42pm
A client based in Norway recently asked us to produce a giant 8m long inflatable life boat replica. The life boat would be filled with helium and floated above the crowd at a rock festival in August.
Friday June 22, 2012 at 10:49am
Imagine were asked to produce a 6ft in length green pig. The pig was produced for PGRO (Processors and Growers Research Organisation) a registered charity to help promote getting a better quality meat by using peas in animal feed.
Wednesday June 20, 2012 at 9:13am
For breast cancer awareness week Imagine were asked to produce a 5m dome. It would be used for the public to go into and have demonstrations of self examinations.The dome was designed to look like a breast and had full surface digital print to the outside on a removable outer cover.
Monday June 18, 2012 at 1:12pm
Imagine were asked to create a giant 10ft diameter globe for BT to be used at various exhibitions throughout the UK. As you can see from the image below it was also internally lit which creates a great effect above the exhibition stand.
Friday June 15, 2012 at 10:13am
Inflatable Strawberries and Lemons were recently produced to advertise Volvic's Touch of Fruit flavoured water.The 30cm pieces of fruit were for the lovebox festival that was held from the 15th - 17th June.
Wednesday June 6, 2012 at 11:17am
Imagine have produced 12 x 160cm high cans for the LOL drinks brand. We made 3 different designs to advertise the different flavours the drink comes in. We also manufactured 5 crowd spheres that could be used at festivals to advertise the product.
Tuesday May 29, 2012 at 9:23am
A couple of months ago Imagine were approached to produce a huge character called Walter for a new Cadbury's Wispa advert.The giant 4.5m inflatable was to be taken to Chile and carried up a mountain so the advert could be recorded.You can see the cinema only advert by clicking on the link below. We think you will agree he is very impressive! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2vE2Zi15aU
Thursday May 10, 2012 at 1:18pm
Imagine were asked to create an 8m x 5m inflatable arch for the Dallaglio Flintoff Cycle Slam.Between April 23rd and May 18th Lawrence and Freddie will cycle 2,872km across Europe from Olympia in Greece (the birth place of the Olympic Games) to London - the venue for this years Olympics.The cycle will raise funds for Cancer Research UK and Great Ormond Street Hospital.The arch had various banners showing the sponsors of the event along with a red removable banner on the top right hand side.....
Wednesday May 2, 2012 at 10:35am
Imagine were asked to produce some inflatable WW2 inflatables for an exhibition being held by Conwyn Council in April.We were asked to design as well as produce the 5 inflatables so here is what we came up with:
Thursday April 19, 2012 at 4:25pm
Imagine were asked to make a 9m long inflatable shoot out for cricketer Graham Napier. The shoot out is to allow cricketers to practise bowling balls and comes complete with speed radar. It has velcro patches to allow for removable artworked banners.You can watch the speed cage being inflated here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzlROlrum3c
Tuesday March 27, 2012 at 1:18pm
KFC have purchased blimps from Imagine Inflatables previously and they have recently asked us to produce a new one to advertise their new outlet at the Cardiff City Football Stadium.
Tuesday March 27, 2012 at 12:15pm
Imagine were recently asked whether we could produce fur costumes. This wasn't something we had made before but after some investigating we were able to come up with the below:The costumes were made for the Sooty and Sweep Roadshow that is going around the country.
Tuesday March 27, 2012 at 11:59am
Last month Imagine produced a 3m x 3m inflatable cube. The cube was used to advertise The Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park from the 14-18 March. The cube was fully printed to match The Affordable Art Fairs logo.
Tuesday March 27, 2012 at 9:02am
We have just completed production of 300 space hoppers for Cadburys Easter Campaign. As you can see the hoppers were produced to pantone match Cadburys purple colour and they then had a 4 colour process print logo printed. The hoppers were made suitable for children with a 45cm diameter. We think you will agree they look great!
Monday March 26, 2012 at 11:07am
Here at Imagine we have recently completed an order for a quantity of small android alien inflatables! They were produced for Kenwood to use at the Gadget Show Live. The inflatables were pantone matched to the androids green colour and were then printed with the kenwood logo. At 40cm tall they make a great giveaway item!
Friday March 23, 2012 at 2:18pm
We recently got asked to produce 2 zorb balls for Aeros new "Making the World a Bubblier Place" campaign. The zorb balls were used to place chocolate bars and balloons inside and were taken to different cities to advertise the new shape of the aero chocolate bars. The zorbs were 2.6m in diameter and we produced a zip to ensure the balloons and chocolate bars didn't fall out once inside!
Wednesday March 21, 2012 at 10:57am
Imagine were asked to create 2 inflatable Frijj Milkshake bottles. The Strawberry and Fudge Brownie varieties were 5ft tall sealed units with full colour process printing.
Monday March 12, 2012 at 9:27am
Imagine were commissioned to create a giant rugby ball for the organisers of the rugby league cup in 2013. The resultant eye-catching item will tour the UK making 2013 'passes' up to the start of the tournament next year!.. This will start at the magnificent Millennium stadium in Cardiff and visit many local rugby clubs around the nation along the way!!..
Friday March 2, 2012 at 1:14pm
Imagine were recently asked to produce 2 sets of inflatable goal posts for Irn Bru. The posts were 3m high by 1.5m wide and were fully branded to the Irn Bru spec.The bases are seperate chambers which can be filled with water. This ensures the rugby posts will stand up securely.
Friday February 24, 2012 at 9:34am
Well, Imagine has BEAN (!?..) asked to work it's creative magic BIG time!!.. For an upcoming tour of Butlins and other holiday parks throughout the UK, the producers approached Imagine Inflatables to create a giant beanstalk! The specification was demanding in that it had to appear 'as if by magic' at a precise point in the show 'growing' out of a well,.. continuing upward until seemingly dissapearing out of the top of the theatre?!..Imagine set about developing a unit which would not only perfo....
Thursday February 23, 2012 at 3:45pm
Imagine were asked to produce a 3m high inflatable to help advertise a new product for Cillit Bang in various venues across the UK.The new product comes in a handy dispenser and is an all in 1 dish and surface cleaner.
Thursday February 23, 2012 at 12:03pm
Imagine responded to an urgent request for the recent election campaign in Nigeria! One of the leading parties, keen to promote their message 'on high', approached Imagine to produce a giant blimp on a very tight time schedule!..The client required detailed artwork to be applied, so time did not permit this to be hand art-worked onto the hull - as usual. However, with comprehensive print resource Imagine were able to print high quality banners which were tied on to the blimp sides. This en....
Tuesday February 14, 2012 at 5:33pm
Imagine were asked to create a bespoke pod building in the shape of a cube, to provide a discrete area at a forthcoming exhibition and conference.
Wednesday February 8, 2012 at 3:45pm
Imagine have just completed a 3m x 3m cold air filled arch for The FA Girls Football Festival Arch. The arch has velcro removable panels so the artwork can be changed at a later date if needed.
Tuesday February 7, 2012 at 1:12pm
Imagine have produced an 8ft sphere for Aurora who are exhibiting at the Spring Fair at the NEC from the 5th-9th February. The sphere depicts the YooHoo and Friends Brand and was hand painted by Imagines artist to create a candyfloss effect.
Friday February 3, 2012 at 12:21pm
Imagine have recently produced 2 helium clouds for Information Game Technology. The US based company were over in the UK to attend the ICE Totally Gaming Exhibition at Earls Court.The 2.2m clouds were harnessed to team members belts and “walked” around the exhibition hall between the 24th and 27th January.
Tuesday January 17, 2012 at 12:44pm
Northampton NHS needed to give impact to an awareness campaign for colonic cancer. So they approached Imagine for an innovative solution. The creative team set about creating a novel approach and designed a 'walk through' curved tunnel. This was made and artworked to resemble a section of giant colon for NHS staff to demonstrate conditions to visitors with.
Tuesday January 10, 2012 at 12:48pm
We have recently produced 2,000 inflatable chillies branded with the nandos logo. The chillies were 30cm long and the colours matched the nandos pantone colours.
Friday December 23, 2011 at 2:54pm
BBC Wales were keen to have a giant inflatable Pudsey bear to highlight their Children In Need campaign again this year. So they were keen to have the large character outside of TV Centre for a prolonged period. Imagines team of operators installed Pudsey on the 8th November and he stayed in place until being dismantled 13 days later! This was a testament to the robust nature of the inflatable and durability of the fan which kept going '24/7'!!..The giant inflatable soon became a popular lo....
