Flying Witch Gets There Faster This Year.

Spain-flying-witch-900x665-web graphic made with Rouse Matrix Banners & Balloons

This eight foot, flying witch, balloon graphic was made by a group of students at a “RouseABOUT” graphics seminar in Madrid, Spain.

"Just Rouse It" logo - icon with purpe boarder & f2f7fc corners________________________________Graham Rouse photo (150x150)

“Advance Your Balloon Art And Business
by applying ‘Just Rouse It’ Original Technologies
to Halloween, balloon graphics.”



Balloon graphics with a Halloween theme like this one could be great business for you. You might show a witch of your own design or a bat or a ghost flying across a full moon. The impact can be especially powerful when mixed with other balloon decorations. And this year you can fly that witch into place faster than ever before with the help of Rouse Original Technologies.

Here are two of the patented, Rouse Original Technologies you may want to use:



The first technology to use is Rouse Expand –And-Load balloon frames (Rouse Matrix). This single layer approach to balloon graphics takes half the balloons and less than half the time of standard “precision wall” techniques. RMS also gives you a balloon frame that costs less, weighs less and takes up much less storage space than other single layer grid frames.


(B)  R.A.A.D.ical  BALLOON ART

The second technology to use is Rouse Advanced Aperture Display (RAAD) technology. It works with all balloon frames that hold balloons in openings. The patented RAAD technology applies when you

  • Use something other than “balloon squeeze” (*see footnote#2) to hold the balloons in the frame or
  • Use something else in addition to “balloon squeeze” (*see footnote #2) to hold the balloons in the frame.

There are many “RAADical” options available, but here are just two to get you started:

  1. Treat the balloon frame and /or the balloon to make the two grip each other better. For instance, Rouse Matrix balloon frames already have an added coat of tacky adhesive to help hold balloons in place without permanently bonding the balloons to the frame.
  2. “ROUSE SPEED GRAPHICS”  –  Use double ended balloons and tie them together end to end to make strings of balloons like strings of pearls.
      • Make one string for each row of balloons in your graphic. Mark which end of the string is the starting end and give it a row number. It is much easier to plan and prepare twenty rows of twenty balloons than it is to plan and prepare four hundred single balloons and keep them straight for loading into the frame.
      • Roll each balloon of the string into an adjacent aperture (opening). Each balloon helps to hold the adjacent two balloons in place. Plus, this approach makes it faster to arrange balloons since you connect two each time you tie.
      • Being connected makes it easier and faster to load balloons.   You do not reach for balloons as many times and the next balloon is right at your fingertips for loading into the next opening.
      • Also, as you roll balloons into place, you have an additional aid in determining when you have the balloon centered in the opening. Once the knot between balloons hits the strap you know you are very close to centering the balloon.
      • The combination of all these benefits makes it possible to achieve extraordinary speeds.  The  example in the video below is exceptional, but  it is common to double, triple or even quadruple your normal speed for loading balloons compared to other techniques.




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(1) Rouse Original Technologies featured here are patented in the USA and require the use of Rouse Authorized Components. Generally, this means the using Rouse authorized frames, Rouse authorized balloons and Rouse authorized accessories for the project. Currently (September 18, 2012) there are no restrictions on balloons or accessories. But, Rouse authorized balloon frames (Rouse Matrix Systems products and GRIDZ products) are required for the technologies featured in this article. This is subject to change. Return to this site for notices of changes in requirements.

(2) “Balloon Squeeze” refers here to balloons being held within a surrounding frame exclusively by the pneumatic pressure of the balloon expanding outward against the frame.
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Thanks for joining me here today. Do come again soon as we examine another balloon project and how to “Make It Better” with Rouse Original Technologies. It is a sure fire way to Advance Your Balloon Art and Business.


Graham Rouse
“Just Rouse It” Blog

Copyright 2012 by Graham Rouse


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