Does your pop up display fabric have the ability to stretch?
Yes, the fabric has some elasticity, allowing the material to stretch to fit the frame of your pop up display.
What material is the display made of? Are there any other materials available for pop displays?
The fabric of the display is made from a 8.8 oz. elastic polyester material. This material can stretch to fit the display frame while maintaining the clarity of the design. There are not currently any other materials we offer that work with the pop up display.
How does the display attach to the frame?
The display is attached to the pop up frame using Velcro to secure it to the face and sides of the display. On the front of the frame there are Velcro strips that run horizontally on the top and bottom of the frame as well as two vertical strips. The front of your graphic attaches to the horizontal strips of Velcro. The sides of the display attach to the two vertical strips on the face of the display and two vertical strips on the backside of the frame.
Is the Velcro removable?
The Velcro is securely attached to the display frame and cannot be removed. The fabric display has Velcro stitched into the material and is also not removable.
Does the frame require assembly?
The frame comes fully assembled. You will, however, need to expand the frame and lock in the green support arms to prepare the framework for displaying. This is most easily accomplished with at least two people.
How do the green support arms work?
There are two sections to the green support arms. One portion has a “hook” end while the other has a ridge. By pressing the frame together the green support arms will slide into place. The hooked edge will slide over the ridge portion and click or snap into place. Pressing down one can easily “unhook” all of the green support bars in order to collapse the frame.
What if one of the green support arms won’t click into place?
If there is a stubborn green support arm, continue to click the other support arms into place and come back to it. Typically the stubborn ones can be more easily clicked into place when the rest of the support arms are all locked.
Are stand up displays and pop up displays the same thing?
Pop up displays and stand up displays are synonymous in nature. Both refer to a frame that can easily be pulled upwards and locked into place. Similar trade show or display signs that require assembling a frame made up of poles are described further in the question below.
What are the differences between the pop up display, tension fabric display and your step and repeat banner?
All three display options are designed for efficient portability. They are also most similarly used at tradeshows and events. The main differences in each display are the construction and assembly of the frame itself and the tautness of the actual display graphic.
The pop up display is designed to, as the name implies, pop up when assembled. This display does not require attaching separate poles, but there are support arms that need to be snapped together. Notwithstanding, the frame is one cohesive piece from the moment you pull it out of the box. The fabric display is attached using velcro and has a degree of stretchability to extend across the front and sides of the frame. This lends towards a very taut display and appearance.
Tension fabric displays are assembled using a tent pole (bungee cords inside) style of frame that is snapped together using a push button locking mechanism. The fabric is stretched over the top of the entire frame like a pillowcase, providing a smooth and very taut display surface.
Step and repeat banners are assembled using a pole system that both snaps together and requires screws in a few areas. The fabric banner is attached with poles that are inserted in to pole pockets on the top and bottom of the banner. The frame is adjustable and can be raised or lowered to change the tension in the display fabric. The step and repeat banner offers the least taut display of the three options due to the material not being a stretchable fabric.
What are the differences in the materials that you offer for your various displays? Tension fabric versus polyester fabric display and a muslin fabric display? What about canvas, vinyl, and mesh displays?
Tension fabric is an elastic polyester that can be stretched to be pulled taut against a display frame. Tension fabric is used with both our pop up displays and tension fabric displays. Standard polyester fabric does not allow the same degree of stretchability but is still a high quality material that is lightweight and durable, making it perfect for display use. Standard polyester is used in our fabric banners and step and repeat banners. Both tension fabric displays and polyester fabric banners have the design printed using dye sublimation. This means the ink is printed into the actual fabric making for a long lasting and durable printed graphic.
Muslin fabrics can be compared to a lightweight cotton cloth. Comprised of a natural cotton, this material is one of the least durable fabrics for display use. Designs are either screen printed onto the material or stitched or sewn into the material. Muslin displays are typically used for indoor decorative purposes only and are not suitable for extended display outdoors. We do not currently offer any products using muslin.
Canvas prints are made from a thick linen or cotton blend. Though thicker than muslin fabrics, canvas is not as durable as a polyester fabric. Canvas is used for painting, printing photographs, or as a decorative display. Our canvas prints are part of our Signs For Home product line and used more for home decor purposes rather than trade show uses.
Vinyl is the thickest material, offering unmatched durability. Our vinyl banners are made from a 13 oz. vinyl and are printed on using UV ink, resulting in a vibrant and versatile display. This material is suitable for indoor and outdoor use and is commonly used for outdoor advertising displays because of its general resistance to weather and sunlight. Learn more about our variety of banners and the materiasl used for each.
Can the pop up display be used as a photography backdrop?
