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Dye-sublimation Printed Table Runners

A printed table runner may be the most inexpensive way to display your brand at any event. Today’s printing technology takes your artwork, and crisply melds the colors onto fabric.

The dye-sublimation print process is a gold-standard for production of premium table runners, although it does not come with a premium price. It allows full color artwork to be printed onto fabric and heat-fixed resulting in a vibrant, permanent and machine washable product.

Our table runners are produced using a carefully selected, premium polyester twill fabric which offers a smooth, clean feel. The edges are hand-finished by hemming for a professional product we are proud to produce, and you can be proud to display for many years.

24in Wide Table Runners36in Wide Trade Show Table Runners48in Trade Show Table Runners

Why are there so many table runner size choices? Well, not every logo fits in the same box. Depending on the orientation of your logo, you may choose a wider runner, so your art can print larger and maintain a better ratio with blank space. Another option to consider is having the runner produced with a panel of fabric extending down the back of your table, as well as the front. Some event spaces are set up so your table is viewed from the front and back, so why not utilize the advantage of displaying your brand from both angles? Some companies also need the versatility of using an alternate logo, depending on the event audience. As table runners are produced similar to banners, an alternate logo can be printed on the “back panel” so the runner can simply be turned to display the desired artwork toward the audience.

Charge! Cell phone charging tables & kiosks

No matter where you are, what age you are, or what’s running through your mind at the moment; when you hear that ageless baseball theme played – you’re going to chime in, “CHARGE!” It’s compelling and makes us all smile. The crowd shouting in unison at that very moment brings everyone together.

I get a similar rush discussing our new InCharg™ Charging Stations. They draw crowds and attract fans wherever they go. The term “station” doesn’t do them justice as they come in a wide variety of designs.

Counters – Bistro Tables – Free Standing Kiosks – Meeting Tables

Wireless Cell Phone / Tablet Charging Kiosk with Backlit graphic

Wireless, USB and 110W charging capabilities.

I personally think in today’s world of accessible and limitless technology, every trade show exhibit, conference room and retail space should integrate device charging. InCharg™ makes this a reality with unobtrusive and economical charging capabilities.

InCharg™ Charging Solutions are primarily modular, meaning they generally assemble in 3-5 components such as the countertop, post and base. The electrical requirements call for standard power and all the electrical and wire management is included with each. Assembly is quite easy. LED lights, USB ports and optional 110W outlets are all pre-wired. Some of the charging stations can be shipped in rotomolded cases with wheels, however most require a larger shipping container, such as a jigged wood crate. Quite often a charging station is a component of a larger exhibit, which means it can ship in its crate along with your other display items.

InCharg cell phone and tablet charging table

InCharg High-top Portable Charging Table

My favorite part? (Other than spying a charging oasis when my iPad is at 17% charge and the day is young?) You can make it yours. That’s right – graphic branding is available in vinyl, fabric and direct print options. So your potential customer can’t forget who thought of them, knowing they should stop and stay a while. Your brand or product details can be prominently displayed in full color, photographic quality art on this very important piece of your exhibit or conference room.
InCharg™ Charging Solutions bring brand attraction and customer care full circle.

Exhibits, meeting areas and retail spaces all need stopping places. Why not make them contemporary, smart and powerful? (Pun intended 😉

Great ideas. Start here.

ez.comfort interlocking tile trade show flooring

easy. comfortable. amazingly affordable. ez.comfort anti-fatigue floor tiles

ez.comfort woods vinyl anti-fatigue interlocking tile flooring

It’s not too long ago that trade show flooring was an “extra” or afterthought. Yes, it was nice to have, however often didn’t make the cut for exhibit expenses. This evolved with accessibility to rent flooring from the venue or exhibit contractor, which is still an option today.

Somewhere along the way exhibit flooring became a necessity, not only for the comfort of our sales representatives, but also to finish the look of the booth. Just as show contractors have rules and regulations regarding display sizes, most now also require flooring.

easy. comfortable. amazingly affordable anti-fatigue interlocking floor tiles

ez.comfort vinyl anti-fatigue interlocking tile flooring

We’re excited to share with you our new ez.comfort Vinyl and ez.comfort Woods Anti-fatigue Interlocking Tile Flooring. Available in 3-colors/patterns each, the 1/2” thick tiles are easy to setup and easy to clean. This resilient flooring is virtually cut and scuff proof. Patented beveled edges and electrical channeling options (black, white, gray) are available for this 100% Made in the USA flooring.

Our ez.comfort floors are value priced, yet exceed their worth in style, ease of use, comfort and durability. Please contact us today to learn more about this or any of our vast flooring solutions.

Great Trade Show Ideas. Start Here.

Impact! Tension Fabric Trade Show Displays

Impact! 20ft Tension Fabric Back Wall Display

Create an with our Impact! 20ft Tension Fabric Back Wall Display. Dimensions: 231″W x 89H.

It’s my pleasure to introduce you to our new Impact! Fabric Back Wall Displays.

Impact 10ft Tension Fabric Back Wall Display with counter.

