How To Choose The Perfect Pavement Sign
What Are Pavement Signs?
Pavement or sidewalk signs are a cost-effective way of getting your brand noticed and promoting your business at the point of sale or used as directional signs at events.
What Are They Used For?
Freestanding pavement signs have the flexibility to get your marketing messages across with maximum impact in a number of different ways on the high street. You can choose the type depending on whether you need a message that you can change frequently or a permanently branded message. Our UK based print studio will ensure you get the best possible print finish no matter which graphic type you choose. Types of media include:
- Paper and weatherproof poster display
- PVC banner
- Permanent printed message display area
Types Of Board Pavement Signs
A Frame Pavement Signs
Also known as sandwich boards or A board signs, these portable signs have the advantage of being foldable, so are easy to store when not in use. Posters for the A board frames are held in place magnetically or by a snap shut poster frame. Alternatively, they may have a chalkboard surface on which to write your own message using liquid chalk pens. Many of our customers choose to use PVC posters in A-boards for their weatherproof benefits when promoting their business
Swinging Pavement Signs
A modern take on the pavement sign, this design incorporates a printed panel suspended by hooks on the top rail of the sign. This makes swing signs suitable for windy conditions as the panel moves with the wind. They can have either a permanent printed message or pockets to display posters.
Forecourt Pavement Signs
These are bigger signs that are used in garage forecourts or outside shopping centres. The distinguishing feature is a larger, heavier base that can be water filled or made from concrete. They have a variety of different ways of displaying either paper or PVC posters.
Flexi Pavement Signs
These are a great value option where you might experience strong wind conditions. The simple design has a solid moulded base and a flexible printed panel that bends in the wind.
Which Pavement Sign Is Right For Me?
As with most things, you get what you pay for in terms of durability and features. A low-cost pavement sign used in a sheltered location and taken in at night will be fine for promoting your business. For high traffic areas or exposed locations, it is wise to spend a little more and get a more stable and durable product.
Wind and weather - certain designs stand up to windy conditions better than others. In general for strong winds look for a design with a weighted base and/or a panel that moves in the wind.
High traffic areas - make sure you have plenty of space available and you’re not obstructing pedestrians. Choose a size and style that is appropriate for your location.
Look and feel - if you're running a café, pub or restaurant you might opt for a chalkboard design, whereas a mobile phone shop might opt for a more modern flexi panel pavement sign.
Looking After Your Free Standing Pavement Sign
Pavement signs are designed for outdoor use but yours will last longer if you can bring them indoors at night and always use common sense in windy conditions.
If you need help choosing the perfect pavement sign our team of experts are on hand to help. Simply call us on 0844 800 1020 or email by clicking here and we'll help you make the most of your upcoming promotional event.
Need more information? Check out our handy pavement signs buyers guide for more details.
Looking for a particular type of pavement sign? We have dedicated pages for our range of forecourt signs, folding A frame signs and swinging pavement signs.