How to Customize an Inflatable Dome Tent: A Budget-Friendly Guide
Whether you’re holding an event or attending a trade show, a custom inflatable dome tent is a guaranteed attention grabber. It stands out and draws in potential clients, boosting engagement.
But for your tent to have this effect, it needs to have the right design and branding that tells your story.
However, customizing an inflatable tent isn’t the same as printing a poster or designing a graphic for social media. There are special considerations you need to take into account, especially when working with a limited budget.
Let's explore these considerations in this budget-friendly guide to customizing an inflatable dome tent.
Invest in The Best Materials
To ensure the best materials and thus the best build quality, you need to partner with the right tent maker. Look for manufacturers that offer ripstop material on their inflatable tents.
Ripstop is a specially woven nylon or Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) fabric with a reinforced technique that prevents ripping and tearing. This makes ripstop the perfect material for different types of outdoor gear, including inflatable tents.
A ripstop construction will improve your tent’s:
- Overall safety
Additionally, ripstop allows for a wide range of styles, colors, and designs, giving you room to customize your tent to your heart's content.
Better still, you won't have to worry about unforeseen costs of repair or replacement in the long run. Your inflatable dome tent will stand the test of time, giving you maximum bang for your buck.
Mind the Size of Your Tent
The size of your tent will determine how many people or items it can hold. Be sure to choose a tent size that fits your intended purpose.
The most common inflatable dome tents are usually 10 X 10 feet, but this footprint can be customized to suit your needs.
To help determine the ideal size for your dome tent, consider questions like:
- Will you be displaying any products?
- How big will your displays be?
- Will you use a table inside the tent?
- Will you talk to customers across the table or inside the tent?
Here’s a quick table showing the appropriate custom tent size options depending on the number of guests:
|Tent Size in Feet||Area in Square Feet||Standing Event No. of Attendees||Sitting Event No. of Attendees|
Expert Tip: The size of your custom dome tent will directly impact its price. However, don’t squeeze your guests into a tight space to save on costs—this will only make them uncomfortable, unhappy, and negatively impact your brand.
“A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.”
Instead, reach out to MVP Visuals today to get the best price on your ideal inflatable dome tent.
Ensure Consistency in Branding
When customizing an inflatable dome tent, the branding style should have the sole purpose of selling your business.
This starts with your choice of color.
According to a study by the University of Loyola, color can improve brand recognition by up to 80 percent!
When styling your tent, only use colors consistent with your brand. This helps create a cohesive look with your branded marketing materials to create brand recognition.
Consequently, you can leverage your brand colors to make the most of your limited budget and turn your dome tent into an effective marketing tool.
Consult Your Tent Manufacturer
Inflatable domes have no shortage of custom options to display your message—from printed canopies and walls to custom banners and awnings.
However, the messages you display and how you do them are dependent on your budget.
Be sure to communicate with your tent manufacturer to determine how your budget will impact your brand messaging before you put together a design.
It's easier to design with the constraints in mind rather than to try and reel in a design that's gone too far.
Thankfully, with a manufacturer like MVP Visuals—a company that prides itself on offering products that intersect quality and affordability, you can get a free quote and plan ahead.
Design for Maximum Visibility
Customizing your inflatable dome tent isn't as simple as designing one rectangular image and having it printed on a canvas.
You have to account for how the design is going to look on your tent. Thankfully, many manufacturers have templates to help create your tent design.
But even with these templates, there are some things you need to keep in mind to maximize your returns when on a tight budget. These include;
- Tent Placement: When designing your tent for a specific event, find out where you will be positioned. If you’re going to be tucked into a corner or pushed up against other stalls, it's more cost-effective to forego printing on the obscured sidewalls.
- Eye-level Design: The side and back walls are easily visible to people right in front of your table. Take advantage of them to display the information you want readily available. This includes:
- Your website
- Contact information
- Social media handles
Distance Design: The top of your inflatable dome tent is the most visible part of your tent from a distance. This should be where you focus the majority of your distance advertising. This may include large logos on the top, a picture of your product, or an image of your mascot.
Whatever your choice, the goal is to draw as many people to your tent as possible.
Get Your Custom Inflatable Dome Tent
No matter how much work you put into customizing your inflatable dome tent, it will only be as good as the manufacturer you partner with.
At MVP Visuals, we pride ourselves on offering a variety of customization options and ensuring that every brand walks away with the product of their dreams.
Our inflatable dome tents are no different.
We ensure that you have every opportunity to make your tent uniquely your own at every stage of the process—from choosing a custom shape to designing exactly how you’d like your logo laid out.
This, in addition to over a decade of experience designing and printing custom tents, makes us your best bet at achieving the inflatable dome of your dreams.
Visit our custom tent collection to shop online or request a quote today for an in-depth discussion about your next project.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does my custom inflatable dome tent come with a warranty?
Yes. All products from MVP Visuals include a warranty. The standard warranty covers any manufacturing defects. We also have extended warranties for specific products and features.
Can I use custom branding on my inflatable dome tent?
Yes. At MVP Visuals, we appreciate that display tents offer a unique branding opportunity. This is why we use the latest printing technology to bring your designs and colors to life.
How long will it take to make my custom inflatable dome tent?
It can take up to 30 business days to complete a custom inflatable project, from creating the custom design to delivery. We take special care in our production to ensure that we deliver a product that looks amazing and is safe for you, your team, and your customers.
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