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Photos of Recent LED Fabric Lightboxes

October 10th, 2018 COMMENTS

Recent Trade Show Lightbox Trends

We sometimes forget (or simply don’t recognize) how quickly trends change on the trade show floor. LED Fabric Lightboxes have been around for 5-6 years. Crude versions with muddy low-resolution graphics and hinky lights a little longer.

2018 has become “The Unofficial Year of Lightboxes.” Probably 65% of the exhibits we ship have LED lights — in a tower, backwall, counter, accent, or stem light. It’s at the point where it’s almost jarring not to see a lightbox or LED lights on an exhibit. Not all all lightboxes are equal, but I’ll save that debate for another blog post. What is true is that the fabric, the printing, and the LED lights have gotten better, depending the source/supplier, BUT it pays to do your homework.

  • How new are the dye-sublimation printers? The technology is changing rapidly
  • Does the supplier actually dye-sublimate the image or do they print directly to the fabric (cheaper, more fragile, and wrinkles)?
  • Are the lights and transformers UL approved? 
  • What is the quality of the fabric? Think H & M vs. J. Jill as an clothing example. 

Below are some examples of recent SuperNova LED lightboxes, both purchase and rental. Sadly, LED lightboxes don’t photograph well with smartphones or point and shoot cameras. You see “hotspots,” and the colors are never as vibrant as with the naked eye. However, that won’t stop us from sharing. 🙂

-Mel White
mel@classicexhibits.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/melmwhite

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Classic Exhibits Inc. designs and manufacturers portable, modular, hybrid, and custom exhibit solutions, including SuperNova LED Lightboxes. Classic Exhibits products are represented by an extensive distributor network in North America and in select International markets. For more information, contact us at 866-652-2100 or www.classicexhibits.com.

Universal Trade Show and Event Charging Stations

March 27th, 2016 COMMENTS

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Only $225

Our charging stations are ideal examples of how Classic Exhibits Distributors drive innovations. Several years ago, a distributor asked us to develop a charging station with two monitors. Good idea. Great product. But not very useful for most trade shows and events. However, that idea spawned other charging stations such as bistro tables, coffee and end tables, counters, pedestals, and workstations. Many with LED lights. We kept adding ideas to Exhibit Design Search, then realized about 6 months ago that just about anything could be a charging station. Literally anything as long as the USB hardware and electrical wiring could be hidden.

So, we decided to make it super easy. For $225, you can add (4) USB ports to most Classic Exhibits counters, pedestals, workstations, kiosks, displays, etc. Electrical outlets too for a little more (in the right situation). It could be a portable, modular, hybrid, or custom display. If it makes sense to you… then it makes sense to us. And unlike most charging stations on the market that look like something you’d see in an airport, ours are designed for trade shows and events (i.e., they’re attractive).

At EXHIBITORLIVE, we featured several of our most popular charging stations. What you’ll see in this video is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to charging stations. As always, we encourage you to push us even further.

–Mel White
mel@classicexhibits.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/melmwhite
https://twitter.com/melmwhite

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Based in Portland, Oregon, Classic Exhibits Inc. designs and manufacturers portable, modular, and custom-hybrid exhibit solutions. Classic Exhibits products are represented by an extensive distributor network in North America and in select International markets. For more information, contact us at 866-652-2100 or www.classicexhibits.com.


 

Custom Charging Station with Programmable RGB Lights

December 31st, 2015 COMMENTS

In this video, Mel presents two Custom Charging Stations with Programmable RGB LED Lights. The bistro-style tables include: (8) USB ports, two electrical outlets, and perimeter LED lights. Note the graphic branding on the counter top.

This is a custom variation of the MOD-1432 Bistro Charging Station. Are we shipping lots of charging stations? OH YEA!!!!