Roll up banners are a great way of making an impact at an exhibition or trade show, or even in your office lobby, and they are more affordable then you might think. You may know them as roller banners, or even pull up banners, but essentially they are all the same product and are portable, light, easy to install, and cost effective.
Roll up banners for exhibitions and trade shows
Whether you’re attending a one-off exhibition or travelling around a series of trade shows, you want your stand to be visually appealing, eye-catching and easy to assemble. This is why roll up banners are such a popular choice. They are fully portable and light so you can easily transport them around, fit them into a car or take them onto public transport, and you only need one person to carry them and install them unlike some cumbersome display boards.
Being an affordable option you may have the impression that roll up banners are flimsy and hot very durable, but this is simply not the case. As with any kind of printing they do need to be handled carefully, so do be gentle when assembling and disassembling the banner, and ensure you have everything lined up properly so that the roll up banner stand is sitting correctly.
Of course there is a more expensive option for a higher quality stand that should last for years, and these are great if you want to stick with the same design and message, but if you have designed your banner for a one-off exhibition and know you’re not going to need it repeatedly there’s no point in spending out for anything other than an inexpensive banner stand!
Types of roll up banners
These days most printers will offer two different types of roll up banners, and what they are printed on will reflect in the price. Traditional roll up banners use a lightstop panel and are laminated. These are great to use if they’re being displayed somewhere with harsh lighting as the image remains clear and solid. The crystal matte laminate also acts as an extra protective coating.
The newer form of printing roll up banners is with a more affordable PVC banner. The PVC is durable and heavyweight, yet remains light and easy to transport.
Roll up banner stands and carry cases
When comparing roll up banner suppliers, check that the costing does in fact include the roll up stand and some suppliers will also include a carry case in the price. This can really add to the value of your banner printing as carry cases can be expensive and should be considered an essential for keeping your roll up banner in the best condition.
Written by Joanne Serellis