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What Type of Banner Stand Do I Need?

Most of the time, choosing between retractable banner stands (also known as pull-up or roll-up banners) and free-standing banner stands (or non-retractable stands) comes down to personal choice. Free standing banners allow for on-site graphic adjustments, however most retractable banners must be sent back to the manufacturer, which is one of the fundamental differences between the two (unless the retractable stand has a cassette-style base). In addition to being exceptionally lightweight and adaptable, freestanding banners are often less costly than retractable banners. Similar to retractable banner stands, free standing banner stands are available in a wide range of designs, which, as you may have predicted, makes it challenging to choose which banner stand is the ideal choice for you. The many kinds of free standing banner stands, however, range considerably in form and general operation, in contrast to retractable banner displays, which have a very similar appearance to one another.

The terms “X banner stands” and “L banner stands” refer to the two most popular freestanding banner stands.

Three aluminium legs and two arms form the X-shaped frame of an X-Stand, which is also frequently referred to as a tension back stand. Each of the four corners of the banner graphic has grommets that hook onto the stand’s hooks to secure the graphic. When the image is mounted, the stand’s two legs and arms bend forward like a fishing pole, providing pressure to maintain the graphic flat.

An L-Stand is a three-piece stand that, when assembled, has an L-shaped back. These components include a 13″ foot, a central pole that telescopes, and a banner image. The top and bottom of the banner design have tracks that attach to the pole’s head and front side. Multiple graphics of various heights are possible thanks to its telescopic pole.

Space At Your Location

The location where you will be exhibiting your banner stand should be a primary consideration when choosing among the several varieties of free standing banner stands. If you buy a banner stand before you know what potential challenges the venue space could offer, your banner stand might be useless.

The key venue considerations are below:

Floor Space 

The basic objective of a banner stand is to convey a message to a particular audience. Your banner stand will not have accomplished its goal if it is set up such that your viewers cannot see your particular design. So positioning of the flag stand is very important. It is crucial that your banner stand fits inside the available space if you want to ensure that it is placed in a location that maximises the visibility of your visual message. Before making a purchase, determine the size and configuration of your display space to be sure this is the case.

You may choose the sort of base or foot that is most appropriate for your space based on the dimensions and configuration of the display area.. When floor space is at a premium, it’s crucial to exercise caution when choosing footprint sizes. Since X banners require a bigger footprint than the majority of free-standing displays, they take up a lot of space, which is undesirable if there is a limited amount of floor space. The lower size and reduced space requirements of L banners make them preferable solutions for confined locations.

Foot Traffic

Although you want people to notice your banner, you don’t want it to be so obvious that it becomes obstructive. This leads us to the second venue consideration to be aware of: attendee foot traffic. It seems sense that putting your banner stand on display in busy places would attract the greatest attention. Yes, for various types of signage like wall banners and decals. Fishing where the fish are, though, shouldn’t be taken too literally among a sea of event goers when it comes to banner stands.

Attendees won’t pass by your banner stand if they have to make an effort to do so, and instead will see it as an impediment rather than a tool to display your messaging. Additionally, this gives visitors the chance to trip over your banner stand or maybe knock it down. This might harm the stand and/or graphic in addition to being dangerous for your guests. You should avoid this by staying away from busy locations where there’s a chance that you’ll obstruct stairs, entrances, or pathways.

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