Bundle Up your Trade Show Display

So, we live in Maine and we’re used to bundling up – Maine winters can be brutal! But thats not quite what we mean here – let us explain. By combining different display components, such as a 10ft tension fabric display with a retractable banner stand and brochure rack, we’re actually designing a complete trade show display set-up just for you. By combining these different elements, we make it easy for you to visualize your trade show display booth space to the point you can actually see yourself working in the booth. And although doing this creates the look of a custom trade show booth, rest assured these complete kits do not come with the custom price tag.

Even with their already low cost, we decided to show you a little extra love and offer a WEB ONLY promotion on all our Complete Trade Show Display packages including our 3 newest packages added just last week. Check them out:

Embrace Trade Show Kit

10ft Star Trade Show Kit

3Panel Ripple Trade Show Kit

We created our bundle packages with the exhibitor in mind! We’re hoping that by seeing these displays “in action” it will help when deciding which display elements you’d like to include in your exhibit booth. And with so many options available, we understand how hard it is sometimes to put the pieces of the trade show display puzzle together. The great part about these bundle packages is we’ve included some of our most popular products as well, so you are sure to represent your company in style at every trade show you attend. You might even win “best in show”!

So, what are you waiting for? Start shopping now to take advantage of this special offer happening this month only. And make sure you visit our site often, because every month there’s a chance to save with our monthly promotions and everyday savings. We look forward to working with you and creating your next amazing trade show display!

*February 2018 special promotion – Free FedEx Ground shipping on Complete trade show display packages only ($24.00 value). Use promo code “SHIP24” at checkout.

10 Major Trade Shows in February

Trade show season 2018 is definitely in full swing! And quite possibly the hardest decision this year might be choosing which trade shows your company would benefit from attending. If you ever unsure which trade shows are occuring in your area or accross the United States, you can always start your research using our Trade Show Calendar. You can narrow down your search by City, Country, Industry and even Month. Give it a try today!

Consider these TOP 10 trade shows happening this month:

Golf Industry Show
Show Dates: February 3-8, 2018
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

www.golfindustryshow.com/trade-show

With hundreds of exhibitors spanning thousands of square feet of exhibit space, the GIS trade show gives superintendents, owners, technicians and other golf facility professionals the opportunity to network and discuss the latest products and services in turf and facility care. The show floor also includes special features such as Inside the Ropes, presentations from GCSAA TV, free education on the show floor, the New Product Showcase and the GIS Silent Auction.

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TCEA Convention & Exposition
Show Dates: February 5-9, 2018
Austin Convention Center
Austin, TX

www.convention.tcea.org

The 2018 TCEA Convention & Exposition brings thousands of educators together with the knowledge and resources they need to transform The 2018 TCEA Convention & Exposition brings thousands of educators together with the knowledge and resources they need to transform the future of teaching and learning. Campus and district-level administrators, curriculum and technology leaders, teachers, librarians, and champions of ed tech will all discover innovative ways to engage students, enhance curriculum, and increase productivity.

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National Pavement Expo 2018
Show Dates: February 7-10, 2018
Huntington Convention Center
Cleveland, OH

www.nationalpavementexpo.com/show/

For over 30 years, National Pavement Expo brings vendors and contractors together who make their living from asphalt and concrete paving, sealcoating, striping, sweeping, crack repair, pavement repair, and snow removal to network with other paving professionals, attend industry workshops, and learn new ideas at our leadership boot camp.

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OFFPRICE Show
Show Dates: February 10-13, 2018
Sands Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

www.offpriceshow.com/lasvegas/

The OFFPRICE Show is the shopping destination for smart retailers who want fashionable apparel, footwear and accessories, at prices that can’t be beat. Find out what thousands of successful retailers know and register to attend our next trade show.

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MAGIC Marketweek
Show Dates: February 12-14, 2018
Las Vegas & Mandalay Bay Convention Centers
Las Vegas, NV

www.ubmfashion.com/shows/magic?q=shows/magic-february

Every February and August, the retail industry convenes in Las Vegas for the United States’ most comprehensive fashion marketplace – MAGIC. Here you will find the latest in apparel, footwear, accessories, and manufacturing. From the height of advanced contemporary luxury brands, to the latest trends in fast fashion, MAGIC fuels the business of fashion.

