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  • Trade Show Banners That Stand Out

    Trade show banners.

    Trade show banners can be tough to design to be effective. At a trade show, you're surrounded by competitors that are all competing for attention. In this blog, we'll go into some design tips and tricks to make your banner design stand out above the rest. Continue reading

  • Trade Show Booth for California Baptist University

    CBU trad show booth mmi3Wood is just a medium, but what you do with it is a whole different story. The opportunities are endless when you're given a piece of wood. We recently worked on a project for California Baptist University to help create a trade show booth as they were partaking in the NACAC College Fair 2016. NACAC, The National Association for College Admission Counseling, is an organization that guides and helps students make smart choices about their future education. Made up of over 15,000 professionals, NACAC works together with these professionals to hold college fairs and seminars to mentor and help point students in the right direction.

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    California Baptist University (CBU) is a private Christian university located in Riverside, California. It is ranked one of the top in Southern California. CBU strives by the motto "Put faith in the journey," which means that every student/person has a purpose in their life. CBU really aims for students to understand this purpose and to have an educational experience that is Christ-centered. Doing so, they hope for graduates to have learned skills that show integrity and to exemplify their purpose within the work place. CBU trad show booth mmi

    Trade show booths are always fun to make because we get to put together an eye- catching display for students you don't have to use cheap trade show banners, in this case, to observe and really get the whole picture of a specific organization. There are many unique and creative ways trade show displays can be made. The more unique it is, the more memorable it will be. California Baptist University took a unique route, and allowed the attendees to really get involved, while showcasing their school. On the left side of the booth, CBU incorporated their "Put Faith in Your Journey" motto by using a vinyl wall wrap for the graphics. However, the lettering for the motto was created using individual letter wood prints to create a three dimensional effect. CBU trad show booth mmi4The center of the booth consisted of a mini display of a few items that resembled CBU such as a backpack or surfboard. Furthermore, on the right side of the booth, we attached a black board that allows the students to get involved. It gave the students the opportunity to think about their futures and write down where they think their journey will take them. Involvement within trade show booths helps attendees set the booth apart from other booths. Attending college fairs or any trade show can get overwhelming because attendees are meeting a good grip of people, and observing many booths. Be sure to make your custom trade show booth a memorable one to help keep people interested.

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  • Numana, Inc. Serves the Hungry!

    Recently, we got the opportunity to work with Numana, Inc., a fairly new non profit organization that started in 2008. Numana is located in El Dorado, Kansas and stands as a public charity that raises awareness and educates people on international hunger relief. Through holding food packaging events, Numana brings together a community of volunteers to help bring awareness to hunger issues.

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    According to the statistics given on Numana's webpage, "Nearly 870 million people in the world are suffering from extreme hunger. And of those people, 98 percent are living in developing countries." That's an extremely large percentage of people that aren't getting the right consumption of good nutrients for their bodies. Also, 1 out of 6 children in those developing countries are malnutrition, which will lead to deaths if they are not taken care of.

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    Numana works hard to fight these hunger issues by creating food packing events around the world to create simple meals for these people. Some of the meals they package are rice, soy, beans, and a blend of vitamins. Companies like these make a difference in the world. We are extremely blessed to be working together to help such a great cause. We created a few trade show banners that displayed their mission statement and how they are a non profit organization that serves the hungry. We incorporated real images and important information, so they are easy to read and understand by others. 

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  • Booth Designs at Comic-Con

    Alright, so I'm back friends! If any of you went, I was dressed up as The Red Umbrella from the Pixar short film, "The Blue Umbrella".

    Anyway, I have some pictures here of great booth designs from the biggest pop culture & comics convention in the world, and I started to notice a pattern. There were a lot of BOATS this year. Boats and Pirates. That seems to be a running theme for 2013.


    The next addition to the Assassin's Creed saga is number "IV", featuring a pirate assassin named Edward Kenway. Ubisoft docked a pirate ship right behind the Convention Center, instead of a booth, but that didn't make it any less accessible. Attendees could walk right onto the ship, explore it's reaches, play some AC IV demos, and meet with the creators. Not only is this a fantastic idea, but it was one of the biggest things I've ever seen at Comic-Con.

    Fun Fact: I seriously believed that they towed in an actual ship just for the occasion, but the ship looked mighty familiar. Turns out, it's the San Diego-famed floating museum called The Star of India. Many kids around San Diego, including myself when I was younger, usually get to spend a day on the ship or even sleep over to see what sailor life was like. Kudos to Ubisoft for taking advantage of a great opportunity.


