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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.

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 £300 psqm exhibition stand.... + continue reading
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
SPE Intelligent Energy International Exhibiton Logo
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 10:25
SPE intelligent Energy is a conference & exhibition for the global E&P industry and is positioned at the forefront of oilfield technology and the drive towards fully integrated operations. The event is organised by Reed Exhibitions and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the oil and gas industry’s largest professional membership organisation. SPE Intelligent Energy is truly comprehensive and is where the next wave of smarter, safer and more efficient technology can be recognised and discussed in a collaborative exhibition and conference environment. Now in its 7th edition... + continue reading
Peeling Vinyl Graphic
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 15:17
  We get asked for what is the cheapest graphic all the time but I always try and find out what the application is for.  The reason being that there is a lack of knowledge to buyers out there in the market and they don't know the differences between different print processes and medias.  It is common for customers who want a vehicle graphic or sign to buy the cheapest but then a few weeks or months later they have a problem.   If you look closely there at full vehicle wraps where there is a double recess on the side of the van and the graphic has "... + continue reading
Stand Out from the crowd at your next Exhibition or Trade Show
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 12:01
With today’s ever-growing dependence on digital media, it’s easy to focus all your time and energy on your brand’s online presence. However, when it comes to exhibition stands and trade shows, a lot rides on your physical and offline appearance. After all, we’re all human and the value of face-to-face interaction is still considered the foundation of great business. The trouble with exhibition and trade shows, however, is that you’re certainly not the only business in town. That’s why it’s important to make sure you can capture your audience’s... + continue reading
Introduction to Exhibitions
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 08:18
Facetime has been mainly funded by the AEO, short for the Association of Event Organisers.  They have created a series of short video clips to help exhibitors get the most from exhibiting. This is the first in the series of videos giving an introduction to exhibitions.     Liking the information there?  Have a look at the other videos in the series - Exhibitor Shorts is a 15 episode web series designed to help exhibitors learn how to make the most of their face-to-face marketing investment.