The TearDrop Banner: Stylish and Attention Grabbing

If you ever drive down a street filled with restaurants or car dealers, you might see their custom signage trying to catch your attention. Do you ever wonder where they get signs like that? Look no further!

KD Kanopy has been making custom canopies and shade canopies for over two decades, but what you might not know is we also offer branding efforts in another form: customized banners. Our teardrop banner is ideal for indoor and outdoor events and comes in three different sizes, from 4’ to 14’. With digital printing on both sides of the teardrop, your banner can have the same cool branded look as your business’ custom canopy. The best part? Setup is super simple. Check out the video on how to set up the teardrop banner on our YouTube Channel.

Not every occasion calls for a full custom canopy due to limited space or event restrictions. That is where the teardrop banner can step in. It allows you to showcase your brand in a small compact space while still grabbing the attention of passersby.

KD Kanopy has manufactured high-quality, custom pop up canopies and digital signage for a wide-range of corporate and casual clients. Our products are easily customizable with digital or screen printing. Looking to stand out in the crowd? Go to KD Kanopy for your custom canopy needs.

 

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KD Kanopy Promotions & the Majestic Canopy Series

Now is the perfect time to take advantage our our spring promotions! We have multiple canopies in different shapes and sizes at a great price through May. At KD Kanopy, we know a thing or two about making intuitive and visually appealing canopies. After being in the business for over 20 years, we know just what it takes to make a canopy easy to use and able to stand the stresses of time.

Let’s take a closer look at one of the canopies on promotion this month: the Majestic series. With three different available sizes, the Majestic can make any event from a tailgate to a ticket booth. We use only the strongest aluminum, so you can rest assured that your Majestic canopy won’t fall prey to rust like other canopies on the market.

With a 40% stronger and 25% lighter frame, the Majestic, like all of our canopies, is the definition of “easy to set up.” Don’t believe us? Check out our YouTube channel for a whole series of videos to help you set up or take down your Majestic, or whatever canopy you have!

Where else is the Majestic versatile? In the design department. We offer 13 bold fabric colors, so your canopy doesn’t have to be a plain Jane.

Since 1984, KD Kanopy has manufactured high-quality, custom canopies and digital signage for a wide-range of corporate and casual clients. Our products are easily customizable with digital or screen printing. Looking to stand out in the crowd? Get a hold of us today and see how we can help!

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KD Kanopy is available at multipile retailers!

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Not every event calls for a branded tent.  Sometimes you want a canopy for your outdoor BBQ or summer festival. Shopping for a plain KD Kanopy has never been so easy. KD Kanopies can be found online at stores such as Sears, Kmart and Amazon.com.

Choose from an array of sizes and canopy styles at these online retailers. Customize your purchase by selecting from over ten different colors, or choose from an assortment of pre-printed sport team options. Or, view helpful videos and product demos on Kmart.com for each canopy.

Of course, you can always order directly from KD Kanopy. For all of our plain PartyShade, XTF, StarShade or StarTwin canopies, table covers and umbrellas, there is no upcharge for choosing one of our 17 unique colors to give you even more variety and pop at your next event. We can even provide multi-color tops for a small additional fee. Take our KD Interactive Tent Designer for a spin to design your own canopy and to try out different style and color combinations.

There is no reason not to finally get a tent for yourself! You can use them for any outdoor occasion and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

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3 Ways to use your KD Kanopy tent

There are so many uses for your KD Kanopy tent, it’s hard to name just three. But these are the areas where folks need canopies most often. From the biggest trade show of the year, to your kids outdoor soccer game, you can never go wrong with a custom canopy. Read on for more canopy inspiration!

  1. Trade shows

Trade shows are a great way for your brand to be seen. Get out there and make sure you have the best looking branding materials at the show. A customized canopy with digital printing of your logo will surely differentiate you from the competition and the crowd will be flocking to you to see what your company is all about. Building brand awareness is a huge part of a successful business, and we love having a role in that.

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  1. Outdoor gatherings of any kind!

One of the best parts about the warm weather seasons is the festivals and being outdoors. There are plenty of reasons to get outside and shake things up! But the warm and often, unpredictable,  weather can also have you running for cover. Why not just get a tent that protects you from the elements? It provides shade when you need it, and protection from getting drenched by rain or snow! Not only will it keep you nice and dry, but it will also keep your product in good shape for say, a farmers market.

  1. Sports Events

Parents around the world gather for their kids sporting events and need shade while out in the elements all day. The athletes need a place to recoup during and after a hard game. No matter who is using it, a custom canopy is very much a useful item at any sporting event. Set up the water cooler under a canopy on a hot day for a refreshing break or set up on a rainy day for shelter when needed. It is also a great way to showcase your team name and logo and make the other teams jealous with how professional you look!

