7 Top Design Features for Trade Show Table Covers With Logo
Trade shows give you a golden chance to interact with potential customers face-to-face, network, and close sales before the event ends.
But how do you ensure you stand out from the sea of competitors and get noticed by easily distracted attendees?
Having an attractive trade show booth is a great place to start.
One of the most effective and inexpensive ways of sprucing up your booth is with eye-catching branded table covers. Not only are they stunning, but they’re also portable and easy to set up and maintain, making them a favorite for marketers.
Besides grabbing attendees’ attention, a well-designed tablecloth:
- Acts as an advertising tool for your brand with relevant company or product information printed on it
- Reflects your brand image with suitable colors, graphics, and style
- Is practical for your trade show with the right fabric choice (for example, weather-resistant material for unpredictable outdoor events)
- Is functional for your employees (such as extra, well-hidden storage space underneath the table or room for their legs if they are sitting at the table)
- Complements your other custom promotional displays at the trade show booth, like a roll-up banner or pop-up wall
At MVP Visuals, our table cover designs come in three print styles, each unique to fit our clients' specific needs:
- All-over print: Offers unlimited color printing on all sides of the table cover (front, sides, back, and top); pricier than front panel and non-printed tablecloths
- Front panel print: Choose between full color or one-color printing on just the front panel of the table cover. One-color printing is a bit less expensive than full color front panel printing.
- Non-printed: Offers a plain table cover in a wide array of colors; best for decorating with a printed table runner, which is often a less expensive configuration than a printed tablecloth.
In addition to print styles, there are also several different fabrics and style configurations for all of the tablecloths in our collection. We've rounded up some of our unique branded table covers to inspire you to come up with the perfect design for your upcoming trade show!
#1: All-Over Printed Polyester That Fits in Any Event
This splendid polyester tablecloth we made for Galveston College is packed with everything you’d want out of a trade show table cover, and all without breaking the bank.
It’s great for both indoor and outdoor events and has amazing features, including:
- 300 Denier wrinkle-resistant polyester that lasts long and stays vibrant even after repeated use
- Lightweight and machine-washable, making it easy to transport and to quickly clean & dry in between events
- Flame-retardant, making it perfect for showcasing cooking demos or for event venues that have firm fire safety requirements
Features aside, the enticing part of this all-over printed table cover design is in the details. This tablecloth's design sports an attractive blue and white gradient across the front, along with:
- Pops of orange text that contrast strongly against the blue background
- Bold font choices
- A photo printed on the front panel, which is often more eye-catching than just logos or other graphics
In addition, the tablecloth is throw-style with flowy draped corners that complete the inviting, laid-back look.
#2: Liquid-Repellent Material That Keeps Stains Away
This gorgeous table cover design comes with all the aforementioned advantages of standard polyester plus one more: it’s liquid-repellent.
For Chameleon Organic Coffee, this clever feature means that they can showcase their award-winning drinks without worrying about a messy tablecloth because of accidental spills.
The liquid-repellent coating ensures that spills collect on top of the cloth rather than being absorbed, making it easy to clean and maintain.
In addition, the table throw has a smooth drop that doesn’t touch the floor and rounded corners that add to the smooth finish. This design ensures that the tablecloth stays out of the way and reduces the risk of employees or guests tripping on overhanging material.
Besides being practical, you’ll love that this tablecloth doesn’t skimp on beauty. It comes with a simple yet attractive all-over print design featuring the client’s name, tagline, and a pretty chameleon logo set against a contrasting green background.
#3: Weather-Proof Fabric That Looks Great, Come Rain or Shine
This sturdy tablecloth is made from 600-denier polyester, the same fabric we use for our custom tents.
It’s durable, water-repellent, UV fade-resistant, flame-retardant, and tear-resistant. Its custom-fitted style also ensures that the tablecloth stays put on a windy day.
On top of its high-performance qualities, this outdoor canvas table cover features the same quality dye-sublimation printing as the rest of our tablecloths, so your brand's colors will appear crisp and rich.
The custom-fit design also gives it a neat, formal appearance that adds to your professionalism and makes customers want to do business with you.
You’ll love that the fabric is easy to clean. Just wipe off stains or sponge-clean with warm soapy water. It comes with a sturdy zipper back that makes storage and transportation a breeze.
