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Recommendations for Roll Up Banner Stands

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by Old Guard Graphics, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. Old Guard Graphics

    Old Guard Graphics New Member

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    Hi we just recently added an espon s40600 to our shop. Previously the majority of our work is screen printed apparel. We have our fist order for retractable banner stands (33.5 x 96) and need some recommendations for retractable / roll up banner stands. We have an account with Grimco and Reece Supply which both have options, but just wanted to see what suppliers and brands everyone recommends. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
     
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    bannertime Very Active Member

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    We primarily used the Artistic Picasso (Grimco). Nice mid-range stand. We've since switched to using Drytac Retractable Plus (Reece). It comes in a "hard" case tube and has two top mounting pieces. It doesn't have the side covers like the Picasso, but everything else is about the same, except they're nearly half the price. So we offer the cheaper Drytac and then a nicer Artistic Matisse which we've never actually sold. Everyone has chosen the Drytac. They come in cases of 6 so it makes it really easy to stock a bunch of them.

    We also made the choice to stay away from the stands with the retracting pole and much prefer the 3 piece collapsing pole.
     
  3. Old Guard Graphics

    Old Guard Graphics New Member

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    Thanks for the info, do you mind me asking how much you mark them up? I was thinking 50%
     
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    bannertime Very Active Member

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    I couldn't tell you how much I mark up the stand itself. I know how much time it takes to print, trim, and mount. I know how much it cost in materials. I know how much I can sell them for. I can say that I make more money selling the Drytac than I did the Artistic. If I was just being a middle man and reselling the stands itself, we'd be anywhere from 20% to 65%.
     
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    We normally use Showdown Displays for these. To me, an assembled/printed banner display should be around $150 retail out the door. (unless artwork costs need figured in)
     
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    bannertime Very Active Member

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    I'm assuming that's the Value Retractable. It's always a sticker shock when I see their pricing. Like who's out there spending $326 on a retractable banner stand? Is it electric? I don't get it.
     
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    They have a couple different pricing views available. The pricing that shows up on their website when you're not logged in is the MSRP; not the price that it is to you.
     
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    Reece carries Drytac Media so they should be able to get the bannerstands referred to earlier. Also if you haven't done bannerstands in the past, you may consider subbing out the entire order with the printing to someone like Orbus for your first couple of orders and take a look at the media they use and how the hardware is attached. It's not too bad once you get going, but there is a learning curve to know how to handle attaching the graphic to the leader for the best alignment when it retracts. Also depending on your printer, there are different media options you should consider.
    https://www.theexhibitorshandbook.com/
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    CONTACT US

    Phone: 866-672-8715

    E-mail: info@orbus.com

    Website: www.orbus.com

    Address: 9033 Murphy Road
    Woodridge, IL 60517
     
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