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Printed Shell Scheme Graphics

We offer a range of printed shell scheme panels and exhibition panels that are custom made to suit your stand requirements. The 'shell' or hardware is provided by the venue so you only need to purchase graphics to fit your chosen shell scheme space. Transforming your shell scheme couldn't be easier - the printed shell scheme panels simply attach directly on to the frame to create a professional finish.

When you book an exhibition or event space, you may have to choose between a ‘space only’ booking or something with a ‘shell scheme exhibition stand package’. The term ‘shell scheme’ is used to describe the standard interchangeable modular stand system available in exhibition spaces. Traditionally these are available in 1m modules which can then be constructed to almost any size, usually up to a 20m² area space. These pre-constructed trade show stands have anywhere from one to three open sides.

While the event, exhibition or show will supply the basic metal framework, creating a branded look and professional finish for your display is up to you. Investing in a series of shell scheme graphic panels in PVC or foamex, printed with your bespoke branding or marketing designs, will make your event space stand out from the crowd.

Shell Scheme Panels

For a rigid and fixed finish, choose our Foamex Shell Scheme Graphics. These sturdy panels are made from high-quality 5mm-thick foamex boards which are durable, but also lightweight and portable. Once printed with your custom designs, they can be quickly and easily installed onto the shell scheme frames at your stand using either Velcro or magnetic tape - this is your choice during the purchase process.

For a more flexible look, our rollable PVC Shell Scheme Graphics offer edge-to-edge coverage and can be directly fixed to the exhibition stand frame using Velcro or magnetic tape, as you prefer. These lightweight graphics can be rolled up for easy storage; their foldaway design means they are protected during transport and installation.

All of our printed shell scheme panels are manufactured and printed in-house in the UK. Every PVC or foamex graphic shell scheme panel undergoes extensive checks throughout the design and printing process to ensure your branding looks bright and eye-catching. Our rollable shell scheme panels are digitally printed in-house using environmentally friendly, water-based ink before being laminated to prevent them from being damaged with nicks or scratches in transit.

We sell shell scheme panels in flat back wall, L-shaped or U-shaped kits in standard sizes up to 5m x 6m. These kits have been designed based on our team’s extensive experience in the exhibition sphere to fit the majority of shell scheme frames. However, if you require a different size or shape from our range of standard shell scheme graphics, please get in touch with our team via our Contact Us page or on 01733 511030 to discuss the options for bespoke sizing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

‘Shell scheme’ is a term commonly used in the events and exhibition industry to describe the most common type of space assigned when you book a stand. It typically consists of a box-style construction with vertical poles, with cross poles at the top and bottom for stability. Traditionally these are available in 1m modules which can then be constructed to almost any size, usually up to a 20m² area space. These pre-constructed trade show stands have anywhere from one to three open sides. While the basic premise is the same, the exact construction and layout of a shell scheme will differ for each provider and exhibition space; when you book an event space, you should receive exact specifications from the organiser.

Shell scheme graphics are custom-printed panels in PVC, foamex or fabric which showcase your branding or marketing designs to make your event space stand out from the crowd. We sell shell scheme panels in flat back wall, L-shaped or U-shaped kits in standard sizes up to 5m x 6m, to fit the majority of shell scheme frames. However, if you require a different size or shape from our range of standard shell scheme graphics, you can discuss the options for bespoke sizing with our team on 01733 511030. We can provide single-panel shell scheme panels to any size. 

Shell scheme exhibition stands are typically one of the most cost-effective display solutions. They are relatively low-cost and don't require a large budget. The price of a shell scheme stand will vary depending on the size and layout you require. Our shell scheme graphics start from £196 +VAT for our 2m x 2m stands and go up to £588 +VAT for our 5m x 6m graphics. We are committed to getting our customers the highest quality products at the lowest price possible; so we offer a price-match guarantee on our shell schemes. If you are quoted a lower price on any like-for-like product by one of our UK competitors, we will always endeavour to either match it or beat it.

The shell scheme graphic panels are designed to fit snugly within the shell scheme frame. You can choose between hook and loop fastening or magnetic tape fixings to attach them to the metal poles.

There is more to creating a striking and effective shell scheme than just the products you choose (though selecting high-quality, durable shell scheme products is also very important!) Effective planning, clever layout designs, thinking about how you can entertain and engage your visitors and adding a number of finishing touches such as technological accessories can all make a huge difference to your finished display. For more information, check out our blog post: Successful Exhibition Stand Design.

When you book a shell scheme space at an event or exhibition, the organisers should send you the exact dimensions and specifications of the area. This will indicate to you what size shell scheme graphics you need to order.

Shell scheme graphics are designed to be fixed to the aluminium framework of your stand, so they will never achieve a seamless finish. If you desire a ‘seamless’ finish for your exhibition stand, we recommend choosing a tensioned fabric stand, a large roller banner or twist display stand - however, these are all freestanding exhibition displays that can fit within a shell scheme and not traditional shell scheme graphics.

Yes, all of our shell scheme panels, both Foamex and PVC, are manufactured to size and printed in-house in the UK. The PVC panels are digitally printed, cut and laminated with a protective layer for longevity. The Foamex shell scheme panels are flat bed UV printed. Both offer a sharp, vivid and durable print finish.

Printed graphic panels, both Foamex and PVC, are great for maximising the space of Shell Scheme Stands as they dress the walls without using any ground space of an exhibition stand. They are also fairly easy to hang using magnets or velcro, although they are designed to be split into several sections by the vertical aluminium poles. Foamex shell scheme graphics are rigid and more difficult to transport without risk of breaking them. Roll up PVC graphics are easier to store and transport. Both are supplied in quantities of 1m wide (approx.) panels.

Traditional foamex or PVC shell scheme panels are very easy to install. They have tape down both sides of the graphic to make installing panels quick and easy using either magnetic or velcro fastenings to connect them to the metal frame. They are lightweight and typically supplied in 1m wide panels.

Yes, all of our shell scheme graphics are durable and high quality, meaning you can reuse them over and over again at different events or exhibitions. However, they do require storage between events. If you need to change the design of your shell scheme panels, you can replace individual panels to update marketing messages while leaving the rest of your scheme intact for a cost-effective update.

Foamex shell scheme panels are recyclable as they are made from PVC foam, a type of plastic that can be ground down, melted, and recast again and again. Similarly, our PVC shell scheme graphic panels can also be recycled. 

Shell scheme graphics are printed and made to order specifically for your brand. We don't offer printed panels for hire or lease. Our Shell scheme panels are exceptional value for money and are an affordable, easy to install option for creating an event stand display.

If you already have artwork designed, you can send us your finished artwork via our Artwork Upload page. Our free-of-charge Preflight artwork checks ensure our team thoroughly check the supplied artwork for any issues that may affect the final print quality - this doesn’t include spelling errors in the text, so please always check your own artwork carefully before sending it to us.

If you need artwork created from scratch, please contact our Graphic Design Team, we can help you create a custom exhibition stand design.