Inflatable Arches for Events: Your Comprehensive FAQ Resource

Inflatable Arches for Events: Your Comprehensive FAQ Resource

With custom inflatable arches, you can significantly elevate the atmosphere and impact of any event, from charity runs and marathons to trade shows.

These eye-catching structures not only command attention but also seamlessly integrate with your unique branding, creating a memorable experience for all attendees.

Your organization becomes distinguishable to all event attendees through its unique brand colors, organization logo, and slogan. They are eager to take photos at your booth and increase your brand’s reach by sharing them on social media.

Wondering how you can use inflatable arches for your next event?

This comprehensive FAQ will give you the low-down on inflatable arches, how to use them, maintain them, and pair them up with other custom branding displays, so you can have the best experience in your next event.

What are inflatable arches used for in branded displays?

Colorscape Inflatable Arch

Custom inflatable archways are a popular choice for branded displays at events due to their eye-catching design and versatility. 

These arches can be fully customized with branding and graphics, making them an effective marketing tool for businesses looking to increase brand visibility and recognition. 

The following features make inflatable arches perfect for building brand awareness:

  • Attraction: Inflatable arches are large, eye-catching structures that can draw attention to a brand or product. Their size and unique shape make them stand out in crowded environments, helping to capture the interest of potential customers.
  • Customization: Inflatable arches can be fully customized with company logos, colors, and slogans. This allows brands to create a consistent and memorable visual identity that people can associate with their company.
  • Interactive element: Inflatable arches can create an interactive and immersive experience for event attendees. Participants may pass through the arch during a race or walk underneath it at a trade show, creating a memorable moment that links the brand to a positive experience.
  • Portability and reusability: Inflatable arches are easy to transport, set up, and take down, making them a cost-effective option for companies looking to participate in multiple events. This allows for consistent brand exposure and increased recognition over time.

Inflatable arches can be used in a variety of ways, including as an entrance or exit point for events, as a backdrop for photo opportunities, or as a way to mark a specific area or location. 

They are particularly useful for outdoor events, as they are weather-resistant, and can be easily inflated and deflated for transport and storage. Overall, inflatable arches are a cost-effective and impactful way to create a memorable branded display at events.

How do inflatable arches enhance brand visibility at events?

Colorscape Inflatable Arch

Inflatable arches offer a unique and eye-catching way to showcase a brand at events. The arches can be customized with a company's logo or brand colors, making them a powerful branding tool that can be seen from a distance.

You can get our Colorscape Arch in unlimited colors and designs or request an upgrade for misting and illuminated arches when you get an Iron Arch or a Colorscape Air. Use eye-catching details like strobe lights, rainbow effects, and laser lighting effects that are sure to impress your guests.

Because they are inflatable, they offer a large surface area for branding without being too heavy to transport. They are also versatile, as they can be placed at the entrance of an event, along the course of a race, or as a backdrop for photo opportunities.

Inflatable arches also create a sense of excitement and anticipation for participants and spectators, drawing attention to the event and encouraging engagement with the brand

By using inflatable arches as a part of their branded displays, companies can enhance their brand visibility and make a lasting impression on attendees.

What types of events can benefit from using inflatable arches?

Ronald McDonald House Charity Walk For Kids

Inflatable arches are versatile and can be used in a wide range of events, such as marathons, triathlons, cycling races, charity events, and trade shows, among others. 

Marathons, Triathlons, and Cycling Races

Inflatable arches play a crucial role in these events by serving as start and finish line markers.

A semi-circular inflatable arch featuring the event logo, race name, and sponsor information would be perfect for such a purpose. The arch can be designed in the event's colors to create a cohesive and professional appearance.

Charity Events

For a charity walk, an inflatable arch featuring the charity's logo, colors, and mission statement can be used at the starting point or as a checkpoint. This helps promote the cause and create a sense of unity and purpose among participants.

Trade Shows

Inflatable arches are a valuable addition to trade shows, where they can be used as entryways or to highlight specific booths or areas. These arches help guide attendees through the event and create a memorable and professional atmosphere.

A large rectangular inflatable arch with the trade show's name, logo, and prominent sponsors can serve as the main entryway, guiding attendees through the venue and creating a professional and organized atmosphere.

These arches provide a great way to increase brand exposure and create a memorable experience for attendees. 

They can be customized with logos, graphics, and messages that reflect the event or the sponsor's brand, making them a valuable marketing tool.

In 2019, MVP Visuals partnered with Ronald McDonald House of Orange County to produce and deliver both custom 25' inflatable arches to the Orange County chapter in less than four weeks–right on time for their 2019 Walk For Kids on April 7th.

We also offered them a non-profit discount from a company-wide initiative to help charitable organizations stay within budget. Each MVP inflatable arch came with a free custom printed table cover, too–giving them over $500 in free branding!

Are there different types of inflatable arches to choose from?

Yes, there are different types of inflatable arches to choose from, depending on the event and the desired outcome. Some popular types include start and finish line arches, entryway arches, obstacle course arches, and advertising arches. 

Start and Finish Line Arches

Start and finish line arches are commonly used in races and provide a clear point of reference for participants, while entryway arches are used to create a grand entrance for attendees

We’ve worked with Madison Square Garden to provide custom displays to decorate the annual Rangers 5k many times. 

inflatable arch for the Rangers 5K start line

The custom-shaped Rangerstown 5K inflatable we produced became a major success during the third event we participated in. It was a big attraction for guests and was the key photo-op backdrop for many runners and attendees over the day. Runners shared their pictures on social media with the #Rangerstown5K hashtag.

Entryway Arches

Entryway arches are perfect for creating a grand entrance to events like corporate gatherings, trade shows, and festivals. These arches can be tailored to match the event's theme, colors, and style, providing an elegant and welcoming touch.

Additionally, they can be equipped with lighting features to create a captivating ambiance during nighttime events.

Obstacle Course Arches

These inflatable arches are designed for use in obstacle course races or adventure races. They serve as markers for individual obstacles or checkpoints throughout the course.

Obstacle course arches can be customized to match the event's branding and theme, and they offer a unique, fun element to the race, encouraging participants to push themselves and enjoy the challenge.

They come in different shapes and designs including the standard arch in a semi-circular or rectangular structure, tunnel arches, and interactive arches with water sprays.

Advertising Arches

Advertising arches are ideal for trade shows and other promotional events, as they provide a large canvas to display brand messaging and graphics. Use advertising arches in:

  • Sporting events: At races, marathons, or triathlons, advertising arches are often placed at the start and finish lines, providing an eye-catching backdrop for participants and spectators. 
  • Trade shows and exhibitions: Advertising arches can serve as an entrance or gateway to a company's booth, making it stand out among competitors. 
  • Product launches: When introducing a new product, companies can use advertising arches to create an engaging, attention-grabbing display. The arch can feature the product name, logo, or other branding elements, ensuring that the launch stands out and is memorable to the attendees.
  • Grand openings: Advertising arches can be used to celebrate the opening of a new store, restaurant, or business location. They can be placed at the entrance, inviting people to come in and explore the new space.


What materials are commonly used for inflatable arches?

Inflatable arches are typically made from durable materials such as PVC and polyester. These materials are lightweight, weather-resistant, and can withstand a variety of outdoor conditions. 

