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Custom Table Top Retractable Banners

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Fully custom and ultra-portable mini-retractables perfect for your next event!

This material cannot be larger than 17.5 inches by 17.5 inches, or smaller than 8.25 inches by 8.25 inches.

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What Are Table Top Retractable Banners?

Table top retractables are “mini retractable banners” that use a lightweight yet sturdy aluminum display base. The banner portion of these displays pulls out of and retracts into the base. These smaller graphics, when compared to our standard retractable banners, are a great addition to any trade show booth or other event setting where space may be limited. Designed for ultra portability these custom table top retractable banners can be set up in seconds, are easily packed and transported, and come with high resolution, vibrant printing to advertise services or products no matter the event setting.

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Exceptional Print Quality
Exceptional Print Quality

Though small in nature, your banner’s image quality and vibrance are not sacrificed. Your custom design is printed in rich UV ink on a high quality blackout vinyl material to create an eye-catching tabletop display.

Portable
Portable Yet Durable

Your custom table top banner is small enough to fit in a briefcase, suitcase, or backpack, making it the easiest piece of signage to take from event to event. The retractable banner roles up seamlessly into the durable aluminum base to maximize mobility, while protecting the banner from damage during transport.

Table Top Banner Sizes

Our table top retractable banners come in two sizes: 8.25” x 10.5” (A4) and 11.75” x 16.5” (A3). While small in nature these custom banners make a big impact at a wide variety of events as they brand your company in a professional manner and are a great reference point as you make your pitch to prospective customers.

two sizes: 8.25" x 11.5" and 11.5" x 16.25"

EASY TO USE DESIGN TOOL

Create your custom table top retractable banner with the easiest and simplest design tool in the signage industry. Upload images, create objects, add text, adjust sizing, change color, and so much more!

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FREE PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES

Whether you need help uploading your design or are interested in creating something entirely new, our team of professional graphic designers is here to help. Nothing beats free!

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Additional Specs

Weight:
8.25” W x 11.5” H (A4) - .5lbs
11.75” W x 17.5” H (A3) - .7 lbs;
Banner Thickness:
.0156 inches (about the thickness of 4 sheets of copy paper).
Base Material:
Aluminum.
Details:
Custom printed, lightweight, durable, portable. A perfect addition to any display or event
Uses:
Indoor use for trade shows, conventions, conferences, product demonstrations, etc
Print Method:
Four color process, eco-friendly, weather, fade and abrasion resistant UV ink
Estimated Lifespan:
2+ years with proper care and use

Why Signs.com?

Next Day Production

Order by 5PM EST and we’ll have your table top retractable banner completed and shipped the very next day.

Free Shipping over $75*

For table top retractable banner or orders over $75 your order ships free! *Excludes rigid signs over 36" in either dimension

Award-Winning Customer Service

Winners of numerous customer service awards, our customer experience team keeps you as their number-one priority throughout your entire experience with Signs.com..

How to Set Up Your Table Top Retractable Banner

Setting up your table top retractable banner can be done in seconds! Follow the steps below to help you master the simple setup process.

Remove your table top retractable from the box and get both support poles ready for assembly.

Attach the two sections of the metal pole together (no snap or screw mechanism) and insert the pole into the hole on the base with the flat edge on the top of the pole facing forward.

Slowly pull out the banner from the base by grasping the metal edge on the top of the banner. Do not allow the banner to “snap” back into position as this can damage your banner. Always pull out and retract the banner from the base in a slow and steady fashion.

Pull the lip of the metal edge over the extruding edge of the top of the pole, carefully releasing the metal edge to secure the banner onto the pole.

Download or Print Table Top Retractable Banners Installation Instructions PDF

Care
Cleaning and caring for your table top retractable banner doesn’t require any heavy duty cleaning products or serious washing. To clean the banner material, use a light soap and water mixture with a non-abrasive cloth to gently wipe away surface dirt. Cleaning the base can be done in a similar fashion or you can use alcohol wipes (for glasses and screens) to wipe away any dirt from the base. Storing the mini retractable banner with the banner retracted into the base will help prevent any damage to the graphic while transporting the base. We recommend keeping the base wrapped in the box it was shipped in or some kind of cloth or fabric to prevent any scratches.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Product Specs
  • What is a table top retractable banner? Is it the same as a mini table top retractable?
  • Just as the name implies, a table top retractable banner is designed for displaying on tabletops, especially in trade show and convention environments. The banner portion of the display is designed to ‘hide away’ in the base until it’s time for use. The banner is easily pulled from the aluminum base, using a spring mechanism and mini support pole to retain tension when fully extended, resulting in a crisp table top display.
  • Are ‘table top retractable banners’ and ‘pop up banners’ the same thing? What about table top banners?
  • In the trade show and signage industries, retractable banners and pop up banners are commonly used interchangeably to describe the same product. ‘Pop up’ is generally a nickname of the retractable banner family, including our large format display retractable banners.

