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Modular exhibition stand buying guide

Modular exhibition stand buying guide

What to look for when buying modular

Thinking of buying a modular exhibition stand and don't know where to start? Here's your guide on everything modular.

Modular stands are displays that can be designed to be fitted together in a number of different combinations to create a complete exhibition stand.

They are the largest portable display you can purchase and are perfect if you are looking to elevate your presence to the ‘next level’. They can be supplied in a range of ‘off the shelf’ stands in certain shapes and heights, with graphics printed to your specific requirements.

Custom sizes and configurations can also be supplied.

If you have a custom requirement, please call us on 0808 149 5759.

Are they self-build exhibition stands?

Due to their modularity, modular stands are relatively easy to assemble, and are designed to be ‘self-built’.  If you are looking to build it yourself, always check whether the supplier is promoting that particular product as a ‘self-build’ exhibition stand. The bigger and more complex the stand, the more likely it is that a build-team will be required to help you assemble it.

Training can be offered for larger, more complex modular self-build stands to provide you with the reassurance of assembly. It’s always worth checking this if your stand is larger to help make an informed decision.

How do you assemble a modular stand?

Our modular exhibition stands are made using an aluminium framework that fits together using a numbering system and an Allen key.

The graphics are printed on fabric using a printing technique called dye-sublimation to create a high-quality graphic which has a rubber fitting around the edge that simply pushes into a channel on the framework.

However, not all modular stands are created equal.

Check with your supplier as to how they are made and how you can assemble it to make sure you’re happy with the process before purchasing.

You do need to consider ‘assembly time’ too when looking at this type of stand.  This type of exhibition stand is a step up in ‘feel’ from a pop up or banner stand but also in set up time.  If you are well practised, a pop up stand can be assembled well within 30 mins. However a modular stand could take several hours, especially when you are doing it for the first time.  It’s also worth having two people around for assembly.  This may not be a job for your marketing apprentice!

Why choose modular stands?

Modular displays can be relatively easy to assemble and can be used in a space-only exhibition or event environment where no walling system is provided.

They can also be used within rented shell schemes to create a complete backdrop.

The biggest benefit of modular stands is that you can brand your whole display with one seamless graphic. It takes up little floor space and comes with small support feet when necessary.

For visitors, this means that there are little/no distractions from the messages you’re trying to convey!

Accessories are also available to further customise your display. From integrated leaflet holders to lights, it can allow you to have a complete stand-package.

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Are modular stands reusable?

Modular displays are completely reusable. If your graphics are still relevant, simply rebuild your stand in your new venue and it’s ready to use!

If the fabric gets dirty from spills etc, you can also wash it without risk of the colours fading. This is due to the high-quality print process that is used during manufacture.

Alternatively, if you require new graphics, then these can be purchased separately – allowing you to reduce the cost of rebranding your display as you keep the framework.

A benefit of modular is also that you can build on it as your business grows. You could start out with a 3x2m stand one year, but for the next decide to go to a much larger 3x4m display. In this circumstance, you’d just need to purchase the additional structure and new graphics and away you go!

How big are modular displays?

From small 2x3m exhibition stand spaces to 10m backwalls, modular is a great choice if you’re looking to create a seamless graphic backwall.

Off the shelf packages feature stand sizes of 2x3m, 3x3m and 4x3m with backwalls, L-shaped stands and U-shaped stands.

See our full range of modular exhibition stands, or talk to us on 0808 149 5759  about your custom requirements.

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