The material chosen may also depend on the desired level of detail in the design and the amount of inflation required.

MVP Visuals provides a range of material options at different price levels for inflatable arches. We offer both 420D and 600D variations of polyester Denier fabric, which have a thicker, tent-like consistency. These materials are well-suited for infrequent or moderate use.

We also have an ultra-durable PVC material, similar to the fabric used in bounce houses. PVC inflatable arches are the optimal choice for those seeking more substantial and extended use from their arch.

We print your arch using heat transfer printing. The individual pieces of your arch start out white, and then we dye your design into it using a special type of paper to ensure a crisp-looking print. 

Then our production team hand-sews the pieces together to create your final product.

How do I customize the design and graphics on an inflatable arch?

There are several types of inflatable arches to choose from, including traditional arches, square arches, circular arches, and custom-shaped arches. 

Additionally, inflatable arches can come in various sizes to fit different event spaces and accommodate different types of branding and messaging.

Customize your inflatable arch using your company logo, brand colors, and any other relevant graphics or slogans. 

Ensure the logo is prominent and visible from a distance and include relevant images, illustrations, or patterns that support your brand or event.

Here are amazing tips on how to make your logo pop:

Consider additional features like internal LED lighting, 3D elements, wind advertising flags, detachable banners, or custom logo tablecloths. These make great visual displays and elevate the look of your inflatable archways.

Learn More: How does color choice affect the perception of your company? Our article on printed logo tablecloths covers this in more detail.

Consult with our design team to discuss your ideas, branding elements, and the desired appearance for the inflatable arch. We will help guide you through the process, and ensure your vision is accurately translated into the final design.

What printing methods are used for creating custom graphics on arches?

Customizing the design and graphics on an inflatable arch is done using heat transfer printing.

Every piece of fabric for your custom inflatable arch starts out as a blank white canvas. Your unique arch design is printed onto a specific kind of transfer paper, which is subsequently utilized with a heat press to imprint the design onto your arch's fabric.

After the design has been successfully transferred, our skilled production team meticulously stitches each fabric piece of your inflatable arch by hand. 

Any arch we offer includes unlimited print space and color, allowing you to print logos and images anywhere you want. Unlike some signage companies, we don't charge extra for more print or colors. You can get as intricate or as simple as you'd like, all for the same great price.

Can I use multiple colors and logos on my inflatable arch?

Colorscape Air in several colors

Yes, inflatable arches can be customized with multiple colors and logos to showcase various sponsors or partners. 

Just choose an inflatable template design from the ones we offer, lay out exactly how you want it, and send it to us once you are done.

Alternatively, provide us with your logo and any guidance you might have concerning colors and logo positioning. Our Art & Display Specialists will take care of everything else. We frequently handle the design setup on behalf of organizations, at no extra charge.

Some companies also offer the option to create a unique design that incorporates branding and messaging in a visually appealing way.

They achieve this by integrating your brand's logo into the inflatable arch design, using eye-catching designs, and adding personalized messages or slogans to the inflatable arch to communicate the brand's values.

What are the typical dimensions of inflatable arches?

The typical dimensions of inflatable arches can vary depending on the manufacturer and the intended use. 

However, typical dimensions for inflatable arches include:

  • Width: Ranging from 10 to 40 feet (3 to 12 meters), depending on the size of the event and the space available.
  • Height: Generally between 10 to 25 feet (3 to 7.6 meters), ensuring adequate clearance for participants or vehicles passing through.

At MVP Visuals, our typical sizes vary from a width of 15–50 feet, measured from one outer edge to the other. The inner width and height are pre-established to ensure optimal structural stability.

If our standard sizes do not cater to your unique needs, our production staff can create custom-sized arches tailored to your exact dimensions.

Opt for small-sized arches (15 ft or less) for indoor events, entryways, or storefronts, as they attract potential customers without occupying too much space.

For outdoor events with large crowds, like city marathons, 20–30 ft wide arches are suitable, reducing the risk of participants accidentally toppling the arch.

Companies utilize 30–50 ft arches to advertise during significant outdoor events, such as national or international sports competitions, as their size ensures visibility from a distance.

How long does it take to inflate an arch?

Smaller arches can be inflated within minutes using an electric pump, while larger arches may take up to 30 minutes or more to inflate using a blower.

Using an electric pump or blower will significantly speed up the process compared to manual inflation.

The time it takes to inflate an arch depends on its size and the method used to inflate it. 

Other factors influencing the inflation time for an arch are:

  • Air pressure: Higher air pressure will provide a firmer, more stable structure but may require additional time to achieve.
  • Valve type: Quick-release valves can speed up the process, as they allow more air to flow in at once, whereas smaller or standard valves may take longer.
  • Design complexity: Inflatable arches with complex designs or multiple chambers take longer to inflate.

This is how to set up your inflatable tent from MVP Visuals:

  1. Remove the arch, ropes, and ground stakes from the carrying bag and spread the arch flat at the desired location. Connect the ropes to all the D-rings on the arch's top before plugging it into a power source to start inflation.
  2. Working alongside someone else, gently lift the arch as it inflates, avoiding any sharp objects. For continuous-air models, keep the arch connected to the power source throughout its use.
  3. Fasten the ropes' other ends to ground stakes or alternative weights. Ensure even tension to prevent the arch from leaning.

What is the deflation process like for inflatable arches?

The deflation process for inflatable arches is typically designed to be both simple and efficient, ensuring that you can pack up your arch without hassle at the end of your event. 

Most inflatable arches feature a quick-release valve, a convenient mechanism that enables air to escape at a rapid pace, making the deflation process much faster than traditional methods.

Once the arch is fully deflated, it can be easily folded and packed away into a compact carrying case specifically designed for secure storage and effortless transportation. This streamlined process allows you to focus on other aspects of your event while knowing that dismantling and transporting your inflatable arch will be a seamless and stress-free experience.

How do I anchor my inflatable arch to ensure stability?

ground stake securing an outdoor inflatable

To anchor an inflatable arch, you can use stakes or sandbags, depending on the location and surface. 

  1. Begin by selecting a flat, even surface free of sharp objects or debris that could potentially damage the arch.
  2. Next, lay the arch flat and inflate it as per the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Attach ropes or straps to the designated D-rings or attachment points on the top and sides of the arch.
  3. Anchor the arch using stakes or weights. Stakes are typically used on grass or dirt surfaces, while sandbags can be used on harder surfaces such as concrete or asphalt. Opt for a sandbag that features side straps for effortless lifting and carrying. 
  4. Attach the ropes or straps to the ground stakes or weights, applying even tension to prevent the arch from leaning. Ensure that the ropes are taut but not overly tight, as excessive tension may cause damage to the arch.
  5. Adjust for wind conditions: If you expect windy conditions, consider adding extra anchoring points or using additional weights to increase stability. 
  6. You should regularly inspect the anchoring points, ropes, and inflation level to ensure the arch remains stable and secure.

Can inflatable arches withstand outdoor weather conditions?

Inflatable arches are designed to withstand various weather conditions, including rain, wind, and sunlight. However, their ability to endure harsh weather conditions depends on factors such as the quality of materials used, anchoring, and the specific weather situation.

Therefore, it's important to take proper precautions, such as anchoring the arch securely, deflating it during severe weather conditions, and storing it in a dry place after use.

