Mercury 48 Roll Up Banner Stand
Mercury retractable banner stands are the only models we have that are actually made in the USA. We've seen other models we offer advertised as being made in America on other sites, but that is not the case. Being made in America means this stand is different from every other stand we offer in some significant ways. Unlike most stands where the support pole sits in a socket in the base, the Mercury support poles are threaded and screw onto a bolt on the base. This is a little more work, but is also very secure. Similarly, the top rail is an L-shaped extrusion with velcro on the face for attaching to the banner, and with a hole in the top that allows a threaded knob to screw through the top rail into the top of the pole to secure the banner. The greatest difference between the Mercury and other banner stands on the market, is the roller mechanism itself. It works like a window shade that you have to pull and release to get it to wind up. This has the advantage of not requiring a locking pin to keep the roller from unwinding and losing tension when changing banners, but it can be a little awkward having to pull and release the banner to get it to retract, so this can be a positive or a negative, depending on which of those is more important to you.
Also called pull up banner stands or roll up banner stands, this style of banner display has a spring loaded roller that winds the banner into the base for storage between uses. The Mercury has aluminum construction with velcro attachment to the top rail and the leader for quick and easy banner changes. It has a telescopic height pole that can be adjusted to any size from 36" tall to 96" tall with lever locks on the pole to make locking the pole at any height simple and secure, and it comes with either a silver or black satin finish.
While the manufacturer offers a lifetime warranty on this stand that covers any manufacturing defects, like so many warranties these days, it doesn't necessarily mean what it sounds like. We try to help our customers make informed decisions by pointing out what the warranties actually cover, and in this case, the manufacturer feels that anything that breaks after a year isn't a manufacturing defect or it would have broken sooner. That doesn't mean that every failure outside of the first year won't be covered, but it's highly likely and that would mean there would be a charge to repair the stand, although the costs are generally reasonable. Because of this, we list the warranty on this product as 1 year, since it more accurately represents the actual coverage.
Because this model is not stocked in our Utah warehouse, rush options are limited. We normally ship all retractable banner stands with the banner pre-installed, but in a rush situation, you can order the stand without a banner, and order a separate replacement banner to be shipped to you separately in less time. This will require you to install the banner in the stand yourself, but it will save you time and money if you aren't able to wait for normal turnaround and don't want to choose a different model. The instruction video shown on the Instructions tab will walk you through the banner installation process. You can also contact us to discuss other options for rush orders on this stand.
Banner options shown are at the most popular height of 96", but other heights can be ordered by selecting the stand without a banner, then ordering a banner separately. Contact us if you need assistance with a different banner size.
The Mercury comes in 4 different widths from 24" to 60" to cover a wide range of display needs. It comes with a soft travel bag.
The Mercury 48 displays a banner with a visible size of 48" x 36-96".
Looking for a higher-end model?
An upgrade from the Mercury 48 would be the Space Infinity 48. This model has a removable roller with two options for mounting the banner, including a snap rail attachment to the roller that requires no velcro or adhesive. It also offers adjustable tension, telescopic support pole, a deluxe carry bag and a lifetime warranty. With the optional taller support poles, it can display a 94.5" tall banner.
Looking for a less expensive model?
The QuickSilver Pro 48 is a good choice for a less expensive model. It has many upgraded features from the Mercury including adjustable tension, snap style top rail and deluxe suitcase style carry bag, plus a lifetime parts and labor warranty.
The Expandable Shipping Case is our recommended option when a shipping case is needed. It can hold up to three Mercury 48 banner stands with room for lights or other accessories. You can find the case by scrolling through the items in the Related Products tab.
The Portable Banner Stand Spotlight and Cascade LED Display Light are the recommended models for use with the Mercury 48, although other models with universal mounting will also work, such as the Space Spotlight. Keep in mind that with two support poles on this model, two lights are needed for even illumination. These can also be found in the Related Products tab.
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Specs & Templates
Mercury 48 Specifications
- Banner width: 48"
- Banner height: adjustable from 36" to 96" plus 6" bottom bleed
- Overall display height: maximum 99"
- Footprint 49" x 9"
- Shipping size: 52" x 11" x 5"
- Shipping weight, stand only: 18 lbs
- Shipping weight, with banner: 22 lbs
- Warranty: 1 year
Graphic templates are available in pdf and eps formats. Click their icons to download them. If you don't have a pdf viewing application, you can get Acrobat Reader free by clicking on the following link.
These templates provide a framework for designing your banner and show the live area as well as the leader portion of the banner that attaches to the banner stand and isn't visible when the stand is in use. If you would like a banner design, we offer those for a reasonable fee in the Banner Designs category.