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Retractable Banners

What are Retractable Banners?

Retractable banners pull out of and retract into an aluminum stand or base for maximum portability. This feature makes these banners the ultimate signage solution for trade shows, events and conferences.

Our retractable banners include the option of printing your graphic and messaging on 13 oz Smooth Vinyl or UV Fabric. Our premium and deluxe retractable banners also provide the ability to adjust the size of your display using the included adjustable pole (standard banners include a non-adjustable pole). Our retractable banners include a padded carrying case that makes storage and travel a breeze. LED display lights are also available to complete your display.

The durability, portability and ease of use coupled with professional quality printing means your next trade show or event using your retractable banner will be your best yet. Your retractable banner and metal base will last for many events and years to come.

Downloadable Retractable Banner Templates

Looking to design your retractable banner using your own design software? Great! Get started by downloading one of the product templates below (available in the .eps file format) to make sure the design you create matches up with your retractable banner's size, shape and bleed requirements. Once you've created your design you can then jump onto our online design tool and upload your completed design file.
Retractable Banner (Standard)
Retractable Banner (Premium)
Retractable Banner (Deluxe)

Standard retractable banner with image of girl printed on material advertising a private school


  • 24"x81", 33"x81"
  • Normal Base with Feet
  • Single Sided Only
  • Fabric or Vinyl
  • Carrying Case (Not rigid)
  • 1 LED Light Option
Premium retractable banner with image of man lifting a free weight printed on the material


  • 36"x92, 48"x92, 60"x92
  • Premium Chrome Base
  • Single Sided Only
  • Fabric or Vinyl
  • Rigid Carrying Case
  • 1 (36"x92") or 2 LED Light Option
Deluxe retractable banner with image of person skiing down groomed mountain slope printed on material


  • 33"x81"
  • Deluxe Chrome Base
  • Double Sided Same or Different
  • Fabric or Vinyl
  • Carrying Case (Not rigid)
  • 2 LED Light Option

Aluminum Bases

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Our standard retractable banners are an affordable way to get a great looking banner. The base for our standard banners is made of aluminum with stabilizing feet that swing out perpendicular to the base and support the banner once installed. These feet can swing parallel to the base for compact and easy traveling.

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Our premium retractable banners have a base that adds a professional touch to your display. The premium base stabilizes itself without any supporting feet like our standard base. The premium base also has chrome end caps to add a sophisticated look to your banner stand.

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*Our extra wide, 60”x92” Premium banner, comes with two support poles while all other banners function with only one support pole.

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Our deluxe retractable banners are the best way to show off your company’s brand and offering. Like our premium base, the deluxe base features sleek chrome end caps and is self-stabilizing without the need of rotating feet. Additionally, our deluxe retractable is the only retractable banner to feature double-sided printing.

Looking For Double Sided?

Double Sided banners

In some cases you may need a retractable banner that has a graphic on both sides. Our deluxe retractable banners are double sided and are great for trade shows, hallways, receptions, and other areas where you need a banner with bidirectional visibility.

Double sided retractable banners use the same support pole set up as single sidded retractable banners. A rail is fixed to the top edge of both banners, which rest on the hook at the top of the pole system. Double sided retractable banners can be printed with the same design on both sides or you can print a different design on each side.

Choose from Vinyl or Fabric Material

All of our retractable banners — standard, premium, and deluxe — allow you to choose between two material types, vinyl or fabric.

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Our vinyl retractable banners are made from 13 oz. Smooth Vinyl and are printed with a durable UV ink and have a glossier finish than fabric. This material can be easily cleaned with a damp non-abrasive cloth.

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Our fabric retractable banners are made from UV Fabric and are printed using a dye-sublimation process. These banners have a matte finish. The material is able to be spot cleaned or machine washed once removed from the stand. See our FAQ below for more details.