Our outdoor inflatables are crafted from robust, water-resistant materials capable of enduring rain. The Colorscape is made using 600D polyester fabric, the Colorscape Air with 300D polyester fabric, and the Iron Arch with PVC tarpaulin fabric. The Iron Arch is the most durable.

Nonetheless, it is essential to store your inflatable indoors during harsh weather to prevent significant damage. If the inflatable is exposed to rain and deflates, ensure it is thoroughly dried before reinflating.

What power requirements are needed for an inflatable arch?

Most inflatable arches require an electrical source to operate the blower motor that inflates the arch. The power requirement varies depending on the size of the arch, but typically, a standard 110-volt outlet is sufficient to power the blower motor.

Always confirm that the power source is suitable for the specific inflatable arch you're using. If you have a large arch for a major outdoor event, like a marathon or sports competition, you may need to use a dedicated generator or heavy-duty power source to ensure consistent and reliable inflation.

It's important to ensure that the power source is adequate for the size of the arch to prevent any electrical issues. 

In cases where the power source is distant from the arch location, using a heavy-duty extension cord with the appropriate voltage rating can bridge the gap without causing electrical issues.

Are there any safety considerations to keep in mind when using inflatable arches?

Safety should be a top priority when using inflatable arches. It's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions for installation, inflation, and deflation to prevent accidents or injuries.

When installing and inflating an inflatable arch, follow these safety considerations:

  • Choose the right location: Select a flat, even surface for the arch, free from sharp objects or debris that could damage the inflatable. Avoid setting up near power lines or other overhead obstructions.
  • Check weather conditions: Keep an eye on the weather forecast and avoid installing the arch during high winds, heavy rain, or extreme weather conditions
  • Proper anchoring: Secure the arch with appropriate ground stakes or weights, such as sandbags or water-filled weights. Ensure even tension on all anchor points to maintain stability and avoid leaning.
  • Power source safety: Use a suitable power source for the blower motor, and ensure all electrical connections are secure and in good condition. Avoid overloading outlets and use a heavy-duty extension cord with the correct voltage rating, if needed.
  • Inflate and deflate cautiously: Inflate the arch gradually and with the help of another person to guide it upright, avoiding any sharp objects or obstacles. 
  • Supervise children: If children are present, ensure they are supervised around the inflatable arch and do not play with ropes, anchors, or the blower motor.

In case your personalized inflatable features lights, switch them off and let them cool down. Ensure the lights are removed before deflating to avoid damaging the structure.

How do I set up and take down an inflatable arch?

Follow these simple steps to set up:

  1. Unpack the arch, ropes, and ground stakes.
  2. Position the arch on a flat, even surface, free of sharp objects.
  3. Attach ropes to the arch's D-rings: Connect the ropes or straps to the designated attachment points on the arch.
  4. Connect the arch to an appropriate power source and start inflating using the blower motor.
  5. While inflating, work with another person to help the arch stand upright, avoiding sharp objects or obstacles.
  6. Keep continuous-air models plugged in: For arches with continuous-air systems, maintain the connection to the power source during use.
  7. Secure the arch by fastening the ropes to ground stakes or alternative weights, applying even tension to prevent leaning.

Safely take down your inflatable arch by following these steps:

  1. Disconnect the arch from the power source to initiate deflation.
  2. Remove ground stakes or detach ropes from the weight source.
  3. Open zippers at the base of the arch's legs to release air.
  4. Apply pressure to various arch sections, expelling air through leg openings.
  5. After full deflation, fold and roll the arch tightly for storage.
  6. Wrap and cover stakes to prevent puncturing or scratching the arch.
  7. Place the rolled arch in its storage bag and keep it in a cool, dry area.

It's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions for setup and take-down to prevent any damage to the arch or injuries to users.

How should I store my inflatable arch when not in use?

Proper cleaning and storage of your inflatable arch enables you to continue using it for years.

To increase the longevity of your custom inflatable do this:

  1. Clean it: Make sure the inflatable arch is clean and free of dirt, debris, or moisture. Use a mild soap and water solution to gently clean the surface, then allow it to air dry completely before storing.
  2. Deflate it: Slowly release the air from the inflatable arch. Be patient and let the air out gradually to avoid damage to the material or seams.
  3. Fold or roll: Once fully deflated, carefully fold or roll the arch, starting from one end and working your way to the other. Be gentle to avoid creasing or damaging the material. Rolling is generally preferable, as it can help minimize creases and wrinkles.
  4. Protect it: Wrap the deflated and rolled arch in a protective cover, such as a tarp or heavy-duty plastic sheeting, to shield it from dust, dirt, and moisture. You can also place it in a storage bag designed for inflatables if available.
  5. Store in a cool, dry place: Choose a storage location that is cool, dry, and away from direct sunlight, as extreme temperatures and UV exposure can damage the material over time. Avoid placing heavy objects on top of the arch, as this can cause deformation or damage.
  6. Keep away from sharp objects: Ensure that the storage area is free of sharp objects or surfaces that could puncture or tear the inflatable arch.

The arch should be kept in a storage bag or container to protect it from dirt and debris.

What maintenance and cleaning are required for inflatable arches?

Regular maintenance and cleaning are essential for extending the lifespan of an inflatable arch. The arch should be inspected before and after use for any signs of wear or damage. 

It's recommended to clean the arch with mild soap and water after each use to remove any dirt or debris. Using a soft cleaning cloth and a mild, soapy water solution, gently clean your promotional inflatable by spot-treating it. 

Avoid using strong chemicals such as bleach or magic erasers, as they can damage, fade, or smudge the print on your advertisement. Once you have cleaned your inflatable arch, lay it out flat and let it air dry completely.

After your inflatable arch has dried completely, carefully roll it up and put it in its storage bag. Keep it in a cool, dry place, as exposure to extreme temperatures and humidity can damage your custom inflatable over time.

Furthermore, it's essential to either wrap your stakes before storage or keep them separate from your inflatable. This precaution will help avoid any accidental punctures to your inflatable when it's not being used.

Can I repair small damages to my inflatable arch?

Yes, minor damages such as small punctures or tears can typically be repaired using a vinyl patch and adhesive.

 It is important to address any damages as soon as possible to prevent them from getting worse and compromising the overall integrity of the arch.

After cleaning your inflatable arch, dry it and inspect it for any damage by looking for tears, rips, or holes. Repair any damage with a patch kit.

We want you to get good use out of your arch. To prevent damage to your inflatable arch, consider the weather conditions before using it. Very harsh weather like heavy rains can damage your arch beyond repair.

Additionally, keep harsh chemicals away from your custom inflatable. Clean it using mild detergents only

Store your tent away from fire hazards and sharp objects.

What kind of warranty and support can I expect from my inflatable arch provider?

Iron Arch inflatable with display

The specific warranty and support offered by inflatable arch providers may vary, but most reputable providers offer a warranty against manufacturing defects and may also offer repair services or replacement options in case of any issues with the arch.

We offer a lifetime warranty for the Iron Arch inflatable as it is made with PVC tarpaulin, which is the strongest fabric. The Colorscape arch has a five-year warranty while the low-cost Colorscape Air has a three-year warranty.