Friday December 2, 2011 at 4:57pm
A new concept in mobile beauty and pampering service has been launched!! This is based on a small scale inflatable 'igloo' type building - which can easily be transported and installed. This can be at pre-determined sites such as shopping malls or other public places or to provide a quick base for 'pamper parties' at peoples homes!..A very bespoke building was required with a very specific internal layout designed between the client and Imagines' creative team. This included a screened off ....
Friday December 2, 2011 at 12:58pm
Whilst Imagine prides itself in producing very bespoke and specialist inflatable 'sculptures' they don't forget the more 'regular trade' in spheres and blimps.These are often used at exhibitions and conferences but also in parades and other events.
Friday December 2, 2011 at 10:59am
To ensure their message stood out during the recent pensions marches in London and Birmingham, various unions turned to Imagine for an imaginative solution. Following on from the giant helium filled scissors used in the Summer protests, the NUT required a large transparent cube containing an inflatable 'G clamp' with a £ being squeezed!.. The impressive unit was adorned with various slogans to send their message over pensions.The large helium filled inflatable certainly drew a lot of atten....
Wednesday November 30, 2011 at 3:14pm
After a long spell 'on duty' outside the BBC TV Centre in Wales, a giant inflatable Pudsey bear was brought back to Imagines' new base at Lutterworth - for a rest!!..Having been kept inflated for over 13 days and enduring the rigours of winter weather, he needed a wash & brush up to restore him before being put into storage.'The Yard' is proving a very useful asset for Imagine and allows for the inflation, checking and cleaning of larger units!..
Tuesday November 29, 2011 at 12:11pm
Barclays sponsored the recent ATP World Tour tennis finals at the O2 arena, so took the opportunity to promote their latest payment system. The new service provides large companies in Europe with a single system for taking and processing customer payments from other countries.
Monday November 28, 2011 at 1:16pm
For devout Madness fans there was only one place to be over the last weekend of November,.. A huge 'Two Tone' event featuring Madness live was held at the Butlins complex in Minehead & was titled 'The House Of Fun'Attendees of the 'Special' event (!..) were welcomed through a 'House of Fun' archway. The giant red inflatable arch could not be missed and provided an eyecatching focal point.
Friday October 21, 2011 at 11:19am
We have recently produced 3 x 6m long Kleenex tunnels. They had full surface print to the outside and also full surface removable print to the inside of the tunnel.The "sooth tubes" were installed by Imagine at 3 locations around the UK. They are being used on a roadshow tour around the UK to promote their products. The tunnels will be seen at 150 different locations in the run up to Xmas so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for them!
Thursday October 20, 2011 at 4:12pm
We recently produced two PVC inflatable product replicas for a client to use at an exhibition they were attending in Prague. The first product was a 5ft long inflatable pack of chewing gum. The second product was an inflatable jar of coffee that was also 5ft high. Our client told us that “Everyone was really impressed with how the whole stand looked and the conference organisers said it was the best design they’d seen to date in the 14 years that they’ve been running ....
Tuesday October 18, 2011 at 3:56pm
We have recently starting producing Zorb Balls and here is one we have done for Ace Outdoors. The zorb balls have become very popular over recent years. This version has two harnesses inside to allow two people to use it at the same here.Here is a video link to show the zorb being used on a wet day in Snowdonia I think you will all agree it looks like fun!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4iUMuZbThk
Thursday October 6, 2011 at 11:27am
This 4m x 4m inflatable Chiller Cube building was produced for a tour of pubs and drinking venues around Southern Ireland.It had an inflatable hinged door, and a refrigeration unit inside to chill Heineken beer down to temperature.
Monday October 3, 2011 at 3:42pm
Imagine have recently been producing various point of sale items including kites, bang bang sticks and pop up banners. These are diamond kites produced for Amnesty International as part of Freshers week. We can produce various sizes and shapes including small pocket kites which are great for giveaways. These Bang Bang sticks were produced for the bone cancer research trust. Noise is created when the two sticks are inflated and struck together. They are being more commonly used at sporting events....
Thursday September 22, 2011 at 3:28pm
The Global Party was an inspirational idea for a series of glitzy parties co-ordinated worlwide over 48hrs.This was a high profile fundraising event, which was launched with an equally glitzy party held at the Natural History Museum in London recently.An obvious icon for such a theme was Phileas Fogg who of couse also went around the world in 80!.. So, Imagine were approached by event organiser Mumford - to create a replica of the traditional balloon used by Phileas. So....
Monday August 8, 2011 at 4:40pm
Mercedes wanted to reinforce their 'green credentials' by highlighting the launch of the all electric Smart car using a range of inflatables! Hence Imagine were tasked with developing a number of units to demonstarate the capabilities of the new eco micro-car.These included life sized inflatable generic cars to demonstrate tight parking between them - easily achieved, a number of 'cones' (not 'traffic', but 'ice-cream' - MUCH more fun to manourver between!!..) + inflatable packages - to dem....
Thursday August 4, 2011 at 4:43pm
To highlight their 'XD' summer roadshow, Disney wanted an eye-catching feature and hence approached Imagine to create a giant inflatable obstacle course! The design team, always up for a challenge - set about creating a twin lane couse totalling over 100meters long!.. The twin lane course, snaked and turned back on itself resulting in a unit with a 14m square footprint. The exacting specification called for high quality printed graphics to be applied to virtually all vertical surfaces....
Monday July 11, 2011 at 4:50pm
Imagine were delighted to be asked to supply leading global digital ad agency AKQA at this years' Cannes Festival. With a similar theme to last years' campaign, Imagine provided a large inflatable lion-cub character - the icon of the 'Future Lions' competition which AKQA sponsor.As Imagine have become regular suppliers to leading sponsors at the Cannes Festival, the organisers at 'The Palais' granted Imagine the most prominent posistion of the inflatable lion - adjacent to the foot of the f....
Monday July 4, 2011 at 9:59am
Further protests by various unions against proposed government cuts have seen various inflatable items previously supplied by Imagine used again. The giant inflatable scissors have provided an eyecatching addition to the Unions' marches & a rallying point for members.
Friday April 15, 2011 at 9:41am
Refurbishment of Imagines' new premises is progressing well, with the dry weather allowing the roof replacement to be completed - which now looks very smart!..The work to improve the inside areas has been moving at a pace also, with all surfaces having been shot-blasted to give a smart 'heritage' look!!..So, the current efforts should mean that the Imagine team will be moving to 'The Yard' some-time in mid summer!!.. Watch this space!!..
Monday April 11, 2011 at 10:22am
A number of inflatable 'pod' buildings were designed specifically for use at the forthcoming 'Chemistry Innovations' conference!!..A number of the bespoke units were supplied to act as focal points and help create specific zones amongst the conference area.
Friday April 8, 2011 at 9:12am
Well summer may be just around the corner, but at Imagines' present unit - it resembled a scene from 'Titanic' recently?!!..An italian motor yacht supplier was keen to offer a different adventure play activity to boat owners and so approached Imagine to create a giant inflatable ice-berg!!.. This was to be effectively be a giant water slide feature to moor alongside super yachts of the rich & famous while visiting exotic destinations around the globe!!..The unit was designed with grab handle....
Thursday March 31, 2011 at 3:35pm
U-Tube wanted to create a unique atmosphere at a series of 'roadshow' events around Europe and the USA.The Imagine team worked with their designer to create a set with the required 'WOW factor'!! This was provided by a series of interlinking inflatable wall panels - with intergrated plasma screens. The branding was 'loud & proud' by using large inflatable versions of the iconic U-Tube logo! These were featured in various sizes throughout the venue and suitably lit! This was reinfor....
Monday March 28, 2011 at 11:17am
At the recent mass protest rally against public sector spending cuts, various Trade Unions called on Imagine to help reinforce their message! Imagine supplied inflatables to Unions such as Unite and the NUT and were delighted to see our good friends at RMT who have had several inflatable units over recent years!..The NUT had a dramatic item in the form of a giant pair of helium filled scissors!!.. A number of spheres were supplied to various clients
Friday March 25, 2011 at 1:07pm
Imagine Inflatables regularly produce 'shoot-out' units for various clients and events! The latest bespoke creation being for the 'Pro Score Academy.
Thursday March 24, 2011 at 12:09pm
The latest musical to hit the 'West End' is 'Betty Blue Eyes' featuring not only the acclaimed actress Sarah Lancashire,.. but also a loveable pink pig called Betty!! Based upon the book 'A Private Function', the story revolves around the (illegal!..) rearing of a pig in the austerity of post WWII Britain.The creator Cameroon Mackintosh required a number of inflatable versions of 'Betty' - for use in the performance at the Novello Theatre, London. So, the creative design team at Imagine set....
