Custom Event Displays

We Custom Make Special Event 3D Displays

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3D Trade Show Displays + Technology

In today’s competitive business landscape, creating memorable brand experiences is essential for standing out from the crowd and leaving a lasting impact on your target audience. And that’s where our custom event display services come into play.

Whether you’re planning a trade showconferenceproduct launch, or any other type of event, having a visually captivating and personalized display is key to attracting attention, generating buzz, and effectively conveying your brand’s message. Gone are the days of generic, one-size-fits-all booths and banners. Explore how our expert services can elevate your events to new heights.

With our team of experienced designers and event professionals, we specialize in creating bespoke displays that align perfectly with your brand identity, marketing objectives, and target audience. We understand that every business is unique, and that’s why we take a tailored approach to design and production, ensuring that your event display truly reflects your brand’s personality and values. 

Take a look below at just some of our unique custom-made event displays or view our recent project gallery to give you an idea of what we can do for you. 

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Features & Benefits of Custom Event Displays

Commissioning a custom event display offers a plethora of features and benefits that can significantly enhance your event experience and contribute to your overall brand success. Let’s explore some of the key features and benefits of opting for a custom event display:
  • Tailored Design: With a custom event display, you have the opportunity to create a design that is unique to your brand. You can incorporate your brand colors, logos, and messaging seamlessly, ensuring that your display aligns perfectly with your brand identity.
  • Brand Consistency: Custom event displays allow you to maintain consistency across all your marketing channels. From your website to your social media platforms and now your physical event presence, a cohesive and consistent brand image fosters trust and recognition among your target audience.
  • Increased Visibility: A well-designed custom event display has the power to captivate attention and stand out amidst the crowded event space. By creating a visually stunning and distinctive display, you can attract more visitors, increase foot traffic to your booth, and generate greater brand visibility.
  • Enhanced Engagement: Custom event displays offer interactive and immersive elements that engage attendees on multiple levels. Incorporating interactive touchscreens, virtual reality experiences, or product demonstrations can create a memorable and engaging experience for your visitors, leaving a lasting impression of your brand.
  • Flexibility and Versatility: Custom event displays provide flexibility in terms of size, layout, and functionality. Whether you have a small booth space or a large exhibition area, a custom display can be designed to maximize the available space and showcase your products or services effectively.
  • Strategic Brand Messaging: A custom event display allows you to strategically communicate your brand message. Through compelling visuals, graphics, and messaging, you can effectively convey your brand values, key offerings, and unique selling points to your target audience, driving brand recognition and connection.
  • Memorable Experiences: By commissioning a custom event display, you have the opportunity to create immersive experiences that leave a lasting impact on attendees. Whether it’s through innovative technology, interactive elements, or creative storytelling, a custom display can transform your event presence into a memorable brand experience.
  • Return on Investment (ROI): Investing in a custom event display can yield significant returns on your marketing investment. By attracting more visitors, engaging them effectively, and leaving a memorable impression, you increase the chances of converting leads into customers and driving sales.
In summary, commissioning a custom event display provides a range of features and benefits that empower you to create a visually striking, immersive, and engaging brand experience. It enables you to stand out from the competition, communicate your brand message effectively, and drive meaningful connections with your target audience.

Pricing of Custom Event Displays

Cost of custom event displays is based on the volume of material (size of the display), the time it takes to create the 3D printable file and other elements of the display, and of course the time to fabrication the unique display.  Each display is bid individually and the best way to determine cost is to email us, call us at 385-206-8700, or fill out the form below and let us bid on your project.

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Technology and Materials for Event Displays

Custom props used in trade show displays often incorporate a range of technologies and materials to enhance the visual appeal and create immersive experiences. Here are some common technologies and materials used for custom props in trade show displays:


  1. 3D Printing: 3D printing has revolutionized custom event display fabrication by enabling the creation of intricate and personalized designs with precision and efficiency. With 3D printing technology, event display components, such as unique props, signage, and booth structures, can be produced quickly and cost-effectively. We use materials such as PLA filament, nylon and resin.

  2. CNC Machining: CNC machines employ computerized controls to guide the cutting, shaping, and carving of various materials, including wood, metal, and plastic. In the context of event displays, CNC machining enables the creation of intricate and customized components with exceptional accuracy and consistency.

  3. Projection Mapping: Projection mapping, also known as spatial augmented reality, is a technology that transforms ordinary surfaces into dynamic and visually stunning displays. By using projectors to map visual content onto objects or structures, event organizers can create captivating displays that manipulate perception and bring static elements to life. Projection mapping is often used to transform entire event spaces, turning them into immersive environments that tell stories and evoke emotions.

  4. LED Lighting: LED lighting is commonly integrated into custom props to enhance their visual impact. It can be used to illuminate specific areas, create color-changing effects, or add a dynamic element to the props.

  5. Motion and Automation: Custom props may incorporate motorized or automated mechanisms to add movement or interactivity. This can include rotating parts, sliding elements, or animatronics, creating a dynamic and engaging experience.

  6. Social Media Integration: Custom event displays now leverage the power of social media integration and live streaming to extend their reach beyond the physical event space. Attendees can share their experiences, interact with branded content, and become brand ambassadors in real-time.


  1. Foam: Foam materials, such as expanded polystyrene (EPS) or polyurethane foam, are commonly used for custom prop construction. They are lightweight, easy to carve or shape, and can be coated or painted to achieve desired textures and finishes.

  2. 3D printed props: Custom props can be 3D printed using various materials, including plastics, resins, and metals, depending on the use case and specific requirements and budget.

