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November '12

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EXHIBIT & DISPLAY Table Top Displays BY DUANE FAS T Quick and inexpensive ways to make a great impression Banner stands work very well as table top displays and adding accessories like lights can add to the effect. Duane Fast is the gen- eral manager at Artcraft Advertising Ltd., Vancouver. Since 1965, the company has specialized in the design and manufacturing of signage and display graphics. Contact him via email at "Be the one to stand out in the crowd." A —Joel Osteen client walks into your office. They want a spectacular trade show booth. They want to stand out in the crowd. But they have very little money and don't want to ship a big bunch of hardware around. Sound impossible? Don't despair, there is a solution—table top displays! Table top displays have changed a lot over the years. They are not only small, lightweight and convenient, they can also be high-tech, beautiful and eye-catching. There are a large variety of options that combined with some creative design can provide a very unique exhibit! Some table top displays are just min- iature versions of full-sized trade show exhibits while others are unique in their design. Either type has lots of opportu- nities. Folding Panel Systems These venerable exhibits open and close like a book. Generally they are covered in Velcro compatible fabric and graphics are applied at the show. Quick, easy and reliable, but a little bulky com- pared to some of the more high-tech modern units. Expandables Pop-up displays amazed the world Expandable displays fold up into a very small package. Pole panel table top displays, like this Sacagawea unit, have lots of options that enable customiza- tion. when they were first introduced. The space-age expandable frames were revo- lutionary then, and still rule the exhibit world today. These exhibits utilize an expanding frame that opens up, locks and allows you to hang panels onto the structure. These panels can be either rollable semi-rigid Velcro-compatible fabric, printed rol- SIGN & DIGITAL GRAPHICS • November 2012 • 65

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