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Groundbreaking Graphics
It used to be that the only way to incorporate graphics into exhibits that have surfaces comprising highly textured materials (like artificial flowers, rough wood, or uneven stone) was to hang them separately. But Spatial Printing by Unicorn Graphics allows exhibitors to print directly onto virtually any substrate to create graphics that are integrated right into the surfaces themselves. Fabric rags, piles of paintbrushes, aluminum ductwork — it doesn't matter how uneven a surface is. Using the proprietary technology of Spatial Printing, Unicorn Graphics is turning previously unprintable surfaces into vibrant displays of four-color art that can be large enough to cover any size wall constructed of just about anything an exhibitor can dream up. Contact: Unicorn Graphics, Garden City, NY, 800-665-1353, www.unicorngraphics.com


Winds of Change
For exhibitors dreaming of a display that practically assembles itself, Skyline Exhibits Inc. offers the WindScape exhibit system, comprising inflated components that are lightweight and assemble with unprecedented ease. Sturdy inner membranes and a portable, push-button inflator make for exhibit components that can be erected in minutes to create stylish walls, conference rooms, towers, tabletop displays, and hanging elements. Inflated, covered with dye-sublimated fabric graphics, and installed with various accessories like lights and tablets, the pieces look like ordinary exhibit components. But deflated, the displays fit compactly into travel cases small enough to be checked as baggage or even carried onto a plane. Contact: Skyline Exhibits Inc., St. Paul, MN, 800-328-2725, www.skyline.com
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Sifting through raw data can be a cumbersome and inefficient way of gleaning attendee feedback. Fortunately, SVSurveys does that work for you with an online survey program that yields a comprehensive report through which you can analyze each component of an event, from individual speaker effectiveness to overall value. Attendees can access the survey via a Quick Response (QR) code, a website, or an emailed link, and survey questions include speaker photos to prompt recollection for more accurate feedback. Organizers can customize survey questions and opt whether to allow comments on responses. Contact: ShowValue Inc., Tucson, AZ, 877-474-6982, www.showvalue.com
Technology Tool Kit
Using the most up-to-date computer aided drafting (CAD) software program to design booths can give exhibit managers a powerful tool in their planning arsenal. But in the past such programs were typically geared toward exhibitors with big budgets using system parts. The Xzibitware Tool Kit, however, allows even those using custom or hybrid parts to manage them via an AutoCAD software program that will track, sort, and annotate all exhibit components, not just parts from system exhibits. With such a tool, designing, modifying, and ordering parts for any display system is fast and efficient, saving time and money when it comes to managing booth components. For exhibitors on small budgets, the ability to rent the Xzibitware Tool Kit means they have the most current version of the software at their fingertips when they need it without having to purchase expensive programs that become outdated and require future upgrades. Contact: Malekko Software Systems, Norcross, GA, 770-314-
7199, www.malekko.com
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