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The Best Trade Show Display

The Best Trade Show Display

The search for the best trade show display is a never-ending journey for many companies. For many, the process of trying to find the perfect display is always evolving.

There's a wide range of possibilities for any company in search of the best trade show display for their particular needs. There's no one best solution for everyone.

Much of this discussion is dependent on your particular company’s marketing needs and strategy behind a trade show display. While some businesses may need maximum visibilities, many others are viewing a perfect display through the lens of practical needs: portability, setup, weight, etc.

Our criteria in determining what may be the best display system is based on an average sized company with a modest budget in search of a solution that can be transported and installed by anyone without special equipment or the help of convention center staff.

Our criteria in determining what may be the best display system is based on an average sized company with a modest budget in search of a solution that can be transported and installed by anyone without special equipment or the help of convention center staff.

With this criteria in mind, we know that the average trade show display order is approximately $2,000. And the most common trade show booth size is 10’ x 10’. Any trade show booth setup needs a backwall, and the average staff size sent to an event is only two people. For the sake of being conservative, we expect that one person is assigned to set up the display solo.

The challenge is to find a display that is $2,000 or less that can fit in a 10’ x 10’ booth and be setup by one person. The ideal display should also be durable and rigid, and able to be used heavily over the course of the year over numerous trade show displays without needing to replace graphics or parts due to wear.

Tension Fabric Display with TV/Monitor Mount

While there are numerous options and certainly a variety of solutions can meet this list of criteria, we recommend to many companies tension fabric displays. This style of display checks many boxes on the list of needs for a variety of businesses.

✅ Lightweight Materials: Approximately 50 Pounds

When a display is made out of aluminum tubing and polyester stretch fabric it offers many advantages: everything from easy to move and store, to easy to setup and takedown by one person, and loading it into a vehicle.

✅ Easy to Transport & Setup

A highly portable display that is easy to transport and setup in under 30 minutes saves staff’s energy and time allowing them to focus attention on things that are more important about a trade show: making connections, networking, and building relationships.

✅ Durable and Rigid Structure: Aluminum Frame

The 1-1/4" cold-drawn anodized aluminum used in the vast majority of our tension fabric displays can support a lot of weight without warping, bending, or wearing out. Because of its strength, these frames are also perfect for supporting tv/monitors.

✅ Machine Washable Fabric Graphics

Exhibiting at show after show and setting up and taking down over and over again, your display is sure to collect dust, dirt, or debri. The advantage to stretch polyester fabric graphics is they can be thrown into a home washing machine and they’ll be good as new.

✅ Easy-to-Renew Graphics

The aluminum frame is sure to outlive the fabric graphic or at least your current marketing slogans. When the time comes to update your message or freshen your branding, it’s super-easy to replace the fabric graphics.

✅ Affordable Price: $2,000 or less

Your company can get a professional-looking, easy-to-setup, durable trade show display for less than $2,000 with a case-to-counter for easy transportation and qualified graphic design services. Obviously, there will also be options above this price for added value.

Tension Fabric Trade Show Display with Case-to-Counter


When you’re ready for your next display and exploring trade show booth ideas, choose the system that is easily one of the best trade show display options available. Our display experts are available to talk by phone, chat or email with you at anytime about what’s ideal for your company’s budget, strategy, staff support, and overall needs.

January 15, 2019
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