Luminous inflatables make an impact

August 1, 2007

Alan Parkinson’s luminaria continue to delight visitors around the world. “More effective than 20 years of therapy,” said one visitor. “Almost moved to tears,” commented another. “An absolutely unreal experience not to be missed. Very imaginative design.” The inflatable luminaria from Architects of Air have been blowing people’s minds since the early 90s. In that …

New company specializes in eco-friendly products

Ecobranders LLC is a new company specializing in eco-friendly promotional products, including tote bags made from organic fabrics and pens made from recycled materials. Ecobranders offers customized company merchandise useful for corporate events, as well as customer appreciation programs, event promotion and employee incentives. For more information, visit Ecobranders LLC or call +1 425 228 …

Waterproof zippers provide tight seal

The new TIZIP MasterSeal 10 by TIZIP Waterproof Zippers is made from high-strength fabric coated with thermoplastic polyurethane. Strong, plastic teeth are fixed on top of the zipper tape, and the zipper’s coupling elements keep the sealing edges tightly sealed when the zipper is closed. The zipper tape can be either welded or glued. The …

Tent top fabric designed for outdoor graphics display

Herculite Products Inc. has introduced a new tent top fabric designed for long-term outdoor graphics display. Showtime Graphic Tent™ combines the engineering of the company’s Showtime® S83 blackout tent fabric with a proprietary ink-receptive surface treatment. The resulting fabric works with multiple methods of decoration, including solvent-based digital or screen-printed inks, as well as pressure-sensitive …

New chandeliers offer decorative lighting options

The new fluorescent chandelier from Swampy Hollow Mfg. comes with three 13-watt fluorescent light bulbs. It has heavy-duty, frosted-glass globes to withstand hauling and handling. Swampy Hollow’s dimmable incandescent chandelier provides adjustable intensity of lighting inside a tent. Three 60-watt incandescent bulbs are included, along with heavy-duty cracked-glass globes. The light is finished with an …

Dance floor provides durability for rental use

The new Revolution™ dance floor from PS Event Furniture is built on advanced composite polyurethane technology, which creates a lighter and thinner dance floor panel that remains durable for rental use. The Revolution panels are 4 by 4 feet and cover 78% more surface area than the standard floor panels, allowing for quick setup and …

Two-way radio offers 16 channels

A new two-way radio from HYT North America offers 16 channels in either VHF or UHF frequencies at an MSRP of $225. The TC-500 radio is suited for professionals working on site at installations and events. The TC-500 has a two-year limited replacement warranty and provides 4 watts with features such as scan with priority, …

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Anchoring without stakes

Event professionals should think twice before agreeing to provide a tent that is not staked. By Ken Keberle Tent installations are increasingly becoming dependent on alternative methods for anchoring a tent. These non-staking jobs are changing the way many companies do business. Regardless of your reason for considering a non-staking installation, the overwhelming consideration must …

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The role of the crew chief

Crew chiefs do more than just make sure a tent is installed correctly—they’re the employees you can’t afford to lose. By Holly O’Dell Anyone running a business these days will tell you that good help is hard to find. Owners of tent rental companies regularly face this conundrum in hiring and keeping high-quality workers, particularly …

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The principles of tent heating and cooling

Learn the principles of tent heating and cooling to deliver more comfortable events for your clients. By Tom Markel The event business never gets any easier, and heating or cooling our temporary structures and tents is no different. The standards and codes for heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) are primarily developed by the American …