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Exhibition Stand Trends to Look out for in 2019

Exhibition Stand Trends to Look out for in 2019

The event and exhibition stand industry is continually changing; no two exhibition seasons are the same. Like any other sector, the exhibition industry goes through trends, meaning what was a must-have display solution last year might not be the go-to product this year.

For a long time, pop up displays have been the bestselling exhibition stands – but that could all change in 2019.

We have put together a list of the top three display trends that we think will dominate trade shows this year based on what our customers are asking for the most:

Fabric Display Stands

Formulate Straight Fabric Display Stand

Fabric Exhibition Stands are not a new, but they have never been as popular as they are now. With more shapes and sizes available than ever before, TEXstyle exhibition stands are rapidly becoming a favourite amongst exhibitors.

Fabric exhibition stands are incredibly lightweight and portable and, paired with their effortless, tool-free self-assembly, they are a must-have solution for businesses who travel and exhibit a lot.

The two-phase dye-sublimation printing process that is used to print the graphics means that fabric displays are the most durable exhibition stand solutions available. Water-based ink is forced into the fibres of the display polyester which allows the graphics to be used and washed at 30 degrees time and again without incurring any damage.

With double-sided printing included as standard and the option of replacement graphics each time your marketing campaign changes, stretch fabric displays are a cost-effective exhibition stand solution that will last you a lifetime.

Choose from a broad range of Formulate Fabric Exhibition Stands in straight or curved configurations in sizes ranging from 2.4m wide all the way to 6m wide. With an enhanced graphic area and edge to edge marketing exposure, fabric exhibition stands are ideal for use a branded fabric back wall or as a photography backdrop at media events and press conferences.

We also supply pop up fabric displays such as a Hop Up Fabric Pop Up Stand or a SEG TEXstyle Fabric Display Stand if saving time on assembly is important to you. Without compromising on the artwork quality, pop up fabric displays take just minutes to build and pack away.

If you have a smaller exhibition area, a Fabric Banner Stand is the perfect solution. The Monolith Fabric Banner is a versatile, straight branded back wall, whereas the Formulate Snake Fabric Banner offers a more unique shape that will add dimension to your exhibition stand.

The XL Displays team is hoping to make 2019 our most sustainable year yet by reducing the waste we produce and the impact we have on the planet. If you too are conscious about the environment, there is more reason to invest in a fabric exhibition stand.

All of our fabric displays are printed using environmentally-friendly, water-based inks. In addition, we only use fully recyclable fabric.

LED Displays

LED Lightbox

Exhibition stand lighting has been around for a long time, but it has never really been considered an exhibition stand staple until now.

Adding LED Spotlights to your exhibition stand – either fabric or vinyl – will illuminate your artwork and enhance the overall aesthetic of your display. Our LED spotlights are supplied with pop up exhibition stands as standard, but they are also available to purchase separately.

Our LED spotlights use 1200 lumens to ensure a bright light output and have a 5600k colour temperature which provides a soft, natural white glow that isn’t harsh on the eyes.

Each light has a CRI (colour rendering index) of 85+ which means that the light won’t distort the colours of your graphics.

If you’re looking for something more contemporary, an LED Light Box is a good solution. Light boxes illuminate artwork and distribute light evenly to enhance your exhibition stand. Using UV-printed fabric graphics that simply slot into place, light boxes are the perfect accessory for creating a dynamic and modern exhibition stand.

Our lightboxes come in a wide range of sizes, but we also offer bespoke sizes for businesses who need something a little bit more custom.

If a lightbox isn’t quite what you’re looking for, add some flair with a Lumos Tower. The slim tower features a high definition graphic wrap that is illuminated by an internal LED light. Available in three heights, the Lumos Tower is the perfect accessory to any exhibition stand, retail environment or reception area.

Interactive Exhibition Stands

Appy Parking Interactive Display Stand

With so much competition to get the attention of exhibition attendees, it’s essential that your brand is the one that stands out the most.

Simply adding a Monitor Bracket that plays an advert relating to your brand is a simple and cost-effective solution, or you can visitors involved by installing an iPad Stand and having them play a game or a quiz related to your business sector. Alternatively, use an iPad stand or a VR set to host a competition – people love to win things and this a sure way to make people remember your brand.

If you’re attending an exhibition or an event this year and you want to make an impact, consider the exhibition stand solutions listed in this article. They are cost-effective, versatile and suitable for all applications, which guarantees them a place on this year’s exhibition must-have list.

Get in touch with a member of our team to discuss your display options today by calling 01733 511030.