Wednesday March 16, 2011 at 1:23pm
As the leading supplier of helium filled blimps in the UK + supplying overseas markets, Imagine has been busy with more recently!!Two of these went to varied clients!.. Daltons a scrap metal dealer in Broxbourne and a branch of the 'Hungry Horse' restaurant chain!
Wednesday March 9, 2011 at 4:20pm
To help promote a range of fashions for this year, leading design agency 'Air Art House' asked Imagine to create some large inflatable toadstools for their clients 'Mulberry' to reinforce their current theme!Clearly the resultant inflatables provided by Imagines' team of 'fun-guys' were well liked - as they were used extensively during London fashion week!!
Friday March 4, 2011 at 10:54am
Well our new base at 'The Yard' at New Street, Lutterworth is shaping up well!!.. and is already being used to test some of the larger specialist inflatables. These have included a huge assault course for the Army, which is over 90ft long when the 2 parts are linked together!!..Also a large inflatable arch measuring over 10m wide by 6m high was put up - against the building!!..
Thursday February 3, 2011 at 11:26am
Whilst Imagine continually provides hundreds of bespoke blimps, artworked to clients exact requirements, these are generally the 20 ft (long) model. This is the maximum size hull which can be flown in UK airspace, which is usually the case for European and many other countries.However, Imagine is often asked to supply larger blimps, where permission for their use allows. The latest such request was for an election campaign in Nigeria! Imagine inflatables has a proven track record of supplying va....
Wednesday January 19, 2011 at 10:13am
No,.. we're not really late in our greetings!!.. but looking forward to and preparing for the Chinese New Year celebrations!! This will involve working with the Metropolitan Police force to 'dress up' their double decker bus (normally used for recruitment events!..) to look like a dragon!!.. While the sides of the bus will be draped with banners, artorked to resemble the body of a Chinese dragon - the front of the bus will be adorned with a giant inflatable dragons head!! Complete with glaring e....
Tuesday January 18, 2011 at 11:29am
It is pleasing to see the fruits of our efforts having worked with Orange Telecom to produce advertisements for the re-branding of their mobile phone packages. These commercials are initially being released in Spain, before spreading across Europe!!.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6N03g5nGbs The packages, devised for various user profiles are each denoted by an animal character icon. These have been portrayed in various global advertising campaigns over recent yea....
Monday January 17, 2011 at 10:48am
We promised to give regular updates of progress on Imagines' exciting new premises project! Well the builders hardly had a break over Christmas / New Year - so work to refurbish 'The Yard' property is going well!..Works to 'square up' various sections is complete, including new block-work and RSJs. Re-roofing of the barns is nearing completion and heating engineers are due shortly to make it snug & warm very soon!!..
Friday January 14, 2011 at 12:03pm
To help promote the World Series X10 Yacht championships, the organisers approached Imagine Inflatables to create a novel bouncy castle to entertain the very young 'future sailors' - too small to take pasrt in the races themselves!!..This will be transported around the world and used to entertain at the various extreme sailing events!!
Thursday January 13, 2011 at 12:19pm
As main sponsors of the 'Free-Ride' extreme sking series, Nissan wanted to announce their involement from 'on high'!!.. So they approached Imagine to provide giant letters to spell out their name at the event 'start gate' high up on Mont Blanc!!As you can see, the assembled letters take up SO much room - we could hardly fit the full 'name' in our current unit!?!..Also Imagine have supplied a number of large scale inflatable arches together with dozens of 'feather' shaped flags, each 4.5 m h....
Wednesday December 15, 2010 at 10:55am
Imagine created this sphere for an existing Norwegian client.The sphere was an 8ft diameter sphere and was specifically pantone matched by full surface hand spraying. The arrow was artworked to wrap around the full circumference of the sphere.The sphere was for an indoor exhibition event in Norway.
Wednesday December 15, 2010 at 10:30am
DJ Light is an immersive public sound and light installation that gives visitors the power to orchestrate an awe-inspiring performance of light and sound across a large public space. It was created for energy company Endesa as the cornerstone of their Christmas celebrations in Lima, Peru. DJ Light is about the exhilaration of one person taking control over a massive space and manipulating the incredible array of light and sound within it using nothing more than their own body. It is an empowerin....
Tuesday December 14, 2010 at 11:12am
This Inflatable Volkswagen style car was made for a French client who wanted to use the inflatable car for various types of crash testing and safety testing for Mercedes in France.This style of vehicle has been supplied to most car manufacturers for all forms of safety, breaking and crash tests.
Monday December 6, 2010 at 3:44pm
Imagine produced six giant inflatable characters for the Bahrain Royal agricultural show expo. These giant 6m animals were used to mark the entrances and exits of the Expo and were made to the clients specific design.Imagine made the animals in a lightweight nylon fabric which was suitable for the hot weather conditions in Bahrain, the material was further UV coated for stabilisation against UV rays.
Monday December 6, 2010 at 6:20am
Imagine Inflatables has grown every year for the past ten years, and to top off our upcoming 10th year, Imagine has purchased its third Industrial unit."The Yard", as it is called is a third of an acre site in the heart of Lutterworth, Leicestershire our home town. This new industrial warehouse, production platform, office and inflation test yard complex will, I am sure, be our last purchase for a while!! The purchase of the Yard is not just a reflection of Imagine's success, but a ref....
Friday December 3, 2010 at 10:49am
To help promote the opening of two new stores recently, Imagine produced giant shopping bags to attract attention!!..These were used outside the stores to bring attention to the new stores and attract customers in!!...
Tuesday November 23, 2010 at 11:18am
The BBC were keen to have a giant inflatable Pudsey bear character to highlight the 'Children In Need event again this year. A more challenging task for the Imagine operators this year, as he was required 'up on the roof' of the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff!!..As darkness fell, he looked even more impressive, being floodlit + with coloured spotlights playing across him!! This helped to draw the crowds and swell the 'bucket takings' for the cause!!..
Tuesday October 26, 2010 at 10:49am
... went to Ireland recently supplied by Imagine to 'Pigsback.com' - the savvy on-line bargain spotter! This was to reinforce their iconic logo of a happy pink pig!..So delighted with thier giant inflatable, they've been using him so much - the poor 'little' pink porker has sustained some wear and tear!.. So, as ever - 'Imagine to the rescue', putting the comprehensive repair service into action, a couple of rips and reinforcing of tether-points were soon completed and the large inflatable retur....
Tuesday October 26, 2010 at 9:37am
LMAX has launched a cutting edge on-line share trading service without the need for traditional brokers! Hailed as a revolution, their analogy - and corporate icon - 'is like taking your own chair at the exchange!!..' - hence the symbolic 'Chesterfield' type arm chair!..Accordingly Imagine were approached to design and create an eye-catching inflatable in the shape of a huge red leather arm-chair! This was used for the CEO, together with senior staff of LMAX to pose with and - of ....
Friday October 22, 2010 at 9:54am
Hunting with falcons by night is considered the ultimate 'sport of kings' in the middle east. Members of the royal family in Dubai enjoy this activity from a typical 'bedouin camp' in the desert. However they wanted their camp 'flood-lit' but in a subtle way - so as not to detract from the hunting activity, or more importantly upset their valuable hunting birds!!So, Imagine were asked to create a large helium filled sphere, which would float above the camp - providing powerful yet subtle li....
Wednesday October 20, 2010 at 2:26pm
Imagine were delighted to be asked to help promote the release of the 'Toy Story 3' DVD by Disney!.. A number of the zany T-rex character were created, to be used in the initial launch throughout stores in Holland!.. In addition to many of the 1.8m high versions, to be used as 'Point Of Sale' - a number of 3m units were also provided!
Wednesday October 20, 2010 at 1:40pm
Some people are content with ordinary exhhibition spheres! But Imagine have risen to yet another 'out of this world' challenge! This was to create a giant 'Saturn-like' inflatable structure to act as a giant projection screen - suspended high in the air!.. The impressive unit will be used at events across Europe!..The giant inflatable 'planet' was based on a clear 8m diameter sphere, with a membrane across the centre to act as a projection screen. So, as this efectively 'split' the unit into two....
Tuesday October 19, 2010 at 4:13pm
Imagines' team had to act quickly to secure a Monopoly!?!.. With just 2 weeks to create and agree artwork plus design and produce an inflatable 'money-grabber' machine deadlines were tight!Those of us that remember watching 'The Crystal Maze' on TV will appreciate the challenge of getting inside such a machine and grabbing as many vouchers as possible that are sent swirling around the chamber by a fan!The unit is on tour visiting shopping centres throughout the UK,..Who wants to be a m....