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ProGreen Expo
Show Dates: February 13-16, 2018
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

www.progreenexpo.com

ProGreen EXPO is the only green industry conference in the Rocky Mountain Region of its kind. More than 6,000 green industry professionals gather every year at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver to gain vital knowledge and skills to improve business, educate employees and discover the latest information for the upcoming season. Since 1996, ProGreen EXPO has grown into the place where the green industry meets. Through education, networking, and skill-building, we ensure that our industry remains an asset to communities and an engine of job creation.

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World AG Expo
Show Dates: February 13-15, 2018
International Agri-Center
Tulare, CA

www.worldagexpo.com

We are here to encourage the newest conversations, inventions and innovations in the world of ag so that the dealer, the producer and the consumer can all come out on top. World Ag Expo continues to be a marketplace and a celebration of all things ag. When our exhibitors succeed, our attendees and farmers transform their operation, and consumers all over the world are positively impacted by the increased efficiency and the continuous re-evaluation of ‘what we’ve always done’.

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Toy Fair NY
Show Dates: February 17-20, 2018
Jacob J. Javits Convention Center
NYC. NY

www.toyfairny.com

Toy Fair 2017 opened its doors to thousands of registered global play professionals to explore a record-breaking 443,000 net square feet of exhibit space filled with hundreds of thousands of toys, games and youth entertainment products. Toy Fair is produced by The Toy Association™, Inc., the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and bringing toys and youth entertainment products to kids of all ages. The Toy Association’s more than 950 members account for approximately 90% of the annual U.S. domestic toy market of $26B.

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Wedding & Portrait Photographers Int’l Conference
Show Dates: February 24-28, 2018
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

www.wppiexpo.com

The annual Wedding & Portrait Photographers Int’l Conference + Expo specializes in the creative and business aspects of wedding and portrait photography and filmmaking. Each year, thousands of professional and aspiring photographers and filmmakers attend WPPI to network, learn new techniques from industry leaders, build new relationships to grow their business, experience new products, gear, and solutions from the world’s top photo suppliers, improve their productivity, and enjoy the many attractions in Las Vegas.

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EXHIBITOR LIVE
Show Dates: February 25-March 1, 2018
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

www.exhibitoronline.com/live/2018/index.asp

EXHIBITORLIVE is the Trade Show and Corporate Event Marketing Conference. This five-day educational event features 180+ sessions and workshops with the industry’s largest exhibit hall, including nearly 300 exhibitors. This is where you will find the latest products and resources shaping the future of exhibiting and corporate event programs. The 6,000 exhibit and event managers, marketing experts and communications specialists who attend our show are serious learners who want to survive their job, improve their performance and master new strategic initiatives.

3 Major Benefits of Push-Fit Tension Fabric Displays

Push-Fit graphics, also known as Silicone Edge Graphics (SEG), are ideal for a variety of applications with pop up displays or displays featuring channel bar applications. This is the latest technology in tension fabric displays and features silicone edge beading attached to the edges of the printed fabric graphic, enabling you to easily push the graphic into a channel for a seamless edge display.

Of the many benefits that go along with oour push-fit tension fabric displays, the three listed below are the ones that most stand out to us.

Benefit #1: available options include single sided display or double sided, along with backlit LED illumination or non-illuminated dye-sublimated fabric graphics.

Benefit #2: extrusion-based frames or perimeter channel bars that hold SEG graphics and provide a seamless appearance for a message that can’t be missed.

Benefit #3: lightweight portability for easy travel to and from your trade show venue – ship via UPS or FedEx for delivery ahead of time or transport in a car for local shows.

For 2018 we’ve recently added two of the most popular push-fit graphic display lines on the market today. Here’s a brief overview of these products so you can further understand the simplicity of the SEG technology.

First up is the new Embrace™ tension fabric displays which combine the convenience of a pop up display with a streamlined look and innovation of a push-fit silicone edge fabric graphic.

The combination of a lightweight collapsible frame and a “push-fit” fabric graphic ensures a seamless and taut appearance to your graphic every time you display your message. No more wrinkles around the edges of your graphic due to stitching or velcro! Featuring a no tool setup, you’ll be amazed at the simplicity of this display every time.

