Trade Show Displays

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Are you thinking of using corporate custom flags at your next trade show or event?  Our range of indoor and outdoor spinning flags are available 3 different models (teardrop, feather, straight) and come in 3 different heights.

KCBGraphics.com is a leading provider of marketing and products in Toronto, Ontario.  Take a look at our Flags and Pole Banners, as well as our complete range of trade show products. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-350-7152 with any questions.

Corporate Custom Flags

What height is best for your corporate custom flags?

When choosing which flag is best for you, first consider the height of the locations they will be used.  We offer these flags in 3 heights, 10′, 12′, or Are these solely to be used outdoors?  If they are to go outside, are they to be used outside of a storefront on a sidewalk?  Or maybe in a parking lot?  If your primary viewer will be on foot, the 10′ height may be preferable.  If, though, most of your viewers will be driving, to be seen from a greater distance, you will probably want the 16′ models.

Our corporate custom flags can be produced either single-sided or double-sided.  When printed single-sided, the material is slightly transparent, but when the double-sided options are chosen the flags are opaque.  All the flags are made to slide onto a long, flexible pole.  The top third of the pole is designed to bend under the tension, and they’re meant to be taught, so don’t worry if you have to pull the flag tight to attach it to the pole.

Corporate Custom Flags

The basic kit includes your flag, stitched and ready to go, as well as the pole, a floor stand for indoor use, as well as a ground stake it you want to set up the flag outside.  Also included is an inflatable “donut” for use with the indoor stand.  This “donut” can be filled with water and placed over the indoor stand for extra stability.

The 3 models of flags

Choose from our 3 corporate custom flag shapes: the straight, the teardrop, and the feather.  Honestly, these models are all very similar, printed on the same 4 oz. material and put up the same way.  It’s all based on your aesthetic preference.

What if I need a stronger base?

If you need something designed to take harsher outdoor conditions, we do provide a bigger, stronger base.  This is designed (like the “donut”) to be filled with water for extra weight.  Extra feet extend for stability.  A bottom screw holds the pole in place.  This stand can be used for any of the flag models and sizes.

Corporate Custom Flags

When designing a corporate custom flag, keep in mind they’re to be used as pieces to draw in your audience.  To get noticed.  These aren’t to show detailed information, but to be seen from a distance.  If you need, our experts can provide helpful templates and information, or we can design your flag, placing your logo and keeping your brand professional.  Feel free to contact us for details.

At an outdoor event, custom event tents are a perfect way to announce yourself, and your brand, to all viewers.  We’ve all seen events where someone is using a poor quality, or even a shoddy or broken tent, so we know how that instantly reflects on the company and their product.

Don’t fall into the trap of using an older tent to promote your brand.  Getting high-quality, custom event tents is a worthwhile investment, and can be your first point of contact with your customer base.

KCBGraphics.com is a leading supplier of outdoor flags, banners, and tents in Toronto, Ontario.  Please take a look at our tents and pricing. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-350-7152 with any questions.

Custom event tents

Explaining Your Custom Event Tents

Alright, what are my options?

There are basic tents, without any printing.  (No, these aren’t custom, but I feel I should start here.)  You can get a pop up tent in 5 basic colours (black, blue, white, grey, red).

When you want a whole lot extra, you can have these custom event tents printed in full colour to promote you and your brand.  These set up the same as basic pop up tents (same frame, same set-up), but the full colour printed canopy really set it apart.

These tents are designed for a standard 10′ by 10′ space, and fold down easily to fit in one carry bag.  The canopy is a UV resistant polyester.

 

Custom Event TentsPrinted Backwalls and Sides

With both the custom event tents and the basic pop ups, you can add a backwall and/or sides to help create a unique event space for your show.  If your space backs onto another vendor, a backwall is a great way to ensure your customers are focused.

As with any good trade show display, making your outdoor summer event is all about environment.  Make your space professional and impactful.  Take some time on this, it represents your brand and your product.  Even if you decide to simply put up a tarp behind your tent, either to block wind or a competitor, take some care and make it look the best you can.

 

Custom Event Tents

 

How Your Custom Event Tent Works

Custom Events Tents

Corners will snap into place

Two people is best for putting one these up, but one person can do it with a bit of practice.  With the tent frame folded (the canopy should already be on the frame), stand it up and gently pull the corners so that it fills the 10′ by 10′ space.  Then, one by one, extend the legs out so the tent stands at it’s full height.  The corners should snap into place once everything is in place.  Depending on the make of your tent, you should have a 3 different height options.  (Make sure each leg is set at the same height.  Nothing is worse than a lopsided tent.)

That’s it.  If you’ve purchase a backwall or sides, these can be attached now, once the tent is up.  Okay, now that’s it.

Don’t miss out on that first impression.  If you have questions, or want to begin an order, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experts.

Many places offer services for outdoor banner printing, but there are a few things to keep in mind when searching for shop that is best for you.  Not all banners are created equal, and this is especially true for banners made to last outdoors.  You need a material that can stand up to the wind and rain, maybe even something that will last more than one season.

KCBGraphics.com is a leading supplier of trade show products in Toronto, Ontario.  Please take a look at our heavy duty banner pricing and don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions at 1-800-350-7152.

 

Outdoor Banner Printing

Double Sided Outdoor Banners

 

Outdoor Banner Printing – Stitch and Grommet

The key to a good outdoor banner is strength.  How thick, or how sturdy is the material?  How well will it resist tearing in the wind?

For any long term outdoor banner printing solution, you want a material that is at least 13 oz.  (This refers to the thickness of the vinyl.)  A 12 oz material is good for indoor use, and 13 oz is good for mild outdoor use.  For long lasting outdoor banner printing, you want a material around 18 oz thick.

 

Outdoor Banner Printing

By default, we finish all our outdoor banner printing with a stitched edge.  This edge includes grommets to attached your banner as you need.

To aid against wind, most shops will sew a strip of nylon webbing around the perimeter of the banner.  This provides a fair bit of extra strength against tearing grommets do to misuse or wind.  These strips of nylon are sewn right inside the back edge of the banner, which is then fixed with grommets, to two working together for a strong, long lasting edge.

 

Outdoor Banner Printing-nylon webbing

Nylon Webbing is sewn into the edge for added strength

 

Outdoor Banner Printing – Windflaps

When banners are made to hang over a street, highway, or between two buildings, the wind becomes a concern.  A strong wind can cause a banner to act as a sail, pulling against itself.  This can, in turn, cause the grommets to start to tear through the vinyl.  Now, this might not be a concern.  Maybe the banner is going up against a wall, or is in a sheltered area without much wind.  But if not, then we recommend adding windflaps to your outdoor banner.

 

Outdoor Banner Printing Windflaps

To reduce tension caused by wind

 

These are flaps, or wind smiles, cut directly through the vinyl.  Yes, they can impact or impede your graphics.  Banners that require these flaps, though. are generally large and intended for viewing from a distance.  When there is no wind, they hang flat, reducing impact to your text or artwork.  When setting up your file for print, we will show you where these wind flaps will be placed, staggering their placement to try to minimize impact on your design.

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Pick a banner that is going to last

So, keep these things in mind when purchasing your next outdoor banner.:

  • Thickness and durability of the material
  • Finishing options, like stitching and grommets
  • Heavy duty extras, like nylon webbing and windflaps

As always, we’re here if you have questions or special requests.

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