F.A.Q.

  1. Q: How much foam board do I need?
    A: Click here to find out.
  2. Q: Where can I find a PANTONE® color guide?
    A: Most printers (companies) have the official PANTONE® color book. For an initial look at the range of PANTONE® colors, please consult the PANTONE® Online Color Finder. (Please keep in mind that the colors you see on a computer monitor cannot perfectly duplicate the actual PANTONE® colors)
    Please note: if PANTONE® Colors are specified, in order to ensure color accuracy we only use current editions of the PANTONE® publications. Please ensure you are also using the current editions by going to www.pantone.com or calling 201-935-5500. PANTONE® is not responsible for inaccuracies in color reproduction. PANTONE® Trademarks and Copyrights used with the permission of Pantone LLC. PANTONE® and other Pantone trademarks are the property of Pantone LLC.
  3. Q: Can I order fewer than 5 of a PANTONE® color?
    A: Yes, but a $50.00 charge for each board (below the minimum of 5) is charged to cover the setup/cleanup charges. Please note that our foam core is produced using PANTONE® Licensed Inks or printed digitally using PANTONE® Approved Color Capability.
    Please note: if PANTONE® Colors are specified, in order to ensure color accuracy we only use current editions of the PANTONE® publications. Please ensure you are also using the current editions by going to www.pantone.com or calling 201-935-5500. PANTONE® is not responsible for inaccuracies in color reproduction. PANTONE® Trademarks and Copyrights used with the permission of Pantone LLC. PANTONE® and other Pantone trademarks are the property of Pantone LLC.
  4. Q: How are the foam board panels fastened to the pipe and drape frame?
    A: They are taped together from behind and fastened with tie wraps.
  5. Q: Why is foam board so expensive?
    A: There is only one manufacturer of flame resistant foam board in the USA. The cost of production - meeting EPA standards -is high. Javits Union labor charges are INCLUDED in the price per board for installation and removal of each panel of foam board.
  6. Q: Can I mix white and a color or multiple colors of foam board in my booth?
    A: Yes, but you must order at least 5 of each color or pay the additional set up /clean up charges as indicated above.
  7. Q: Can I paint my own foam board?
    A: No, this practice is not recommended by Manny Stone Decorators due to lackluster results that may occur. Please click here to see an example of hand-painted foam board. The ink used on the foam board is similar to that found in a printer and is not something that can be applied after manufacturing.
  8. Q: Can I put shelves on foam board?
    A: Not recommended. Foam board is paper and styrofoam. Free standing shelving systems are recommended. Some exhibitors use foam board shelves and Velcro. We have experienced that this is risky and may leave blemishes if removed after initial installation either intentionally or accidentally.
  9. Q: Can I order my foam board booth 10 feet tall?
    A: Yes, if you receive show managements permission and call us to insure proper quantity for your booth.
  10. Q: Are the foam board walls reusable?
    A: Not suggested. The humidity is absorbed over time and the boards become heavy and they bend. The cost of labor to reinstall used boards is more than half the cost of the initial investment.
  11. Q: Can Grids be used in front of foam board?
    A: Yes- they are strong and are a great way to create shelving or pegging next to wall mounted graphics or samples.
  12. Q: How can my logo be attached to the foam board wall?
    A: You may email us a PDF or EPS or TIFF File and we can recreate your logo and apply it directly onto the foam board wall.
  13. Q: Do you have any other options so I can keep my sign for future shows?
    A: Yes we can position your logo on a pvc or sintra sign.
  14. Q: Are halogen arm lamps available with foam board?
    A: No. We have a better solution. We offer LED lamps that provide the brightness of 200w while each using just 55w of power. The LED arm lamps can be installed by Javits electricians on the foam board using our special mounting clip. They are cool to the touch.
  15. Q: How much power do I need for halogen arm lamps?
    A: Each halogen arm lamp is 200W -so 6 lamps (2 per wall on a 10x10x10) = 1200W - Order a 1000-15000w service with one plug strip.