Thursday October 14, 2010 at 12:25pm
From this,.. - to this!?!... An 'out of this world' project brief. is what one of Ima....
Wednesday September 22, 2010 at 1:13pm
To highlight the launch of the 'Google Android' phone, Imagine have created a large inflatable 'Velcro wall' - loosely based on the shape of a mobile phone!The large inflatable is the basis of a challenge to see who can jump and 'stick' to the wall the highest - wearing a suit of the 'opposite' Velcro material!!..The unit is currently on tour around various Universities throughout the UK, to spread the message to students during 'fresher weeks'!..
Wednesday September 22, 2010 at 9:33am
Imagine have been supplying helium filled spheres to clients to highlight and mark their location at exhibitions for many years now. They are an effective and impactive way of drawing attention and visitors to your stand which can otherwise be lost in the crowded 'market-place'.However, to take the innovative approach a stage further - having a bespoke inflatable structure created to reflect your corporate brand, logo or image is even more impressive!!One such recent example has been for 'SalesF....
Monday September 20, 2010 at 12:24pm
The UK round of the 'World Series' by Renault was staged at Silverstone recently. This huge event staged and funded by Renault incorporates 4 separate race championships for various Renault engined cars.As a showcase for all things Renault from historic & current cars to funfair rides and shows it proves VERY popular with over 150,000 visitors!! Imagine worked with various departments from Renault UK forming the events team. Their various requests for inflatable units were worked on by Imagi....
Friday September 10, 2010 at 3:06pm
Imagine were delighted to be approached by the events team involved with the forthcoming 2012 UK Olympics! They were intrigued in the range of structures which Imagine offer, together with the proven track record of supplying, installing and managing inflatables.Accordingly Imagine were invited to demonstrate a range of buildings, shoot outs and other sports related items. So, at a secret location - Imagines' operators installed a 'roadshow' of inflatables examples for their ....
Friday September 10, 2010 at 2:53pm
Well, it's that time of year again!!.. In fact Imagine has already completed the bulk of contracts for inflatable units for the forthcoming festive season!! The snowmen design with variations supplied to prime shopping areas such as Carnaby Street and the Merryhill centre, are proving popular again!.. To 'ring the changes' a number of slightly different coloured snowmen will be gracing a large shopping precinct again before too long. So Imagines' creative team have been hard at work, at the end ....
Friday September 10, 2010 at 11:20am
It's heartening to hear how our blog has been missed, having been down for a while!.. It seems it has quite a regular following and creates a lot of 'web traffic' in its own right!!As our 'regular readers' will know we have been busy creating a brand new web-site, which launched recently. As a function of this development and changeover the blog could not be added to for a while. However the editing and blog team are glad to be 'up and running' again and are busy uploading im....
Thursday September 9, 2010 at 9:52am
Imagine Inflatables supplied a number of buoys to mark out the swimming course section of a recent triathlon event at Wicklow, Ireland. The large inflatable units were air-filled and designed to ensure no harm would come to swimmers if they collided!
Wednesday September 1, 2010 at 2:16pm
Imagine have completed another giant inflatable project abroad! Having created and installed a large helium filled chain for a 'Euro - funded' operatic event in Gdansk, Poland.Yet again the collective team at Imagine rose to the challenge to design and create the huge inflatable structure. This was formed from 11 interlocking chain links each of which was 3.5 meters long. As these would not contain sufficient helium to lift the combined weight a number of large helium filled spheres were incorpo....
Tuesday August 17, 2010 at 4:55pm
Imagines' technical division has scored a 'hole in one' yet again!.. Their inflatable hangar door seal design has proved so successful with Ryanair, that they called upon Imagine to create another one. This was for the new Ryanair aircraft servicing facility at Prestwick. As with the Stanstead project, Imagines design team developed a bespoke inflatable seal together with an internationally renowned specialist engineering company.The design allows for either the nose or ....
Monday August 9, 2010 at 5:13pm
Leading motoring rescue and recovery service RAC needed to highlight their presence at shows throughout the summer. So they asked Imagine Inflatables to design and produce a giant inflatable cylinder branded in their bright orange corporate colour with logos too.
Tuesday July 20, 2010 at 5:28pm
You may have seen the latest TV advertising for 'Babybel' cheese but did you realise that the giant red inflatable cheese rolling down the hill was being guided by an Imagine operator - hidded from shot!!..By the time it graced TV screens, clever 'CGI' reworking had turned the actual large red sphere (20ft diameter!?!..) into a giant space-hopper! This was to promote a competition the prizes being slightly smaller versions of the fun bouncers!!..
Thursday July 15, 2010 at 3:32pm
Coventry City Council again turned to Imagine Inflatables to produce some large inflatable elephants - to reinforce their alcohol awareness campaign. The 'pie-eyed' pink version represents over-indulgance - at weekend!!...
Wednesday July 7, 2010 at 5:18pm
The BBC have taken their successful childrens programme 'Night Garden' on tour throughout the UK. To highlight the show and help fans find the location at each venue, they comissioned Imagine Inflatables to create a huge helium filled version of the 'Pinky-Ponk' airship!..The lovable 'character' was soon created to an exacting design and installed by Imagines' own operators and looked splendid bobbing around the sky - attracting audiences in!!.. How much fun can giant inflatables be?!!...
Monday June 28, 2010 at 4:53pm
Imagines' operators are certainly keeping their tans topped up this year! With another site operations project in the sun! This time in the South of France, where they supervised the installation of a giant inflatable lion character at one of the prestigous festival events in Cannes!
Wednesday June 9, 2010 at 5:45pm
Norfolk County Council have taken an innovative approach with the important area of motorcycle safety. To reinforce their campaign the asked Imagine Inflatables to produce a giant inflatable motor-cycle rider! Their character is called 'Hugger' after the close fitting rear mud-guard found on modern machines.He has been difficult to miss at various shows and events this summer, towering over visitors - but helping to reinforce a serious message.
Monday June 7, 2010 at 5:31pm
The Spanish tourist board took over the prestigious 'Regent Street' in London recently to boost interest in their fine country. This took the form of various sports themed 'have-a-go' zones, which included hitting tennis balls faster than Nadal, 'driving' a simulator quicker than Alonso etc.To help visitors find their way around the activities, each zone was demarked with an appropriately worded bespoke sphere, helium filled - floating above each area! The resultant event was eye-catching a....
Friday May 28, 2010 at 2:35pm
As a preferred supplier to Orange Telecom - of various inflatables over many years, Imagine Inflatables were delighted to be approached again - to supply giant 7m high inflatable animal characters for the latest European advertising campaign!Imagines' comprehensive design facility produced 3D artwork from basic flat outlines - which was the basis of the impressive inflatables. These were required to promote the re-launch of the Orange mobile phone packages - each denoted by an animal icon. ....
Thursday April 15, 2010 at 5:50pm
Ernst & Young have highlighted their annual enterprise challenge for university students, by inviting those on their programme to visit the London HQ to clelebrate the projects' success. So they called on Imagine again to install a giant yellow 'piggy-bank' in the atrium area of their London offices.
Tuesday April 6, 2010 at 4:02pm
EMC2 wanted to show their support of the Wasps rugby club in a BIG way?!.. So they turned to Imagine to create a giant inflatable rugby player! At over 6m tall, this now towers over people at matches and associated events!!...
Tuesday March 30, 2010 at 12:05pm
A growing sector of Imagines' business over recent years has been the site-marking of proposed wind turbine locations. The number of such projects has increased to the point where it is now virtually a business of it's own!!With a proven track record as a responsible blimp operator, with many years experience this extension of the business has been a sound one.In accord with the UK Civil Aviation Authority, Imagine has developed a safe approach to the siting of blimps in controlled airspace area....
Monday March 22, 2010 at 10:48am
To promote their range of pizzas Chicago Town are running a competition the prizes of which include a number of inflatable mini football pitches. These were designed, and created by the Imagine team and the first batch of 50 supplied - ready for the lucky winners to be enjoying a kick-about in soon!
Thursday March 11, 2010 at 11:31am
Detail Express is a revolution in car washes utilising “GREENER” products that are100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly meaning less harm to the environment and zero waste.To promote their innovative approach they tasked Imagine Inflatables to create eye-catching shelters for cars being valeted. These are being used at the ever increasing number of Detail Express sites across the UK.
