3 Ways to Get Exactly What You Want from Your Trade Show Visuals
by Olivia Rose on May 16, 2014
Picking out the visuals you’ll take with you to trade shows and events is an important process. It takes time to decide on exactly what will help you stand out, and then there’s the issue of perfecting your custom design for maximum impact. At MVP Visuals, we try to make the process as painless as possible, which is why we offer support every step of the way. But no matter what, you’ll need to invest time and effort into choosing what’s best for your business, even before you order.
So the question is, how can you make sure that what you finally decide on, and what you envision for your display, is actually what shows up on your doorstep? Of course, trusting the right company with your visuals is the first and most important part of that equation. We hope you’ll check out our Google + reviews for a look at how satisfied our customers are once they receive their visuals! But there are other steps you can take to ensure that your order gets you exactly what you want, and doesn’t leave you feeling underwhelmed.
Customize Your Own Design First
Before you even hand over your design to a production company, it’s important to make sure that your design is perfect – if you’re not 100% happy with how it looks on screen, you’re going to be even more disappointed when you see it living large on a table cover or banner. And here's an extra hint if you’re not yet pleased with your business logo or messaging font: check out Prototype, an open-source online editor that allows you to essentially customize your own font. Start with one of four basic fonts and then adjust up to 25 elements, like thickness, roundness, and serifs.
Get Samples Before You Commit
Don’t leave it up to chance when it comes to colors and fabrics; there’s an easy way to ensure that what you order matches your color scheme and fabric tastes exactly. At MVP Visuals, we offer free fabric swatches for almost anything, shipped quickly to your door. Just fill out our sample request form and let us know what samples you’d like to see up close and personal. We even offer prototypes for some custom products, so you can approve the look – style, fabric, color and print – in its entirety.
Take Advantage of Design Templates
Once you have your custom design ready to go, you still need to confirm that it will be placed in the way you want on your visual. Whether it’s a central logo on a table runner, or your name and an image repeated on banner blades, the right placement and dimensions are crucial to the overall look. That’s why we have a huge range of design templates for custom printed visuals, which you can download and play around with until you have exactly what you pictured for your design.
If you have other questions about getting your artwork to be perfect and print-ready, check out our Artwork FAQ video for help. Or as always, get in touch with us about your ideas and your design, and let us help you bring it across the finish line.
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