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What You Need to Know About Setting up a Custom Display Yourself

What You Need to Know About Setting up a Custom Display YourselfSome trade shows help their exhibitors by having a host of union workers available to help with the trade show display labor. Everyone from an electrician and plumber to a decorator and carpet layer are ready to help at the request of the exhibitor. But what do you do if labor is not available?

First of all, breathe. It will be ok. Secondly, you can do it yourself. As long as you know the event s, as well as the state s rules and regulations before setting up all of the intricate details of custom trade show displays, you will be able to successfully get it ready and assembled with your own two hands and these tips.

Using the Right Tools
Many trade show venues prohibit exhibitors from using hammers, screwdrivers, or wrenches when setting up shop. Fortunately, most custom displays come with a hand tool that will allow you and your staff to easily assemble the booth. If you are not familiar with putting together a booth, but do not want the help of unionized labor, then you may want to consider looking for a more simple display stand, such as pop up displays, banner stands, or other portable displays.

Installing Lighting
Tons of lighting is usually used at trade show displays to more easily capture the attention of the audience. Since an electrician is usually needed to install the lights, it can be a difficult job to do along, especially with all of the power and lighting rules that follow. However, the venue usually provides a 120V electrical outlet to each exhibitor in order to allow them to plug in any devices or lighted signs that need it. Lighting can be used as long as a ladder is not needed to install it, since a ladder is also considered a tool exhibitors are not allowed to use. Cables can also run between exhibits or other trade show display devices as long as it is above the display s carpet.

Handling Limits
Union labor is usually allowed to use a two-wheeled dolly to transport all of the exhibit s components, but a four-wheeled cart is not allowed. In order to the stress of having to tote a heaping pile of trade show booth elements to the booth space, use a lightweight booth and only bring what is needed for the event. This includes promotional literature, a couple products, and the booth itself.

Most custom displays are built to be simple to set up, while still having a bold, unique design that will draw in a crowd. With these tips and a new state-of-the-art custom booth, you and your staff will be able to put it together yourself.

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