Banner stands are probably the most popular type of display product, and they are certainly one of the most versatile. Ten years ago, retractable banner stands for trade shows were the most common style of banner display stands, and that hasn't changed over time. However, back then there were only a few models available, and they tended to be fairly expensive, which is why portable banner stands became popular, as they are much simpler displays and therefore less expensive as well. Now it seems cheap banner stands from China are the most common stands for banners, but that's only because they are sold in so many places that don't offer any better alternatives. We recognize that not everyone has the same needs or the same budget when shopping for display banner stands, so we offer a huge variety of styles in every size and price range we can, so that any customer can find retractable banner stands for trade shows, store events or promotions that will fit both their needs and their budget. No matter what price range or quality of stand you are interested in, you can be sure that any model we sell will stand up straight without leaning to make your banner look professional. With this in mind, look through the links below for the different types of banner display stands to see all the different models we offer. You will find that higher quality displays with better durability and greater convenience features can be had for only a few dollars more than the entry level models. And for those who need high end stands with professional features and durability, we have those as well, and everything in between.
For those who are looking for portable banner stands, which are those models that are not retractable banners but instead require the banner to be removed and rolled up manually when not in use, we have a large selection of models in this category as well. These portable display banner stands are especially popular for banner walls, since the banners are typically the full width of the stand in this category, so multiple banners can be placed together to form a nearly seamless wall. They are also popular as retail banner stands, since some of the models come with heavier weighted bases that add stability for use in situations where people may bump into them, such as in retail store displays. In a store environment, banner displays tend to get subjected to more contact than exhibition banner stands, so this extra stability is beneficial. Of course, there are many models of retractable banner stands for trade shows that are stable enough for use in a store display, but since the biggest advantage to retractable banners is how easy they are to set up and take down, and store displays tend to stay up longer without being set up as frequently, that feature is not as important. Also, because portable banner stands don't have a retractor mechanism and very few moving parts, banner changes are usually very simple and even inexpensive models tend to be extremely reliable over a long period of time.
For those who need banner displays for outdoor events, we have a large selection of outdoor banner stands, including outdoor retractable banner stands, feather banner stands, also called flying banners or beach banners, portable outdoor models with bases that can be weighted with water or sand and even giant flag banner stands. These models are specially designed to survive outside in the elements and generally are designed to handle wind, rain and sun, where indoor banner stand would fail or even possibly become dangerous. While most indoor banner stands could be used outdoors in ideal conditions, none of them would survive any amount of wind without falling over or breaking under the stress, and it's impossible to predict when a gust of wind may come up and destroy your display, or even worse, injure someone. So, we offer all kinds of displays in different price ranges so no one has to be put in that position and can instead have a stable stand for their banner that will look good and hold up to the elements.
In order to offer the variety of styles, sizes and prices we do, the selection of banner stands has grown to be too large to manage on a single page. In order to make navigating more convenient, we have broken up our stands into multiple categories. You can click on the icons below to jump to a category, or read the descriptions below the icons to learn more about the different types of displays you will find under each link. Since we do have such a large number of displays, we encourage you to look at our retractable banner stand comparison chart, or the portable banner stand comparison chart to see all the models on a single page with key features, prices and specifications. You can also give us a call, send us an e-mail, or chat live when available, and we'll be happy to help you choose a banner display to suit your specific requirements.
We also have a separate website that sells only banner stands and accessories, and it has some items that we don't offer here on our main website. If you are looking for replacement parts for banner stands, you find a category for those on our BannerStandPros.com website. We also offer preconfigured replacement banner options there as well, which some customers find easier to order.
Retractable Banner Stands
Retractable banner stands, also called roll up banner stands or pull up banner stands, are generally considered the easiest and most convenient trade show banner stand to use. They get their name because they have a mechanism that retracts the graphic into the base when it's not in use. Generally it's a spring loaded mechanism but some of our high-end models use a different system that has no springs at all. In every case, you simply pull up the graphic like you would pull down a window shade, and attach the top rail to a support pole. Except for extremely wide models that require two support poles, a single person can easily set up a retractable stand in under 1 minute. Taking down this type of display is just as simple. You lift the top rail off the support pole, carefully lower the graphic back into the base, and put the pole and base back into the case.
Portable Banner Stands
Portable banner stands are also referred to as non-retractable, spring back or tension back models. This family of displays includes all the models that don't have a retraction mechanism, but instead require the graphic be manually attached and removed from the stand. Retail banner stands are portable models that have a heavier and less mobile base to stand up to the type of traffic that is typical in a retail location. Since retail displays typically don't travel, they don't have to fit into a compact travel case like you would expect from a trade show display. These models can be used as banner stands for trade shows, and portable and retractable banner stands can be used in a retail environment. They are placed in the categories they were designed for to make it easier to differentiate them from one another. Since portable and retail models are both non-retractable, we have placed them in the same category for ease of navigation.
X Banner Stands
X banner stands are a type of portable stand, but they are so different from most other styles that we gave them their own category. X banner stands get their name because when set up, the banner stand frame looks like the letter X. This style of stand is extremely lightweight and simple with a reputation for being the best option for customers looking for cheap banner stands.
There are many different variations of the X stand, but they all share some common design elements. They each have one or two hubs that support arms which attach to the corners of the banners, usually with grommets. The arms are flexible like tent poles and create tension which holds the banner taught. They are extremely lightweight and pack into a small space, and they are among the least expensive portable banner stands.
Table Top Banner Stands
This category features banner stands that can be used for table top displays. Almost any banner stand could be modified to work as a table top display. The models in this category are either specifically designed as table top displays, or they have support poles that allow them to be used at heights that are suitable for table top use without modification. If you want any to use any of our other models on a table top, contact us and we'll be happy to help you configure them.
These banner displays are combinations of multiple units of various sizes to create banner walls that are great as back walls or banner stands for trade shows where a large display is needed.
Outdoor Banner Stands
This category contains all our banner stands that are designed for outdoor use. This category includes the popular feather banners and teardrop banners, which are also called flying banners. All the stands in this category have some type of base that can be weighted for stability in the wind. We have both single and double sided models, retractable outdoor banner stands, and a selection of portable outdoor banner poles. These items can also be found from our Outdoor Displays section, but they are show here as well as they cross over to both categories.
Pop Up A-Frame Banners
Pop Up A-Frame banners are a lightweight, portable and convenient style of indoor / outdoor display. These A-frame banners offer instant visibility. The folding metal frame collapses back into a convenient storage bag between uses, making them excellent for sporting events, promotions, trade shows, and directional signage. The folding frame also makes them safe to use on sports fields, since they present no risk of injury to the players.
Banner Stand Accessories
This category includes banner stand accessories such as lighting and travel cases, as well as complimentary items such as literature racks and table covers.