These are only a few of the uses you can get out of a KD Kanopy tent. What are some of the ways you use yours?

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It’s Farmers Market Season. Are you Ready?

If you are anything like us, you are a farmers market fanatic. There is something about a beautiful weekend morning and fresh produce that makes us willingly jump out of bed. Whether you’re a local farmer, a vendor or even a baker who wants to showcase your goods, the spring and summer months are prime times for farmers markets. Getting ready for the farmers market season induces many questions. And one common thing you see at farmers markets across the country is canopies. Why is that? See the reasons/benefits below:

  • A shady place to wait. If you’re stand is a popular one, patrons might have to wait a few minutes to make their purchase or they might even spend a bit of extra time mingling with you. Whatever the case, you’ll want your stand to be inviting and comfortable.

  • Promote your business. These days, farmers markets are more than just local farmers selling their extra produce. Some of them may be part of a local co-op or some may even own a local storefront. That means there’s likely a name, logo and a website behind the group to promote. To help you stand out in the crowd, consider a custom canopy with digital printing of your brand.

  • Shelter from the elements. Weather is unpredictable and you never know what you are going to have to endure throughout the summer months. Thunderstorms, extreme heat, you name it, a canopy can cover your back when you need it most. Not to mention it will protect you and your product from the unpredictable weather!

Farmers markets are becoming a popular option in cities and suburbs. If you’re looking to make a name for yourself, consider all of the benefits a canopy from  KD Kanopy  can provide.

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Digital Printing and KD Kanopy

Make your brand stand out with bright colors and high quality imagery! It’s hard to miss a KD Kanopy tent due its size and quality digital printing. Don’t you want to be the focal point of your next big event?

Using digital printing, every square inch of your canopy can be covered. Your logo can be as large as your tent, whether it’s a StarTwin or a PartyShade, and the colors at your disposal are limitless. Looking for a “blood orange” to perfectly match your logo or “lime green” to compliment your brand colors? Whatever color you’re looking for, digital printing can reproduce. With digital printing, your custom canopy can truly be customized to your specifications.

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We use the EFI VUTEk GS5000r Digital Printer to get that perfect digital imagery every time. It takes skill, precision and an amazing piece of machinery! The EFI VUTek GS5000r’s  quality and accuracy ensures we get that flawless finish every time. Watch it in action, it’s pretty cool.

Since 1984, KD Kanopy has manufactured high-quality, custom pop up canopies and digital signage for a wide-range of corporate and individual clients. Our products are easily customizable with digital or screen printing. Looking to stand out in the crowd? Go to KD Kanopy for your custom canopy needs.

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KD Kanopy Charity Golf Tournament to Support Kids Mobility Network 2nd Year in a Row

We are holding our annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Kids Mobility Network again this year and we couldn’t be more excited! Last year was such a success and we know we can top it this year. KD Kanopy sat down with Kids Mobility Network for an interview  last year and in the spirit of this years tournament, thought we would share the interview again.  Enjoy and we hope to see all of you out on the green July 13, 2015!

Raising a child with disabilities is a challenge, but often the hardest thing for parents is to come up with the money for expensive medical equipment. This motivated parents Christy and Pete Kopp to launch Kids Mobility Network in 2005, a local organization that recycles durable medical equipment. Today they have helped over 1,000 families and counting, enabling greater safety, mobility and independence for their children with disabilities.

Learn more about the golf tournament we are hosting to benefit Kids With Mobility Network . We sat down to learn more about Kids Mobility Network and how the organization has relied on community support to grow.

Q:  How did the idea for KMN come to be?

Christy and Pete Kopp wanted to donate their daughter’s walker and found that there was no organization recycling children’s durable medical equipment. After some research, Kids Mobility was launched to help children with disabilities get the equipment that they need to live healthy, active lives. Children outgrow their equipment and then it sits idle. We knew that if there was a “network” of families helping each other that we could put these pieces back to work.

Q: What has been one of the most memorable moments in your your business?

Well there have been so many. We have seen children take their first steps in our office, ride a bike for a first time and sit upright without a parent’s support. We are so happy to provide supports to help children to be able to go to school, church and community activities.

Q: What is one of the biggest challenges of your business?

All of our operations are run on community donations. That is why community partners, like KD Kanopy are so important to keep our services running. We are able to serve more children with this support.

Q: Have you seen the support for KMN grow over the years?

Yes but there are always more families who need help. As we serve more families our name is getting out into the community creating more demand. Kids Mobility Network is the only organization providing this service in Colorado.

