Different Types of Sidewalk Signs

by Alicia Peregory on March 10, 2015

One of the first signs that spring has sprung are the popping up of sidewalk signs in your favorite part of town. As the weather gets warmer, people are perusing the sidewalk sales and stretching their legs after a long winter.

Warmer weather means shop owners are throwing open their doors, inviting consumers into their shops, enticing potential customers with promising discounts. Of course, the best way to announce these sales is with sidewalk signs.

Liberty Bell Sidewalk SignWhen most people think of sidewalk signs, they’re thinking of the typical A-frame, chalkboard sign, sometimes complete with a heavily costumed mascot either dancing alongside the sign, or in some cases, wearing the sign as part of the costume.

The A-frame sign is the traditional version, but there are other kinds of sidewalk signs available, such as menu boards, sandwich boards, temporary signs, and pavement signs.

Our Signarama franchisees are making a lot of heavy-duty, sign-grade, white PVC signs. This type of sign allows the owner to insert different announcements into the sign frame — on the front side and back — to catch people as they are coming and going. The owner can easily change the message as often as needed.

Another option is a chalkboard insert, where the owner can create different messages whenever the urge strikes. We’ve seen a lot of creative and eye-catching chalk designs, and always like to see people’s creativity in action. Restaurants, coffee shops, and retail shops find these kinds of sidewalk signs quite useful when advertising the daily specials or the latest sales. You can even get these with plexiglass protective coverings to protect your art from the elements.

Another option besides the traditional chalkboard is PVC, which will hold up against the elements. It is then covered with a dry erase laminate so you can write new messages. Some owners opt for a wood frame, which can give a polished look to a shop’s decor. Or you can get a distressed wood frame if it fits your theme.

If you’d like more information on our sidewalk signs or any other business signs, please visit the Signarama website. You can also use our online store locator to find the Signarama nearest you.

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