Trade Show Displays

Life-Size Cutout Stands And Standees

Standees are attention grabbers, and they’re great for trade shows and special events.

Custom Life-Size Cutout Standees For Your Event Or Promotion

Our foam core standees are attention grabbers. They’re great for trade shows, special events, or just your kid’s favorite character photo in their room. Use them at your reception, fundraising events, sporting events, or photo-ops.

A life-size standee is a flat, free-standing figure.  Standee typically are made of cardboard, foam board, or plastic, designed to be roughly the same height and width as a real person. They often depict images of people, fictional characters, mascots, or objects at their real-life scale.

Custom Printed Life Size Cutouts are a great tools used in various settings, both indoors and outdoors. They are ideal for promoting products or events. You can see them at trade shows, retail environments, and during special promotions. They also serve as effective advertising mediums and can be utilized for directional purposes at large events. Additionally, these cutouts are popular at parties and celebrations, adding a personalized touch to the décor.

Here are some key characteristics of life-size standees:

  • Size: As the name suggests, they are designed to be roughly the same size as a person, although they can vary depending on the subject matter.
  • Materials: Cardboard is the most common material, but at Image Square printing our standees can also be made of foam board, plastic, or even fabric.
  • Printing: We use high-quality printing to create realistic and eye-catching images on the standee’s surface.
  • Support: Standees usually have a built-in stand or easel to keep them upright and freestanding. Our standees also include easel support.

Standees have a wide range of applications, including:

    • Promotional displays: Businesses use them to promote products, services, or brands at events or in stores.
    • Decorations: They can be used to decorate parties, events, or even homes.
    • Photo opportunities: People often enjoy taking photos with life-size standees of their favorite characters or celebrities.
    • Educational tools: They can be used in schools or museums to teach people about different topics.

If you’re interested in learning more about life-size standees, give us a call or here are some additional details to consider:

  • Customization: Many companies offer custom-made standees, so you can create one with any image you like.
  • Durability: The durability of a standee depends on the material it’s made of. Cardboard standees are generally less durable than those made of foam board or plastic.
  • Cost: The cost of a life-size standee can vary depending on the size, material, and customization options.

Standees With a Custom made Easel Stand

Our life-size cutout standees are bright, vibrant, and colorful. Upload your image from your PC or phone; whether it’s a vehicle, animal, person, or just anything you can think of. We will crop out the background, print it life-sized, and custom cut the image to shape.

We will also make a custom easel for your standee. Easels are made with a foam-core material and are shaped to support your standee.

For setting up artwork for a Life Size Cutout, it is essential to ensure that the artwork is prepared at its actual size or scaled proportionally.

The dimensions should feature a maximum width of 48 inches multiplied by the desired height. Additionally, incorporating a cutline into the design is crucial. It’s also important to include a flat base in the design of the cutout to provide stability and support, enabling it to stand upright effectively.

Creating Standee Art Work File

If you’re unable to create a print-ready file because you don’t have the necessary software, you can easily design your artwork and we will create your print ready file. You can expect to receive an email proof from the graphics department approximately 1-2 hours after you have placed your order, as long as it is within our regular business hours, which are from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Orders submitted outside of these hours will be processed and a proof will be sent within 1-2 hours after we resume operations.

Unfortunately, producing a double-sided life-size cutout is not possible. The primary reason is that the easel backing, essential for supporting the cutout, obscures the majority of the reverse side. Additionally, our construction technique involves hinging the sign, which complicates the addition of an image on the back. If attempted, any graphic on the rear would not only be obscured by the easel, but also the banner tape used to secure the hinge, further diminishing its visibility and effectiveness.

Standee’s Longevity

Regarding the durability of standee’s material, they are highly suitable for temporary applications outdoors and can be used indefinitely indoors if maintained well. The lifespan of these signs can extend over several years, depending on how they are cared for and the environmental conditions they are exposed to.

The graphic is not mounted to the sign material. Instead, it is printed directly onto the board using UV inks that are of high quality. The process of mounting typically involves adhering a previously printed paper or vinyl graphic to the board. However, direct printing on the material can yield equally high-quality results without the need for mounting.

PLEASE NOTE: STANDEES LARGER THAN 24X36 WILL BE SHIPPED FOLDED or non folded standees are available for in store pick up.

  1. How do I request a custom size?
    You should specify your desired dimensions in the comments section when placing your order.
  2. Can I request a custom size that is not listed?
    Yes, you can request a custom size within the specified maximum dimensions.
  3. What are the incremental options between the available heights?
    The incremental options between the available heights are 1 inch.
  4. What specific heights are available for ordering a Life Size Cutout?
    The available heights for a Life Size Cutout are 4 feet, 4 feet 6 inches, 5 feet, 5 feet 6 inches, 6 feet, and 6 feet 6 inches.

Image Square Printing provides the following detailed guidance on how a life-size cutout should be set up with an easel stand:

"Standees With a Custom Made Easel Stand

We will also make a custom easel for your standee. Easels are made with a foam-core material and are shaped to support your standee. Here’s how to set up your life-size cutout with the custom easel stand:

1. **Unfold the Standee**: Your life-size cutout will arrive hinged and folded. Carefully unfold the cutout to its full size.

2. **Secure the Hinges**: To ensure stability and to keep the cutout open, apply the supplied tape to the back of the hinges.

3. **Set Up the Easel**: Pull out the custom-made easel that is adhered to the back of the cutout. Position and secure the easel to properly support the standee.

PLEASE NOTE: STANDEES LARGER THAN 24X36 WILL BE SHIPPED FOLDED. Alternatively, non-folded standees are available for in-store pick-up."

By following these steps, you can efficiently set up your custom standee with its accompanying easel stand, ensuring it displays prominently and securely at your event or space.

For the width, please use the smaller number of your required print size.