3 10, 2021

Digital Screens on your Exhibition Stand

By |2021-10-03T20:34:00+01:00October 3rd, 2021|Categories: David's Blog, Exhibitions|Tags: , |0 Comments

Screens are the future and the future is now. Having a mix of static graphics and moving content is becoming more relevant for today's exhibitors. There are stands which are almost completely made up with digital content, they are mega, both in look and expense. For some exhibitors it's a must, but at what stage do you seriously start thinking about taking bigger screens or more screens? A lot is to do with the content. If you've got a product that needs to be seen to be understood then having screens is a must if you can't bring that product to the [...]

3 10, 2021

Top 5 3m x 3m shell scheme designs

By |2021-10-03T20:23:02+01:00October 3rd, 2021|Categories: David's Blog, Exhibitions, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

There are many ways to dress a 3m x 3m shell scheme, here we take you through the top 5 ways to do just that. 1 - Popups. The good old popup has been around for years. Put a 3x3 straight into the backwall and you'll just fit it in with 150mm to spare either side. These kits are quite heavy at 25kg but they come in a large wheeled case which can be used as a branded table. 2 - Fabric displays are much lighter than popups and have become really popular. One large printed fabric sock is pulled over a [...]

2 10, 2021

Shell Schemes are Changing

By |2021-10-02T19:21:02+01:00October 2nd, 2021|Categories: David's Blog, Exhibitions, Industry News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I built my first exhibition stand over 20 years ago. It was a system called Deltamatrix. Fixed frame system that went together extremely quickly and we made some pretty cool acrylic graphics which fit neatly into the system. Well over time that company split up and became 2. Aluvision and beMatrix. I don't know the story behind it but they both had a very similar system which was way quicker to put up than the other modular systems like Octanorm shell. More recently they both developed a channel which accepts fabric. These graphics meant there were no joins over panels. I always [...]

30 09, 2021

Space Only or Shell Scheme?

By |2021-09-30T23:29:52+01:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: David's Blog, Exhibitions|Tags: |0 Comments

Should I upgrade to a space only exhibition stand? I get asked this question quite a lot. Many exhibitors start out by taking the easy option which is a shell scheme. You get your walls, a carpet, a socket and some lights. You turn up with your portable display and off you go. But............ Does that make the impact that you want? Does it grab the attention you need? You could upgrade to space only. There is more to do but you open up the space and importantly you gain height. Upto 4m. It allows for higher level branding without going to [...]

30 09, 2021

Exhibitions are back

By |2021-09-30T14:13:40+01:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: David's Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Well it's been a long time coming but EXHIBITIONS ARE BACK! Hallelujah! Nobody could have imagined when the government locked us all down in March 2020 that everything would change so much. However, change it has and life won't be the same again. Our love of exhibiting has remained and through the tough times we tried to stay as positive as we could. It's tough staying positive when there's nothing but bad news and negativity. I wonder how you all coped? So we've now been allowed to open back up and start our business proper again. We're back into the factory and [...]

9 11, 2020

Renovate your hotel furniture

By |2020-12-04T11:45:44+00:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Interiors|Tags: |0 Comments

The most famous hotel chains trust Cover Styl' to renovate their establishments with our Cover Styl' adhesive coverings. Enjoy the results and opt for Cover Styl' adhesive vinyls for your renovation projects. Headbeds, side tables, armoires, elevators, doors, desks, bathrooms... everything is possible! Want to discover the many possibilities and advantages of our self-adhesive vinyl films for your hotel renovation projects? Visit the manufacturers website at https://www.coverstyl.com/ With its self-adhesive vinyl films with visual and tactile properties of natural materials, Cover Styl' is the economical solution to give your hotel walls and furniture a new life. Wood, marble, metallic, [...]

11 08, 2020

Window Graphics

By |2020-08-13T23:33:42+01:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: David's Blog, Signage|Tags: |0 Comments

I had a walk around Livingston Designer Outlet and the Centre on Sunday past. Actually quite enjoyed the experience as it was quiet, easy to park and easy to get in and out of shops and with lockdown I hadn't had to endure the shops for a few months. Well, while I was walking around with my family trying to keep my 2 monkeys entertained while the better half browsed it was interesting to take note of what the retailers were doing to draw in customers. So you've got The Body Shop using hanging posters in their [...]

15 07, 2020

Relaxation!!!

By |2020-07-16T18:58:26+01:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: David's Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

I remember my dad always saying to me when I was at school, "this is the best time of your life, you have tonnes of time to do what you like, when you want". Well he was right on the time aspect. Where does it go? With my boys being 2 and 4 they tend not to like playing too long on their own. Dad, can you come play, or can we go for a walk? So at the moment I get work done in short, irregular bursts. Hazel my wife works for the NHS and an aesthetics clinic so she is [...]

14 07, 2020

Is anyone else really tired?

By |2020-07-14T07:49:07+01:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: David's Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

I was sitting at my he office most of yesterday working on our new website. Our existing Drupal website is version 7 and it's quite cumbersome to update so decided rather than upgrading professionally to version 8 jump onto WordPress. Anyway whether it was a lot of screen time or something else I was whacked. Fell asleep while the boys were having their dinner. Not done that ever. Feeling much the same way this morning even though Fitbit tells me I had a good sleep. Busy day coming up with trip to Glasgow, meetings and then back to Edinburgh for meeting on [...]

13 07, 2020

Which self adhesive vinyl?

By |2020-09-10T13:50:05+01:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Signage|Tags: |0 Comments

When getting vinyl prints on Windows or signs it is really important to check what material your supplier is intending on using. For most longer term applications (3 years plus) a polymeric vinyl should be used. This material is made in a different way to monomeric and doesn't shrink as much. So, if you imagine the print goes to the edge of the window then this material will stay there. If a monomeric vinyl was used then over time it will shrink and the edges will start to lift. Once this happens the vinyl will start to lift. The third type of [...]

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