Pavement Signs & Stands Buying Guide

 

This guide has been created to provide details of the features and benefits of Pavement Sign stands & A Boards and is a valuble handbook when making a decision on how to enhance your point of sales displays and outdoor advertising opportunities.

 

 

Poster Pavement Signs & Boards

 

An attractive poster design has been used for decades/centuries to attract an audience.  One of the most effective ways to display posters outside in a way that is portable and will demand attention is to use an eye catching poster pavement sign.

 

Features

  • Available in a variety of poster sizes A3,A2,A1,A0 & 20x30in 30x40in 60x40in
  • Easy swap poster frame mechanism
  • Snap frames with acrylic sheets or magnetic cover sheets
  • Double sided display stands (usually)
  • Wooden & or aluminium frames are the most popular
  • Good quality build with solid wood and steel back boards available
  • Available in a variety of colours
  • Lite weight & heavy duty A boards and pavement signs available
  • Water fillable bases, sandwich board A Frames and rubber moulded bases

 

Benefits

  • Huge variety of shapes and sizes to fit all budgets
  • Ideal for businesses that change their message often
  • Weather resistant roadside advertising
  • Cost effective advertising

 

Disadvantages

  • Water fillable signs come in limited colour options

 

Sandwich Boards & A Boards

 

The A frame shape of a sandwich board when erected provides it’s stability but has also influenced the other name that the stand is known by ‘A-Board’.  A boards are popular for businesses that need pavement signs to fold flat for storage and transportation.

 

Features

 

  • Double sided display stand
  • Weather resistant
  • Light weight or heavy duty options
  • Available with poster, printed panel, swinger & chalk board options
  • Up to and including A0 poster and sign sizes
  • Lots of popular colours – silver, black, white and more
  • Wood frames as well as the usual aluminium framework

 

Benefits

 

  • Easy transportation and storage
  • Portable and stable
  • Can be a budget saving option in the smaller sizes
  • Easy poster or sign change
  • Small footprint, so ideal for smaller areas and kerbsides

 

Disadvantages

  • The smaller size options can be light weight

 

Printed Panel Pavement Signs

 

If your message is rarely changed a pavement sign that has either a permanent fixed printed panel or a printed panel that can be changed is a great option.

 

Features

 

  • Full colour digital print on a waterproof board
  • Digital print so can be made up of any colours
  • Available in Swinger signs, A Boards & wooden pavement signs
  • Pre-moulded metal or plastic  pavement signs can have print applied direct to surface

Benefits

  • Vibrant long lasting prints
  • Easy portability
  • Easy to clean
  • Weather and water resistant
  • Hardwearing

 

Disadvantages

  • Replacing graphics can be more expensive than the poster option

 

Forecourt & Large Pavement Signs

 

Forecourt pavement signs and large outdoor A0 pavement signs are one of the essentials for large format posters outside.  The catch and hold attention from customers that are on the move.

 

Features

  • Robust build with water fillable bases
  • Secure poster display units
  • Up to 6’ 4” (1.93m)
  • Available in poster sizes A1, A0 60x30in 40x30in
  • Wheels for easy transportation
  • Heavy duty double sided displays
  • Water proof and wind resistant
  • Heavy bases with sand, water & concrete in use

Benefits

  • Perfect for car parks, unsheltered areas & garage forecourts
  • An opportunity to display large promotions in a small foot print
  • Suitable for leaving outside overnight (when secured)
  • Highest stability score available
  • Wheels and trollies available
  • Can withstand the majority of UK windy weather conditions

 

Disadvantages

  • Need to check with local councils on size suitability for the area

 

 

Wooden Pavement Signs & A Boards

 

Rustic looks with the option of using easy swap graphics or permanent printed panels for a more traditional feel.

 

Features

  • Solid wood & wood simulation options
  • Double sided displays
  • Eco friendly designs
  • Snap shut poster holders in Standard A1 & A0 sizes
  • Stand designs to accept posters or semi rigid display board

 

Benefits;

 

  • Rustic and antique style to match venues
  • Waterproof and weather resistant
  • Solid wood heavy duty options
  • Pub & Restaurant friendly

 

Disadvantages

 

May not be suitable for ultra-modern environments

Chalk A Boards & Chalk Pavement Signs

 

A traditional option for business that changes its information very quickly, such as restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars

 

Features

 

  • Chalk surface suitable for Pens & stick chalk
  • Weather resistant
  • Double sided and exchangeable panels available
  • Double painted
  • Steel hinges, Brass chain
  • Easy to fold for daily usage

 

Benefits:

 

  • Suitable for vinyl lettering
  • Printed headers and complete panels available
  • Excellent to advertise your business
  • For pubs, restaurants, hotels, coffee shops and any more
  • Indoor and outdoor use

 

Disadvantages:

 

  • An artistic flair and steady hand may be needed for creating the chalk designs

 

Outdoor Poster Holders & Outdoor Sign Holders

 

Your customers may be outside and require information that can be absorbed and acted on quickly, such as directions, menu choices and health information.  On these occasions an outdoor poster or sign holder stand may be better the option must suitable.

 

Features

 

  • Available in poster & sign sizes A4, A3, A2, and A1
  • Sign holders and frames waterproof
  • Poster cases in a variety of options
  • Standard colours: Black White, Grey, Green and Red
  • RAL colour options also available.
  • Weather and water resistant
  • Lockable
  • Steady bases
  • Toughened aluminium

 

Benefits

 

  • Suitable for indoor & outdoor use
  • Ideal for menus, repair shops, charities, hairdressers, hotels, retail shops and showrooms
  • Easy change posters
  • Secure fixings
  • Custom printed posters available

 

Disadvantages

 

  • Single sided displays

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