Forecourt Sign Buyer's Guide
Forecourt signs quite simply are large pavement posters displays where you are typically looking at posters that are A0 or larger. The sort of signs that you will see in garage forecourts, retail parks where you have the space to display a large message and a smaller sign might get lost in the clutter. The things to consider when you are buying a forecourt sign include the following.
Are you going to leave your sign outside at night or will you need to store it somewhere? These are big signs most of them have heavy bases to keep them stable. If portability is important to look for the designs that have wheels or trollies.
A0, 30” x 40” 40” x 60” are typical forecourt poster sizes that all printers will be familiar with. All these units allow you to put posters on both sides.
Stability is important with these big signs. The more exposed the location the more you have to take this into account. The bigger the poster the heavier the base needs to be. Most of the bases we sell can be filled with water for stability although the defender garage forecourt sign has a simple robust concrete base. Another option for windy locations is a base that spills the wind. This is either a swinging poster section such as the Cyclone or springs like you find on the best selling windjammer.
How exposed is the site? Are your posters for short or semi permanent use? How important is the ease of changing posters? Sentinel has a very simple magnetic system which makes changing posters very simple. The Cyclone has a snap shut frame. Both of these have cover sheets that protects you posters. For long term use we advise using PVC printed posters. These are a little more expensive that paper but much totally weather proof and reusable.
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