September 11, 2019

Cardboard Recyclable Displays for Events and Exhibitions

Recyclable displays made from cardboard are a great, eco-friendly alternative to traditional banner stands and are ideal for use at exhibitions, events, conferences or for use in retail and showroom environments.

Printdesigns have developed a series of products that can be assembled from a flat-packed state in a matter of minutes with completely tool-free assembly.

Products like our Toblerone Cardboard Display can be seen in use within busy exhibition venues, providing an attractive way to promote products and services. The three-sided design means that content can be viewable from almost any direction unlike conventional one or two sided display stands.

There is also a strong demand for recyclable point of sale display products in retail showrooms. Not only are flat packed displays convenient for transportation to stores but at end of life, they can be disposed of in the normal paper and cardboard stream along with other waste.

The example below shows one of a series of cardboard ‘Toblerone’ displays that were distributed to Ducati motorcycle dealerships in order to promote 3 key model types.

Printdesigns employ a digital, UV printing process that allows us to print directly onto cardboard materials. Furthermore, we use digital cutting technology for the cutting, creasing and folding of our cardboard display products.

Using digital print and cutting technology removes the high set up costs normally associated with the production of cardboard POS (point of sale) displays and opens-up these products to customers with a demand for one off or small order volume requirements.

The range of applications for these displays really is endless whether for use at an exhibition, roll out into showrooms or for use in busy retail spaces as was the case with the example shown below.


In the example above you can see that the cardboard display stand was stood onto some bespoke printed carpet to further enhance in-store branding.

As well as ‘off the shelf’ display designs, Printdesigns can also help with the design of completely new display stands that are tailored to the clients exact requirements. Our team can create a virtual render of the product followed by a prototype for testing usually at minimal cost.

For more information, please get in touch with our team on 01785 818111 or visit our website

May 13, 2019

Modulate™ Displays – Product Review

Modulate™ Displays were introduced in 2018 by leading portable displays manufacturer Ultima Displays. The Modulate™ system represents a development when compared to conventional ‘tube’ displays that are widely available today (sometimes referred to as TEXStyle or Formulate Displays).

The Modulate™ Display System builds on the practicality of a fabric tube display (lightweight and easy to assemble) by offering the primary advantage of being linkable. In other words, you can purchase multiple display frames and join them together to create much larger display stand configurations of varying shape and size.

Typical Modulate™ Display Building Block 1.5M wide x 2M tall


So, how does it work?….. The Modulate™ system uses a tubular aluminium frame that push fits together. To keep the process of assembly as simple and straight-forward as possible, the vast majority of tube sections are pre-connected with elasticated bungee cords. This means you can break apart the main sections of the frame without having to piece so many individual sections together again when it comes to re-building them!

Assembling a Modulate™ stand is very simple and a typical frame goes together in a few minutes . Once the frame is constructed, the printed fabric graphic simply slips over the top and zips-closed at ground level to secure it in place. You can attach the graphic to the frame whilst it is standing up or alternatively we found that it’s easier to lie the frame on it’s back to fit the graphic (if you are shorter!).

The visual effect on the Modulate™ Display really is very good. The fabric graphic is made from a highly elastic polyester material so it tensions without any unsightly creases or wrinkles (even if the print has been stored/folded for an extended period of time). Colour reproduction is also very strong and vibrant too when graphics are printed using a dye sublimation print process onto quality fabric materials.

Bespoke Wall of Modulate™ Stands



So, what type of stands can be constructed with the Modulate™ Displays?…. All sorts!

Every single section of frame can be connected together by simply offering two stands up to one-another. The magnetic connection is hidden within the vertical tube sections of the frame and allows the angle of the sections of Modulate™ to be adjusted when they are ‘snapped’ together. It is handy because you can essentially choose the shape of the display while setting it up to fit the overall space you have to work with.

Modulate™ frames are available with a selection of height and width options so there is a choice of ‘building blocks’ to work with. To add interest, some frames are available with top sections of the frame being angled. Using such sloped sections of frame in the overall stand configuration can give a more bespoke look to the overall stand arrangement.

This solution is really aimed at those customers who are looking for an exhibition system with an emphasis on portability but there is no reason why this type of system could not be used within a retail environment or other public space.


Modulate™ display stands fitting into a bay window area at event


If you are looking for a display solution for a particular event then Modulate™ Displays could certainly offer a solution. The examples above show the Modulate™ system in use at a customer event. By working with the client to establish the available floor space and shape, we were able to propose a design solution in the form of a 3D CAD design along with a quotation. There is no cost involved for producing a concept design and of course the quote is obligation free.

