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How to Design the Perfect Custom Canopy Tent?

Nov 17, 2023
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White Custom Market Canopy Tent in Market

Hey there! Are you planning to attend a trade show, festival, or any other events soon? If yes, then you must have a custom canopy tent for your table, booth, or product display.

A custom canopy tent not only protects you from rain or scorching heat, but it’s also a fantastic marketing tool that can help you attract potential customers. However, designing the perfect custom canopy tent can be quite overwhelming for many business owners. But don’t worry, We’re here to guide you through it all! Let’s start by understanding how a custom canopy tent can reflect your brand and become part of your presentation.

Custom canopy tents are perfect for product marketing and branding presentations as they can be customized with color, text, and graphic design elements. You can even add half or full walls to your tent displaying your logo, product feature images, or pricing and purchasing information to attract attention.

Think of your tent as a mini billboard or giant business card. What do you want to show to grab attention, and what do you need to show your audience so they understand what’s inside? While you may have actual business cards, brochures, stickers, and other trade show giveaways inside, your tent can help you showcase your name, website, and other relevant information.

Now, let’s help you with 7 tips for designing a custom canopy tent that will make your business stand out. Investing in a custom-designed canopy tent is an excellent thing for any business. It announces to everyone around you who you are, what you do, and what goes on inside. As a bonus, your tent will also help build brand awareness as you attend more events. Soon, your growing base of loyal customers will start seeking out your booth by looking for your signature custom canopy design. When it comes to choosing the perfect custom canopy tent, it’s essential to understand the available options:

1. Dimensions

Any Style And Multiple Sizes For Customized Tents

There is no limitation on printing styles you can configure for your custom canopy tents. Westshade will rise to the challenge to meet your needs and build you your own custom-printed tent. Our tent printing process not only covers the canopy, but the side walls as well. Our easily foldable and portable custom pop-up tents will keep your logo on display wherever it needs to be.

Custom canopy tents come in several sizes: 10×10, 10×15, and 10×20, and more. It’s essential to know how much space you want or are allowed to take up before deciding which size is right for you. Trade shows and other events often allocate limited space to each supplier, and showing up with a huge tent that infringes on your neighbor’s allotted space is not only rude but also means you won’t be able to set up and display the tent you spent so much time and effort designing. Another important aspect to consider when choosing a tent size is how you plan to use it.

Understanding your display and how many tables or stands you will use is critical, as well as how to use it with other display and advertising elements. Canopy walls, flags, and tablecloths all have to be cohesive. Considering these extras and the space they take up will help you narrow down the tent size that works for you and your display.

2. Custom Printing and Pro-design

WestShade Custom Deisgn Steps

Second, consider investing in custom canopy design and printing. Creating a design that fits the size, shape, and materials of your custom canopy tent and complements your overall marketing strategy can be challenging.

In Westshade, we have amazing patient customer service! With amazing FREE pro-design details to the logos & everything! Plan your design carefully to ensure it blends seamlessly with your display, products, and brand. For the best results, work with a printer like Westshade, which is experienced in creating pop-up custom canopy tents. Take your time

with this step and be sure to get help from Westshade’s customer service and professional designers.

3. Choose a Canopy Material

Canopy roofs, built with the sturdiness of polyester fiber material, are a testament to the strength of human engineering. The “D” in polyester represents the density of the fabric, with higher numbers representing the resilience and durability of the material. For those seeking to host an important event or those planning to utilize their canopy for an extended period, selecting the right polyester material with a higher “D” number is essential. By doing so, you can rest assured that your canopy will be equipped with superior waterproofing, UV protection, and flame retardant capabilities.

Various Color Canopy Tent Roof Fabric

We are proud that Westshade polyester 900D Oxford fabric is an ideal material for canopy and other outdoor cover structures. This material is specially treated to be UV-resistant and water-resistant, making it perfect for long-term use. Therefore, the Westshade canopies include a fabulous waterproof canopy & UV protection. Pairing polyester 900D Oxford fabric with UV printing is an excellent way to enrich the pattern and color of a tent, resulting in a more realistic and appealing product that exhibition merchants and global trade show exhibitors are sure to love.

