The Ultimate Guide to Life Size Standees

Life size standees are quite popular these days, and for good reason. These life size cutouts are perfect for adding a unique touch to any event or space, whether it's a birthday party, a corporate event, a movie premiere, or a retail store display. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of choosing, creating, and using life-size standees effectively.


Choosing the Perfect Standee

When it comes to selecting the right standee, the first thing to consider is its purpose. What's the goal? Is it meant to be a fun party prop, a promotional tool for your business, or a decorative element for a special occasion? Understanding the purpose will guide your design choices.

Speaking of design, this is where you can get creative. Make sure your image or artwork is of high resolution to ensure the best print quality. If you plan to use images of famous characters or celebrities, ensure you have the necessary rights or permissions. Moreover, choose the size that you think would fit your design as we have 2 sizes available (80cm x 160cm AND 100cm x 180cm)

At Lightning Prints, we use high quality foam board for your life size standees since foam board is a lightweight and durable material which would make the standee easy to transport and also it would be able to endure the outdoor environment for a long period of time.

Our standees also come with an aluminium stand that acts as the support for the standee. When designing your standee please note that if the space between the legs is cut out the stand would be visible from the front. Hence, if you would like to avoid that, do design your artwork to have a white space in between the legs. 

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Using Your Standee

Location is key. Choose the right spot that maximises visibility and lighting for your standee. However, at the same time make sure it won't obstruct foot traffic or views. Life-size standees are incredibly versatile. Use them at weddings, parties, business expos, conventions, or in-store displays. They can serve as eye-catching decoration, photo props, or promotional tools. To encourage interaction, place the standee where people can easily take photos with it. Consider adding a QR code or a custom hashtag for easy social media sharing and tracking. All these can boost your marketing campaign significantly, attracting more customers. 


Maintenance and Storage

To protect your investment, keep your standee in a clean, dry area to prevent damage. Regular cleaning is essential to maintain its pristine appearance. Use a gentle cloth or duster to remove dust and dirt.



Life-size standees are a fantastic way to add flair and personality to any event or space. With careful consideration of purpose, design, materials, and placement, you can create a memorable and impactful display. Whether you're using them for personal celebrations, business promotions, or special events, life-size standees offer a creative and attention-grabbing way to leave a lasting impression. So, go ahead and make a bold statement with your very own life-size standee masterpiece!