Tuesday March 9, 2010 at 12:22pm
To promote their launch into the business communications market, Virgin Media asked Imagine to provide and install a number of branded red spheres throughout the UK. The above photo shows one of the spheres outside the Virgin Media offices in Belfast. This was one of 24 separate locations. Quite a logistical excercise, as all had to be installed on a single day!.. Imagines' team of operators managed the project with spheres showing different slogans delivered to the various locations.
Tuesday March 9, 2010 at 9:52am
The parents of a student at boarding school wanted to ensure his birthday did not go unnoticed! So they approached Imagine Inflatables to produce a helium filled giant blimp with a suitable message art-worked on the hull! Imagines' operational staff liaised with staff at the school to arrange the installation.The element of surprise was maintained by commencing the preparation and inflation while the students were in class. As the 'birthday boy' had to walk outside, along wit....
Tuesday February 23, 2010 at 11:12am
To highlight the potential perils associated with young drivers, the producers of the 'Police, Camera Action' TV series featured a mock road / hazard situation to test the young drivers. This was in conjunction with 'DriveSafe UK' a leading driver training provider and in this case operating on the airfield at RAF Scampton. The focus of the event was to get the young drivers to avoid a 'target' car at various speeds and simulated conditions - using a 'skid-car'!!To reduce the obvious risk f....
Monday December 21, 2009 at 12:41pm
To ensure potential voters got their message, the Conservative party in London commissioned Imagine Inflatables to provide a number of helium filled blimps for use during forthcoming elections!..The gas filled advertising balloons have been flown at a number of sites around London - all of which have been managed by operational staff from Imagine.
Wednesday December 16, 2009 at 10:44am
Promote Your Business With Advertising BlimpsWith numerous businesses competing within the same industry, it is essential that companies are continuously looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. Promotion could be on a relatively wide scale through magazine or television advertisements, or on a more local scale using blimps and other such promotional techniques.Imagine Inflatables provide a wide selection of promotional inflatable products including; blimps, air dancers, roof toppers and ba....
Monday December 7, 2009 at 4:00pm
With an ongoing programme of new store openings the activity superstore specialist 'Go Outdoors' commissioned Imagine Inflatables to install a helium filled blimp at each new branch. The latest launch event was at the Basingstoke store in Hampshire where the helium blimp was flying their logo high in the sky. This follows several successful 'launches' around the UK, with several more to follow throughout 2010.
Sunday December 6, 2009 at 11:59am
When precision is your business, then your needs will also be very exact!!.. Delcam is one of the world's leading suppliers of advanced CADCAM software product development solutions for the manufacturing industry. So, when they wanted to stand out at a recent trade show they turned to Imagine Inflatables to produce an impressive sphere for their stand!..Imagine utilised a high quality print system to produce a top resolution graphic on the surface of the sphere. Their logo being a spider was rep....
Monday November 30, 2009 at 2:48pm
Well who would have thought!!.. A giant inflatable Elvis character, complete with moustache - was the star of the show,.. making an appearance at this years' 'Movember' event at the impressive 'Evolution' venue in Battersea park. As well as raising vital funds, this raises the profile of mens health issues!.. The moustache theme has really caught on and those attending, go to great lengths to grow an impressive 'mo' to outdo other partygoers!! (generally only the men though!!..)Obvious....
Monday November 30, 2009 at 9:52am
As the preferred supplier to the BBC, Imagine Inflatables were called on again to supply an impressive inflatable Pudsey as a focal point for this years' Children In Need event. The giant inflatable bear looked splendid outside the Millennium Centre where the live broadcast was being held. He proved the star of the show, as visitors to the event including celebrities together with the passing public were queuing to have their photo taken next to the giant inflatable character!!..
Wednesday November 18, 2009 at 5:27pm
The 'switch on' event for the Christmas inflatables at Carnaby Street attracted a huge crowd this week!!.. They were all soon 'grooving' away dancing along with professional go-go dancers to hits of the 60's era! The 'flower power' party continued under the giant inflatable units decorated to reflect the 60's theme with phrases such as 'Love', 'Peace', 'Joy' & 'Hope'!!... Oh,.. and of course - they were accompanied by giant 6m inflatable pink bambis!!... The number of photos taken of the in....
Tuesday November 17, 2009 at 4:07pm
For the 10th year in a row, Imagine Inflatables were called on to create imaginative inflatable units for their high profile clients in the Lord Mayors Show this year. With a family background as butchers, the incoming Lord Mayor was keen for the Worshipful Company of Butchers to be prominent in the parade!.. So they approached Imagine to produce a giant helium filled rib of beef - to represent their trade!.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisww/4103582956/in/set-72157622677764771/ As in previo....
Tuesday November 10, 2009 at 1:56pm
It's that time of year again!!.. Which sees the culmination of Imagines' work with a leading London design agency to create spectacular street decorations. This has expanded to include the Merry Hill shopping centre near Dudley, W Midlands this year. A total of 17 giant inflatable snowmen were installed throughout the roofspace of the malls, ensuring that Mr. Frosty & Co were prominent as they loom over the passing shoppers!..The 6 meter high inflatable units are made using a heavy-duty grad....
Thursday November 5, 2009 at 4:49pm
If you look up to the sky in Carnaby Street during the festive season, don't worry - you really are seeing pink reindeer!!... They are part of the giant inflatables themed on the 'swinging 60s' - adding to the 'flower-power' feel there! Last years' giant inflatable snowmen drew a lot of attention and won awards and recognition for the leading London design agency that Imagine worked with in the creation of the 'Winter - Wonderland'!!....
Wednesday November 4, 2009 at 9:54am
Visitors to the Classic car Show at the NEC won't fail to notice a giant inflatable rainbow brightening this years' event!! This was comissioned by the 'Gay Classic Car Group' to adorn their stand at the event.
Tuesday November 3, 2009 at 11:06am
As innovators in their approach to providing shoppers with a different experience, 'Costco' wanted something unusual for their Christmas theme this year?So they approached Imagine Inflatables to create an inflatable version of a traditional Santas grotto - to be used at their huge new flagship store in Croydon. Accordingly a suitable inflatable unit based on the look of a log cabin has been installed to help the forthcoming visits to see Santa be even more enchanting!!..
Monday November 2, 2009 at 1:54pm
The theme of the street decorations in Carnaby Street for this years' festive season is to reflect the areas hey-day of the 1960s! Their leading design agency called on Imagine Inflatables, once more - to devise suitably eyecatching creations. So, to echo the 'flower-power' era - PVC based units were made with the words 'Peace', 'Love', 'Joy' & 'Hope' to reflect the mantra of that era!!... The units are manufactured from a relatively heavy-duty PVC based material and are kept inflated for t....
Friday October 30, 2009 at 11:10am
It's that time of year again?.. when you see giant yellow pigs?!.. at university?!!... In fact at several universities across the UK!!..To explain, Ernst & Young the leading global supplier of professional business services - organises the 'Profitunity' enterprise programme for university students. This provides them with an opportunity to experience running a small business (their own!..) first hand through an acedemic year! To initiate the programme a recruitment drive is undertaken at cam....
Wednesday October 28, 2009 at 4:34pm
This 6m purple hunk has come all the way from the Jungles of Africa to keep a lady Gorilla company at Adventure Island in Southend on Sea. Bit of a culture shock one would think! J
Monday October 26, 2009 at 4:52pm
Sony Ericsson wanted to make a BIG impression for the launch of their new 'Satio' phone!.. So Imagine Inflatables were comissioned to come up with a new twist to a classic icon - the spacehopper?!.. This was to symbolise 'capturing' fun and action using the phones' 12.1 Megapixel camera!.. Various designs were created and trialled plus different sizes for adult and junior + a unique 'hand held' version for use throughout the global campaigns for Sony.In addition to the design and manufacturing e....
Friday October 23, 2009 at 10:39am
'Bad Angel' is a new brand of drink, claimed to be the first strawberry frappe liqueur aimed specifically at female drinkers!.. To help launch the new innovative product to the UK market, Imagine Inflatables were asked to produce giant inflatable versions of the stylish bottles.The complex artwork covering the bottles, provided an interesting challenge to the Imagine design team to reproduce exact but large versions of the uniquely shaped bottles in an eyecatching shade of mauve!!..
Friday October 16, 2009 at 10:40am
As they continue their UK rebranding programme, American owned TGI Fridays called upon Imagine Inflatables to help with the launch of another refurbished branch at Coventry. To highlight these reopenings, Imagine created and managed the installation of several large helium filled spheres, branded with the TGI Fridays logo. As an added attraction, the spheres were fitted with lighting units, incorporating halogen bulbs inside the helium chamber. This adaptation ensured the spheres were even more ....
