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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.

New Shop blog image
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:36
We've just updated our online shop with the world's best online graphics and sign calculator. Check it out. You can calculate the price for the particular material that you want. This includes: Banners 440GSM Standard PVC Banner 500GSM Premium Coated PVC Banner 740 GSM Top of the Range PVC Banner which is used for Double Sided Banners Rigid Signage Dibond Rigid aluminium composite Foamex Correx Lightweight fluted boards Point of Sale Self Adhesive Vinyl 200gsm... + continue reading
GLOW Exhibition Stand, SEC, Glasgow
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 19:06
Exhibition Stand Hire for Glow, Google and Microsoft at the SEC, Glasgow, Scotland We were approached by the UK's leading Education supply companies RM Education to help them with their exhibition stand for the Scottish Learning Festival at the SEC. It was an unusual shaped space only floor space. A backward L shape and with 2 of the world's leading companies Google and Microsoft on the same stand. A delicate case of keeping these competitors apart but keeping the stand together. We think the final stand design worked well, what do you think? T3 Modular Exhibition Stand... + continue reading
Loganair Checkin Totem Signs
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:29
Loganair Limited is a Scottish regional airline founded in 1962, with its registered office on the grounds of Glasgow Airport in Paisley, Renfrewshire. Its tag line is Scotland's Airline. They approached Redblu to produce some checkin signs help direct their customers to the correct place. After initial discussions Redblu suggested the Unibox Totem units which fitted the bill well, but instead of using a 2 sided unit, to use a 3 sided unit which increased the stability. Once the first sample was produced we rolled out a total of 8 units and dispatched them to Sumburgh Airport, Shetland,... + continue reading
Stretch Fabric Displays
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:04
There has been a huge growth in stretch fabric displays in the UK print market recently. Some of the main reasons the exhibition and display market has seen this growth is because many exhibitors want very lightweight, very easy to put up, very easy to transport and very cost effective displays for their conference and exhibition use. So all in one useful online catalogue have a look at the new stretch fabric display brochure The graphics are very easy to change and the frame does not require any tools to build. And these displays are so light - a 20ft, 6m wide backwall is 13kg, about a... + continue reading
Offshore Europe 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:58
SPE Offshore Europe is recognised by offshore E&P professionals as Europe’s leading E&P event. Attending will ensure you are up to date with the most significant technologies and can connect with a global network of  50,000+ attendees.   Engage directly with technical experts from more than 1,000+ suppliers on the exhibition floor, from international market leaders to new innovative technology companies, to source and compare effective solutions.   Expand your technical knowledge with exceptional insight and best practice in the industry’s... + continue reading
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