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How to have a successful trade show

A trade show or trade fair is when companies from the same industry go to an exhibition where they can share new products, promote the company, meet potential customers or do a market analysis. They can be either trade only or public and they’re both great opportunities to have bigger exposure with your business. When you think about these events, you think about a roll up banner, business presentations, and overall a lot of stress. These trade shows don’t need to be so hectic if you have the proper planning. So we have compiled some tips to help you plan a successful trade show. These tips also work for conferences, academic events, sporting events, and corporate launches.

Plan Ahead

This is perhaps an obvious one. However, poor planning is the number one reason you might not have a successful trade show. It’s important you and your crew are informed of the show’s schedule, this way you’re on top of everything and have the tools to have a smooth exposition. Additionally, identify what you want to get out of this fair. Perhaps you’re planning on catching a bigger audience so you might need to print a lot of graphics, prepare a presentation, have an attractive roll up banner, and more. Maybe you’re promoting a product, so your crew must be beyond knowledgeable about this product. Whatever the reason may be, being ready will give you a confidence boost. Also, make sure your existing audience is well aware of your presence on this expo.

Use Social Media

We mentioned before that your existing audience should be aware of your presence in this fair. This can be done through the proper use of social media. Everyone is on some form of social media, brands and companies are aware of this. For this reason, social media has become more than just a place to connect with people you know, it’s a marketing tool that has effective results for attracting an audience. Keep in mind that using social media isn’t just about posting something. You need to be well aware of the different techniques you can use to attract a lot of traffic. Post attractive photos of the event to promote it, consider paying for ads to target a bigger audience, engage potential attendees with giveaways, and use social media in a way where your customers and clients feel they’re interacting directly with your brand or services.

Have an Eye-Catching Booth

You’re going to be sharing the space with other companies, organizations or competitors. Usually, these shows bombard attendees with information. It’s very important you think very carefully about the promotional products you are having on display. How are you going to stand out? Invest in high-quality roll up banners, stickers and promotional giveaways to catch people’s eyes. Have a well-planned budget for this. Contact a professional print shop that can give you a quality design for your indoor displays, banners and promotional products. Think about using the right colors, fonts, and materials. If this is outside of your field, trust the commercial graphics company, this is what they do at the end of the day.

Leave a lasting impression

We have talked about having giveaways. Giveaways can range from t-shirts, pens, bracelets to stickers. Anyone that comes to your booth will take with them home and will spread your brand or company to their respective social circles. A well-prepared presentation will ensure potential customers think well of your business. Good design and first-grade banners, business cards or displays also make sure people remember your brand. Most importantly, this gives a good impression of who you are as a company.

Ready to Get Started?

Remember these fairs are great opportunities to grow your business. Like any other event, the key to success is time and preparation. If you’re looking for a reliable company that will give you first-grade commercial graphics and branding in the Greater Ontario area, don’t hesitate to


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Graphic Design Oshawa

Complete Graphic Design Services in Oshawa

Do you have a message? We help you say it.

10West is the graphics design company of choice in Oshawa to help you bring your message and brand to life. With a large experience in the design industry, we help businesses make their brand succeed through our innovative approach to design. Let’s work together.


Great and Unmatched Design Results

10West makes your image match your goals and project objectives. We create outstanding graphics designed to meet your needs. Make it great since the beginning, 10West helps you.

We Develop Brands That People Love

Make your business successful with an engaging and beautiful design. 10West creates customized designs that will engage with your preferred audience.

Design is Our Passion

At 10West, we simply want to make you stand out from the rest. Our passion is to take your image and message and express it to beautifully crafted designs.

Our Clients Love Us

“Timely and efficient – they were phenomenal.” – Adrianna P.

“They go above and beyond to meet our expectations.” – Brent

“When it comes to time sensitive and quality branding we turn to 10West Commercial Graphics to get our projects done!” – Molly T.

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Graphic Design Toronto

Professional Graphic Design Services in Toronto

Do you have a message? We help you say it.

10West is the graphics design company to help you bring your message and brand to life. With decades of experience in the design industry, we can make your brand succeed. We offer you an innovative approach to designing items for printing, wrapping, packaging and much more.


Great Campaigns Stand Out With Great Design

Make your image match your passion and goals. We create beautiful graphics designed specifically to meet your needs. Make it great since the beginning, 10West helps you.

Build Your Brand and Make People Love It

Our focus is to make businesses successful by helping them stand out from the rest. We create designs that will engage with your preferred audience.

We Are Passionate About Design

It’s simple. At 10West, we love making you look outstanding. We are eager to bring new ideas and messages together through beautifully designed graphics.

Our Clients Love Us

“Timely and efficient – they were phenomenal.” – Adrianna P.

