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APG Rings In Outdoor Display Season with 10 ft Zoom Outdoor Tent Kits

Outdoor display season is in full swing, and APG Exhibits has several outdoor Pop Up Tent kits that are perfect for market fests, trade shows, or any other outdoor display needs.  These Pop Up Tents are a great way to draw attention and create a convenient and easy-to-transport workspace to attract customers and showcase your brand!

10 ft Zoom Outdoor Tent [Kit 01]10 ft Zoom Outdoor Tent [Kit 01]

APG offers a variety of kit options including the 10 ft Zoom Outdoor Tent [Kit 01] that features a 10 foot square display tent, full-height custom printed graphic wall, 2 printed half-walls to create a semi-enclosed space, and a 10ft Zoom feather banner with ground spike & double-sided graphic that elevates your brand over the crowd.   A black literature rack features four double-span tiered literature pockets & two counters, covered with stretch fitted fabric graphics, which also double as convenient shipping cases!

Other kits can add or remove features depending on your budget and needs, including additional printed half walls, 8ft full printed table throw, and a semi-portable single or double-sided Monsoon billboard.

Whether announcing to the public that you are open for business, or just having a special sale, APG’s Zoom Outdoor Pop Up Tent Kits are an attractive and professional way to help your brand stand out and drive in more traffic.  As always, our team loves to help you make the best decisions with your marketing dollars, so if you have any questions about our Zoom Outdoor Pop Up Tent Kits, or any other APG products, feel free to contact one of our helpful project coordinators via phone, email, or live chat!

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APG Exhibits Releases Complete Line of Pre-Designed Business Feather Flags

Business FlagsWith the outdoor season upon us, we here at APG Exhibits are proud to offer several versions of our Pre-Designed Business Feather Flags for your outdoor display needs.  Similar to our “from scratch” custom order Feather Flags, our Pre-Designed Stand-Out Feather Flags come complete with a finished design, saving you both time and money.  Since the entire design process is eliminated, these can typically ship in 3-4 days from time of purchase, making them great for last minute sales or special events!

Available in 3 different sizes with multiple hardware options, it’s easy to find the perfect way to advertise your store or brand at an attractive price.  Our flags are great for drawing attention to your business from sidewalk and drive-by traffic, letting people know you are open for business or having a special event.  These durable and vibrant  flags are printed full-color in a knit polyester, which can stand up to harsh weather with no problem.  Choose from a ground stake or x-base and even add a water bag for extra stability!  The basic flag reads right on one side and mirror on the reverse side, and a double-sided option is also available for a slight additional cost.  You can typically save $60-200 over our “from scratch” custom order Feather Flags by ordering one of our attractive standardized designs!

Whether announcing to the public that you are open for business, or just having a special sale, our Pre-Designed Stand Out Feather flags are an attractive and professional way to help your store stand out and drive in more traffic.  As always, our team loves to help you make the best decisions with your marketing dollars, so if you have any questions about our Pre-Designed Stand Out Feather Flags, please contact one of our helpful project coordinators via phone, email, or live chat!

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Bow Flags’ Big Brother: The Expand Flag Stand

Expand Flagstands: Large Scale Bow Flags

The big brother of the bow flags: the Expand flag stand.

Borrowing from the concept and technology of the standard bow flags, but taking them to the next level in visibility and exposure based on sheer size is the Expand flag stand.

As you can see by the photo on the right, they are very large. They are the perfect bow flags for a large outdoor event display. You can see them from a block away or more, and are ideal to attract attention from a distance, where a common bow flag would just completely get lost in the background noise. These ‘monster’ bow flags will make that difference you need in visibility in such a case.

Just like their junior cousins, they are designed to move in the wind. Make sure you follow the directions to stabilize the base when used in an outdoor display, as they have a lot more surface area and the wind will pull on them pretty hard.

These come in several sizes, to suit any size booth or budget. Make sure you do your research and know what types of banners and hardware are available, and if you have the place to go big, these are what you need.

Wind Dancer Bow Flags

Go big on a budget with the Wind Dancer bow flags.

Similar in scope at an easier to digest budget, are the wind dancer model of bow flags. As you can see the concept is similar, but they are fabricated with budget in mind to keep costs minimal. You can get a very good bang for buck value in a very large wind-driven banner, with a small sacrifice in fit and finish. They can be just the right combination for your need, especially if you don’t have to use it many times so your budget logically will be smaller.

These Wind Dancer models are economical enough to compete with the larger standard style feather flags or bow flags, yet are designed  to stand up taller than the rest.

