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Creating Your Own Truss Display Configuration

Truss displays are among the more versatile trade show exhibits on the market. Much like an erector set, existing configurations can be reconfigured, often with the parts you might already have or by purchasing the extra parts needed. If you've never purchased a truss display before and see a configuration you like but want to make some modifications, it's easy enough to create a rendering based on your parameters to achieve the desired effect.



Or if you want to start from scratch, you can submit a rough sketch showing the overall shape and dimensions. A full 3-D rendering will be created at no charge, breaking everything down, right down to the part count. Usually revisions can be done at no extra cost (and are often required in order to refine your customized design.) Many configurations incorporate towers that are well over 8 feet high. A lot of venues have the 8 foot restriction, so usually it's just a matter of leaving off the extra parts to get around that.


Oftentimes when people think custom displays, they are under the impressions that customizations translate to extra expense that is not the case with trusses. It is only a matter of making sure you have the correct number of parts, cases, any extra accessories such as lights, and that your graphics specs are built correctly to fit your new configuration.


If you are creating graphics for your display truss, consider the pros and cons of your different substrate options. The most popular choice is dye sublimated fabric, which is lightweight, easier to transport as you're able to fold them, easier to spot clean and can be washed and ironed at low settings. They can be dry cleaned as well.


Fabric can be finished to attach either via a series of clips (recommended) or via velcro to the trade show display truss. The other option is 20 mil PVC, or a laminated plastic material. They adhere magnetically, must be rolled before stored or transported. While they are heavier than the fabric option, they allow for a higher quality print than fabric, including Lambda (high definition) which is the highest quality of print available. The disadvantage of any PVC material is the weight. Many truss configurations only allow for fabric, since the panel dimensions are too large for PVC (magnets would not be able to support the weight of the panel.)


When you consider the endless possibilities with adding monitor mounts, graphics, table tops, shelves, mounted literature racks and the ability to reconfigure easily, truss displays are an ideal and flexible solution for your custom trade show booth needs.

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