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.

October 3, 2018

The New Revolution In Roller Banners?

It’s hard to stand out.
We covered ways to make an impression with exhibition graphics in our previous post so we know its tough to create an impact.

Its why we continually develop new systems and search for fresh options to get your message noticed.
Its what we do to keep us (and you) ahead of the curve.

Its also why, when we spot something a little different, we’re all over it!

Now, it may come as a surprise but we know a little about roller banners.
We know which ones work for what purpose and which are more reliable and which are the best at each price point.

What we also know is that sourcing something really unique in today’s roller banner marketplace is pretty hard to find.

That’s why, when we set eyes on our new LED Scroller Banner, we knew that sometimes a product that’s really innovative does pop up.


Image showing the Exclusive LED Scroller Banner from Printdesigns


Our R&D people with their white coats and clipboards have been testing it out for a while.
They’ve been pulling it, pushing it, and generally putting it through its paces.

Once they gave us the nod, we knew it was ready to make its first appearance in our online store.


Image showing the innovative LED Scroller Banner from Printdesigns


Our Scroller Banner product page has all the info, but I’ll cover the main points here as well while I’ve got your attention.

It’s no bigger than a regular roller banner so it’s still incredibly portable and easily carried around.
In fact, the main difference to a standard unit is that it needs power for the LED screen. It’s a 3 pin plug so no hassle.

Plus, instead of the graphic being printed on a textured film, the Scroller Banner uses a creaseproof and durable polyester fabric.
Punchy and vivid, your image will be almost as bright as the LED screen itself!

By using a fabric, we’ve incorporated a pocket where the LED screen simply slides into.
After the stand is in place and upright, the intelligent LED panel slips into the sleeve ready for action.

Its also worth knowing that we can produce additional polyester printed panels should you need to cover different events or applications.

To get your information up in lights, there’s an Android app that beams the info directly to the screen via Bluetooth.
One touch and the LED’s message is completely personalised. There is even a setting for the font type and scroll speed.


Image showing the screen on the LED Scroller Banner from Printdesigns


Where To Use A New LED Scroller Banner Stand

  • Offices and meeting rooms – guests being immediately acknowledged with their name on the screen.
  • Events – as a programmable wayfinding solution, it can’t be beaten.
  • Retail – how about today’s specials or offers changed daily with the flick of a phone screen? Simple yet remarkably effective.
  • In fact, it’ll fit anywhere you’d use a regular roller banner.  An LED Scroller Banner will just catch so many more people’s attention as they walk past. 



If your displays are just not getting the attention they deserve, turbocharge your banner stands with the all-new LED Scroller from Printdesigns. 

Full product information and to order click here.

September 27, 2018

Filling The Floor With Exhibition Pop Up Stands

Featured Image for a blog post by Printdesigns about the best exhibition pop up stands for your business


Following on from our previous post on ideas for making the most out of a shell scheme stand, this post looks at what to do with exhibition stands when you’ve got the whole floor to design with.

If you’ve rented space and been allocated a part of the exhibition hall’s floor, you need something to fill that space and make the most impact.


Image showing the Essential Pop Up Exhibition system from Printdesigns


The days of standing behind a table and handing out flyers to everyone that passes by is long gone and as we said in the last post, you’ve got seconds to grab a visitor’s attention.
Because of this, you need something eye-catching and visual as well as large enough to fill the space you’ve been given.
Being eye-catching is common sense – bland or unappealing just won’t inspire in a crowded hall – but large?

There’s a lot of competition in that exhibition hall and you’ll be vying for prospective customers’ attention the same as everyone else.
If someone is walking two aisles away and catches a glimpse of your display, you need it to pull them in and get them interested.

You also need to remember that your stand, like any of your promotional print such as signage, brochures, or business cards, conveys who and what your company stands for.

I understand everything has a cost and exhibiting needs to be cost effective but looking impressive in an exhibition hall needn’t be as expensive as one might think especially if you put some ideas into the design and flow of your space.


Exhibition Pop Up Stands

Now, roller banners or a Pop Up Tower could be the first option when looking to fill the floor.
In most spaces though, a roller banner is going to look a little lost unless incorporated within more display units, and that means more cost for what may be minimal extra impact.