Go research more about bow flags at apg

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Outdoor Banners and Flags for Outdoor Exhibitors

Feather Flags - APG ExhibitsFeather Flags

Feather flags are standard for outdoor banners. They attract attention with large waving graphics that are great for attracting attention from the street. The art design typically used on these flag displays include strong lines and colors with minimal text. The way the feather flags wave in the wind makes it difficult for viewers to read any text on the flags. These outdoor banners are best used to grab attention and give viewers a general, basic message about a brand, product or sale. Many feather flags may only have one word like “SALE” to communicate their main message. Much more text than that may lead a viewer away from the display because of the difficulty in ready the message.

Bow Flags - APG Exhibits

Bow Flags

Bow flags are kind of like a cross between standard outdoor banners and feather flags. Bow flags are easier to read since they don’t flutter in the wind like feather flags do. However, these outdoor banners are set up just like feather flags, most commonly with a ground stake or weighted bottom.  Bow flags are great compliments to a display tent or table for any outdoor event. There is more space on a bow flag to put copy. It is easy to add a short marketing message with a logo on a bow flag. These outdoor banners are available in 3 different heights, with multiple hardware options on the APG website. These bow flags are printed full-color in a knit polyester, which can stand up to harsh weather with no problem.

Outdoor banners - APG Exhibits

Outdoor Banners

Outdoor banners come in a variety of shapes and sizes. On APGExhibits.com, exhibitors can find outdoor banners from just 3.5 feet height to 15 foot flags stands! All of these outdoor banners are strong and durable to maintain their vibrant graphics in the face of wind, rain, and sun. Outdoor banners can serve a multitude of purposes. They can direct traffic, attract attention, communicate a marketing message and more. Exhibitors should consider using some of the more unique shapes to draw in more attention.

Pole banners - APG Exhibits

Pole Banners

Pole banners are a great way to use the surrounding environment to add outdoor banners in any place.  Pole banners give exhibitors a wonderful opportunity to draw in more traffic from surrounding areas. These can be placed on city light poles to attract drivers or passers by to a near-by event. Pole banners are clean and sharp, providing a great space to communicate a short message like “Dessert Fair in Market Square.”

 

 

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Introducing the Newest Outdoor Displays at Reduced Prices

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Updated Outdoor Displays

During APG’s update of their outdoor displays, the company also managed to reduce their prices of outdoor display tents. The Branded Pop Up Tents are a great solution for your outdoor display needs. They are useful in a variety of events and environments. Each tent is made from a commercial-grade, 400 denier coated polyester that is UV, mildew, and weather resistant. The upgraded heavy-duty steel hardware sets up in minutes with two hand cranks for additional tension. The hardware is powder coated and rust-resistant to ensure years of service. The frame slides easily into place with ABS plastic gliders. Exhibitors can print as many logos and colors as needed on these full digital dye-sublimation tent canopies. All new outdoor displays can be found on apgexhibits.com.

tailgater tent outdoor displaysIncluded in these new tents are outdoor display kits, complete with 10′ x 10′ tents, table covers, chairs, and flags. The Tailgater Total Kits even includes a custom branded cooler to keep drinks cool and refreshing to staff and attendees. The Tailgater Total Tent Kit has everything an exhibitor needs for the perfect outdoor displays. APG updated the 10′ x 10′ pop up tent and reduced the price! Now exhibitors can purchase the Zoom tent with side walls and a back wall for almost $200 less! Exhibitors can save up to $219 on any of the updated tents. APG also has double sided graphic options for each trade show tent.

APG also added a few new indoor trade show displays as well as outdoor displays. The APG team added three OneFabric 3 Piece Kits for 20′ display spaces. These kits include three separate back wall displays and two case-to-counters. The three separate back walls were designed to give exhibitors freedom to adjust the display size. To help promote these new items, APG put the OneFabric Display Kit 3 on sale!

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What Outdoor Trade Show Products Are Available to Exhibitors

Exhibitors have a wide range of outdoor trade show products to choose from on the APG website. New exhibitors can consider outdoor display kits that make display design and set-up quick and easy. Experienced event marketers can also consider picking and choosing among the wide range of outdoor display options. To make is easy for any exhibitor, here is a breakdown of the available options on apgexhibits.com.

Outdoor Event Kits – All Trade Show Products Included

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Tent kits, like the Tailgater Total Kit pictured on the left, are all-inclusive kits to make design and set up easy. These kits feature multi-piece sets to help new exhibitors enure they have all the trade show products necessary for an impressive outdoor display. The Tailgater Total Kit includes a 10′ x 10′ tent, large feather flag, table cover, director’s chair and a cooler! This tent will not only look attractive but the seating a cool drinks will bring in more attendees than many competitors’.

