Choosing the perfect banner stand for your event can be overwhelming. We can help you determine what is right for you and your display.
When to choose one banner stand over another
Banners stands are extremely versatile and useful for a variety of events. Depending on your needs, one banner stand may work better than others. For example, if you attend tradeshows and change your graphic often, Zip Stands are likely your best choice. They are made with dye sublimated graphics which can easily be changed, and are simple to set up. If you are ordering for promotional events at multiple locations, the X banner is a great option. It is less expensive and the vinyl banner is easily replaced for multiple uses.
All of our banner stands are lightweight, portable, and easily set up. Most take only one person and under five minutes to set up, and all banners are a great way to attract attention to your event, product, or company. See below for detailed descriptions of each type of banner stand, or check out our video for a visual representation of these products.
Retractable Banner Stands- Pro Series and Exhibitor Series
The Pro Series retractable banner stand is top of the line and durable. It has leveling feet, adjustable height poles, and different widths available as well. We recommend using these as indoor-only displays. The Pro Series retractable banner stands come in a variety of sizes to fit a range of needs.
The Exhibitor Series retractable banner stand is perfect for multi-location implementation. The lower cost and ease of use make it a great choice for large promotional displays. However, this style is only available in 33.5″ and 48″ widths.
Because of the style of these banner stands, the graphics cannot be changed out. The graphic is rolled inside the base and therefore you will need to purchase a new stand if you’d like a new graphic. Nevertheless, the low cost and ease of use make these stands a good option for many display styles.
L and X Frame Banner Stands
L and X frame banner stands are excellent for indoor use. Because they are extremely lightweight and can easily fall over, they perform better in areas with no wind.
The L frame banner stand is made of an aluminum frame and is 36″ wide. This stand is ideal for elegant, sophisticated displays as the profile is clean and simplistic. The vinyl is stretched in a way that keeps it from curving in, allowing for a flat display. The L stand only comes in one size though, so if you are looking for more versatility you may prefer the X stand.
The X frame banner stand is made of a silver or black aluminum frame and comes in three sizes. It breaks down into smaller sections for travel, making it great for trade shows or promotional events.
Both the L and X frame banner stands have removable/replaceable graphics, allowing for repeated use. Their low price makes these banner stands ideal for large scale promotions that may change frequently. Just set your store up with a stand and send new graphics for each promotion. The stands are easy to set up and the banners are even easier to change.
Zip stands are one of our most popular products for trade shows. They are available single or double sided, allowing for versatility in your display. The zip stand travels well and sets up easily. The graphic can be easily changed based on your needs. The stretch fabric gives a softer appearance than vinyl and absorbs light rather than reflecting. This eliminates glare and makes for much better pictures of your booth. A light blocking liner can be inserted for the double sided option, which makes each side opaque. This allows for use in high lighting situations such as a photo shoot. To sum up, zip stands are all around a great product with very few downsides, listed at a very reasonable price.
Replacement banners are available for X frame banners and come in multiple sizes. These banners are printed on 12 oz block out vinyl allowing the banner to lay flatter and have less of an edge curl.
Meanwhile, the zip stands are printed on 8 oz polyester fabric. We offer replacement zip stand graphics so you can continue to use your zip stand indefinitely.
There are multiple banner stands to choose from but you want to think about your display needs. I hope that this breakdown, as well as our video located here, will give you a better understanding of what product would work best. If you are still unsure, please get in touch with us. Our customer service representatives are happy to help figure out the best banner stand for your event.