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Tension Fabric Displays

What are Tension Fabric Displays?

Tension fabric displays provide a perfect backdrop for trade shows. The design is printed onto the tension fabric using a dye sublimation process, resulting in a high-quality image. These displays use a pillow-case design where the fabric slides over an aluminum frame, providing a tight, large display. Tension fabric displays are lightweight and easy to use, making them ideal for trade shows and other events.

Tension fabric displays come in two different types: straight and curved. Each type has three different sizes. They can be used for trade shows, conventions, photoshoots, weddings, backdrops, and other events. Assembly time takes less than 10 minutes.


Downloadable Product Templates

Looking to design your tension fabric display 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 tension fabric display'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.
Straight
Curved

Tensions Fabric Display Features

Tensions Fabric Display Features
Single or Double-Sided

Single or Double-Sided

Choose between single-sided or double-sided. Choose double-sided to double your visibility or easily swap your message by simply flipping your display around.

Single or Double-Sided
Wrinkle Free

Wrinkle Free

The tension fabric simply slides over the assembled poles in a pillowcase-like design. The tension fabric also makes the graphic wrinkle-free.

Lightweight

Lightweight

Made from a 8.8 oz tension fabric graphic and aluminum frame, this entire display weighs right around 20 lbs, making it possible for practically anyone to carry it.

Lightweight
Easy Set Up

Easy Set Up

Easily put your tension fabric display together in less than 10 minutes! Simply connect the poles and slide the tension fabric over the top. Velcro closed and you’re good to go!


Options & Accessories

Straight

Straight

The most common option is the straight tension fabric display. This comes in three sizes: 8ft, 10ft, and 20ft. Each straight tension fabric display comes with metal ‘feet’ that help keep it upright.

Curved

Curved

The other display option is curved. The curved tension fabric display comes in three sizes: 6ft, 8ft, and 10ft. Unlike the straight tension fabric display, the curved displays don’t have metal ‘feet’. Instead, they use the curved design to keep them upright.

Double-Sided

Double-Sided

All of our tension fabric displays have the option of being double-sided. Choose between the same design for double the visibility, or do a different design on the front and back to display two different messages!

Standard Soft Case

Standard Soft Case

By default, all of our tension fabric displays come with a soft canvas bag at no additional charge. The soft canvas bag comes with two handles, making it easier to transport. The soft case uses a zipper to open and close.

LED Lights

LED Lights

You may include LED lights with your tension fabric display. This option includes two LED lights (aside from the 20ft display, which comes with four) designed to easily mount to your tension fabric display.

These lights help brighten and draw more attention to your display. They are easy to install and plug into a regular AC outlet.


Additional Specs

  • Weight

    20 lbs with soft case.

  • Thickness

    8.8 oz. tension polyester fabric (about the thickness of 5 sheets of copy paper).

  • Details

    8.8 oz tension fabric with Velcroed bottom to secure display on a portable frame/pole set.

  • Uses

    Indoor use for trade show and convention displays. Backdrop for photographs. Weddings. Media events. Marketing exhibits. Outdoor use is possible in calm weather, but recommended for indoor use only.

  • Print Method

    Full color dye sublimation printing process.

  • Estimated Lifespan

    2+ years with proper care and storage


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Fabric Stands


Easy to Use Design Tool

Design Tool

Create your custom tension fabric display with our simple and easy design tool. Upload images, create objects, add text, adjust sizing, change color, and so much more!

Start Designing

Free Professional Design Services

Free Professional Design Service

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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Sizing Chart

Chart

How to Assemble Your Tension Fabric Display

Tension fabric displays are quick and easy to set up. They can be set up by one person in 5-10 minutes.

How to Install Fleet Lettering

All of our fleet lettering comes pre-spaced and pre-masked with transfer tape, making installation a simple, all-at-once process. Follow the step by step instructions below to get it installed exactly as you envision it.

Instruction 1

Lay the poles out on the ground in the basic shape of the tension fabric display. Each pole is labeled with a numbered sticker. The numbers will match to show which sides should be connected. Ex. 1 matches with 1, 2 matches with 2, etc.

Instruction 2

While still on the ground, connect all the poles. The poles use a ‘push-button’ locking mechanism that secures the poles together. (If it is a straight display, you will need to connect the feet to the poles by screwing them in).

Instruction 3

Slide the tension fabric over the now assembled poles and velcro the bottom of the tension fabric display shut.

Instruction 5

Simply lift your Tension Fabric Display upright and voila! Your tension fabric display is ready to go.

