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Five Event Signage Used During The Star Wars Premiere

Planning and managing an event is difficult but it is also incredibly rewarding to see everything come together.

There are multiple parts involved in a successful event. One of them being signage and displays. These become increasingly important when you have sponsors involve that you need to showcase.

There is a wide variety of signage available to cover every square inch of your event and turn it into a world-class experience for your guests.
Here are the most popular signages you can use in your event.

Media Walls

Source: http://www.comingsoon.net/assets/uploads/2017/12/lastjediheader.jpg

Media walls are commonly used as a backdrop where your guests can get a photograph in front of it while at the same time showcasing your sponsors.
In the Star Wars: The Last Jedi premier, Verizon and Nissan were the sponsors for the event.
Media walls come in all sizes and types. The type of media wall you choose will depend on the maximum size of your media wall.
The most common media wall is the pop-up display. The pop-up display is easy and quick to set up and affordable. The maximum size is 4.5m wide and 2.25m high.
There are other types of wall systems such as TRIGA which can be as long as you want and can be up to 6m high.

Crowd Control Banners

Source: https://www.scpr.org/

Crowd control banners (CCBs) are common when your event hires crowd control barricade. One of the biggest eyesores in an event is showing a bare crowd control barricade exposing the rough and rusted frames.

These banners are generally printed out of a mesh material. It could be either polymesh or vinyl mesh depending on how windy your event is as well as the print quality that you are aiming for.
In the Star Wars example above, those crowd control banners are printed on vinyl mesh.

Rigid Boards

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Rigid boards are one of the most common signage for events. This is because they can be used in a wide variety of settings such as on a wall, hung on a ceiling or in the picture above on the ground positioned in a 45 degree angle.
Rigid boards come in a wide variety of materials such as Corflute, Foam Board, Aluminium, PVC, etc.
A material like Corflute is also environmentally friendly and can be recycled after the event which is helpful when you need to meet certain sustainability criteria for your event.

Mesh Banners

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/star-wars-the-force-awakens-cinema-manager-details-the-nightmare-hellscape-of-screening-a6785436.html

When you need to cover something large such as scaffoldings or walls, mesh banners are your weapon of choice. They are light and easy to pack down which will save you a lot of money on transportation cost.
Because mesh is a light material, you can easily hang them onto a wall or on a ceiling and don’t have to worry about it collapsing onto your guests.

 

Floor Graphics

Source: http://fortune.com/2017/01/23/disney-star-wars-the-last-jedi/

Floor graphic is a unique type of signage that is rarely used at events. These signages can be used to cover a wide variety of floor surfaces such as carpets, concrete, road and floorboards.
Depending on how adventurous you are, these graphics can be used to cover a whole exhibition hall if you want it to.
One of the most common usages of floor graphic is as a directional or wayfinding signage. These signages can be cut into an arrow shape or any shape you want and can be used to direct your guests to wherever you want them to go.
This becomes useful when you have a large event and require your guests to move smoothly throughout the event.

Summary

There are a wide variety of signage to transform your event into a world-class experience. Media walls, crowd control banners, rigid boards, mesh banners and floor graphics are just the start. For the full list of signage and displays, you can use for your event, visit http://www.selbys.net/usage/events/

About the author

Stan Tan is the digital marketing manager at Selby’s, a printing and signage company specializing in events. They were the company behind providing signage for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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