#4: Luxurious Spandex for a High-End Look
This colorful spandex tablecloth hugs the display table, embracing all its sharp edges and corners to give it a modern, well-put-together look. If you’re looking for a classy tablecloth design to match your upscale image, this is it.
The snug fit gives the prints a radiant look and makes each graphic visible. In addition, it ensures that the tablecloth remains intact in spite of:
- Lots of activity on your display table, such as performing product demos
- Strong unexpected winds that would otherwise blow away a loose cover
This front-panel printed tablecloth contains captivating images of the client’s products. The client crowns this look by neatly arranging their wares on the tabletop and adding some live plants to make the display inviting.
The stretch table cover is also flame-retardant, lightweight, wrinkle-free, and machine-washable.
Maintenance Tip: If outdoors, ensure you don’t expose it to intense sunshine to prevent the fabric from fading and losing its oomph.
#5: One-Color Print for the Minimalist
This eye-catching tablecloth proves that less is more! If you’re a loyal customer of Fleet Feet, you’ll immediately recognize them amidst a crowd of competitors.
Their tablecloth features a simple, large, readable, and memorable logo design printed in white against a dark-colored background; a timeless contrasting look that never goes out of style.
The colorful product displays arranged on the tabletop break the one-color front panel print design, making the table cover pop.
Notice how the logo is strategically placed at the center of the tablecloth? This front-facing location is where customers' eyes are going to be drawn when checking out your trade show booth.
Even if you’re on a tight marketing budget, this inexpensive one-color table throw makes your trade show display table look like a million dollars.
Check out the below video that explains our printing process for trade show table covers:
#6 - Utilize Patterns That Complement Your Brand
This dazzling all-over print design shows that you can use every inch of your tablecloth to show off your brand’s fun and creative side to any brand event.
WTRMLN WTR is a brand that sells, you might have guessed it, watermelon-flavored water. Behind their logo, you'll notice the tablecloth design is actually a zoomed-in photograph of a watermelon skin with water droplets, cleverly highlighting their product themes.
This design is a killer for an affordable polyester tablecloth that’s sure to retain its vibrancy despite being washed or used several times.
Buying Tip: Ensure that your tablecloth’s graphics are printed using dye-sublimation if you want high-quality, realistic, and professional-looking images.
The table below breaks down the differences between dye-sublimation and screen printing, another popular method for printing images on table covers.
Vivid and detailed images for both one or multi-colored designs
Works well for one-color designs; image quality deteriorates for complex graphics
Crisp images that last a long time because they’re embedded into the fabric
Graphics are prone to fading or cracking after several washes because they’re printed on the fabric’s surface
Pricier for simple, large orders but cost-effective for small, custom batches because of the specialized printing technology used
Cheaper than dye-sublimation for simple, mass orders
Set Up Speed
Easy to set up and print custom orders quickly, guaranteeing quick turnaround
Lengthy setup process that makes it only economical for mass orders
At MVP Visuals, all of our tablecloths are printed using dye sublimation.
#7: Opt for the Functionality of an Open Back
For a standard trade show booth that measures 10 x 10 ft with boxes of merchandise lying around can make the space feel cramped and disorganized. This stretch table cover comes with an open back, giving you easily accessible storage underneath the table.
In addition, this comfortable 3-sided tablecloth design gives you extra leg space if you plan to be seated during the expo.
The snug fit gives the tablecloth a sleek modern look while ensuring it stays in place despite its shorter backside.
If customers can approach your booth from all sides, and you’d like more discreet storage space, check out this tablecloth design that comes with a zipper.
Get Unique Branded Table Covers from MVP Visuals
At MVP Visuals, we’ve helped companies distinguish themselves at trade shows with custom promotional displays for over 15 years.
In particular, our branded custom table covers are a hit and have garnered stellar reviews from satisfied customers.
See what Kelli, from Nucleus ProVets, had to say after we delivered this outstanding custom-sized tablecloth:
“We had a custom tablecloth need and a tight timeline. [Our service rep] worked with us for 24 hours… and it arrived a few days later, in plenty of time for our trade show.” Kelli
Each tablecloth is customized with specific marketing goals and brand image in mind.
Once you place your order, we’ll assign a dedicated staff member to work with you from start to finish. If you aren’t sure whether your design will look good on your fabric choice, we’ll send you free samples.
Call us at (800) 980-6871 or request a quote for a custom logo tablecloth that’ll get your brand noticed.