    Apologies for the blurriness, but this is the Starz booth. This year they decided to feature a brand new show coming this fall, called "Black Sails". And you guessed it's about pirates. Just behind the lady statue and the mast was a couple of pirate actors and a prop of a pirate lashed to the mast, and clearly dead. It was fake, but still eerie, and definitely set a tone for the coming show. Up above, they had some jumbo-screens to show the trailer. I couldn't hear a thing, so I waited until I got home to watch the trailer.


    There's no doubt that ABC's "Once Upon A Time" is a guaranteed hit, and it's coming back with another season with a vengeance. Now, I personally haven't seen the show, but my sister informed me that this last season ended with main character, Emma Swan, forced to ally with the Evil Queen and Hook in order to rescue her son from Neverland. So, it's safe to say that this is probably Hook's famed ship. I don't think this one was accessible, but it did have screens along the side for the new season trailer, like the Starz booth.


    Like what you see, but a little tired of pirates? Yes, I feel the same. Well, not to worry, because next time I'll be featuring a few new booth designs: Lego, The Walking Dead, and the Ender's Game Experience outside the Convention Center. For all your trade show banner and booth needs, check out out specialty Trade Show Banners page!

  • A Lesson from Comic-Con

    Today marks the beginning of Comic-Con once again! Sounds the trumpets please!

    San Diego is my hometown and it always makes me giddy when Comic-Con week rolls around. It’s as though the whole city gets dressed up in all it’s nerdy best to visit the chapel that is the Convention Center. The effects of all the new visitors can be felt as far north as Carlsbad, and it never gets old.

    But it’s not just the attendees that are putting on their best costumes...the vendors have rolled up their sleeves and gotten down to business in booth design. In fact, some designs become so iconic at the con, that they are described by the booth then the actual brand name. For example, "Hey I'll meet you by Adventure Time!", "Meet me at The Walking Dead!" Sadly, I can’t put pictures up just yet, but I will as soon as I get back!

    But let’s talk about what’s been revealed so far:

    AMC - The Walking Dead

    AMC has once again returned with The Walking Dead themed booth (definitely going to check it out!). Judging from the pictures already online, this new booth design is incredibly interactive with the fans! Its a recreation of the prison, where the protagonists were last hiding out at the end of Season 3. There’s a guard tower, the room of Walker heads floating in tanks, and some zombie actors to take pictures with! No word yet on if they’ll stay for the whole weekend, but here’s to hoping. What I love most about this is how they recreate a set that fans have come to recognize immediately. It’s a smart move, going outside the standard square booth with some plastic zombies like last year. The more you can connect with you audience directly, the more they’ll return that back to you.

    Cartoon Network - Adventure Time

    Cartoon Network’s hottest show has to be Adventure Time. And much like in previous years, it’s back with a vengeance, taking over the booth. The entrance is the entire Ice King’s head! You walk through his mouth to get to the good stuff. Again, it connects with their direct audience, albeit without the zombies.


    One last fan favorite at Comic-Con are, of course, the “mega-booths!”. These ones, including AMC’s and Cartoon Network’s booths, are designed to be seen above and beyond your field of vision. You can spot that sign, that tower, that screen above them from anywhere in the Exhibit Hall. These giants include the Nickelodeon booth, Fox, Lego, Lucasfilm, and the list goes on.

    Stay tuned next week! I’ll be posting my pictures and walking you through what sets all the booth designs apart, as well as some trade show do’s and don’t’s. And take a look at our Trade Show Banners to get an idea of what's in store.

  • The Conventions Cometh - Trade Show Banners

    The time has arrived: drum roll please...

    It’s Convention Season!

    E3, Comic-Con International, Anime Expo, and those are just the ones in Southern California. Whatever may be near your neighborhood, be it trade show, fan convention, or up-coming extravaganza, there’s never been a better time to pack up your booths and high tail it to the expo center!

    Here at Banner4Sale, we’ve got all you need to set you up with a great presence for your show. First step: aerial views. You want to make sure that people can see you as they wander down the aisles. Capture their attention with a beautiful color banner!

    Our specialty trade show banners can be made custom to your needs. Do you want it to hang? No problem, we can add pole pockets or ring grommets for free. How about a stand-alone floor banner? We’ve got those too! Additionally, we have stands and a carrying case that can accompany each purchase of a trade show banner. What if you want to wrap it all around your booth? Well, that’s a different offer.

    Provide us with the frame, and we’ll work with you to create a comprehensive and creative wrap that will blow you away. Our Vinyl Wall Graphics have been used by many of our pleased customers, including Oakley and Famous Stars and Straps. Check out our Vinyl Wall Graphics page for more pictures!

