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Feature in Big Picture Magazine

The August issue of Big Picture Magazine just came out and we are featured for our work wrapping the “Salt Shakers” at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Utah. Check out the full article here: http://ow.ly/J05630l626B

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Award Winning Products


At ExhibitorLive! we received the Buyers Choice – New Product Showcase for our Klik™ SEG Frame System!  We’re talking NO TOOLS and 75% less set up time.  Now that’s something to brag about.  If you haven’t seen how these work, check out the video below where we compare the setup of a traditional frame to a Klik™ SEG Frame…pretty impressive.

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New Magic Podium

KLIK Magic Podium

Just in time for ExhibitorLive 2018, we have come out with one of our newest products. Our Klik Magic Podium is among the latest additions to our Klik line of exhibit products. Now, you can instantly (or magically) set up your podium. The video below shows just how easy it is!

Set up time is incredibly simple and it’s just as easy to take down. When compressed, the podium is on 4 inches tall! Just pull the podium up, add the shelf and place the top on it and you’re done – in less than ONE MINUTE! Until you get a chance to see it in person, you’ll just have to trust us – this is the easiest podium on the planet!


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How Much Should Your Next Trade Show Booth Cost?

“How much does a trade show booth cost?”


That’s a great question, but one that comes with as many answers as there are trade show booth suppliers.  Industry standards report that a buyer can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $100 to $150 per square foot for a custom, 20’ by 20’ island booth. Our experience has shown that, on average, you’re likely to spend between $45 to $60 per square foot for smaller booth spaces in the range of 10’ by 10’ or 10’ by 20’.

If you are asking this question, though, it likely means that you’re new to the trade show environment.  In this case, your next question you should be, “Who can help me navigate this new adventure so that I may have the best experience?”

When purchasing a smaller-scale trade show booth, the temptation is often to use an “off-the-shelf” internet vendor to keep costs down. The drawback to this approach is that you aren’t able to consult with a real person on the important questions—questions that will make all the difference in your overall experience.  Remember, the cost of your booth is just one part of the total expense.  You must also calculate travel and lodging, the sponsorship or booth space rental, shipping, drayage (shipping of your booth once it gets to the venue), potential union labor, electrical, carpeting, and the list goes on.


A good distributor of trade show booths can help you realize all of the costs associated with exhibiting.  They can ask the questions that are most important to customizing your booth to fit your specific needs like:

  1. Do you plan to set this up by yourself? How many people will be setting it up, or will you need hired help?
  2. Do you have products to display and, if so, what is the best way to get your customers to interact with those products?
  3. Do you need extra storage space inside your booth?
  4. How do you want your customers to interact with your staff?
  5. Are you planning to use technology (e.g. TV, iPad/tablet)? How important is an internet connection in accomplishing your goals?
  6. How often will you use the display?
  7. How must the display be shipped? Does it need to fit into the backseat of a car?

You may be surprised that a custom booth doesn’t need to be expensive. As mentioned before, our experience shows that you can likely meet your needs with a custom booth priced between $50 to $60 per square foot. That’s only slightly more than buying a stock set-up off a standard website; however, the benefit of building something specific to your needs ensures that you will stand apart from those around you and be set up specifically to meet your unique goals.  Most distributors, through their build process, will do an excellent job of supplying design feedback and are knowledgeable about what works for the greatest impact in a small display space.



A Note to Trade Show Distributors

The true value of your work is found in what makes you different. Yes, it’s important to have cool stuff for your customers to choose from, but in the end, it’s the experience you bring to the table that can make the biggest difference for first-time buyers.

Partnering with a manufacturer who can support your efforts to provide custom designs should be a critical component of your growth strategy.  As important as a distributor is to the end customer, a manufacturing partner who knows how to say “yes!” and can roll up their sleeves is just as important.

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Klik SEG Frame

Klik™ SEG Frame – NO TOOLS!!!

We constantly strive to improve our products as much as possible. Klik™ has come a long way since its conception, and now it takes yet another step forward. Klik™ has simplified a lot of our products and now Klik™ has allowed us to make SEG frames that require NO TOOLS!!!

If you have ever assembled a regular SEG frame you know it’s a painstaking process that takes a considerable amount of time. We set out to solve that problem and our Klik™ technology has done just that. By putting magnets in the frames we have eliminated the need for screws and cut down the assembly time by up to 75%. If you don’t believe us check out this comparison video below!

