5 Tips to Better Your Custom Inflatable Tunnels

Custom inflatable tunnels are quickly gaining popularity. Not only are they great entrances to sports games, but they’re also perfect for marketing events like fundraisers and trade shows.

If you are looking for an excellent way to promote your product or service, and get people talking about your event and company, then a custom inflatable is your answer.

If you’re planning to purchase a custom inflatable tunnel, you might be wondering how to improve it so that you get value for your money.

Here are some great tips to help you better your custom inflatable tunnel.

Tip 1 - Be Creative With the Design of the Tunnel

custom inflatable football tunnel
Custom Inflatable Football Tunnel

A great way to better your custom inflatable tunnel is by getting creative with its colors and design. Color and design help your audience and customers relate with your brand.

According to color psychology, different colors evoke different emotions and reactions. Yellow, for example, is often associated with warmth and hospitality, and can evoke optimism and cheerfulness. Purple is associated with royalty and wealth and evokes feelings of luxury and elegance.

You want colors that will help in boosting your brand.

When selecting your colors, consider the following questions:

  • Do the colors represent your brand correctly?
  • Do the colors stand out and are they visible from a distance?
  • Do they help to make a statement for your brand or event?
  • Can your customers/audience immediately identify your brand by its colors?

Now that you have your colors in mind, take the time to consider the right design for your custom inflatable tunnel.

Since they are custom-made to your needs and specifications, custom inflatable tunnels come in all shapes and sizes.

Go for a design that speaks for your brand and one that matches your needs. If you are buying one for your football team, for example, have it designed like your team’s mascot.

At MVP Visuals, we take your ideas very seriously and deliver exactly what you ask for, when you ask for it.

Check out some of our concepts for custom inflatable tunnels and get an idea of what we are all about. You can also see some amazing designs that we’ve created in the past.

“Great communication with customer service. Understood what I wanted and delivered on time for an upcoming show that we had scheduled.”


Tip 2 - Go Big with Customization

custom inflatable football helmet
Custom Inflatable Football Helmet

You might want an inflatable tunnel to give your trade show a unique edge or to make a statement as your high school team makes an entrance. Whatever the motivation, you can’t go wrong with some customization.

That’s because there’s quite nothing like seeing your team burst out of the mouth of your mascot or a football helmet.

The rush, excitement, and adrenaline will get the crowd surging to their feet as they give your team a thunderous welcome.

The good news is that you can use a custom inflatable tunnel for all kinds of sports and events, including:

  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Team fundraisers

Some of the features you can expect from MVP Visuals’ custom inflatable tunnels are discussed in the table below:

  Budget-Friendly Inflatable Tunnels Statement-Making Inflatable Tunnels
Traditional tunnel shape Yes (wide variety of sizes and shapes are available) Optional (customized sizing and dimensions available)
Unlimited printing and customization Yes Yes
Add-ons or attachments Not available Giant football helmet or team mascot attachments available

You can choose to customize your inflatable tunnel with your team’s colors or by printing its logo on the side.

Thanks to the dye sublimation printing process, it’s possible to cleanly and crisply print any design you wish on your inflatable tunnel or its attachment.

Talk about getting the both the shape and design you want—without any limitations. Now that’s what we call a proper custom job.

Tip 3 - Follow the Correct Setup and Dismantling Procedure

interior of a custom inflatable tunnel
Interior of a Custom Inflatable Tunnel

Custom inflatable tunnels are made from PVC, which is a super durable material. Nonetheless, you should take great care during setup and takedown to prevent scratching the PVC and damaging the print.

Follow these simple steps when setting up your custom inflatable tunnel:

  1. Acquire the necessary permits.
  2. Clear the site where you intend to set up your custom inflatable tunnel.
  3. Inflate your custom inflatable tunnel.
  4. Check if the pressure of your custom inflatable tunnel matches the manufacturer's instructions.
  5. Anchor your custom inflatable tunnel.

Once your event is over and it’s time to take down your custom inflatable tunnel, follow these steps:

  1. Inspect your custom inflatable tunnel. Confirm that there are no foreign materials on or in the tunnel and that everyone has cleared out before taking it down.
  2. Deflate your custom inflatable tunnel by turning off the blower or disconnecting it from the entrance.
  3. Fold up your custom inflatable tunnel ensuring that the printed designs are well-tucked inside.
  4. Roll your custom inflatable tunnel starting with the point farthest from the blower so that more air is let out.

You can read further about putting up and taking down a custom inflatable tunnel.

Tip 4 - Clean Your Custom Inflatable Tunnel Properly

custom inflatable football tunnel in use
Custom Inflatable Football Tunnel in Use

Cleaning your custom inflatable tunnel after use is a great way to maintain its longevity. When cleaning your custom inflatable tunnel, you need to take it down then inflate it first. Once fully inflated, use a vacuum to clean up any dirt and debris that may be stuck on the surfaces.

After, scrub down the surfaces gently with warm soapy water and a soft cloth.

Then spread out your inflatable and let it dry in the air.

Now, your custom inflatable tunnel will be clean, fresh, and ready for your next event.

Pro tip: Avoid cleaning your custom inflatable tunnel with bleach or strong detergents as they can ruin your dye-sublimation print.

Tip 5 - Avoid Using Your Custom Inflatable Tunnel in Harsh Weather Conditions

Be mindful of the weather if you’re planning on using your custom inflatable tunnel outdoors.

Heavy rains and storms, for example, can tear your inflatable and cause severe damage to it.

Strong winds, meanwhile, can blow your custom inflatable tunnel away, and excessive sunlight can weaken the PVC making it more prone to tearing.

Although it may seem like a difficult decision to take down your custom inflatable in the middle of an event, the decision will be worthwhile in the long run as you will be able to lengthen its life cycle.


Get the Best Out of Your Custom Inflatable Tunnel Today

The journey of getting the value for your money from your custom inflatable tunnel begins at purchase. Buying it from a reputable manufacturer like MVP Visuals where quality, customer service, and timely delivery are taken seriously is a great start, but it doesn’t end there.

Make sure you treat it with love and care so that it will serve you for a long time to come.

"Everything we've ordered from MVP has come out looking SO GOOD! Highly recommend!”


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