If you would like to discuss a project, why not get in touch with a member of our team and see how we can help.

Printdesigns are a specialist supplier of portable fabric displays, customers are welcome to visit our printing facility in Staffordshire by appointment.

You can also visit the Modulate™ Display Stands section of our website for further information and prices.


December 6, 2018

New – Promotor Action Counter Available with Strong Internal Shelf

The Promotor Action counter is a great quality, UK manufactured portable promotional counter that can be configured with various options such as a header panel, internal dustbin, full-colour printing and a smooth tabletop surface.


Image of the action promotor counter available online from Printdesigns



Promotional counters are ideal for product demonstrations, sampling, and retail marketing campaigns.
All the promotional counters from Printdesigns are available with or without bespoke printing.

Our updated Promotor Action is now available with an extra strong internal shelf that is ideal for supporting heavy objects such as a microwave oven for example.

Image of the Promotor Action Counter with printed panels from Printdesigns

The ability to support heavy objects makes this popular promotional counter the ideal food tasting or food sampling promotional counter, ideal for in-store promotions and events.

The Action Promotor with strong shelf is available to purchase on the website in two guises:-

  • Standard Action Promotor Counter (with normal internal shelf)
  • Action Promotor Counter with Strong Internal Shelf

Both units can be supplied with a printed panel, produced from your own artwork. In addition, the header panel for the unit can also be bespoke printed and even contour-cut to shape.

The reasons that make the Promotor Action counter the perfect addition to your next promotion are:

  • Optional flat counter top
  • Hygiene friendly counter unit – perfect for food sampling
  • Optional built-in tidy bin at the rear of the unit
  • UK manufactured counter unit made to a high specification
  • Optional strong shelf at the rear of display ideal for storing heavy duty items
  • Carry bag included
  • No tools required for assembly

Image of the Promotor Action Counter with waste bin shelf available from

The new update of the Promotor Action Counter is also ready to use with our optional iPad display enclosure. For use with any iPad from the ‘2’ up to the ‘Air’, it brings a level of interactivity to your demonstrations and product displays.


The Promotor Action Counter with iPad Enclosure for interactive product displays and presentations. Available from Printdesigns


Printdesigns supply a wide range of other promotional counters in a choice of styles and sizes to suit almost all requirements and budgets.
As well as ‘off the shelf’ promotional counters, we can manufacture bespoke products for volume orders.

For more information on our product range or to find a solution to meet your requirements, why not call and speak to one of our experienced team who will be happy to provide helpful advice and support on all of the products in our range.

Check our main website for more innovative promotional counters.




November 1, 2018

Exhibition Accessories For Every Stand

8 Ways to Add Impact To Your Exhibition!

If you’ve followed our guides on pop up stands and fabric stands, you’ll already be looking sharp and ready for the show.

But just how to make the most out of that stand and space?

This post will throw a few exhibition accessories into the mix to help you raise your game even further.

Exhibition stand accessories can be broken down into two types – ones that grab attention and ones that perform a function.
Now I’m not saying that the ones that are all about function can’t be eye-catching too, it’s just that for them, they’ve got a job to do first!


Image of the mini Spiral Exhibition Display System as an exhibition accessory from Printdesigns



Exhibition Accessories That Provide Function

If you’re adding an element to your exhibition stand and it’s going to take up some of the floor, it needs to pay for itself in usefulness over the three or four days.

The first stand accessory that is more of a necessity than an add-on is the counter.
We’ve got a wide range that covers every requirement on our main page here.


Image of a Pop Up counter used in a blog post about exhibition accessories from Printdesigns


A Pop Up Counter like the Eurostand is ideal for somewhere to place literature, a laptop or just to take down client information. 

Simple to erect and super stable in use, Pop Up Counters are available curved, straight and with shelves and racks to hold collateral.
Most of them can integrate graphic panels for extra branding opportunities and many of them have storage built in like the Expolinc Case & Counter.


Image of a fabric Pop Up counter used in a blog post about exhibition accessories from Printdesigns


The Spiral Display System is a clever little unit that folds down to a single wheeled case for transporting around and storage.

When in use, it simply ‘pops up’ to create a 4 level display case for presenting your products.
It includes a built-in downlighter and the windows of the unit can also be branded to really bring focus to what’s inside.

There’s also a smaller plinth version that has two levels and the option for an iPad mount.


Image of the Spiral Exhibition Display System as an exhibition accessory from Printdesigns


The Physique Freestyle Multi-Height Nest Plinth is designed to showcase your products in an individual and engaging way.