Tents

APG Exhibits has a wide variety of tent options to choose from.  This is where exhibitors can get creative with their outdoor event display designs. Tent sizes range from 10′x 10′ to 10′ x 15′ and 10′ x 20′. Trade show products like additional side walls and backwalls are also available for any tent display. APG recently added double sided backwall options for the updated tents. All tents have been reduced in price with APG’s newest tent update.

Feather & Bow Flag trade show productsFlags

Flags are great trade show products to compliment outdoor tents. These can be set in front of a tent to attract additional attention. They’re simple, yet colorful and can display your logo or information in a dynamic way.  Unlike static signs, these unique banners capture the breeze and begin to move, grabbing customer attention. Exhibitors can use one, two, or more feather flags or bow flags to compliment a tent.

Event Furniture

Chairs and other pieces of event furniture are great options for any outdoor display. Many outdoor event attendees will spend hours on their feet. They will likely appreciate finding a few spare seats to take a load off for a few minutes. This can give tent staff an opportunity to spring up a casual conversation and promote products or services. Consider your goals and event attendees when choosing event furniture. Inflatable options can provide more branding space, but they may not give your outdoor display the look your attendees will like. See all event furniture options here.

Table Covers

Tables are essential outdoor trade show products. They provide a place to keep literature, product samples, giveaways and more. Adding a table cover gives exhibitors additional branding space and makes a an old portable table look sharp and professional. Consider the fitted table cover options for an outdoor display. The fitted covers are less likely to fall off or become hard to read in the wind.

 

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Start Your Outdoor Booth With A Pop Up Tent

The perfect start to any outdoor booth is a pop up tent.

Pop Up Tent For Outdoor BoothIf you are looking for a way to keep your product and staff as well as your guests comfortable in spite of nature, you need some form of structure for your outdoor booth. With the advances in technology in recent years, outdoor booths and pop up tents are designed to withstand the harsh elements and last a long time. They are engineered to be strong yet light weight so they are easy to transport, store and assemble.

Once you switch from an older tent or not having one at all, you will wonder how you did it. I would say that no outdoor booth is complete without a pop up tent. Actually, no outdoor booth is even really started without one.

If you haven’t bought a pop up tent in the last few years, you may be able to upgrade to an outdoor booth that’s more modern. The graphics last longer and the engineering is a little better. Some of the older pop-up tents had stretchy rubber bands to tighten the canvas top, leading to over-tight places and distorted graphics over time. The newer models use a crank to tighten the top just right. This way  you can adjust them tighter if the canvas stretches slightly over time.

The standard pop up tent sizes (10′ x 10′, 10′ x 15′, and 10′ x 20′) are easy to find, and to use.

Depending on your need for your particular outdoor booth, you can add a full-wall or half-wall sides/front/back. Take into consideration any tables you may have in the front of your outdoor booth or if you will have people enter into your booth. You may need additional protection from the elements like wind or rain too. Do you want to have full side walls, or do you want to direct more traffic to the front of your display with half walls while using some additional branding space?

Learn more about outdoor booths and displays right here.

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Small is Big With an Eye-Catching Outdoor 10′ x 10′ Booth

Make a big statement with the right outdoor 10′ x 10′ booth

Outdoor 10 x 10 Booth With Flag

Just because your outdoor event space is limited to a small 10′ x 10′ booth, doesn’t mean you are limited to a small design of your exhibit space.

With the fantastic improvements in graphic printing technology and the latest solutions available in hardware to host them, you can make a big impression in a small space with trade show displays like a pop-up tent with a flag as shown in this particular 10′ x 10′ booth.

Although pop-up tents are designed with a roof to protect people from the elements, the additional graphics space on the roof and the flag, as in this example, can be a great way to stand out when you are a small booth area. The additional flag topper adds several feet of height to your display, helping your brand to, literally, stand above the competition.

If you showcase your products in both indoor and outdoor event displays, you may be able to use the same 10′ x 10′ booth in both cases. You may be in a small space, but if you can think big, your little display will shine above the rest. At every trade show there are ‘landmark’ exhibitors that really stand out.

Wouldn’t you love if that landmark exhibitor was you at the next exhibition? Make sure that exhibitor is you, by making the most of your trade show space in every situation. With the right tools and great staff, your trade show booth can outshine the rest.

