Banner Stands, Display Guides

The Best Banner Stand Buyers Guide

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At Display Stop, a banner stand is one of our best selling display stands. In the following buyers guide, we’ll take a detailed look at what banner stands are and what makes them such a popular choice for events, retail, hotels, hospitality, amusement parks, photographers, photo booth businesses and others.

Banner stands are a type of advertising that uses a banner graphic hung or attached to a stand. The banner is usually made of vinyl or fabric and can be printed with any design or message. Banner stands are a great way to add an eye-catching visual element to any event or presentation. They are used in a variety of settings, including trade shows, conferences, retail stores, and other promotional events.

As for graphics, banner stands also come with a variety of graphic types, including vinyl, fabric, mesh, and more. Graphic designs for banner stands should be eye-catching but still legible from a distance; this will ensure that they draw attention without being overwhelming. With the right banner stand and graphics, you can easily create a memorable display for any occasion.

What are the types of banner stands?

Not all banner stands are created equal. In fact, there are several different types of banner stands to choose from, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. One popular type of banner stand is the tension banner stand. Tension fabric banner stands are easy to set up and take down, and they provide a tight, wrinkle-free display surface. However, they can be more expensive than other types of banner stands, and their tensioned design can make them less stable in windy conditions.

Another popular type of banner stand is the retractable banner stand. This type of stand is easy to set up and take down, and can be used in both indoor and outdoor settings. 

If you need a stand that can adjust to different sizes, an adjustable telescoping banner stand is the right choice. They’re also relatively inexpensive and easy to transport. However, their adjustability can make them more difficult to set up, and their compact design can make them less stable in windy conditions. Ultimately, the type of banner stand you choose should depend on your specific needs and budget.

For experiential events and marketing purposes, a step and repeat banner stand is often a great choice. The graphics for “step and repeats” contain a logo, or multiple brand logos, in a repeating pattern throughout the backdrop. Guests at events, in-store, or wherever a step and repeat banner and stand is used, often stand in front of these stands for a photo opportunity.

Lastly, a pop up banner stand is often used.  The easy to set up fabric pop up stand has numerous configurations and sizes and are great for amusement parks, museums, trade shows and events, and retail stores.

Where are banner stands used?

Banner stands are commonly used in a variety of settings, including retail stores, trade shows, and corporate events. They are an effective way to grab attention and communicate a message. They are often used to promote sales, advertise new products, or simply welcome customers.  Being that banner stands come in a variety of sizes and designs, so they can be customized to fit any space. And because they are portable, banner stands can be easily moved from one location to another.

Whether you’re looking to make a big impression at your next trade show or simply want to spruce up your retail space, banner stands are an ideal solution. These stands are a versatile and cost-effective way to reach potential customers. When used effectively, they can help to increase brand awareness and boost sales.

What are the best banner stands?

Although this question comes up at times, the best banner stand really depends on a few things:
  • Where do you plan on using the banner stand?
  • How often will it be used?
  • Will you be changing graphics often?
  • What type of graphic material do you prefer?
  • How much space are you working with?
  • What budget are you working with?

These, along with other specific requirements, will help you narrow down the best banner stand for your needs.

Can you reuse retractable pull up banner stands?

For many marketers, brands, and events, a retractable banner stand can be a great choice. Also called a pull up banner stand, these are typically 2′ to 3′ wide and 5′ to 7′ tall. These banner stands can be reused as well, so when event graphics or campaigns change, replacing the graphic is an easy task. Our retractable pop up banners feature a cartridge free design, making it even easier to manage.

As you see, banner stands are a great way to get your message out there and draw attention to your business or event. With the right banner stand and graphic design, you can make a lasting impression that will stay with viewers long after their interaction with your brand. Display Stop has over 20 banner stands to choose from so you will be sure to find the right fit. Below are our top 5 recommended stands.

Which banner stand is right for you?

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Harmony Banner Stand

From $119

Holds vibrant fabric graphics and is available as a stand up banner and as collapsible banner stands.

Width: 24" - 36"
Height: 72" - 84"

Graphics: Pillowcase/Fabric (double sided)

Alle Banner Stand

From $125

Made of aluminum alloy tubing and steel weighted bases. Choose from curved, flat, and angled designs. 

Width: 31" - 33"
Height: 80"

Graphics: Pillowcase/Fabric (double sided)

Large/Grand Format

From $180

Affordable banner stand, comes in 2 different types of tubing (heavy duty/jumbo or standard).

Width: 24" - 12'
Height: 8' - 12'

Graphics: Pole Pocket Fabric (single sided)

American Eagle

From $222

Offered in four different widths and in 3 different heights. Great for events & trade shows. 

Width: 5' - 10'
Height: 6' - 10'

Graphics: Pole Pocket Fabric (single sided)

Straight Flat Wall

From $304

This attractive straight fabric backwall is great for events, trade shows, retail and more.

Width: 8', 10', or 20'
Height: 8'

Graphics: Pillowcase/Fabric (single or double sided)

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