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Read All About it – Confetti Effects for Formula 1!

MTFX Recently worked at the British Grand Prix providing a wide range of Confetti Special Effects using Blowers and Cannons. The client wanted to create a spectacular moment for the Podium at the end of the main race.

Using 4 of our Large Master Blasters to create a ginormous shower, as well as one big hit on cue using 8 of our Double Barrel Confetti Cannons operated by 5 Ingenious Technicians we nailed a perfect cue as the traditional spraying of Champagne commenced.

Champagne!!

Confetti effects at Formular 1

Perks of the job!

Large Master Blasters at F1

Double Barrels Primed and Ready by the Podium

Double Barrels Primed and Ready by the Podium

“Flight Cases on a Double Decker Bus? – No Problem!”   

Tom and Matthew had to do the last leg of their load-in on a bus! Always up for an adventure!!!

“Flight Cases on a Double Decker Bus? – No Problem!”

Read All About It! – New Gender Reveal Confetti and Streamer Cannons & Some lovely feedback!


Gender Reveal Confetti Cannons are now available to be filled with Metallic and Tissue Streamers! Click here to buy

“What on earth is a Gender Reveal Confetti Cannon?” you may ask - Click Here to find out!


MTFX Handheld Confetti Cannons are an easy and cost effective disposable method of creating a spectacular confetti launch. These ingenious launchers fire from 5-12 meters depending on model and can be filled with a range of confetti and streamers.

We take the time and care to assist our customers with arranging their spectacular moment and recently had some wonderful feedback from one of them:


Just wanted to say a big thank you for your advice and the ease we had ordering from you. Very impressed with the confetti cannon, couldn't
believe how simple but effective it was. We will definitely be recommending you to our friends.” Abi P.

Abi and her other half used this spectacular 50cm Cannon to create a beautiful, different moment revealing their baby’s gender not only to their friends and family, but also themselves! They asked their scan
technician to hand them one of two coloured cannons with a temporary label removed, keeping the surprise till their party!

All of our confetti products can be purchased from www.MTFX.com/shop on a next working day delivery when ordered before noon!

Read All About It! – MTFX New Wales HQ

MTFX have proudly opened a new office in Wales!

As a UK Based Internationally Renowned Special Effects Company, we are so proud to have worked on many Ingenious Welsh Productions and recognise the importance and value of the Welsh Film, TV and Events industry.

The significance of the Welsh Film/TV industry has been internationally recognised and especially in UK Government.


Wales is an amazing centre of creativity. The Welsh broadcasting market reflects everything from S4C’s Welsh language provision to news and current affairs programmes and the ever-expanding range of high-quality drama and entertainment formats.” Steven Crabb – Secretary of State for Wales.

With  such a booming TV and Film and Events industry, not to mention some of the incredible venues such as The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Caerphilly Castle, The Liberty Stadium Swansea, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena. Also the countless sporting events we have attended including 6 Nations Rugby. Working in Wales has always been an exciting prospect to us as a company.

Our value in the Welsh market has been recognised across the board working with BBC Wales, S4C and more. Here are some of the Welsh productions we’ve been a part of to name a few:

TV/Film/Advertising

  • Tidy – Stella
  • BBC - Casualty
  • BBC -  Dr Who
  • BBC - Pobol Y Cwm
  • BBC – Requiem
  • BBC – Torchwood
  • BBC – Being Human
  • BBC – Young Dracula
  • BBC – Tracy Beaker
  • S4C - Rownd A Rownd
  • S4C - Cowbois ac Injans
  • S4C - Nadolig Bryn Terfel
  • Starz – The White Princess
  • Twin Town
  • Land Rover

Live Events

  • Manic Street Preachers at Cardiff Castle
  • Manic Street Preachers at The Liberty Stadium
  • Cardiff Blues
  • The 6 Nations

That’s why we have decided to invest in a new office just outside of Cardiff. This enables us to spend valuable time getting to know our Welsh clients, providing a new comfortable and welcoming facility where we can run our business and meet with customers new and old.

If you’re a Welsh based production company why not give us a call or send us an email? See our Contact Us Page

Confetti Snow by MTFX – Read all about it

Planning on creating a fantastic falling fake snow effect for the end of the year, but can’t use the standard foam snow blowers? Look no further than MTFX Confetti Snow.

This INGENIOUS product comes in 10mm Squares or Circles and creates a realistic look of falling snow for any production. Perfect for our Blowers and Spinners. Visit our shop to find out more about our effects to buy.

This simple yet effective product has been used at some huge venues creating a dazzling effect…

Visit our Shop. Or Contact Us to discuss hiring a machine to create the effect!

Gender Reveal Confetti Cannons

Having a Gender Reveal Party?

The latest trend to take the web by storm is Gender Reveal Confetti Cannons.
Creating a spectacular moment, our cost effective and ingenious confetti cannons are the perfect handheld disposable solution for easy confetti

Photo of a multi-shot t-shirt launcher from MTFX Confetti Effects

Twist and go to reveal your baby’s gender with a burst of pink or blue confetti in metallic and/or tissue.

