Types Of Display Stands In The UK

UK Display Stands
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Display stands can be broadly classified as indoor or outdoor depending upon their intended use. Outdoor stands need protection from elements while indoor stands need to be light, portable and easily installable. Display stands in UK come in a variety of shapes and sizes to cater to different types of applications.


Indoor banner displays can stand on the floor, be wall mounted or hang from the ceiling. Display stands are usually used in floor standing banners. The major components of this type of display system are bases, poles, fabric, connectors and clips. The bases take the entire weight of the display and give it stability. The poles support the fabric and keep it stretched.

Different types of stands are available depending upon the combination of bases and poles that they use. The most popular indoor display stands in the UK are cross-base, twin-base and flex-frame.


These compact stands are best for lightweight narrow banner displays. They have a single ‘X’ shaped type aluminium base which can be folded with a scissor action. Being lightweight, about 2 kgs, they are very portable. They are also very easy to assemble and can be put together in minutes. Excellent for point of sales displays and also for sales or information desks at presentations and events.


These have a twin-base with two poles which stand on either side of the banner making them suitable for wider banners which will not be stable with a single base and pole. They are light, weighing around 4 kgs and are perfect for creating an impact with larger banners. If you have a few of these, you can create a very impressive display area in a few minutes.

Lightweight & Portable


These stands are suitable for banners of different sizes due to the telescopic poles which they use. They have two bases which make the banner stand in between the poles. The poles do not obstruct any part of the banner, so they can also be used for double sided banners.

The banners for these types of stands have a cylindrical plastic component on top and bottom which fix to the poles on top and slide into a channel on the base, giving the whole banner a framed appearance. The telescopic poles which can be pulled out and locked into place at any position, allow for flexibility in the height of the banner which can be anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 meters.


Outdoor stands have to be sturdier compared to their indoor counterparts to prevent them from getting toppled due to winds or being damaged by other elements. Depending upon the application that they are aimed at, these stands have different wind withstanding capabilities. The banners are usually made of silks, heavy-duty PVC or other waterproof materials. Here are a few popular outdoor display stands in the UK.

Demo Counter

Demo Counters Or Promotional Stands

These are portable stands that can be used for applications such as demonstration, sampling or promotion of products at outdoor exhibitions or fairs. They are lightweight and can be packed flat for portability, but are versatile enough to be used as permanent display stands. They come in a range of colours, sizes and styles to suit different applications.

Tamper-Proof Outdoor Display Cases

These stands have high quality glass on both sides of the banner or display material to make them safe, tamper-proof and to protect them from rain or water splashes.

Information Cases

These illuminated glass cases are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. They can be used to display a large menu outside a restaurant or in the dining hall. They are also suitable for announcements or other information at functions and events. They are available in different sizes in both portrait and landscape orientation.

We have covered the most popular types of display stands used in the UK. There are many more variations of these basic models, some of which are designed for very specific purposes. These are also available with custom graphics. Whatever your application or banner size, you will find a display stand in the UK that perfectly fits your requirement.

Cross Base

Our most popular…
Compact, lightweight fabric banner stands

More than your average banner stand

  • Compact & lightweight 1.6kgs
  • Extremely modular
  • Easy to carry & assemble
  • Can be used to build larger displays
  • Can be double-sided
Sizes And Size OptionsEach display has an overall height of 2.11m although there are options to extend this height by using a telescopic pole rather than the fixed height pole supplied as standard.

There are 3 standard sizes in our range of FLEX-display Crossbase banner stands:
 50cm wide x 200cm high graphic – Crossbase 50
 65cm wide x 200cm high graphic – Crossbase 65
 80cm wide x 200cm high graphic – Crossbase 80

It is also possible to create the banners in any width up to 80cm. If a 25cm wide or 73cm wide is needed, for instance – it can all be done easily enough as we will make the rails and graphic to whatever size you need.

Weight And Portability

These displays are very lightweight and compact. The examples here weigh 1.6kgs to 2.2kgs depending upon the graphic width. A typical roller banner can weight upwards of 7kg and so if you have to carry a few banners around, this weight difference will be a big advantage.

The banners are very lightweight as they are printed onto polyester fabric and the hardware is largely aluminium.These displays have proved very popular with international travellers because they are so compact, lightweight and easy to assemble. They also make attractive and modern looking point of sale displays.

For systems with graphics up to 65cm wide, we use a 3 sectional vertical pole to keep the system as small and compact as possible. The whole system fits into a tough nylon carry case measuring 74cm in width x approx 10cm in height.

For 80cm wide systems, we use a 2 sectional vertical pole and the whole system fits into a carry case measuring 108cm in width x approx 10cm in height.


As the graphic is independent of the vertical pole and base, it is easy to change. This also allows for graphics of different heights to be applied to the system – so if you just wanted a graphic that covers the top half of the stand, that is no problem as shown below

Vimto Crossbase Banner StandThe system can also be made double sided by using a different clip set and adding a second fabric graphic with rails to the rear of the display.The base used in all of the examples shown is the folding crossbase.  However, there is an alternative base to this called a square plate base.  It is a 33cm square aluminium plate and this is sometimes used for semi-permanent displays.

For more information about the flexibility of the system, see the Features and FLEXibility section which explains this in more depth.


The crossbase stand has been designed with the user in mind and assembly is very simple.

Each display comprises a base, pole, clip set and fabric graphic.

They are assembled as follows:
Flex Display Crossbase Assembly

Crossbase 50cm Banner Stand

crossbase-banner-stand-50 thin

Crossbase 65cm Banner Stand

Crossbase Banner Stand 65cm

Crossbase 80cm Banner Stand

Crossbase Banner Stand 80cm