The first question you need to ask yourself to determine the best shell scheme printing material for you is “Do I want to reuse these graphics? Think about the viability of this artwork being applicable to future events – will you have a different message or product to display, will the audience be the same at your next exhibition? Or will this graphic represent your company equally well in the future?
These questions may determine the artwork you wish to create. Also consider whether your exhibition stand will be the same size at your next exhibition and whether the shell scheme panels will be close enough to the dimensions of this show. You’ll be able to find this out by comparing the exhibitor manuals of the shows you are attending, each should have the shell scheme dimensions listed.
If you’re after a one-time-use graphic then foamex is the option for you. Most foamex suppliers will provide 5mm thick boards for use on shell schemes, though 3mm boards can also be used on smaller shell scheme stands. Foamex is a more rigid material than PVC and is easily the most popular choice for exhibitors. Due to it’s rigidity, though, we recommend it to be used at only one exhibition, as you risk breaking the panels by removing them from your shell scheme walls.
The best quality of finish can be created using seamless fabric shell scheme graphics. With this option, your artwork is printed onto a large fabric sheet, stretched over your entire shell scheme wall for a 100% seamless finish. This option is also reusable, but we do strongly advise professional installation at each of your exhibitions.
We also have some experience of less-common shell scheme medias, if you’d like a quote or to discuss any of these materials please do get in contact.