    So, what are you waiting for? It’s a great opportunity to meet new customers, make some business connections, or just plain have fun.

  • Upgrade Your Industry with Trade Show Banners!

    Expos, trade shows, conventions, and conferences....what do they have in common? Businesses and trading ventures! These gatherings are the hub for the up-and-coming and everything new, so spruce up your appearance and connect with the conventioneers with a trade show banner.

    Portability is Key

    Trade show banners can vary between your standard hanging banner, such that can be seen on our Custom Banner page, or a specialized type of banner known as a retractable banner

    Retractable Trade Show Banners

    Retractables are exactly as that sound: easy to assemble, quick to dismantle, and trouble-less travel. Each retractable banner is created with the same attention and design as any normal hanging banner would have, so there’s no need to change a ready design.

    These handy go-to banners comes with a carrying case, a stand and support clamps to keep your banner steady and professional wherever you go. With retractable banners you are guaranteed an easy and portable self-advertisement, the same investment that you can gain with a regular banner without all the hassle of assembly.

    Other Trade Show Banner Accessories

    If a retractable banner doesn't fit your bill, then take a peek at our standard banners. No matter where your conference or trade show is located, your banner will be guaranteed to last outdoors and in. Each banner comes with grommets for hanging or pole pockets for standing up.  If your event is outdoors, we recommend wind slits to endure those breezy days.

    Creativity Slumps

    Can't Photoshop if your life depended on it? Call us up, and we’ll help you out!  Let our creative team take a look at your design and help you determine what size would best fit your design. Trade Show Banners are a fantastic investment for your business, especially when you’re frequently on the road convention-hopping.

  • Five Tips for Trade Show Events

    Trade shows, conventions, expos....they’re the meat of every industry. It’s a place for like-minded businesses and people to gather and peek at each other’s projects, upcoming products, etc.

    But the trick is how to get yourself there.

    I’ve gathered some pointers here about some things you should take care of before you go jetting off to the nearest convention. A checklist, if you will.

    1. Booth Design

    First thing’s first: you need a home-base for said convention or trade show. If you’re planning on being an exhibitioner, rather than a visitor, it’s time to start thinking about how you want others to see you.

    Consider what you deem most important about your business: is it your products? Your people? Your brand name? Whichever one it is, put that up front and center in your design. Use clever displays, such as custom trade show banners, to hang and draw more customers from across the halls.

    If you’re putting up displays or a mini store, make sure to leave lots of room for people to roam and browse. Most importantly though, is to stay in your space! Adhere to the space measurements that the convention has given you, and don’t encroach on your neighbor. For more detailed info, read about it in our post for trade booth design.

    1. Freebies & Giveaways

    Want a surefire way to gain more customers? Give ‘em a gift. Conventioneers love free things, no matter how small or mundane: from frisbees to promo coupons, we keep them all. Diversify your giveaways by setting times during the day that these giveaways will occur. Not only will you attract customers that want it, you’ll gain new customers who stick around to see what’s new.

    1. Transportation

    This is the tricky part: getting your booth to the show. For smaller shows, they may provide you with a table or chairs, although most larger shows won’t. In the case of smaller shows, a simple van or your own car can be enough to transport your things. For larger events, with massive booths and walking’s going to be a little trickier. There are many companies out there that specialize in shipping for events. Search for the nearest shipping company to you, and get going!

    1. “Clothes Make the Man”

    Your body language and appearance are the first impression. People tell you this advice all the time in interviews and such, but it still rings true for trade shows. If you’re attending as a professional, stick to the shirt and tie for men, a nice blouse and skirt/dress pants for women.

    If your target demographic is little younger, then  you can get away with some t-shirts, collared shirts, etc. but try to have a “team shirt” with your logo or slogan printed somewhere visible.

    1. Gathering New Customers

    Trade shows and conventions aren’t just for showing off your shiny new toys and products, but it’s also a place to gain new customers. Have a sign-up sheet somewhere (which is old school) where customers can leave their email for future events. If you really want to wow them, gather their contact information with some cool tech: tablets, computers around your booth, or give them a card that they can use to sign-up for newsletters at home. The more interactive the better, and don’t just stick to the social media: branch out a little!

  • MoreFire Mondays, Outdoor Banner

    MoreFire Mondays Banner...doesn't get cooler than that! My first banner job here. Just want to to thank all the staff and crew for making it so smooth and having it turn out so well. You always have a soft spot for your first born!

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