    It’s important to note that ‘pop up displays’ can be used to refer to a different trade show product, the pop up display, which is a large format backdrop. To avoid this confusion, we’ll keep it simple and stick with table top retractable banners or table top retractables in all references.

    Further, “table top banners” is sometimes used to refer to a standard vinyl banner that sits atop a table. These table top banners do not retract into any base like the retractable banners listed on this page nor our other standard retractable banners. While most of this is simply a case of semantic the core functionality of these retractable banners is what sets them apart from some of the other very similar products we offer.
  • Are your table top retractable banners and retractable banners the same product?
  • As we mentioned above, they are all part of the same retractable banner family. The table top retractable banner is the small format version of the common large format retractable banners that we offer. In short, both types of retractable banners function in the same way using a pull-out banner system; size is the main difference between the two with the obvious use for table top retractable banners for table display.

    Also, large format retractable banners come in three different variations - standard, premium, and deluxe - whereas table top retractable banners only offer a standard version in two different sizes.
  • Are table top retractable banners safe to bring on airplanes?
  • Absolutely! The size of table top retractable banners allows for placement in carry on luggage or in checked baggage. We recommend packing these small banners in a rigid case or box (with the banner obviously retracted into the base) before packing them for travel. Doing so will help prevent damage to the table top retractable banner.
  • What material is the banner portion of the table top retractable made from?
  • The material used is a DSS 13 oz. pro blockout vinyl. This material has a smooth surface, offering vibrant colors using UV and eco-friendly ink. The ‘blockout’ portion is the material’s ability to have complete opacity; the material is designed to block light from permeating through the material. This is especially helpful when spotlights and other backlighting is present in a trade show or convention setting or booth.
  • Can your table top retractable banners be double sided?
  • Our table top retractable banners can only be printed single sided. In our experience, single-sided table top retractables are more than sufficient for displaying as marketing and promotional material at trade shows, conventions, and other events.
  • What sizes are available for your table top retractables? Can I do a custom sized display?
  • We currently offer 8.25” W x 11.5” H (A4) and 11.75” W x 17.5” H (A3) options. These measurements reflect the actual visible area of the banner. These two sizes are also commonly referred to as A4 and A3 size. With the base included the dimensions for the two banners are: 9.75” W x 13” H and 13” W x 18” H. We do not offer customer display sizes for table top retractable banners.
  • How is my graphic attached to the table top retractable base?
  • The banner graphic is attached to a rolling spring mechanism in the base using a high-adhesive glue. This secures the banner in place and ensures it does not lose tension over the lifespan of the table top retractable base.
  • Can I swap banners on the same base?
  • Since the banner is glued to the rolling mechanism of the base, it is not designed to be removed and replaced. Trying to remove the banner from the base could permanently damage the functionality of the banner and base.
  • What is the base made out of?
  • The base is made from a lightweight and sturdy aluminum.
  • Is there a laminate over the top of the graphic to protect it?
  • There is no laminate over the top of the banner. The quality of the ink is sufficient enough to protect the integrity of the printed design. Laminates are often glossy and reflect light, which can negatively affect the viewability of designs in well-lit showrooms, trade shows, or other indoor events.
  • How big is the printable area? Can this be changed?
  • For the smaller banner, it is 8.25” W x 10.5” H. For the larger banner it is 11.75” W x 16.5” H. Though these are the printable area measurements, we recommend keeping the main elements of your design away from the edges of the banner to ensure they are not cut off during the printing process. Additionally, add .25” bleed to each side of your file to prevent your design from being cut off.

    Lastly, on our design tool there will be a blue dotted line that shows the bottom cut off point of where your design can not go past. Below this line will be the part of the material that is inside your aluminum base at all times. Anything below this line will never be visible.
  • Can my design be smaller than the actual banner area?
  • Yes, your design can be smaller than the banner area provided. If you want to leave areas blank, simply leave it white or a solid color when designing your banner on our design tool.
  • Do you print your table top retractable banners in one color or full color?
  • We print all of our products, including table top retractable banners, in full color and at no additional charge. Whether you want a black and white image printed or a design with multiple colors, we’ve got you covered!
  • Do you do color matching with the graphics I upload?
  • We currently offer color matching services for a fee of $100 per color per material, please contact us at support@signs.com or call us at 888-222-4929 for help in setting up the color matching process.
  • Is there a certain file type I need to use when uploading my graphic(s) for my table top retractable banner?
  • We recommend uploading your file as a .PDF, .JPG, .PNG, .TIF, .AI, or .EPS. The ideal file type is a vector-based one so that there are no resolution issues when printing your custom table top banner. If you’re worried about the image quality of your uploaded file, we offer free design services to help make sure your table top retractable banner is printed to your liking.
  • Is there any assembly required with table top retractable banners?
  • Setting up your table top retractable banner requires minimal assembly. The banner will be attached to the base when you receive the display, so you will simply combine the two pole parts, insert the pole into the hole on top of the base, then pull the banner from the base and attach it to the pole.

