5 Types of Banner Stands for Trade Shows

1 Retractable Banner Stands

Retractable banner stands are the most popular type of banner stands for trade shows because they are cost-effective and easy to use. This type of banner stays flat and contained within the base of the stand. It uses a spring-loaded mechanism that rolls down the banner graphic into the base, coiled within the stand, when not in use. Retractable stands are easy to set up. You only need to extend the pole, place the foot end in the selected spot, pull the banner up and firmly attach it to the pole.


2 Crosswire Banner Stands

Crosswire Banner stand gives you the ability to contract or expand the banner as per your requirement during the trade show. This type of stand is perfect for creating collage style graphics. Unlike the retractable ones, the crosswire stands require assembly. The crosswire poles are re-usable and fit with all media. They are also freestanding and don’t require tension to maintain balance. The crosswire stand comes with a sturdy base; the banner is unfolded, attached to the crosswire pole, and held in place without the use of any tools.


3 X-Style Banner Stands

X-style banner stands can accommodate a fixed sized display. The stand can either have plastic or metal tubing with springs, which makes it easier to set up. The banner needs to be attached at the four corners with grommets. Most companies prefer this type of banner stand over others due to its cost-effectiveness and ease of use. X-style banner stands are fragile due to their hollow tubing; hence, they are most effective when used indoors, as they can’t bear wind.
Due to their fast set-up process, X-Style Banner stands make it easier to attach a different display and change the graphics when required.


4 A-Style Banner Stands

Unlike the X-style banner stand, the A-style stand is a double-sided stand that is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. These stands are lightweight yet highly durable and can withstand high winds as well. They are primarily composed of aluminium alloys coated with an acrylic sheet for extra protection. Due to its A-style frame, banners can be added on both the sides, making it perfect for trade shows and other corporate events.


5 EXO Banner Stand

EXO banner stand is a double-sided, heavy-duty, rugged banner stand that has been in use for a while. They are incredibly sturdy, making it perfect for outdoor use. Similar to the A-style banner stand, the EXO banner stand can also display ads on both its sides. Its ability to withstand tough conditions is what makes it the preferred choice of trade show exhibitioners.

These are the five most popular types of banner stands you can decide on for your next tradeshow. It is critical to choose the right banner stand to enhance the message you want to communicate.


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