James Downe

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So you’ve got a retractable banner stand that is still in good condition, but the graphics are for an old promotion or event. Do you have a new event approaching, but want to reuse the stand? Good news. You can. Pull up banner replacement graphics are easy to create, and can bring life to an old stand.

You can reuse most retractable banner stands. The old graphics can be removed and a new banner installed.

KCBGraphics.com is a leading supplier of banner stands and trade show products in Toronto, Ontario. If you need pull up banner replacement graphics check out our products here, send us an email, or give us a call at 1-800-350-7152.

 

pull up banner replacement graphics

 

What Are My Printing Options?

We offer 2 different options for printing. Our premium replacement graphics are printed on a high quality, stay flat vinyl. We also offer an economy option, printed a slightly lower quality vinyl for those on a tight budget. Both economy and premium are printed in full colour. There are three size options for each, depending on the width of pull up banner replacement graphics. Choose from up to 33″ wide, 41″ wide, or 51″ wide.

 

How to Measure Pull Up Banner Replacement Graphics

With so many stands available, how do you know you’ll get a replacement banner that fits perfectly? Knowing the size of your retractable banner stand is key.

So, first off, if you know the name or type of stand you have let your printer know too. It may be written on the base somewhere, or maybe there’s still an info sheet in the carry bag. This will help your printer and designer make sure they get the sizing correct.

If you don’t know the type of stand (or even if you do), set the current stand up and measure the current graphic.

You’ll want the width, and the height. For the height, take it from the bottom where the stand slips inside the base. Go right to the top, including the top rail. Your printer and designer will want to know these measurements to make sure they print the proper bleeds for your banner stand replacement graphics.

Some top rails require a 1/2 inch bleed. Others will need 3/4. This can change from stand to stand. If you can measure your top rail, it would be great for your designer and printer to know that too.

 

pull up banner replacement graphics

A replacement banner printed, with double-sided tape at the bottom for installation.

 

Who Installs the New Banner?

pull up banner replacement graphics

Locking pin or Allen key

We can install the new graphics if you want, or we can ship you your pull up banner replacement graphics on their own for you to install. Depending on your experience with banner stands, replacing the graphics can be tricky. The way to do this can change slightly stand to stand. They are usually similar, but not all exactly the same. Here is a post about changing the graphics on either an Advance or Imagine style pop up stand.

In short, you need a table or space large enough to fully extend the banner stand. Hopefully, you still have a locking pin (a small metal pin attached the bottom of the stand).

This pin will be needed to lock the spring mechanism inside the base. Once extended, the pin goes in the small hole on one of the sides of the base. It will stop the cartridge inside from turning. If you do not have a pin, you can MacGyver it with a small Allen key or sturdy metal pin. Just find one that will fit in the side hole to lock the mechanism.

 

How Do I Install the Banner Stand Replacement Graphics?

One person should hold the base while another pulls the banner out as far as it will go. About 6 inches below the bottom of the artwork, you should see where the printed vinyl banner is attached to the base. This should be a leader strip of some sort, a piece of material or vinyl that remains on the spring loaded mechanism. Pull the banner so that where the current banner stand graphics attaches to this leader strip is visible. With the banner still extended, insert the locking pin to stop the banner from retracting.

You may have to pull the banner or let it slide in a little bit to find the hole to lock the mechanism.

 

pull up banner replacement graphics

Pull the banner until the leader strip is visible. Peel off the old banner graphic and attached the new.

 

Brilliant. Now, with the pin securely in place, remove the old graphic. Peel it away from the still attached leader strip. The tape may be old and gunky, but with a little patience the old banner will come off. Then, simply attach the new graphic. Take care to ensure you’ve got it the right way around, that the front faces front.

You will also need to remove the top rail from the old banner, and attach it to the new. This will either be taped in place, have a j-strip, or be clamped in place.

 

pull up banner replacement graphics

With the leader strip visible, lock the mechanism in place with an Allen key or metal pin.

pull up banner replacement graphics

Some bases have different attaching strips. This one the j-strips to attach the new graphic to the base.

 

After the New Graphics are Installed

The tape will need at least 12 hours to fully bond. Leave it overnight, and retract it in the morning. Again, have one person to hold the firmly top of the banner. Another person should hold the base. When you’re ready, remove the locking pin. You’ll feel the tension immediately spring back onto the stand. Slowly allow the new graphic to slide back into the base. Done and done.

As I mentioned above, different stands can be slightly different here. You can face other problems, like a broken and cracked leader strip or a faulty mechanism. Other stands use Velcro instead of tape.

