Category Archives: Trade Show Ideas

Sometimes a little idea is all you need to get your motor running. We will show you some interesting trade show ideas and concept to help you get your own exhibit booth up and running or to get the final touches on your already established display.

Best Portable Trade Show Counters

Trade show counters are sometimes a forgotten but very necessary element to your trade show booth. Trade show counters, podiums, desks, tables; call them what you want but they all serve a very important task. They are where you meet your booth visitors and discuss important business. They are often found in the center of your booth and need to compliment the design of your booth display. Sometimes you may need a counter to hide materials inside the cabinet area or you may need sufficient counter top area for a computer or printed materials. Other times you may simply need it as a prop to stand by so you don’t feel like you are out standing in no man’s land. Whatever the case may be there is a solution out there to fit your needs. Here we will highlight a few great counter options, some of which you may not have even known existed.

1. An oldie but a goodie, the SOLO trade show counter has been around for quite some time but it is still a great counter for many reasons. It is a portable counter with a great full wrap graphic option but it can also be used without a graphic. They are strong and durable counters that can support more weight than other counters of its kind. Many of these SOLO counters can support up to 300 lb. so you can put nearly anything you want on them. The unique tensaflex outer wrap is what makes this counter not only easy to set up but also portable and strong.

SOLO Trade Show Counters

2. Another very popular counter is the Campaign counter. It includes a custom printed graphic wrap and has a fast turn-around time for those last minute booth additions. The detachable graphic can easily be swapped out for a new one and the interior shelf allows you to store your trade show materials. The counter is stronger than you would expect for the price point. It comes in under $400 yet can support up to 150 lbs. The included nylon carry bags and optional hard case make for easy transporting. This quality counter also offers an exclusive counter top graphic which sets it apart from any other counter you have seen.

Campaign Portable Counter

3. Tension fabric counters are some of the best looking and portable counters available. With the industry moving more and more towards tension fabric exhibit displays it may be in your best interest to invest in a counter that utilizes the same style fabric graphics. With fabric graphics, opposed to rigid graphics, you can easily fold your graphics into a very compact area without damaging them. Installation of fabric graphics is also easy with most applications being silicone edge or velcro.

Tension Fabric Counters

4. One style of trade show counter that some people don’t know exist or fail to recognize is the Case to Counter. Anyone looking to buy a case to transport their display or anyone that is thinking about adding a counter to their booth needs to explore this great option. They are exactly what the name implies. It is a hard molded case that safely and securely transports significantly sized displays to and from shows. It is also put to use while at the show by turning into a functional counter. Instead of trying to find somewhere to hide your case you can hide it in plain sight and gain a great display counter. By adding a custom graphic it will look like it was a part of your booth design from the very beginning.

Trade Show Case to Counter

5. The new Twist counters are a modular counter that are some of the most impressive looking portable counters on the market. There is a wide variety of sizes and styles available including display case counters. These counters are professional grade with a unique look yet a style that compliments nearly every exhibit booth that you display it with. Graphics, shelves, and locking cabinet doors are some of the options that allow you to design these counters to fit your needs.

Twist Portable Dispay Counters

by Andy Marthaler the marketing director and a web developer at tradeshow-stuff.com.

Trade Show Flooring Tips and Advice

One of the most important details of a trade show exhibit often gets forgotten: trade show flooring. Many trade shows are located in convention and event centers that have cold, hard, grey concrete flooring. One way to get your exhibit space to stand out is by the flooring that you choose. Not only does trade show flooring create an inviting appearance to your exhibit space, but it also provides comfort to those staffing and stopping by your booth. Fortunately there are many choices when it comes to trade show flooring, and we can help you find a flooring that will fit your specific needs.

Comfort Tile Woods Trade Show FlooringSierra Hardwoods Modular Trade Show FlooringFlex Floor To Go Wood Rollable Trade Show Flooring

Since there are many different options, styles, and finishes, I usually recommend ordering a sample of a few different options. This will help you get a visual, as well as a feel, for what you are ordering. However, keep in mind that it is a sample and only represents a small piece of what the flooring will look like on a larger scale.