Q: What is something readers would be surprised to know about you or your business?

I think that most folks think that things like wheelchairs would be covered by insurance. This equipment is very expensive. A child’s manual wheelchair (without power) costs about $7,000. Insurance, (if a family has insurance) pays a fraction of the cost. The family must come up with the rest of the funds. This can be out of reach for many families. That is where Kids Mobility Network comes in.

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Calling All Party People: The Partyshade Canopy

Spring has officially started and mother nature is already  acting up. From blazing hot temperatures to snow to gusty winds, it can get difficult to plan for your outdoor events.

Unless, that is, you’re prepared. We know you like to get outdoors, spend time with friends, family, and maybe even co-workers! But how can you plan for all of these weather elements at your next gathering? No need to worry, we’ve got you covered.

You’ve probably seen or used our StarShade 400 canopy orStarTwin 685 for your events with bigger numbers: weddings, grand openings – maybe even a county pie eating contest. They did a good job of saving that outdoor wedding on a rainy day, right? The good news is, aside from making our unique and larger tents for companies and groups to stand out in a crowd with, we also make smaller tents for everyday use. These are are budget friendly, everyday kind of tents. The one’s for your outdoor gathering or party! It is party season after all. This is where the  PartyShade canopy shines. And the best part? It only takes 30 seconds for two people to set up.

Sure, having a StarShade 400 for every occasion would be great, but maybe you just don’t have the space for it in a small backyard or on the sidelines of the little league game. Maybe you’re a business going to tradeshow with only a small booth space allotted. Either way, the PartyShade uses water resistant, fire retardant and UV Protected treated fabric, so you can use it anywhere and anytime you want.

Go ahead, let out your wild side and get your own PartyShade.

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April Showers Are Coming: Waterproof vs. Water Resistant Tents

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You know the saying,  April showers bring May flowers. So that means  now is the time to plan ahead when it comes to your tent and the weather. Spring is just around the corner and rain likely in the forecast over the coming months. It’s time to think about your canopy’s top. But, what’s the difference between being waterproof and water-resistant?

When you think of water resistance, you might think of a top that can stand up against a torrential downpour.  That’s just not true! At KD Kanopy, our fabrics are coated with a water-resistant finish. Water will bead up on your tent top in a light rain without leaking through, but anything more could become a burden. Imagine rain water beading up on your pop-up tent top and pretty soon you have 20 lbs. of rain water puddling on top of it. That’s not great news for your tent frame.

A waterproof tent completely prevents water from penetrating the tent in any form. That’s the type of protection you would expect from your camping tent – not your event or party canopy. If you’re looking to use your pop-up tent at outdoor events where rain is in the forecast, know that your art or product will stay safe in the rain. But in the event of a torrential spring downpour, it’s best to pack it up for the day.

Feel free to contact us at anytime if you have more questions about our canopies and their functionality. We are happy to help!

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What To Look For In A Quality Canopy

 

Red Bull KD KanopySo you need a quality canopy for your business? But where do you start and what are some things you should be looking for in a tent/ pop up canopy? Let us help you out with your research! Below are some of the top qualities to look for when you are shopping around for a canopy.

Aside from the frame of your pop-up tent, the top is one of the most important components. It protects you from the elements and can even help you stand out in a crowd. But before investing in a canopy of your own, you’ll want to do some research on the quality of its top. KD Kanopy – the industry leader in custom canopies and pop-up tents – has a few tips on the “need to know” for tent tops.

  • Check the quality of the fabric. The fabric of your canopy’s top is one of the most important things to know before purchasing. Is it cheap and made of low-quality materials? Then it might not be the right product for you. At KD Kanopy, all of our tops are made from high tenacity polyester Oxford fabric.

  • Check to see if it’s water resistant? Depending on where and when you plan on using your canopy will determine what kind of resistance the top should have. Is this canopy primarily for outdoor use, like concerts or events? Then you’ll want to know if the canopy top is water resistant. Our tops are made with water resistant material. If a downpour is in the forecast, however, leave your canopy at home. Pooling water on any top can cause damage to the frame and fabric.

  • Can it be cleaned? It’s going to happen. Your pop-up tent’s top is going to get a spot of grease or food (or whatever else) on it at some point in time. This is when you’ll want to make sure it can be cleaned. Luckily, KD Kanopy has directions on how to get your canopy back to pristine on their website.

If your goal is to stand out in a crowd and make a statement at the next big event, then you’ll want a pop-up tent that can assist you with that. To view our entire line of canopies and see why KD Kanopy is the best option for your business, check out our website.

 

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