We’ve heard a few horror stories from customers when other companies have sent out the wrong colour and even multi coloured cannons. We can assure our customers that this will not happen as all of our cannons are carefully custom filled and hand packed by our ingenious team!

A top tip is to ask your midwife or a friend to place the order if you wish the surprise to remain a secret for yourself. We can leave the cannons blank or labelled by request.

For more information on our Handheld confetti cannons and our special Gender Reveal cannons, Click Here

Check out our 80cm cannons in action – so easy and effective!so easy and effective! 


Our cannons are the highest of quality and are a popular choice from domestic right through to TV professionals:tic right through to TV professionals:

MTFX increase their armoury with two multi-shot t-shirt launchers

When firing t-shirts into a crowd one at a time simply isn’t quick enough, MTFX can solve the problem with their new addition to stock. The Multi-shot launcher fires preloaded ‘cartridges’ filled with soft items around 150 feet at a rate of one cartridge every two seconds. By using two technicians, one to fire and one to load, the barrage of soft items will pepper your audience relentlessly until your stock runs out!

The unit is easy to set up and use, creating a thrilling, crowd pleasing spectacle that is guaranteed to make your marketing items the focus of the audience.

Contact MTFX for details on hiring this equipment for your event.

Photo of a multi-shot t-shirt launcher from MTFX Confetti Effects
Another photo of a multi-shot t-shirt launcher from MTFX Confetti Effects

MTFX support St. Paul’s Cathedral ‘London Calling the 2012 service

As part of the celebrations for the Bishop of London’s ‘the2012’ service, St.Paul’s Cathedral hosted an inspiring evening service with over 2000 followers. Music was provided by The Psalm Drummers and Twyford High School Gospel Choir of the Year. During the choir’s rendition of “Spirit of the Living God” the congregation were showered by thousands of white rose petals, scattered from the Whispering Gallery in the dome of the Cathedral.

Organisers of the service were delighted with the effect and the collective gasp of surprise from 2000 worshipers was described as ‘breath-taking; a moment to remember for years’.

Photo of MTFXs' support St. Paul’s Cathedral ‘London Calling the2012’ service
Photo of St. Paul’s Cathedral confetti

MTFX Confetti Effects celebrate in style with the Welsh Rugby Union

MTFX had the pleasure of celebrating with the WRU Grand Slam Winners at the National Assembly of Wales in Cardiff. Following heartfelt words from First Minister Carwyn Jones, the captain of the Welsh squad received the trophy to a ‘MTFX Confetti Effects ‘shower of red and silver streamers.

MTFX has supported the Six Nations Games throughout the season, providing pyrotechnic effects in Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium welcoming the teams onto the pitch with a barrage of 15m flames.

MTFX has a range of pyrotechnic equipment capable of many different styles of display. MTFX Confetti Effects can provide a huge selection of streamers and confetti celebration equipment, from stadium sized down to private parties. Contact our dedicated sales team for advice on how to achieve the best effect for your events.

Photo of our streamers at the Welsh Rugby Union
Welsh Rugby Union streamers

MTFX Confetti Effects help Cadbury go with a bang!

MTFX has supported the Six Nations Games throughout the season, providing pyrotechnic effects in Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium welcoming the teams onto the pitch with a barrage of 15m flames.

Photo of Cadbury streamers
Photo of streamers for Cadbury
Providing pyrotechnic effects for Cadbury
Photo of Cudbury countdown, special effects supplied by MTFX

MTFX Rocks Manchester for Children in Need

MTFX was excited to be involved in the recent Children In Need Rocks concert at the MEN Arena in Manchester.

A confetti effect using stadium shots was provided for The Collective, a falling snow effect was created for Gary Barlow and Master Blasters were supplied and operated in order to achieve the confetti effect for the Coldplay Viva La Vida performance.

It was an absolute pleasure to be part of such a special event.

Photo of MTFX Confetti effects at Children in Need

Federer Wins Final – ATP World Tour 2011

MTFX Confetti Effects was at the gripping final between Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the O2 in London. The title was won by Federer who upon receiving the trophy was showered in a spectacular display of blue and white confetti. This amazing display was achieved using Stadium Shots.

Photo of fantastic confetti at ATP World Tour 2011
Photo of Federer winning the final with MTFX Confetti Effects confetti, blue and white

MTFX: the official providers of confetti for the Royal Wedding

MTFX Confetti Effects was very proud to be the only official provider of confetti for the Royal Wedding on 29 April. Eighteen of our large master blasters were strategically positioned in Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park to cover the crowds gathered with a mixture of red, white and blue confetti as the happy couple left Westminster Abbey to start their journey to Buckingham Palace. It was wonderful to be a part of such a special day!

Royal Wedding crew badge

MTFX Confetti Effects purchases 'Colourful Cascades'

MTFX Confetti Effects is pleased to announce that its sister company, MTFX, has recently purchased the confetti company 'Colourful Cascades'. We are now able to provide an even greater range of shapes for table and throwing confetti which can be custom cut in the colour of your choice. For examples of the shapes we can provide, please explore our site. To request samples, please get in touch.