Our new 4″ and 7″ frame extrusion also allow for beautiful backlit applications.

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Hamilton New Nation Library Exhibit

The New Nation Library Exhibit

Some of the most interesting jobs we do are museum-type exhibits. Our most recent example of such is the New Nation Library exhibit. The New Nation Exhibit at the state capitol contains fascinating accounts of the stories kept by Utahns. The exhibit was created on the premise that Utahns are great at documenting their lives. They have compiled some incredible stories and works of art to highlight some impressive Utahn stories. The exhibit includes captivating works of art such as photo collages, family history sculptures, and even Hmong story cloths. 

The exhibit draws you in to make you feel as though you are watching the history depicted unfold in front of your eyes. One example of the exhibit is a story of Motoki Yatabe and Mitsue Ozeki. The two fell in love in the Topaz internment camp in the 1940’s. Motoki was recruited by the army a short time after as a translator but he never forgot Mitsue. He would continually write her to tell her how much he missed her. The story of Motoki Yatabe and Mitsue Ozeki give you a powerful glimpse into the life and hardships of Japanese-Americans at that time. 

Between heart-wrenching stories of separated lovers and stories about the Hmong people sewing story cloths to make a living for their families, there is plenty of captivating material at the exhibit. If you can make it to the exhibit you should, this is something you do not want to miss out on. If you can’t we have included a gallery for you to see the work we did and get a glimpse of the exhibit.

Fusion’s Contribution

For this exhibit, ThomasArts asked us to provide the printed material. At first, the plan was to go with a gatorboard solution for all of the freestanding materials. However, we thought that wouldn’t be the best solution for a couple reasons. First off, it’s a high traffic area so it is already at risk for getting bumped and toppled. With that in mind, also with the fact that schools are constantly taking field trips to the capitol, we recommended a fabric solution instead. We ended up wrapping fabric around SEG type frames. This way you can’t really break the freestanding elements, it’s easy to clean, and it was a cost-effective solution. 


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NHL Heritage Classic


NHL Heritage Classic Outdoor Spectacle

The NHL’s fourth-ever Heritage Classic was held on Sunday, October 23 – where the Jets and the Oilers faced off at Investors Group Field, home of the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  It was the first of four outdoor games this NHL season.

The outdoor games always provide an outstanding atmosphere and amazing visuals and we’re proud to have printed the graphics that surrounded the ice.

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beMatrix Print Partner


beMatrix Print Partnership Announced

Fusion Imaging is proud to announce that we’ve become the first Western United States print partner for the beMatrix b62 frame system.  We have been providing SEG/infill panels for a long time but we can now print and fit without needing frames.  All SEG/infill graphics are cut and sewn by machine and we carry an inventory of frames to ensure accurate finishing.

The combination of beMatrix frames along with our FORMZ elements create impressive structures for trade events.  You can’t beat our quality and color for dye sub printing.

Again, we are THE “Print Partner” in the Western United States for beMatrix frames!!!

Here’s a great example of beMatrix frames with Fusion Imaging SEG/Infills.

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Klik Demo at Exhibitor 2016

Klik™ is a HIT!

We had a great show at Exhibitor this year.  We had a ton of people stop in our booth and ask the question, “What is Klik?” and we must have done this demo hundreds of times.  Klik™ is our magnetic display system that provides a way to use shelves, graphics, etc. without all of the hassles of zippers, additional hardware and extra setup time.  We’ve also incorporated it into how the booth assembles, which gives you a truly modular booth.  Check it out!

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LDS Church History Museum


Exterior Adhesive for Museum Renovation

The Church History Museum has been officially reopened.

With a small gathering looking on, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cut the ribbon Tuesday afternoon, reopening the museum after an extensive, one-year renovation. (click here to read more about the museum renovation and grand reopening)

How do you add highly visible graphics on a granite building? Fusion Imaging used a special exterior adhesive that adheres well enough to weather the elements but will be easy to remove when the promotion ends. This material requires the painstaking process of a special heat roller that ensures a perfect fit.

Fusion Imaging has been providing innovative solutions for large format graphic applications for almost 20 years and we’re proud to be a part of this wonderful museum in downtown Salt Lake City.

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