*Carrying case is included with each retractable banner.

standard carrying case for standard retractable banners

Standard Carrying Case

Our standard retractable banners each come with a compatible padded carrying case. This is the best way to store and protect your banner while traveling or during storage. The standard case is only available for standard banners and isn’t compatible with premium or deluxe retractable banners. Each size has a specifically fitted case and will not fit different sized banners. The optional LED light will not fit in this case.

premium carrying case for premium retractable banners

Premium Carrying Case

Each of our premium retractable banners includes a compatible padded carrying case. This case is more durable and rigid than the standard or deluxe cases. This provides added protection during travel. The premium case only comes and is compatible with the three premium retractable banners. Each size has a specifically fitted case and will not fit different sized banners. The optional LED light(s) will fit in this case.

deluxe carring case for deluxe retractable banners

Deluxe Carrying Case

Our deluxe retractable banners include a carrying case for each individual banner. This padded carrying case is perfect for protecting your deluxe banner during storage and when traveling. The deluxe carrying case is only available with deluxe banner purchases and only fits deluxe banners. Each size has a specifically fitted case and will not fit additional sized banners. The optional LED lights will fit in this case.

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LED Light(s)

When ordering your retractable banner you’ll have the option to add an LED Light(s) to your order. This light easily attaches to the top of your retractable banner to provide lighting on your graphic.

*48”x92” Premium, 60"x92" Premium, and 33”x81” Deluxe Retractable Banners offer 2 LED Lights only.

Fast & Easy Set Up

Your retractable banner requires only a minute or two of work to be displayed. The only assembly required is removing everything from the carrying case, locking the pole into place, pulling the banner out of the aluminum base and then attaching it to the support pole. If you purchase a display light you can then attach this to the top of the stand/banner. In just a few minutes you’ll have a professional pop up banner for your display or event. Reverse the process and you’re walking out of the show with your retractable banner safely stowed away in its carrying case.

Begin by removing the retractable banner base

Begin by removing the retractable banner base and all of the poles from the carrying case.

Assemble the poles

Assemble the pole(s) by connecting the two ends, sliding the sleeve of the top piece over the narrower end of the bottom piece like you would a tent pole.

Insert the bottom of the poles

Insert the bottom of the pole(s) into the base’s hole(s). Ensure that the bottom of the pole(s) firmly touch the bottom of the base’s hole(s).

Carefully pull out the banner from the retractable base

Carefully pull out the banner from the retractable base and attach the rung of the banner to the top of the pole(s).

Extend the adjustable top half of the poles

Extend the adjustable top half of the pole(s) to the required height for your banner. Twist the poll clockwise to lock the height into place.

If you are setting up the deluxe retractable banner, at this point you will carefully pull out the back side of the banner and attach the top rung to the mounting clips at the top of the pole.



Assuming correct set up and take down your retractable banner requires little to no on-going care and maintenance. Retracting the banner into the aluminum base will protect the material (fabric or vinyl) from any potential damage in between use. Further, storing your stand, pole and light within the padded case should prevent damage in between uses. Stains can either be wiped away with a damp cloth (vinyl and fabric) or laundered under extreme circumstances (fabric only) as explained in more detail in our FAQ section.

When displaying and taking down your retractable banner be sure to do so with care. Slowly pull out and retract the graphic in and out of the base while maintaining the graphic centered to the base. Don’t let the graphic, intentional or not, rapidly retract or snap back into the base, centered or uncentered. Doing so may cause permanent damage to your graphic and/or base. Carefully install the pole to the base and top of the graphic. Mishandling or mistreatment of the pole may cause permanent damage which renders the banner unusable.

Additional Specs

  • Standard Weight:

    6.8 lbs. (based on 33" x81" banner including carrying case)

  • Premium Weight:

    16 lbs. (based on 36" x92" banner including carrying case)

  • Deluxe Weight:

    11.25 lbs. (based on a 33" x81 banner including carrying case).