'Colourful Cascades' logo

MTFX Confetti Effects invests in new stadium shot cannons

MTFX Confetti Effects has recently invested in the most powerful confetti cannons available – the new stadium shot confetti cannons!

These cannons give a spectacular burst of confetti or streamers, providing their "shot" via a compressed air accumulator tank pressurized to 8 bar. This means they can fire confetti to 35 metres and streamers to an amazing 50 metres!!

Each cannon is flight cased to allow easy transportation and to enable them to be easily positioned for use and with 12 cannons in their hire stock you can be sure they will have enough cannons for even the largest of venues.

New stadium shot cannons in action
Stadium shot cannons from MTFX Confetti Effects
Our new stadium shot cannons

MTFX Confetti Effects launches new innovation – a continuous streamer gun

MTFX is delighted to add a new and innovative product to its portfolio. The streamer gun fires a continuous stream of silver foil into a crowd or audience. It's perfect for shows involving audience interaction as well as football games, music tours and street theatre.

Photo testing out the continuous streamer gun

MTFX Confetti Effects provides confetti effects for Natural History Museum

MTFX Confetti Effects was called upon to provide butterfly confetti for the opening by Prince William of the new Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum. We provided specially commissioned red metallic butterfly confetti, plus all the blowers, CO2 gas and technicians the event required.

Photo of butterfly confetti for the Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum logo

MTFX works on the Britain's Got Talent tour

MTFX is providing all the special effects for the latest “Britain’s Got Talent” tour. The effects we are providing includes pyrotechnic waterfalls, concussion noise effects and the new extra large spinners that provide precision confetti effects over the stage.

Crew badge for Britain's Got Talent tour

MTFX Confetti Effects moves to a new, purpose-built unit

We are delighted to announce that we have just completed our move to a new and larger purpose-built unit at our existing premises. The move will enable us to continue to offer our confetti customers a service that's second to none. And because all our contact details are staying the same, we won't have any of the usual difficulties associated with a move to new premises.

New premises for MTFX

MTFX Confetti Effects and Coldplay at the Brit Awards 2009

MTFX Confetti Effects has just finished 3 days at the Brit Awards at Earls Court providing butterfly confetti effects for Chris Martin from Coldplay.

The effects consisted of 3 cues, one on each of the chorus of Viva la Vida.

To produce the effect Coldplay hired 12 confetti storms, 4 extra large venturi blowers, 3 extra large spinners and 250kgs of red, white and blue butterfly confetti. All were installed within the allotted time, and the final effect was stunning.

Brit Awards 2009 logo
Coldplay and confetti
Photo of Coldplay with MTFX Special Effects confetti

MTFX Confetti Effects launches range of dissolvable confetti

MTFX Confetti Effects now supplies water dissolvable confetti. The confetti has already been used at several UK events and weddings. It's ideal for using in churchyards or other public places where a fast clear up is essential.

Olympic Handover

MTFX Confetti Effects were proud to be asked to provide the special effects outside Buckingham Palace for the Visa 2012 party to celebrate the hand over of the Olympics from Beijing to England.

With daylight being a major factor in the decision-making for the type of the effects we could use, we opted for 20 CO2 jets to be hidden under the stage with 80 small cylinders daisy-chained together. Unfortunately we were restricted by the stage height and were unable to use the large cylinders. The CO2 jets were then linked to a DMX controller and given to the lighting designer to operate the fast chases and complex sequences seen.

For the finale of the event we placed 6 medium MTFX master blasters around the perimeter of the main stage area from which we fired our  new “NO MESS Confetti” which is a white tissue paper that dissolves on contact with water, and which enabled a fast clear up of the site after the event.

Confetti Effects for the Olympic handover
Olympic Handover photo

MTFX Confetti Effects extends its range of disposable confetti cannons

MTFX Confetti Effects has increased its range of one shot disposable confetti cannons after demand increased from couples looking for something spectacular for their wedding reception. The one shot units come prefilled with standard confetti or can be packed with the customer's own “special mix” which can match the bride's colour theme.

Phot of Confetti Effects disposable confetti cannons

Download Festival

The services of MTFX Confetti Effects were called on for the Download Festival, which took place at Donington Park near Derby from 13 – 15 June 2008. MTFX Confetti Effects provided 4 Master Blasters and effects including black and white confetti and 3' black and white balloons.

Photo of Master Blasters being used for the Download Festival
Photo of blacka nd white confetti being used at the Download Festival

Dame Ellen

On 30 April on the River Thames, Seb Josse’s BT IMOCA 60 was officially launched after an extensive race refit. It proved to be a success for Seb and his teammate Ellen MacArthur as the all-girl band, the Sugababes, joined the duo onboard the BT IMOCA 60 to sing one of their latest hit records as she sailed under Tower Bridge.

MTFX Confetti Effects were there to help with the celebrations by providing 2 of their large Master Blaster confetti cannons with more than 20kg of biodegradable confetti!!!

Confetti effects for Dame Ellen