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Hello Everyone,
I am kinda new here and this is my first post. :)
I am looking for some nice, aesthetically-pleasing, fairly inexpensive displays, that I can use to display my teeshirt designs and hang from my tent and/or gridwalls at tradeshows and events. The one I have in mind consists of the shirt being wrapped around a flexible piece of cardboard or plastic and kind of compressed between two metal sticks along the sides, so that the shirt flexes forward a little bit. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I'm open to other suggestions as well. Thanks in advance!

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Yeah, I need some advice on displays too. On May 9th I have my senior expo (exposition of my senior project to about 1400 students) and since I did it on this new clothing co. I started, I figure it's a good opportunity to advertise. Any suggestions on attracting people and making the best use of my 4ft by 4ft table? I only have two designs so I'm for sure exhibiting those, and I'm going to have music playing, but I donno, I feel i need more to really make an impact and get people excited.
 

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You can buy a wide range of mannequin half-forms that can be hung on a wall and are extremely inexpensive that might work better than just hanging the shirt on a flat surface.

Check out:

http://www.mannequinco.com
http://www.valudisplay.com


They offer different types like standing or hanging, injection-molded & inflatable in prices around $5 to $20.

Some of these retail display sites also have alternative hangers that hang on gridwalls and stuff too if you think mannequins are creepy.
 

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thanks rabid. i have some mannequin forms already, but i dont like the way it looks. i am looking for some displays that i can use to show off the designs more specifically. thanks! anyone else have any suggestions or ideas?
 

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thanks rabid. i have some mannequin forms already, but i dont like the way it looks. i am looking for some displays that i can use to show off the designs more specifically. thanks! anyone else have any suggestions or ideas?
I haven't seen anything like you described browsing through the store fixture sites. The kind of hangers you'll see that go on gridwalls or slatwalls are either the "scarecrow" kind or tubular forms.

http://www.nationalstoresupply.com/pages/4129/Tubular_Display_Form.htm
http://www.nationalstoresupply.com/pages/4123/Adjustable_Scarecrow_Displayer.htm

I think a black mannequin half-form looks ok, as long as you pin the shirt behind it so it stretches to fit (you'd probably have to do the same with the hanging tubular forms). There are very few forms that look good though, there's more crap out there than anything.

I think the tubular form would work for you if nothing else, unless you're good at metal fabrication.
 

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I've been trying to figure out a way to better display and organize all the t-shirts in my closet. That trio is cool, but I don't think it would be good for storage ;)

If I was going on the tradeshow circuit heavily, I might invest in one of those. Or maybe if a few folks went in together on a show, they could share one of those displays.
 

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This was discussed on another forum somewhat for someone's retail location. The use of pellon boards from proworldinc.com was discussed. As well as using artist display portfolio. He had a lot of shirts to display so I think went with chain link hanging from ceiling. To make it look nice in a display booth, I would probably pad the hanger and inside to fill out the shirt. Just go to fabric store and get fiber filling.
 
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