For your next trade show you should look into Banner Stands for your booth. You can select blank stands so you can create your own design or you can have someone design your banner for you. You can work with a designer to explain what your company is all about and provide your company logo for the display. You can also, provide a file of your banner design via an attachment with your online order form.
When you select your Retractable Banner Stands, keep in mind that you can choose various heights and sizes for your roll up banner. You can get stands for both indoor and outdoor displays.
Your Trade Show Banners are printed on a blockout vinyl that is meant to last for years and years. The ink is designed to be UV resistant so that the ink will look just as new a few years from now as it does on the day you get your banner.
When you begin to design your banner for your booth you should think about what you want potential clients and customers know about your company. But, be careful not to provide so much information that there is no point to stop and visit with you and your staff. You want to draw them in with just enough information to make them curious about you.
Once you get them to your booth due to the power of your banner, you can continue to draw their interest with display posters and panels that provide additional information. Your brochures and pamphlets should be displayed within your booth so that they must at least come inside area to talk with you. Your ultimate goal at tradeshows is to create leads for your service or product. Use your banner to bring them in and then use complementary displays to keep them with you so you can learn more about your potential clients and they can learn more about you.
You will be offered a variety of banners, so it important for you to know which one will serve your needs best:
• Décor banners set the mood of the booth so you will want to create an atmosphere of interaction with visitors.
• Name tag banners only have the name of the company and perhaps the slogan.
• Menu Banners display details about what the company offers; but the details are just enough information to pull visitors in.
• Campaign banners carry the message of what the company is currently promoting whether that is a new product or service.
• Item promotion banners display about a particular product or innovation that a company wants to highlight.
Banner displays and stands provide companies that attend tradeshows fun, innovative, creative and intelligent signage to build name brand recognition and help your staff build leads for more business. Choose your display banner that really gets the attention you want at the next trade show.
Trade shows are often a baffling menagerie of signs, signs, and more signs! It can be overwhelming and sometimes attendees become almost zoned out as they walk from booth to booth. That is all the more reason why your sign needs to really POP. It needs to be so hot it is impossible not to look at it and want to approach the booth to learn more.
The size and type of display is almost as important as the poster itself. Of course the print should include the company logo and the product or service promotion. Then figuring out the size and type of sign for your booth comes into play. How many trade show stands do you need to create traffic? What size sign will adequately display your company? Does size matter as much as substance or is there a sort of synergy between the two that should complement each other.
If you want to create better traffic from both directions, consider purchasing double sided retractable banner stands that displays the print from both sides. This type of stand can hold a poster 33”x78” easily. The stand is retractable and it can be set up and broken down in minutes and then stored in a convenient storage bag for transport from show to show.
A premium retractable banner stand is also available with a wider base that gives the display a more polished and professional appearance. This particular type of stand can hold a 33”x80” print and the print actually retracts into the wide base for easy storage and a bag is also available for easy transport.
For smaller budgets the L-shaped banner frame will support a 33”x86” print. It is also light-weight and breaks down for easy storage. The poster also retracts to protect the poster. The L of the frame stand supports the print at the top and bottom of the frame from behind so this display is better suited to a location in a corner booth.
Occasionally, trade shows are held outdoors or tradesmen have booths at various state and county fairs. Outdoor banner stands are great for those times when there is high traffic. The outdoor stands are rigged with a hollow base that can be filled with water or sand to prevent the banner from falling over in the wind as well. The maximum width for outdoor banners stands is 24”, but the height is adjustable.
If you are in the market for wholesale banner stands as a cost point for your tradeshows, rest assured that our prices are competitive with wholesale prices. We also offer excellent customer services to provide for all your tradeshow banner needs.
When you order your banner stand, refer to the artwork guidelines to assure the file you send with your design will work well for the order. If you do not have your own artwork, a graphic designer is available to help you create the perfect sign for your next tradeshow display.
I created throwingwaffles.com way back in 2005 when I was outgrowing blogger and was ready to graduate to my very own domain name. And it has been pretty sweet; the whole story behind the throwing waffles name still rings awfully true.
But it’s time for a change, so I’m moving over to shelikesstripes.com. See you there!
Way back in January, I started a new photo project for the new year (becausesixty-four colors and my third year of Project 365 weren’t enough, simultaneously): Scavenger Hunt 101. When Pookie and Schnookie suggested it, I was really skeptical. There were a lot of items on this list (a child crying, someone meditating or praying, a public display of affection… I could go on) that really didn’t inspire me at all. But I went for it anyway, and carried the master list, written in a notebook, in my bag all year. I’m really glad that I did this, now that it’s over. It got me shooting things I probably wouldn’t care so much about normally, and it really challenged me to think outside the box for some of the more pesky scavenger hunt items. I thought it would be fun to feature a few of my favorite shots from the whole set, which you can see over here, in order.
