retractable banner stands

Standard Retractable Banner Stand

Posted by Andy Keeler on July 31, 2009
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Standard Retractable Banner StandThe Standard Retractable Banner Stand is now priced lower than ever before. These lightweight, durable, portable banner stands are now available for only $199. If you are looking for a display system that sets up in seconds and lasts for years, look no further.

Despite its lower price tag, MODdisplays has pledged to keep the same print quality we offer with the Orient and Imagine banner stands. Every Standard Retractable Banner Stand uses 12oz. vinyl with a 1200 DPI print. The hardware is made from high quality, light weight anodized aluminum that is specifically designed to protect your graphic for as long as you own your system.

Purchase three of these banner stands and place them side by side to create a wall of graphics that can be used as a 10ft display system. This unique solution has allowed exhibitors to create a full back wall for only $597, which has helped smaller companies move away from exhibiting in table top spaces into full-size floor booths.

If you have any questions about this exciting change, give us a call at 877.663.3976 or email Let us know what you think about this exciting new option!

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Fabric Banner Stand Graphics

Posted by Andy Keeler on May 04, 2009
Banner Stands, Trade Show Graphics / 1 Comment

Banner Stand WallMODdisplays now offers dye sub fabric graphics on all banner stands. For only $100, upgrade your banner stand from the traditional vinyl graphic to a full color dye sub print. While the standard vinyl graphic will work well in almost every application, the dye sub fabric is washable, which makes it an especially attractive choice when combined with a banner stand that has removable graphics (such as the Imagine or Barracuda).

Like the standard vinyl option, the dye sub fabric graphic allows you to achieve vibrant, bold colors. There is no additional turnaround time or setup charges associated with upgrading your graphic to the dye sub fabric option, and all the graphic specifications remain the same. If you have any questions about upgrading to dye sub fabric graphics for your banner stands, please call 877.663.3976 or email

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Eco-1st Bamboo Retractable Banner Stand

Posted by Andy Keeler on December 10, 2008
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Bamboo Banner StandThe Eco-1st Bamboo Retractable Banner Stand is unique because of its lightweight bamboo construction and its microknit recycled fabric graphic. If you’re looking for an affordable, attractive banner stand that’s environmentally friendly, you’ve found it.

The graphics are printed using water-based inks, which is much better for the environment than solvent-based inks. The fabric that your image is printed on is made from recycled soda bottles. The hardware itself is made from durable, renewable bamboo. Every Eco-1st banner stand we sell has been designed and produced with the environment in mind. Whether you’re using the banner stand to promote your company’s green initiative or you’re genuinely committed to eco-friendly practices, this banner stand will suit your needs well.

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Using Banner Stands in High Traffic Areas

Posted by Andy Keeler on September 05, 2008
Banner Stands, Trade Show Graphics / 1 Comment

Banner Stands in High Traffic AreasBanner stands work well in high traffic areas because the graphic area of the banner is enormous relative to the footprint of the banner. Using a number of banner stands in a row or in a staggered formation creates the illusion of a wall, which can be used for crowd control or simply as marketing space. Many companies have found that placing banner stands in airports, shopping malls, and other high traffic areas yields a good response from passing pedestrians, which should be the goal of any marketing program.

MODdisplays recommends using Expand Quickscreen 3 banner stands (see the picture in this post for an image of a pair of small Quickscreen 3 units) in high traffic areas because of their stability and large graphic area. Also, thanks to the graphic cartridge that comes standard in all Expand Quickscreen 3 banner stands, the banner stand graphic can be swapped out in a matter of seconds. These systems can be used in pedestrian environments in the same way billboards are used in automotive environments, so the ability to quickly change graphics is a plus for advertisers.

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Flat Banner Stand Shipping Case

Posted by Andy Keeler on July 31, 2008
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If you’re looking to ship multiple banner stands to a single location, the Flat Banner Stand Shipping Case is right for you. Unlike most banner stand shipping cases, this option uses a clam-shell style which allows for maximum storage capacity. Despite its lightweight construction, this case is extremely durable and resilient in shipping, so you can rest assured knowing that your banner stands will arrive in one piece.

banner shipping case

If you’re interested in purchasing a banner stand case, this system is currently available for same day shipment to anywhere in the United States or Canada. The price for the case is $215, and this price includes partitions for banner stands which will hold your systems in place.

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Expand Media Screen XL

Posted by Andy Keeler on June 14, 2008
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If you’re looking for an enormous retractable banner stand, look no further than the Expand Media Screen XL. It may be hard to visualize using only the images presented online, but this banner stand is absolutely huge. With a maximum width of 47″ and a maximum height of 117″, the Expand Media Screen XL dwarfs the market’s most popular banner stand (31.5″ wide by 78″ high).

These banner stands work extremely well as graphic walls in large open areas. Lining up three to five of these banner stands will create the illusion of a massive wall displaying your company’s branding images. As shown in the image at the left, the Expand Media Screen XL banner stands work very well when hooked together.

If you’re interested in purchasing one or more of these banner stands, please give us a call at 877.663.3976 or email for more information.