Download or Print Tension Fabric Display Set Up Instructions PDF


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Taking Care of Your Tension Fabric Display

Removing Wrinkles

Once stretched over the frame, all wrinkles should be removed due to the tension fabric material. If wrinkles still appear, we recommend using a low-powered fabric steamer to remove them.

Cleaning

The fabric of the tension fabric display can be machine washed with cold water on a low cycle setting. Do not use heavy detergents or bleach. Only air dry, do not use a tumble dryer.

Do not Bleach

Do not Bleach

Delicate

Delicate

Wash Cold

Wash Cold

Hang Dry

Hang Dry

Hang Dry2

Hang Dry



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Q:
Do your fabric displays have the ability to stretch?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Unlike our regular fabric and vinyl banners, the tension fabric has an elastic, stretchable quality, allowing your display to stretch over the stand to create a smooth fabric surface. The tension fabric material is designed specifically to stretch over the display frame.
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What material is the display made of? Are there any other materials available for tension fabric displays?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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The tension fabric display is made out of an elastic polyester which allows the material to stretch without impacting the durability or clarity of the display. We only offer tension fabric for this product.

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What are the differences between the tension fabric display and your step and repeat display?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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While both displays offer portability and ease of setup, there are differences that set these two products apart. The tension fabric display is designed with an elastic polyester material, which allows the display to fit snugly over the frame. The frame itself is assembled using a snap-button design with aluminum poles with bungee cords on the inside for easy assembly. The assembled display has a virtually smooth design surface. The step and repeat banner display does not incorporate elasticity, but is hung using poles inserted into pockets on the top and bottom of the display material. These poles are attached to the vertical frame to create the fully-assembled step and repeat display. Since the display is not stretched over the frame, it is not completely pulled taut when displayed.
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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?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Tension fabric is a high quality, elastic polyester that can be stretched to be pulled taut against a display frame. On the other hand, 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. Both tension fabric and polyester fabric displays have the design printed using dye sublimation. Tension fabric displays obviously use the tension fabric while our fabric and step and repeat banners use normal polyester. Muslin fabrics are comprised of a natural cotton, which can be compared to lightweight cotton cloth. Designs are either screen printed onto the material or stitched in. Muslin displays are typically used for indoor decorative purposes only. We do not offer any products with muslin. Canvas prints or displays are made from a thick linen or cotton blend. This material is thicker and more durable than muslin fabric, but is not viable replacement for 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. 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.

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What is the difference between the straight and curved tension fabric displays?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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As the names imply, straight tension fabric displays are straight and curved tension fabric displays are curved. Another key difference is that the straight tension fabric displays have metal 'feet', which they use to stand upright. Because of the curved frame of the curved tension fabric displays, they do not have feet and can stand on their own.
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Can the tension fabric display be used as a photography backdrop?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Yes, technically this custom tension backdrop can be used as a photography backdrop. When used for this purpose, we recommend including the available LED lights to increase the professional appearance of the display in photographs. It should be noted though that this is not the main purpose of the display and no professional accessories or lighting that is typical of a professional photography backdrop are included with the custom display.
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How thick are your tension fabric displays? Do you offer any other thickness options?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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The material of our fabric display is 8.8 oz., which is offers a high-quality thickness while not limiting the ability of the fabric to stretch. We’ve found that this thickness of fabric is best for this product option and, as such, do not offer any other thickness for tension fabric displays.
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Does overuse of the fabric display result in the fabric losing its stretchability?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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No, the elastic polyester allows the display to maintain stretchability throughout the lifetime of the product (3+ years with proper care).
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What are the minimum and maximum dimensions of your fabric displays?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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We offer 6 different sizes in total: 6ft curved, 8ft curved, 10ft curved, 8ft straight, 10ft straight, and 20ft straight. 6ft curved is the smallest and 20ft straight is the largest. When fully assembled, the 6ft curved tension fabric display and frame will have an actual display width of 78 inches (6’ 6”) and a height of 65.5 inches (5’ 5.5”). The 20ft tension fabric display and frame will have and actual display width of 236 inches (approx 19’ 8”) and a height of 89.5 inches (7’ 4.5”). The naming of the 6ft and 20ft tension fabric displays reflects the width of the display rounded to the nearest whole number as is common in the signage industry. This allows your backdrop to properly fit within your 6ft or 20ft tradeshow booth area without infringing on your neighbors.
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Is the frame adjustable in size?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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No, the frame for the tension fabric display is not adjustable.