Trade Show Signage & Event Graphics: What You Need to Know.

Trade Show Signage & Event Graphics by ICL Imaging, Booth by Bluehive,
Booth by Bluehive, Trade Show Signage & Event Graphics by ICL Imaging

Boston Trade Show Signage & Exhibit Graphics

Want to increase your companies exposure?  Setting up a booth at a national trade show with beautiful Trade Show Signage & Event Graphics is a fantastic way to increase the exposure of your business.

ICL Imaging will produce your colorful Trade Show Signage & Exhibit Graphics, back-drops, and everything else in between, and will print on the finest materials with the best inks available.  We will make them look great!



Curved fabric tower Trade Show Signage & Event Graphics.. Printing & Finishing by ICL Imaging
Trade Show Signage & Event Graphics. Curved Fabric Tower for Primo Medical Group. Printing & Finishing by ICL Imaging

~ What You Need to Know ~

Pre-Event Planning:

Prepare a schedule for your Trade Show & Exhibit Graphics. You’ll also need to know the size of the exhibit hardware and what are the graphic panel sizes and how do they attach – by hangars, magnetic tape or Velcro?

Fabric covered, double-sided curved base Banner Stand. Printing and fabric finishing by ICL Imaging
This is a fabric covered, double-sided curved base Banner Stand. Trade Show Signage & Event Graphics by ICL Imaging



Depending on the complexity, size and quantity of your Trade Show & Exhibit Graphics, will depend on the lead-time needed to produce them.

Once we receive your print file(s), the graphic production lead-time schedule will begin.


Orion RED Trade Show Exhibit. Graphics by ICL Imaging
Orion RED Trade Show Exhibit. Trade Show Signage & Event Graphics by ICL Imaging

When your trade show graphics are finished, they will be carefully packaged and shipped per your instructions to your specified location.

Large wooden Shipping Crate with Tony standing inside of it


You should always ask your PSP (Print Service Provider) to provide you with a proof before the final graphics are produced.

Allow anywhere from 24 to 48 hours in most cases for your proof to be ready. 

When requesting a quote – send a pdf of your print file(s), and discuss any Pantone Matching Colors, products or art work that is critical to color-match.

Color Management Color Chart matching Pantone Colors
Color Management Color Chart



The first thing to consider when thinking about your Trade Show Signage & Event Graphics, is what type of material would you like; rigid substrates, flexible roll-able graphics, or soft goods such as fabric.

Latex Printing Device printing blue text on white media
Latex Printing Device

At ICL Imaging we have a wide variety of in-house output devices and therefore will provide you with the best solution for your application.

Trade Show Graphics can be printed directly to substrates (DTS) on clear, translucent and opaque materials. Images can be Dye-Sublimated onto a wide variety of fabrics or printed as continuous tone images photographically, as well as imaged onto banner vinyl, Paper, Film, Adhesives, and more.

Printing widths can go up to 16 feet wide creating enormous trade show and event backdrops.



Once your Trade Show Signage & Event Graphics have been printed they will most likely need some type of finishing. You can choose various finishing options along with mounting and laminating.


Coating a substrate with adhesive in preparation of mounting an image to it
Coating a substrate with adhesive in preparation of mounting an image to it


Trade Show Table Drape being Stitched
Table Drape being Stitched

Finishing for fabric banners involves stitching pole pockets to allow a pipe or rod to be installed for hanging. Hemming can be added for a finished look or to help reinforce the edges of the fabric.

Fabric can also have Velcro attached to it or silicone edging (S.E.G.) for extrusion based display systems.

Other finishing services can include Silhouette cutting to create life-size cut outs and other interesting shapes other than squares or rectangles. Some substrates can also be heat bent to obtain different shapes.


Silhouette Cut Outs for a Big Event
Silhouette Cut Outs for a Big Event



“Trade Show Manager’s Checklists Pack” by Writers Direct Group

“Five Steps to Successful Signage” by Lena Valenty


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