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Expand Media Screens

Posted by Andy Keeler on May 29, 2008
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Expand Media ScreenExpand Media Screens are high-quality banner stands with a sleek, modern appeal. Finishing touches such as chrome end caps, chrome feet, and stylish design set these banner stands apart as a great solution for any exhibitor. Every Expand Media Screen we sell comes with a lifetime warranty on the hardware, so if anything ever breaks you can rest assured that it will be repaired or replaced in a timely manner.

Expand has manufactured more banner stands than any other company. Although they boast “Swedish Quality”, you’ll notice a “Made in China” sticker on the bottom of every Expand banner stand out there. Unlike other Chinese-made products, Expand banner stands are incredibly high-quality products that are held to rigorous standards. An Expand product feels much more substantial (although not necessarily heavier) when it is held in your hand, and the quality is immediately evident.

Expand made its name by producing the Quickscreen Banner Stand, which is the best-selling banner stand in history. Today, the Media Screen has replaced the Quickscreen as the new banner stand of choice among picky exhibitors.

If you have any questions about the Expand banner stands we offer, give us a call at 877.663.3976 or email

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Banner Stand Lights

Posted by Andy Keeler on May 15, 2008
Banner Stands, Trade Show Accessories, Trade Show Trends / 2 Comments

For years, every banner stand required its own unique lighting system. All that has changed with the newest banner stand light on the market, the Lumina 2 spotlight. This unique light clamps directly to the pole of your banner stand, and nearly all banner stands use an aluminum pole to support the graphic. This means that the light will work with almost any banner stand on the market, regardless of the brand or style.

Banner Stand Light

In addition to the versatility of this banner stand light, the bulbs we provided are very eco-friendly, and can be used at almost any convention center. Every light we sell is UL approved, which means you won’t have to worry about the light being disallowed at your trade show. We are not merely a sales company, we are a trade show marketing firm. Our primary goal is to provide you with products that will make your trade show a success.

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Excellent Value – Retractable Banner Stands

Posted by Andy Keeler on April 27, 2008
Banner Stands / 1 Comment

Many exhibitors have massive marketing budgets that can be used to purchase sleek, high-end trade show displays. For the vast majority of businesses, exhibiting is all about getting the most bang for your buck. If you’re looking for value, banner stands are a great way to create a large graphic area without spending thousands of dollars.

Retractable banner stands are lightweight, which results in reduced shipping costs. They can be set up in less than 10 seconds, which drastically reduces your labor costs at the trade show. Also, because your banner stand can be retracted into the base of the display during storage and shipping, your graphic will last for years in its protective shell. Banner stands are great for exhibitors who attend multiple trade shows and need to be constantly moving their exhibit hardware from show to show.

Expand Media Screen Retractable Banner Stand

So why buy a retractable banner stand from MODdisplays? Unlike most companies who sell banner stands, we won’t intentionally rip you off. Many companies charge between $250.00 and $500.00 for a banner stand graphic (not even including the hardware), when the graphic costs them less than $50.00 to produce! They do this to cover the costs of repeated printing and production mistakes. At MODdisplays, we believe that WE should pay for our own mistakes instead of passing on the costs to our customers, which is why our least expensive banner stand is the same price that most companies charge just for the banner stand graphic.

If you have questions about our banner stands, give us a call at 877.663.3976 or email We sell the widest selection of Expand Banner Stands (including Quickscreen) and other lightweight, portable banner stand systems. We also carry all the accessories you need such as banner stand lighting and banner shipping cases.

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Graphic Banner Stands

Posted by Andy Keeler on January 22, 2008
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Banner stands are by far the easiest trade show graphic systems to use. They are lightweight, affordable, and have a very low cost of ownership compared with other types of trade show exhibits. Every banner stand we sell can be used independently or can be combined with other banner stands to form a large graphic wall, which allows your company a great deal of flexiblity and plenty of room for expansion.

Typical trade show banner stands come in a number of different types, but two primary types dominate the market. Retractable banner stands and tension pole banner stands each have their own unique advantages, and making a careful and informed choice can result in a much more satisfying purchase.

Retractable Banner Stands

Retractable banner stands use an aluminum base to store your graphic, and the graphic can be quickly pulled up from the base to display your graphic. These trade show banners are usually more durable than tension pole banner stands because the graphic is stored in a protective base.

The retractable banner stand that started it all is the Expand Quickscreen Banner Stand. Since this banner stand hit the market, thousands of copycats have emerged, but the Quickscreen is still a powerful marketing tool that is being puchased by companies nationwide. In general, Expand banner stands are more high-end solutions.

Tension Pole Banner Stands

Tension pole banner stands are usually less expensive than retractable banner stands, but the graphic is less protected. Usually the graphic is rolled in a cardboard tube that is surrounded by a padded canvas bag. This can result in damage in shipping and transportation if proper care is not taken.

Tension pole banner stands usually offer a larger graphic area than standard retractable banner stands. Because the graphic does not retract into a base, it can extend all the way to the floor, giving it a sleek and modern look that many exhibitors appreciate. Tension pole banner stands work especially well as graphic walls because the graphic can extend all the way to the floor. Many tension pole banner stands include magnetic pieces on the profile strips which allow you to attach your banner stands to one another.

All of our trade show banner stands come with pre-mounted graphics, so you never have to worry about mounting the graphic to your display system. In addition, we have added a padded carry bag to every banner stand order to further protect your graphic in shipping and transportation.

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