X Banner Stands vs Retractable Banner Stands

You’ve designed the perfect banner, complete with your message and logo, and it’s ready to print. Everything is in order, but there’s one more thing to do before you can put your new banner on display – and it has a lot to do with how you display it.

Deciding which type of banner stand is right for your business comes down to a few simple details. This article is to outline those details so you can make the best decision on how to effectively display your banners and increase sales with signage.

X Banner Stands

X banner stands (so called because they hold the banner on four corners in a frame that looks like an X) are a good option for a banner stand that’s high on functionality. They’re durable, simple to use, and easy to move around given their lightweight frame. They’re generally less expensive than retractable banner stands, and are a great choice when you need to set up and take down your banners frequently. For example, if you plan on setting up a trade show or business expo booth at various events throughout the year, and need a display that’s highly mobile, then the x frame banner would be a perfect option for you. Another advantage of this stand: replacement of the banner is easy. If you want to change out your graphics, you can simply order a new banner and swap it out on the stand without any additional help.

So, if you want an affordable, durable stand that’s easy to use, move and store, the x banner stand is the choice for your banner.

Retractable Banner Stands

The other popular option is a retractable banner stand. Retractable banner stands offer an easy set up: simply pull the banner upward from its retractable bottom and attach it to the pole included in the case.

Our standard retractable banners are an economical option and are great for stationary displays that don’t need to be set up and taken down frequently. If you plan on moving your banner to various locations, then we recommend upgrading to the heavy duty retractable which offers a more premium stand that can withstand some wear.

One of the best features of the retractable banner stand (and why they’re so popular) is their sleek, low profile design. The banners themselves are printed on no-curl PET vinyl, which is a premium material that prints very smoothly. The stands have a minimalist design and take up very little floor space, which is ideal for trade show booths, restaurants, and lobby displays that need compact banner stands. Overall, they offer a sleek, modern appearance. Retractable stands are also a superior option for creating backdrops by combining multiple banners to form a larger image. See our 10’ banner wall display for an example of this.

With these details in mind, you can select the banner stand that best fits the purpose of the banner you’ve designed. As always, your U.S. Press account manager can assist you with any further questions or details.