Friday September 25, 2009 at 9:29am
To highlight their sponsorship of forthcoming Gaelic football and hurling tournments, BT asked Imagine to create a large scale 'shoot-out' unit for use at the many games. The turn-key project utilised all the Imagine skills and resources starting with a rough sketch representing the clients' vision - through to delivery and installation in Belfast. The multi-use sports inflatable includes a netted goal area as well as target zones to represent scoring points for participants of both sports. The ....
Friday August 21, 2009 at 9:12am
Inspired by images from early NASA space missions, specialiast globe provider 'Vivifeye' have been producing spheres printed as earth or other planets for many years. To add to their offering they approached Imagine Inflatables to create 'the next generation' - an illuminated earth globe!Using latest satellite images together with state-of-the-art digital printing, Imagine had soon got to grips with this 'out of the world' project! This included devising a suitable lighting rig to suspend within....
Monday August 17, 2009 at 9:14am
Wanting to make a BIG impression, Nike approached Imagine Inflatables to create a giant inflatable version of their new 'Total 90 Ascente' premiership football. They required a 12 ft diameter version of the new ball to be on the pitch with champions Manchester United prior to their first game of the new season. So, the Imagine design team got to work with the flat art-work provided and top artist Kristie was soon creating a masterpiece!.. The complex and detailed design provided a significant ch....
Thursday August 13, 2009 at 10:13am
To help promote the cause of chicken welfare, the 'Compassion In Farming' organisation approached Imagine Inflatables to create a suitable costume to make an impact! The design talents of the Imagine team swung into action and provided an eye catching inflatable costume to help send the important message!.. Kept inflated by an internal fan, this brings a new meaning to 'battery chicken'?!!...
Thursday July 16, 2009 at 4:20pm
Imagine Inflatables have become very adept at creating life sized inflatable cars for various uses throughout the world! Several versions have been provided to road safety research agencies for crash testing and investigation of collision avoidance systems! An example of this valuable work is shown below, where a number of inflatable car units provided and managed on site by Imagine - were used in the testing of proximity sensing 'radar' controlled automatic braking systems conducted at the Tran....
Friday July 10, 2009 at 11:20am
Following similar involvement with the recent '20-20' series at Lords, Imagine Inflatables supplied and managed 3 giant helium filled inflatable units for the opening ceremony of the Ashes at Cardiff. Each unit comprised a large gas filled cylinder 10 meters long with a giant banner hanging from it. These banners had the symbols of the England and Australian teams together with the Ashes series emblem also sporting the sponsors' logos.
Monday July 6, 2009 at 3:23pm
Peoples minds may not be on snow-sports during the height of summer, but 'Snozone' still have lots to offer at their real snow facilities!.. Hence they wanted Imagine Inflatables to create something different to highlight the cool fun they have to offer. Imagine came up with a fun based slide for Snowzone to use at various sites and events to give impact to their message!! Threee giant air filled slides were supplied and installed by Imagines' operators to Snowzone at the Xscape activity centres....
Monday July 6, 2009 at 12:56pm
Not quite the mile high club!!.. but Imagine operator Julian Kirby gained his first recently!!.. Blimp operators are quite rare in the UK and even fewer are those that have 'flown' over 200ft, the normal maximum height stipulated by the Civil Aviation Authority. However, increasingly - Imagine Inflatables are being requested by various parties to mark the top height of proposed wind turbine structures around the country. These can be up to 400ft!!.. But Imagine having a proven track record of re....
Friday July 3, 2009 at 2:13pm
We're sure that you would love to give house room to the loveable blue gorilla!! He stands at 6M (20ft) tall and is supplied with an inflation fan. He's looking for a good home (which we can deliver to - all included!!..)All for £995 + VAT.
Friday July 3, 2009 at 8:14am
To highlight the grand reopening of their 1st UK restaurant - TGI Fridays wanted to ensure they stood head & shoulders above the rest! So they turned to Imagine Inflatables to provide giant helium filled spheres to float above the venue in Edgbaston, Birmingham. These large branded inflatables were also illuminated, to make an even bolder statement during darkness!! A large section of the property was destroyed by fire in 2008 and rebuilt to a better standard than before. It is now restored ....
Wednesday July 1, 2009 at 3:27pm
Well we may still be trying to convince ourselves that this is summer?!!.. But Autumn is fast approaching and with it the build up to halloween! So get ahead of the pack and secure our terryfying witch, just arrived from 'the west' - wicked!! At 6M (20ft) tall - she's scarey!!..Please take her away!!.. in fact we'll even deliver her to you, complete with a fan, tether-lines etc all for £995 + VAT!!..
Monday June 29, 2009 at 4:26pm
No,.. not mine - as she's far too precious! But more frightening is the one you see here!.. which is for sale!!!...At approximately 6 meters (20 feet) tall - 'she's' bound to impress?!!... Made from heavy duty PVC material, which makes the unit VERY durable - the unit comes complete with an air blower for inflation, velcro strips on the chest for a bespoke message 'patch' and tethering lines etc. all for £995 + VAT including delivery to a UK address!!..
Monday June 29, 2009 at 10:30am
Always willing to rise to a challenge, Imagine Inflatables have created a bespoke inflatable sculpture of a fist holding a set of headphones - for use at an event in Ibiza. The client 'Harvey Goldsmith Promotions' approached Imagine Inflatables to create something innovative and eye-catching for the big event!
Wednesday June 24, 2009 at 2:35pm
Continuing the rural theme of the Glastonbury festival, this year Imagine Inflatables were commissioned to produce a large bespoke inflatable bull! This is a copy of a prize winning local bull and will be used to advertise a service to give guidance to festival-goers by text! So, while they may get stuck in the mud - they shouldn't get lost!!...
Wednesday June 24, 2009 at 12:35pm
Imagine inflatables have just produced a bespoke inflatable dome tent for Adidas to help the promotional campaign for their new 'Pump' range.The large inflatable building was designed to their specific requirements incorporating a hemispherical cinema screen on the inside surface. This will be used to project advertising images onto, while the self supporting structure is used at a festival in Berlin!
Monday June 22, 2009 at 2:13pm
Having settled into the new adjacent unit, reflecting the continued growth of the business - the principals Dominic & Louise Tocca decided it was time for a team photo! Accordingly the staff gathered outside the recently enlarged facility to 'smile for the camera' alongside some of Imagines' product offerings!..
Wednesday June 10, 2009 at 2:44pm
To help promote renewable energy at the recent 'Cereals 09' agricultural show, leading agency Haymarket wanted to make a BIG statement!! Working on behalf of a consortium including Drax Power they commissioned Imagine Inflatables to provide a giant cold air filled archway. This was kept inflated by a constantly running fan - which helped keep the eyecatching unit looking good throughout the 3 days. Imagine have supplied many 'standard' arches up to 5 metres across,.. but with an internal opening....
Wednesday June 3, 2009 at 3:50pm
No, not quite 'International Rescue'?.. But when the Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service 'called out' Imagine Inflatables - it seemed a similar challenge?!! As part of their ongoing fire safety campaigns 'CFRS' approached Imagine to develop something completely different to attract the public at events. To demonstrate home - fire safety first hand, Imagine designed a large inflatable structure with separate zones within to represent different rooms of a house. These included various furniture &am....
Wednesday June 3, 2009 at 8:30am
A well known burger outlet wanted to highlight their new branch in Dublin!.. So approached Imagine Inflatables to produce a mouthwatering giant inflatable replica of their tasty offering! This was made as 'cold air filled' unit - that has a constantly running fan to keep it inflated and looking good-enough to eat!!...
Friday May 29, 2009 at 11:50am
To help boost their profile Burnley Football Club asked Imagine Inflatables to provide a helium blimp to fly at their ground on match-days. This proved a hit with their fans and must have helped the team - as they have recently gained promotion to the Premiership!! The last time they were in the 'top league' (then 1st division!!..) Abba were in the charts with 'Fernando'!!... (1976 for those that can't remember that far back?!!...)
Sunday May 24, 2009 at 2:36pm
To reinforce their ongoing message of alcohol awareness, a consortium of Coventry authorities including the council, police and health asked Imagine Inflatables to install two giant inflatable elephant characters at a concert for young people of the area. The event was held within the ruins of the old cathedral, with 1000 tickets distributed via local schools. The free concert was a hit with the youngsters and they could not fail to notice the 'before & after' (drinking!..) Nellies' and lear....
