Everyone knows that a good business model is to build a high quality product at an economical price. We have done just that. We have solved all of the issues with showboards while offering them at a cost that is average or below what is being offered elsewhere. Let me give you some details:
Problem 1: Design
I've combed the internet and I can tell you that there are alot of shoddy designs for showboards that don't really show the car well or the overall look is just gaudy or just too simple. Our designs flow from top to bottom, left to right. The colors we use compliment or contrast each other while the layout is professional. Go ahead....you can compare. Also, there are alot of showboard companies that just plug your images and text into a template. Our showboards are 100% unique. Each one is designed from scratch.
Problem 2: Durability
What the showboard is printed on and the media it is mounted to will make all the difference. Our showboards are built like an outdoor sign. They are printed on high quality vinyl with UV resistant inks and mounted onto 3mm polymetal. Finally, they are laminted. What you end up with is a very durable showboard that is able to withstand being outside in inclement weather.
Problem 3: Warping
Somedays, your showboard has to withstand heat and moisture, two things that will most certainly warp a showboard that is mounted on either foamcore or various plastic media. Since ours are mounted on polymetal, they will not warp.
Problem 4: The Showboard Stand and Wind
How to display your showboard has been a daunting question. Some companies offer only the showboard, making it your problem. Others have created simple fold-out stands that are either a "stick" or a upside down triangle, like a tabletop frame. Then there are the ones that have a showboard holder that has the bottom of the showboard sitting on the ground, forcing the spectator or judge to bend over to read. And then there are those that have an elaborate stand that can be quite cumbersome to carry around in your car due to either height or weight.
We have developed a stand that has a 12" base that is made from 1/4" steel. We then took 1/2" solid square stock and bent it to make beautiful curving legs on both sides that bend back at a comfortable 15 degrees for easier reading. Add a "tray" 10" from the ground to hold the base of the showboard and a metal piece across the top for the neodymnium magnets on the back of the showboard to hold it in place and you have a stand that is structurally sound. The center of gravity is close to the ground, so the stand will not fall over in a decent wind. Since the base of the showboard is 10" off of the ground, they are easier to view while not obstructing the view of the vehicle. Our stand fits in the trunk of the car for easy transportation while offering room for your other stuff, unless you drive a Ferrari and have the trunk space for a "very" small piece of luggage. If so, we can't help you, but we are jealous.
||The stand is painted matte black. You can choose to leave it that way or paint it any color you want.
Problem 5: Setup
Our showboard and stands are easy to setup. You place the stand on the ground (asphalt, grass, dirt...it doesn't matter), slip the bottom of the showboard into the tray on the stand and lean the showboard back until the magnets on the back of the showboard make contact with the stand. That's it. Done. No need to fold out legs, build the stand, or worry about where the stand can go. You can put the stand in front of the vehicle, the side of the vehicle, anywhere. Some stands require you to drive onto the stand to hold it in place; therefore, limiting where you can put the stand. Not ours.