The Colorscape arch is made using 600 Denier polyester, while the Colorscape Air is made using 300 Denier polyester. 

If you experience any issues with your custom inflatable, fill out the warranty form. Include your purchase order details including the invoice number, product type, and an image of the damaged product.

We will get back to you concerning your warranty claim within 24 hours.

Other forms of support include helping you create an eye-catching design and delivering the arch to your event location. We can help you set it up the first time, but from there on out, it’s easy. All you’ll need is an electric air blower or a generator for much larger inflatables. 

How much do custom inflatable arches typically cost?

Czar’s Promise 2021 inflatable arch

The cost of custom inflatable arches can vary depending on factors such as size, design complexity, and printing methods used. 

Generally, prices can range from a few hundred dollars for smaller basic arches to several thousand dollars for larger, more complex arches with custom graphics.

We offer different pricing options for our inflatable arches depending on the material used in designing them. Our arches are either made using PVC tarpaulin or Denier polyester fabric. 

Arches made using PVC tarpaulin are usually more expensive because it is the strongest fabric. Arches made using Denier polyester are more affordable. The higher the grade of Denier–300D, 420D, to 600D–the more expensive it is.

How does the cost of inflatable arches compare to other event branding options?

Inflatable arches can be a cost-effective option for trade show displays, especially when compared to more traditional options such as printed banners or billboards. 

Inflatable arches typically cost between $800 and $5,000. The price depends on factors such as size, material, customization, and whether it includes additional features like built-in LED lighting or printed graphics

Smaller, simpler designs will cost less, while larger, more complex, and customized arches will cost more.

Event Branding Option Cost Range Description
Banners & Signs $50–$500 Cost-effective, but lack the visual impact of larger, 3D structures like inflatable arches
Vinyl Wraps $500–$5,000

Vinyl wraps are customizable and eye-catching but can be expensive

Inflatable arches can be similarly priced but they offer more prominence at entry points

Printed Tents & Canopies $500–$3,000

Provide shade and shelter while displaying branding

Inflatable arches are typically more expensive but are particularly effective for marking race start/finish lines and creating a grand entrance

Branded Tablecloths & Flag Banners $30–$500

Affordable branding option

Inflatable arches come at a higher cost but offer larger, more visible structures for attendees to notice

Digital Displays $1,500–$20,000+ High-quality visuals and dynamic content but expensive Inflatable arches are more budget-friendly

Inflatable arches offer a unique and eye-catching way to showcase your brand and can be reused for multiple events, making them a valuable investment. They are also versatile and can be used for various types of events, such as races, expos, festivals, and grand openings

Renting an inflatable arch may appear to be a more cost-effective option due to the lower initial expense. However, in the long run, purchasing an inflatable arch can lead to substantial savings for your brand, as the one-time investment pays off over multiple uses.

Get a customized inflatable arch in any size and shape you need by requesting a quote from MVP Visuals.

Can inflatable arches be reused for multiple events?

Yes, inflatable arches are designed to be durable and can be reused for multiple events with proper care and maintenance. Buying an inflatable arch is cost-effective and eco-friendly compared to renting arches for events.

We design our arches using Denier polyester fabric and PVC tarpaulin. Arches made of PVC are more durable than others. 

You can reuse your inflatable in event marketing by exercising proper care. This involves; proper storage, regular maintenance by repairing minor damages promptly, cleaning with mild soap, and letting the arch dry completely before storage.

Additionally, follow the manufacturer's guidelines when inflating the arch, using the recommended equipment and pressure settings. Overinflation can cause damage and reduce the arch's lifespan.

Finally, when transporting the arch to events, pack it securely to avoid damage from friction or sharp objects.

How can I incorporate my event's theme into the inflatable arch design?

Incorporating an event's theme into the inflatable arch design can be achieved through custom graphics and colors that match the overall theme. 

There are different customization elements to consider to incorporate the event’s theme such as the right color schemes, logo and other branding elements, shapes and patterns, and relevant graphics and images. 

For example, if the event is a charity run for breast cancer awareness, the inflatable arch could be designed with pink ribbons and slogans related to the cause. A corporate-sponsored marathon could include the company's logo on the arch, along with the event's name and any relevant slogans.

A cycling sports event might use shapes like bicycles, wheels, or racing flags in the design while a charity walk supporting animal welfare might include images of animals like dogs, cats, or the specific species the event is focused on.

Visit California inflatable arch 2D render

In the summer of 2019, we produced 4 inflatable arches for Visit California. Each inflatable arch was 15 feet wide by 10 feet tall and marked the entry points for the California Plaza. These arches showcased California tourism at its best among the thousands of other organizations at the annual IPW trade show event.

Are there any eco-friendly options for inflatable arches?

Yes, there are eco-friendly options for inflatable arches.

If you need lighting for your inflatable arch, we can use LED lighting. LEDs consume less energy and have a longer lifespan compared to traditional incandescent or halogen bulbs.

Additionally, we can design your inflatable arch to be easily reusable for future events by avoiding event-specific dates or logos and including removable elements that can be replaced for each event.

Invest in a high-quality, durable arch that will withstand multiple uses without significant wear and tear, reducing the need for frequent replacement. Our inflatable arches are made using Denier polyester and PVC tarpaulin fabric, which are durable.

You can choose to include a polyester poplin table cover with your inflatable arch purchase. It is made using 100% recycled fabrics and plastic.

Can inflatable arches be used to showcase event sponsors?

Yes, inflatable arches can be used to showcase event sponsors.

You can choose to display sponsors' logos on the arch by placing them prominently on the arch, either on the sides, top, or both. For example, in a charity marathon, you could feature the logos of the main sponsors on either side of the arch, making them visible to participants and spectators.

MVP Visuals can also design your arch to accommodate different tiers of sponsorship, with varying levels of visibility and prominence. The University of South Alabama chose custom vinyl barrier covers that were printed on both sides for the rails around the perimeter of the tent. These allowed extra event branding space to complement the arch and display the sponsors.

“The arch and barrier covers look amazing - we are so happy. They held up great. MVP makes us look so good and makes ordering so easy!”

Marie Katz, Assistant Director of Creative Services, The University of South Alabama

Your inflatable arch can include removable banners or panels to the arch that feature sponsors' names, logos, or promotional messages. These can be easily swapped out for different events or updated with new sponsors, making it a versatile solution for showcasing various sponsors over time. 

At MVP Visuals, we offer three major types of arch banners to choose from:

Velcro Strip


  • Available for only arches that come with removable banners
  • Are sewn to the arch itself, so the removable banner attaches to it

Wraparound Banner


  • Banner is wrapped around the arch’s leg or top tube
  • Gives a more discreet look

Hanging Banner


  • Fixed into the arch using special hooks placed during production
  • Gives a more subtle look

The arch design can also be customized to include elements that reflect your sponsors' branding or products. For instance, if a sports drink company is a sponsor for a running event, you could design the arch to incorporate the shape of their drink bottles or use the colors of their logo in the arch's color scheme.

How do inflatable arches contribute to the overall event experience?

Inflatable arches contribute to the overall event experience by creating a visual spectacle that attracts attention and generates excitement

If doing a charity run, design the arch with the charity's colors, logo, and cause-related graphics, creating a cohesive look that promotes awareness and unity among participants. Displaying the sponsors' logos prominently can encourage further support from attendees.

