All You Wanted to Know About Banner Stands

3 Common Banner Stand Questions Answered

Planning a successful trade show or exhibition begins with assembling the right trade show displays. But how do you decide which banner stands are right for your booth? How much should you spend? How does one banner stand differ from another? There are so many questions!

At Trade Show Display Pros, we help our customers understand the world of trade show displays so they can select products that are right for them. Below are answers to three common questions individuals usually ask about banner stands.

#1 – Are banner stands only ideal for trade shows and exhibitions?

Of course not! Banner stands are perfect for advertising and they can be used anywhere! For example, you can use them at crowded places to guide traffic towards different areas. They can also be placed outside busy restaurants to display menus or any offers. You can place them on highways or at drive-throughs to promote giveaways or offers. You can also place them outside conference halls to welcome visitors and display information. Retractable banners are used at airports, shopping malls, sporting events, and other heavy-traffic areas to grab attention.

#2 – Are retractable banner stands better than non-retractable banner stands?

A retractable banner stand is called so because it retracts into a stand base after each use. On these stands, the banner graphics are wound around rollers so they stay protected during storage. Retractable banner stands are perfect for trade shows and exhibitions, because they are so quick and easy to set up and take down. They're great for uses other than conferences, trade shows, and events, but there are other options as well when the stand doesn't need to be set up and taken down frequently.

Non-retractable banner stands are the models without retraction mechanisms, so banner graphics have to be attached and removed every time you use these stands. Portable banner stands are lightweight and transportable and have very few, to no, moving parts, so they tend to be very reliable. They are also inexpensive and great for large scale deployments of advertising to multiple locations such as store, showrooms and company lobbies.

#3 – What’s the difference between indoor banner stands and outdoor banner stands?

As their name suggests, indoor banner stands are meant for indoor use; in other words, they’re not designed to withstand the elements. Banner stands that are for indoor use can easily break or blow over if used outdoors, and the banner options for indoor use will typically be different than outdoor options, which would require greater tear strength to hold up in windy conditions. An outdoor banner stand is designed to hold up in wind, usually with some kind of weighted base, and some have springs that allow the graphic to flex in the wind. The banners for these stands are often more resilient than the materials used for indoor banners, so they don't tear easily in the wind. Be sure to check the wind rating for an outdoor stand to make sure it will hold in the environment where you plan to use it, and always take the banner down if winds exceed the rating for the display to prevent damage.

Are you having trouble choosing the right banner stand? Call us now to discuss your requirements—we’ll suggest a banner stand that’s right for you!

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