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What are retractable banners?

 Retractable banners are one of the most common solutions for durable and transportable messaging. A combination of a metal base, or stand, and printed graphics, retractable banners allow for the printed graphics to attach to the base of the metal hardware and remain hidden inside the hardware until further use. When the banners need to be used, the graphics are pulled out of the metal base and attached to an adjustable pole to create a freestanding signage solution. When finished, the graphics are detached from the pole and retracted back into the base of the hardware. This keeps the graphics clean and safe from any potential damage while being stored or during transport. 


What are retractable banners used for?

The main purpose of retractable banners is to be a portable, durable, and reusable signage solution. They can be set up and taken down in a matter of minutes, and are light enough to move once set up.  Coupled with professionally printed graphics and messaging, retractable banners are perfect for tradeshows, events, conferences, corporate sales meetings, and in-store retail signage. As long as the hardware is maintained and cared for, the graphics can be changed out for different events and seasonal promotions allowing the hardware to be reused multiple times over its lifespan.


Can retractable banners be used indoors and outdoors?

Retractable banners can be used both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor use comes with a few caveats. We recommend that the stands are only used for a short period of time and not during any inclement weather conditions. Even though retractable banners have a sturdy and durable base, we don’t recommend using them during windy conditions as they could topple over and cause potential injury. At anytime, retractable banner stands can easily be taken down and stored in their transportable carrying case.


What material is used for the printed graphics?

We print on a vinyl substrate for all our retractable banner graphics. Vinyl provides a smooth printing surface that produces vibrant and crisp graphics. The vinyl material is water and fade resistant giving it added durability for when it is used outdoors.


What sizes do the retractable banners come in?

There are multiple styles of retractable stands that are available, and each one serves its own purpose, including a double-sided version. Typically, you can expect the viewing are of most retractable banner stands to be between 30” x 83”. All stands require 6” of bleed at the bottom edge to allow for installation into the base of the stand.


How retractable banners installed/used?

As explained previously, retractable banners are simple to use and require little assembly. Your stand will arrive in a padded carrying case with graphics already installed. Simply remove the retractable hardware from the case and securely lock the pole into the base. Slowly pull the graphics out of the stand, as to not damage the graphics or hardware, and attach to the pole. You are all finished. To disassemble, just follow the same steps in reverse. All stand come with instructions. When not in use, keep the graphics retracted inside the hardware for protection and store inside the carrying case. Do not stack anything on top of the case as this could damage the hardware and shorten the lifespan of your retractable banner.


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