Customizing a sport’s event arch with the colors and logos of participating teams creates a sense of competition and pride among fans while using LED lighting or digital displays to showcase scores or race times, adds excitement and keeps attendees engaged.

Placed strategically, arches can guide foot traffic. They can be used to mark the start or finish line of a race or event, making it easier for participants to locate and navigate the course.

What other branded display items can be used alongside inflatable arches for a cohesive look?

Other branded display items that can be used alongside inflatable arches include feather flags and promotional banners. You can hang them on poles, fences, or walls around the event venue to maintain a consistent visual theme.

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore Flash Custom Tent

You can also use branded pop-up tents as registration booths, sponsor stalls, or merchandise areas. Customize them with the event's colors, logos, and images to create a consistent look with the inflatable arch.

Custom-printed table covers and runners can display the event's branding or sponsors' logos. They can be used on tables at registration areas, food stations, or merchandise booths to create a cohesive aesthetic.

Place custom-printed balloons, helmets, or inflatable columns around the event area, featuring event branding or sponsor logos for a festive touch.

How can I incorporate social media and digital marketing with my inflatable arch?

Incorporating social media and digital marketing with inflatable arches is a great way to increase brand visibility and engagement

Consider adding custom hashtags or social media handles to your arch design, and encourage attendees to take photos with the arch and share them on their social media platforms. 

Alternatively, include QR codes to your inflatable arch and direct attendees to your event's website, social media profiles, or a specific promotional page. 

You can also run a social media contest that encourages attendees to take photos with the inflatable arch and share them on social media using the event-specific hashtag. Offer prizes, such as event merchandise or VIP experiences, to incentivize participation and increase engagement.

You can also create custom geotags or geo-filters for your event on platforms like Instagram and Snapchat, allowing attendees to add location-specific stickers or filters to their photos taken at the inflatable arch. 

Can inflatable arches be used for both indoor and outdoor events?

Yes. Inflatable arches can be used for both indoor and outdoor events. In both cases, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for setting up and taking down your arch.

Indoor events may have height or width limitations, while outdoor events may require a more sturdy design to withstand wind and other weather conditions.

When using arches indoors, select a size and shape that is appropriate for the venue without obstructing pathways or causing congestion. Consider the required space for placing any marketing materials you have.

Additionally, use electric air blowers or fans that are compatible with indoor power sources to inflate the arch. Make sure power cables are properly secured and covered to prevent tripping hazards.

Expert Tip: We covered some extra safety tips to keep your event hazard free in this previous article.

Another security consideration is securing the arch with sandbags or other weighted anchors to prevent it from moving or tipping over due to foot traffic.

Keep your inflatable arch away from direct heat, as it can catch fire easily.

When used outside as a marker for starting or finish lines, entrance ways, or decorative elements, consider the weather and ensure that it is properly anchored to the ground.

How do I choose the right size and shape of inflatable arch for my event?

Choosing the right size and shape of a custom inflatable arch depends on the type and scale of your event, as well as the available event space. 

For indoor events, consider the ceiling height and any obstacles, such as pillars or hanging fixtures. For outdoor events, check for overhead cables, trees, or other obstructions that could impact the placement of the arch.

Consider the number of attendees, the desired entrance width, and any design elements you want to incorporate.

For large events, such as marathons or festivals, a bigger and more prominent arch may be suitable, while smaller events, like fun runs or local sports competitions, may require a more modest arch size.

inflatable arch at fun run

Select shapes that align with your event's theme, branding, or visual aesthetic. For example, a sports event might benefit from a more dynamic shape, like a curved or angled arch, while a corporate event may prefer a clean and straightforward rectangular design.

We provide angled, square, and circle shapes, and we can also create a custom shape that fits your needs.

MVP Visuals' client service team can help you determine the best size and shape for your event. Call us at (800) 980-6871.

What are the benefits of using an inflatable arch versus other types of entrance structures?

The benefits of using an inflatable arch versus other types of entrance structures include ease of setup and transport, customizable branding options, and versatility for different types of events. 

Easy Setup and Teardown

Inflatable arches are relatively simple to set up and dismantle. They can be quickly inflated using an air blower and easily deflated after the event, whereas wooden or metal truss arches often require assembly and disassembly by a team of workers.


Inflatable arches are lightweight and compact when deflated, making them easy to transport and store. Heavy wooden or metal truss arches can be cumbersome to move and require more extensive storage solutions.


Inflatable arches can be easily customized in terms of size, shape, color, and graphics. You can also include other branding elements like advertising flags. Traditional entrance structures may have limited customization options.


Inflatable arches are generally more affordable than other entrance structures like metal truss systems or custom-built wooden arches. They require fewer materials and resources to manufacture and can be produced more quickly.


Inflatable arches are made from soft, flexible materials, which reduces the risk of injury in case of accidental contact or collision. In comparison, wooden or metal entrance structures may pose a higher risk of injury due to their rigid construction and sharp edges.

Weather Resistance

Inflatable arches can be made from durable, weather-resistant materials that withstand various environmental conditions. Conversely, metal truss systems may rust or corrode over time.

How long does it take to receive a custom inflatable arch after placing an order?

The timeline for receiving a custom inflatable arch after placing an order varies depending on the specific design and manufacturing process. 

On average, you can expect the following timeline:

  • Design and approval process: This stage involves creating and finalizing the design for your custom inflatable arch, including colors, graphics, size, and shape. This process can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on the level of customization and the number of revisions required.
  • Production time: Generally, production times for custom inflatable arches range from 2 to four weeks.
  • Shipping time: Shipping times can vary depending on the distance between the manufacturer and your location, as well as the shipping method selected. Domestic shipping may take anywhere from a few days to a week, while international shipping could take two to four weeks or longer.

All MVP Visuals standard arches–Colorscape, Colorscape Air, and Iron Arch–take 10 business days for production and every order includes a two-day rush shipping

We pride ourselves on providing quality service and guaranteeing on-time delivery. If your delivery is late, you will not be charged.

Can inflatable arches be rented or are they only available for purchase?

custom inflatable for knitting company

Inflatable arches can typically be rented or purchased, depending on the provider and the specific needs of the event. 

Renting can be a cost-effective option for those who only need an inflatable arch for a single event or want to try out different designs before committing to a purchase.

However, delayed returns of rented arches may result in unexpected additional expenses for your brand. Even if you return the inflatable arch on time, the investment is spent. Should you require an arch for another event, the rental process must be repeated, incurring additional costs.

Inflatable arches acquired from a reputable supplier and properly maintained can have a lifespan of several years so you can utilize it for your upcoming event and other future events. 

Taking into account the rental costs for arches at each of those events, it becomes evident that purchasing an arch instead can lead to significant savings.

At MVP Visuals, we aim to create a stunning custom inflatable arch that captivates audiences at every event your brand participates in. 

A dedicated team member will be assigned to your brand to guide you through the decision-making process, from selecting the ideal shape for your inflatable arch to strategically positioning your brand name and logo, ensuring the greatest impact is achieved.

We will guide you in choosing an inflatable arch for your budget and event needs.

How do I transport my inflatable arch to and from the event site?

Transporting an inflatable arch can vary depending on the size and shape of the arch. Most inflatable arches come with a carrying case for easy transport. 

