The Best Step And Repeat For Event Marketers
When you are a marketer for multiple events and clients, you quickly accumulate a collection of marketing materials. Space-saving solutions that are also easy to transport and assemble are important criteria for a Marketer when choosing large-scale promotional products.
I once made the mistake of going low-budget on a Step & Repeat Backdrop and I ordered online from an unknown vendor. It was a vinyl Step And Repeat that was supposed to fit on one of our heavy 10x10 frames, that is also a bit awkward and time-consuming to set-up.
The process was not intuitive to design and order- and what I received in the mail was worth every penny I paid.
And, that means, it was absolutely terrible.
There were no grommets or any way to hang the item.
The vinyl was stiff and easy to crack if not kept in the right conditions.
It had to be rolled in it’s 10 foot glory which made storing it nearly impossible without damaging it.
It was unusable and a waste of time and money.
That happened exactly ONCE.
I learned very quickly to only go through known, reputable print companies as an early event marketer- and I know what to ask for for when it comes to Step & Repeats NOW.
Add these questions to your Print Material Recon List!
1) What material is it?
2) Will it sustain bending and folding without cracking or damage?
3) How is it stored?
4) What equipment is required to set it up?
5) Does it require any special considerations to hang it?
That’s why I was so excited to find the answer to my Event Marketing Prayers. I found it in the rapidly expandable (and collapsible) Step & Repeat Hop-Up at Evolution Printing in Manassas, Virginia!
This thing is amazing.
It comes in an easily transportable bag on WHEELS.
It consists of two small metal “stands” and one singular frame with fabric step & repeat.
It’s so easy to set-up, I could do it ALONE in a 21 second Hyperlapse.