Review Completed by Matt Nixon
The Brandstand Satellite is a newer product that has recently hit the market place. Its a custom modular display that is similar to many other models, but at a significantly lower price. Northwest Creative Imaging brought this product on because of the great value, high quality, and low price point. Like many of the other Brandstand products, we brought in samples of this product to test its quality and durability to insure it meets NWCI quality standards.
We tested many samples of the Satellite display to insure the print output is just as good as the other Brandstand products we have tested, and without surprise it is exactly the same high quality graphic that Brandstand products are known for. The material is slightly stretchy and very tightly woven. It is a 7 oz. weight material which most US printers use. The color and vibrance of the print is just as good as any US print we have seen, while the price point is significantly lower. There is a rubber gasket around the perimeter of the graphic that is used to secure the graphic into the aluminum frame. Replacement graphics can be purchased at any time so itís very easy to change your theme or logo. Many exhibitors worry that fabric graphics have low resolution and do not look professional, but new technology has made dye sub fabric printing very clear and colorful making it comparable to many ink jet and flatbed UV graphics. The full dye sub printing on this hanging banner is machine washable on the gentle cycle and can be dried on the air dry setting. This makes cleaning and maintenance very simple and fast.
The Brandstand Satellite framework is made from cold drawn aluminum which makes for a long lasting and durable frame. There is a limited lifetime warranty on the frame to protect the end user from any manufacturing defects that may occur. There is a great set up video and full color instructions that make assembly simple. All the connection points use an Allen wrench and clamp system to secure all the pieces together making assemble very quick and easy. The wave canopy fits over the frame like a pillow case and fits into the frame very easily. The fabric graphic fits into channels of the frame and goes in quickly and easily. The entire system takes about 45 minutes to assemble for a 10 foot display and a little over an hour for a 20 foot display. Although one person can set of the display, we recommend two people to make the process fast and simple. Every component packs into an easy to ship molded case which makes shipping and storage simple.
The Brandstand Satellite is available in multiple configurations and sizes. Currently there is a 10 foot and 20 foot size available. The Satellite can be easily configured in a 30 foot or 40 foot display. There are multiple accessories available making the configuration options endless. There are very few trade show booths that have the same flexibility as the Satellite display. Among the accessories are full graphic counters, monitor mounts, lights, shelves, and literature holders.
The Brandstand Satellite is a product that has more value than any custom modular display in the industry. The durable aluminum structure and lifetime warranty makes this system a lifetime investment. The colorful, high quality dye sub graphic will impresses any trade show attendee and make your company look very professional. When comparing this product to other custom displays there is no questions why the Brandstand Satellite is becoming more and more popular every day!