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Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Trade show and event advertising are an investment in your brand. You want visitors to associate your displays with quality, ingenuity, and professionalism. AlphaGraphics can help.

Customers and prospects should be impressed from the moment they set eyes on your advertising materials. We’ll let you in on a little secret … size does matter. That’s why AlphaGraphics offers a diverse selection of large format, high-impact solutions like banners, banner stands, and pop-up banners.

Sometimes you have limited wall space to hang a banner. Other times, you don’t have the tools or structure in place to display them properly. AlphaGraphics has been in the business for over 40 years, and we understand your business needs.

That's why we print attention-grabbing graphics and also provide the perfect fittings to show off your banners.

  • Retractable banners and banner ups
  • Stand up and pop up banners
  • Banner stands
  • Grommets and reinforcements for hanging if needed



Like any investment, you want your banners to stand for your brand long-term. Your marketing materials need to withstand repeated use or seasonal display. AlphaGraphics produces banners, banner stands, and pop-up banners with durable, high-quality materials that are made to last, even when they are displayed outside.


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Impress and inform event visitors with high-quality printed materials!



  • Flyers and brochures
  • Clever giveaways and apparel
  • Booklets and catalogs
  • Eye-catching business cards
  • Modern signs and promotional banners
  • Industry-specific infographics


  • QR codes
  • PURLs
  • SMS short codes
  • Social media profiles


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Whether you're attending a trade show, need street-level advertising, or simply want to bring attention to areas in your store or warehouse, we have the materials to broadcast your brand. And the best part? Any display can be custom designed in-house, packaged and delivered to the door of your business or event. 

  • Custom sizes – up to 30 feet long
  • Graphic design and brand development
  • Cutting-edge digital printing
  • Lamination and glossy finishes
  • Long-lasting, weather-resistant materials 
  • Cloth, vinyl, and other materials
  • Black and white or full-color printing

Contact AlphaGraphics today to learn how we can help you integrate

full-service banner solutions into your marketing plan.


Whether you are a small or large business, located here in Chicago or anywhere around the world, portable displays are a very cost effective way to draw customers to your business. If you are constantly going back and forth to trade shows at McCormick place or run a hop up business, portable and collapsible displays make perfect sense for you. With a large number of options available in terms of size and quality, retractable banners and hop up banners (or step and repeats as many here in Chicago call them) could really draw the attention your business needs.


If you are a Chicago business person who frequently goes on trips to promote your goods or services at trade shows, conferences and exhibitions, then you will enjoy the benefits of using retractable banners at your next promotional event. Retractable banners come in handy for use at neighborhood craft fairs as well as exhibition cubicles at mega exhibition events. Stop by McCormick Place during a show and you will see them everywhere. The Wells St art festival also had a bunch this year. 


Retractable banners are cost effective, lightweight and very effective in conveying your brand message. With banners typically measuring 33.5” x 89” in width and height respectively, they are designed to enable it to roll away into an aluminum housing which serves as the base of the stand. Normally weighing less than 5kg, roll up banners are lightweight and highly portable and easy to transport from one location to the next.


Most retractable banners are available with optional carrying cases that have shoulder straps or handles to enable you to conveniently carry them around to wherever you need to go. These banners also offer good value for money because for the right amount, you can get your basic rollup banner stand which includes graphics and a fabric carry bag. The fact that these banners are portable, durable recyclable, and are available in large sizes to fit your promotional needs, makes rollup banners worth the money. Want to travel through Chicago O’Hare without checking a bag? A retractable banner can be carried on as hand luggage.


Step and repeats are another inexpensive way to increase brand awareness by getting your logo and company name featured in the backgrounds of images that'll be used everywhere, from printed to digital media. A step and repeat banner also adds a distinctly hip factor to any event.


When it comes to the material, you've got two primary choices: vinyl or fabric. Vinyl is both the most common and the most inexpensive. Its major drawback is that it can give off a glare from camera flashes, though some manufacturers offer what's called "matte vinyl" that helps mitigate the problem. Fabric, on the other hand, will never reflect light – unless you go for some sparkle-woven monstrosity. And depending on the material, it can even be 100% wrinkle-free.

Hop-up banners provide free advertising for your brand. If you have an event with a carpet entrance and Hop-up, many of your guests will be snapping photos, often leaving these pictures up on the likes of Facebook and Instagram for months, even years. A step and repeat is a clever way to get recognition for your Chicago business from whomever poses in front of it. 


Thinking about this type of signage for your business? Stop by our production house in River North or make an appointment to see us at our Michigan offices. Our Chicago project managers can create a custom quote based on your specific needs.

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