They’re easily a favorite of mine and here’s why:

+ Vibrant, dye-sublimation printed fabric pillowcase graphics.
+ Easy setup. Click the hardware together (no tools needed), slip the graphics over the frame and you’re good to go. It may be a bit more involved, but not much.
+ Durability and portability. The aluminum tube frame is strong yet lightweight.
+ Cost effective. You get a lot of display for your dollar with these displays. The graphic zips closed over the frame and tightens the stretch graphic for a smooth image.
+ Versatility. Likely my top feature with these displays is the opportunity to make a cohesive back wall display by joining multiple Impact! panels. Then by simply using one single freestanding panel, have a professional display to use at your next event with a smaller space.

Being earth conscience, I also admire the fact that the graphics material is made of recycled water bottles. This feature doesn’t add cost, yet increases value.

With multiple sizes of panels available, please contact us to discuss a display configuration that is uniquely you. Great Trade Show Ideas. Start Here.

Impact! 10' Tension Fabric Display Kit

Impact! 10′ Tension Fabric Display shown with Counter and Monitor Stand

Renting Exhibits – Make the Most of Your Exhibiting Dollar

I have a secret. Ok, I guess if you know me at all, it’s maybe not such a secret. I’m frugal. Gosh, I love the sound of that word. F-R-U-G-A-L
Can a person be frugal with their marketing display efforts? Sure can! 🙂

10x20 Rental Modular Display

Your rental trade show display doesn’t need to look like it’s rented.

Trade show exhibits serve a unique purpose. Often I preach about taking your trade show exhibit to the next level, and offer suggestions on how that can be achieved. Rental exhibits take this concept to reality by affording an updated, splashy look without the hefty investment.

So why rent an exhibit? There are many, many reasons. Does it assemble as easily as you’d hoped? Does it “do” what you need it to do? Such as accept a monitor where you need one, or have an appropriate meeting space to sit with a potential client? Utilize a rental before you invest in the purchase – what better way to find out what will serve you best, than to get your hands on it and test it.

10' Trade Show Display Rental

Your rental display can stand out from the crowd.

The rental option also brings an entire tier of exhibits within the reaches of your budget. You no longer have to spend big bucks to look like you have. I help customers every day to maximize their trade show dollars, and renting an exhibit frees up funds so a charging table can added, back-lighting, flooring, or a counter. In this day of competition in most every market, it’s imperative that your exhibit look continues to evolve.

Does renting an exhibit only help you expand your budget to achieve a more sophisticated exhibit? No. It’s really making the best use of your display dollar. It’s not practical to think that by investing in a large exhibit you’re “set” for years to come, and will only need to have new graphics produced. Exhibitor needs change, as you want the look and feel of your exhibit to change with you. Renting your exhibit allows you to not have all of your investment sitting in the back room, only to be dusted off for those 2-3 large shows you attend each year. It opens up the possibilities of a new focus and new look for each event. (TH)

InCharg™ Charging Solutions – Counter Edition

I admit it – car commercials rarely catch my attention. Maybe it’s because experience has my mind set on certain brands and I don’t consider others. Maybe it’s because I try to block out the thought of having to shop for a vehicle. *shudder*. Regardless, whoever dreamed up the recent ad campaign for Buick is a genius. “It’s a Buick!” Many of us have this manufacturer pigeon-holed as a maker of Grandma and Grandpa cars, and the creative team at Buick is turning our heads as their newest models are certainly worth a second look.

Mobile Device Charging Stations

Mobile Device Charging Stations

InCharg™ Charging Counters take an exhibit booth staple and raise the bar dramatically. Barely noticeable are small charging ports conveniently located within the countertop. And the sky’s the limit with size, shape and material choices. The ports don’t fully describe what sets InCharg™ Counters from others – they’re also primarily modular. This means they generally assemble in 3-5 components such as the countertop, door and base. The electrical requirements are nothing more than standard power and all of the electrical and wire management is included.
So you start with this smart counter that looks like you spent a fortune. Next, you make it yours. Dozens of laminate color options, printed graphics – even LED lights are an available option. This is not your average counter!
InCharg™ Charging Counters are an entity in themselves, however they can very easily be incorporated into an exhibit package and can be built of the same materials as your inline or island display. Shipping isn’t a hassle because they can be worked into your exhibit crates, or have their own custom built crate to ship along with your other materials.

Trade show rentals ARE worth it, and here’s why…

Trade Show Rental Displays

There are many reasons to choose a trade show rental display. Is this your first show and you want to test several design ideas? Need an exhibit to supplement your existing trade show schedule? Don’t want to store a large exhibit display after your show?

These are just a few of the reasons renting an attractive and affordable exhibit from tradeshow-stuff.com is a wise choice. Our rental displays feature the latest design trends, including elegant curves and vibrant tension fabric graphics. Choose from accessory options like counters, workstations, monitor stands, and even iPad kiosks.

We have one of the largest rental inventories in North America with designs ranging from inlines to islands and from monitor stands to charging stations. All can be personalized to meet the most demanding marketing requirements.

