HOW CAN I STOP MY BANNER STAND FROM FALLING DOWN?
Having your banner stand falling down all over the place and all the time is not just an inconvenience, but can be downright embarrassing for the business. Most of us place banner stands at the entrance of our stores, office or place of business. Depending on how windy that area can be, whether it’s fully outdoor or partially outdoor, sudden gusts of wind can simply blow over the stand, and topple it forward, falling flat on the floor.
1. Place a Weight at the Base (especially for Pull Up Stand)
One way to keep the banner stand upright is to place some substantial weight on the base. If you are using a Pull Up Stand, you can place weighted objects at the legs, such as a brick or sandbags. Many customers do this, but we usually advise them from the outset to know the area where the banner stand will be placed. If you know it is an outdoor area and there is the potential of strong wind that will have your banner stand falling all the time, then you should choose more suitable stands such as the outdoor banner stand which comes with a water base to keep it weighted down.
2. Tie it Back Against the Wall
If there’s a wall near to where the banner stand is placed, you can secure the pole of the banner stand to the wall using a length of nylon string or rope. As the pole is usually behind the banner or poster that you are displaying, it will not be visible to your audience. This acts as a deterrent and will keep your banner stand falling down to the floor. However, it is not a 100% solution. Strong winds will have your banner stand flailing like a kite in a storm. Inevitable because the large surface area of the banner cannot escape the wind.
3. Buy a Display Stand with a Water Base
Both Option 1 and Option 2 still suggest that the better option is to purchase a display stand that can do the work you require it to. Knowing that you have a very windy area and that the banner stand will be placed outdoors, right from the outset, you should consider a display stand with a water base.
The outdoor banner stand comes with a water-filled base. When you are ready to display, fill up the water base and at its fullest, it will weigh 23kg. That will surely hold your banner down against the wind. When you are done and need to pack it up and carry with you, you can pour out the water, and it will only weigh 3kg when it’s empty. Very nifty solution!
On Damage And Dust
Banner stands that are placed outdoor or in very high traffic areas are prone to alot of wear and tear. Intentional or unintentional brushes with the banner, getting knocked down or being exposed to the elements. We urge customers to consider how they use the banner stands from the beginning and how to minimise exposure of the banner stand to damage and dust.
In some instances, it is entirely inevitable and we totally understand. Banners are part of the marketing arsenal for most businesses. You send them out to fight, come rain or shine, bearing your marketing message and call to action. We have seen customers bring these ‘soldiers’ back to us from the battlefield. Some have been standing outdoor for months and come back grimy and embittered. Some have been shipped all over the world, used and abused from city to city and then returned finally as a war hero. They do return to us, and we welcome them back like the veterans they are. You can send them back to us, even if they are missing a screw or got their leg chewed off.
We put them on our operating table and we try to save them. Sometimes a transplant is required. We need to cut out the old graphics and give it a fresh new look and dust it down a little.
But we’ll do it. The Bannerstand People will take care of it.
(Ask about our reprinting service!)
Banners are part of the marketing arsenal for most businesses. You send them out to fight, come rain or shine, bearing your marketing message and call to action. We have seen customers bring these ‘soldiers’ back to us from the battlefield. Some have been standing outdoor for months and come back grimy and embittered. Some have been shipped all over the world, used and abused from city to city and then returned finally as a war hero. They do return to us, and we welcome them back like the veterans they are. You can send them back to us, even if they are missing a screw or got their leg chewed off.