I have no experience whatsoever in trade show pop-up displays, but one brand I've seen over and over is Coyote (for instance: http://www.apgexhibits.com/Coyote-10-Curved-Pop-Up-Display-CMP-p/coy-4x3-c.htm )
They look like the reference brand for pop-up displays but (obviously) sell at a premium. Does anyone have any recommendation for another (cheaper) brand? If not, what makes Coyote unique vs. the knock-offs?
Thanks all for your comments.
Ted, I am eventually not going with DisplayStar because they sell low-end versions of popup displays.
Alex, thank you for convincing me to go with more expensive gear in order to improve the booth look (I've decided to go with a Coyote booth eventually). I'm not sure yet about the carpeted floor as I have higher priority needs in terms of additional furnishings, but I'll keep it mind for next trade shows if that one indeed proves painful for my feet.
Sandy, thank you for the Expand recommendation. They never popped up in my searches, but Coyote has more than once. Since they seem very similar, I'll stick with Coyote as this will give me better options when I need to order new panels (as well as for the likely higher resale value).
Jay, thank you for the offer to connect with Exhibit Experts, but I have already found a provider.
Thanks again very much and best wishes of success with your respective businesses in 2015!
Which eBay listing and eBay seller are you referring to? Wayfair?
From my understanding, the manufacturer of Coyote Pop up displays is Orbus (http://www.orbuscompany.com/About-Us/History/) and they are a distributor-only manufacturer (evidence: you can't buy direct from them at https://shop.orbus365.com).
I may be wrong, but it looks like you have to work with a reseller to buy this product, whether you need to printed graphics or not.
Moses, thank you for your feedback! I've seen the one you bought on reseller sites as well, and it's basically a Coyote knock-off.
Personally, I'm not really comfortable buying one like that, especially since I tend to be a MacGyver screw-up most of the times - not something I'd like to happen when I set up a trade booth.
I will definitely follow my bliss here :)