Next up is the Vector Frame™ light boxes which are considered to be one of the easiest backlit trade show displays available on the market. Featuring a durable 4” (100mm) aluminum extrusion frame, one large seamless push-fit backlit fabric graphic and LED edge lighting. LED lights come adhered to the aluminum frame, making set-up as simple as assembling the frame, applying the push-fit graphics and plugging in the electrical cord! Vector Frame Light Boxes are ideal for use in retail, marketing events, conferences and trade show environments as the perfect solution for illuminating your message. Double sided graphics are also available to insure you grab attendees attention from all angles of the trade show floor.

 

Need assitance with your graphic design? Contact one of our talented graphic designers today to discuss how we can take your artwork to the next level. Call us at 1-800-723-2050 or email us at sales@affordabledisplays.com now!

Top 5 Trade Shows in January

It’s a new year and that means a new trade show season! To some this is an exciting time – however, to others it might seem like a daunting task choosing which trade shows would be best for your company to attend. If you’re starting from square 1, check out our  Trade Show Calendar to start your research journey. Easily narrow down your search for a specific show, specific city or state and even search for trade shows just within your industry. You’ll also find important information such as the number of attendees, number of exhibitors and even the square fottage for each of the trade shows listed. Your list of trade shows will even has a link to more information making it even easier for you to find out more information on how to sign up as an exhibitor.

Consider these TOP 5 trade shows happening this month:

International Builders’ Show
Show Dates: January 9-11, 2018
Orange County Convention Center – Orlando
Orlando, FL
IBS 2017
The International Builders’ Show is organized by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and is the largest light construction building industry tradeshow in the United States.

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Kitchen/Bath Industry Show
Show Dates: January 9-11, 2018
Orange County Convention Center – Orlando
Orlando, FL
KBIS 2018
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50 years.

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Consumer Electronics Show
Show Dates: January 9-12, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
CES 2018
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a major technology-related Trade Show held yearly in January in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. While the CES is not open to the public, the sponsored show is known for its preview of trendy products and new product announcements.

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SHOT Show
Show Dates: January 23-26, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
Shot Show 2018
The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) and Conference is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. The SHOT Show attracts buyers from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The SHOT Show is owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

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International Production and Processing Expo
Show Dates: January 30 – February 1, 2018
Georgia World Congress – Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
IPPE 2018
The International Production & Processing Expo is the world’s largest annual poultry, meat and feed industry event of its kind. A wide range of international decision-makers attend this annual event to network and become informed on the latest technological developments and issues facing the industry.

 

Once you’ve narrowed down your trade show selection, remember you also have to make sure your choosing the right trade show displays for your needs. Contact AffordableDisplays.com to insure your image will represent you perfectly as well.

5 Major Trade Shows in November

Determining which trade shows to attend and how many trade shows to consider might be the hardest part of getting started. Rest assured our Trade Show Calendar will be your greatest asset in this journey. You’ll be able to narrow down your search for a specific show, a trade show in a specific city or state and even search for trade shows for just your industry. You’ll also find important information such as the number of attendees, number of exhibitors and even the square fottage of each show is listed. Every trade show even has a link to more information making it even easier for you to find out more information on how to sign up as an exhibitor.

Here’s a list of 5 noteable US trade shows occuring in November 2017:

Diving Equipment Manufacturers Association
Show Dates: November 1-4, 2017
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
DEMA 2017
The DEMA Show is the world’s largest and most comprehensive trade-only event for companies and professionals in the scuba diving, water sports and adventure / dive travel industries. This trade show attracts hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of dive and travel industry professionals from around the world.

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FABTECH International AWS Welding Show
Show Dates: November 6-9, 2017
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
FABTECH 2017
FABTECH is an annual event/trade show that to see, touch and learn about the latest innovations in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries. This event offers 1,700+ exhibitors and 40,000+ attendees access to over 725,000 square feet of floor space to learn and connect with vendors and buyers from around the world.

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American Academy of Ophthalmology
Show Dates: November 11-14, 2017
Ernest Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
AAO 2017
American Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual Trade Show dedicated to educating people about eye diseases and conditions and the preservation of eye health.

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International Association of Amusement Parks Attractions
Show Dates: November 14-17, 2017
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
IAAPA 2017
IAAPA Attractions Expo is the world’s largest amusement industry trade show created to serve family fun centers, amusement parks, waterparks, and attractions.

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Las Vegas Health & Fitness Expo
Show Dates: November 11-12, 2017
Las Vegas  Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Health & Fitness Expo
This event showcases products such as running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition information, running gear and sports apparel. Offering a platform to establish new contacts and networks that will be beneficial for their business increasing their profit margins etc. in the Wellness, Health & Fitness industry.