- A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
- A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
- Key of Light by Nora Roberts
- The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
- Key of Knowledge by Nora Roberts
- Key of Valor by Nora Roberts
- The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery
- The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
- Sea Swept by Nora Roberts
- Rising Tides by Nora Roberts
- Inner Harbor by Nora Roberts
- The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
- Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts
- Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
- The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
- Bite Me: A Love Story by Christopher Moore
- Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts
- Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts
- Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
- Heart of the Sea by Nora Roberts
- Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
- The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
- A Trip to the Stars by Nicholas Christopher
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
- The Umpire Strikes Back by Ron Luciano
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
- The Passage by Justin Cronin
- Fire by Kristin Cashore
- This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
- The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest Stieg Larsson
- Insatiable by Meg Cabot
- Unwind by Neal Shusterman
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
- The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
- The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
- Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
- Night World Book 1 (Secret Vampire, Daughters of Darkness, Enchantress) by L.J. Smith
- The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory
- Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
- Matched by Ally Condie
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
Last year, I resolved to read more than 40 books, and I think it’s safe to say that I definitely managed to do that. 2010 was a year of reading like a maniac, the likes of which I haven’t seen in a while. (In fact, the last year I read more than 50 books was the 2007, the year I took that YA lit class in library school, which had me reading 33 books over one semester.) I seem to normally hover around 40 books in a good-reading year, 25 in a bad-reading year, so this year feels really good.
The highs in books this year were of course the last two books in the Martin series, the Percy Jackson series, Maggie Stiefvater’s two YA novels, the Passage, the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (seriously, read it), the Millennium trilogy, and of course the Hunger Games series, which totally rocked my socks. I also read a whole lot of books I’m not exactly embarrassed to have on my list, but… it’s not like I’m going to brag about exactly how many Nora Roberts books I read this year. (Although I will stand behind my assertion that there’s a time and a place for a purely predictable story with an absurdly happy ending. I have never been one who thinks that everything one reads needs to be literary, smart, or educational.)
And considering the fact that I’m currently re-reading the Harry Potter series from the beginning (spurred by the first half of the Deathly Hallows movie, naturally), it’s interesting that I haven’t actually read books 1-4 since before I started keeping track of my reading (so, 2004 or earlier). I read books 5 and 6 in 2005, 6 and 7 in 2007, and in 2009, I read book 6 once and book 7 twice. Not that anyone cares about that other than me, but it explains why it has been so enjoyable to re-read the series from the beginning.
Anyway! So what will by book resolution for 2011 be? I want to stick with the read-like-a-maniac thing, so my goal will be to read 52 books in 2011, and to read at least two classics that I haven’t read before. So I’ll leave this post with a question: what’s your favorite classic book? Mine is Jane Eyre; I collect copies and re-read it every few years and just love it. (Interesting too, since I haven’t yet been able to get through a Jane Austen novel.)
Yes, I’m still going, and still loving this project. Updates in smaller chunks seem so much more manageable, if you can get past having a giant mess on one’s dining room table all month. (Oh, to have a craft table…) It’s hard to see this (for me at least) without photos; I’m planning one final post to update the pages that will have photos in the end. It has been a big help to me to focus on the happy, festive, holiday things, especially this week in spite of the disaster!blizzard!pocalypse of 2010. It has been a crappy week, but looking at these photos, it is a lot easier to remember that a hell of a lot of fun stuff has happened, too. (Last week’s update.)
I have hinted a few times about my secret December craft, and while that was probably obnoxious, I really wanted this to be a surprise. This seems surprising even to me, but for all of my crafting, I have never made my own Christmas cards, and this year I wanted to change that.
And then I saw a post on Apartment Therapy all about linoleum printing and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
See, back in 7th grade, one of our art class projects was linoleum printing, and I had so much fun with it that I kept my carved linoleum block and still have it sixteen years later. For real. Why I kept it for all these years, I’m still not really sure, especially since I was ruthless when it came to childhood mementos when I moved last summer.
Anyway, the AT post told me what tools to buy, and I found most of them at a local art store, and bought the rest online. The cards and envelopes came from Paper Source, and the stamp on the inside was from AC Moore, after I had bought a more expensive one at PS; I couldn’t resist a snow theme.
I stamped the insides of the cards and the envelopes another night, and was really disappointed in the white stamp pad, as well as the cheap white gel pens that I bought and didn’t end up using. Oh well.
And of course I had to washi tape the envelopes closed.
All in all, I am so, so happy with how these turned out, and I would do it again. (And I will definitely be linoleum printing again; perhaps here is where my future internet fortune lies!)