InkFlatables are printable balloons which you can design and print in the comfort of your own home, using any regular inkjet printer! Perfect for events such as weddings, baptisims, birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers, business events and promotions, or even creatively used as invitation cards or thank you cards, these revolutionary printable balloons will wow those who see them. They also make excellent promotional items for your customers or visitors at trade shows, fairs, for your store or any party. Best of all, they are extremely easy to make! Simply slide in InkFlatables paper into your printer, print to it, and inflate it by mouth using the included accessories. The InkFlatables patented specialty paper is made of a specialized aluminum foil composite film, and the shapes (heart, star, or circle) are already perforated into the paper such that the printable area is delineated. so when you print your design to the balloon, you tear it out from the paper along the perforations and blow it up with the accessories included. It takes merely SECONDS to print and inflate a balloon, and the InkFlatables Studio software which is included with your purchase of any InkFlatables balloons makes it easy to design your balloons with pictures, photos and text, and to align it perfectly within the boundaries of the balloon perforations that you choose to print to such as heart, circle or star. The Studio software also includes predesigned borders to make your balloons pop and look like they were made by a professional. The specialty film that the InkFlatables balloons are made of ensure that your photos come out vibrant and look great over time. No Heat Press required! Both sides of the balloons are printable, so you have a 360 degree custom printed balloon, all with a regular inkjet printer. Once printed to, you can blow them up through the included colorful jumbo plastic straws. Helium is not needed. You can display the balloons around your house or business (the plastic straw can be inserted right in with flower arrangements, can be layed down on a table or easily held by hand, or if you want the balloons to stand upright and alone you can choose from our attractive display stands / bases to make your display pop even more. You can use ANY inkjet printer and regular inks to print these InkFlatables balloons and the results will look great. But If you're looking to make the balloons water resistant and archival (UV resistant), choose InkFlatables ink cartridges if available for your printer which have UV resistant and water resistant properties when used in conjuntion with the InkFlatables balloons. This item includes 3 printable star balloons on A3 size InkFlatables paper (which result in 11 inch diameter printouts which get inflated). Also included is a FREE download of the InkFlatables Studio software, which makes it easy to design and customize your balloons. The accessories and easy to follow instructions needed to inflate these balloons are also included. The result will be 3 custom printed balloons on colorful "sticks" (included). For eye-popping display options, choose from our selection of plastic bases or tree display stands. NOTE: A wide format printer is required to print to these wide format (A3) InkFlatables Sheets (your printer needs to have the capacity to print to at least 13" wide paper). If you don't have such a printer but would like to print to these larger InkFlatables balloons, you can consider buying a Professional InkFlatables Printer Startup Bundle.