It's important to follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer to ensure the arch is properly packed and protected during transport.

Follow these best practices to ensure the safe transportation of your arch:

  1. Set up at the event site: Upon arrival at the event site, unload the arch and its accessories. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper inflation, anchoring, and setup.
  2. Deflate the arch: After the event, make sure to deflate the arch completely by turning off and disconnecting the air blower. Open the air release valves (if available) and gently press on the arch to release any remaining air.
  3. Clean and dry the arch: Clean off any dirt or debris and ensure it's dry to prevent mold or mildew growth during storage. Wipe down the surface with a damp cloth and allow it to air dry.
  4. Fold and roll the arch: Start by folding the arch lengthwise and then roll it up tightly, similar to rolling up a sleeping bag. Make sure to expel any trapped air as you roll to keep the bundle as compact as possible.
  5. Pack the arch: Place the rolled arch into a carrying bag or protective case designed for inflatable structures. If a carrying bag is not available, wrap the arch in a tarp or heavy-duty plastic sheet to protect it during transportation.
  6. Transport accessories: Don't forget to pack the air blower, power cords, stakes, sandbags, or any other accessories required for setting up the arch. Keep these items together with the arch or in a separate bag to ensure they are easily accessible.
  7. Load the arch into a vehicle: The compact and lightweight nature of a deflated arch makes it easy to transport in most vehicles, such as cars, vans, or trucks. Ensure the arch and its accessories are securely loaded to prevent any damage during transportation.

Can I add lighting or other effects to my inflatable arch?

Yes, lighting and other effects can be added to inflatable arches to enhance the visual impact of the display. These are some of the effects you should consider:

  • LED lighting: Integrating LED lights into your inflatable arch can create a striking effect, especially during evening or nighttime events. They are energy-efficient, long-lasting, and can produce a wide range of colors, enabling you to match your event's theme or branding. 
  • Projection mapping: Project images, videos, or animations onto the arch's surface, to create stunning visual effects that tell a story, showcase your brand, or enhance the event theme. 
  • Customized inflatables with built-in effects: Customize your arch using built-in LED lights, strobe lights, or even fog machines for a more dramatic entrance. 
  • Ambient lighting: You can place floodlights, uplights, or spotlights around the arch to create a specific ambiance, such as a soft, warm glow or a high-energy, colorful atmosphere.

Are there any permitting or regulatory considerations for using inflatable arches at events?

Depending on the location and the specific event, there may be permitting and regulatory considerations for using inflatable arches. 

Before using an inflatable arch, you must obtain the necessary permits from local authorities. This may include permits for temporary structures, signage, and event-specific activities. The permitting process will likely vary based on the location and scale of the event, so it is essential to research and comply with local requirements.

Different jurisdictions have specific regulations governing the use of temporary structures like inflatable arches. These may include guidelines for installation, anchoring, weight capacity, and structural integrity

When using inflatable arches, it is important to follow safety guidelines and anchoring procedures to prevent accidents or structural failure and ensure the safety of event attendees

What is the lifespan of a high-quality inflatable arch?

The lifespan of an inflatable arch can vary depending on the quality of the materials and how well it is maintained. Here are some general estimates for the different materials we use on our inflatable arches:

600 Denier Polyester

Inflatable arches made from 600 Denier polyester are known for their durability and resistance to wear and tear. With proper care, storage, and maintenance, these arches can typically last for three–five years of regular use. Their lifespan could be extended further if used less frequently and maintained well.

300 Denier Polyester

Arches made from 300 Denier polyester are generally less durable than those made with 600 Denier polyester. They can last for one–three years of regular use, with the potential for a longer lifespan if used infrequently and cared for appropriately.

PVC Tarpaulin

Inflatable arches made from PVC Tarpaulin are known for their robustness and resistance to harsh weather conditions.

They are generally more durable than polyester-based arches and can last anywhere from 5-10 years with proper care, storage, and maintenance. Their longevity can be further extended if they are not exposed to extreme weather conditions and are stored correctly when not in use.

It is important to note that these estimates are approximate and can vary depending on factors such as the quality of the material, manufacturing process, and how well the inflatable arch is cared for.

Follow the manufacturer's guidelines for cleaning, storage, and maintenance to prolong the lifespan and avoid overexposure to sunlight, extreme temperatures, and harsh weather conditions.

How do I know if an inflatable arch is the right branding solution for my event?

Determining whether an inflatable arch is the right branding solution for your event involves assessing several factors, including the nature of the event, space availability, and the intended impact on brand visibility. Let’s expand on these factors:

Event Type and Objectives

Carefully consider the nature of your event to determine whether an inflatable arch is an appropriate branding solution. Here are some examples of events where inflatable arches can add real value:

  • Marathons, Triathlons, and Cycling Races: An inflatable arch can create a professional and eye-catching start/finish line, which is crucial for participants and spectators alike. It also helps build anticipation and excitement before the race starts.
  • Charity Walks and Fundraisers: Inflatable arches can lend a sense of unity and purpose to charity events by prominently displaying the cause or organization being supported. They can also serve as checkpoints, guiding participants along the route and encouraging them to complete the course.
  • Trade Shows and Expos: An inflatable arch can serve as the entrance or focal point of a trade show booth, drawing attention to your brand and helping your booth stand out from the competition. 

Space Considerations

Arches require ample space for setup and clearance, so it is essential to ensure that the chosen location can accommodate the arch's dimensions without obstructing foot traffic or other event activities. Keep these factors in mind:

  • Setup Area: Inflatable arches require a sufficient area for proper setup and anchoring. This includes not only the footprint of the arch itself but also the additional space needed to secure it with weights or stakes. 
  • Clearance: Inflatable arches need adequate clearance, both vertically and horizontally, to ensure that they do not obstruct foot traffic, vehicular access, or other event activities. Consider the height and width of the arch and evaluate whether it will fit comfortably within the event space without causing any disruptions.
  • Safety and Accessibility: The arch should be placed in a location that does not pose any safety hazards, such as blocking emergency exits or creating tripping hazards. 

Brand Visibility and Impact

Inflatable arches offer a larger branding space compared to traditional banners or signs, making them ideal for maximizing brand exposure. When considering an inflatable arch, evaluate whether this high-impact branding solution aligns with your marketing goals and target audience.

Budget and Return on Investment

Consider the costs associated with purchasing or renting an arch, as well as maintenance and storage expenses

Renting Vs. Purchasing an Arch

Purchasing an arch might be a cost-effective choice for recurring events or long-term use, while renting can be more suitable for one-time events or if you have limited storage space. 

Compare prices from different vendors and choose the option that best fits your budget and event requirements.

ROI Calculation

To calculate the expected ROI, consider both the costs and benefits associated with an inflatable arch. Weigh the expenses of purchasing or renting, maintenance, and storage against the potential gains in brand visibility and attendee engagement. 

An arch may offer a positive ROI if the increased brand exposure and engagement lead to new customers, increased event attendance, or additional sponsorship opportunities that outweigh the costs.

What are the key factors to consider when choosing an inflatable arch provider?

When selecting an inflatable arch provider, consider the provider's experience, product quality, customization options, delivery and setup services, and customer satisfaction levels.

