When it comes to deciding on a banner stand and thinking of your design, the biggest decision for many companies is often “What sort of banner should I go for?” Well, there are plenty of options including, a large banner, small banner, a roller stand, a pop up stand or a pull up stand. Before we look into this, it’s important to develop an understanding of what it is you are actually going to be ordering. Many companies can often mistake these different types of banner stands when ordering, so to help you better understand these different types, we thought we would take a look at the differences between pop up and pull up banner stands and what each one is.

What is a pop up banner stand?

As the name suggests, a pop up banner stand is one in which you “pop up”. These tend to be a bit larger than pull up banners and are very popular for trade shows and exhibitions. The various sections of the banner stand is clicked together to make one impressive banner stand. Pop up stands are also more expensive the pull up stands.

What is a pull up banner stand?

A pull up banner stand is one that you simply pull up and can set up in a matter of seconds. They can also be known as roll up or roller banner stands and tend to be 2m high with differing widths depending on your needs. This can be printed on one or two sides and are much cheaper than their pop up alternatives. Pull up stands are easy to set up and collapse, making them a popular choice for sales teams who regularly visit trade shows. The low cost also make them an ideal choice for point of sale inside your place of business.


3 key differences between pop up and pull up banner stands:

  1. Time to set up:

The first big difference in pop up and pull up banner stands is the time taken to set them up. Neither banner stand should take incredibly long to set up but pull up (or roll up) banner stands can be set up almost instantly. You simply pull your banner up using the retractable system and put the pole into place to make sure it is securely in place. It really is that simple. Pop up banner stands can take a little bit longer to set up as you need to click the different banners into place and create the frame to ensure your banner will securely stay in place. In today’s fast paced, constantly moving working environment, saving seconds and minutes at trade shows is crucial, as it means you can get down to the things that really matter – chatting to the customers and making a sale.

  1. Size:

While the height of both pull up and pop up banners are similar, the width of them and space for which you can get creative, can be considerably different. Pull up banner stands are much narrower. The widest pull up banner stand we provide is 1200mm wide. Pop up banner stands are much wider than pull up stands and can often span across the whole space of a shell at an exhibition. This can be a great way to make an impact at these shows and really promote your brand and your offering.

  1. Cost:

Perhaps the most important thing for many customers is the cost. Don’t forget to consider cost in relation to quality. Depending on your budget, you’ll find a quality banner stand that works for you and your business. Pull up banner stands are the cheaper option on the two. Pop up stands are considerably more expensive than the pull up options and should be considered as a longer term investment. If you are regularly visiting trade shows, conferences and exhibitions, and this is a big part of how you acquire customers, then pop up banner stands are a suitable choice and a worthwhile investment.

The next time it comes to ordering a banner stand for your business, remember some of the key differences between pull up and pop up banner stands when setting your budget.