Review Completed by Matt Nixon
The Hop Up display is a portable graphic display that utilizes an expandable aluminum frame and a custom fitted dye sub graphic to create a lightweight, effective marketing display system. The frame is manufactured by Orbus Company in Bolingbrook, IL and Northwest Creative Imaging uses a local custom print house to produce the very high quality dye sublimation fabric graphic. The frame is extremely durable and has a lifetime warranty. The fabric graphic is very vibrant and is printed with a full spectrum color printer.
The Hop Up display has many unique features that make it superior to other display systems. The most important feature is the will built and durable aluminum frame. The connection rods are a massive ¾” thick and connect securely to PVC hubs. There are plastic clips located on every frame hub point which secure the frame and create tension on the graphic. This frame is the highest quality frame of its kind. Many premium brands such as Skyline, Nimlock, and Nomadic have inferior frames in comparison to the Orbus Hop Up frame. The lifetime warranty provides the customer with complete protection against any manufacturing defects.
The fabric graphic that comes with the Hop Up is a full dye sublimation fabric. This means ink is actually injected into the fabric to create a graphic that can with stand intense abuse. The fabric is designed to stay attached to the frame at all times which makes assembly very easy, taking about a minute to fully assemble. Many other pop-up displays use channels bars, hangers, panels, and magnets which makes assembly more difficult.
The other product that NWCI offers is the OneFabric display that is manufactured by Brandstand and printed in China. When comparing these products it is very easy to see why the Hop Up is superior. The main difference is in the girth of the frame. The dye sub graphic is nearly same with both units, but the custom fitted graphic on the Hop Up seems to fit just slightly better. Many customers often ask which display is a better value and the answer is relative to the intend use of the display. The OneFabric display is a lighter duty product that is designed to last for many shows, but the Hop Up is specifically designed for customers who know they will use and abuse the display to the max. If you need a solid quality product that will work for a few shows a year then the OneFabric display is for you, but if you are a customer who needs a display that is guaranteed to withstand the toughest conditions then the Hop Up display is your product!