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!


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!


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.

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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, 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.”




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.

Feather Flag Exampe

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.


Premium Feather Flags for Outdoor Events, Store Fronts and more

Premium Feather Flags

APG Trade Show Displays’ newest addition of feather flags have a variety of uses. The new, attractive shapes and updated durability give them more opportunities for use than feather flags of the past. APG’s Premium Feather Flags, which can be found online, are great for store fronts, outdoor events and more. Let me tell you a little more about these feather flags before I start sharing some great examples on how to use them.

The Premium Feather Flags have updated hardware made of aviation-grade fiberglass poles. This keeps the hardware weight light, but still increases its durability. The 26″ ground stake helps the feather flag stand up against high winds. Each feather flag is different, but many can stand up to winds moving as fast as 30 miles per hour. The graphics are printed in vibrant full-color on a knit polyester fabric. You have the option of printing on single sided (only correctly visible on one side) or double sided (where the graphic is readable on both sides).

The Premium Feather Flags are an evolution of the standard bow flag outdoor displays, seen here. These feather flags have an updated look with stronger hardware that can withstand many outdoor environments. That makes these outdoor displays perfect for store fronts and outdoor events. These displays can even be used indoors with an x-base. The versatility of these feather flags make them a great purchase that can be used over and over again, in a variety of environments to attract trade show attendees, customers and more.

Great Ways to Display Feather Flags

If you’re planning to attend an outdoor event and you want your brand to have a presence, using the Premium Feather Flags to accent a pop up tent would be perfect. You can angle the flags to catch people’s eye in a direction where they wouldn’t be able to see your brand other wise. There are a variety of shapes and sizes to choose from on the APG website. Make sure you choose one that will be visible and compliments your brand. The added flags will also make your tent look more professional and put together. You can reuse these feather flags at your store front as well.

Don’t think that you can only use your feather flags at certain events. Design your flags to be reused at your store front. When designing, consider annual or seasonal sales that you have and see if you can incorporate these sales in your design. You can also keep your feather flag design informational so new customers can have a better understanding of what your company does and who your brand is. For more tips on artwork design, read this art design checklist on the APG website or review this blog about artwork design. When you have a reusable design make, you can set these just outside of your door to attract passing shoppers or stake your flags by a nearby street to draw in traffic driving by. You can even use these flags indoors to promote any current sales you have.

While these flags can be used for indoor and outdoor use, the Premium Feather Flags are largely designed for outdoor use with the 26″ stake.


3 New Ways To Use Feather Flags And Bow Flags

How To Re-Purpose Traditional Feather Flags To Attract Attention

Feather Flags and Bow FlagsEverybody has seen the standard feather flags – probably all lined up in a row outside of a storefront, or maybe indicating a place of interest at an outdoor event.  These days, though, feather flags have a much wider set of uses in the past due to advancements in display technology.  Today we’ll take a look at these new uses and how they may work perfectly for your next event or promotion.

1. As Pole Signs

Pole signs have long been used by municipalities to advertise happenings or points of interest within their cities and towns, but they have always stuck to the same general size and shape, without much to differentiate one from another other than the design used.  Enter the venerable feather flag.  By making use of custom-designed mounting hardware, feather and bow flags can now be attached to poles for an extra visual “pop” that was never before possible.

2. As Pop Up Tent Add-Ons

Pop Up Tents are one of the most widely used outdoor displays, and with good reason.  They provide shelter/shade for both event workers and attendees, as well as multiple branding opportunities, but until recently they all looked pretty much the same from tent-to-tent.  Now those interested in purchasing or updating their pop up tents can utilize feather flags as accents by attaching to either the sides or the top of the tent hardware.  This small addition can have a big impact in attracting the eyes of event attendees, without much effect on the overall marketing budget.

3. As Mobile Advertising

Feather flags have now gone mobile!  One of the newest forays into the outdoor promotional advertising world, Backpack Flags and Billboards are becoming more and more popular due to their light weight and portability.  Are you finding the cost of exhibiting at a local festival a bit too daunting?  Reduce those expenses drastically by simply purchasing a backpack feather flag and hiring someone to walk around the festival – instant brand exposure to thousands of people!

As you can see, the standard feather flags no longer have to be just “standard” – add them to your marketing set up today!



Outdoor Feather Flags Evolved: New Premium Shapes Turn Heads

Shield Premium Outdoor Feather Flags

The Newest Innovation In The World Of Outdoor Feather Flags

For years, Outdoor Feather Flags (or Bow Flags) have been a stalwart in the promotional signage and outdoor display world.  These feather- and tear-shaped advertising flags provide a high level of “bang for your buck,” and can be used in a multitude of ways.  As effective as they have been, there has not been any significant improvement in the overall design of these flags since their introduction into the event and trade show display world.

Until now.

Outdoor Feather Flags have recently hit an evolution point with the introduction of the Premium Line, showcasing dynamic and eye-catching shapes.  These new Premium Outdoor Feather Flags have several advantages over the traditional versions:

1. Innovative Shapes

Everyone has seen the same standard one or two variations on outdoor feather flags.  The new Premium offerings change all of that by branching into formerly uncharted design territory.  Instead of normal, boring tear-drop and feather shapes, users can now choose from more exciting ones like Leaf and Shield shapes.  This simple change can make all the difference in attracting a potential customer’s eyes and, consequently, their business.

2. Re-Imagined Hardware

The line of Premium Outdoor Feather Flags utilize aviation-grade fiberglass poles to achieve their dramatic shapes, but these poles aren’t just a one-trick pony.  They are also lighter, stronger, and more durable than any previous iterations of the feather flag, which not only make for a longer-lasting outdoor display, but they also provide the added benefit of reducing shipping costs and physical strain during set-up and tear-down.

3. Versatility

Whether being used indoors or outdoors, with a weighted X-base for flat ground placement or a pointed heavy-duty ground stake for driving into soil, the Premium line of Outdoor Feather Flags can be used in nearly any situation imaginable!  They have been engineered (and battle-tested) to withstand winds of up to 60mph for single-sided flags and 45mph for double-sided flags, giving you the confidence that they can be used in all but the most severe of inclement weather situations.

The next time you’re looking to purchase outdoor feather flags, take a moment to compare the new Premium line with the old standard versions – you just may find that the evolution of these display systems is perfect for your needs!