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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pop up banner replacement graphics are an easy way to freshen up an old display.
Do you have an old stand and need new graphics?
A good quality banner stand is, generally speaking, made for more than a single use. You might have only needed your graphic for a single event, or maybe just one season. Other times, you’ve purchased a pop up stand for a specific deal or event. Once that special event, deal, or promotion has passed you might not have need of that particular stand again. But while the graphic inside the stand may no longer be appropriate, the actual hardware (the physical base and pole of the stand) should still be in good condition. If this is the case, it is a simple thing to simply update the graphics.
We can print and install a new piece of vinyl into the stand.
KCBGraphics.com is a leading supplier of banner stands and trade show products in Toronto, Ontario. Please take a look at our replacement graphics for banner stands and don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-350-7152.
First of all, reusing a pop up banner stand will save you money. You’ll pay for graphics and installation, but the hardware is already yours.
There are many reason why you may need new pop up banner replacement graphics printed. As I said above, maybe the specific event or promotion has passed. Maybe you’ve had a change of location and therefore need to update your contact info. Finally, maybe your logo has had a redesign and you simply want your designs to be fresh and current.
If the actual hardware of the pop up stand is in good condition, we can simply print up a new banner for you. Installation of the new vinyl graphic can happen two ways. Either ship or deliver your stand to us and we can install it, or we’ll ship the graphic to you and give you information on how to install it yourself. (Here is a post about changing the graphics on either an Advance or Imagine style pop up stand. The process is similar for most stands, but not exact. If you know the type of stand you have, please let your printer know when you order your graphics.)
To begin with, if you know the name of the type of stand you have, great. There are a lot of different makes and models of pop up banners. Height and width changes for all of them, in addition to how the pop up banner replacement graphic attaches to the bottom of the stand. Some will be fixed to the base using what is called a ‘j-strip’ while others are fixed to a leader strip using a heavy duty adhesive.
What we, or any other printer would need, is the graphic size. When your pop up banner is set up, what is the width of the vinyl? Also, what is the height from the very top right down to the base? Provide us these dimensions, and we’ll add on a few inches to the make sure the banner will retract into the base.
Next, you get to choose the type of material you’d like this printed on. You can choose from 2 options here, either an economy 12 oz Smooth Vinyl, or a premium 10 oz Stay Flat Decolit.
Base pricing assumes that you have your own designs already created. If you need us to put together the design for you please let us know. We can work with you to make sure your logo, branding, and images are the best they can be.
If you’re looking for the very best in a retractable banner stand, look no further than our Banner Bug Pull Up Banners. This model of retractable stand is one of the top stands in the market, and it’s worth every penny.
Much like the brand “Kleenex”, this is just one type of stand, and its name has become synonymous with banner stands of all makes and sizes.
KCBGraphics.com has everything you need for banner stands in the GTA, Toronto, and across Ontario. If you’re interested in a pull up banner that is top of the line, please take a look at our Banner Bug stands . For any questions you may have, please call us at 1-800-350-7152.
We get quite a few calls about people looking for banner bug pull up banners. Quickly, we realize that what the customer really wants is a simple retractable banner stand. The banner bug is the top of the line, but maybe what you’re looking for is more along the lines of an Econo Tough? They’ve heard the term banner bug, and think it applies to pull up stands across the board. This isn’t the case. If you’re looking to buy a car, you don’t necessarily jump right into a Porsche. (Although, that would be pretty cool…)
A banner bug pull up banner is just one of the premium models we offer.
Or, if you are in fact looking for a premium stand, you may want to consider are the Imagine and the Barracuda. We also offer two double-sided models, the Advance and the Excalibur, that have a banner graphic on both sides. Like the Banner Bug Pull Up Banners, all of our premium banner stands are worth the cost, well-made, durable, and meant to last.
We’ve written before on the low quality stands and the difference between the models. There can be such a difference between a low quality stand that costs $99 and a premium stand that costs $300. If you only need a stand for a single use event, a standard or even a value priced stand might might your needs.
But if you’re looking for a retractable stand to showcase your company, brand, or products for months (or even years) to come it’s worth checking out your options. A higher quality stand travels better, lasts longer, and is far more durable. This is what premium banner stands like the Banner Bug, Imagine, or Advance can offer.
All of our retractable stands have a base, a pole, a top rail, printed full colour graphics, and a convenient carrying bag or case. Each pull up banner stand comes fully assembled and ready for you to take on the road.
We use two different types of vinyl for our retractable stands and pull up banners.
The Decolite is a better, but slightly thinner, product.
Well, in the end, if you go looking for a standard banner stand and only look at the Banner Bug line of premium stands, you might be daunted by the price range. Just keep that in mind as you shop. If you want the best in quality banner stands, by all means, get the Banner Bug. You won’t be disappointed. But if you’re looking for something more economical, maybe take a look at our standard or value priced stands.
As always, if you want to speak with someone about this topic, give us a call.