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The Redblu Blog, featuring Tips and Tricks for Design, Exhibitors and Signage and Thought Leadership with useful How to Guides and information on our wide range of products and services.

T3 twist and lock
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 15:09
At Redblu we pride ourselves on keeping up to date on all the display systems on the market. We are a little bit different to many other exhibition and graphics companies where we actually like to provide the best display solution to our customers, not just sell from the manufacturer that they like working with. T3 is brilliant for some projects but not all and I'll try and explain what it's real USP's are: No tools required to build, absolutely magic feature for building a system. Just twist and lock, twist and lock, actually it's easier having a look at the... + continue reading
Project Management
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 15:37
Exhibition stands require some effort to get right and there are a few things which require to be done to ensure a good outcome. This is a brief guide for what we consider when we are project managing your exhibition stand. Once we've been through the design brief, we've created the 3d designs for your exhibition stand, budgets are agreed and the order is placed we need to get cracking with the logistics of getting the stand into production. So these are the things we do: Submit exhibition stand plans for approval to build. Submit Risk Assessment, Method Statement (RAMS... + continue reading
Spring Sale
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 15:23
If you are in the market for a 3x3 popup display to be used as an exhibition stand then this may fit the bill nicely: 3x3 curved Quick + popup display kit 2 Halogen floodlights Atlas case including counter conversion kit 1 x Orient 800mm rollup bannerstand 1 x Zedup Lite literature holder This bundle saves you £240 off the RRP! Be quick, when they are gone they are gone!    
Mobile Guardian Exhibition Stand BETT 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 14:34
  I've just come back up from London after working on a stand for our customer Mobile Guardian at the education exhibition BETT.  Being around on the day of the build meant that I was able to take some pictures of some things you don't always get a chance to see. We always use good quality high ladders when working on our stands to ensure our builders are safe We make sure the carpets are protected during the build. The plastic sheeting is taken off after the hall walkway carpets are down to ensure nobody walks the dirt onto the carpet. When we were... + continue reading
Designing Popup Displays
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 17:02
There are plenty of things to remember when setting up artwork for pop-up displays, lucky for you, we’re on hand with our top 5 tips to keep you right and make sure that you get the best looking pop-up possible! Know what the actual unit you are designing the artwork for looks like. Many pop-ups have curved end panels, meaning not everything in the flat graphic you see on screen during the design process will be visible when you look at the end product head on.  Be aware of where panel joins fall in the design. We will always make sure that our panel joins are as good... + continue reading
Top 10 tips for exhibiting at Agriscot, Edinburgh
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 14:36
We've been designing and building exhibition stands and delivering portable display solutions for companies exhibiting at Agriscot for the last few years. Agriscot is the UK's top Farm Business Event! Here are our top 10 tips for successful exhibiting at the show: Book your space early at Agriscot to get a good position in the hall. Plan the message you want to convey at the event. If you have a small stand do you need to buy new graphics? If you are having a design and build create an exhibition design brief and speak to 3 local contractors to pitch for your business... + continue reading
£300 per square metre exhibition stands
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 09:09
The decision maker is influenced by the cost/benefit relationship when it comes to budgeting for an exhibition stand.  It is normal for them to err on the side of spending less, keeping a lower budget as it is easier to show a positive ROI to the Finance Director.  They mostly see marketing budgets as costs rather than investments.  It makes life quite difficult for a lot of marketeers, are you one of them?   We have seen this situation happen many times over the years and to address this problem we have launched the Fixed Price £300 psqm exhibition stand... + continue reading
New Redblu Website Launch
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 08:42
I am  delighted to announce the launch of the new mobile-friendly Redblu website.  We’d like to thank our customers for all their feedback and insight into what they need and want from an exhibition and graphics business website. We’ve listened to everything they’ve had to say and spent a lot of time reviewing other websites to create a streamlined, easy to navigate, mobile-friendly site. The new site provides relevant, helpful, expert information and advice about Exhibition, Signage, Graphic, Print and Display products and services and how to maximise your... + continue reading
All Energy Exhibition Logo
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 21:16
The UK's premier event for renewable energy and sustainable technologies   All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy event, is taking place on 10th & 11th May 2017 in Glasgow, it allows the entire spectrum of the renewables industry to showcase their energy solutions.    The free-to-attend annual conference and exhibition brings together the UK’s largest group of buyers from the bioenergy, solar, offshore and onshore wind, hydropower and wave & tidal sectors, as well as those involved in energy storage, heat, low carbon transport... + continue reading
Girls Day Out Exhibition Logo
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 14:43
The Girls’ Day Out Show is the ultimate celebration of all things fun, fabulous and female and it’s all under one roof. From the latest trends, exclusive beauty treatments and a cocktail hour that lasts all day long, what more could a girl want? Date - 2nd to 4th December Website - www.girlsdayoutshow.co.uk Venue - SECC, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow