ShowSuit FAQs

What is new and unique about ShowSuit?

ShowSuit is unlike any other display system that we know of. The hidden rails, the tensioning system, the corner and end extrusions, the magnet-and-hook-&-loop folding system, the removable / re-positionable clip-fix rails… all these are unique features.

How do I put it up?

ShowSuit Install Video from Fresco on Vimeo.


Does the £150.00 per panel cost of ShowSuit include print, rails and clips?

Yes it does

What turnaround times can I expect?

We like a minimum of 7 working days from receipt of print ready artwork. We do prefer longer time frames if possible, just to allow for any eventuality, but we can do it in 7. If it is the case that you need your ShowSuit sooner, just give us a call and we will accommodate you where we can. We do however apply a 10% rush charge for this service.

How does ShowSuit come?

Usually in one over-the-shoulder bag complete with mounting instructions but we can also send it out in just a cardboard box if you prefer.

What is ShowSuit made of?

Dye sublimation printed knitted polyester and aluminium and plastic rails with neodymium magnets and hook-&-loop attached

What’s good about that?

Dye-sub print is the most vibrant print you can buy, it’s fully washable and hard to damage.  Fabric is light and folds up much smaller than other display systems and the unique magnet-and-hook-&-loop-tape system makes ShowSuit very easy to fold and roll.

How tall is ShowSuit?

ShowSuit is tailored to the height of your shell scheme which is usually 2480mm

How wide is ShowSuit?

ShowSuit can be virtually any length but for 1 person 10 metres is enough to handle and fits into a ShowSuit bag.

How does the magnet-and-hook-&-loop folding system work?

Each ShowSuit rail has a small but very powerful neodymium magnet at each end which attracts the right magnet in the next rail.  Small low-profile hook-&-loop pads hold each rail in alignment when folded.  The ShowSuit print is thus neatly folded in a zig-zag way and rolled up.  Simple. Clever. Effective. Patent pending.

How portable is ShowSuit?

Spectacularly portable.  Up to 10 running metres fits into a compact over-the-shoulder bag.  It can even fly hand luggage (dependant on airline specs).

How is ShowSuit packed up?

1. Remove all the bottom clips
2  Remove clips from first ShowSuit top rail
3. Fold first ShowSuit bottom rail to second, mating hook-&-loop fastener.  Repeat, folding in a zig-zag (concertina) way – bottom rail then top rail
4.  Roll from the top then re-roll from the bottom (ready for next time)

5. Put ShowSuit in bag followed by the flexible extrusions
No need to remember these instructions – they are included with the bag.

Can I set it up on my own?

Yes.  And no tools or experience are needed, just a step ladder.

What if my shell scheme booth is badly put up?

ShowSuit, being knitted fabric, is flexible and can cope.  Just tension ShowSuit in the normal way.

Why didn’t somebody do this before?

It seems like ShowSuit is what shell schemes have been waiting for. Fabric print has got a lot more popular recently for “soft signage” etc.  Many hoardings and shop sign are in fact now made from fabric.  ShowSuit turns a standard shell scheme into a giant soft signage frame.

Can I re-use ShowSuit?

Yes, many times.  The rails are clipped to the fabric print and can be easily removed and repositioned to suit a new shell scheme.

Can I re-cycle ShowSuit?

Yes, since the fabric print is 100% polyester without anything sewn to it, once the rails are unclipped from it the print is perfect for recycling and the aluminium rails and nylon clips can be re-cycled or re-used with another print.

How do I design for ShowSuit?

Just go for it.  ShowSuit gives you a giant, seamless canvas with the best colour gamut you can get.  It does not get any better than that.  We will supply an artwork template in InDesign or Illustrator so it really could not be simpler

ShowSuit looks quite light.  Is it strong enough to last?

Yes.  The fabric print is fully washable and very tear-resistant. The aluminium rails and nylon clips are virtually unbreakable in normal use and the bags are heavy-duty nylon cloth. ShowSuit is light and compact by design but still reassuringly overspec.

Does ShowSuit fit any shell scheme?

There are still a few old school plywood shell schemes out there and some that are built direct to the ground.  For the direct-to-the-floor shell schemes we have adaptor clips at £3.50 per panel.  The rare plywood shell schemes can be covered with our VBanner product.  Check details of your shell scheme in your Exhibitor Manual

Did you really invent ShowSuit?

Yes we did! Fresco MD Miles Harris wanted to create a shell scheme liner that made the most of beautiful dye-sub print, was really compact and easy to carry and transformed any standard shell scheme.  Using the mounting clips from another of his inventions, Curvorama, Miles came up with ShowSuit.  In this blog Miles explains how and why.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you still have questions

01422 886883