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Types of Trade Show Displays

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When you are preparing to attend a trade show, displays should be your main concern. They are the visual representation of your business and a great way to draw traffic to your booth. If they do not draw attention, your efforts of attending the trade show and any related investments will be in vain.

There are several types of displays, able to cater to any needs, goals, and budgets. It is up to you to choose the best ones for your business. As a general rule, you should be looking for portability, visibility, and durability. Here are some of the options available and what they have to offer.

10 Types of Trade Show Displays and What They Have to Offer

Pop up Displays

These displays are portable, easy to set up, and available at affordable prices. They generally take the shape of a solid back wall. They go great with graphic mural panels and can showcase not only your brand logo but also a more comprehensive message.

Pop-up displays consist of an accordion-style frame on which fabric, cardboard, vinyl, or thick paper panels are mounted. When open, they create large image walls. They can be enhanced with lights, shelves, and monitor holders.Panel Systems

Like pop-ups, panel systems can be used as back walls for an exhibit booth. However, due to their more complex structure, they can be created in any size. Thus, smaller panel systems make awesome tabletop displays. Large panel systems can be used to create a large exhibit island, along with backlighting, counters, bridges, and various product displays.

For these systems, you can usually choose between fabric, laminates, and graphics. Depending on the sizes you have in mind, other options may be available as well. The important thing is to obtain a system that will serve your goals but be easy to carry around and set up.


Truss systems allow the most variety and flexibility. They can serve many needs, from hanging and tabletop displays to standard perimeters and custom kiosks. They can be powder coated, turned into counters chairs, shelves, podiums, and basically anything you could want for your trade show appearance.

Tension Fabric Displays

These systems use aluminum poles and extrusions to stretch large sheets of fabric. The fabric can be customized with any image, logo, or message. Setup is extremely easy, and lights, shelves, monitors mounts, and mounts can be used as well.

Hybrid Displays

Superior to standard popup walls and more affordable than custom exhibits, hybrids are a great solution to stand out at a trade show. The modern combination of metal extrusions, dye cut panels, graphics, counters, and more always draws attention. The different elements can be easily folded and packed into compact and portable panel cases.

Hanging Displays

Your trade show appearance would not be complete without at least one hanging display. You can choose from various shapes or create your own unique shape. The pillowcase graphic attachments are very convenient. The best part about these displays is that they are lightweight and can fit in almost any bag or carry case.

Canopies and Graphic Tents

You can see them on the street, in grocery stores, and at most local events. They have made their way at trade shows as well due to their convenience and ability to enclose, define space. They can successfully display your graphics and main products on their valance, side, and back walls.

Pipe and Drape

A simple pipe framework holding fabric drapes – there is nothing complicated in that. However, when you custom print your own drapes on fabric in your company colors or using graphics relevant to your niche, the results are breathtaking. Everyone will stop by and take photos at your trade show booth.

Banner Stands

Banner stands are indispensable at trade show displays. You can choose between retractable, telescopic, tension banner stands, and more. You can use them along with bigger trade show displays or create a bigger trade show displays from several banner stands. Motorized banner stands are the latest trend but they can get a little pricey.

Showflex Displays

Lightweight and easy to set up, these are perfect for trade shows and industry events. Their size can be customized for tabletop and floor use, and they can be personalized with basically any image, logo, or message. You can only find these at Greenville Print Solutions, though, as they are our patent.

Order Your Favorite Types of Trade Show Displays Now!

No matter the type of trade show displays you need, at Greenville Print Solutions, we can design them and produce them for you. With our help, getting your message across and raising awareness of your brand and products or services will be piece of cake. Get in touch and tell us more about your business and your needs now!

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