Provider's Experience

Choose a provider with a proven track record in the industry, as their expertise ensures they can meet your event requirements and offer guidance on suitable arch designs and materials.

Product Quality

Prioritize providers that use high-quality materials and construction techniques, as this will ensure the inflatable arch is durable, visually appealing, and able to withstand various weather conditions.

Customization Options

Opt for a provider that offers a wide range of customization choices, such as size, shape, color, and branding, enabling you to create an inflatable arch that perfectly aligns with your event's theme and objectives.

Delivery and Setup Services

Select a provider that offers reliable delivery and setup services, ensuring your inflatable arch is delivered on time and properly installed, reducing the stress and workload for your event team.

Customer Satisfaction Levels

Research customer reviews and testimonials to gauge the provider's commitment to customer satisfaction, as this will give you an indication of their responsiveness, problem-solving abilities, and overall service quality.

"MVP Visuals did a wonderful job. They provided status updates during the manufacturing process, the arch arrived on-time, and the artwork is perfect. We use the arch at all of our races now and it generates a ton of compliments from our runners and spectators. We are thrilled!"

Scott H. Sutter, President, Southern New England Athletic Association (SNEAA) 

illustration showing SNEAA official production proof

MVP Visuals stands out as a top provider for inflatable arches and custom inflatables due to our commitment to understanding clients' requirements and providing a dedicated point person for a brand from start to finish, which ensures a seamless 360-degree service. 

Our wide range of customization options includes illuminated arches, removable custom printed banners, advertising flags, and customized table covers, enabling you to create a unique and eye-catching event centerpiece.

Additionally, MVP Visuals offers upgrade options for misting and illuminated arches, catering to clients who require more intricate designs or additional features. We can craft an arch in any shape you desire, further enhancing the potential for creative branding solutions.

MVP Visuals provides two-day rush shipping for our inflatable arches, ensuring timely delivery for your event. Our helpful staff can assist you with the initial setup, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience.

Bonus Tip: Aside from experience and expertise, are there any other factors I should consider before I settle on a vendor? Find out more here.

If your inflatable arch has any manufacturing defects, fill out the warranty form.

How do inflatable arches impact event photography and videography?

Inflatable arches can have a significant impact on event photography and videography, providing a clear and branded backdrop for capturing important moments during an event. 

Clear and Branded Backdrop

Inflatable arches offer a visually appealing and branded setting for event photography and videography, ensuring that the captured content reflects the event's theme and purpose, while enhancing brand recognition.

Sense of Scale

The size and prominence of inflatable arches add a sense of scale to photographs and videos, highlighting the event's magnitude and making the visuals more impressive and memorable for viewers.

Point of Interest

Inflatable arches serve as a focal point in event visuals, guiding the cameras towards key moments such as the start and finish of races, the entryway to an event, or special presentations, resulting in more engaging and dynamic content.

MVP Visuals is the ideal vendor for visually appealing inflatable arches, as we utilize heat transfer printing techniques to create vibrant, high-quality designs. This advanced printing method offers several benefits that result in superior arches for impactful photography and videography.

Heat transfer printing involves the use of heat and pressure to transfer pre-printed designs onto the fabric creating a durable, high-resolution image with sharp details and rich colors.

We can produce complex and intricate designs, enabling event organizers to create unique, visually stunning arches that capture attention and enhance their event's overall aesthetic

By choosing MVP Visuals as your inflatable arch vendor, you can ensure your arch features the highest quality printing, resulting in exceptional photography and videography that enhances the overall impact of your event.

Can I update the graphics on my inflatable arch for future events?

Yes, most inflatable arches can have their graphics updated or changed for future events. This can be a cost-effective way to reuse the same arch for multiple events while keeping the branding fresh and up-to-date

When getting your inflatable arch, opt for an arch with removable banners or panels. This design feature allows you to easily switch out the graphics for different events or branding purposes without needing to purchase a new arch each time.

To update the graphics, work with a provider like MVP Visuals to create new custom banners or panels with the desired designs. These banners or panels are typically attached to the inflatable arch using hook and loop fasteners or zippers.

When it's time to update the graphics, carefully remove the existing banners or panels and attach the new ones in their place, following the manufacturer's instructions to ensure proper alignment and secure attachment.

What are the best practices for maximizing the ROI of my inflatable arch investment?

To maximize the ROI of your inflatable arch investment, it's important to plan ahead and make sure that the arch is prominently featured in all event marketing and promotional materials. 

In addition, make sure that the arch is positioned in a high-traffic area and is visible from multiple vantage points. This will maximize its exposure to event attendees and passersby, increasing brand awareness and engagement.

It's also important to work with a provider who offers customization options to ensure that the arch fits seamlessly with the event's branding and theme.

MVP Visuals provides a range of customization options for arches including varied shapes and sizes. Additionally, you can purchase banners, flags, branded tablecloths, and custom tents designed to fit the event’s theme.

custom tablecloth front panel

Finally, consider reusing the arch for multiple events and taking advantage of its portability to showcase your brand across different events and markets, further enhancing brand visibility.

Can inflatable arches be used for nighttime events?

Yes, inflatable arches can be used for nighttime events by incorporating lighting to enhance visibility and create a dramatic effect. 

Nighttime events, such as outdoor concerts, night markets, or after-dark festivals, can benefit from the added visibility and ambiance provided by illuminated inflatable arches. 

Outdoor Concerts

For outdoor concerts, an inflatable arch with built-in LED lighting or spotlights can serve as an impressive entrance or stage backdrop.

The lighting can be customized to match the concert's theme, pulsate to the rhythm of the music, or change colors throughout the event, creating a captivating visual experience for attendees.

Night Markets

Inflatable arches with strings of fairy lights or LED strips can be used to delineate the entrance or specific sections of a night market.

This helps guide visitors through the market while adding a festive and welcoming atmosphere, encouraging people to explore and engage with vendors.

After-Dark Festivals

For after-dark festivals or cultural events, illuminated inflatable arches with projection mapping can create immersive and interactive experiences. 

These arches can showcase animations, cultural motifs, or event-specific visuals, enhancing the overall event atmosphere and providing unique photo opportunities for attendees.

Charity Walks or Runs

rounded custom inflatable arch

Inflatable arches with glow-in-the-dark materials or reflective accents can serve as easily visible start and finish lines for nighttime charity walks or runs.

The arch's illumination can be synchronized with the event's branding or cause, providing a striking and memorable visual for participants and spectators alike.

Corporate Events or Product Launches

For nighttime corporate events or product launches, an inflatable arch with elegant uplighting or spotlights can create a professional and sophisticated entrance, reflecting the company's branding and setting the tone for the event.

By choosing MVP Visuals for your nighttime event, you can take advantage of our expertise in creating captivating and visually stunning inflatable arches.

How do I ensure my inflatable arch is visible from a distance?

inflatable arch at theme park

Ensuring your inflatable arch is visible from a distance is essential for maximizing its impact and enhancing your event's branding.

To ensure an inflatable arch is visible from a distance, consider using contrasting colors and high-quality graphics that are easily recognizable from afar. 

We can help you select the right color combinations that not only match your branding but also ensure the arch is easily noticeable from afar. You can also use our templates to guide you design an arch that fits your brand.

