The most common types of show displays

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What types of trade show displays, trade show exhibits displays you can rent

Trade show displays come in a variety of shapes, styles, and functionalities. Some are small and easily portable like 10×10 booths, others are large temporary structures that require an extensive on-site erection. Let’s look at some of the common trade show exhibits displays

The Most Common Types Of Show Displays 

The competition for brand identification is often more intense on the floor of a trade show, where exhibitors across different companies setting up displays to draw customers. Some of these displays are elaborate and bold, while others are simple. Yet each company tries its best to advance a particular type of product or service.

Here we will see different types of show displays you can use in your next trade show in the US. 

  • Pop Up Displays

Pop-up displays offer portability, ease of set up, many options to customize your exhibit stand, at a lower price point.  In most cases, they are used as a solid-looking back wall.  Graphic mural panels can be added for an added effect, making your show display stand out with a unique message. 

Pop-ups work by using a frame that opens up allowing a structure for mounting fabric or graphic panels to it to create a one large image wall or fabric wall.  Options like monitor holders, lights, and shelves can be added to help customize the pop-up show booth. Even the case is useful because it can be altered into a great podium covered with graphics or fabric along with a plastic top.

  • Banner Stands

Banner stands as the same as pop-ups but comprises of only a single large trade show graphic supported by a standing frame. Types of stand include motorized scrolling, retractable, cable, tension, and telescoping for indoor and outdoor use. Heavy-duty booths use these to hold LED screens or TVs.

  • Tension Fabric Displays

Tension fabric displays use aluminum poles, extrusion, or collapsible frames adorned with close-fitting fabric graphics to create charming backdrops. Depending on the frames, the graphics for tension fabric displays push over the frame like a pillowcase, slip into extrusion channels, or are applied straight to the frame via velcro. Accessories such as shelving, lighting, and monitor mounts can be added to tension fabric displays for additional functionality.

  • Backlit Displays

Trade show floors are normally crowded with displays that compete for attention with differing shapes, lengths, heights, and graphic contents. But they all have one common problem, lack of brightness. 

Backlit convention booth displays solve this problem by shifting the focus away from elaborate setups and placing it instead on graphics, which are powered by lights. The backlit display features tension-fabric graphics with LED lights glowing through, which makes it the ideal display type for musicals and movies.

  • Panel Trade Show Exhibits

Panel exhibits, like pop-ups, add a solid-looking back wall to a booth stand, but because panel systems are a little more structural, more things can be done with them. For tabletop displays and back walls, standard panel systems are the best choice. But if you to have something unique and make your island exhibits larger, custom panel systems can be used. These include counters, product display, bridges, backlighting, and more. While panel systems can be sheathed with hook and loop laminates, receptive fabric, and graphics. 

Not all panel systems are equal, so the price depends on the quality, ease of setup, and portability.  The more complex the design in both size and options, the more difficult the setup.

  • Hanging Displays

Not all convention booth displays need to be placed on the floor and mimic the characteristics of signs and walls. Other displays like chandeliers or overhead lights are also commonly used. 

These are composed of extruded aluminum, available in various shapes, and are fitted with pillowcase graphics.

  • Table/Throw Covers 

Draped over a table, these are customized graphics. They are available in the industry-standard, 96″ by 30″ by 30″ folding tables. The brand message, logo, etc., is printed on the cover for the attendees to reinforce the brand. Thus, it turns the table’s front part into an eight-foot by two-foot billboard.

  • Outdoor Displays

These sturdy show displays are designed for outdoor trade shows. However, it is advised that you not use them during adverse weather conditions.

When you are using them, make sure they are properly weighed down or staked during extreme weather conditions. Examples of outdoor displays include outdoor flags, outdoor tents, and outdoor banners.

  • Custom Displays

These are large displays that are either rented or purchased. They are available in a wide range of materials, usually incorporating hard wall panels to create proper distinctions between the spaces. Since they are customized, they are shipped to the trade show and assembled and dismantled on-site by a specialized contractor. Some custom exhibits are extra-large.

By researching and learning about the various types of trade booth displays, you are now better equipped to pick the right solution for your brand. If you would like to learn more about exhibiting at trade shows, contact us to help you become a better exhibitor.

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