Once you’ve installed your new pull up banner replacement graphics, your banner is ready to go. You’ve saved a bit of cash, and your old stand is like new again. Keep your stand in good condition, and you could get many different uses out of it.

If you want to quickly and easily portray your company in a trade show setting, you should be using stand up banners. These banner stands are a great addition to any event, working in conjunction with your trade show booth or display.

KCBGraphics.com has an incredible range of retractable banner stands available in the GTA, Toronto, and across Ontario.  If you’re interested in a banner stand for your next event, take a look at our wide selection of banner stands.  For any questions you may have, please call us at 1-800-350-7152.

 

Stand Up Banners

A stand up banner for use alongside a table throw.

 

Stand Up BannersGetting the Most of Your Stand Up Banners

You’ve seen them around. Lobbies and markets, malls and hotels. They do well in small spaces, creating interest when done well, but truly shine when used alongside other pieces. Stand up banners are simple retractable stands. They present information and inform viewers about your brand, specials offers, or a unique product.

On average, they range from $140 – $400, though their are more premium models (like the Banner Bug) which can run up to $650.

 

 

In a Trade Show Setting

In a trade show booth, alongside your display or back wall, stand up banners can help draw in potential interested customers from afar. They can catch the eye of someone passing by and make them into a customer. Often they can add depth to the larger back wall, providing you a way to enhance your presented information.

Generally, a trade show display will be an impactful image, but not contain much detailed information. The stand up banners are the next step, often offering up a little more in the way of detailed information. The third step would be creating take away items such as a brochure or pamphlet, which should have the most detailed information.

Stand up banners should come between the two. Keep this in mind while designing your stand.

 

Stand Up Banners

A stand up banner with a complimenting trade show display.

 

Stand Up Banners – What to Look For

There are many different makes and models here. They’re all lightweight and easily transported. Price point matters, as does the size. The standard sizes are around 31″ wide and 79″ – 84″ tall. If you want your stand up banners to be wider or taller, shorter, or even variable we can make that happen, but the price point will vary. Some have removable cartridges which make changing your graphic a breeze.

If you had any questions about which stand up banners are right for you, our expert staff is on hand to talk.

 

Stand Up Banners

A great trade show booth does not stop with a great back wall or display. If you’re in a space not suited for a large format trade show display, you can still make an impact with custom printed tablecloths.

KCBGraphics.com has everything you need for custom printed tablecloths and runners in the GTA, Toronto, and across Ontario.  If you’re interested in a fabric table throw for your next event, take a look at our selection of custom full colour printed tablecloths, covers, and runners.  For any questions you may have, please call us at 1-800-350-7152.

 

Custom Printed Tablecloths

 

Custom Printed Tablecloths

There are many places a table throw, cover, or runner can be used to showcase your business or brand.

You might not be in a 10′ by 10′ booth, and instead might be in a foyer or public lobby, a storefront or indoor market. Book signings, conventions, welcome areas, or information desks could benefit from a simple, colourful, or creative tablecloth.

For all of these and more, our custom printed tablecloths are a great way to promote your brand and make a lasting impression.

 

 Custom Printed Tablecloths

Custom Printed Tablecloths

Economy tablecloth with open back

Options for tablecloths are broken down by both size and type. The tablecloths are made to suit either 4′, 6′, or 8′ long table. Table runners are either 24″, 30″, or 60″ wide. Both the custom printed tablecloths and runners are available either as regular or economy.

All this means is the regular hangs over the back of the table as well as the front. The economy versions hang over the front and sides, but the back of the table is open, saving on material and saving you some cash.

If you need a bit of variety, we also offer a convertible tablecloth. This product easily allows you to go from a 8′ tablecloth to a 6′. The convertible tablecloth is also available in the full or economy (no back) styles.

After those products, you will also see that fitted table throws and stretch tablecloths are available. These features enable the custom printed tablecloths to fit around your table more tightly.

 

The Print and Graphics

Our custom printed tablecloths and runner are printed using the dye-sublimation process. This allows you to use and create full colour images and graphics. There is no need here to choose one or two colour designs, we print these in full CMYK. Stitched edges ensure a long life of the table throws, giving the fabric superior durability. Our custom printed tablecloths are printed on a washable, durable polyester fabric.

If you need a custom printed tablecloth but don’t have a design, don’t worry, we can do that to.

We’re here to answer any questions you may have, so don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. Contact KCBGraphcis, and our experts will be happy to help.

 

Custom Printed Tablecloths

Stitching around the edges of your printed tablecloth

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