Drapes

The industry standard fabric for trade show drapery is Banjo Drape. Banjo is a dobby-weave fabric made from a medium-sheen polyester yarn. It is inherently flame resistant, machine washable, and we offer it in 27 stock colors. Inherent flame resistance means the flame retardant characteristics will not fade with washing. Booths require two different sizes of drape: 8’ long drape which hangs between 8’ high uprights and 3’ long drape which hangs between 3’ uprights and the 3’ slot on 8’ uprights.

Trade Show Drapery is normally two inches shorter than the height of the upright. A typical 8’ Banjo drape is actually 94” in finished height with 4” pockets on top and bottom. This prevents the drape from hanging on the floor and allows the panel to be flipped over when the bottom is soiled or damaged.

However, drape is the most varied product we carry and has the most exponential set of uses. Visit our drape shop page, or read the facts below to learn more.

Fabric Care Instructions

Drapery: Fabric Types And Descriptions

 

Three most popular fabric choices for drapes:

Banjo

  • 100% Polyester
  • Flame Resistance: Inherently Flame Resistant (IFR)
  • 48” wide panels
  • 4 Panels per 10’ standard section
  • Open weave gives textured look
  • Comes in a wide array of colors
  • Medium sheen
  • Most commonly used in trade shows, exhibitions, career fairs, etc.
  • Machine Washable
  • Made to industry standard – 2” short so curtains don’t touch the floor
  • Industry standard for convention and trade shows.
Banjo Drape Fabric

 

Poly Premier

  • 100% Polyester
  • Flame Resistance: Inherently Flame Resistant (IFR)
  • 60” wide panels
  • 3 panels per 10’ standard section
  • Knit fabric
  • Matte Finish
  • Upscale alternative to Banjo
  • Frequently used for table skirts, fitted table covers, and table toppers
  • Machine Washable
  • Made to industry standard – 2” short so curtains don’t touch the floor
  • Upscale alternative to Banjo. It is a knit fabric with a linen look.
Poly Premier Drape

 

Performance Velour

  • High end option
  • Flame Resistance: Inherently Flame Resistant (IFR)
  • 58” wide panels
  • 100% Polyester
  • 14 oz. and 21oz weights
  • 100% blackout
  • 3 panels per 10’ standard section
  • Machine Washable
  • Made to industry standard for blackout drape – Fabric touches the floor
  • Sound dampening fabric.
Performance Velour Drape

 

Drapes with Special Use Options:

Poly Knit

  • 100% Polyester
  • Flame Resistance: Inherently Flame Resistant (IFR)
  • 60” wide panels
  • High Sheen
  • Knit Fabric
  • Lower cost drape option
  • Works well with up-lighting and backlighting because of its translucent nature
  • Frequently used for table skirting
  • 3 panels per 10’ standard section
  • Machine Washable
  • Made to industry standard – 2” short so curtains don’t touch the floor
  • Used often in table skirting.
Poly Knit Drape

 

Sheer

  • 100% Polyester
  • Flame Resistance: Inherently Flame Resistant (IFR)
  • 118” wide panels
  • Very translucent
  • Currently available in white only
  • Often used for layering with valances and multi-drape setups
  • Excellent for ceiling swags and column wraps
  • Popular choice for wedding decor.
Sheer Drape

 

Commando Fabric

  • 16 oz. weight
  • 100% Polyester
  • Flame Resistance: Flame Resistant (FR)
  • Available in black
  • Matte, felt-like finish
  • Economical blackout/masking fabric Made to industry standard for blackout drape – Fabric touches the floor
Commando Fabric

 

Duvetyne Fabric

  • 8 oz. weight
  • Similar to commando
  • Flame Resistance: Flame Resistant (FR)
  • Available in black
  • Matte, felt-like finish
  • Not blackout
  • Good for masking/blocking areas backstage or dividing rooms
  • Made to industry standard for blackout drape – Fabric touches the floor
Duvetyne Fabric