Comfort Flex Flooring is a rollable vinyl flooring, made specifically for trade show exhibitor’s needs. It is durable, easy to carry and assemble, anti-fatigue, and available in a wide variety of wood grain finishes, as well as natural stone. Two different padding widths are available to add extra comfort under your flooring when you need it. When you purchase your padding, keep in mind that you’ll want to stop your padding short of the vinyl floor edge; this will provide a gentle transitional slope between your flooring and the event walkway. First lay your padding onto the event floor, then simply roll your vinyl flooring on top. Double-sided adhesive can be used between the vinyl floor and the event floor to secure your flooring in place.
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If you are looking for safety, comfort, and affordability, Comfort Tiles are the perfect choice. These tiles come in two different sizes (2’ x 2’ or 2’ x 4’), and a wide variety of colors and styles (carpet, plush carpet, wood grain). These tiles are made from 5/8” thick, high density foam, making them extremely comfortable to stand and walk on. Quickly lay the tiles down on the exhibit floor and connect them together like a puzzle, using the exclusive interlocking design. Optional beveled edging and electrical channeling add safety to your exhibit. Add beveled edging to create a transition between your flooring and the event walkway. Electrical channeling is optional for under the tiles, giving you the ability to run cords under your flooring, while your floor remains flat.

Comfort Tile Trade Show Flooring

Trade show flooring is an important element to your exhibit space, one that you don’t want to overlook or forget. Let us work with you to create a space that is both visually and physically inviting, and fits all of your trade show needs, right down to the flooring that you stand on.

by Andy Marthaler the marketing director and a web developer at tradeshow-stuff.com.

How to View my Ai or EPS files without expensive software?

How to View my Ai or EPS files without expensive software?

This may be a question that you find yourself asking. And it may be hard for a graphic designer to understand but not everybody has Adobe Illustrator (Ai) on their computers. Without Ai installed on your computer you will not be able to view your Ai or EPS files, which is exactly the file types that your printers are going to need. Rather than guessing what file to upload to your printers now you can view your files online for free with no software to download. It’s that simple.
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by Andy Marthaler the marketing director and a web developer at tradeshow-stuff.com.

How to view a print file at actual print size?

Here’s a quick tip on how to view a file at print size or actual size so that you can determine the quality of your graphic. Most printers will suggest a resolution of 100ppi (pixels/inch). The first thing you need to do is turn on your rulers which you should be able to find under the View options. Now, you will need an actual ruler and hold it up to your screen, adjust your zoom percentage until one inch on your monitor equals one inch on your ruler.

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by Andy Marthaler the marketing director and a web developer at tradeshow-stuff.com.

EZ Fold Trade Show Mobile TV Stand; up to 70″ Large Flat Panel

EZ Fold Trade Show Mobile TV Stand

Set up your large screen LCD or plasma flat panel monitors at your trade show booth. Our Large Flat Panel Mobile Cart is constructed with modular light weight anodized aluminum truss sections that easily assemble without the use of tools. The EZ Fold design makes this stand a truly portable display. The EZ Fold mobile measures 83 inches from the top accessory shelf to the floor. The top accessory shelf (18.5″w x 14″d) works perfectly for DVD players, computers, signage or video conferencing cameras. The ball bearing rubber lockable wheels provide smooth movement on carpet or hard surfaces. The sturdy base folds up compactly allowing this display to be the most portable monitor stand of its kind. The EZ Fold comes complete with two padded nylon carry cases with shoulder straps.Includes universal VESA mounting bracket for VESA patterns from 200 x 200mm – 600 x 400mm.”

EZ Fold Trade Show Mobile TV Stand

Set up your large screen LCD or plasma flat panel monitors at your trade show booth. Our Large Flat Panel Mobile Cart is constructed with modular light weight anodized aluminum truss sections that easily assemble without the use of tools. The EZ Fold design makes this stand a truly portable display.

The EZ Fold mobile measures 83 inches from the top accessory shelf to the floor. The top accessory shelf (18.5″w x 14″d) works perfectly for DVD players, computers, signage or video conferencing cameras. The ball bearing rubber lockable wheels provide smooth movement on carpet or hard surfaces. The sturdy base folds up compactly allowing this display to be the most portable monitor stand of its kind. The EZ Fold comes complete with two padded nylon carry cases with shoulder straps.

Includes universal VESA mounting bracket for VESA patterns from 200 x 200mm – 600 x 400mm.

by Andy Marthaler the marketing director and a web developer at tradeshow-stuff.com.