Trade shows can be a costly endeavor in terms of money and time, but can create a great return if done well. While the sky is the limit with trade show booth displays we try and bring you practical components that you can use in the creation of your booth. Gone are the days of hard panel backdrops and vinyl banners. They have been replaced by portable displays with tensioned fabric wraps that travel easy and set up in no time. Fabric gives your display a rich professional look that is very inviting to passersby.
Our #1 pick for a backdrop is the Tension Fabric Tube Frame systems (Zip Stands).
Very durable components make up this frame that assembles by push buttons. The fabric simply slides over the frame after it has been set up, keeping most of the frame hidden and highlighting your graphic. The whole system is relatively lightweight, and while it takes a little longer to set up versus a pop up, the result is a clean and professional-looking backdrop. Our top-rated portable display for any event. Our only large backdrop currently offered with second-side printing and 10ft height option. Curved styles are offered as well as Zip Combos that allow for different sizes to assemble together with a shared foot creating display sizes at any width.
Our #2 pick would be the Tension Fabric Pop Up display systems
The tension fabric pop ups have replaced the traditional carpeted wall panel displays. This frame is the quickest setup of all the backdrops, but because of the moving parts, the frame components can be broken if taken down improperly. If the same person is setting up/breaking down and looking to be on the road minutes after the show, then this is the system for you. The side endcaps provide extra space for more imagery/branding but keep in mind, the depth of the straight pop up is almost a foot and even more for the curved style.
Our #3 pick would be the Hanging Fabric backdrop
This style does not come with a frame but can still be a good choice for your backdrop. Simply choose the finishing (grommets or pole pockets) that will work for where it will be hung. This could be on the existing pipe and drape system (check with the trade show center to make sure this is allowed) or your own frame. Since there is no frame, travel is light and easy. Printed with the same dye sublimation process as our backdrops with frames, this is another good budget-friendly option. Grommets in the bottom corners are recommended to pull the banner as tight as possible to eliminate any wrinkles/ripples naturally caused by hanging.
Our Honorable-Mention goes to the Backlit Pop Up
Our honorable mention goes to the newest addition to booth backdrop displays: the Backlit Pop Up. These displays are the ultimate go-to for anyone with access to electricity at their event due to their eye catching tendency. The pop up style of these is an easier setup than the aluminum extrusion backlit frames that are the current industry standard, and the LED ladder lights simply hook onto the inside of the frame. This backdrop also allows a customized design for the endcaps which means extra room for branding. Overall, this backdrop may be a little pricier but is well worth it: between the innovative design, straightforward setup, and vibrant visual, this backdrop is sure to be the ultimate wow factor of modern trade shows and events.