  3. Wood: Wood is commonly used to construct booth structures, backdrops, signage, podiums, and furniture pieces that set the stage for brand presentations. With its ability to be shaped, carved, and engraved, wood offers endless design possibilities, allowing for intricate detailing and customization. Additionally, wood can be painted, stained, or finished to match brand colors and desired aesthetics, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to event displays. Its durability and timeless charm make wood a reliable and popular material for creating memorable and impactful custom event displays.

  4. Metal: Metal is a versatile and resilient material widely employed in the fabrication of custom event displays. Its strength and durability make it suitable for creating sturdy structures, frames, logos, large letter displays and fixtures that can withstand the demands of various event environments. Metal is commonly used for constructing booth frames, display stands, signage supports, and decorative elements. With its malleability, metal can be shaped, bent, and welded into intricate designs, allowing for unique and eye-catching display components.

  5. Acrylic and Plexiglass: Acrylic and plexiglass materials are commonly used for creating transparent or translucent elements in custom props. They offer clarity, durability, and can be easily cut or shaped.

By combining these technologies and materials, custom props for special event displays can be designed to captivate and engage attendees. The use of advanced techniques and innovative materials ensures that the props are visually appealing, durable, and aligned with the overall brand message and aesthetic.

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Custom 3D Printing project with resin printer at WhiteClouds
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CNC Machine cutting out a prop for a customer at WhiteClouds
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Projection Mapping on Foam Car display
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Giant Orca whale company mascot foam statue foam smoothing
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Detailed prep work for Sen-ti-nel Captain America [Marvel] 3D Printed Statue

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Common Questions & Answers

  • What file type is required to make a custom event display?
    We work with all architectural CAD programs including AutoCAD, Revit, Chief Architect, ArchiCAD and Sketchup, just to name a few. If you design in 3D, we will start with your 3D files. If you have 2D blueprints and elevations, or artist‘s sketches, we can build a display from these files as well.

  • What methods do you use to make a custom event display?
    We use a variety of technologies to make event displays. Besides 3D printing in different materials we utilize CNC machining, laser cutting, laser etching, casting, sculpting, painting, airbrushing, laminating, vinyl printing, and woodworking to produce highly engaging displays that fit your exact needs.

  • What is the material used?
    We match the correct material and fabrication process to your requirements in terms of presentation, size, and transportability. We can 3D print in uv-cured resin, plastic, rubber-like acrylic, and nylon. We also fabricate in our model shop using different types of foam, wood, metal, resins, and acrylic.

  • What is the largest display you can make?
    There is no limit to the size of display. If you are using cartoon models, character models or foam sculptures, they can have a huge impact when extremely large. Transportability will be your only concern on an extremely large display.

  • What is the turnaround time for an event display?
    This depends on the features of the display itself. We usually ask for four to six weeks from the time we take the order to when you will receive the display. If it is a full-themed display, we will need more time. We understand that sometimes deadlines are tight and we can accommodate rush orders in as little as one week.

  • What features can a custom event display have?
    Besides the physical 3D display with the proper color and appearance, you can elect to ask for special lighting, sound, and movement. 

  • If I want a second display is it cheaper?
    Our pricing is based on the fabrication costs and the time it takes to prepare your design. The second display is less money because the design portion is complete.

Do you have a question we didn‘t answer? Don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-385-206-8700 or [email protected].

Worldwide Delivery

WhiteClouds has delivered models around the world.

What to consider when selecting a custom event display service

When choosing a custom event display service, there are several important factors to consider. Here are the key things to know:

  1. Expertise and Experience: Look for a service provider with a proven track record and extensive experience in creating custom event displays. Review their portfolio, client testimonials, and case studies to gauge their capabilities and the quality of their work.

  2. Design and Customization: Ensure that the service provider has a strong design team capable of translating your brand vision into a visually stunning and unique event display. Customization is crucial, so choose a provider that can tailor the design, materials, and features to align with your brand identity and event objectives.

  3. Production and Fabrication Capabilities: Assess the service provider’s production capabilities, including their access to advanced technologies and manufacturing processes. Verify that they have the necessary resources to fabricate and assemble custom event displays efficiently and to high standards of quality. WhiteClouds has experience in all aspects of 3D fabrication, old and new, including 3D printingmetal, CNC, printing, painting, foam carvingwoodworking, thermoforming, casting, hard-coating, 3D design, lighting, electronics, engraving, resin, fiberglass and more.

  4. Project Management and Timelines: Effective project management is vital to ensure your custom event display is delivered on time and within budget. Inquire about the service provider’s project management process, communication channels, and their ability to meet deadlines without compromising on quality.

  5. Versatility and Integration: Consider whether the service provider offers a wide range of display options and can integrate various technologies, materials, and components seamlessly. Versatility in their offerings allows for flexibility in meeting your specific event requirements and enhances the overall impact of your display.

  6. Budget and Pricing: Have a clear understanding of your budget and discuss it openly with the service provider. Obtain a detailed quote that includes all costs associated with design, fabrication, assembly, and any additional services or features you require.

  7. Client Support and Services: Evaluate the level of client support and services provided by the company. This includes aspects such as installation assistance, on-site support during the event, maintenance and storage options, and post-event support.

  8. Reputation and References: Research the service provider’s reputation within the industry. Seek referrals or references from past clients to gain insights into their professionalism, reliability, and the overall satisfaction of their clients. We have built custom products for over 5,000 customers and top brands including Disney, Nike, Marvel, NFL, NASA, and Cisco. 

By considering these factors, you can make an informed decision when choosing a custom event display service that aligns with your specific needs and helps you create a memorable and impactful event experience.

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