Have you been thinking of getting a custom printed canopy tent for your business?
Custom canopy tents are a great way to market your business. Whether it’s for a corporate event setup, trade shows, fairs, or even festivals, the tent with your custom printed colors and logo will make your brand visible.
The pop-up canopies give you, and your guests shelter from the weather as they are meant for the outdoors.
They come in different types and sizes. Your choice largely depends on your needs and other factors like the budget. However, the quality of a tent canopy is equally essential.
And because you want it customized, look for a seller who can also do custom graphics and design.
Here are the key features to consider when buying a custom canopy tent.
Custom Tailgate Tents Buying Guide
#1. Fabric Quality
You should pick a tent with high-quality canopy fabric. It might be a bit expensive, but it will save you money in the long run.
Most custom canopy tents are made of vinyl or polyester. The polyester tent fabric is heavy-duty and of superior quality.
Coated polyester blocks harmful UV rays. You are guaranteed its durability as it does not fade or tear easily.
Additionally, it’s flexible, fire-rated, and resistant to wrinkles. These qualities make polyester a perfect choice for printing your custom logo and multi-colored graphics.
The size of your canopy tent will determine how many people or items it can hold. You should choose event tents that will fit your intended purpose.
Smaller canopies are cheaper, easier to transport and store, but limited in terms of shelter. On the other hand, the larger tent sizes offer you more cover but are usually more expensive.
A larger size can also be hard to transport and may need more than one person to set up and bring down.
The most common size is 10’ x 10’ pop-up canopy tents. While this size fits many vendor sites, you can also opt for one with a 10’ x 15’ or 10’ x 20’ footprint.
Additionally, you should consider the height of the tent you’re looking to buy. Can it accommodate guests of different heights?
Whether the tent will withstand the wind or bend from the impact depends on the quality of the canopy frames. You also don’t want a tent frame that bends from the weight of the heavy-duty polyester fabric.
Steel and aluminum are the most common canopy frame materials. While steel is heavier, strong, and the cheaper alternative, it’s prone to rust. Even though it’s usually coated, any slight scratch will expose the frame to rust.
High-quality grade aluminum, on the other hand, is lighter and does not rust easily. Our Aluminum frame weighs 37lbs.
We have both frames. Whichever you choose depends on your budget and preference.
Most canopy tents have 1.25” square legs. These are fairly good for when the weather is calm but if you’re looking for something that can withstand strong winds, go for at least a 1.75” frame profile.
It will be heavy due to the thick legs and larger diameter, but at least you’re guaranteed strength and durability.
Between square and hexagonal-shaped legs, go for custom canopy tents with hexagonal legs. They are stronger and more grounded to prevent dents from strong impact.
Additionally, you’ll have to choose between straight and slant legs. Straight legs offer more shelter and coverage compared to slant legs, but they’re less firm.
Slant legs are sturdier but offer less coverage. For instance, a 10’ x10’ canopy tent with straight legs will provide you with 100 sq. ft of shelter, but one with slant legs could be about 8’ x 8’ of shade.
#5. Locking System
Your canopy tent is only as good as its locking system. The system secures the framework and components at all times during installation and take-down.
Ensure your custom pop-up tent has a locking mechanism that you can depend on to keep it secure. The three main locking systems are push trigger, button press, and pull-pin.
The pull-pin locking system is the most popular in modern commercial pop-up tents as it’s easy to operate during take-down. It usually comes with the tent, but you must ensure the system is functional in the tent you intend to buy.
Some tents also come with anchors, sandbags, and leg weights to keep the tent secure. If the one you’re considering doesn’t, you can always buy them separately.
#6. Branding and Style
If you’re getting a custom canopy tent for your business, the branding and style should have the sole purpose of selling your business.
A corporate setting that’s simple but professional is ideal. Custom pop-up tents are usually customized with your business’s colors, logo, and other graphics.
The bundle comes with:
- 10’ x 10’ custom pop-up tent
- Custom table cover
- Single-sided print back wall and rail skirts
- Deluxe carrying bag
- Medium, single-sided print, flying feather flag for the MVP Bundle
Will you be moving the canopy from one place to the other?
If so, consider a portable pop-up tent. Custom pop-up tents can be heavy, especially if the tent frame is made from steel. But, some come with wheeled carrying bags for easy transportation.
Additionally, they fold into different sizes. Ensure you can easily transport the canopy and that you have enough storage space.
#8. Connectors, Footplates, and Trussbars
The three items ensure the stability of your pop-up tent. Truss bars hold the tent, so it doesn’t collapse. Look for one with thick bars that can bear the weight.
Connectors connect the truss bars. Go for custom canopy tents that come with double-sided connectors. Plastic footplates are bound to break under intense pressure. Look for aluminum or steel footplates.
Tent accessories vary from one tent or provider to the other. While they may not be a part of the tent, they may save you the money you’d have spent buying them separately.
If you need sidewalls, some tents may include them as part of accessories. Other sellers may even offer custom sidewalls. Other accessories include:
- Custom tent flags
- Table cover
- Plain/custom sidewalls
- Weight plates
- Clip wheels
The price is also essential when buying a pop-up canopy. How much are you willing to spend on a custom tent?
A custom pop-up canopy tent is an investment. A cheap one may not always be of bad quality. Similarly, just because a tent is expensive doesn’t guarantee you product quality.
Make sure you get value for your money but consider saving up first if you can’t afford it now. Otherwise, you can look for cheaper quality options that can fit your budget. Check out our custom canopy tents for tight budgets.
Get Your Custom Pop Up Tent at the Best Price Today
Whether you’re holding an event or attending trade shows, a custom tailgate event tent will get your business to stand out and be noticed by potential clients.
At MVP Visuals, we make custom tents with custom graphics and design services. You are guaranteed that our polyester canopy tents will stand the test of time and serve you accordingly.
Plus, our pop-up tents are the most budget-friendly around. Get your pop-up canopy tent customized just for you at the best price today.