This article is particularly important. With the variety of information available on Roll Up Banners, Banner Stands and Retractable Pull Up Banners, it is easy to be confused at what the differences are in regards to price, quality and materials used. Here is a few useful tips to help.
1. How long do you want to use your banner stand for?
As a good guide, a cheap banner will last a few events, an average price banner will be good for 12 months, and a good quality banner should last for years.
2. Be mindful of imported banner stand bases and bags.
They are often made with lightweight aluminium, rather than the Australian standard and may not last more than one or two events. Worst of all, they may have a plastic cartridge system which can break easily.
3. What is the warranty on the Banner Units and graphics?
Our banner stand bases and bags come with a 10 year unconditional guarantee. Most display banners that are cheap come with no or limited warranty. What about the graphic panels? Some companies will not offer warranty on the panels.
4. What materials are used for the graphic to be printed on?
Beware of graphics that are printed on paper. Your graphic design will look great initially, but after a few uses (as few as 1 or 2), it will begin to wear and de-laminate on the edges. What a waste of your investment, and a poor reflection of your brand. With Spyder Displays, your impressive graphic design is printed on a white polyester film with a block out (so you dont see reflections of poles etc on your panel) and laminated with a clear polyester laminate to give you at least 5-10 years of quality finish.
5. Will the banner edges curl?
We have all seen those unsightly banner stands with major curls on the edges. All banners will curl due to the tension from the cartridge, but produced correctly, it will be very minimal. Banners printed on vinyl will normally curl forwards. Banners stands that are laminated, will curl depending on the shrinkage of the materials. Having a polyester backing and laminate reduces the curl. How do we know? 20 years experience in the industry!
6. If something goes wrong, can I get it fixed?
There are only a few Australian Companies that cover all of Australia with supply of banner displays and warranty service. Spyder Displays is all of these things.