Tuesday May 19, 2009 at 10:45am
A regular client, 'England Hockey' got Imagine Inflatables to install a large inflatable hockey pitch surround to use as a 'fun zone' to give youngsters a taste of the 'real thing' at the recent hockey championships held in Nottingham. Hard ball on a soft pitch!!..
Thursday May 14, 2009 at 12:15pm
Often in the public eye, Imagine operators often make the headlines too?!!.. That was the case during a publicity stunt for leading agency Red working to promote the National Lottery Good Causes. This called for a number of giant inflatable lottery balls to be installed in the splendid surround of St Georges hall, Liverpool - which had received lottery funding for refurbishment. A team of Imagine operators inflated the spheres, some with air but most with helium, to create a spectacular effect -....
Friday May 1, 2009 at 2:41pm
Imagine Inflatables have just completed another project of bespoke installations throughout the UK for the National Lottery! Following the success of last years' exercise, leading London based agency 'Red' were keen to commission Imagine Inflatables on a 'turn-key' basis to design, supply and install various giant inflatable lottery balls throughout the Lotterys' regions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.The purpose of this is to increase the profile of good causes which benefit f....
Thursday April 23, 2009 at 6:05pm
West Mercia Police commissioned Imagine Inflatables to supply several large inflatable buildings for mulltiple uses. These range from relatively small apex roofed buildings for discreet personal search booths at events to large tunnel structures for uses ranging from vehicle search,.. to decontamination areas.
Thursday March 5, 2009 at 6:02am
'In the beginning...' the prestigous awards ceremony for the Young Scientist of The Year had giant inflatable spheres floating above heads this year! Branded to reflect the 'Big Bang' concept of the event, Imagine Inflatables installed the bespoke inflatable units at the QE2 centre in Westminster, London.
Sunday February 22, 2009 at 12:38pm
Following the success of last years' promotional campaign, Imagine Inflatables have won the contract to supply and install giant inflatable spheres - branded as National Lottery balls throughout the UK. The project co-ordinated by leading London based agency 'Red' is to promote the funding provided by the Lottery to good causes and increase their profile in the communities!
Friday February 13, 2009 at 5:49am
A giant inflatable chef has been supplied by Imagine Inflatables to a leading restaurant chain in the Republic of Ireland. The client realised that to differentiate their business and help stand out from the crowd, a large bespoke inflatable in their marketing MIX would cause a STIR!!.. This has turned out to be the RECIPE for success as nobody fails to notice whats on the menu now!!!...
Tuesday February 10, 2009 at 5:20pm
Imagine have secured the contract once more for this years' National Lottery promotional project!. Having created many 6ft inflatable spheres, each artworked to represent lottery balls, Imagine managed the logistics of installing them at Lottery funded venues across the UK.
Monday January 26, 2009 at 5:37am
A giant inflatable replica of the Lazytown airship was created by Imagine Inflatables and installed to hover over the crowds during this years Toy Fair at the Excel exhibhition centre in London.
Friday January 16, 2009 at 9:45am
It is essential when promoting a product or service, to advertise in the most effective way possible. To achieve desired results it is ideal to have an idea that will catch a consumer’s attention, something that truly makes your company and product stand out from the rest.Imagine Inflatables has a wide variety of promotional inflatable’s including;• Inflatable buildings and structures• Inflatable costumes• Inflatable BlimpsInflatable Shapes and Inflatable structures such as; arches, screens and ....
Thursday January 15, 2009 at 5:28am
Imagine Inflatables turned up the heat recently, having supplied the giant inflatable pylons for the Aero GP race series. They are shown being used in the heat of the desert at Al Ain in Abu Dhabi - where they proved a success as turn markers for the pilots in their exciting duels!...
Monday January 12, 2009 at 7:55am
As part of the re-launch campaign for the 'Philleas Fogg' range of snack foods, Imagine Inflatables produced a copy of the world adventurers' famous transport. The big blue balloon was kept inflated in the impressive reception area of UB Foods HQ throughout the campaign - using a heavy duty but silent running fan.
Tuesday December 9, 2008 at 8:13am
During the run-up to Christmas the annual 'alcohol awareness' campaign in Coventry saw a different approach taken by the partnership between the local council, police and health authority. To help get the serious message across they recruited Imagine Inflatables to design and install some large inflatable - and very novel characters. These took the form of two giant inflatable elephants placed in turn atop a prominant building in the city centre. The first - being in place for friday nights thro....
Friday November 21, 2008 at 9:39am
Always keen to get the most from their assets Ryanair were determined to squeeze more use from their new service hangar being built by Kier at Stanstead airport. This resulted in a plan to accommodate just the nose or tail of extra aircraft 'poking into' the side of the huge building - thus being able to stable more aircraft than usual at any time! The success of this was dependant on providing a suitable weather-tight seal around the aircraft fusalage while in posistion. Specialist engineering ....
Friday November 14, 2008 at 11:06am
Once more the BBC called on Imagine Inflatables to provide a giant inflatable Pudsey Bear as a focal point for the Children In Need Night. With the studio set up at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff the event was hosted by John Barrowman and featured acts such as the Stereophonics. The audience could not fail but be impressed by the 27 feet high inflatable Pudsey Bear that greeted them!!
Sunday November 9, 2008 at 8:39am
Carnaby Street in London took on a different look throughout the festive season with 16 giant inflatable snowmen looming over the shoppers passing by underneath! Specialist design agency James Clancy Design chose Imagine Inflatables to supply the cold air filled units as part of their festive makeover of the world famous shopping street. The late night installation process caused quite a stir - amazing passers by who stopped, stared and took loads of photos!! The spectacle continued throughout t....
Saturday November 8, 2008 at 9:50am
Once again this years' Lord Mayors' Show in London saw Imagine Inflatables supply impressive inflatable sculptures that stood out in the parade! The Tourist Board of Gibraltar required a giant inflatable model of the rock of Gibraltar to highlight and promote their 'Visit-Gibraltar' campaign. A suitably impressive inflatable unit was created of the rock mounted on a branded plinth, all being helium filled - to allow the bespoke rock sculpture to 'float' along the streets of London. Despite the v....
Wednesday October 29, 2008 at 2:26pm
Always keen to impress, Mercedes Benz wanted an eye-catching yet functional building as the focal point for a series of road-show exhibitions they were staging for customers throughout the middle east. Imagine Inflatables rose to the challenge and created an igloo type structure - mainly based upon a 60 ft (18m) diameter inflatable building.Compared to traditional structures using clad metal frames, once the fabric was laid out and fans attached - the inflation time was just a few minutes! So a ....
Thursday October 2, 2008 at 11:19am
A late call from Lee Evans' production team 'Little Mo' saw Imagine Inflatables 'pull out all the stops' to produce a 10 foot globe - required to 'float' out into and around the audience during his 'Big' performance at the O2 Arena. Not only did Imagine manage to provide the large helium filled sphere with time to spare, but also liaised with the production team to ensure it was paraded to get the best shots for inclusion on the tour DVD! So look out for Imagine staff taking a starring role, alb....
Monday August 18, 2008 at 11:40am
Focus DIY were determined to ensure the opening of their new store in Leeds would not go un-noticed! So they commissioned Imagine Inflatables to produce a giant inflatable paint can with detachable banners to announce and count down to the store opening day. The bespoke inflatable was tethered at the entrance to the car park providing an eye-catching 'focus' for the event!!...
Sunday August 17, 2008 at 8:48am
To celebrate Hull City FC being promoted to the premiership, their prime sponsor - broadband provider 'Karoo', commissioned Imagine Inflatables to provide a number of eye-catching bespoke inflatable units at the first home game in the Premiership. Fans could locate the ground from a long way off due to an impressive bright orange blimp which could be seen from around the city flying over the stadium. The branding excercise was reinforced by a large fan powered 'sky-guy' with football shaped feet....
Monday July 28, 2008 at 9:17am
Imagine Inflatables created a money machine for Ford to use in a national campaign to help boost sales at dealerships throughout the UK. Imagine created the large inflatable, based on a clear chamber similar to that used in the 'Crystal Maze' TV competition. Potential car buyers were invited to 'enter the dome' where-upon they had 'A Minute To Win It' - by collecting as many vouchers as possible from those tumbling around them!! A tricky call, but worth the reward of up to £1000 off the cost of ....