It is also important to use clear, high-resolution graphics to make your arch recognizable at a distance. At MVP Visuals we use heat transfer printing, which results in sharp details and rich colors that contribute to the overall visibility of your arch.

Incorporating lighting or other enhancements can further increase the visibility of your arch, especially for nighttime events. Consider getting an illuminated arch from MVP Visuals with inbuilt LED lighting to help make your arch even more eye-catching.

The placement of the arch is also important, with the ideal location being at the event entrance or along the course route. We also have an ultimate guide on inflatable arches that can help you get the most use out of your arch.

What are some creative ways to use inflatable arches for non-sporting events?

Inflatable arches can be creatively used for non-sporting events such as trade shows, product launches, and corporate events

At MVP Visuals, we create custom inflatables of different shapes and sizes to suit a wide range of events, tailoring the arch to meet your specific needs.

Trade Shows and Expos

Trade shows and expos are competitive environments where companies vie for the attention of potential customers, making it essential to stand out.

Mark the entrance to your booth or display area using an arch that features your brand colors and logo or other relevant graphics, attracting attention and directing visitors to your exhibit.

Product Launches

An inflatable arch can serve as an eye-catching backdrop for revealing new products or services.

Customize the arch by designing it in the shape of your promotional products. 

Encourage attendees to share photos and videos of the product launch event featuring the inflatable arch on social media platforms, thereby increasing your product's visibility and reach.

Corporate Events

Inflatable arches can be used as a branded entrance for company gatherings, team-building activities, or holiday parties. They help set the tone for the event and make a lasting impression on guests, promoting a sense of unity and company pride.

Fundraisers and Charity Events

Utilize inflatable arches to showcase the cause or organization being supported, adding a visual focal point and enhancing the event's atmosphere. This can also help raise awareness and encourage donations.

We are committed to providing quality arches, customized to ensure a lasting impact and elevate the overall experience of your event.

Can I create a custom shape or design for my inflatable arch?

Yes, custom shapes and designs can be created for inflatable arches to make them stand out and reflect the event's branding. 

Beware that custom shapes and designs may come at a higher cost and require a longer lead time due to the additional design work, material adjustments, and manufacturing processes involved. 

Here are some custom shape and design ideas for inflatable arches:

Logo-Shaped arch

Create an inflatable arch in the shape of your company logo, reinforcing brand recognition and making a bold statement at the event.

A logo-shaped inflatable arch can be used at various events, such as trade shows, product launches, corporate gatherings, or sporting events sponsored by your company. This versatility enables you to maximize your investment in the arch by utilizing it for multiple occasions.

It also provides attendees with a unique photo opportunity, encouraging them to share images on social media platforms, thereby increasing your brand's visibility and reach.

Product-Shaped arch

A product-shaped inflatable arch enables attendees to quickly identify the item being showcased, piquing their interest and drawing them to your event space or booth to learn more about the product.

You can also integrate interactive elements into the product-shaped arch, such as product samples, multimedia displays, or even augmented reality experiences, further enhancing attendee engagement and promoting the product's features.

Interactive Arch

An interactive inflatable arch is an excellent way to enhance attendee engagement at an event while showcasing a product or service.

Integrate interactive features into the arch, like touch screens or built-in product displays, allowing attendees to engage with the product and gather more information.

Illuminated Arch

An illuminated inflatable arch is a versatile and visually striking branding solution for events, particularly during nighttime or low-light settings.

Customize the arch with LED lighting, creating a dynamic visual effect that highlights the product and captures attention, especially during nighttime events.

All inflatable arches at MVP Visuals are custom-made. We are eager to work with you to bring your custom shape or design arch to life and ensure you stand out at your event.

How do I determine the appropriate arch dimensions for my event?

Determining the appropriate arch dimensions for your event involves careful consideration of several factors to ensure optimal functionality and visibility. Key factors to consider include:

Number of Participants

Estimate the expected number of attendees or participants to gauge the necessary size of the arch, ensuring it is large enough to accommodate the crowd

By accurately estimating the expected number of attendees or participants, you can create a more efficient and enjoyable event experience, preventing overcrowding and facilitating smoother movement throughout the event space.

Width of the Event Course

Measure the width of the event course, entrance, or pathway to ensure the arch spans the required area without obstructing movement.

Such careful planning contributes to a seamless event experience, allowing attendees to navigate the event smoothly and without any hindrances, ultimately leading to a more enjoyable and well-organized occasion for everyone involved.

Visibility Requirements

Visibility requirements play a significant role in selecting the appropriate size and design of an inflatable arch for your event.

Assess the desired visibility from various vantage points, considering a larger arch for increased prominence, particularly in high-traffic or spacious venues.

Event Type

Factor in the nature of the event; a larger arch may be needed for events involving large vehicles or equipment, while a smaller arch might be suitable for intimate gatherings or smaller-scale events.

What are the most common challenges when using inflatable arches and how can I overcome them?

The most common challenges when using inflatable arches include stability in windy conditions, transportation and set-up logistics, and potential damage or punctures. 

Always ensure the arch is anchored securely using weights, sandbags, or stakes. Additionally, choose an arch design that minimizes wind resistance, such as one with venting features or a more streamlined shape.

For transport, use a vehicle with ample storage space, and enlist the help of a team for set-up and breakdown. Familiarize yourself with the assembly instructions and perform a trial run before the event, if possible.

You should also examine the arch regularly for any signs of wear or damage and make prompt repairs. Keep a repair kit on hand for quick fixes, and consider using a protective groundsheet to shield the arch from sharp objects or debris.

Ensure you adhere to the safety guidelines on using custom inflatables always to prolong the lifespan of your arch.

Can I use multiple inflatable arches at the same event for different purposes?

Yes, multiple inflatable arches can be used at the same event for different purposes.

Here’s how you can use multiple arches at the same event:

Marking Start and Finish Lines

Use distinct arches to designate the start and finish lines of a race, helping participants and spectators easily identify these crucial points. Different colors, graphics, or messaging on each arch can reinforce their respective purposes.

Creating Course Checkpoints

Deploy multiple arches throughout the event course to mark specific checkpoints, such as aid stations or distance markers. This helps participants track their progress and locate essential resources during the event.

Dividing Event Sections

Utilize inflatable arches to delineate different sections within a larger event, such as separating race categories, age groups, or various activities at a festival. 

Highlighting Sponsor Branding

Feature multiple arches with different sponsor logos and branding, providing valuable exposure for partners and sponsors.

It's essential to plan the placement and anchoring of each inflatable arch carefully to avoid confusion and ensure participants can navigate the event efficiently.

Elevate Your Event Experience With MVP Visuals Inflatable Arches

custom printed inflatable arch with removable printed banners

Inflatable arches are a versatile and impactful solution for event promotions including sporting competitions, corporate gatherings, and product launches. They offer unique branding opportunities, increased visibility, and the ability to create memorable experiences for attendees. 

When planning to incorporate an inflatable arch into your event, carefully consider factors such as size, location, design, and maintenance to ensure maximum effectiveness and return on investment.

MVP Visuals stands out as the go-to provider for custom inflatable arches, offering unparalleled expertise, customization options, and quality materials. Our team is dedicated to understanding your specific needs and providing tailored solutions that elevate your event's visual branding.

Reach out to MVP Visuals by calling (800) 980-6871.

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