 

We hope our handy Trade Show Calendar will properly assist you in finding your perfect trade shows. Don’t forget it’s not only your trade show choices that get your business or brand noticed. You also have to make sure your choosing the right trade show displays for your needs. Contact AffordableDisplays.com to insure your image will represent you perfectly as well.

Happy exhibiting!

How A Modular Display Can Grow With Your Business

ISOFrame Wave modular display system
Learn how a full flexible modular display system can be the right fit for your business and brand.

6FT, 8FT, 10FT, 20FT, 30FT, OH MY!  Avid trade show exhibitors know how frustrating it can be to bounce from one show to the next and have different booth spaces at each event.  A 6ft display certainly doesn’t fill a 30ft booth space.  Well, it does but then your booth space looks sparse.  That’s where a modular display system is the perfect solution to the many size booth spaces your business can encounter.    

A modular display system is a one model fits all size booth spaces.  With the flexibility to to minimize or maximize on your booth space a modular display can be the exact style trade show display your business is in need of.   A modular display is constructed with individual units set to a standardized size that connect together allowing the user to add or subtract the individual units.  This provides flexibility for a variety of different booth space uses.

The perfect example of a modular display system is the ISOFrame Wave modular display by AffordableDisplays.com.  This modular display is the first fully flexible customizable trade show display system with connecting panels that can be shaped and curved to fit your trade show booth space.  Each individual section is 31.5” wide allowing the user to create a backwall fitting the individual show needs.  Plus, the biggest benefit to the ISOFrame Wave is the ability to shape the panels as needed as well.  Curving back to front or front to back, angling, shaping and contouring the booth space can provide a huge benefit to each event.

The ease and beauty of the ISOFrame Wave is the unique FastClamp locking system.  It provides a tool-free assembly with this patented connector system which give you the total flexibility of your ISOframe system to flex 180 degrees in both directions.  Just flex the entire display wall into the trade show booth space at each venue location, extend or reduce as your conference space requires. All thanks to the unique and patented Flexi-Wave linking graphic panels.  The high quality full color printed graphic panels magnetically attach onto the framing for easy installation and replacing or updating of graphics.

ISOFrame Wave modular display
ISOFrame Wave modular display has unlimited trade show floor layouts .

Our ISOframe Wave Brand modular display graphic panels are manufactured exclusively by Affordable Exhibit Displays at our Maine, USA facility so you can expect high quality with this display booth. We aim for a trouble free life for your display and include a Lifetime Warranty on the ISOframe hardware components. If any issues arise due to hardware manufacturing defects the parts will be repair or replaced at no charge.  Everyone wants good quality results – not only at the time of purchase but for the future as well.

On top of the unlimited flexibility options there are so many accessory options to further provide usability to the ISOFrame Wave.  To name a few options, media screen monitor mounts, podiums, shelving, doors, literature holders, slatwall, end caps, storage rooms, and more.  A super strong frame means that graphics hang perfectly and heavy media screens and useful table attachments can be attached easily – all without tools of course – in true ISOframe style.  The aluminum framework is easily assembled and all hidden for maximum visually graphic effects.  

Easy to transport with a tool-less assembly make the ISOframe Wave unit the perfect modular, self-build display and exhibiting system made today.  Add independent circular podium or rectangular podium or LED stem lighting to highlight your full color graphics.

With these benefits in mind, take a moment to research the many options the ISOFrame Wave modular display is able to create a totally new and different look that can still work in small and large trade show floor spaces.

How to use the 5 Senses at a Trade Show Event

Learning how to engage all of your 5 senses at a trade show, conference or event may seem like a daunting task but we’ve got a few tips to get you going.

A trade show is full of sensory overload.  And being a company that sells trade show displays we’d typically blog about well… trade show displays. But this post focuses upon a whole different take on a trade show.  Meet your 5 senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste.  It’s called sensory branding.  According to WikipediaSensory branding is a type of marketing that appeals to all the senses in relation to the brand. It uses the senses to relate with customers on an emotional level. Brands can forge emotional associations in the customers’ minds by appealing to their senses.”  

It’s pretty easy to say that sight would be the most important at a trade show but the other 4 senses contribute considerably to the overall value of attending or exhibiting at a trade show.   The ultimate secret to creating an experience around your trade show display is to integrate the full 5 senses, not just one or two.  Here’s how you can do just that.

