Banner stands vs. X banner stands

Banner stands vs. X banner stands

Old school marketing methods are in fashion again, rather never went out of fashion. You will always see large hoardings on highways advertising a particular product or service. In a similar manner, banner stands never go out of fashion. These banner stands can be positioned anywhere inside or outside your office or even on the road. They effectively promote your business to your current clients moving in and out of the building and potential customers walking on the outside. There is a variety of banner stands that you can use as a promotional banner for your business.

Every set banner stand has its own merits and demerits. To select one, you will need to know the advantages and disadvantages of the particular type of banner stands. The two primary kinds of consideration along with their merits and demerits are explained in the post for you to select the right set of banner stands.

Retractable banner stands

Retractable Banners

Retractable Banners

The retractable banner stands give you the option of pulling out the stand which is attached to the banner, and the banner is displayed. It comes with a base which is available in narrow and full sized. The modern retractable banner stands are spring loaded and extend to its max while a single click can retract it back to the base.


The biggest advantage is that it knocks proof and cannot be knocked off by accident. It can also be set up by one person and takes a limited amount of storage and display space. They come at an affordable price and can be used over and over again.


The biggest disadvantage of the retractable banner stand is that it comes in one or two custom sizes and cannot be altered once bought.

x banner stand

X banner stand

X stand banner

X banner stands are a static banner which is fixed on light PVC pipe structure which forms an X behind the actual banner. This is also called the popup banner as it can be popped up anywhere of your choice and placed. The x frame is collapsible and has no base as it is put on the floor itself.


It is easy to set up and carry if in the standard size and therefore can be handled by one single person. The popup banner in this is usually spring operated and can be pulled up in one go. It is also reusable and can be utilized for some years.


Some of the disadvantage includes the expensive price tag which increases with the quality of the print sheet and the material used to make a stand. It is also light in weight which makes it easy to fly off in windy conditions if placed outside as there is no base.

Which to choose?

The things you should consider while selecting one type are your budget, space of positioning, placement area and the time of usage. Weigh in these four and select the appropriate banner for advertising your business.


7 comments on “Banner stands vs. X banner stands”

  1. Xelin says:

    Woah. I didn’t know X banner stands are quite expensive as discussed above. I thought retractable banners look more exquisite. The thing with X banners is that they’re only good for one sided banners. With retractable banners, you can put up a two-sided print.

  2. both banners are beauty on its own, the Banner X are collapsible but retractable banners are safe for the collapse. people prefer retractable banner more than any other banner due to its multiple benefits.

  3. Yup, every banner stands have its own benefits and demerits but the retractable banner is the king of all banner stands this is why I always pick retractable banner stand for my display.

  4. Eunice M. Dorsey says:

    Both banner is good and its own benefits But i love rectangular banner stand.

  5. Mike Kutler says:

    thanks for sharing the advantages and disadvantages of banner stands.

  6. Yellow Cat Media says:

    I agree the demerits you mention for the retractable banner stands but there are custom sizes available in the market and event management companies can arrange almost any size of the stand. I’m just sharing my personal experience.

  7. One of my batchmate’s projects is to participate in a trade show to showcase his latest robot prototype to pass his project. It’s good to know that he can get a banner stand that is easy to set up so he can advertise the features of his prototype in style. I think I’ll help him pass his class by finding a company to make one for him since he said that he’ll treat me to lunch if I help him with this.

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