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About Trade Show Exhibits

A Means To An End

A trade show exhibit is a way to communicate your company?s marketing message in three dimensions. By its construction and appearance, it can tell show visitors something about your company before they even read your graphics or talk with one of your representatives. It can suggest you?re a traditionally-oriented company with old school principles and values. A different design might convey the message that your company is on the cutting edge of research, design or technical innovation. Your exhibit is a means to an end: a vehicle to carry your marketing message to attendees at a trade show exhibit.

A Variety Of Styles And Structures

An exhibit can also be considered a graphic display device, as they usually feature the exhibitor?s logo, company name and graphics in some form that provide information about the company and its products or services. Exhibits vary widely in their styles, from table-top displays to pop-ups (which make use of an expanding metal framework to support the display panels), banner stands, flat panel displays, to larger and more sophisticated custom wood and metal constructions, as well as inflatable and tensioned fabric displays. There may be elements of the display that are designed to hang from the ceiling above the rest of the exhibit. They vary in size and price as much as they vary in design and materials used.

The simplest displays are usually covered with some hook-and-loop compatible fabric, allowing everything from product samples to placards containing graphics or text to be positioned anywhere on these fabric (or fabric covered) panels.

Fitting Into A Trade Show

Exhibits are designed to fit into standardized exhibit spaces that, in North America, are usually sold in 10? x 10? increments. Various configurations can be achieved by purchasing two adjoining spaces for a 10? x 20? ?in line? exhibit, or four contiguous spaces making up a 20? x 20? ?peninsula? space, with aisles on three sides (one side of the exhibit adjoins two back-to-back in line spaces and ?caps? the aisle, very much like the end cap on the aisles at a supermarket). The same 20? x 20? space can also be configured as an ?island,? if it has aisles on all four sides.

There is virtually no upper limit to the size of exhibit spaces, and at some shows (heavy equipment, construction and video game shows, for example) exhibits can cover thousands of square feet.

What You Start With

The vast majority of exhibits at the vast majority of trade shows are in the 10? x 10? or 10? x 20? range. At most shows, the ?standard? configuration is a 10? x 10? space, surrounded by ?pipe and drape? walls. The back wall is usually eight feet high, covered with drapery panels suspended from a telescoping metal tube. The side walls, three feet high, are made of additional drapery panels suspended from more tubes, supported by metal poles at the corners of the exhibit. Many shows provide a six-foot draped table and two folding chairs as the basic d?cor for every exhibit space.

Into these spaces, exhibitors bring all sorts of trade show displays, from a table top that rests on the rented draped table, to a stand-alone exhibit that stands in front of the back wall?s drapes and features lighted panels, shelves of product samples, literature racks and other accessories that make the exhibit more three dimensional, as well as more visually interesting.

Getting What You Need

In order to exhibit effectively, you need to develop a partnership with an exhibit company that can provide your physical exhibit, as well as the knowledge and experience to help you succeed in your exhibiting efforts. With decades of experience in this field, the professionals at Smash Hit Displays want to help you get the most out of your next trade show. Contact us at 877-215-5355.

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A Full-Service Agency At Smash Hit Displays, we go out of our way to provide you with full service. In addition to our full line of portable trade show exhibits, the highlights of our service includes:

  • An in-house graphic design department to serve your needs.
  • Tracking software that tracks your orders from beginning to end.
  • Partnerships with major trade exhibit manufacturers who have products in stock and can ship quickly.
  • Partnerships with nationwide printers to provide high-quality printing & graphics.

Display Warranties At Smash Hit Displays, we test every booth and exhibit we sell to make sure our customers get the best quality products. Our booths and exhibits are durable and versatile. We offer warranties on all products, ranging from 1-year to lifetime warranties.

Give us a call today at 1.877.215.5355 to talk about show displays, exhibits, flooring, and booths. Our knowledgeable customer service staff can help you to plan your next show. You can also send an email to our Sales staff through our "Contact Page," and they will gladly answer your questions about trade shows.

Customer Support If you have any questions, please give us a call! We answer our phones, and can provide quick and easy answers for any questions or concerns you might have.

We Serve the U.S. and Ship Worldwide We serve all U.S. cities and every convention center in the United States. We have customers in Seattle, Canada, Puerto Rico, Japan, and throughout the world. logoWe can ship to the location of your event or anywhere you need your products delivered.