Tuesday July 22, 2008 at 2:38pm
pTo help celebrate a 'special birthday' Gus our favoured rental inflatable was hired out to highlight the occasion near RAF Valley on Anglesey!! Imagine Inflatables delivered and installed the impressive unit and ensured that Gus behaved himself throughout the celebrations!!...
Wednesday June 18, 2008 at 3:28pm
Imagine Inflatables manage and maintain a bespoke helium filled blimp for the RMT transport union, flying it at various events for them. A high point in their year is a celebration event acknowledging the country of Cuba and it's culture. This is held in the grounds of the RMT HQ at Clapham, London in June, where Imagine attend each year. Accordingly Imagine were tasked to ensure the RMT blimp was flying over their HQ, as a rallying point for the gathering crowd of partygoers!!... You couldn't m....
Wednesday June 18, 2008 at 10:53am
Seghire is the leading UK importer and supplier of 'segway racers' - the latest innovative mode of personal transport. Building on their growing success Seghire established the first permanaent and purpose build segway 'grand prix' race-track at Great Yarmouth. Determined to ensure the highest degree of saftey for participants they approached Imagine Inflatables to develop a flexible and soft inflatable barrier system to surround the track. In conjunction with the consulting engineers and archit....
Thursday May 22, 2008 at 3:30pm
Imagine Inflatables supplied a bespoke inflatable building based on a dome design to a school based community sports group in Lewisham, S London.
Thursday May 15, 2008 at 3:41pm
In a drive to strengthen their existing community involvement, Falkirk FC approached Imagine Inflatables to produce an inflatable pitch for them. A 'double-tube' design was utilised to provide suitable height barriers around the perimeter measuring 100ft x 60 ft! Inflatable goal surrounds were incorporated at either end as well as netting to head height supported with inflatable posts every few metres. The large unit is to be used to 'take football out into the community and involve young people....
Monday May 12, 2008 at 12:33pm
As one of Europes oldest property consultancies, Drivers Jonas were determined to show what 'high fliers' they are at the annual rugby tournament for teams fielded by land and property agents - held in Richmond recently. As supporters of the event and sponsoring a team they again asked Imagine Inflatables to provide a helium blimp to ensure no-one missed their marquee!!..
Friday May 9, 2008 at 12:46pm
Imagine Inflatables supplied an inflatable 'shoot-out' unit for use at a recent 'pro-am' football tournament held in the JJB Soccerdome at Pride Park, Derby. Waitrose invited their suppliers to enter teams each of which were assigned a proffessional player to help them through the knock-out tournament. Each team had a chance to shoot as many balls through the 'O' of the Waitrose logo in a minute!! The frantic activity resulted in a successful event raising a significant amount of money for chari....
Thursday May 1, 2008 at 3:29pm
Imagine Imagine has just completed a nationwide installation project for the national Lottery.Giant Inflatable balls, situated across various locations within the UK to act as promotional photo launches of regionalnational lottery campaigns.
Friday April 25, 2008 at 12:52pm
Imagine have produced a number of helium filled cubes to be used to promote Nokia products in city areas throughout the UK. They will be flown at low level in pedestrian zones and incorporate a Bluetooth transmitter to broadcast advertisements and messages to passers by!!..
Thursday April 24, 2008 at 1:36pm
Clearly Focus DIY wanted to make a big splash & impress the neighbours recently at an event near Leeds!!... Imagine Inflatables installed this huge air filled inflatable special shape.
Tuesday April 22, 2008 at 1:48pm
Sony have once more called on Imagine Inflatables to produce another inflatable 'shoot-out' unit for their promotions. Having been delighted with previous units supplied by Imagine, which have been used at various events including the Champions League final in Greece - Sony were keen to have another. This was 'road tested' at their European HQ in Weybridge, Surrey by staff in a penalty shoot-out competition, the winner getting tickets to the Premiership final at Wembley!!...
Saturday April 12, 2008 at 2:45pm
Giant Inflatable Lottery Balls for the nationwide campaign for the National Lottery.Covering all regions of the UK, both water based balls, helium floating spheres and also structure based inflatable giant balls. Some being complex installations carried out by site operations staff from Imagine at various Lottery Funded venues throughout England, Scotland, Wales & N Ireland.
Thursday February 7, 2008 at 2:03pm
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYd9eIZR720&feature=related[/youtube][googlevideo]www.theorangeproject.co.uk[/googlevideo]Imagine Inflatables created giant inflatable characters for the recent Orange Telecom media campaignin. The bespoke air filled inflatables were installed in a 'desert - like' landscape in Malaga, Spain and the whole event went global both on Television and Printed adverts. The now 'famous four' characters representing the various network packages, were made to a 3....
Wednesday January 2, 2008 at 10:30am
[youtube]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zLHR7DZNM3s[/youtube][youtube]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3oBpTI2m0eA&NR=1[/youtube]GIANT INFLATABLE CHARACTER FOR SHOOT THE DOG, GEORGE MICHAEL CONCERT, WEMBLEY
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[youtube]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=i5sNTZ-ZU8w[/youtube]Imagine Inflatables has created giant Inflatable Letters for the MIKA music Concerts.
Monday December 17, 2007 at 3:26pm
In a homage to Pink Floyd, Fox TV wanted to fly a giant inflatable Spider-Pig over Battersea Power Station to promote the launch of the Simpsons Movie on DVD. The promotional stunt was co-ordinated by leading innovative agency 'Ministry of Fun' who commissioned Imagine Inflatables to create the massive porker!.. Similarly Pink Floyd employed Storm Thorgerson to manage their stunt in 1976 to promote the 'Animals' album, including having a marksman to shoot the pig down - just in case of escape!! ....
Monday December 17, 2007 at 2:33pm
Imagine Inflatables have created a giant inflatable Spider Pig for the launch of the Simpsons Movie on DVD.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xYXi4k81kQ[/youtube]
Monday December 10, 2007 at 4:19pm
Imagine Inflatables have just launched the New Bee movie for Paramount Pictures in Leicester Square.Three giant Helium Inflatables floating above the Empire Cinema for the launch of the Movie Premier
Monday December 10, 2007 at 10:23am
To highlight the premier launch of their 'Bee Movie', Paramount Pictures commissioned Imagine Inflatables to produce a giant helium filled version of 'Barry Bee' - the films' main character. The 30 ft high bespoke inflatable dwarfed the gathered crowds as it hovered and bobbed above the entrance to the Empire Cinema. Imagines' team of operators managed to get Barry in posistion on the prestige balcony in a prime spot above the red carpet! His 'larger than life' presence caused a real 'buzz' amon....
Sunday December 9, 2007 at 1:57pm
Welcome to the new Imagine Blog. Here you will be able to find out the latest industry news in the world of advertising inflatables. We will also be posting case studies of new work and also updating you with our special offers, news and generally whats going on at Imagine Inflatables !Please check back shortly as we will be adding lots of new and exciting content.
Thursday November 15, 2007 at 3:48pm
Imagine has created another Giant Inflatable Pudsey Bear for this years' BBC Children In need Event.Pudsey was accompanied by experienced operators from Imagine Inflatables on a grand tour around Wales. Co-ordinating with staff from BBC Wales, Pudsey met up with an outside broadcast team at various locations strectching from Anglesey to Newport and Conwy to Swansea. So during the week leading up to Children In Need night, the huge air filled Pudsey helped spread the important mess....
Wednesday November 14, 2007 at 4:08pm
The centre of London may not seem an obvious area for members of the Caravan Club to enjoy their activity?!.. However to help celebrate their centenary the club decided to participate in the Lord Mayors Show! To ensure they stood out from the crowd (procession!..) they asked Imagine Inflatables to develop some impressive helium filled inflatable units. These took the form of a life size motor-home, caravan and 'land-mass' depicting the countryside they enjoy! The resultant 'floats'(!) certainly ....
Monday October 29, 2007 at 9:26am
It was that time of year again?.. When Ernst & Young asked Imagine Inflatables to take their large bespoke inflatable (yellow?!..) pig on a tour of Universities during 'fresher weeks'. As in previous years this is used to promote the companys' enterprise initiative for students while perhaps opening their eyes to the opportunity of a career with Ernst & Young. Operators from Imagine Inflatables installed the eye-catching porker at Nottingham University first, then took him on tour from E....
Friday August 24, 2007 at 3:18pm
A newly developed football academy at Loughton, has incorporated various facilities to keep the whole family entertained as well as excercised! The ambitous plan relied on large inflatable dome buildings to provide reception / booking and briefing areas for participants. Each of the domes, was kept inflated by its own separate blower - but also interlinked with the oyhers by integral tunnels.