4. Consider Printing Requirements

Digital printing is an incredibly efficient and advanced printing technology that uses computers to create intricate designs and ultraviolet light to instantly cure inks, adhesives, and coatings on various surfaces such as paper, metal, glass, acrylic, ceramic, and wood.

The use of UV ink in digital printing ensures that the ink dries in a matter of seconds, preventing any smudging or running – an advantage unmatched by traditional printing methods that can take several days for the ink to dry. Furthermore, UV printing produces more realistic patterns and longer-lasting colors, making it the preferred option for high-density fabrics.

WestShade Digital Printing Machine

At Westshade, we take pride in utilizing state-of-the-art digital UV printers and large format printers to create custom canopies, flags, and sidewalls on any of our custom design lines with unparalleled speed and precision. With our cutting-edge technology, we are confident in delivering the highest quality prints to our clients.

5. Easy Setup and Portability

Canopy tents are easy to set up, but a large tent may be more than one person can handle. Therefore, when purchasing a tent, be sure to consider the type of custom canopy tent you want to build yourself.

Another important portability factor to keep in mind is how much space your tent and accessories will take up in your vehicle. Ensure you have enough space to transport everything you need, including your booth setup, tables, products, and tent.

6. Additional Walls

Yellow Beer Custom Canopy Tent and Table Cover

Adding extra walls to your tent design can bring a world of benefits, including boosting brand awareness, creating more advertising space, and better conveying the message within your tent. Additionally, incorporating a full or half wall, or even two, can provide added protection from the rain, cold, wind, or direct sunlight, essential factors that should not be overlooked.

The half wall option is an excellent choice for any business looking to draw attention to their area. Combining a full back wall with one or two half walls can further enhance brand recognition. Moreover, printing on the front and back of the walls allows you to capture the attention of potential customers, no matter which side of your tent they see first, giving you a competitive edge.

7. Canopy Tent Frame

Canopy Tent Frame Details

Since some locations host outdoor events year-round, it is crucial to have a frame that is sturdy enough to endure the elements.

Although powder-coated steel frames are a popular choice for custom canopy tents, hexagonal anodized aluminum is a premium option that provides superior durability. Both frames are lightweight, easy to transport, and install, and exceptionally robust.

While a lightweight and attractive tent is undoubtedly desirable, it must also offer protection against the elements; otherwise, it may not be worth your investment.
All canopy tents can be height-adjusted, providing the flexibility to adapt to various indoor and outdoor environments. We also recommend investing in weight bags or ground peg hardware to keep your tent grounded on windy days. Regardless of the frame type you select, the wind will inevitably blow against your custom canopy tent when you’re outdoors.Don’t waste your time, money, and mood on extremely cheap custom-made tents.

8. Canopy Protection and Durability

Black Waterproof Roof Canopy Tent

When purchasing a custom canopy tent, it is crucial to consider the various features your tent needs to have, such as attracting attention, promoting your merchandise, and showcasing your brand. Above all, your tent must protect you from the rain and sun.

In the Westshade, the best material available for a custom canopy tent is professional-grade 600D polyester & 900D polyester oxford fabric. The material is exceptionally sturdy, waterproof, UV-resistant, and flame-retardant. While other materials may offer some benefits, professional-grade polyester is the most reliable and long-lasting choice. 
You can look no further than Westshade – the ultimate destination for all your custom canopy tent needs. At Westshade, we are confident in delivering the perfect custom canopy tent according to your specific requirements. Our custom canopy tents are available in multiple sizes, with full and half-wall options, premium frame material, and professional-grade canopy material. With our custom canopy tents, you can be confident in your ability to make a lasting impression. So why wait? Check out our custom canopy tents page and get started today.

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