trade show booths

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

There are so many different options when trying to choose your convention displays.  You may see material names like Tension Fabric, Truss Displays, as well as brand names like Formulate and Vector.  There are straight displays, but then there are horizontally and vertically curved ones as well.  In addition, you will find 6′, 8′, 10′, and all the way up to awesome and captivating kits designed to fit a 20′ exhibition space.

If you’re looking at your options, then there is a type I’d like to take a minute to talk about.

KCBGraphics.com is a leading supplier of trade show products in Toronto, Ontario.  Please take a look at our pop up display pricing and don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-350-7152 or check out our ‘shop’ at the top of this page.

Convention Displays

 

Now, if you clicked on the above link, you see it takes you to a page with 3 different products.  It is the curved and straight pop up trade show displays I’d like to talk about here.  (The Aero is a bit different, and warrants a whole other post.)

Convention Displays, Step-By-Step Pop Ups

These convention displays are panels (usually 3 or 4 panels plus some curved endcaps if you want) held on an expandable frame.  Curved or straight, the frame extends easily, held in place by magnetic clips at structurally important places.  To begin with, expand the frame, standing it up in place where you want the display to be.

Convention Display

Convention Frame – Step One

Secondly, you’ll need to attach magnetic channel bars onto the frame.  The number of channel bars changes with different sizes of frames, seeing that larger frames have more panels.  If you have endcaps to put on, you’ll need to make sure you have magnetic bars on the back (just the left and right side) of the frame as well.  If not, you’ll only need the magnetic bars on the front of the frame.

Convention Displays

Magnetic Channel Bars

Convention Displays

Expand the frame and put on the channel bars

So, after the magnetic channel bars are in place (easy, right?) you’re ready to put on your first panel.  The tops of your panels should have plastic clips that attach to the top of the frame at every section.

Convention Displays

Panels hang in place from hooks, with magnets to hold them in place.

Generally, I like to start in the centre.  Put the middle panel on first, this helps keep your panels straight if you’re on an uneven floor.

 

Convention Displays

Start at the top, working the panel down and onto the magnets.

The other panels go on the exact same way, start at the top and guide the magnets on the back of the panels into place.

Convention Displays

Magnets on the back of the panels hold them in place.

Convention Displays

Keep an eye on the top of the panels, ensuring they are as even as possible.

Finishing the Set-Up

If you find the tops of your panels are uneven, you’re probably on an unlevel surface.  This can cause a shift, subsequently shifting the panels slightly out of position.  If you can move to a different spot, do so.  If so, sometimes just moving the frame back a foot or two can help, depending on the surface.  Additionally, you can gently nudge the top of the frame left or right (again…gently) to try to correct the discrepancy and get the panels flush at the top.  Once the centre panels are set in place, your endcaps can go on, finishing your set-up.

Convention Display

Endcaps do a great job of sealing the sides of your display

Convention Displays, Extras

To add a little umph to your display, your can add lights or a counter.  Lights slide on to clips already attached to the top of your frame, while the shipping case can be wrapped in graphics for a quick and easy counter.

Convention Displays

A case wrap makes your case into a simple, branded counter.

There are many other pieces that you could add to enhance these convention displays such as flags and retractable banner stands.  These would all simply be based on your own tastes and preferences.  For this post, let’s stick with the convention display itself.  Now, I’ve only really mentioned the basic 8′ display here.  The 8′ and 10′ curved are our most convention displays, though there are quite a few options to choose from.  They all go up the same way, whether you have a straight tabletop display, a 6′ wide curved display, the Gullwing, or the Serpentine.  You can also have panels created to completely wrap around the frame, front and back, using the endcaps to connect both sides.

Convention Displays - Gullwing

A Gullwing Convention Display

As always, our staff are always here to answer any questions you may have.  Please give us a call or go to our site for more details.