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Roll up banners, also known as retractable banner stands, are the ultimate in portable displays, they are
Although most roll up banner stands have common features, there are subtle differences that affect use and aesthetics. Benchmark has reviewed them all and selected best-of-breed retractable banners and stands that span the range of features and prices.
To your left, we offer helpful information to help you decide on the best fit for your portable display needs. To keep things simple for comparison, we have priced similar sizes for comparison but not included prices on all variations. Give us a call and we will be happy to fill in the details for you.
As low as $170 with Vinyl banner
$224 for 34” hardware and Vinyl banner
$564 with Lambda banner at 34" size.
$510 with Lambda banner.
36”x 96” unit with Vinyl banner $344
$336 with Eco-Friendly Vinyl banner.
As low as $174 with Vinyl banner
$244 with Vinyl banner.
$383 with Lambda banner.
$402 with Vinyl banner
$541 with laminated Lambda banner
$334 with Vinyl banner at 34" size
$626 for 35” hardware and laminated Lambda banner.
$504 - single sided
$643 - double sided
Although setup may be a little more involved than with retractable banner stands, each of these non-retractable banner stands offers unique and flexible large format display options for use in trade shows and exhibitions.
$185 (complete system)
$485 for stand and single bFlat contoured graphic as shown (prices reduce with quantities)
$740 for a full color banner and display
$352 for stand and single 3 ’ x 4’ Inkjet banner
$615 (with 36"x 84" graphic as pictured)
We don't encourage you to buy new hardware if you don't need to. With Benchmark you can change your banner display but reuse your banner stand, whether we sold it to you or not.
Features to pay attention to when buying a new retractable banner stand
As simple as they are, there are important differences in portable banner stand construction you should be aware of:
Field Changeable Graphics - This means you can have different versions or messages for the same hardware unit and change banners anywhere, any time, in minutes. Change them out, change them back. Great for keeping a whole sales force up to date without the expense of new hardware. Alternate graphics ship and store in cardboard tubes. Because this feature adds so much flexibility to your banner purchase, Benchmark carries 2 units that support this flexibility: ExpoPro and SUV Plus.
The base - base depth and weight dictate the stability of the banner stand. Less expensive stands answer this need with feet that rotate out. Lighter weight units, although easier to transport, fall over easier as they become top heavy. Best designs use a 10 lbs wide base with a low profile (low center of gravity) like the ExpoPro. For outdoor use, where wind is a possibility see our outdoor retractable banners. Last, some floors are uneven or pitched instead of flat. The ExpoPro is the only unit that includes leveling feet that will compensate and make sure your graphic points in the right direction.
The pole - in order to pack conveniently banner stand poles have to break down into pieces. Many units add an elastic shock cord to make the set up easier. But this also means you can only have one height for your graphic. If you want the flexibility of using your roll up banner as a tabletop unit, a shock-corded pole can prevent it. Cutting the cord may work but then the attachment to the top rail or base can become and issue. The SUV Plus has separated pole lengths that can be reduced or added to for discreet height variations. The E-plus is the most flexible with a telescoping pole that can be set at any height it's 29.5” minimum. It is the only banner stand with this advantage.
Pole attachment to the base - Some roll up banner stands require the pole to screw on to the base. This is a real disadvantage for quick portable setups. None of our units assemble in this manner.
Graphic attachment to the top rail - This is important because if the attachment fails, the banner graphic will roll up into the base and loose all spring tension. After this happens, some units can be repaired but it probably won't happen until your show is over. Cheaper units use a single layer of double-sided tape for attachment. Better units employ mechanical clamping or adhesive envelopes to insure against having the problem.
Graphic attachment at pole top - Some units use a hook to attach the top rail to the pole. This leaves the top of the pole sticking out above your graphic and lowers the esthetic value of your display. None of our units use this technique.
Bags & Cases - All of our roll up banner stands include some a transport bag adequate for car travel. Bags for the more expensive units look smarter and include extra padding to help protect your investment. None of the bags are safe for common carrier shipments. If your plan calls for shipping your display ahead, you should consider a banner stand with a “Hard Case”. Three of our units have this: E-banner; E- plus; SUV Plus 36”.
Banner Stand Lights
If you are in a competitive situation trying to get noticed, lighting can be just the edge you're looking for. Research proves that people's attention is drawn to the brighter things in their field of vision. If you have a light on your graphic and your competitor doesn't, you'll be the one your prospect sees first. The challenge in using lights is packing them for the road, where the bulb can break or parts can get misplaced. The expoPro has the best solution for this accessory and the E-banner hard case is an excellent banner stand carrying case.
The Non Retractable Alternative
You can't beat Retractables for ease of use but the retractable design means there are some things you just can't do. A good example of a Non-Retractable alternative is our Non Retractable Banner & Literature Stand. It will display both a banner and your literature in a single verticle arrangement. Then there is Contouring, a whole new way of thinking about banners. Take a look.