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.
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.
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 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.
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.
A pop up banner stand can be one of the simplest ways to present your brand in a trade show. They’re convenient and affordable, and great for store fronts or hotel lobbies. Portable, easy to set up and take down, these stands are built to last.
KCBGraphics.com is a leading supplier of trade show and pop up banner stands in Toronto, Ontario. If you’re in need of a banner stand, look no further than our pop up banner stands. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-350-7152 with any questions.
There are a few different names for a pop up banner. Retractable banners, pull up banners, roll up banners. They are all names for similar products. Our stands all include the printing of a full colour graphic. This graphic is printed on a vinyl material, either 12 oz economy or 10 oz stay flat decolit. This graphic comes installed in the base and ready to go.
If you’re looking around for a stand, you’ll be sure to find a lot of different options and a very broad price range. A quality banner stands can range from $200 to $800. As with all things, you can always find something even cheaper. But you’ll most likely regret it in the end. And yes, if you put a cheap, low quality stand next to a better stand, you’ll notice the difference.
A retractable stand will have a solid base that houses the banner. Inside is a spring loaded cartridge attached to the bottom of the graphic. With the stand on the floor, extend the pole and set it in place in the stand. Simply pull up on the top rail of the banner, and set the rail in place in the top of the pole. The tension holds the graphic tight.
To retract the stand, hold the pole from the back , pull the top rail off the pole and gently allow the spring loaded cartridge to pull the graphic back inside the base.
There are dozens of different makes and models. More than that if you start looking at cheap, low quality options.
Why? Well, size is one reason.
Some companies already have their graphics designed and need a stand to fit. Sometimes you want a stand wider or taller than the standard model. All of our specific dimensions for the individual stands are noted in the product info on our site, with a downloadable template you can use to make sure your graphics will fit.
Another reason is, yes, the price. Do you want something designed to last, or something for a one time use? Will the base bend if you squeeze it with your hand (yes, unfortunately, you can find very cheap stands like this…we don’t recommend it.)
The last reason for such differences in, well, the extras.
Some stands are double-sided. Others have a removable cartridge, so you can change or use multiple graphics with ease.
Whether promoting a product, in a trade show, or promoting your company, a pop up banner is a great way to show to your clients what you’re offering. It can draw in potential customers, enticing them to stop and speak with your or your reps.
Like a good billboard or ad, a well designed banner stand can quickly explain to passing customers what you offer and why it’s great.
Some people just don’t want to stop and talk, no matter what you’re offering. They want quick, up front information about you and your product. A well designed, quality banner stand is a great start. Add in a pamphlet or brochure, and you’re well on your way to secure these passing customers before they find their way to your competitors.
As always, feel free to give us a call or email to talk about any of your concerns or questions regarding any trade show and exhibition products.