“They go above and beyond to meet our expectations.” – Brent

“When it comes to time sensitive and quality branding we turn to 10West Commercial Graphics to get our projects done!” – Molly T.

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Car Wraps Toronto

Car Wraps Design and Installation Services in Toronto

Design print and install a high-quality and durable wrap for your vehicle with 10West. We’ll make your car stand out from the rest with unique design, beautiful quality materials, and a professional installation process.


Make a Lasting Impression

Show people who you are, what you do and how they can contact you. 10West helps you share your message and information in an effective way.

Protect Your Investment

Protect your vehicle from the regular wear and tear caused by road debris. A quality car wrap will make your factory paint last for much longer.

Make It Yours

The design professionals at 10West can bring your ideas and preferences to life and create an image that matches your brand and personality.

Work With Real Professionals

The 10West team is comprised of talented vehicle wrap pioneers that started in the vehicle wrap and graphic business in the early 90’s. We have done what we love and that is to make you stand out.

Our Warranty

  1. Your wrap will NOT crack or peel due to extreme hot or cold weather
  2. Your wrap will NOT fade due to UV exposure
  3. Your wrap will NOT damage your paint
  4. Your wrap will NOT leave adhesive residue after removal

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Holiday Campaign

Implement Your Holiday Campaign Today. 10West Helps You Stand Out

Take over the holiday season with an effective and engaging campaign and display it through a variety of formats. 10West creates, and installs new designs for banners, frames, hoarding walls, custom packaging, and more. Our team also brings your already-created design to life and adequates it to your format of choice. Let’s work together.

We Serve Businesses Through the Greater Ontario Area

10West is the graphics production company of choice for businesses to showcase their message and reach their targeted audience. Our designs and production methods result in quality products that build brand awareness and create attention.

Our Services

Creative branding

Graphics production and installation

Window and wall graphics

Vehicle Wraps

Hoarding graphics

Custom printing, packaging, and diecutting

and more.

Stand Out With 10West

Make a bigger impression, enhance your image, and open up to new possibilities to take your message everywhere. 10West is a specialist in producing quality printed graphics using the latest in technology of large format and digital printing to output and install durable graphics.

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Display Graphics

Create and Deliver Powerful Messages Through Display Graphics

Give your message the right look and format to resonate and engage with your audience. At 10West, we are passionate designers and manufacturers of customized display panels for small and medium businesses in the Greater Ontario area. We help you implement your campaign and bring your ideas to the real world. Start creating now.

Stand Above the Rest, Every Time

At 10West, we are passionate about beautiful and effective product design. Our experienced and passionate designers will work to make people love your brand and message.

A Variety of Marketing Options

  • Retractable Banner stands (economical and premium)
  • X-Frames
  • Trade show displays (folding)
  • Grommeted banners
  • Fabric soft signs
  • Fabric stretch walls
  • Booth backdrops
  • Carpet graphics
  • G-Floor
  • Popup Tents
  • and more.

Customized Services for Your Business

Our team of expert creators at 10West delivers solutions for display products that fit your advertising budget. Our goal is to to market your brand in the most effective way and provide outstanding service and quality on-time solutions to you.

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Make A Big, Effective, and Memorable Impression

Is your business ready to kick-off this year’s holiday campaign?

Take advantage of the impact of large format printing and start creating a design that captivates your audience. At 10West, we know how important it is to have everything ready to attract the most customers in one of the busiest times of the year. We’ll help you check large-printing designs off your list.

For Small Business or Fortune 500 Companies

No matter the type of campaign you are working in. Whether you are a local business or you are trying to reach a larger audience, 10West is able to help you design and print amazing graphics for them. We will work with you every step of the way, from creation and planning, to production and installation.

We Are 10West

Our team of talented designers and creators are specialists in producing high-quality large printed graphics for businesses. We will make your message stand out from the rest.

What Do We Create?

  • Vinyl or Mesh Banners
  • Window Graphics
  • Floor Graphics
  • Wall Posters
  • Murals
  • Banners
  • Vehicle Wraps
  • Business signs
  • and more

Promote Your Business With 10West

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Protect Your Investment

How to Protect Your Vehicle Wraps?

At 10West, we know that after you have successfully installed a new wrap to your vehicle or your company’s fleet, the doubt of whether it would last or not will arise. You do not want such work to go to waste anytime soon, right? So, what do you do?

As a company that has always been at the forefront of vehicle graphic technology, 3M also agrees that it is important to keep your vehicle graphics looking their best. That’s why we have compiled some important tips on how to maintain your vehicle wraps and preventing unwanted damage to your investment. Enjoy.

Vehicle Wrap Maintenance Guidelines

Your new wrap will last for several years, even in the heat and cold. However, to ensure the longest life possible, you should these basic use and care guidelines.

