A Quick Guide to Sidewalk Signs from eSigns.com!

November 25, 2016 | Posted in Business and Marketing, Promos, Sign and Banner Tips, Style Guides and Design Tips

Bringing in business off the street requires stellar signage. Many customers find businesses online, but plenty of people still make impromptu stops because they saw a sign along a sidewalk or thoroughfare that caught their eye. This is often the case for restaurants, bars and gift shops. If you want to increase your sales by catching shoppers as they pass by, there are plenty of custom frame based signs online at eSigns. Below is a brief rundown of some of the most popular sidewalk signs and what makes them so effective.

A-Frame Sandwich Board Signage
The most basic and commonly used sidewalk sign is an A-Frame, also known as sandwich board signs. These signs are constructed with an A-shaped base that’s connected at top with a panel at the front and another in the back. The panels sit on top of four legs that can be opened at varying widths to change the angle of the sign.

Some sandwich board signs have a handle at the top, which makes them even easier to move around. The frame of the sign can be plastic, metal or wood and come in a variety of color choices. There are also options for the panels when buying a-frame signs. Depending on the panels you can write messaging on a chalkboard, dry-erase board, use interchangeable letters or snap in a poster board sign.

FEATURES:
Outdoor and indoor use
Highly durable
Easily portable
Light weight
Interchangeable messaging
Advertise on one or two sides
Versatile messaging options
Easy to use
Cost effective
Lasts up to 5 years

Spring Base Signs
A spring base sign is built on a flat metal base that’s hefty enough to keep it anchored. At the bottom there are 1-4 heavy-duty springs connecting the base to the sign panel. This allows the sign to sway in the wind or get bumped without getting knocked over. Because of the springing movement of the design, spring base signs are perfect for getting the attention of any target audience along busy sidewalks.

Spring base signs also allow you to quickly and easily switch out the messaging with interchangeable letters and snap-in or slide-in signs that can be on one or both sides.

FEATURES:
Outdoor use
Highly durable
Difficult to knock over
Easily portable
Wind resistant
Well anchored
Interchangeable messaging
Advertise on one or two sides

Swinging Hinged Signs
At eSigns we offer swinging hinged signs from Swinger®. They have a design that’s slightly different from other sandwich board signs and include posts on either side shaped like the Eiffel Tower. The posts are connected at the bottom by rods , and at the top of each post is a rotating hinge that connects to a suspended sign panel. The hinges allow the sign panel to swing in the wind causing a swaying effect for the design of the sign in order to attract attention.

The messaging can be customized with interchangeable letters that slide in and out. This option is heavier than other types of sidewalk signs, however, some products have built-in wheels and a handle so they’re easy to roll into place. The rustproof techno-polymers and steel internal components also increase the durability and stability of swinging hinged signs from Swinger.

FEATURES:
Outdoor use
Dynamic movement
Wind resistant up to 30 mph
Highly durable
Easily portable
Interchangeable messaging
Advertise on one or two sides

Hanging A-Frame Signage
Hanging A-Frame signs have a design that’s very similar to a typical swing set. These hanging signs have an A-shaped framework with two grommets at the top that attach to a sign panel. The panel hangs below the sign frame and is able to swing back and forth in the wind.

These signs are extremely lightweight yet durable thanks to their steel tubing frame. The movement of the single or double-sided panel moving in the wind helps to catch the attention of people passing by so your sign stands out.

FEATURES:
Outdoor use
Dynamic movement
Wind resistant
Highly durable
Extremely light weight
Easily portable
Interchangeable messaging
Advertise on one or two sides

Wind Spinning A-Frame Signage
Flexible wind spinning A-frame signs also known as wind spinners are perfect for outdoor sidewalk use. These signs use the breeze to propel and spin around in order to ensure their movement helps engage spectators and attract attention. Wind spinners have a flat base with a rotating rod that connects to the sign frame. When it starts to get windy the sign catches the wind’s air flow and spins.

These wind propelled spinning signs turn what would otherwise be a static static sign into a moving display that draws attention. Since both sides of the sign will be seen, wind spinning A-frames are made for loading double-sided panels. The frame of the sign allows for custom panels to be slid in and out of the frame in a matter of seconds. They are also made with metal rustproof coating for optimal durability in all weather conditions.

FEATURES:
Wind-resistant
Weather-resistant
Eye catching movement
Outdoor use
Highly durable
Easily portable
Interchangeable messaging
Lifespan up to five years
Advertise on one or two sides

Looking for affordable custom signs online? At eSigns.com you’ll find dozens of sidewalk signs for every type of business and environment!

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