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Trade Show Booth Design Essentials

These big, bold pieces can set you apart from all other tables and displays.

Trade Show Table Covers & Displays

Use these table display favourites to make a memorable first impression.

Turn your trade show booth display into a confident introduction to your business.

Ready to cut through the noise and competition at trade shows or promotional events? Our fully customizable trade show signage is here to help. You can now create a professional, matching look across your entire booth design, from large backdrops and banners to small signage and tablecloths for displays. With your cohesive, professional display ready to go, you can approach every interaction with a sense of confidence that gets noticed.

To start creating your booth design, think about the size and scope of the events or exhibits you attend. Is your table display in the middle of a large expo center? Give yourself a backdrop with a branded pop-up display – you can add your business name, logo and branding. Or stand out in high-traffic areas with a retractable banner, which you can set up in just 90 seconds. Working with wall space? Make the most of it by hanging a bright and inviting tradeshow banner or foam board. In any instance, you can continue to develop your look with trade show table covers that feature your logo and website. Finally, tie it all together with tabletop signs that promote special event giveaways or recent customer testimonials – and get ready to start making connections.

Frequently Asked Questions

A solid table display includes 3 key elements, all of which are designed to look like a matching set:

  • An attention-grabbing visual element. Depending on your needs and booth location, a pop-up display, large vinyl banner, retractable banner or flag will work. You want something big and dramatic that stands out in a busy setting. You can use more than one product for an even better chance of getting noticed.

  • A professional table cover. Once you’ve caught the eye of a visitor, a good table setup is key. When you customize a tablecloth or table runner to include your business name, logo and website URL, you turn a simple folding table into a credible introduction to your business expertise.

  • Detailed tabletop signage. A tabletop sign can help you make a strong impression with your audience, even if you’re chatting to someone else. Include details about who you are and what you do, recent accolades or even a customer testimonial. At trade shows, they’re also a great way to announce event-only sales or special contests.

To decide between retractable and vinyl trade show banners, we recommend that you consider your needs and the venue. If you want to hang something up behind your table display and create a visual backdrop, choose one of our larger vinyl banner sizes (or consider one pop-up displays, which stand on their own without using ropes or zip ties). If you already have a customized backdrop, a retractable banner is a great way to catch the eye of passersby as they walk by – you can set it up just in front of your booth. What’s more, retractables are easy to transport and set up. Each comes in its own case, and the pre-assembled banner and stand can be set up in about 90 seconds.

Tablecloths are placed over a table’s entire surface. Our custom tablecloths drape over tables, with a classic, flowing appearance. Fitted tablecloths have a sleeker look: Panels slide over the top and side of the table for a streamlined effect. Table runners are long, thin strips of material that drape over the front and back of a table. If you’re working with one table as part of your display, go for your own personalized tablecloth. If you have a multi-table display, use blank tablecloths in a matching color on all your tables, then add a runner to your main table. All of our table covers can be washed on delicate with cold water – and tumble dried on low.

It depends. If you’re interested in signage that come with stands built in – one less thing to have to worry about packing – we recommend retractable banners, A-frame signs, floor standups, tabletop signs and tabletop retractable banners.

Our vinyl banners do not come with .5" metal grommets included as a default, as some display methods don’t require them. They’re easy to add if you’d like – and if you do, they’re added to the top and bottom of your banner, spaced 2ˈ apart.