Portability is one of the most important aspects to take into account when researching a new trade show display. If you have a small team of one or two people and need to be able to easily transport or ship your display affordably, you’ll want to make sure that the display you’re purchasing is easy to move. While many modular displays such as Timberline are also portable, here are some recommendations we have to ensure your setup is as easy as can be!

QuickZip Tension Fabric Display

The QuickZip is lightweight, portable, durable and relatively inexpensive. Due to the lightweight aluminum frame, they can easily be setup and taken down by one person. 

The fabric graphics are vibrant due to the dye-sublimation printing process, and the stretch fabric is machine washable providing longevity to the visual. Because the fabric graphic is independent from the frame you can store multiple graphics for use and even print double sided. Swapping out graphics allows your company to switch messages depending on the target audience you’re marketing to. The fabric graphic slides over the frame similar to a pillowcase, the finished look is a professional and wrinkle-free visual. Advantages of the QuickZip:

  • Machine-washable graphics: The polyester stretch fabric can simply be cleaned with soap and warm water in a home washing machine or can be taken to a dry cleaner.
  • Easily Exchange or Swap Graphics: Because the fabric graphics are independent of the frame, multiple graphics can be utilized to mix-and-match messages to target depending on time of year or event.
  • Highly Portable: Our tension fabric displays have the option to come with a shipping case that converts into a podium, so the entire booth can pack down into an easy to wheel case.

Perfect-Pop Display

A practical solution for companies looking for a booth display with the absolutely fastest setup is a Perfect-Pop display. This display is built on an accordion-style frame, the graphic can even be stored while still attached to the frame. These systems quickly expand open to their intended size, then get latched into place on the backside.  While they are fast to setup, some care must be taken into account to maintain its structure.

Again, if speed is your greatest pain point in searching for a trade show display, then a pop-up display is an ideal solution. Because of the way in which the graphic attaches to the frame and the way in which the graphic is stored, there is a tendency for this style of display to occasionally have puckers or wrinkles on the edges of the graphic. However, this is a trade-off for the ease of setup and takedown. One person can easily manage to transport, setup, and dismantle the display.


The MAX Media Display 

If it’s essential for you to display moving images on a monitor then the QuickZip MAX Media Display is the obvious choice. This display will allow your booth to be as interactive as possible without needing to compromise on portability. The display comes with a TV stand with shelves and has a header which allows for better visibility and yet it all still conveniently fits into one case, perfect for traveling to and from your shows! The MAX Media kit is an extension of our regular QuickZip range so it means you get the benefits of a quick and easy setup too. It seems foolish to spend thousands of dollars on a heavy duty, difficult to setup and possibly one time use display when for a small investment of just $2000 you get all the bells and whistles a modern day, tech heavy company requires while reaping the benefits of portability!


Regardless of the solution you choose for your next trade show booth, knowing that there's a range of options for portable displays is key. Reach out to our sales department if you need assistance navigating the options available.