  • Sight: Let’s start with the most obvious of the senses.  As you would expect sight is the most important at a trade show.  The many colors, the lights, the people, the interactions, the constant need to read each booth as you pass by, products galore to look at, competitors, hundreds of individuals weaving in and out of traffic flow, and then commotion within your own booth space.  That’s a lot to take in – even for the most seasoned exhibitor.  That’s why it’s important to ensure your own booth space is clean, clear and concise with its message.  With so many other distractions it’s important to ensure your booth space focuses on directing and controlling where the potential customer is looking and for how long.  Oh and of course that your message and brand is understood immediately.
  • Sound: A trade show floor is bustling with noises.  The overhead speaker, the hundreds of conversations being crossed over one another, booth spaces with videos, live presentations, and so on.  To get past all of that noise why not try and create an environment within your booth space that is inviting enough that attendees will want to stop and maybe even take a break from all of the commotion.  Couches, chairs or a quiet meeting area just might be the ticket.

  • Touch: Think about the last time you went to your local department store.  What sense did you use the most while you were there?  Touch.  You touched anything that caught your eye, anything that interested you, anything that sparked you to want, need and then ultimately buy.  Think about it: before you bought it; you touched it.  How does this relate to a trade show?  Simply remember to put your best foot forward and give customers the ability to touch, feel, and try out whatever it is you’re looking to sell.  And, if you don’t have a tangible product that you are selling then make sure you have enticing giveaways.  The giveaways can reel in potential customers in the same way an actual physical product can.

  • Smell: Believe it or not, the smell is considered to be a fast track to the part of your brain that controls both emotion and memory, two very prominent factors behind why we choose one brand over another.  If you can create your own smell within your booth space then do it.  You may think well I don’t sell candles or fragrances.  That’s okay.  What you can do instead is make sure you at least smell nice.  Sounds funny but who doesn’t sweat like crazy at a trade show.  So keep deodorant, hand lotion or even your favorite perfume handy. You also need to be enticing just as much as your product and booth space is.

  • Taste: This, of course, is the most important sense when you sell an edible product.  For example, let’s say you sell a Gluten free, Dairy free and Soy free cookie snack.  I know what you’re thinking. YUM!  Just having a trade show backwall describing your special yummy cookie isn’t going to get you more business that’s for sure.  Your product is free of a lot of components that are in most food today so to actually sell it your potential buyer they must taste it.  Looking at a pretty backdrop or packaging isn’t going to sell your cookie; it’s about actually tasting it.  Always, always have samples on hand.  That’s the magic touch to your booth space so make sure you have enough samples on hand to entice passersby to stop and want to taste but most importantly know your product exists and then to buy your product.  

At the end of the day if you can’t hit all of the 5 senses within your booth space it’s okay.  Just be aware of how they all do affect overall trade show floor experience.  Try to do what you can to keep the 5 senses in mind and focus on the ones that will best propel your brand and brand experience with your potential customers.

A Small Business Marketing Staple

Table top display boards
A table top display is a no fuss marketing staple for any size business.

Sometimes big isn’t always necessary, needed or allowed.  Not every marketing situation requires a large display.  That’s where a great table top display comes into play.  With an array of sizes to choose from there is always a great option.  Our most popular are the Promoter tabletop display boards and the AcademyPro table top displays which have been created to offer easy setup. Once the show is over the boards simply fold back up and packed away.

USA Made Promoter table top displays is offered in 3 size series.
USA Made AcademyPro table top display series is offered in 4 different size series.

This type of table top display is among the most affordable.  Plus, at the same time is one of the most popular choices which performs well in all trade show venues. The textured carpet like fabric of these tabletop display boards which can easily accommodate any graphic utilizing the hook side of velcro. Graphics easily adhere to the velcro receptive fabric making the graphics interchangeable. As exhibitioners know, creating a trade show display that draws a crowd is vital and is the purpose of any trade show.

Not all table top display models are created equal

However, this is a buyer beware item so keep in mind that not all table top displays are created equal.  Sure you can find a 3-panel table top display on Amazon for $69 but how long it is going to truly last.  Why not purchase a new table top display that is worth it knowing that it will last the test of time because a full Lifetime Warranty is offered for both the Promoter and the AcademyPro displays.