Image of the Physique free standing display unit as an innovative exhibition accessory to spruce up your stand. Available online from


With three levels, multiple tabletop diameters, and a choice of fabric wraps, its a cost-effective way to present whilst still keeping you that bit more distinctive compared to the other exhibitors.  

Info on all the Physique Freestyle options is here.


Image of the Formulate pop up meeting pod from Printdesigns


An addition that really changes the dynamic of the stand is the Formulate Meeting Pod.
Not only does it give you somewhere private to step out of the main stand with a client and talk, but it also adds an impressive second area in the simplest of ways.

The Pod can be fully branded to either fit in with your main display or with a bit of creative flair, take on a life of its own.

More info on the Formulate Meeting Pod is here.


Image of the fabric Formulate pop up meeting pod from Printdesigns



Exhibition Accessories To Grab Attention

The Formulate Circle Hanging Structure sits above your stand like a visual sentry letting everyone know where you are and how to find you.

Imagine the Goodyear blimp sat over you in the exhibition hall or even better, how about the bat signal!?
It’s an impressive and eye-catching accessory that is guaranteed to put your brand head and shoulders above everyone else.



Image of the Formulate Hanging Structure available from Print Designs online


For information on the Formulate Circle Hanging Structure, our product page is here.


Image of the fabric exhibition accessory Formulate Hanging Structure available from Print Designs online


Designed to span the stand to create a focal (and discussion) point is the Formulate Arch.
Available in either 2.7m or a huge 6m, this easy to assemble structure will make your stand the one they all talk about.


Image of the Formulate Fabric Arch exhibition accessory from Print Designs


It adds a dramatic feel to any space and, of course, can be personalised and printed with any full-colour artwork.
Your unique message adorned across this monumental arch will ensure that when it catches the eye, it makes a real on-brand statement.


Image of the 6m Formulate Fabric Arch exhibition accessory from Print Designs


The 6m version even has an option for a triple archway just in case a single arch doesn’t have quite the impact your business deserves!

Anything illuminated in the exhibition hall catches the eye.
Take something that’s illuminated and make it different, then you’ve got a product that will stop people in their tracks.

The Lantern Banner is exactly that.

At 2m tall, imagine one of these sat at either end of your exhibition stand.


Image of the Lantern Illuminated Fabric Banner by Print Designs


With optional LED lighting, their unique shape plus the three-sided bespoke printed panels, these lanterns really are a surefire way to make your space stand out.

After the show, they can even be used outside your business premises!

Image showing the Exclusive LED Scroller Banner from Printdesigns


Finally, our all new LED Scroller Banner can take your message and put it up in lights.

We wrote a post about the innovative LED roll up banner but as a quick recap, its as easily transported and erected as a standard banner stand but this one is capable of so much more.

Pull the graphic panel out of the cassette and fix to the centre pole. Take the intelligent LED screen and slide into the fabric sleeve.
Program your message using the easy to use Android app and beam over using Bluetooth.


Image showing the screen on the LED Scroller Banner from Printdesigns


Super bright, totally customisable and incredibly simple to use.

Exclusive to Printdesigns and brand new to the UK, the LED Scroller Banner could well be the exhibition accessory that your next show needs.

For info on the LED Scroller Banner, click here.

We’re always on the lookout for innovative and imaginative additions to our exhibition and display ranges. Bookmark our page to be the first in the know when we add something new.

Making a lasting impression in the exhibition hall can be a tough task.
One of our exhibition accessories could be the element that puts you and your business in the spotlight.

PS. Looking for ideas on exhibition booths? Check out our guide to shell scheme graphics and more.

October 11, 2018

Fabric Exhibition Stands For Innovative Exhibitors

Following on from the previous deep dives into ideas for Shell Scheme graphics plus the previous post on how to make the most with an exhibition floor space, now we’re turning the spotlight to fabric exhibition stands.

Fabric display stands from Printdesigns


Here at Printdesigns, we adopted dye sublimation technology early on in the technology’s life.
I could see the huge benefits in soft materials that don’t crease, can be easily transported and also creates super vibrant images whilst still staying cost-effective.

There is still a place in the exhibition hall for rigid boards and polyester panel clad pop up stands, but with the innovation in fabrics coupled with the frame designs available, I can see them really being the defacto go-to product for exhibitors who want to stand out from the bustling crowd.


Texstyle curved fabric stand from Printdesigns



Reasons to use fabric graphics for your next exhibition stand:

  • Lightweight – so easy to transport around and even pop the graphics in the post to a colleague within the UK or overseas.
  • Easy to erect – pull the fabric around the frame, zip up and voila, job done.
  • No joins or seams – unlike standard pop up panels, the fabric graphic will be produced in one piece.
  • Machine washable – how about being able to pop your graphics in the wash if they become dirty?

