- Exhibition Stands
Frequently asked questions
What is an exhibition stand?
However, an exhibition stand can also refer to the larger structure or booth that houses your promotional exhibits at a trade show or other event.
At Display Wizard, when we use the term exhibition stand, we usually mean the display itself rather than the space.
How much does an exhibition stand cost?
We offer different solutions at different price points depending on the size of the event you're attending.
We recommend a pop-up display, banner stand, or fabric display for small events. These reusable and cost-effective exhibition stands will help you minimise your costs, with a rough budget between £39 - £1000 depending on size and features.
Modular stands are easy to configure, making them a good mid-range option. If you're okay with building the frame yourself, you can reuse them throughout the year. However, as this is a more sophisticated system with greater flexibility, expect to pay between £700 - £6000.
Hiring an exhibition stand can see your costs rocket with certain suppliers. So, to cut down on costs for the materials we've put together two exhibition system kits. Our curved aluminium Vision kits range between £3,500 - £12,000, depending on the size and complexity of the display. Our heavy-duty gantry systems range between £3,000 - £4,000. All prices exclude venue delivery and additional fees the venue may charge.
What are the standard sizes for an exhibition stand?
The UK's most common exhibition floor space size is 3m x 3m, with 3m x 2m and 2m x 2m also popular. For making a bigger splash with a custom exhibition stand you will really be looking at a floor space of at least 10m2 – with more space allowing for more innovative designs.
In terms of the height the stand can reach, shell scheme units usually have a max height of 2.4m, whilst space-only exhibition stands can be built to a greater height - usually between 4 – 6m depending on the venue.
At larger exhibitions floor space is at a premium so it’s important to maximise the space you have with an eye-catching stand.
It’s important to check the dimensions of your booth with the event organiser before ordering exhibition stands to accommodate your branded publicity.
Where are your exhibition display stands printed?
All our exhibition stands that come with graphics are printed in-house on our premises in the North West of England. We only use quality print materials along with the latest UV LED technology, helping us provide you with durable high-impact prints.
Many other suppliers will print their trade show displays abroad, but keeping this process in-house means we have more control over the entire process from design to print. Post-print quality control checks mean you are unlikely to have any nasty surprises when you display your stand for the first time.
What is the turnaround time for exhibition displays?
We use a reputable courier meaning we can despatch quickly and efficiently across the UK.
Delivery time really depends on the type of trade stand you choose. Off-the-shelf products or those not requiring graphics, such as literature stands, can usually be despatched within 1 working day.
However, the majority of products are either made or assembled to your specification, and may be dependent on receipt of 'print ready' artwork. You will see the earliest possible despatch date based on approval of the artwork on each individual product page.
As standard, delivery is a 2-3 working day service to mainland UK addresses, but we also offer a next working day courier, pre-12/pre-10 next working day courier and Saturday courier services.
We will always make every effort to get your display to you on a short timescale if you have an upcoming show or event. Although we cannot make any promises, please contact us to expedite your order faster than the stated delivery if this is the case.
How sustainable are your exhibition displays?
At Display Wizard we recognise the impact trade shows and other marketing events have on the environment, with single-use displays a large part of this.
That’s why we have committed to a range of measures to reduce the environmental impact of our display stands. The majority of the printed graphics on our exhibition stands are printed with solvent free inks and we offer environmentally friendly media options, such as PVC free materials.
What’s more, many of our displays come with interchangeable graphics meaning you can replace the graphic rather than buy a completely new stand.
For a waste-free solution, our hired Vision exhibition system comes with a 100% recyclable aluminium frame and we can even store and re-use your graphics for multiple events.
How to supply artwork for your exhibition stand?
If your trade show display requires artwork you will need to supply artwork for the stand.
There are a few options for this, you can either:
Supply your print-ready artwork: Use the artwork setup template found on the individual product page information section and email/WeTransfer this to us for approval.
Purchase the product's graphic design service: We have an in-house graphic design team that can turn your ideas into print-ready artwork. You can supply a brief and any assets such as logos/high-resolution imagery to help us create the best design for your needs.
For either option, we will always send you a proof of your artwork for approval before we print – this approval effectively starts the printing process so the quicker we receive this, the quicker we can despatch your order.
More details can be found on our supply artwork page.
What are the different types of trade show stand?
Some of our best-selling products are our banner stands, retractable printed displays that are ideal for taking to events or for displaying on your premises.
Our pop up stands are large-scale stands which are assembled using a concertina frame and clip-on graphics. They are very popular as they are quick to assemble and have been made to promote large high-impact printed visuals.
Looking for exhibition equipment to complement a printed display stand? If so, browse our diverse selection of portable exhibition furniture.
If you want to effectively promote your literature at a trade show or other event, see our range of leaflet holders.
Our display boards are popular for interchanging notes or displaying up-to-date information for an organisation.
What's more, we also offer iPad and tablet stands, which can hold tablets for displaying a virtual presence at exhibitions, trade fairs and other events.
We have a huge range of exhibition display equipment available, so if you have seen anything you like the look of at a trade show or exhibition, contact us and we can point you in the right direction.
Why choose Display Wizard for your exhibition displays?
Display Wizard have a huge variety of different exhibition equipment and furniture to suit business needs big and small. Any exhibitor knows that an exhibition stand can increase sales and boost interest in their company, and that’s what our trade show stands have been designed to do.
We offer everything from small-scale portable display stands to large-scale customisable stands. A display stand is your shop window at marketing events so make sure you stand out with high-impact displays.
We only use the very best print materials to ensure that your display stand makes a huge impression and creates more exposure for your brand.
Top Reasons why you Should Choose Display Wizard for your Exhibition Display:
We use the latest printing technology including EFI's 'cool cure' UV LED printers, featuring UltraDropTM technology for high-definition print quality.
Highly competitive pricing without compromising on quality.
All printing is done in-house, which allows us to despatch most products in 3-5 working days.
Only the highest quality print materials are used to ensure consistently excellent prints with no edge-curling or de-lamination
If you don’t have the knowhow or software to design your graphics, then we have an in-house graphic design team to make your vision a reality.