The pop up display is suitable for use as a photography backdrop. When implemented as a backdrop, we recommend using the optional LED lights or professional photography lights to create a professional display. Please note that while the pop up display can be used as a photography backdrop it doesn’t come with any professional photography accessories like a normal backdrop would. It is simply another way to use the product in addition to events, trade shows, conferences, etc.
Are the LED lights included with my purchase?
The LED lights are an additional purchase option that can be chosen while creating your custom pop up display. In order to include LED lights, while using our design tool, simply find the ‘Options’ area below the editing area and select the LED light option.
How do I attach the LED lights to my display?
The LED lights can be attached at the top of your display. The display has built-in attachment points that the lights slide into. Once attached to the frame, plug in both of the power units for the lights. In most cases you will need an extension cord and power bar depending on where your power source is.
How thick are your pop up displays? Do you offer any other thickness options?
The fabric is 8.8 oz. tension polyester. We do not offer additional thickness options for the graphic material for our pop up displays. The depth of the side panels where your graphic is displayed is approximately 12”.
Does overuse of the pop up display result in the fabric losing its stretchability?
Using the product regularly should not diminish the stretchability of the fabric. The lifespan of the fabric is generally 3+ years with proper care and storage.
What are the minimum and maximum dimensions of your pop up displays?
The 8 ft pop up display has an actual width of 89 inches, a height of 89 inches, and a depth of 12 inches. The naming of the display refers to the width of the display rounded up to the nearest foot. This is a standard practice within the signage industry. The 10 ft display has an actual width of 118 inches, a height of 89 inches, and a depth of 12 inches. The naming of the display refers to the width of the display rounded up to the nearest whole number. This is a standard practice within the signage industry.
Is the frame adjustable in size?
The pop up display frame is not adjustable in size. Trying to expand the frame beyond its design specifications will permanently damage the frame.
Can the frame be adjusted to create a curved display?
No, the pop up frame cannot be adjusted or altered to create a curved display. If you are interested in curved pop up displays please contact us.
Do you print double-sided pop up displays?
We do not offer double-sided pop up displays at this time.
Does the pop up display allow light to pass through it? Does it offer a degree of transparency?
The pop up display is not designed to be transparent, but light can pass through the fabric material. Light sources behind the display can cause the frame of the display to be silhouetted through the fabric. The color of your actual graphic will also impact the transparency of the display. Alternatively, displaying against a wall and away from light sources behind your graphic will limit the amount of light passing through the display.
What material is the frame made out of?
The frame is comprised of a lightweight aluminum which provides excellent durability and portability. The green support arms are a hard plastic.
Will the display sag or bunch up when displayed on the frame?
When properly attached to the frame, the display will not sag or bunch up. Attaching the fabric to the frame may require you to pull the velcro taut to ensure the display is smooth and wrinkle free. If poorly done initially, achieving a taut display may require detaching, pulling tight and reattaching the display to the velcro strips several times to get maximum tautness.
Will my display have seams?
There are no seams in the display. There will be stitching that is barely visible where the velcro is attached to the fabric. This stitching will be around the perimeter of the display and will not impact the appearance of your design.
Are the edges of your pop up displays hemmed?
The edges are not hemmed but there will be stitching where the velcro is attached to the fabric. This stitching is unnoticable at a distance and will not affect the quality of the design and display.
What kind of printing process do you use for your pop up displays?
We use a dye sublimation process to print the design on your pop up display. The result is a vibrant, long-lasting design that will not fade or diminish in quality.
Are the pop up displays a matte or gloss finish?
The printed portion of your display will have a matte finish.
Should I be concerned about the pop up display ripping or tearing?
With proper care there should be no worry of your display ripping or tearing. Like with any fabric material, sharp objects can present a danger to the fabric, so avoid contact with sharp objects by minding the surroundings of the display. This is also particularly true of storing your display. Incorrect storage with sharp objects can quickly tear or puncture the display.
How do I create a picture or photo display?
Creating a display with a photo or pictures is easily achieved in our design tool. Begin by clicking the “Get Started” button on the pop up display product page, then choose the blank template option. We also offer a link to a blank template under our “Popular Templates” section. Once in our design tool, click on the “Upload Image” button under the “Design Tools” tab on the left of the page. Image files can be up to 25MB, so make sure that your file does not exceed that limit. Your file can be a photo or picture or a design file. Simply verify that it the file type is accepted. For files larger than 25MB please use a smaller file for your initial purchase and upload the high resolution file to upload.signs.com. We’ll swap out the file with the better one before printing. With your image uploaded into the design tool, you can arrange it and add complementary text to your display, if desired. If you’re having trouble or need additional assistance in designing your display, you can contact us for free design help or even just for help uploading larger files.