All our fabrics are not only printed here in Staffordshire but we also sew and fully finish in-house.
No shipping your order elsewhere to be completed off-site.
We check the quality all through the process and  we can monitor your fabric exhibition stand all the way through production.

Now, as I mentioned in a previous post, the exhibition hall is a busy place and it is make or break as to whether you stand out or slip into the sidelines.
Using these innovative fabric frames will help push your brand and message to the fore and catch the attention of your target audience.

The first and simplest of our fabric options is the Impact Hop Up Display Stand.

It works on the same premise as a panel clad pop up stand however this one uses a single piece of fabric to showcase your graphic.

Instead of having to line up three or so strips using magnetics on the back of the panels, the Impact Hop Up utilises velcro on it’s one single section. 

Incredibly portable and complete with a wheeled trolley bag that fits both panels and frame, the Impact Hop Up can be assembled and disassembled in a matter of minutes.

The Impact Hop Up Stand or its curved alternative can be found here and here.

  Impact hop up fabric stand from Printdesigns


Next up is the Embrace SEG Pop Up Stand. 

Similar in concept to the Hop Up, this one incorporates a  silicone beading that is attached to the fabric and fed into the frame.
The silicone bead is used instead of the velcro and allows for greater tension to be applied to the face graphic. 

In simple terms, it means your message will stay smoother and flatter against the frame.

Its also worth mentioning here that we use a blockout material for our fabric exhibition stands. Even when there is strong light behind your display, you won’t have any distracting frame show-through.

For more information on the Embrace SEG stand, click here.

Embrace SEG fabric stand from Printdesigns

Texstyle & Formulate Fabric Stands

The big difference between the Impact or Embrace above and one of our Texstyle or Formulate range is down to the way the graphic is fitted to the frame. 

Instead of silicone beading or velcro, the fabric graphic panel used for the Texstyle has been sewn as a sleeve.
Made in a stretchy polyester, it is simply pulled around the frame and zipped up.

Super quick to assemble, incredibly lightweight yet brilliantly effective.

If you’ve been looking for something different in exhibition stands, the Texstyle range could be exactly what you’ve been searching for.

We can add in lights, literature holders, brackets for flat screen TVs, even iPad stands.
It’s an impressive and adaptable display stand that also looks incredibly stylish.

Texstyle straight fabric stand from Printdesigns


To find out more on both the Formulate and Texstyle ranges, click here.

If a 2.4m or 3m wide just hasn’t got quite the imposing size your brand requires, we’ve got options at up to 6m across.


Image of Texstyle 6m curved fabric stand from Printdesigns

These colossal fabric backdrops are so much easier to assemble than magnetic panel alternatives.
As with the smaller versions, we still produce as one complete sleeve that is simply pulled over the frame and zipped up. 5 to 10 minutes to erect and just the same when taking down.

Plus, when it comes to transporting around, who would believe a 6m wide fabric exhibition stand could be packed up and carried by hand?

Click on the links for info on the 6m versions of both Formulate and Texstyle.


Scene Ultralight Fabric Exhibition Stand

A stand that’s a little different is the Scene Ultralight from Sweden.
It’s a free standing back wall that excels where ultra lightweight and portability are the highest priorities.

The Scene Ultralight uses vertical telescopic poles across the width that are joined together by two horizontal curved poles. 

Now the clever twist is in these two curved poles. They can be combined into 12 different ‘shape’ variations.

Image of Scene Ultralight fabric back wall from Printdesigns


Once you’ve decided on the shape, slide the top and bottom bars into the two channels of the fabric graphic. The top pole is then fitted to the fixings in the vertical poles. 

The poles are then lifted to create the tension on the fabric and the lightweight scheme can be adapted to create the desired look.

Perfect for a unique back wall, check the video on our product page here.

I’ll cover some of the other fabric add-ons and unique systems we create here at Prindesigns next.
From the eye catching Drum Fabric Display to the Arch and Meeting Pod, I’ll be back with ideas and inspiration for making the most of your exhibition space.

We go the extra mile to create innovate exhibition display but don’t just take our word for it – look through our reviews and see what our happy customers think.

And, if you are local to Staffordshire, our on-site showroom is available.
Pop in for a coffee and look around our range of pop ups.
Send us a message through our Facebook page or direct on email to to let us know you’re coming over.

PS – if you missed the previous articles on exhibition displays and pop ups, catch up with our guide to making the most with Shell Scheme graphics, and our look at exhibition floor space options.