Lifetime Warranty – No questions asked! Have confidence in knowing you’re covered

A typical panel table top display is covered in a velcro receptive fabric.  This environmentally friendly Premier® Brand Fabric keeps the environment in mind.  Premier® brand fabric is manufactured with a high-quality polyester fiber made from 100% certified recycled plastic PET bottles.  Now offered on our site these table top displays can be chosen in several vibrant colors such as 3 blues, 3 grays, black, tan, burgundy and forest green.  A Promoter display with eight yards of fabric would keep 80 plastic bottles out of a landfill. This velcro-receptive fabric covers the front and back of your panels allowing you to display laminated prints or mounted prints with ease. Changing or updating your message has never been so easy!

Eco-Friendly Premier® Brand Fabric is quality with the environment in mind.

The USA made AcademyPro Panel Display is available in only a 3-Panel Style but is available in 4 panel heights – 18″ high, 23″ high, 28″ high & 34″ high.  Our AcademyPro tri-fold presentation tabletop consists of an 22” wide center panel and two 11″ wide wide panels with hook and loop Premier Velcro receptive fabric which allows for unlimited changing of your printed items or photos. For added strength and durability, the fabric panels are constructed with internal aluminum hinges, sturdy interior fiberboard and black PVC protective trim. Includes your choice of standard Premier fabric color.

A Table top display is prefect for many uses

Perfect for any on-the-go presenter, college fairs, job fairs, small business or trade shows with height or size restrictions.  Both of the Promoter and AcademyPro brand tabletop display boards are offered as a double sided allowing the purchaser to select different colors.  Proudly manufactured in Maine, each table top display brand is 100% USA made.  By selecting top quality components, these table top displays are a good long term investment for trade shows and they can also be used to give quick one-time presentations.

To view the different types of tabletop display boards, feel free to visit the Affordable Displays website, www.affordabledisplays.com, and choose the correct tabletop display boards that will work best for your product and for your display needs.

 

Table Cover Printing Graphics Advice

Custom logo table covers advice.
Custom printed table coverings are the way to go to dress up your table trade show space.

Your trade show table just isn’t completed without your logo branding.  Simply put, it just makes your booth table and space come around full circle.  It brings an added branding to further reiterate your company’s brand providing a higher, more professional look and feel to your booth space.

Purchasing a custom printed logo table cover can be a daunting task to begin.   For most, its choosing which type of printing method is the best for your company logo.  With our logo table covers you can choose from either a full 4-sided throw covers where table cloth fabric covers the top and all 4 sides of the table, or choose an open back solution which is 3-sided and the back of the table cover is mostly open allowing you to sit behind the table without having extra fabric hanging in your lap.

Affordable Exhibit Displays offers trade show table throws with custom graphics printing to fit standard size 6’ folding tables and 8’ folding tables.  Plus, you can add the convertible feature to an 8ft throw cover to ensure a proper fit on both 8ft and 6ft tables.

Sometimes, it’s just about keeping it simple.  A 6ft 1-color vinyl permalogo or an 8ft 1-color vinyl permalogo table cover is the perfect choice.   The types of logo file needed to complete this type of table cover is a vector file.  A vector file is either an .eps, .ai or even a .pdf, you can read though the graphic specifications just to be sure you’re submitting the proper logo file.

The permalogo comes in a variety of colors however you are limited to only the colors available.  Permalogo is vinyl cut letters or shapes that are heat set and sealed onto the fabric.  A Permalogo table cover may be washed but not machine dried and can be ironed but not over the Permalogo portion.  

1-color printed logo table cover by affordable displays.
1-color printed logo table cover by affordable displays.

Sometimes, a full color printed 6ft logo table cover or 8ft logo table cover works better for your brand.  That’s why we offer a full color dye sublimation printed logo table cover.  The dye sublimation printing process is best for complex images or artwork, images with gradients, PMS color matching, or printing that may be needed on the top, sides or all over the table cover.  Dye sublimation is a printing process in which the imagery is dyed into a white table cover fabric.  This process is similar to our clothing or bedding.  A dye sublimation logo table cover may be machine washed, machine dried on low, ironed or steamed.

Dye sublimation table cover
Maine Seed Company 6ft custom dye sublimation printed table cover by Affordable Displays.