    More detailed instructions with pictures can be found in the installation section further up on this page.
  • Is there a case included with my purchase? Are they available for purchase?
  • Cases are not included, nor can they be purchased separately. We recommend storing your table top retractable banner in the box it is shipped in or a hard case of your choosing.
  • How many poles are included with the table top retractable banner?
  • Two pole pieces are included with the display. These pieces form the single pole that stabilizes that banner when displayed.
  • Do you sell just the bases themselves? What about extra poles?
  • We do not currently sell extra bases or poles at this time. If you are in need of a replacement pole set, give us a call at 888-222-4924 and we’ll help you out!
  • Will my banner and its accessories arrive in the same package?
  • Yes! The base (with the banner already attached) and the pole set will arrive in the same package.
Usage
  • Can I use my table top retractable banner outside? Any exceptions or restrictions?
  • While these displays are designed for indoor use, outdoor use is possible in suitable weather conditions. Nonetheless, table top retractables are not designed for wind or rain resistance.
  • Will my table top retractable banner fade, scratch or wrinkle?
  • When properly cared for, your table top retractable banner will not fade or become wrinkled. The banner material is designed for scratch and fade resistance; avoid handling sharp objects around the display to prevent accidental damage of the material. We also strongly recommend pulling out and retracting the banner into the base in a slow and steady fashion so as to not damage the banner in any way.
  • Will the base of my table top retractable banner be easily damaged?
  • The base is constructed to handle the normal wear and tear of travel and display during trade show and event appearances. It’s recommended that you keep the display in a protective box or case to prevent any unwanted damage.
  • What are the typical uses for table top retractable banners?
  • Table top retractable banners are the go-to, portable display at trade shows, conferences, corporate events, symposiums, campaign meetings, parties, weddings, and more! Though referred to as a ‘table top’ type display, they can really be displayed on any flat surface. Use for marketing new products or services, event information, photograph display, logos and branding, menus, and instructional material. There really isn’t a limit to how you can utilize this functional display!
  • Is there a slot on the base to store the pole pieces?
  • There is no slot or compartment on the base to store the pole pieces.
Installation & Care
  • How do I assemble my table top retractable banner?
  • Assembling the table top retractable banner is effortless! Connect the two pole pieces (there is no snapping, locking, or twisting mechanism) and insert the bottom pole into the hole on the top of the base. Grab the top portion of the banner and carefully pull the banner from the base. There will be slight resistance from the banner as you pull. Pull the lip of the banner’s top metal edge over the top of the pole, allowing the tension of the banner to secure it to the pole.
  • How careful do I need to be pulling out my banner and putting it back in the base?
  • Though the retracting mechanism of the banner is built to last for years, it’s important to take care when pulling the banner out from the base. Pulling out the banner as if you were going to start a gas lawn mower will surely damage the mechanism. Likewise, allowing the banner to free-fall back into the base after use will affect the integrity of the banner and spring. Slowly pulling out and guiding the banner back into the base after use is the best way to prevent potential damage to your banner.
  • Will there be assembly instructions with my table top retractable banner?
  • Assembly instructions are included above on this product page. A downloadable version is also available.
  • How do I store my table top retractable banner?
  • Store your display with the banner retracted into the base and the pole set secured in a bag or with rubber bands. Place the base and pole set in the box it was shipped with or in a case of your own choosing to prevent any damage. Do not place heavy objects on top of the table top retractable banner while storing.
  • Is there any kind of ongoing care or maintenance needed for my table top retractable banner? Do I need to oil the spring mechanism after continuous use?
  • There is no need for extensive maintenance when the display is properly used. If dust or dirt accumulates on the banner material, use a light soap and water mixture and cloth to wipe the banner clean. The same goes for cleaning the base.

    The spring mechanism is built to last for years of use, so there is no need to oil it. Use a pressurized air can (like ones used for cleaning keyboards) to remove and dirt or dust that gathers inside the banner compartment.

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