The first alternative to fill more real estate both in height and area is a Pop Up Stand.


Image showing the Express Pop Up system from Printdesigns Staffordshire


There are numerous alternatives and we’ve got a full page of pop up stand options but to keep it simple, the reasons for choosing one over the other are:

  • How big does it need to be?
  • How is it being transported to the venue?
  • Who is putting it together?
  • Is it to be reused?
  • How unique do you want your brand to appear?

Most pop up stands use an aluminium frame and a number of printed panels that are attached to the frame using magnetic strips. 

Something like our Express Pop Up stand is ideal for its low cost whilst still offering big impact.
It’s 2.2m tall and can be fitted with lights along its straight or curved width options.
The printed panels use a tried and tested polyester film and are finished with a scratch resistant surface.
For transport and storage, these panels are placed inside a wheeled case which doubles up as a podium when exhibiting.
The aluminium frame also folds down and is popped back in its own case.


Image showing the assembly of the Express Pop Up system from


There is also the popular Expolinc pop up system that offers ease of assembly while offering either a straight or curved display.


Image showing the Expolinc pop up system available online from


It’s a simple solution and works well. The only downside is that in an exhibition hall, there will be potentially hundreds of this same type of unit.
Not an issue if you’ve got the design in place to look unique, but if your stand needs to really stand out, there are other options.


L-Shaped Pop Up Stand

An L Shaped stand will not only fill the space but also transform it with a sense of something much more expansive.
Just by having that different free standing floor layout, it catches the eye and has much more of a visual appeal.

The ‘L’ can be on either side of the display and with much more wall space, it can incorporate TV screens or leaflet holders.
It’ll also give you or your team space to walk around and interact with visitors.

We see them not only used in a corner booth space but they also effectively block out other surrounding spaces and help keep the focus on your brand.


Image showing the L shaped pop up exhibition system from Printdesigns

More information on L-Shaped stands is here.


Serpentine Pop Up Stand

When you’ve got plenty of floor area to cover and you need to look as impressive as possible, the Serpentine or Wave pop up stand is ideal.


Image showing the wave or serpentine pop up display exhibition system from


It’s flowing design makes for a much more attractive unit than a flat panel exhibition display unit. Being just under 6m wide, it also has plenty of space for your brand to tell it’s story.
Plus if you have a number of your people on the stand, you’ll need enough room for them to work – the Serpentine has space in spades.

The Serpentine and its specifications are here.

Gullwing Pop Up Display

Another impressive looking option is the ‘W’ shaped Gullwing Pop Up.
Like the Serpentine, its spacious width is guaranteed to fill the space effectively and really get your brand seen.

The two sections can either create a flowing seamless display or could even be used as separate areas promoting different facets of your business. The Gullwing’s frame can also be split apart to make up smaller units or even multiple displays for smaller shows and events.

Investing in a stand like the Gullwing will give the opportunity to exhibit effectively for many, many shows.


Image showing the Gullwing pop up exhibition system from Printdesigns


More information here.


Shaped Island Pop Up Stands

If your floor space allows people to see you from multiple routes within the hall, the simplest and most effective way to showcase your brand to all these visitors is by using a shaped stand.
There are options for either triple or quad islands that make your brand viewable from pretty much any angle.


Image showing the Triple Island Pop Up System from Printdesigns


They link up regular 3×3 frameworks (making breaking them down as smaller individual stands simple to do) and the panels fit to the frames with the same tried and trusted magnetic bars.
If you have a large floor space to cover and are out to impress, one of the Island stands will certainly stop people in their tracks.


Image showing the Quad Island Pop Up System from Printdesigns


For details on the Triple Island click here, and the Quad Island is here.


Use our exhibition design tips from the post here when thinking about your artwork and be prepared for your next exhibition to be a huge success!

This post covers the options for Pop Up Stands that use separate panels to make up the graphics. All these displays utilise the magnetic bars and anti-scratch panels that have been the go-to products for Printdesigns’ Pop Ups for years.

However, with textile printing really making advances (plus our investment in the right kit), the alternative fabric display stand may be the better choice for your business. 

In our next post, we’ll look at the options for making a real impact with fabrics.