  • Thickness:

    13 oz Smooth Vinyl or UV Fabric Banner

  • Details:

    Durable aluminum base and components, LED display light(s) (optional), carrying case (included), fabric and vinyl material options

  • Uses:

    Trade show display booths, events, conferences, presentations, point of purchase displays

  • Print Method:

    Full-color printing, UV (vinyl) and dye-sublimation (fabric)

  • Estimated Lifespan:

    5+ years with proper use and care

  • Standard Sizes:

    24"x81", 33"x81"

  • Premium Sizes:

    36"x92", 48"x92", 60"x92"

  • Deluxe Size:



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Order by 9PM EST and we’ll have your retractable banners completed and shipped the next business day.
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What is a retractable banner?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs
A retractable banner is a sign enclosed in a metal base that can then be pulled out of the base for display purposes. These banners are a great marketing and advertising tool for companies and their products or services, so you typically see them at a lot of trade shows and events. They are made for indoor use but can be used outside if used for shorter periods of time and not during harsh weather conditions.
Are 'retractable banners' and 'pop up banners' the same thing?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs

The terms "retractable banners" and "pop up banners" are typically used interchangeably within the signage industry. Both refer to the functionality of a retractable banner which rolls up into and pulls out of a metal retractable stand or base. Some other names for retractable banners are pull up displays, pull up banners, and roll up banners.

The only bit of confusion that may stem from these terms is that on occasion "pop up banner" is used by some to refer to what we call a "pop up display". A pop up display is a larger, more expensive, and functionally different product (no hard base and a three-dimensional appearance) albeit with a similar end use.

So long as it's clear that retractable banners and pop up banners are the same thing, the only thing you'll need to clarify is whether you want a standard, premium, or deluxe retractable banner. The primary differences between these three, as outlined fully in the next question, are the base, sizes offered, carrying case, and double sided functionality. You can select between standard, premium, and deluxe versions of the retractable banner by selecting the proper size on this page or the design tool. If you're still confused don't hesitate to contact us and we'd be happy to help!

What is the difference between your standard, premium, and deluxe retractable banners?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs

Standard, premium, and deluxe retractable banners all allow for the choice between fabric and vinyl as the banner material. By their nature, the materials differ with the vinyl being a standard vinyl material and the fabric being a gray-backed coated polyester. The gray backing helps reduce backlight issues while the coating produces more vibrant printing. The gray backing is not visible when the fabric banner is displayed in your retractable banner. Beyond this, the primary difference between these versions is the base and double-sided functionality. The carrying case for each is also slightly different.

The standard retractable banner has a basic, albeit sturdy and reliable, base with feet on either end to provide stability when the banner is fully set up. When not in use these feet twist to hide from view and more easily store and/or be transported. Standard retractable banners come in two different sizes: 24"x81" and 33"x81". These banners also cost less when compared to the premium or deluxe versions. The standard retractable is single sided only. It also has a more simple carrying case than that of the premium and deluxe versions. The interior of the carrying case is padded.

Our premium retractable banners have an upgraded base with stepped hardware and chrome end caps to provide a more professional look to the assembled retractable banner. Premium retractable banners are offered in 36"x92", 48"x92", and 60"x92" sizes. Premium banners are single sided and comes with a rigid carrying case as opposed to a soft case. The interior of the carrying case is padded.

The deluxe retractable banner option has an upgraded base with chrome endcaps and sleek attractive hardware. Its base functions similar to the premium version and doesn't have feet like the standard version. The premium version is only available in the size of 33"x81". The deluxe banner also allows you to have a double sided retractable banner unlike the standard or premium options. This is perfect for use when passing foot traffic is coming from both directions past the sign. The double sided functionality allows for the same thing to be printed on both sides or a different graphic for each side of the banner. The deluxe version comes with a soft carrying case that features a shoulder strap and a side pocket that may be used for extra storage. The interior of the carrying case is padded. All three banner types include a padded carrying case (differences noted above). A single LED light is available as an additional option for both standard banners and the 36"x92" premium versions. The two larger premium banners and the deluxe banner allow for the purchase of 2 LED lights.

