Review Completed by Matt Nixon
The Arise II pop up display system is a premium quality pop up display manufactured by Edge Exhibits. This display was designed for long term use and designed to last for a lifetime. Northwest Creative Imaging brought in this product to test the ease of assembly and engineering of the frame.
At first glance the frame appears to be stronger and higher quality than most pop up displays. The black, square tubing is very think and has a thick, flat black powder coating. The frame pops up quickly and easily and the magna-force locking bars hold the frame securely in place. Once initially assemble we examined all the connection points and to our surprise they were extremely full proof and secure. After pushing the frame over a few times and yanking on the connection points, it was clear that the construction of the frame was one of the best we had seen. All the connection points are made with screws and lock-nuts which are very helpful in the event of damage. On most pop up frames all the connection points are grommeted, so if something breaks at the show it is next to impossible to fix. On the Arise II frame screws can be purchased at any hardware store and the frame can be repaired on site.
Once the frame is up the assembly went very quickly. All the channels bars attach directly to the frame with magnets which makes for easy assemble and reduces breakable parts. Once all the channel bars are on the frame it gains more strength. A nice feature is the ability to place the lights on the frame before it is popped into place. On most pop up displays the lights must be attached to the channel bars once the display is assembled. This can make assembly difficult for people 5’ 6” or shorter, but the Arise allows the lights to be attached while the frame is in the closed position.
The panels fit onto hooks on the top of the frame which align the panels so the magnets on the panel can attach to the magnets on the channel bars. The fabric panels are great for attaching Velcro graphics or other objects with Velcro. The graphic panels are very sharp and look very stunning when completely set up. There is even an option on the Arise for printed fabric panels that are capable of accepting Velcro. This is ideal for customers who want a full mural effect with the ability to change small graphics on the display, or place show specific pictures on the display without having to buy a full set of new graphics.
The Arise II pop up displays are sold in kits and include LED lighting, a heavy duty shipping case, and a case to counter conversion kit. The Arise also has the capability of using backlit headers, waterfall brackets, and shelves. The heavy duty frame allows multiple shelves to be used without compromising the integrity of the structure.
The Arise II is a durable pop up display system that is priced right and engineered for long term use. The available accessories give it an advantage over many other premium display lines. The price point and items included the display package make this display a great value.