Banner Stands | Pop Up Banners

At Discount Displays we offer great value for money, tried and tested reliability and displays that are delivered on time. Banner stands are our most popular portable displays for good reason. They combine affordability with a large graphic area and can be used anywhere. We have hand picked a selection of the best pop up, tensioned and outdoor banner displays in order to offer you the widest choice available on the internet. No artwork? No problem! Use our bespoke design service, or you can browse our range of pre-designed banner stand templates and customise instantly using our online design tool.

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Why Choose Discount Displays?

We sell thousands of pop up banner stands a year. We like to think it is because we offer the very best value for money and a great service. Choose Discount Displays for reliable hardware and vibrant high quality graphics. All our tensioned and pop up banner displays have been chosen for portability, ease of use, durability and value for money. With the flood of products on the market, choosing the most suitable portable display for your next exhibition can be confusing we are here to help call our team on 0844 800 1020 or chat with us now. We import a range of exclusive systems and our printing takes place in house in a state of the art large format print department on the outskirts of London. Printed banner stands are ideal for use at exhibitions, trade shows, conferences, promotional advertising or anywhere else where your business needs a display graphic with impact. Our stands have been tried and tested over several years and have outstanding reliability and backed by a hardware guarantee up to 10 years. Not only is quality assured but you get your trade show and display graphics fast.

Buyers Guide - Types of Banner Stand

What is a retractable banner stand?

A trade show favourite, also known as a pull up or roller banner, this freestanding display comprises a base with an interior spring mechanism. This creates tension to pull the graphic into the base when it is not in use and keeps the banner under tension when it is put up. In effect, it is an upside down Venetian blind. They are generally available as single or double sided displays.

+ Simple to use
+ Economical marketing
+ Graphic rolls up and is protected in the base

- Normally have to be sent away to have graphic replaced
- In cheap versions, the spring could lose tension
- Using the wrong graphics could cause them to curl

Graphic type:
Economy versions will use printed PVC, whereas more expensive models will use a blackout polyester with a protective overlaminate.

What is a replaceable cassette banner stand?

A more expensive version of the standard retractable banner, with the added advantage of a replaceable cassette. This allows you to change the message easily as the graphic simply pops out of the base.

+ Easy to change graphics
+ You could have multiple cassettes with different marketing messages
+ No need to return the whole unit to have the graphic changed

- More expensive than standard banner displays
- A little heavier on average

Graphic type:
Replaceable cassette banners are printed onto an Opal Jet polyester based material which delivers exceptional print quality. It will be finished with an anti-glare protective overlaminate.

When to use an outdoor banner stand?

Plenty of people use their indoor banners outdoors, but this significantly impacts the durability of the stand. A little bit of wind and they will blow over, tie them down and the pole will bend or break. Stands specific to outdoor use are designed to put up with all manner of weather conditions. They can either be a roller pull up type or tensioned types. Both will incorporate a heavy base and stronger poles, as well as a mechanism for allowing the wind to spill from the banner.

+ Withstands the wind
+ Weatherproof stand material
+ Weatherproof graphics

- Costs more than indoor versions
- Heavier base for stability

Graphic type:
PVC banner material is used since it is waterproof and can be rolled up.

What is a tensioned banner stand?

A simple alternative to retractable models, also known as X banners. Tensioned banners are lighter and cheaper than retractables, making them ideal for promotions that need larger orders. They don't have any moving parts and changing the banner is simplicity itself, but they take a couple of minutes more to put up.

+ Lightweight
+ No moving parts
+ Cheaper than roll up banners
+ Easy to change the graphics

- Takes slightly longer to put up than a retractable

Graphic type:
PVC banner material is used for the majority of tensioned graphics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can graphics be printed double sided?
Not all stands can take printed double sided banners. If you select double sided in the refine section, you will see which models can take double sided graphics.

How long do the stands last?
That depends on how much use the banner stand gets and the model. One influencing aspect is how much the stand is used and how well it is looked after. Each product page will tell you what guarantee the hardware has.

Are they for indoor and outdoor use?
The majority of our models are for indoor use. For outdoor use we would always advise that you buy an outdoor banner stand, which can withstand the elements.

Does assembly require tools?
No, they are all tool free assembly.

Is the banner easily scratched?
Our banners are scratch resistant, but all graphics need to be looked after to some degree. PVC banners are printed with scratch resistant latex inks and all other banners are protected with a scratch-resistant laminate.

Does the base protect it during transportation?
On the retractable type, the graphic rolls up into the base and is totally protected. On tensioned models the graphics can be stored and transported in a carry bag.

Can you design it for me?
Yes, we have set price design packages starting at just £10.99. Alternatively, we have a free online design tool. Choose a template and personalise it online in a matter of minutes.

How quick is delivery?
It depends on the product model and how quickly you approve the artwork proof that is sent to you. Most stands take between 3-5 working days. If you have a tight deadline it's always worth calling, if you are in a rush we will bend over backwards to help you.

Banner Stand Reviews

Review: Thank you for the swift arrival of the pullup stand, very pleased with it and the graphics are fantastic! Have recommended you to a friend already and will be using you again
in the future.
Reviewer Name: James Saltridge Review Date: 20/10/2013

Review: The banners arrived today and it is great, I am especially impressed with the quality for the price. The online support was an added bonus, friendly and helpful service that made making a decision easy. Thank you.
Reviewer Name: Andy Jones Review Date: 04/03/2013

Review: I was thrilled with the stand I ordered from you, the graphics really stand out and will definitely attract attention and I was surprised by how easy it was to assemble. I will be ordering another one soon.
Reviewer Name: Michael Proctor Review Date: 03/12/2012

Review: Our pull up stand arrived quickly and has surpassed our expectations; looking forward to putting it to good use! We will be recommending you to others.
Reviewer Name: Claire Stevenson Review Date: 16/07/2012

Review: Just what I wanted. The graphics had real WOW factor! The stand was easy to use and only took me a couple of minutes to master. I'll be ordering some more soon. Thanks
Reviewer Name: Alan Finn Review Date: 17/01/2012

Review: Banner arrived yesterday, absolutely thrilled with them, thanks for all your help!
Reviewer Name: Andy - ETI Recruitment Review Date: 18/05/2011

Customers Voted Our Banner Stands 5 out of 5 based on 6 user reviews.

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