Not sold yet? Here’s a reality check and a prediction. Within the next three years, rentals will represent at least 40 to 50% of all exhibits at major trade shows. Of those, maybe 20% will be ho-hum kits. Those who win the long-term rental battle will approach rentals with the same design intensity as a new exhibit. It is very likely you will recognize a better ROI because of your ability to adapt to changing markets with targeted exhibits.

Most Exhibit-Appointed Contractors will tell you that 75-90% of their installs include rental furniture. And, it’s not just islands. Walk any major trade show and you’ll see a bistro table and chairs in a significant number of inline displays. So start renting today!

Triumph Portable Trade Show Counters

One of my favorite display items to assist customers with is a trade show counter. Blah you might say? A counter is a counter, is a counter?

Not at all.

Counters have become a first impression – your customer’s first stop to your booth. Most often one of your smiling representatives are near that counter, ready to interact with them. We all know the impact that first impressions make, so why not prominently display your logo or product image on a sharply designed and thoughtfully built Triumph Counter?

Everyone has their own unique features for a counter to have. Triumph Counters meet nearly every one of the highlights on your list. Trust me.

  • Professional appearance.
  • Fast and simple setup. Tool-less!
  • Brilliant, full color graphics.
  • Disassembles to fit in a single shipping case.
  • UPS/FedEx Shippable.
  • Made in the USA.

twist portable trade show counter

Triumph Ellipse Counter

The Triumph counter is available in many shapes to accent any trade show booth. Their smart design and clean lines will mesh with your other booth components, and provide function as well. Triumph showcase counters offer a solution for displaying your company products safely behind plexiglass. If you have specific requests such as a locking privacy door, casters instead of stationary feet, or internal shelves among others – these are all easily added options.

Most exhibitors will find that the shape of the counter is the only decision they need to make as the attractive design and contemporary style of the Triumph Counter are an ideal solution for their trade show booth counter needs.

Table Runners – Custom Printed For Your Business

A custom printed table runner with your logo may be the most inexpensive way to display your brand at any trade show or event. Today’s printing technology takes your artwork, and crisply melds the colors into fabric.

The dye-sublimation print process is a gold-standard for production of premium table runners, without the  premium price. It allows full color artwork to be chemically bonded to the fabric resulting in a vibrant, permanent, and machine washable product.

Our logo table runners are produced using our carefully selected, premium polyester fabric which offers a smooth, clean feel. The edges are hand-finished by hemming for a professional product we are proud to produce, and you can be proud to display for many years.

custom table runner with logo

Full print dye-sublimated table runner

Why are there so many custom table runner size choices? Well, not every logo fits in the same box. Depending on the orientation of your logo, you may choose a wider runner, so your art can print larger, and maintain a better ratio with blank space. Another option to consider is having the runner produced with a panel of fabric extending down the back of your table, as well as the front. Some event spaces are set up so your table is viewed from the front and back, so why not utilize the advantage of displaying your brand from both angles? Some companies also need the versatility of using an alternate logo, depending on the event audience. As table runners are produced similar to banners, an alternate logo can be printed on the “back panel” so the runner can simply be turned to display the desired artwork toward the audience.

Some assembly required…But not as much as you’d think

Gravity Exhibit Displays

When I tell you that I can make your exhibit set-up, tear down and shipping life easier, what words describe the picture that appears in your mind? Generic, drab, cookie-cutter? Yes, me too – if I wasn’t apprised of the world of Gravitee Displays.

The exhibit world has morphed the clunky erector set exhibits into modern, sleek and lightweight kit components. Aluminum extrusions snap together, hinged and joined to make smooth lines and graceful curves. I love, love, love the technology that has brought endless possibilities to the world of custom exhibits and has truthfully fulfilled trade show exhibit needs.
So how can Gravitee improve upon the custom exhibit? With pre-assembled panels. No tools. No loose parts. Gravitee uses fully assembled flat and curved panels that easily connect and stack. When you begin set-up, you’re already four steps ahead.

You’re wondering if Gravitee limits exhibit configuration possibilities? Quite the opposite. The panels are so versatile and reconfigurable, it’s touted as a “chameleon”. Many custom exhibits that are designed to be built piece by piece, can be transformed into the lighter, more set-up friendly Gravitee.

gravitee 10x20 exhibit

Gravitee GK-2006

Graphics – Gravitee panels accept both fabric Silicone Edged Graphics and direct print graphics. Each panel accepts a front and back graphic. So even if you don’t initially have front and back graphics produced, you can do so in the future.

Gravitee designs start with a simple concept — beautiful displays, simple assembly, and functional components. That’s what every exhibitor wants. They’re elegant displays with all the features of a custom exhibit, except the price. The full-size panels connect seamlessly. Browse through the Visionary Designs gallery where you’ll see a wide range of options and prices. These are meant to generate ideas. There are no cookie cutter designs. We’ll design the exhibit that matches your specific marketing goals and budget. If your exhibit needs change for future shows additional parts can be purchased to create a new custom exhibit without starting from scratch!