Looking around the room at a trade show, you'll see a sea of displays and booths. The most desirable ones are easily noticeable. You'll probably notice that they appear to be new, look well put-together and have been taken careful care of. So, keeping this in mind, there are particular precautions to take to preserve your display so it looks as good as, if not better than, all the other trade show displays. One of the initial things you will always want to do is correctly store your display so that it isn't damaged and stays in good shape. These displays are supposed to use for quite some time so that they can be used repeatedly for many more shows. When you give your display the attention and care it needs, you'll help make certain that it will stay in good shape. Not only will this save you money, it will also save you time due to not having to fix damage and buy new pieces for it repeatedly.
Special cases are used most of the time to hold your trade show display in for storage and shipping. If your display did not already arrive one of these special cases, then most likely you can purchase one from the company you bought your display from. This is a intelligent move because of the time and trouble it will save you. Your display can be enclosed and stored inside this case to alleviate any damage as you travel between trade shows. The foam is custom designed with precuts to hold your display precisely in place. The foam is positioned between each piece to keep them from rubbing and bumping into each other to avoid tearing and other damage, while the hard outer plastic will protect it from weather elements and other outside factors that could potentially ruin the display.
Your case and display should not be stored on the ground due to the possibility of water damage. You may live in an area that is prone to flooding, and if you don't, malfunctioning plumbing can still occur and flood the area where your case and display are stored. Place the display on the top of a table, pallet or anything else that will lessen the chance that the display is affected by water at some point. Water may get inside your case and keep the display wetter for hours longer than you want it to, furthering damage quickly.
Make sure you store the display in a place that is suitably temperature controlled. Displays are designed to fit together very well. Heat can quickly increase the risk for the display to begin to warp and bulge in places where you don't want it to. If your pieces are swollen, then they will not fit together the way that they should. Once the pieces become warped, the display will likely no longer be operational. Many displays consist of plastic parts. Extreme heat may cause these pieces to become brittle and weak, causing them to break over time. It is always better to store your display inside a temperature controlled warehouse as opposed to a shed or garage where temperatures can damage the display.
Take into consideration things you can try to alleviate before they happen, when storing your display. It is always advisable to put everything together prior to you heading out to your event. Assembling the entire display before you are due to be at your trade show ensures you that it is working and looking its best before you arrive. This will give you extra time to order parts or fix anything that is broken ahead of time. Keeping the tips shared here in mind will enable you to have continued use of your display for quite some time to come. Following the suggestions provided here will help free up your time so that you can focus on reaching more prospective clients or customers when you're at trade shows.