  16. Q: What other lighting options do I have at Javits?
    A: You may order twin flood lamps or Par Can lamps. Twin flood lamps are 100w per bulb. Par Can lamps are 1000W per lamp ... each of these options is priced by Javits including -power, labor, & the rental of the lamps as all inclusive.
  17. Q: What is the white flooring on the website photos?
    A: Floors of white masonite (like pegboard with no holes - looks like a laminated counter top) bounce the lighting back up onto the walls and the people. We offer logo placement on the flooring parallel to the aisle for additional exposure.
  18. Q: How large are the floor panels?
    A: They are usually 4 foot x 8 foot and are taped with white duct tape over the seams.
  19. Q: Do the white floors get dirty?
    A: Initially, we cover them with clear plastic prior to show opening. During the show, aisles are carpeted and act as a door mat. By the end of the 3 or 4 days, most white floors show signs of traffic, which is usually a good thing.
  20. Q: Are the white floors available in other colors?
    A: Not at this time.
  21. Q: If the show floor is covered in white carpet. Why would I use a white masonite floor?
    A: The white carpet absorbs light like a sponge. The glossy masonite floor reflects the light and offers brilliance. It also is great for positioned images or floor logos.
  22. Q: Is the hard white floor comfortable?
    A: Most show carpet is 1/4" thick over concrete with no pad. The white masonite floor has the same "feel". Rubber sole shoes offer the best solution on concrete trade show floors.
  23. Q: Why should I consider plywood painted rental hard wall?
    A: We provide custom built hard wall exhibits so that the exhibitor may treat our walls like your living room wall. Screw into it, hang shelves or hand rail racks or grids from it, nail or tack into it. Plywood is much stronger than foam board and can be painted on site or with stripes or various designs. Plywood hard walls accept halogen arm lamps for personable lighting.
  24. Q: Should I purchase or rent my hard wall booth?
    A: Rent it. Not a good idea to purchase a booth. When purchasing, first you have a major initial investment on a depreciating asset which has little or no resale value. You restrict your further growth, and limit future choices as related to real estate exposure, such as in-line vs. corner or end cap. Additional shipping, storage and up keep costs, pre show maintenance checks, the cost of union labor to set up and tear down for each exhibit and your time to supervise same or the expense to hire a supervisor are all costs which overtake the rental option... not even close!
  25. Q: How do I have you design a booth for us?
    A: You, the exhibitor, be the writer, we at Manny Stone Decorators will be the editor. Together, we work together to design an affordable, attractive, practical, functional exhibit.
  26. Q: Are the Display Shelving shelves adjustable?
    A: No, they are removable but not adjustable.
  27. Q: What is the spacing between the Display Shelving shelves?
    A: They are 11" apart or 22" apart if one is removed.
  28. Q: Why is the booth smaller than the size I expected?
    A: There are three fundamental reasons. First: By example, when you contract for a 10 foot by 10 foot by 10 foot booth you may be positioned in a 3 meter by 3 meter by 3 meter booth. One meter is equal to 9.84 feet. So approximately two inches are lost on each wall. The 10 foot by 10 foot by 10 foot booth measures at 9 feet 10 inches on each of the three walls. The larger the booth, the more inches lost. A booth that is 30 feet by 10 feet is actually 29 feet 6 inches by 9 feet 10 inches. Second reason: The pipe and drape or perimeter divider walls further reduce the interior square footage of the booth space by an inch or two on each wall. Third reason: The 2-3 inch thickness of the framed hardwalls or the half inch thickness of a foam board wall reduces the interior square footage of the useable interior space of your booth.
  29. Q: How can we reach you at show site?
    A: Call Lloyd's cell phone at 908-770-6543.
  30. Q: What is the biggest difference between Manny Stone Decorators and the general contractor?
    A: We are both at the show site to provide service to you, the exhibitor. Manny Stone Decorators is a family business with 65 years of experience. We offer "a face" behind our name.... LLoyd Stone and Paul Schultz are at virtually every set up and tear down where we provide affordable, common sense solutions to problems on a consistent basis. We take pride in our fraternal business relationships with the general contractors. We are all in show business together to help you, the exhibitor, so that you may put your best foot forward.