Important wrap care tips:

  • Avoid car washes (instead, hand wash using a mild soap and water with a soft brush, rag or sponge)
  • Never use an ice scraper on window film
  • Avoid using a rear wiper on window film
  • Applying a wax over the wrap, by hand, may add protection to the vinyl

Graphic Wraps and Power Washing

Wrapped vehicles may be power washed or pressure washed with extreme care. Excessive pressure during power washing can damage the graphic as water may soak underneath the vinyl and lessen its adhesion to the vehicle surface, causing it to lift, peel, or cut. This is a critical problem especially for perforated window graphic film.

Once you receive vehicle back upon install, you should wait at least a week before washing it. Power washing, or pressure washing, may be used. However, aggressive washing may damage the graphic.

To avoid edge lifting or other damage to the graphics, follow these important steps:

  • Use a spray nozzle with a 40 degree wide spray pattern.
  • Be sure the spray nozzle includes a nozzle protector (tip guard).
  • Use a maximum pressure of 1500 to 2000 psi.
  • If the system is heated, limit the water temperature to 180°F (82°C) or less.
  • Hold nozzle at least 12 inches (300 mm) away from and perpendicular (90 degrees +/- 10) to the graphic.
  • Do not direct the water stream at a sharp angle to the edge of the graphic

Download a printable sheet of tips about cleaning and maintaining your vehicle graphics. Click here.

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Benefits of Window Graphics in Toronto

Window graphics showcase your brand, product, and service to thousands of prospective customers every day taking advantage of the daily traffic flow in front of your business. But, how does that compare to other forms of advertising like billboards and such?

Here, we will show you some of the benefits that window graphic installations have and why they should be part of your marketing strategy.

1. Save on permits

When you need to set up a sign, sandwich board or flag, most municipalities restrict their sizes and additionally require a permit for your to get started. You may utilize window graphics rather than signs and flags if permitting is an concern.

2. Powerful ad space

Your storefront windows are advertising magnets to the eye. Utilize this super power to capture new customers and improve their first impression of your brand.

3. Immediate and effective advertising

With window graphics, you are able to make a bold announcement to the audience that matter the most to you, local people. A powerful window graphic design and message will let them know who you are and what you do. With this advertising medium, the awareness of your business will increase rapidly as people talks about it. As a result, more sales will follow.

4. Easily changeable and removable

You will like the flexibility of changing your window graphics and your landlord will be even happier to know that window graphics can be taken off without causing any damage to the windows once they are removed.

5. Enhance or Build your brand identity

To grow a business, you need to promote your identity, a brand.  A plain window doesn’t state much to a person strolling by however, a creative window graphic can knock the socks off of passers by and even drivers, giving you valuable brand exposure and generating awareness.

6. Promote specials

Give your promotions a lift with a window graphic that showcases what you offer, latest deals and offers.

7. Improve privacy

There are certain businesses that require privacy in particular areas where business is conducted.  People don’t have to see everything that goes on inside your business so why not create privacy and advertise your business at the same time.

8. Offer a superior view

Sometimes the view from inside your store to the outside world isn’t the prettiest.  Instead of covering windows with dusty blinds to hide alley walls, dumpsters or another building, why not use window graphics inside to block out any unsightly areas.

9. Give direction

Pull or Push?  Eliminate the guesswork from opening a door.  This simple step can avoid disaster.

10. Block out excess sunlight

Despite the view that you may have out of your window, a blinding sun can be very intrusive. Utilize window graphics and window films to reduce not only glare, but also heat inside coming in through your windows.

These are a few examples of effective uses of window graphics to advertise your business locally. Window graphics come in a variety of styles and applications. Optimize the free real estate staring out at prospective customers everyday. We can give you the advice and proper guidance on what works and best fits your needs.

Promote Your Business With Window Graphics

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Construction Hoarding Walls

Construction Hoarding Wraps: More Than Just Pretty Walls

We have all seen wall graphics around construction sites and sometimes we are impressed by the images and promotional graphics on them. These are not just for covering up what is happening behind but also for letting future customers know that something new is on its way.

Instead of the traditional large blank walls, construction hoarding wraps improve the appearance of a construction site, but they serve other important purposes, too. On top of looking spectacular and grand at times, these walls are a major component in ensuring health and safety for site workers, visitors, and the general public.

There are many reasons for putting construction hoarding wraps on walls and we embrace them all. They keep us safe while, at the same time peak our curiosity of what is going on behind them. They also offer developers, property owners, and retailers a grand billboard to promote their brand, product and service.

So, the next time you see construction hoarding going up, you won’t have to wait long until the wonderful graphics give you a glimpse of what is being built beyond those walls.

Promote Your Business With Construction Hoarding Wraps

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