A banner stand is a lightweight, portable frame that holds a graphic banner for marketing displays. A banner stand is a very basic frame, usually made from aluminum, that allows promotional graphics to be interchanged anytime, quickly and easily. Banner stands vary greatly, with each type or style having a unique combination of a variety of features. Learn the following banner stand key terms to get a grasp of the different kinds of stands out there, and then make an informed decision on buying the best banner stand to fulfill your business needs.
Retractable banner stands
Retractable banner stands, also called pull-up or roll-up, make transport, storage, set-up and take-down extremely fast and easy. They have a base unit that stores the banner and a spring-loaded mechanism that allows the banner to be pulled open and fastened for display.
Sail banner stands
Sail banners are small, flexible banner frames featuring custom-made graphics that are very attention-grabbing with a unique sail-shape and ability to move with a breeze or airflow. They may be referred to as flying banners, feather banners or wing banners, if the shape varies slightly from that of a sail.
Motorized banner stands
A motorized banner stand, or scrolling banner stand, uses a motorized device to continuously scroll through a connected banner, allowing multiple graphics to be displayed through rotation.
Outdoor banner stands
Outdoor banner stands may also be called event flags, and feature a base weighted down with sand or water to prevent banners from blowing over at outdoor venues.
Hanging banner stands
Hanging banner stands come with lightweight frames with either four sides or only a top and bottom, and use hanging hooks and wire to hang banners from walls, rafters or trusses. They have the advantage of not taking up floor space and being highly visibly. Hanging banner stands might also be called simply hanging frames.
Pop-up banner stands
Pop-up banner displays offer the advantage of being able to be set up in a matter of minutes, without any limit on the size of the graphic display. They can also be disassembled and folded down just as quickly.