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Lorraine Buchan

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Post Thu Oct 23, 2003 9:06 pm

Exhibition Display

Ok here's a tuff one.

I have a customer that requires an exhibition display, the size is to be 7ft high by 16ft wide.

The restrictions are: a budget of £1000 and the fact that they don't want any joins in it.

I can't think of anything that would come in that size without any joins.

I told the customer that it wasn't possible to get one piece that big, but they insist they have seen a vodafone one without any joins.

Anyone have any experiance of this or any ideas?
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Post Thu Oct 23, 2003 9:16 pm

I think they may be referring to Flexisign
It can be stretched across the front of a aliminium box using special tensioners to keep it taught. Very large sizes can be obtained.

Not used it myself but have read some of the literature associated with it
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Post Thu Oct 23, 2003 9:19 pm

Crumbs! I've just seen the budget price

Did they ask you to walk across water as well?
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Post Thu Oct 23, 2003 10:03 pm

Lorraine

Give em a banner! Only way round with the joining issue (especially with the budget), less likely to see one as it will be heat welded, unless there is a banner material that comes super wide.
John is right about flexface, it does come wide but it can be more expensive than than ordinary banner.

Another point to remember is, customer's don't see things like we do, they don't have the trained eye, and are often unwise to practicalities of producing a sign and to make it pleasing to the eye.
Ask him/her where this supposed no-join Voda sign is and get a look yourself, but only if you think its worth it.

You can only give a grands worth if thats all they got!!!
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Post Thu Oct 23, 2003 10:09 pm

Hi Lorraine,

When they say “exhibition display could they be referring to the material type that stretches over a folding lattice frame where all the display material fastens on with Velcro!!

7ft x 16ft sounds like a bespoke job to me, and John may well be right about the budget.

Do a web search for ‘folding display stands’.

I have a client that has two or three of these things, but nothing on that scale.

Alan
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Post Thu Oct 23, 2003 10:16 pm

You could give Nimlok in Wellingborough a ring. They make very large fabric banners and they supply various collapsable structures to hold them. They also hire equipment out as well which could help with the limited budget.
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Post Fri Oct 24, 2003 12:04 am

I think it sounds like these collapsible structures too..
There are a few places that do them..

I think a banner type material or something like john mentioned. The material for Flex-face light boxes.. How you would tension it is another story..

Why not give Steve Brear a call! I’m sure he will give you Good advice as he does plenty exhibition work all year round. :wink:
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Post Fri Oct 24, 2003 5:32 am

Material up to 3.5 m wide is availble for grand format printers , so a digital print on tyvek or scrim banner would most likely be the best option for the face , the display method would depend on what the client wants.
You are looking at 112 sq ft here - so if you want to make any profit , both frame and print would have to cost less than lets , say gpb 700 which allows GPB 6 per sq ft - not a lot of money.
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Post Fri Oct 24, 2003 8:11 am

Lorainne im sure your client is refering to a simple Nimlok Pop up display unit done correctly they can appear to have a seamless graphic face they are in fact in strips and held in place magnetically I do a great deal of them along with banner stands and portable exhibition units Im afraid their budget is too low though.
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Post Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:31 am

Hi Lorraine,

I may be able to help, though it would be helpful to have a little more info:

i) What are they hoping to attatch it to and how?

ii) Would they accept a welded seam?

iii) What kind of print coverage/image type are we looking at (ie photgraphic image/text/vector artwork)?

iv) What kind of usage are they looking to get from it (ie one off exhibition/or repeated use)?

v) Have they realised it needs to be flexible for transport and storage?
Regards Peter (aka Nauts, now know as Magpie)
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Lorraine Buchan

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Post Fri Oct 24, 2003 4:23 pm

Well i am at the moment going down the tyvek route but it's still over budget by 1k

The customer was originally wanting a solid structure until we pointed out transportation & storage problems - Duh!

The background is white with their own logo dotted all over the place in random order. As far as i'm aware its for two exhibitions only hence the budget
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Post Fri Oct 24, 2003 5:40 pm

Hi Lorraine,

I should be able to get a sub £900 price on this if they would take:

2 panels @ 1066mm by 4877mm
inkjet print onto white poly film(175mic) with satin laminate(100mic)

Logos etc. would need to avoid crossing long edge as tiling would be
hell over that kind of length

I know its not exactly what your looking for but maybe the client will
compromise.

I'll look in monday to see if this is any good to you.
Last edited by magpie on Mon Oct 27, 2003 9:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post Fri Oct 24, 2003 5:42 pm

PS I hope I haven't broken any rules by posting the above offer?

If I have please remove message and I'll know not to do so again.

Regards Peter

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