Are retractable banners easy to move around?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs
Yes. Retractable banners are lightweight and portable, so they are easy for one person to move and reposition, as well as setup and takedown. We also provide a carrying case (the cases for standard, premium, and deluxe, banners differ and are explained in full detail in the previous question) with either a shoulder strap or handles that makes traveling with your banner to and from trade shows and other events as easy as carrying a lightweight duffle bag.
What materials can my graphic be printed on? What are the differences and advantages of these materials?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs

You can print your graphic on vinyl or fabric. Vinyl is the more affordable option of the two and has more of a matte finish, while fabric banners are more vibrant due to the coating applied to the fabric before printing. Vinyl is also a durable outdoor option since the material is water and fade resistant, but it can also be used indoors. Our fabric material is a great indoor option, and it's also scratch resistant and has curl-free edges. Despite vinyl typically being used outdoors, if your end use is extended or permanent outdoor use we recommend our standard vinyl banners instead of a retractable banner with the vinyl option.

Can your retractable banners be double sided?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs
Yes! Our deluxe retractable banners are double sided so you can get your graphic on either side. You have the option to have one design on both sides of your banner stand or have separate designs, one on each side of the stand. Our standard and premium retractable banners cannot be double sided. For those two options we only print on one side of the banner.
How is my graphic attached to the retractable banner?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs
After being digitally printed, the banner (vinyl and fabric) is then attached to the retractable portion of the banner stand which is found inside of the aluminum base that sits on the floor. You then pull your banner up and out of the base unit before locking it into position with the adjustable pole.
Can I swap banners on the same stand?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs
Yes, whether you are using a vinyl or fabric banner you are able to switch out your banner. We strongly recommend having a professional exchange your graphics though because your retractable banner is spring-loaded and attempting to do this yourself without knowing how could cause damage to the base and possibly injury as well.
Is there anything over the top of the graphic to protect it?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs
Nothing is printed over the top of your graphic. It is printed directly onto the vinyl or fabric material respectively.
How big is the banner area? Can this be changed?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs

It is important to understand the difference between the listed size of standard, premium, and deluxe banners and their viewable areas. The viewable area is slightly smaller in height due to some of your banner remaining in your base and the metal bar at the top of the display.

Thus, the viewable banner area on a 24" x 81" standard retractable banner is 24" x 77". The viewable banner area on a 33" x 81" standard retractable banner is 33" x 77".

The viewable banner area on a 36" x 92" premium retractable banner is 36" x 88". The viewable banner area on a 48" x 92" premium retractable banner is 48" x 88". The viewable banner area on a 60" x 92" premium retractable banner is 60" x 88".

The viewable area on both sides of the 33"x81" deluxe retractable banner is 33" x 77".

As can be seen for all of the banners the viewable area is 4" less than what the height indicates. The additional 4" of height is bleed that we will add to your design.

This bleed area is noted on the design tool when "Retractable Banner" is selected by a dotted blue line at the top and a dotted blue line and the message "NON-VISIBLE AREA" at the bottom. As noted above, this is due to the fact that the four inches of non-viewable area is made up of one inch for the top bar and 3 inches of material that will stay within the aluminum base at the bottom of your design. Simply make sure to keep your design within these two dotted lines and you will have no problems with your end design.

Alternatively, the width (24", 33", 36", 48", 60", and 33") on all of these areas is unchangeable. If, however, you would like to decrease the height on any of the premium sizes (36", 48", and 60") or deluxe (33") banners, you can simply leave the lower portion of your graphic blank. Then, when you pull your banner out of the base, you simply pull it up to where your graphic ends. Both premium and deluxe retractable banners can be adjusted to be as short as 70" in height as the support pole is telescopic in nature. Alternatively, the standard banners have a fixed height of 81" and the supporting pole isn't able to be adjusted to a different height. The 60" premium retractable banner comes with 2 poles for additional support due to the width of the banner.