You can research more about the outdoor pop-up tent booth right here.

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Bow Flags & Feather Flags, Which Should I Choose

Some advice to help you choose between bow flags and feather flags for your indoor or outdoor trade show event

I believe feather flags came first, though they are related to bow flags. Although they do have a bit of structure to them, they are intentionally loose to flap in the wind like ‘Old Glory’. The flapping and the swiveling in the wind is intentional, of course, to draw the attention of passers by.

Often there is very little information on a feather flag because the motion makes it difficult to read any small print. Logos and big ideas are the main job of a feather flag, at least when used in an outdoor trade show event.

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Feather Flags

Here’s an example of a feather flag. Notice how the bottom and long edge are free to flap in the wind. There are two main base styles: a weighted base as shown or a stake that can be driven into the ground where open land is available for ‘planting’ them. They are designed to be virtually maintenance free and weather resistant within reason.

A very common design is something short and repetitive: your logo, branding and ‘SALE.’ Often times many flags are used in a row, creating a branding ‘division.’ For example, a car dealer may want to have 10 of them evenly distributed across the front of their entire lot. There would not be much more than branding on them since they would be a permanent eye catching display.

Bow FlagsExample of Bow Flags

Here’s an example of what I mean by bow flags. It looks like an old fashioned archer’s ‘long bow’ with the void between the bow and the string filled in with a sheet of material like the sail of a sailboat. Unlike the design of feather flags, bow flags are not designed to ‘flap in the wind’. This makes them far more suitable for more detailed printing and graphics. Bow flags are meant to follow the wind just like feather flags. However, the fabric stays flat, unless the wind is shifting a lot, making it possible to read smaller print. Exhibitors can include more details about a particular product on them.

Hopefully this information will leave you better informed on these two types of promotional items. One important thing to take note of is that both of these types of flags will stand straight and tall without wind making ideally suited for both indoor and outdoor event displays.

Click on the photos above to be directed to some flag product pages for browsing and learning specific details.

Next week I’ll write about the ‘big brother’ of these flags the ‘flag stand’ type of flag banner; they can be huge and are great for larger event displays. To research actual bow flags you can check out this site.

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The Difference Between Indoor and Outdoor Trade Show Displays

While it may seem easy enough to take indoor trade show displays and move them outside, there are a few things to consider. Indoor and outdoor trade show displays are not created equal. Indoor trade show booths are made to stand in a well-controlled indoor exhibit. Outdoor displays are made to withstand wind, rain, and bright sunlight. Taking an indoor trade show display outside could damage the display.

3 Differences Between Indoor and Outdoor Trade Show Displays

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Weight

When traveling, many exhibitors want to have the lightest trade show booth possible to decrease the cost of shipping. However, if an exhibitor plans to use the display outdoors, weight is a very important feature to have. Wind speeds can be unpredictable, and a light-weight trade show booth can end up flying away when pushed by a strong wind. Indoor trade show displays are significantly lighter than outdoor trade show booths. Even the lightest outdoor trade show displays have weight bearing options. Exhibitors can add plastic water weights, sandbags or even staking kits to outdoor trade show displays. Many of these options will not work with indoor trade show booths. See what weight options are available on APGTradeshowDisplays.com.

Material

As I said before, outdoor displays are made to withstand wind, rain, and the sun. Frequently, this means using vinyl graphics. These graphics are better suited for outdoor used for their durability and water resistance. The vinyl material will not let the printed graphic design fade in sun or rain. It is also more durable against possible tears. Similarly, the hardware is made of a stronger material that can hold a flag or tent canopy down again strong wind and rain without becoming damaged. Some indoor displays are made of lightweight plastics that will break under these conditions. Read more information about trade show materials on the APG website.

Warranty

The durability of outdoor display makes them a great choice for any outdoor event. However, exhibitors that might want to save money by taking an indoor trade show booth outdoors may find an unwelcome surprise. Many of the indoor trade show displays have warranties against hardware damages for more than a year. However, if any damages occur to an indoor trade show booth that has been used outdoors the warranty may be voided. Manufacturers know that indoor displays cannot stand out to outdoor elements and limit warranties to indoor use only. An exhibitor looking to save money by using an indoor display outdoors may end up spending more by needing to purchase an entirely new trade show display when damages are made to the indoor display. Here are more details about warranties on APG’s Tips and Advice page.

Keep these things in mind when thinking about using the same display indoors and outdoors. If you need one display to fit both environment, it’s best to purchase an outdoor display and use it indoors.