Table cover purchasing process with AffordableDisplays.com:

To submit your art files to us for printing onto a 6ft trade show table cover or 8ft trade show table cover, you must first select the table cover of your choice online and add this to your cart. After your order is placed, you will receive an email with your order number and our online FTP where you can upload your logo or art file. Or if you feel speaking to an Image Consultant at AffordableDisplays.com is the way to go just call 1-800-723-2050.  

IMPORTANT:  If you are planning on submitting your table cover ready to print then please use the appropriate table cover template (just scroll to the bottom and look for the tab called table covers, click on the tab to open revealing the template choices) to create your table cover.  You can just ask the Affordable Displays team if you need any assistance ith setting up your logo.  You may submit your logo to our Graphics Dept. as well.  They will review the file type to ensure it is appropriate for the table cover printing process chosen.  Our Graphics Dept. can take care of the sizing and setup of your branded logo within the template if needed.  Of course, we provide you with an online EProof to approve before production begins.

Table cover template showing how artwork is set up using a program such as Adobe Ilustrator.
Table cover template showing how artwork is set up using a program such as Adobe Ilustrator.
8ft printed logo table cover is perfect for not only trade show use but any other marketing event as well.
8ft printed logo table cover is perfect for not only trade show use but any other marketing event as well.

All table covers and trade show table cloths that include graphics on our website are priced either with a 1-color Permalogo or a full color Dye Sublimation printing process. This means that you won’t be charged additional costs – as in set up fees – for the amount of printed colors in your logo or words in your art files. Additional charges will apply only if your logo needs to be recreated into a high quality format to achieve a top notch outcome.  

Eproofs will be sent to you within 24 hrs after you upload your logo file is received and no printing will occur without your approval. Graphic templates and sizes are available online and you can also request detailed art information from sales@affordabledisplays.com.

Tips to Make Selecting A Booth Space Easy

Location is key to ensuring you’ll be expecting the kind of traffic flow your booth space is going to want and need.
Location is key to ensuring you’ll be expecting the kind of traffic flow your booth space is going to want and need.

Being your company’s trade show or event manager can bring some challenging decisions to your desk.  It’s tough to make the right decisions at times – even when you’ve researched trade show advice – especially when it’s your company’s first trade show or your own first trade show.  

If you’ve decided a trade show is the route to take your company then selecting the best shows for your industry is key and finding trade shows to attend can be a challenge all on its own.  Assuming you’ve done the homework and selected shows worth attending the next show decision is what booth space should you choose within the floor plan.  

Step 1

Get to know the show.  Look at all show information including previous years demographics, previous show exhibitors, and potentially your competitors booth spaces within the show floor plan.  Where are they typically located?  Do you want to be near a competitor or far, far away?

Step 2

Define your show goals.  What size space is required?  Is there more than 1 type of booth space to choose from?  Will a single booth space be enough or is a double the way to go?  Do you have a trade show booth to fill the space already?  If you do, does it fit?  If not, and a new trade show display is required then that is a whole separate research task to read on tips to selecting the best trade show display style for your brand.

Step 3

How many booth staffers will be needed?  This is important to selecting the show floor space.  For instance, if 2 out of the 4 ideal booth spaces are considered island spaces then all 4 sides are open.  This means that 2 booth staffers just might not cover the space, you may need to consider 4.  Is 4 booth staffers within the trade show budget?

Step 4

Show floor traffic.  Ideally, it is best that you have physically already visiting the show and observed the traffic flow for yourself.  Of course, this may not always be the case especially since it may be your first show attending.  Time to call the show promoter and ask if they have any previous specs on traffic flow.  A lot of event promoters keep track of detailed information such as flow.  You may also know and exhibitor personally  that has attended and ask what they’ve experienced previously.  Keep in mind, traffic tends to flow in through the center then to the right.  You may notice that you may see traffic get clogged at the larger or more unique exhibit spaces.  Or are there typical exhibitor spaces that have previously always had a consistently busy booth flow?

Step 5

Location, Location, Location.  By this time you should be pretty prepared to access the floor plan.  It’s best to identify 3-4 trade show floor spaces that will allow you to be within the best position taking into consideration Steps 1-4.  Will you stand out enough?  Are you in a prime traffic area?  Is the traffic entering or exiting the show floor?  

Location is pretty key to ensuring you’ll be expecting the kind of traffic flow your booth space is going to want and need.  In the end, every show is slightly different year after year but if you give yourself a good knowledgeable head start you’ll thank yourself when the show is all said and done.