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Tips, techniques and sign making

Pavement signs

A-boards are good value for sales promotion!

Keep advertising topical and draw in the customers.
Pavement signs and A-boards can be split into permanent message types and those which can be updated simply by inserting a new poster.  We supply both types but today the emphasis is mainly on changeable poster frame types.

Snap frame A-boards make excellent pavement signs

Aluminium snap frames provide an excellent means of displaying seasonal promotions and advertising specific events and offers.  With the advent of low cost digital printing of posters it makes perfect sense to keep changing your offers rather than sticking to a bland WE ARE OPEN format.  It is so easy to update the poster frame contents that pubs and restaurants can even swap from a lunchtime menu to an evening happy hour promotion to keep the message constantly fresh.  Click here if you wish to buy a snap frame A-board online.

Sandwich boards fold away with ease

In certain situations an A-frame board can stay out day in day out.  But more often they need to be brought in at night and that's where the portability of a sandwich board design comes into its own.  They a simply folded up and carried in - and the next morning put out again, the locking stay holding the legs securely apart.

Chalkboards for hand-written signs

Pubs use chalkboard A-boards extensively - often professionally sign written for that character look.  We do not currently offer the permanent blackboard type but we can supply chalk-card inserts which convert a snap frame into a short term chalkboard.  They are generally used with Posterman pens which we supply in sets or as single colours.  Please read our cautions about using chalkcards in direct sun or behind a poster protector sheet - neither of which is recommended.

Keep your advertising topical with snap frame easy-change A-boards


A-boards can be used indoors or outside

Chalk card inserts can be written on with waterproof Posterman pens

Portable yet stable - pavement signs with water-filled bases.

Pavement and forecourt signs may need to be moved and updated with ease.  Yet as they are often for outdoor use they need to be stable in windy conditions and not blow away every time a truck drives past.  The folding type A-board tends to be relatively light (although ours have a steel back panel to increase stability) so the sign can be brought in at night, by male or female staff.  The lighter weight facilitates portability but it also makes these pavement signs more vulnerable to strong winds.
The answer may be a pavement sign with water-filled base and equipped with strong springs (located between the frame and the base) to deflect more extreme gusts of wind and wheels for mobility.  Waterbase signs are sometimes known as windmaster models.  Our version is called the Windcheater and it is very well priced and a wind-stable design.  The Windcheater can be moved easily, even when the base has been filled with water. Simply tilt the unit and the integral wheels allow the heavy water-filled sign to be wheeled indoors or to a more sheltered or secure spot.
Click here if you wish to buy a windmaster type pavement sign online now.

Waterproof snap frame

Windcheaters have double sided poster frames to display your current sales message.  The snap frames on this model are our waterproof type - fitted with a foam rubber gasket to keep paper posters dry.  Similar frames are available separately: view waterproof snap frames.  The other feature of these frames is that they will accept a thicker poster insert than regular snap frames e.g. 1mm foamboard with vinyl graphics rather than a digital print.
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Windcheater pavement sign with water-filled base displaying a seasonal offer
Water-filled base design makes this Windcheater stable in the wind


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