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Portable Banner Stands: A Buyer’s Guide

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In today’s fast-paced, high-tech world, there is an emphasis to digitalize everything.

Newspapers are going digital. Podcasting is starting to gain ground on terrestrial radio. Even digital marketing has become the focus of small businesses across the U.S.

Do not throw out your print media just yet. Experts say that not only is print advertising relevant, but it is also still valuable.

If your business has any physical presence — be it at trade shows or pop-ups — you need printed material. The most eye-catching of them all is banners.

Just like their younger cousin, the digital banner ad, printed banners are versatile and definitely not a one-size-fits-all form of marketing. The edge to traditional banners is that they are portable. You can take them anywhere, and they will work their magic to get your business noticed.

That is why you do not only need to design the right banner, but you also need to find the right portable banner stands. Take a look at the different types available, so you know what will work best for your brand.

What Types of Portable Banner Stands Are Available?

The four main types of portable banner stands are adjustable, mini, jumbo, and roll-up. These are available in various sizes and have different uses.

Roll-Up Stands

Roll-up or roller banners are a staple of a mobile business. Whether you are taking your company to a trade show or you need to present at a conference, the roll-up banner is the top choice.

You may even hear these referred to as “trade show banners” because that is how they got their popularity. You will also hear them called “retractable banner stands.”

These banners are very easy to transport. It attaches to a spring-loaded base/stand, and you pull it up when you are ready to put it on display. The banner affixes to a telescopic pole that keeps it upright.

This banner type also adds a level of security. Your banner will not get damaged or destroyed before you get to your destination.

Roll-up banners come in a variety of sizes, so you will have no problem finding the perfect one for your display.

Mini Banner Stands

A mini banner stand is exactly like a roll-up, except instead of getting placed on the floor, you put a mini stand on an elevated surface. Most businesses use mini banners for table-top displays.

Adjustable Stands

Adjustable stands are also called tension stands. These are very versatile as you can — surprise! — adjust it to fit different banner sizes.

An adjustable stand is great if you have more than one banner at a different size. Most adjustable stands use an X-shaped system. This system creates tension instead of a roll-up stand that uses a spring-loaded roller and pole.

These are lighter than a roll-up stand, and as such, are not recommended for outdoor use.

Jumbo Frame

If you are setting up shop at a semi-permanent location, a jumbo frame may be the perfect banner stand for you.

As its name hints, a jumbo frame is for bigger banners and signage. Your printed material fits inside a frame. Most stands fit banners from 36″ to 96″ high x 48″ to 117″ wide.

How Much Do They Cost?

You will find that portable banner stands vary in price. The cost depends, understandably, on type and size.

A 17″ x 10″ mini banner stand will run you around $4. A jumbo frame, on the other hand, will cost close to $150. A roll-up banner stand is a very reasonable $32.

Are You Ready to Buy or Do You Need More Help?

Whether you are ready to buy your portable banner stands or you need more help deciding on which is best for your use, we are here to answer your questions.

Visit our product page for size and pricing info. If you need help, then contact us via our online form.

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